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  • Win an Overnight Stay in our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinal ticket!
    4/19/2014
    Win an Overnight Stay in Our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinals Ticket!
    Posted by admin
    Win 2 tickets, behind home plate, to a Cardinals baseball game in St. Louis and an overnight stay at Heartland Lodge in a luxury suite!! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our quarterly e-mail Newsletter, become a fan of ("Like") our ...
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
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Resort Blog

  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
  • St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    2/26/2014
    St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    Posted by admin
    Many of us celebrate milestone birthdays one of two ways – we either moan and groan about turning another year older OR we embrace the number and enjoy a new phase of life. But no matter how you celebrate that day that only comes once a year, you will ne
  • Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    1/11/2013
    Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    Posted by admin
    The eagle has landed…again! But this year, we must change ‘eagle’ to ‘eagles’ as there seems to be a larger number of eagles around the area than in the previous two years since I’ve been blogging about a hobby of many this time of year – Eagle Watching!
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Testimonials

  • The overall experience at Heartland Lodge had us wishing we had booked a week instead of an overnight stay.  Everything from the prayers before the meals to the room's luxurious accomodations creates an ambiance and feeling of indulgent pampering.  A beautiful experience that we will definitely repeat in the future.  Thank you, Harpole family for an unforgettable getaway!
    - Richard and Angela Hays, Shelbina, MO
  • We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in.  We enjoyed our wedding in front of the fireplace in the Orginial Lodge.  We are planning on returning next year to stay at your new property to celebrate our anniversary.
    - Dennis and Janette Steinhilber, Braidwood, IL
  • We wanted a little getaway and found a little bit of heaven!  It was beyond anything we could have imagined.  Such incredible meals!  Our room is like being in our own little cabin.  Everything is a class act- the quality of the lodge, furnishings, etc.  Wanda is a delightful sweetheart and so helpful. Meeting and talking with the other guests was a pleasant bonus! Even in the winter we found places to explore.  We would return in a heartbeat! 
    - Nancy Wallace Beloit, WI
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ATV Riding

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.

Latest News! In April of last year we went through all of our ATV timber trails and made them even better! If you have never been ATV riding here, you will love the trails, if you have ridden at Heartland Lodge before you will love the improvements!

ATV Riding with Your Own Four Wheeler

Family ATV Trail Riding In IllinoisIf you have your own ATV, 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. This is a $60 value per ATV! 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 Park joins the lodges where you will stay.

Our ATV park and lodge is fastly becoming a "hot spot" for individuals, families and groups that are looking for a nice place to getaway and have miles of trails to ride their four wheelers.

There is 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, you must be 16 or older and one person per ATV. Rental agreement must also be signed by guardian 18yrs or over.  $1,000 Deposit required – cash or credit card, deposit is refunded if ATV is returned in same condition as it was before it went out. 

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

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. Heartland has miles of ATV riding trails on 700 rolling acres. You will ride through forest, creeks, prairies, and be in awe with 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.  

ATV trail riding with friends and family have become a tradition at Heartland. You can even have one or both lodges exclusively for your group. Lodge buy-outs have become very popular over the years with ATV riding groups. Friends 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 bike, each day. The real value is spending the night. Your day pass is included in your overnight stay!!

Other Information

  • 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 will be available to all riders the summer of 2013.