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  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    2/13/2015
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    Two years agao, we hosted our first ever Girls’ Getaway Weekend – complete with a wine tasting, gourmet meals, outdoor recreation, and indoor relaxation! The event was a smash hit with ladies from all over the Midwest joining in the fun! Whether you are l
  • 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
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    12/10/2014
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
    Posted by admin
    Need a good idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect gift for that special someone! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We have many different options available. You can purchas
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  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    6/8/2015
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    Posted by admin
    I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local fair schedule fo
  • Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    6/5/2015
    Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    Posted by admin
    ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV
  • Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    6/4/2015
    Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    Posted by admin
    It’s already the first part of June…we’ve celebrated Memorial Day and two graduations (with more to go)! So let the summer begin! And what says summer more than all the county fairs surrounding Heartland Lodge? Even though summer truly doesn’t begi
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Testimonials

  • We absolutely loved the lodge, our suite, the property, and the views!  The staff was so sweet and pleasant.  We loved the horses and local fishing.  Overall it was a terrific experience.  We look forward to coming again, perhaps even having a family event there.  Well worth my 5 hour commute from Chicago! Thank you!
    - Jennifer Schroeder, Chicago, IL
  • Everything was wonderful.  The property was beautiful and well maintained--so peaceful!  The lodge itself was so comfortable and cozy.  The food was phenomenal!  Each meal was more delicious than the last and there was always plenty.  I enjoyed the family style dining.  The biscuits and gravy were delicious and I consider myself a biscuit and gravy snob because my grandma used to make them for me all the time. The staff was so friendly and accommodating at everything!
    - Sean and Corey Johnson
  • The Heartland Lodge experience was exactly what we needed for a couple days of getting away and relaxing! The staff was friendly, informative, and accommodating from planning our trip on the phone to the guides during our activities.  We loved seeing the deer on the grounds during the bonfire! We met some other great guests from Chicago as well! We will be visiting again!
    - Kerry and Carol Loughary. Rushville, IL
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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.