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  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    2/13/2015
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    Two years agao, we hosted our first ever Girls’ Getaway Weekend – complete with a wine tasting, gourmet meals, outdoor recreation, and indoor relaxation! The event was a smash hit with ladies from all over the Midwest joining in the fun! Whether you are l
  • Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
    2/26/2015
    Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
    Posted by admin
    Create that spark in your relationship with our Ultimate Romantic Getaway. This package includes two nights in the suite of your choice, an hour romantic carriage ride with basket including souvenir wine glasses, fruit and cheese. All of your meals are in
  • 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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  • Spring has Sprung!!
    3/25/2015
    Spring has Sprung!!
    Posted by admin
    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
  • 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
  • Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    2/28/2015
    Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    Posted by admin
    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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Testimonials

  • Much Needed Break One of the best last minute decisions we've made in a long time.  We stayed at the lodge in the super comfortable Wood Duck Room.  Since we only stayed one day/night, we didn't get to experience all of the great activities offered, but are definitely another reason to return, as if the views, food and hospitality weren't already enough.  Our best moment: Finding a sunny spot, shutting the ATV down and just lying there on our blanket in perfect silence.  Very much needed break from our incredibly hectic lives.
    - Roger and Amy Henson
  • Wood Duck Room was breathtaking.  The whoel lodge was an oasis of peace.  Thank you for building such a magnificent dwelling place!  I live a stressful life and I appreciated staying in a quiet get-away that was spotless, friendly and quiet!!
    - Lylia Altom, Collinsville, IL
  • By far this was the best place I have ever stayed due to many reasons but the top two for me were: (1) The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful and (2) The FOOD was SUPERB!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful place.
    - Joanne Schuster, Florissant, MO
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Directions & Weather - Conveniently Located

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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