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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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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.