General Resort Blogs

“…by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.” We all know and love the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing The Christmas Story at least once.

Last week a blue sky & warm day graced the lodge with temps reaching 60 degrees. I tried to pretend the weatherman 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 morning.

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…Jack Frost nipping at your nose…”. When you hear these words, what comes to mind? For most of us, it’s one of the most recognized and beloved songs of the season – “The Christmas Song” – or commonly subtitled “Chestnu

Easter Egg Hunt Atv Riding Event

Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt with your ATV or UTV this Easter weekend! We invite you to bring your friends and family and enjoy the day or weekend at the lodge! Enjoy ATV Riding, Horseback Riding Trails, New 2023 Polaris UTV Rentals, Shed Hunting, 15-Station Sporting Clays Course, Hiking, Bonfires, Fishing and much more! On

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

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

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

Heartland Lodge offers the perfect Yoga enthusiast 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 or a “silent” getaway escape. Heartland Lodge offers luxury lodging options for yoga groups of all sizes! Experience the local culture