General Resort Blogs

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, Pistol Range, Bonfire and smore’s, Fishing and much more! On Saturday and Sunday June 15th & 16th we will be celebrating Father’s Day with

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

  Enjoy a fun-filled Super Bowl Weekend at Heartland Lodge! Enjoy ATV Riding, Polaris UTV Rentals, Shed Hunting, 15-Station Sporting Clays Course, Hiking, Bonfires, Fishing and much more on Saturday and Sunday before the big game begins! All of the lodges will have the game on our large, flat screen TV’s in the common areas

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

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

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

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