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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
  • 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
  • 2/28/2015
    Wounded Warrior Rib Fest Cookout!!
    Posted by admin
    Do you like ribs? Do you like music? And more importantly, do you like supporting a good cause? Then you will want to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23, 2015 for the first ever Wounded Warrior Rib Fest Cookout. This event will be held at non
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Testimonials

  • 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
  • My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time!  We really want to find the time and money to return and we've been telling all of our family and friends about this great place.  We want to make this place a tradition for our family.  The food was nothing short of fantastic, the staff was so friendly and the other guests were great too!  It's a very homey and family oriented vacation that is normally hard to come by anymore.
    - Danielle and Benjamin Roe, Lexington, IL
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Fishing

Pittsfield Lake – A Hidden Jewel! (Only 17 miles from the lodge!)

 

You can take a lunch and go for a beautiful picnic; this lake is even great for fishing. Enjoy this 200 acre lake surrounded by 480 acres of recreational land that the public can use. This lake has great crappie fishing in the spring and is also stocked with Bass, Bluegill, Walleye, and Stripers.  http://www.pittsfieldil.org/community/recreation/pittsfield-city-lake

Fishing at Pittsfield Lake is self guided, so bring your fishing poles and tackle. There is a bait shop in Pittsfield.

Guided Fishing Trips on the Mississippi River

 

Enjoy the natural beauty of the mighty Mississippi River on a guided fishing trip. This will be one fishing trip that you will always remember. Your guide will be Keith Graham from Graham Outdoor Adventures. Keith has over 41 years of experience guiding fishing trips on the Mississippi River.

Keith specializes in large sturgeon (catch and release only). If you have never caught one of these giant fish, you are in for a great fishing experience! You will also catch channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, walleye, carp, buffalo, drum perch, and bass.

You will not only enjoy great fishing but also great scenery! Along with the beautiful river, you might see river otters, beaver, eagles, ducks, geese, deer, turkeys, turtles, and many other native animals.

Full day fishing trips are eight hours, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Keith will pick you up at the lodge around 7:30am and drop you back off around 4:30pm. Half-Day fishing trips are also available; these fishing trips are four hours in length.

Morning fishing trips are from 8:00am to 12:00pm with pick up at the lodge around 7:30am. Afternoon fishing trips are from 1:00pm to 5:00pm with pick up at the lodge around 12:30. Keith�s boat can accommodate 2-3 people. He can provide fishing gear or you can bring your own.

Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, jacket, camera and rain gear (light ponchos are provided). Also please bring any food or beverages you prefer on board.

The best fishing months are: May, June, July, August, and October. If you are not a fisherman but would like to take a river cruise, half and full day trips are available.