General Resort Blogs

Bald Eagles are a common site along the river banks!

Each year at this time, people who live or travel along the Mississippi or Illinois rivers, turn their eyes to the sky for signs that the eagles have landed! Eagle watching is a huge activity during the winter months and is perfect for anyone who has an appreciation for this majestic bird! Families, nature lovers,

Romantic common area in Sunset Valley Lodge

Looking for a fun & relaxing LABOR DAY WEEKEND Escape!? We invite you to check out everything the lodge has to offer! Enjoy a round of sporting clays on our 15-station course (rental shotguns available), cruise our ATV park on one of our Polaris UTV Rentals (or bring your own ATV, UTV or dirtbike), enjoy

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Some of you may recognize me from reading some of my previous blogs, or from some of the events throughout the year at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge (I am there on most Girls’ Getaway Weekends snapping photos of all the fun.) Unfortunately, I had gotten away from blogging so I was VERY excited when Gary asked

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. PURCHASE GIFT CARDS ONLINE HERE >> Need a great Mother’s Day Gift idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Mother’s Day Gift! This unique gift

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

Historical Family Photo

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

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

ATV Trails and Park in Illinois

In celebration of Father’s Day, we will be hosting a special Father’s Day ATV/ UTV riding event! Enjoy ATV Riding, Horseback Riding Trails, Polaris UTV Rentals, 15-Station Sporting Clays Course, Hiking, Bonfire and smore’s, Fishing and much more! On Saturday and Sunday June 17th & 18th we will be celebrating Father’s Day with the following

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Heartland Lodge this year! Enjoy ATV Riding, Polaris UTV Rentals, Shed Hunting, 15-Station Sporting Clays Course, Hiking, Bonfires, Fishing and much more! On March 18th & 19th (Sat/Sun)  we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the lodge with the following activities and promotions: $5 OFF ATV Day Pass-

Bird Watching In Pike County, Illinois

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