Harpole's Heartland Lodge, Inc
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Harpole's Heartland Lodge, Inc Nebo Reviews
No Second Guessing at the Lodge Nov 15, 2010
Need to get away from the Grind of the big city or looking for a Midwest gem to visit. Harpole's Heartland lodge should be at the top of your list. Visited there in June of 2010, not knowing much about the place or anyone that has ever been there, but now going to be a place that i frequent.
PLEASE READ THIS.....I am from Chicago, LOVE MY GPS (both on the phone and in the car), but they will not help you at all to get there. The Best advise I can give you is go to NEBO and stop at the US Post Office and they will give you the best directions from there. Also off the Main road their sign is really small so keep your eyes open.
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The rooms are huge and they all have access to the outside where deer and rabbits are going to walk right up to you. Each room is decorated in a different theme based on the outdoors. Every room is different and there is so many different ones to choose from, book early for the best choices. HEADS UP....coming from Chicago this was a bit out of the norm for me the rooms do not have locks on the doors, do what you what with that piece of information.
I can not say enough about the amount of land this lodge was located on. You will have the chance to see almost anything. My advise would be to bring your 4 wheeler or rent them. The prices for renting them there seem to be a bit high, after getting back I called some local stores and they gave me much better prices for the weekend. BRING EXTRA GAS, the gas station is Pretty far so it will not be good if you run out of gas.
All homemade food....some of the best food at a hotel that I have in a while. If you have any dietary restrictions, CALL AHEAD they are happy to make food that you can eat. THE TOWN IS DRY So if you are a Drinker, you will need to bring what you want with you.
I do not have one bad thing to say about the staff. Gary will try to sit down with you at dinner and explain the history and the land, what he hunts and nature.
Slim pickings when I was there but did find a cute hat to get, and they were happy to call me when they got other items in.
I can not wait to go back, make sure to bring your camera, house shoes (they do not allow you to wear your shoes that you wear outside in any of the buildings, computer they have free WiFi there and there is no TV in the rooms so if someone is watching something in the main room you are stuck enjoying their show.
Feel free to email me with any questions, but not good with the directions there.
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