General Resort Blogs


I say this every year…where has the time gone? The temperatures are telling us that summer is here…even though summer doesn’t officially begin until 6:34 p.m. EDT on June 20th. We just announced the schedule of July 4th celebrations this week and now it’s time to move on to the local county and state fair

Wild Berries at Heartland Lodge

Well it’s that time of the year for picking wild blackberries! At Heartland Lodge we have many places to pick and harvest these flavorful blackberries as it is the right time of the year for them to be ripe. Many of our guests take advantage of the hundre


Can you believe that we’re talking about the July Fourth holiday already? Where has the year gone? The whole “time flies” theory the older we get seems more like reality every day…and I’m not sure I like it! So even though July 4th is an indication that the year is half over, let’s slow down

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Spring Break Getaway

March 3rd, 2016

Looking for a great spring break getaway for the entire family!? Look no further than Heartland lodge. With family friendly activities such as ATV riding and rentals, mountain bike rentals, hiking trails, shed hunting, bird watching, volleyball, sporting clays and horse rides are all provided at the lodge. Fishing, golfing, and antique shopping are conveniently


If you are an ATV enthusiast, then you are familiar with the name Can-Am. To be honest, until the first part of October, I knew the name but had no idea of the impact they have on the personal recreation industry…and had no idea that the company had invaded Heartland Lodge. Now invaded might truly


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


Two of our three Girls’ Getaway Weekends have taken place for 2015…and I’ve had the honor of photographing the girls each weekend. For many of the groups that I photographed this past weekend, this was their second (if not third) weekend with us since thi


I am so excited! The Chinese Lantern Festival has returned to the Missouri Botanical Garden –
or MOBOT as the Garden is sometimes referred to by the locals. The name of this
year’s exhibit, Lantern
Festival: Magic Reimagined, says it all and runs f


I have a confession to make! I have never been a huge history fan and as much as I hate to admit it, American history was not my favorite subject in school. I know! How can you live in the Midwest and NOT enjoy American history? We are surrounded by it! O


One of the perks of being the blogger and photographer for Heartland Lodge is that I sometimes get to see things before the general public does. Now don’t be upset with me…if I didn’t have this benefit then sometimes you might not have the photos on the w