Local Attractions

Heartland Lodge Outfitters Basecamp

Create your very OWN Illinois wine trail tour while staying at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge! As some of you may know, Southern Illinois has become well-known for its Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. This wine trail was the first wine trail formed in the state of Illinois and is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Shawnee

Cornhole Tournament Weekend

We are excited to announce a new addition to our lodge and cabin amenities – cornhole boards! Now you can enjoy a fun round of cornhole during your stay with us. Each lodge and cabin option has its own set of boards, providing a fun entertainment option for you and your guests, no matter the

Last week my mom and I celebrated her birthday by going to Heartland Lodge. She had never been there and what better way to treat her than to take her someplace and let her be pampered…incredible meals, luxurious beds and some peace and quiet in the beau

Are you looking for a great little weekend getaway where you can explore the countryside while adding in a little bit of history? Well, look no further than Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, nestled in the countryside of Pike County, Illinois. Have I peaked yo

Historical Family Photo

When it comes to planning trips and vacations for Dan and I, I am usually pretty good about scheduling our travel and activities in order to enjoy all that we want to do…no matter where we go. And yes, sometimes our plans have to change based on where we

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

Last week a blue sky & warm day graced the lodge with temps reaching 60 degrees. I tried to pretend the weatherman 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 morning.

“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