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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
  • 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
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    12/10/2014
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
    Posted by admin
    Need a good idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect gift for that special someone! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We have many different options available. You can purchas
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  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    6/8/2015
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    Posted by admin
    I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local fair schedule fo
  • Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    6/5/2015
    Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    Posted by admin
    ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV
  • Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    6/4/2015
    Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    Posted by admin
    It’s already the first part of June…we’ve celebrated Memorial Day and two graduations (with more to go)! So let the summer begin! And what says summer more than all the county fairs surrounding Heartland Lodge? Even though summer truly doesn’t begi
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Testimonials

  • We absolutely loved the lodge, our suite, the property, and the views!  The staff was so sweet and pleasant.  We loved the horses and local fishing.  Overall it was a terrific experience.  We look forward to coming again, perhaps even having a family event there.  Well worth my 5 hour commute from Chicago! Thank you!
    - Jennifer Schroeder, Chicago, IL
  • 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
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ATV Riding

Latest News

July 27, 2015 - Early Bird Special on a riding day pass. All day passes will be half price on August 2nd, from 8am - 12pm. Regular $30 per machine. Only $15! Good for riding on August 2nd.  (Check back often for more promotions.)

June 25, 2015 - The Grand Opening for our new OHV riding park will by July 18th & 19th.

ATV trail riding has become one of the most popular activities at Heartland Lodge & Resort. This part of Illinois is unique in the scenery and rolling hills it offers. Nestled between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, the terrain surrounding Heartland Lodge provides some of the best ATV riding trails in Illinois and Missouri.

ATV Riding with Your Own Four Wheeler, UTV or Dirt Bike

Family ATV Trail Riding In IllinoisIf you have your own ATV, UTV, or dirt bike, you are welcome to bring it. When staying overnight, your day pass to the ATV trails and park is included from your arrival day to your departure day for the original ATV park. This is a $60 value per ATV for each night stayed! The new ATV park will be $10 per day for lodge guests. You will also need an Illinois OHV sticker for the new ATV park (sold at the lodge). What is truly unique about staying and riding your four wheeler at Heartland is that the comfort of your room is right on the resort where you will be riding! The ATV parks join the lodges where you will stay.

Our ATV park and lodges are fastly 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.

There is a special parking area for you to load and unload your four wheeler during your staying with us.

ATV Rentals

If you don't have an ATV, Heartland has one that you can rent. There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful countryside than an equally relaxing and exciting ride on an ATV. There are plenty of riding trails for the beginner. You can spend hours riding the main trail that goes through-out the riding park.

To rent an ATV, you must be 16 yrs. of age or older. Only one person per ATV is allowed. A Rental Agreement must also be signed by a guardian 18 yrs. of age or older. A $1,000 deposit is required by cash or credit card. The deposit is refunded if the ATV is returned in the same condition as it was before it went out. ATV rentals will be available for riding in the original ATV park only.

Please make sure to reserve an ATV in advance when making your reservations. Many times our rentals are sold out.

Want To Take a Ride Right Now?

Video shows a timber trail. (Click on YouTube, then full screen to get the full affect.)

Video shows the main road & a timber trail. (Click on YouTube, then full screen to get the full affect.)

ATV Riding Trails

ATV Group trail ridingOn your ride you will enjoy seeing an abundance of wildlife, including Whitetail deer, turkey, quail, pheasants, and much more. The new OHV park has some of the most incredible views you will find in the Midwest. Heartland has miles of ATV riding trails on 1,200 rolling acres. You will ride through forest, creeks, prairies, and be in awe of the incredible outdoors that surrounds you.

There are trails in the timber for those advanced riders that enjoy a challenge. We have special "Mud Holes" for those that like it a little dirty. We have plenty of trails that are for beginners and those who just want to take it easy. Almost all our trails are wide enough for UTVs (Side by Sides).

ATV trail riding with friends and family has become a tradition at Heartland. You can even have one of our lodges or cabins exclusively for your group. Lodge buy-outs have become very popular over the years with ATV riding groups. Friends and family can ride the ATV trails together and share good times that will last a lifetime.

Day Passes for ATV Trails

Day passes to the ATV park are available for those who just want to ride for the day. Unique Illinois ATV trails and parks are hard to find. You will want to return after experiencing our trails and beautiful resort. A day pass is $30 per vehicle, per day and allows you to ride both the original and new ATV park. To ride the new park, you will need an Illinois OHV sticker (sold at the lodge). The real value is spending the night in one of our lodges or cabins. A day pass is included in your overnight stay for the original park (a $60 value per ATV each night) and costs only $10 per day for the new park!! You can ride the day before and the day after your stay.

Other Information

  • All riders must check in at our Prairie Ridge Lodge before riding.
  • Maps are provided of the ATV trails when checking in.
  • Bring extra gas and supplies.
  • There is a local car wash in Nebo and Pleasant Hill to wash off your bikes.
  • Other types of off road vehicles and bikes are welcome. (Please double check when making reservations.)
  • Ice is available at the resort.
  • Soda machine is available to all riders.
  • Food vending machine is available to all riders.
  • All users of facilities and properties do so at their own risk.
  • All riders must sign a waiver and rules form.
  • All ATVs must be equipped with functioning brakes and muffler, with noise level not to exceed eight-six (86) dba.   ATVs must be equipped with spark arrestor.