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  • Win an Overnight Stay in our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinal ticket!
    4/19/2014
    Win an Overnight Stay in Our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinals Ticket!
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    Win 2 tickets, behind home plate, to a Cardinals baseball game in St. Louis and an overnight stay at Heartland Lodge in a luxury suite!! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our quarterly e-mail Newsletter, become a fan of ("Like") our ...
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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 ...
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
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Testimonials

  • There is nothing bad I could say about our stay, it was totally awesome! We loved the way the meals were set up, and saying grace made it feel like family. We were able to get to know some great people and the staff was also the best! I truly wish I lived nearby so I could be a part of the Heartland family of employees... or just family period!  We loved it!
    - Greg Koch and Stephanie Null, Barnhart MO
  • The overall experience at Heartland Lodge had us wishing we had booked a week instead of an overnight stay.  Everything from the prayers before the meals to the room's luxurious accomodations creates an ambiance and feeling of indulgent pampering.  A beautiful experience that we will definitely repeat in the future.  Thank you, Harpole family for an unforgettable getaway!
    - Richard and Angela Hays, Shelbina, MO
  • We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in.  We enjoyed our wedding in front of the fireplace in the Orginial Lodge.  We are planning on returning next year to stay at your new property to celebrate our anniversary.
    - Dennis and Janette Steinhilber, Braidwood, 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.