Directions & Weather - Conveniently Located
They will be doing bridge work on Hwy 79 from September 8th, 2013 through mid October. Interstate 61 is recommended.
There are three different routes you may travel to arrive at Harpole's Heartland Lodge.
The first route through Pleasant Hill, Illinois is the easiest way to find the lodge. There should be signs this way.
The second route is from Pittsfield, IL for guests traveling from the north.
The third route is the scenic road, with beautiful views and passes an intriguing elk farm. No signs on this route.
The fourth route is if you are coming up the Illinois side through Alton.
CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
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Route 1: Recommended Route
Pleasant Hill - Quickest, Fastest, and Blacktop Road. There should be signs on this route. Take Highway 96-South to the four way stop in Pleasant Hill, Illinois. Go straight for 4.7 miles into Calhoun County. Turn left after you cross a small bridge; #3680N Howell Hollow Rd. Take first left; Carrolton Road #770E. (about 1 1/4 miles) Travel up the big hill and go about 1/4 mile. Lodge is on right and sits behind an 'off white' house. Red and Black wagon sits in front yard. From St. Louis take highway 70 to highway 79-North to Louisiana, MO. In Louisiana, turn east on highway 54. Cross the Mississippi River, travel to Atlas, turn right at stop sign on to highway 96. You will be traveling south. From Alton/East St. Louis you can travel north on the Illinois side of the Mississippi to highway 96. Look for our sign on highway 96. From Chicago, Springfield and Pittsfield, Illinois start with Route 2. Check-in is at the second lodge.
Route 2: From Pittsfield
Pittsfield to Nebo, Illinois. When traveling from Chicago, Springfield, Pittsfield, Illinois and the Eastern US, you will be going through Nebo to arrive at the lodge. From Chicago take Interstate 55-S to Springfield. Take Interstate 72-W and exit at the Pittsfield-Griggsville exit. (Turn Left at top of off-ramp to Pittsfield Highway 107 South) Go to first stop light. Shell Station on corner. Go straight 1 block; turn left (Watch for Nebo signs). Stay on this Nebo-Pittsfield road for 13 miles. At stop sign on edge of Nebo take a right ( at 'T' in road). Travel about 7 blocks. You can continue straight to Hwy 96 and take Route 1 or continue with Route 2. There are no signs on Route 2. Turn left at Union Street. Go through town, over railroad tracks, and over bridge. Go straight to the 'T' and take a right. Stay left from that point on-around 2 1/2 miles; all lefts-don't forget! Lodge will be on left side of road. Sits behind an 'off white' house. Lodge is hard to see in summer; it sits behind the trees. Red and Black wagon sits in front yard. There are no signs on this route!! Check-in is at the second lodge.
Route 3: Scenic Route
Scenic View-Gravel Road.Take Highway 96 to Pleasant Hill, Illinois. At four way stop in Pleasant Hill, Illinois, go straight. Travel 2.3 Miles. Turn left on gravel road #2798E. Stay right for 3 1/2 miles-Always stay to the right; rights only! Lodge sits behind an 'off white' house. Lodge is hard to see in summer; it sits behind the trees. Red and Black wagon sits in front yard. There are no signs on this route!! Check-in is at the second lodge.
Route 4: Illinois Route from the South
If you are coming up through Alton, you will want to follow these directions: Take Hwy 100 through Grafton, Hardin to Kampsville. In Kampsville, turn left (West) onto Hwy 96 to Mosier. At Mosier turn right at the “T”, staying on Hwy 96. You will pass a small town called Belleview. Continue heading north for three miles from Belleview and turn right onto Howell Hollow Road. (There should be a blue state sign that say Tourist Attraction: Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, at the turn.) Travel one mile and turn left. You will go up a hill. At the top of the hill go for about a ¼ mile and the resort is on the right. Check-in is at the second lodge.
Distances from Larger Cities
- St. Louis, MO - 80 miles northeast of St Louis
- Chicago, IL - 275 miles southwest of Chicago
- Kansas City, MO - 357 miles northeast of Kansas City
- Springfield, IL - 78 miles southwest Springfield
- Quincy, IL - 50 miles southeast of Quincy
- Hannibal, MO - 40 miles southeast of Hannibal