General Resort Blogs

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

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),

Heartland Lodge offers the perfect Yoga Class Destination! Surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness teaming with songbirds and other wildlife, Heartland Lodge offers a picturesque setting for your next yoga class retreat. Heartland Lodge offers luxury lodging options for yoga groups of all sizes! Experience the local culture and enjoy an array of

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

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

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! The weather forecast for St. Patrick’s Day weekend is 60°-70°, perfect for a spring getaway at the lodge! On Saturday, March 19th we will be celebrating St.

Christmas Lights Exterior Lodge

It’s hard to believe that it’s the first full week of January and the cold temperatures and snow are making their way across the Midwest! So, what are your plans for the rest of winter? Did you get any really cool ‘outdoorsy’ gifts for Christmas…nice warm boots, a thick coat, or a fuzzy hat and

Beautiful cabin in illinois with a hot tub

Now Available!  Call 217-734-2526  CLICK TO CALL  BOOK NOW Romantic Luxury Cabins in the Woods with Hot Tub I was searching for private cabins with hot tubs in Illinois and Missouri to rent and realized they were harder to find than I might have thought. I searched for “romantic cabins with hot tubs” and “private

eagle along the mississippi river in illinois

Eagle watching – just the mere mention of this pastime brings visions of this “white headed” bird with wings spread – soaring high above the open water, then swooping down to catch its prey. But did you know that, according to the Missouri Department of