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  • 30% Off Your Winter Stay!
    12/18/2014
    30% Off Your Winter Stay!
    Posted by admin
    Need something after the holidays to look forward to? A winter getaway to Heartland Lodge is the perfect solution. The ultra comfy beds in our suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s will provide the perfect relaxation you need. Our gourmet chefs will prepar
  • 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
  • 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
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Resort Blog

  • “The Stockings Were Hung…!!”
    12/16/2014
    “The Stockings Were Hung…!!”
    Posted by admin
    “…by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.” We all know and love the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing The Christmas Story at least once.
  • 11/27/2014
    My Heartland Gratitude Journal!!
    Posted by admin
    Gratitude…defined by The Random House College Dictionary as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful”…is something that I’ve thought about a lot over the last few months. Throughout the year, people that I’ve met have said that a person shoul
  • Enjoy October at the Lodge!!
    10/4/2014
    Enjoy October at the Lodge!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it’s already the first of October? If you’re like me, each year at this time, you ask yourself “where has the year gone?” I don’t know about you, but I am always adding things to my already busy calendar…and this time of year is cer
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Testimonials

  • Every single thing was better than we had heard, read, or expected.  The meals were incredible.  The room was way, way nicer than we imagined it might be.  All the staff was friendly, helpful, and engaging.  We will be back soon!
    - Rob & Jeri Smith-Braidwood, IL
  • The homemade food, quality, attention to detail, and service made our stay exceptional.  It was quiet, warm, and exactly what my husband and I were looking for in our short getaway!! Exploring the property and an afternoon picnic were just a few of the priceless memories we made!
    - Aaron and Nicole Jones
  • The only thing better than the meals--which were fabulous--was the hospitality!  We enjoyed the Christian atmosphere as well!
    - Sam Cathrop-Quincy, IL
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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. New this year we have a Polaris Ranger side by side (electric) that can be rented in three hour increments. The Ranger is a great way for two people to ride together and enjoy the property.  

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.

Want to a 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. 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.