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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

  • Lasting Memories Formed at Girls’ Weekends!!
    5/22/2015
    Lasting Memories Formed at Girls’ Weekends!!
    Posted by admin
    Two of our three Girls’ Getaway Weekends have taken place for 2015…and I’ve had the honor of photographing the girls each weekend. For many of the groups that I photographed this past weekend, this was their second (if not third) weekend with us since thi
  • A Cabin with a Heavenly View!!
    4/28/2015
    A Cabin with a Heavenly View!!
    Posted by admin
    One of the perks of being the blogger and photographer for Heartland Lodge is that I sometimes get to see things before the general public does. Now don’t be upset with me…if I didn’t have this benefit then sometimes you might not have the photos on the w
  • Reliving History with the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment!!
    4/28/2015
    Reliving History with the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment!!
    Posted by admin
    I have a confession to make! I have never been a huge history fan and as much as I hate to admit it, American history was not my favorite subject in school. I know! How can you live in the Midwest and NOT enjoy American history? We are surrounded by it! O
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Testimonials

  • 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
  • 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
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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.