General Resort Blogs

If you are looking to take a day trip while staying at Heartland Lodge there are plenty of options! The lodge is located in the center of all kinds of great road trips in Illinois and Missouri! Take in the rich American history of  Mark Twain, Abe Lincoln and Lewis & Clark or explore the

Last week my mom and I celebrated her birthday by going to Heartland Lodge. She had never been there and what better way to treat her than to take her someplace and let her be pampered…incredible meals, luxurious beds and some peace and quiet in the beau

Can you believe it’s already the first of October? If you’re like me,
each year at this time, you ask yourself “where has the year gone?” I don’t
know about you, but I am always adding things to my already busy calendar…and
this time of year is cer

When it comes to planning trips and vacations for Dan and I, I am usually pretty good about scheduling our travel and activities in order to enjoy all that we want to do…no matter where we go. And yes, sometimes our plans have to change based on where we

Are you looking for a great little weekend getaway where you can explore the countryside while adding in a little bit of history? Well, look no further than Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, nestled in the countryside of Pike County, Illinois. Have I peaked yo

Weekend Getaway in Illinois

I graduated from school many years ago.  The truth is my days of long, fun summer vacations are over.  Like many though, I still look forward to the summertime during the long, dark, cold days of winter…  Summer is freedom.  Summer is kids playing outside

I used to hunt but now in my senior years, my greatest pleasure comes from birding activities. Birding comes with challenges similar to hunting in that one must know something about the life history of the birds in order to know when they will be present

Perfect Destination for a girlfriend getaway

It’s no secret – our lives are busier than ever. For those in the professional world, long hours, e-mails, text messages, and conference calls keep us ever struggling to keep up with a constant barrage of correspondence and obligation. For those raising a

It’s hard to believe that it’s the first full week of January and we will experience temperatures in the upper 60’s and measurable snow…all in the same week. But we have to remind ourselves that we are still technically in the winter season…which lasts for a little over two more months. So what are your

At 5:45 p.m. CDT on March 20, 2015, spring (or the vernal equinox)
officially arrived! And even though the grass isn’t as green as I would like,
and the temperatures aren’t as warm yet, there’s just something about knowing
that we are now officiall