General Resort Blogs

Living room inside the Quail Ridge Cabin

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Harpole’s Heartland Lodge expanding lodging options and creating a new vision for growth in Pike, Calhoun and Surrounding Counties!   Nebo, IL (April 2023)— Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, located in Pike County, Illinois has recently acquired a new lodging option for guests to enjoy- the Quail Ridge Cabin. This quintessential cabin

Romantic Getaway Resort In Illinois

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Selected #1 Romantic Getaway Resort in Illinois! Nebo, IL (July, 2022)— Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, located in Pike County, Illinois, has been selected as the #1 most romantic resort getaway for couple’s in the state of Illinois by! Link Here >> “We are pleased to be selected

Places to pick your own blackberries

We have designated July 14th-16th Wildberry Picking Weekend at the lodge! This is during the peak times for blackberries and raspberries. We will have a guide take you out on our hay wagon for 2 hours Saturday morning (10:00 – 12:00) to our blackberry and raspberry hot spots! Enjoy the following activities at the lodge

Weekend Getaway in Illinois

I graduated from school many years ago.  The truth is my days of long, fun summer vacations are over.  Like many though, I still look forward to the summertime during the long, dark, cold days of winter…  Summer is freedom.  Summer is kids playing outside

Heartland Interviews Investors

Twenty-seven years ago, at the age of 25 I had a dream, to create an outdoor enthusiast resort and hunting lodge to help our community. My motto was: “Colorado uses the mountains and Florida uses the beaches to attract tourism. We need to use the natural recourses God gave us to do the same.” Heartland

Perfect Destination for a girlfriend getaway

It’s no secret – our lives are busier than ever. For those in the professional world, long hours, e-mails, text messages, and conference calls keep us ever struggling to keep up with a constant barrage of correspondence and obligation. For those raising a

A couple of years ago I saw a Facebook ad pointing me to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.  I asked my Central Illinois friends if they had ever visited the lodge and none had.  But, several of their husbands and significant others had…and apparently they had

Gourmet dining for corporate retreats

It seemed so easy when I was a kid.  My parents just packed some bags, possibly invited some friends along and piled us in the backseat for a big family vacation.  Sometimes we had some coloring books or puzzle games.  Other times my sister and I drove ou

Every now and then, I’ll talk to someone and they’ll say that they’re
going to the farm for the weekend. And during the fall, when it is harvest
season, we think of all the work that the farmers do on their own farm. My mom’s
family will be gathering o

Let’s face it – most people think of going on a hayride as an autumn activity, along with a roaring bonfire. But at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, hayrides and bonfires aren’t just for fall – they’re available all year long (weather permitting, of course).