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  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Posted by admin
    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
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  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
  • St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    2/26/2014
    St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    Posted by admin
    Many of us celebrate milestone birthdays one of two ways – we either moan and groan about turning another year older OR we embrace the number and enjoy a new phase of life. But no matter how you celebrate that day that only comes once a year, you will ne
  • Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    1/11/2013
    Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    Posted by admin
    The eagle has landed…again! But this year, we must change ‘eagle’ to ‘eagles’ as there seems to be a larger number of eagles around the area than in the previous two years since I’ve been blogging about a hobby of many this time of year – Eagle Watching!
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Testimonials

  • The overall experience at Heartland Lodge had us wishing we had booked a week instead of an overnight stay.  Everything from the prayers before the meals to the room's luxurious accomodations creates an ambiance and feeling of indulgent pampering.  A beautiful experience that we will definitely repeat in the future.  Thank you, Harpole family for an unforgettable getaway!
    - Richard and Angela Hays, Shelbina, MO
  • We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in.  We enjoyed our wedding in front of the fireplace in the Orginial Lodge.  We are planning on returning next year to stay at your new property to celebrate our anniversary.
    - Dennis and Janette Steinhilber, Braidwood, IL
  • We wanted a little getaway and found a little bit of heaven!  It was beyond anything we could have imagined.  Such incredible meals!  Our room is like being in our own little cabin.  Everything is a class act- the quality of the lodge, furnishings, etc.  Wanda is a delightful sweetheart and so helpful. Meeting and talking with the other guests was a pleasant bonus! Even in the winter we found places to explore.  We would return in a heartbeat! 
    - Nancy Wallace Beloit, WI
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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 four 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

Our GPS Coordinates:
+39 24' 20.94"N, -90 47' 23.46"W

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Directions & Weather 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.

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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

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