Around the Lodge
Located in Ursa, IL the Ursa Creek Lodge serves as a central point for anyone interested in outdoors activities, sight seeing, or just plain relaxation.
Spirit Knob Winery sits atop the Ursa bluff and offers an ever-changing panoramic view of the Mississippi River Valley. A close neighbor to the lodge, Spirit Knob entertains patrons with live music, beautiful scenery and meeting space available for corporate retreats, private parties or wedding receptions. For the wine enthusiast, Spirit Knob could be the first stop of the five Illinois Wineries located within 40 miles of Ursa.
History, food and fun are all within twenty minutes of the lodge.
Quincy, Illinois, once Illinois third largest city, is located five miles south of Ursa. Quincy hosts a variety of art shows, musical events and great selection of restaurants. If history and architecture interest you, Quincy has a vivid story to tell of notable figures of the past that include Abraham Lincoln, John Wood and the Mormon journey across America.
A slightly further drive north will take you along the river to the quaint and historically beautiful town of Nauvoo. Originally built as a Mormon settlement, Nauvoo is host to over 60 historical sites and is still to this day an important part of the Mormon religious history. The Nauvoo Temple, reconstructed in 2002, was built as a replica of the original temple built in the same location in 1846.
Out & About
Golf - Golfers can enjoy a wide range of public golf courses within 40 miles of Ursa. Quincy, IL is the yearly host to the Pepsi Little Peoples golf tournament that draws young golfers between age 3 and 21 from all over the world.
Hunting - Pike county Illinois is one the the nations best areas for hunting. Every year hunters flock to the Adams and Pike county region to experience the thrill of Big Buck Hunting. Local outfitters offer guided hunts and tours for avide hunters.
Mark Twain - Just a thirty minute drive takes you back in time with Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and of course Huck Finn. Ursa Creek Lodge offers a central location to start the journey to Hannibal, Missouri. Exploring the home of famous authour Mark Twain is only the start in "Americas Hometown". Mark Twain cave awaits the adventurous as patrons walk through the tunnels of famous characters in history like Injun Joe and Jesse James.