General Resort Blogs


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


I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar
is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily
for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local
fair schedule fo


ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV


It’s already the first part of June…we’ve celebrated Memorial Day and two
graduations (with more to go)! So let the summer begin! And what says summer
more than all the county fairs surrounding Heartland
Lodge? Even though summer truly doesn’t begi


I am so excited! The Chinese Lantern Festival has returned to the Missouri Botanical Garden –
or MOBOT as the Garden is sometimes referred to by the locals. The name of this
year’s exhibit, Lantern
Festival: Magic Reimagined, says it all and runs f


Two of our three Girls’ Getaway Weekends have taken place for 2015…and I’ve had the honor of photographing the girls each weekend. For many of the groups that I photographed this past weekend, this was their second (if not third) weekend with us since thi


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


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


Spring has Sprung!!

March 25th, 2015

At 5:45 p.m. CDT on March 20, 2015, spring (or the vernal equinox)
officially arrived! And even though the grass isn’t as green as I would like,
and the temperatures aren’t as warm yet, there’s just something about knowing
that we are now officiall


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

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