Lodging Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book at stay at one of your lodging facilities?
Prairie Stables, Legacy Cabins, Grain Cottages, Cabin on the Hill, and Train Cabooses are available for booking exclusively on Airbnb. Reserve your tent camping site by visiting the tent camping page or asking upon arrival to our ticket gate. 

Is admission included in our stay?
Yes! As lodging guests at Wildlife Prairie Park, you are encouraged to enjoy all the activities the park offers. This includes: full access to the championship level disc golf course, trails, fishing lakes, and so much more! Though we do not allow early check-ins or late check-outs, your stay includes access during normal operating hours on the day of check-in and after you have checked-out.

When and where do we check-in?
Check-in is between 3PM and 6PM at the Ticket Gate on Monday-Wednesday and 3PM – 8PM on Thursday-Sunday. These check-in times can change during our winter season. If you require a late check-in, please email us at lodging@wildlifeprairie.org or call us at 309-294-0066 to make arrangements. Please note that we do not allow check-ins after 9PM. At this time we are unable to accommodate early check-ins.

What are your check-out policies?
Check-out is between 9AM – 11AM at the Ticket Gate. If you are departing prior to 9AM, please alert our Ticket Gate staff at check-in and leave your key in the room. Due to the demands of cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to allow late check-outs and you will be charged a full night’s stay if you do not check-out by 11AM.

Can we have guests or bring extra people over the capacity limit of our room?
For your safety, the maximum capacity in the lodging units cannot be exceeded. Additionally, due to restrictions related to COVID-19, unregistered guests are not allowed at this time.

What is the cancellation policy?
You will be charged in full for the first night of your stay if the reservation is not cancelled 24 hours or more prior to your stay.

I gave my credit card when I booked the reservation, why do I have to give payment upon check-in?
The credit card used at the time of the booking is to hold the reservation and will not be charged except in cases of last-minute cancellations or failure to pay upon check-in.

Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed.

Can I host a party in lodging?
No, however small celebrations that do not exceed room capacity limits for the units you have booked are allowed.

Are there quiet hours?
Yes, from 11PM – 7AM please be respectful of other park guests.

Where can I bring my trash/recyclables?
There is a dumpster and recycling bin located at the intersection of Rutherford Road (where the Legacy Cabins are located) and the main road back to Prairie Stables and the Cabooses.

What should I plan to bring? Are there linens or towels provided?
Plan to bring basic toiletries including hand/body soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Towels and linens are provided in all of our lodging accommodations except Meghan’s Lodge. 

Is there wi-fi?
There is wi-fi in the park, however we caution you that it is not always reliable due to our rustic nature.  Inclement weather can deter the signal.