Map/Location and Weather – Conveniently Located
There are four different routes you may travel to arrive at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.
The first route through Pleasant Hill, Illinois is the easiest way to find the lodge. There should be signs this way.
The second route is from Pittsfield, IL for guests traveling from the north.
The third route is the scenic road, with beautiful views and passes an intriguing elk farm. No signs on this route.
The fourth route is if you are coming up the Illinois side through Alton.
CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE
Our GPS Coordinates:
DMS: +39 24′ 20.94″N, -90 47′ 23.46″W
DM: 39.405817 N, -90.78985 W
Pleasant Hill – Quickest, Fastest, and Blacktop Road. There should be signs on this route. Take Highway 96-South to the four way stop in Pleasant Hill, Illinois. Go straight for 4.7 miles into Calhoun County. Turn left after you cross a small bridge; #3680N Howell Hollow Rd. Take first left; Carrolton Road #770E. (about 1 1/4 miles) Travel up the big hill and go about 1/4 mile. Lodge is on right and sits behind an ‘off white’ house.
From the St. Louis area we recommend taking Route #4 (Illinois Route) below for the most scenic trip to the lodge and great places to stop along the way (Grafton IL has many great restaurants & shops) along with traveling through scenic Calhoun County. If you are coming from the west side of St Louis, Route #5 (Missouri Route) may be the quickest way to the lodge.
From Chicago, Springfield and Pittsfield, Illinois start with Route #2.
CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
Pittsfield to Nebo, Illinois. When traveling from Chicago, Springfield, Pittsfield, Illinois and the Eastern US, you will be going through Nebo to arrive at the lodge. From Chicago take Interstate 55-S to Springfield. Take Interstate 72-W and exit at the Pittsfield-Griggsville exit. (Turn Left at top of off-ramp to Pittsfield Highway 107 South) Go to first stop light. Shell Station on corner. Go straight 1 block; turn left (Watch for Nebo signs). Stay on this Nebo-Pittsfield road for 13 miles. At stop sign on edge of Nebo take a right ( at ‘T’ in road). Travel about 7 blocks. You can continue straight to Hwy 96 and take Route 1 or continue with Route 2. There are no signs on Route 2. Turn left at Union Street. Go through town, over railroad tracks, and over bridge. Go straight to the ‘T’ and take a right. Stay left from that point on-around 2 1/2 miles; all lefts-don’t forget! Lodge will be on left side of road. Sits behind an ‘off white’ house. Lodge is hard to see in summer; it sits behind the trees. There are no signs on this route! CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
Scenic View-Gravel Road.Take Highway 96 to Pleasant Hill, Illinois. At four way stop in Pleasant Hill, Illinois, go straight. Travel 2.3 Miles. Turn left on gravel road #2798E. Stay right for 3 1/2 miles-Always stay to the right; rights only! Lodge sits behind an ‘off white’ house. Lodge is hard to see in summer; it sits behind the trees. There are no signs on this route!! CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
If you are coming up through Alton, you will want to follow these directions: Take Hwy 100 through Grafton, Hardin to Kampsville. In Kampsville, turn left (West) onto Hwy 96 to Mosier. At Mosier turn right at the stop sign;, staying on Hwy 96. You will pass a small town called Belleview. Continue heading north for three miles from Belleview and turn right onto Howell Hollow Road. (There should be a blue state sign that say Tourist Attraction: Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, at the turn.) Travel one mile and turn left. You will go up a hill. At the top of the hill go for about a 1/4 mile and the resort is on the right. CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
From the St. Louis Airport get on I-170 N, Take exit 10B for Interstate 270 E towards Chicago, Take exit 31B to merge onto MO-367 N/Lewis and Clark Blvd toward Alton, IL, After crossing bridge to Alton turn left at stoplight, turn left again at next stoplight onto IL-100 N/Great River Road. Then follow the directions above.
The U.S. 54 bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana, known as the Champ Clark Bridge, will be closed at Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to conduct the annual full-depth inspection. The bridge will be open for the weekend, then will be closed Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
From St. Louis take highway 70 to highway 79-North to Louisiana, MO. In Louisiana, turn east on highway 54. (You can also take highway 61-North out of St. Louis to 54 east at Bowling Green.) Cross the Mississippi River, travel to Atlas, turn right at stop sign on to highway 96. You will be traveling south. From Alton/East St. Louis you can travel north on the Illinois side of the Mississippi to highway 96. Look for our sign on highway 96. CHECK-IN IS AT THE SECOND LODGE.
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