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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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Resort Blog

  • 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

  • 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
  • Thoroughly met our expectations! My husband and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary at the resort. The staff was friendly and very accommodating to our needs.  The atmosphere was top notch.  Everything was clean and well kept!  We brought out ATV and the trails were fantastic! We will definitely be back!
    - Casey Ellis
  • 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
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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.