General Resort Blogs

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

“…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.

My Heartland Gratitude Journal!!

November 27th, 2014

Gratitude…defined by The Random House College Dictionary as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful”…is something that I’ve thought about a lot over the last few months. Throughout the year, people that I’ve met have said that a person shoul

So you decided to book your getaway at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. You’re taking in all the wonderful amenities available at the resort – the incredible dinner, the scenic hayride, the roaring bonfire with s’mores, and a good night’s sleep in the triple-s

I was introduced to a totally new concept a couple of weeks ago.  March 2 marked the official National Day of Unplugging – a sort of digital detox for the technology dependent.  I have to say, I first reacted to this notion with a sort of aversion.  I lov

It’s Friday afternoon and as I sit at the computer writing this blog, the weather is just plain dreary. It’s overcast and the wind is howling {in our neck of the woods, it’s really howling!} So what would be better to do on a day like today than to curl

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

Santa’s elves are glad that Christmas is over (at least for 11 more months)…and the New Year’s Baby will have to wait to ring in the next new year. So I think Mother Nature and Cupid are teaming up…and are wanting you to celebrate the winter months with

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

A few days ago, I saw a documentary called “Happy.”  The film explored the nature of human happiness –what causes it, how we can be happier, and what being a happy person can mean for your life. I was especially struck by the film’s explanation of the hed