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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).

You and your family have just spent some time at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge – relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet of the beautiful country setting – along with the incredible meals and comfy beds. You may have even taken some of the day trips that I

Ms. Wanda’s Snack Shack is officially open and ready for business! I just know that you’re sitting there asking yourself…”What is Ms. Wanda’s Snack Shack?” More importantly…”Where is Ms. Wanda’s Snack Shack?” Ms. Wanda’s Snack Shack is the newest addit

Last week a blue sky & warm day graced the lodge with temps reaching 70 degrees. I tried to pretend the weather man 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

Spring Break Escape for March

Church Retreat Venue Location Heartland Lodge is the perfect location for your next church conference retreat venue. Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in central Illinois offers an idyllic setting for your next church conference venue.  Located in a remote rural setting many call “God’s country”, this venue would provide the necessary peace and tranquility attendees require for

…but if YOU stay at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, you can plan a great getaway for you and/or your family by adding some Abraham Lincoln history to your planned activities. Staying at the lodge places you only about 70 miles from Springfield, Illinois and t

If you are an ATV enthusiast, then you are familiar with the name Can-Am. To be honest, until the first part of October, I knew the name but had no idea of the impact they have on the personal recreation industry…and had no idea that the company had invaded Heartland Lodge. Now invaded might truly

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