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  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Posted by admin
    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
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  • Fall is Officially Here!!
    9/25/2014
    Fall is Officially Here!!
    Posted by admin
    …and so is the fall festival season! Officially, the autumnal equinox kicked off in the Northern Hemisphere at 10:29 p.m. on September 22. However, the fall festival season surrounding Heartland Lodge officially began on Labor Day weekend with the Pittsfi
  • Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    7/3/2014
    Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe that it’s July 1st, we are getting ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday and that QVC (one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world) is running a “Christmas in July” show as I’m writing this? Where has the year gone? Time certain
  • Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    6/17/2014
    Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it? We are already making plans for the July 4th holiday weekend…but we just haven’t figured out where the year has gone! Do you have your plans made? If not, I’ve got some great ideas for you!   As I indicated in my blog from last ...
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Testimonials

  • The only thing better than the meals--which were fabulous--was the hospitality!  We enjoyed the Christian atmosphere as well!
    - Sam Cathrop-Quincy, IL
  • It was an amazing night away!  Our room was amazing and the bed was super comfortable. Ms. Wanda made us feel right at home and welcome from the moment we arrived till the hug when we left.  We wish we could have stayed longer!  The food was absolutely delicious.  We're also glad we hiked, so we could enjoy it all!
    - Jeremy & Jennifer Humiston-Hannibal, MO
  • As usual our experience at Heartland Lodge is over and above!  We love everthing about it.  It is such a beautiful place to relax or play!  You can gaurantee that we will be back next year-it is an anual vacation for us.  Thank you for being so accommodating, and to your staff they are all so courteous and friendly.  Again, thank you for another great year of memories!
    - Greg & Judy Stuecker
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St Charles, MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

St. Charles, MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

1)  The Lewis and Clark Museum - http://www.lewisandclarkcenter.org/

The Lewis and Clark Museum is located on the upper level of the Boat House and can be accessed by stairs or an elevator.  Among the many museum exhibits are dioramas illustrating highlights of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Native American displays, and various Missouri River habitats encountered during the journey. The museum tour is self-guided. Visitors receive an informational brochure that includes activities for all ages. The museum’s artwork, “Missouri River Walk”, is the largest indoor mural in the state. Visitors get a feel for old St. Charles with four half-scale buildings showing architectural styles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 

 

2) Daniel Boone Home - http://www.lindenwood.edu/boone/

Daniel Boone and his family built a homestead in nearby Defiance, MO. His Boone's Lick Road later became the eastern starting point of the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. Daniel Boone was a true frontiersman. He was known for his fairness and honesty in fur trading and became very good at trading with Indians. Boone and his wife, Rebecca, had 11 children, 70 grandchildren and more than 250 great-grandchildren. People from Daniel's home town used to say "when you shook a bush, out popped a Boone."

To see how the Boone family lived, visit the house which Boone and his son Nathan built in 1799.

 

3) Main Street - National Register Historic District - http://www.preservationjournal.org/

Main Street has long been the hub of commercial activity for St. Charles. The 13-block stretch of downtown St. Charles runs from Boone’s Lick Road to Clark, and boasts a bevy of shops, restaurants and businesses. This area is a great place to relax and spend an afternoon.

Come stroll the sidewalks that line real brick streets, have a glass of wine and shop a wide variety of stores for crafts and antiques.

 

4) First State Capitol - www.mostateparks.com/firstcapitol/geninfo.htm.

St. Charles was Missouri's first state capitol between 1821 and 1826, while a permanent capitol city was in the planning and development stages in Jefferson City. The Federal-style brick complex was restored between 1961 and 1971, and features 11 rooms that take you back to the time when Missouri joined the Union.

   

5) Shopping - www.historicstcharles.com/attractions/shopping.aspx?ID=9

The ten-block, 200-year-old Historic Main Street is Missouri's first and largest historic district. It lies closest to the Missouri River and Saint Charles' frontier history. A trolley travels the streets of more than 125 one-of-a-kind shops. Dress up your home with framed art, antiques, old and reproduction signs, Victorian accessories, lamps, collectible figures and plates, stained glass, quilts, pottery, floral arrangements and decorating accents from every period. Or dress up yourself with textile/craft specialty shops, classic silks, and custom and costume jewelry.

           

6) Wineries - www.historicstcharles.com/attractions/wineries.aspx?ID=6

St. Charles and its surrounding areas have some of the finest wineries in the Midwest. Tours, samples, and consumer sales are available at these old world style wineries.

 

7) Trailhead Brewing Company - www.trailheadbrewing.com/

921 South Riverside Drive 636-946-2739

Historic Grist Mill building with varied menu of American fare, featuring smoked dishes and Handcrafted beers brewed on premise. Outdoor patio dining available.

 

8) Ameristar Casino - www.ameristar.com/st_charles.aspx

Ameristar Casino St. Charles, located north of the I-70 bridge near Historic Main Street offers seven dining and entertainment venues and a 130,000 square foot casino with the largest selection of gaming options in the region, including 3,300 slots, 90 table games and a 19-table live poker room. Covered parking and valet available. More Casino, More Fun!!

             

9) St. Charles Ghost Tours - www.stcharlesghosts.com/

St. Charles seems to have more than its share of mysterious manifestations. Prepare to visit places reporting ghostly activity. These tours capture it all. Tours by reservation only.

 

10) Golden Eagle Ferry - www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1HYV_Golden_Eagle_Ferry_Landing_St_Charles_Missouri

Enjoy this scenic ferry that takes you to/from Calhoun County, IL and St. Charles, MO. If you are leaving or coming back to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, you may want to consider taking this route. (Advised during day light hours only as there is a lot of wildlife along these very scenic route.)

 

Please contact each location directly to check on hours they are open and directions.