General Resort Blogs

Another year has passed and Dan and I have just returned from our annual anniversary trip to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge – the lodge that we have visited every year since we got married 13 years ago. This year, our actual anniversary was on Tuesday so we a

As I sit here and write this, the rain from Hurricane Isaac is falling and has been for two days. As much as we desperately need the rain here in the Midwest, it’s really too little, too late to help the farmers and their crops. However, as I was drivin

September 9th, 2021- Family Reunion Destination Update “Now is the time to plan next year’s family reunion at Heartland Lodge!! We offer the perfect family getaway with several activities and amenities for family’s of all sizes! Book now and get this year’s lodging rates! Get those vacation days in now and book Sunday-Thursday for special

…and the groom and the rest of the wedding party! And they’re coming to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge for the perfect destination wedding location! I’ll be honest – I’ve never been to a wedding at the lodge and I sometimes think that had Dan and I learned a

On Saturday, Dan and I took part in a family tradition that began approximately 14 years ago – but this tradition included FOUR generations of my family – ranging in age from eight-months to 71 years of age! Believe it or not, we made our annual visit to

“Some Like It Easy…Some Like It Rough” is the new motto for ATV riders at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. Now I have to be honest – in all the years that Dan and I have been going to the lodge, we have never ridden ATV’s. We always go horseback riding but we

Here it is! The blog that you have all been waiting for — the secrets behind the incredible home-cooked meals at Heartland Lodge! If you’ve already eaten at the lodge, then you know precisely what I am talking about. And if you have never been to the

I have a confession to make! I have never been a huge history fan and as much as I hate to admit it, American history was not my favorite subject in school. I know! How can you live in the Midwest and NOT enjoy American history? We are surrounded by it! O

“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

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