General Resort Blogs

Looking for a Winter Getaway?

January 3rd, 2017

With all the focus on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and all the holiday happenings in-between, did you realize that Old Man Winter snuck up on us? According to Wikipedia, the technical term for Old Man Winter is the Winter Solstice and is defined as “the astr

The eagle has landed…again! But this year, we must change ‘eagle’ to ‘eagles’ as there seems to be a larger number of eagles around the area than in the previous two years since I’ve been blogging about a hobby of many this time of year – Eagle Watching!

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

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

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

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

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