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Voted Best Waterfront Resort Community for Two Years Running!


The votes are in, and Heritage Harbor is thrilled to have been voted Best Waterfront Resort Community for 2019 for the second consecutive year! Heritage Harbor will be featured along with other top Illinois attractions in the “Official Best of Illinois 2019.” The Show can be viewed on Saturday August 24th at 1 pm on WBBM CBS. The program will also be available on the popular travel website. If you missed the show then view our segment on YouTube at

“We are ecstatic to have been recognized and selected for this prestigious distinction,” says Pierre Alexander, Director of Marketing. “Our residents, boaters and guests are the heart and soul of the Harbor Life, and we are thrilled to facilitate and witness the memories being made here.”

Exciting things are happening at the harbor this summer. We started the summer off with the launch of our premier Pinnacle Pointe Waterfront neighborhood on the prominent East Peninsula. This prestigious neighborhood boasts waterfront home sites with stunning views of either our vibrant marina or the spectacular Illinois River all situated around amenities such as a neighborhood pool, clubhouse, golf cart charging stations, park and more.

Another exciting addition to our extensive list of amenities is our River Run Dog Park, allowing residents and visitors alike a chance to let their furry babies run wild and free.  It is the first of its kind in Ottawa and has already been enjoyed by many.

Situated in the heart of Starved Rock Country, visitors are drawn to the natural beauty of this “Gem of the Midwest.” Water sport and boating enthusiasts take advantage of the 150-slip marina situated off the Illinois Waterway.  There are numerous land activities to keep you happy, healthy and fit including on-site swimming pools, Harbor and River Walks, access to I & M Canal trail, and leisure sports.  Wanting to relax and enjoy the scenery? Spend some time relaxing at our white sand beach, indulge in a delicious meal at our waterfront restaurant—the Red Dog Grill, or sip a cocktail at our seasonal Tiki Bar. Our events calendar is charged with fun events for your entertainment throughout the year.

Our Harbor Inn hospitality brand has been attractive to many homeowners seeking to offset the cost of their second or vacation home and allows guests to experience all that the Harbor Life offers.  Plan your vacation with us and experience the “Best Waterfront Resort Community” right here in Starved Rock Country—You’ll soon find we are Close to Home, Close to Family,  but Far from Ordinary!