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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    7/3/2014
    Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe that it’s July 1st, we are getting ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday and that QVC (one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world) is running a “Christmas in July” show as I’m writing this? Where has the year gone? Time certain
  • Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    6/17/2014
    Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it? We are already making plans for the July 4th holiday weekend…but we just haven’t figured out where the year has gone! Do you have your plans made? If not, I’ve got some great ideas for you!   As I indicated in my blog from last ...
  • 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
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Testimonials

  • There is nothing bad I could say about our stay, it was totally awesome! We loved the way the meals were set up, and saying grace made it feel like family. We were able to get to know some great people and the staff was also the best! I truly wish I lived nearby so I could be a part of the Heartland family of employees... or just family period!  We loved it!
    - Greg Koch and Stephanie Null, Barnhart MO
  • 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
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Bike Riding

If you enjoy bicycling you will be right at home at Heartland Lodge & Resort. Enjoy the miles of bike routes and trails that surround Heartland Lodge, located between the Mississippi and Illinois River in scenic Pike and Calhoun County, Illinois. Join us for some great bike riding in one of the most scenic locations in the state!

Explore the country roads that surround Harpole's Heartland Lodge. Over the past several years, most of these unique roads have been made into hard surface routes, providing ideal bike trails for the beginner and advanced cyclist alike.

The endless amount of bike riding routes makes Heartland an ideal location to train for your next cycling, biathlon, triathlon, or running event. You can also enjoy cycling the scenic roads around the resort with Heartland's owner, Gary Harpole. Gary enjoys bicycling and does several training rides and runs weekly.

"The bike rides were wonderful. There are roads for all groups and distances."
Todd & Kelly Klauser
Quincy Multi Spots Club

Meet the people who make up our Heartland family and provide you with an exceptional experience.

Heartland is located along The Mississippi River Trail (MRT). Many bicyclist who journey down this route choose Heartland as one of their overnight stops. Our resort is only 2 miles off this National Scenic Byway. The Governors' sponsored Illinois bike ride traveled this route and used our resort as one of their unique stopping points.

Heartland Lodge is only 44 miles from the cycling route of the Lewis and Clark Trail. We are located on the Calhoun and Pike County, Illinois line. The beginning of the Lewis and Clark Trial starts in Hartford Illinois (71 miles) and travels through Calhoun County crossing the Brussels and Golden Eagle Ferries (44 miles).

If you are an off road bicyclist and enjoy using your Mountain Bike, the trails on the property will provide you with the challenge you are looking for. The rolling hills in this area provide a challenge for even the most experienced bike riders.

Heartland Lodge & Resort also has bikes available for rent.