News & Promotions

  • 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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  • 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!
  • Romance is in The Air!!
    1/30/2013
    Romance is in The Air!!
    Posted by admin
    Santa’s elves are glad that Christmas is over (at least for 11 more months)…and the New Year’s Baby will have to wait to ring in the next new year. So I think Mother Nature and Cupid are teaming up…and are wanting you to celebrate the winter months with
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Testimonials

  • What a wonderful experience.  From check-in to check-out, one of the best get-away experiences I have ever experienced.  Ms. Wanda went out of her way to make us feel special and welcome.  The food was delicious.   The lodge and grounds were beautiful.  We will definitely be back and will share our experience with family and friends.
    - Marty and Joanne Schuster, Florissant, MO
  • My parents Chris and Jo Balensiefen, have visited Heartland Lodge on 7 or 8 trips.  My husband and I received a gift certificate to join them to go 4 wheeling and we can't wait to visit again.  We've shared pictures on facebook and family and friends keep asking about it.  We are highly recommending it!  Hard to believe something like Heartland is so close to home.  See you all next year!
    - Brad and Stephanie Schwermin
  • We had a wonderful time.  We plan to make a trip to Heartland Lodge at least once a year, more if possible.
    - Bruce and Stephanie Meyer, Bowling Green, MO
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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.