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Like many young women, I planned my wedding on a budget.  It can seem intimidating with so many potential expenses – flowers, food, invitations, cake, gown, DJ – the list can go on and on.  With so many costs to consider, many couples on a budget chose to

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,

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

Looking for a wedding venue in central Illinois close to Quincy or Springfield? Heartland Lodge has you covered! We offer a one-of-a-kind outdoor or indoor wedding venue that is known to be one of the nicest wedding venues throughout central Illinois. With plenty of five-star lodging available, private luxury cabins and lodges you can have

UTV Wedding Destination Locations

Have you ever dreamed about having the ultimate ATV/UTV or Motocross Wedding!? Several guest from across the nation have made this dream come true at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge ATV Park, and you can too! Heartland’s 1,200 acre ATV Park with 60 + miles of ATV/ UTV/ Motocross trails paired with 5-Star lodging options, gourmet meal

Exterior Lodge View at Dusk

CLICK TO CALL BOOK NOW Best Resort & Cabin Rentals in Central Illinois Looking for the best cabin and resort rentals in all of Illinois? You found it! Heartland Lodge is located in Central Illinois along the Mississippi River valley. A short drive from Saint Louis, Missouri and Chicago! We have several different rental cabin

“…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.

Can you believe it’s already the first of October? If you’re like me,
each year at this time, you ask yourself “where has the year gone?” I don’t
know about you, but I am always adding things to my already busy calendar…and
this time of year is cer

Wild Berries at Heartland Lodge

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

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PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release Harpole’s Heartland Lodge receives Polaris Adventures seal of endorsement as Certified Outfitter. Nebo, IL (June 1, 2021)— Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, located in Pike County, Illinois, has been recognized by Polaris Adventures as a Certified Outfitter in their fast-growing nationwide rental program. As the first-ever network of ride and drive experiences, Polaris