This is the place... to get away from it all.

The Vision and History of Heritage Harbor Ottawa

tomTom Heimsoth was the driving force behind the development of Heritage Harbor. After a successful career as a software entrepreneur, he was seeking a new challenge. Tom had often enjoyed visiting many of the premier resort destinations found in the Midwest. Raising his family and living in the area his whole life, Tom recognized that Chicago area residents had a very limited selection of options for “getting away”. Southwest Michigan, Wisconsin, and Galena were all becoming increasingly more inaccessible and congested. At the crossing of two rivers and less than 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Tom saw a historic Illinois town located in an area with unparalleled natural beauty of Starved Rock Country and a community where life was a lot like it used to be. He envisioned a place where families and friends could come together to make lasting memories. And he saw the magnificent waterfront parcel that would soon become the finest resort community in the Midwest.

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Quality Of Life

Heritage Harbor is being developed in the traditions of America’s finest resort communities. Here, quality of life is not measured just in amenities, but in the careful balance of private and public spaces, the integration of nature, and the focus on family and community. Heritage Harbor gives you more to do, and more time to spend with your family.

People embrace the richness of our area, outdoor recreational opportunities, access to natural resources, a sense of community they find lacking in bigger suburban or urban areas, and a nostalgic reverence for a less complicated way of life they remember from earlier in their lives. They are looking to engage, explore and expand their horizons. They are seeking a connection to something that seems familiar while yearning to explore new activities. Experiences that fit your passions are waiting for you.

Things To Do

Our guests can explore the very best that Starved Rock Country has to offer. Everything from boating, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and even white-water rafting to off-road ATV riding, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding…even sky diving is available! Our resident’s also enjoy taking part in some more relaxing activities like bird-watching, yoga, theater, concerts, volunteerism, swimming, and nature photography…these activities are all available in our area… it is a perfect balance between recreation and relaxation.

There is so much to do and it is all right here. You can go out on a new adventure every day…And after a full day you will return back to “base camp” to relax, rejuvenate, and relive your day’s adventures.

Heritage Harbor Ottawa can be home port for your next great adventure!

Discover Starved Rock Country

Our Restaurant

Red Dog Grill is serving up tasty food with fantastic waterfront views  – year-round! Specializing in American and Seafood cuisine, Red Dog Grill offers everything from mouthwatering burgers to tasty fish tacos. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite with family and friends while taking in the beautiful Marina Views.   They’re now offering $5 bottomless soup and salad every day…so come hungry! Arrive by boat or by car!  Catering and delivery options are available.

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Living Here

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is the Midwest’s premier marina resort community.  We are dedicated to building incredible homes for our owners, unforgettable adventures for our visitors, and memorable stays for our guests.  We are a place to create memories of family and fun that will last generations. 

Our community is engaged and alive with year-round events and activities, focused around wellbeing, unwinding, adventure, and family-togetherness. 

Every facet of the resort is located within walking distance while the world waits along the edges.  Heritage Harbor is a place you can enjoy for a meal, a weekend, or a lifetime.

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Book Your Discovery Tour Today!

Whether you’re a passionate boater, someone looking for a vacation home, or just wanting to get away for a weekend (or longer), we want Heritage Harbor to the place you call your home away from home.

We’d love to help you discover how Heritage Harbor can be the place to spend the best years of your life!  Book a Discovery Tour today!  Appointments are strongly encouraged, as we want to make sure we set aside time just for you.

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Celebrating the people who live here.

This is the place... to get away from it all.

The Vision and History of Heritage Harbor Ottawa

tomTom Heimsoth was the driving force behind the development of Heritage Harbor. After a successful career as a software entrepreneur, he was seeking a new challenge. Tom had often enjoyed visiting many of the premier resort destinations found in the Midwest. Raising his family and living in the area his whole life, Tom recognized that Chicago area residents had a very limited selection of options for “getting away”. Southwest Michigan, Wisconsin, and Galena were all becoming increasingly more inaccessible and congested. At the crossing of two rivers and less than 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Tom saw a historic Illinois town located in an area with unparalleled natural beauty of Starved Rock Country and a community where life was a lot like it used to be. He envisioned a place where families and friends could come together to make lasting memories. And he saw the magnificent waterfront parcel that would soon become the finest resort community in the Midwest.

View Homes

Quality Of Life

Heritage Harbor is being developed in the traditions of America’s finest resort communities. Here, quality of life is not measured just in amenities, but in the careful balance of private and public spaces, the integration of nature, and the focus on family and community. Heritage Harbor gives you more to do, and more time to spend with your family.

People embrace the richness of our area, outdoor recreational opportunities, access to natural resources, a sense of community they find lacking in bigger suburban or urban areas, and a nostalgic reverence for a less complicated way of life they remember from earlier in their lives. They are looking to engage, explore and expand their horizons. They are seeking a connection to something that seems familiar while yearning to explore new activities. Experiences that fit your passions are waiting for you.

Things To Do

Our guests can explore the very best that Starved Rock Country has to offer. Everything from boating, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and even white-water rafting to off-road ATV riding, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding…even sky diving is available! Our resident’s also enjoy taking part in some more relaxing activities like bird-watching, yoga, theater, concerts, volunteerism, swimming, and nature photography…these activities are all available in our area… it is a perfect balance between recreation and relaxation.

There is so much to do and it is all right here. You can go out on a new adventure every day…And after a full day you will return back to “base camp” to relax, rejuvenate, and relive your day’s adventures.

Heritage Harbor Ottawa can be home port for your next great adventure!

Discover Starved Rock Country
Red Dog Grill Exterior

Our Restaurant

The Red Dog Grill features casual dining, outdoor dining and live music every Saturday night. All of this available to diners while overlooking the beautiful marina of Heritage Harbor Ottawa along the Illinois River. Open year round, The Red Dog Grill is accessible by land and water. The progressive menus feature a variety of options to satisfy your hunger and daily specials that will keep you coming back… creating a special experience each time you dine.

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Living Here

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is the Midwest’s premier marina resort community.  We are dedicated to building incredible homes for our owners, unforgettable adventures for our visitors, and memorable stays for our guests.  We are a place to create memories of family and fun that will last generations. 

Our community is engaged and alive with year-round events and activities, focused around wellbeing, unwinding, adventure, and family-togetherness. 

Every facet of the resort is located within walking distance while the world waits along the edges.  Heritage Harbor is a place you can enjoy for a meal, a weekend, or a lifetime.

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Celebrating the people who live here.

Book Your Discovery Tour Today!

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