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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
  • 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
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    12/10/2014
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
    Posted by admin
    Need a good idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect gift for that special someone! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We have many different options available. You can purchas
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  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    6/8/2015
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    Posted by admin
    I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local fair schedule fo
  • Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    6/5/2015
    Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    Posted by admin
    ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV
  • Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    6/4/2015
    Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    Posted by admin
    It’s already the first part of June…we’ve celebrated Memorial Day and two graduations (with more to go)! So let the summer begin! And what says summer more than all the county fairs surrounding Heartland Lodge? Even though summer truly doesn’t begi
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Testimonials

  • We absolutely loved the lodge, our suite, the property, and the views!  The staff was so sweet and pleasant.  We loved the horses and local fishing.  Overall it was a terrific experience.  We look forward to coming again, perhaps even having a family event there.  Well worth my 5 hour commute from Chicago! Thank you!
    - Jennifer Schroeder, Chicago, IL
  • Everything was wonderful.  The property was beautiful and well maintained--so peaceful!  The lodge itself was so comfortable and cozy.  The food was phenomenal!  Each meal was more delicious than the last and there was always plenty.  I enjoyed the family style dining.  The biscuits and gravy were delicious and I consider myself a biscuit and gravy snob because my grandma used to make them for me all the time. The staff was so friendly and accommodating at everything!
    - Sean and Corey Johnson
  • The Heartland Lodge experience was exactly what we needed for a couple days of getting away and relaxing! The staff was friendly, informative, and accommodating from planning our trip on the phone to the guides during our activities.  We loved seeing the deer on the grounds during the bonfire! We met some other great guests from Chicago as well! We will be visiting again!
    - Kerry and Carol Loughary. Rushville, 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.