General Resort Blogs

Picture of the inside of one of the luxury cabins

Birthday Getaway Trips   If you are searching for the best birthday getaway or birthday vacation trip, Heartland Lodge has you covered! Several of our guest make spending their birthday at the lodge a tradition! Whether it’s an extra special year like your 30th, 40th or 50th birthday or any in between! If you are

Gourmet dining for corporate retreats

Heartland Lodge offers luxury lodging with secluded, private cabins and lodges large enough for your entire corporate group. A spacious conference room, gourmet meal plans and a wide variety of fun team building activities! Many of our conference retreats enjoy a mixture of work and play! Team building activities include the following: UTV Rentals/ 1,200

April 6th, 2022- Family Reunion Destination Update “Now is the time to plan your next family reunion at Heartland Lodge!! We offer the perfect family getaway with several activities and amenities for families of all sizes! Get those vacation days in now and book Sunday-Thursday for special lodging rates! Please give us a call today

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates can be mailed direct or E-mailed! Print-out and give, skip the stores! Give us a call today to order 217-734-2526. Need a good Mother’s Day Gift idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Mother’s Day Gift! This unique gift will be one that she will

Last week a blue sky & warm day graced the lodge with temps reaching 70 degrees. I tried to pretend the weather man was wrong and that we wouldn’t see freezing temps the following day, but much to my dismay I had to grab my winter coat as I went out the door the next

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

It’s March in Illinois, and you know what that means….unexpected snow? Days getting longer? The Chicago Blackhawks breaking the record for the best opening season in NHL history? All that is true.  But…that’s not all.  Springtime in Springfield means the

Lodge Fireplace Vacation

Looking for the best workcation in the Midwest!? You’ve found the perfect working/vacation destination location! Harpole’s Heartland Lodge has all the ingredients for the perfect workcation! Our luxurious lodges and private cabins sit amongst some of the most beautiful, pristine wilderness in the entire country! Pair the natural beauty with all the activities and amenities,

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

Grafton lighthouse

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