Things To Do

2021 – We are celebrating our 26th anniversary this year and would like for you to join us in the celebration! Rent a Polaris Side by Side! *Enjoy free wild berry picking during your rental ride!* 

Polaris Promotional Rental Rates:

Dates Available: April-October 2021Sat & Sun Mon-Fri
2-Seated Polaris General XP (6 Available)
4-Seated Polaris Razor XP (2 Available)
6-Seated Polaris Ranger XP (2 Available)
2 Hours- $249
4 Hours- $435
7 Hours- $530
$10 per rider after 2 riders
2 Hours- $185
4 Hours- $311
7 Hours- $435
$10 per rider after 2 riders
Must be 18 years old to drive
12 years old to ride as a passenger
Damage Deposit $1,500/ Machine
$20 Damage Waiver Protection/ Machine$20 Damage Waiver Protection/ Machine

What is there to do when visiting Heartland lodge? We are located in the country but in the middle of everything! If you are looking for things to do in Illinois or Missouri, Heartland Lodge is in the perfect location! Located in Pike County, Illinois, the lodge is a full service resort with fun things to do for everyone! Scroll down to see all your options!

  • Lay Under the Stars – Our location is perfect for laying on a blanket and looking at the stars
  • Movie & Popcorn – Curl up and watch a movie with popcorn
  • Take a Hike – Enjoy the miles of scenic trails and enjoy all the nature that surrounds the resort
  • Relax – Sit on the deck with your favorite beverage and experience all your stress disappear
  • Read a Book – Escape into that book you have been wanting to read

Horseback Riding trails in Illinois

Horseback Riding

If you enjoy horseback riding and being around others who love horses, you will fall in love with Heartland Lodge’s Riding Stables.

Sporting Clays course 15 stations

Sporting Clays

Heartland’s fifteen-station sporting clays course is one of the finest shooting courses in the Midwest.

ATV Riding trails and park

ATV Riding

Our ATV park and lodges are quickly becoming a “vacation hot spot” for individuals, families and groups that are looking for a nice place to get away and have miles of trails to ride their four wheelers, UTVs and dirt bikes.

guest enjoying a scenic hayride

Scenic Hayride

Our one hour long scenic hayride along the Mississippi River bluffs is a favorite with our guests.

Bonfire With Smores

Bonfire with Smores

Relax around he bonfire and enjoy some Smores!

Pistol Range in Illinois

Pistol Range

All guests staying overnight can enjoy our outdoor pistol range for Free!

Special Events near the lodge

Special Events

Winery & Brewery Tours – Girls’ Getaway Weekends – Special ATV Weekends – Romantic Month – Couple’s Weekend – Wild Berry Picking Weekend – Fourth of July Celebration – Morel Mushroom Picking Weekend

Fund Day Trips - Lighthouse

Day Trips

There are SOOO many great things to see and do within a day’s drive of the resort. You will want to plan an extra day or week to explore all the site seeing attractions. From historic Hannibal Missouri, home of Mark Twain to Springfield Illinois, home of Abe Lincoln you will find great shopping, dining, entertainment, wineries and breweries along with great site seeing attractions. The majestic Mississippi River runs through the heart of all of these wonder day trips you can take right from the resort!

Golfing near the lodge


Within a short distance of Heartland Lodge you can enjoy several different private or public golf courses.

Bike Riding close to the lodge

Bike Riding

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.

Fishing opportunities at the lodge


There are four fishing ponds located at the Heartland OHV Park and we’re only 17 miles away from the 200 acre Pittsfield Lake! Rent one of our Polaris Side by Sides and fish all the ponds!

Local Attractions close to the lodge

Local Attractions

The Rolling Hills of Pike & Calhoun Counties in Illinois are the perfect location for your next getaway, vacation or retreat.

More information on shed hunting

Whitetail Deer Shed Antler Hunting

During February through March many guests enjoy hunting for shedded Antlers from Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk and other antlered species on the Heartland Lodge Properties.

Morel Mushroom Hunting at the lodge information

Morel Mushroom Hunting

In West-Central Illinois where Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is located, morel mushrooms are certainly the mushrooms of choice. They are often found on the properties here during April and May.

Wild Berry Picking information at the lodge

Wild Berry Picking (FREE When You Stay Overnight!)

Around June through August is the time of year for picking wild Blackberries and Raspberries in Illinois! The Heartland Lodge properties are loaded with these tasty berries.

Information about Glassing Whitetails

Glassing Whitetails

If you enjoy watching monster bucks in the summertime, June through September is perfect to observe some of the biggest Deer in the nation here at Heartland Lodge.