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  • 3/28/2015
    Plan Your Next Corporate Retreat Now!!
    Posted by admin
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  • 2/18/2014
    Lessons from the 2014 Olympics
    Posted by admin
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    Confucius Says...
    Posted by admin
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  • 8/10/2013
    Into to Bitcoins - Online Currency
    Posted by admin
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  • Heartland Lodge is a wonderful experience for all administration.  Everyone was wonderful and the meals were incredible.  Our clay thrower, Hunter, was very fun for our clay shooting experience.
    - Hannibal-LaGrange--Betty Anderson
  • I had attended a two-day company seminar and was very impressed with the level of service for this type of function.  The facilities and food service were exceptional, along with the hay ride and campfire activities!
    - Joe Goerlich
  • Heartland Lodge has a wonderful staff, beautiful surroundings, and comfortable clean rooms!
    - BASF, Mark Hannold
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Illinois Meeting & Conference Facility

If you are looking for a fully equipped business meeting and conference facility in a unique and spectacular location, you have come to the right place! Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort conference center specializes in hosting retreats for all types of groups from corporate groups to church groups and more. Our business meeting space and conference facilities are equipped with all the essentials that you will need for your meetings, presentations and gatherings.  The location in Pike County Illinois makes Heartland Lodge convenient to the St. Louis metropolitan area and an easy drive from Chicago, so it is ideal for groups coming from these areas. The lodge is secluded, scenic and remote which makes it a unique conference venue. Our resort sits on the bluffs of the Mississippi River overlooking the scenic river valley and the Missouri hills providing a breathtaking backdrop for your next conference, meeting or retreat.

Meeting & Conference Facility Equipment

Our Meeting & Conference Facility is fully equipped with the following:

  • Conference Group1500 sq. ft. Conference Area – This unique setting for your next conference can be arranged for your specific needs. Forty ergonomic chairs and tables can be arranged exactly how you would like. If you need more seating, approximately 100 chairs can be set up theater style. This conference room overlooks the beautiful scenery that surrounds Heartland Lodge, including bird feeders and other wildlife right outside the windows.
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Telephone Lines
  • Fax Machines
  • Copy Machines
  • Projectors
  • Easels, Projectors & White Boards
  • Snacks & Refreshments

Boardroom Facilities

  • Board RoomSeparate Boardroom with seating for 16 people - This boardroom or break out room will be one that you will enjoy sitting in all day. The hand made chairs are designed to provide comfort for hours. You will also enjoy the hand crafted table with a painted picture of the original lodge in the center.
  • All the amenities mentioned above are also included in our boardroom.  


Exclusive & Private Business Meeting Facility

The exclusivity of Heartland Lodge’s buy-outs is what makes us a perfect business meeeting and conference venue. Each of the three lodges or all the lodges can be booked privately for your group so that you will be able to enjoy the area and conduct your meetings in privacy. Our 5-star accommodations and amenities along with our quality service and hospitality distinguish us from other conference facilities. We have on-site meeting planners to help you organize your event and ensure that your conference is of the highest standard.

Don’t take our word for it, review some of our testimonials and see what other guests have to say about our premier conference facilities.

Heartland Lodge offers all the amenities you need including a full conference center and meeting space. We also offer a range of team building activities  that are both enjoyable and foster that essential camaraderie that all successful organizations thrive on.

Read on for more information about the resort, amenities, facilities, activities and more and feel free to contact us for more information:

We were recently featured on the cover of Missouri Meetings and Events Magazine! CLICK ON COVER to read! (We are located in Western Illinois.)

MO Meetins and Events Story

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Rooms and Conference Facilities

Original Lodge Rooms

Regular Room - There are eleven regular rooms. These rooms have two extra long, triple-sheeted twin beds with a private bathroom. Each room is decorated to a certain theme according to its name.

Angler Room - This room has a queen-size, triple-sheeted bed and a set of bunk beds. This room also has a private bath and is decorated in a fishing theme.

Whitetail Suite - This room has a king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, fireplace and a private Jacuzzi. It also has a walkout porch that is nice for viewing the wildlife.

All of these room are located in The Original Lodge.

Prairie Ridge Rooms

Luxury Suite - There are seven luxury suites in our Prairie Ridge Lodge. These suites have king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy chairs, walkout porch, mini refrigerators and are decorated according to its own theme. The ultra comfy beds have become an attraction themselves!

These suites are located in the Prairie Ridge Lodge.

Sunset Valley Rooms

There are seven unique suites and rooms available at Sunset Valley.  All of the rooms feature an ultra-comfy, triple-sheeted bed and have been furnished with hand-made Old Hickory furniture. Five of these rooms, including The Grand Suite and All About The View, offer an amazing view of the sunset over the Mississippi River bluffs.  The private bath of The Grand Suite features a two-person shower and sauna while two of the suites feature a heart-shaped Jacuzzi, all with the same amazing view!

For more information on the additional highlights of each suite or room, visit our Sunset Valley Lodge page.

Heavenly View Cabin

There are four suites and rooms in Heavenly View. Three suites have king-size Old Hickory beds, comfy chairs, love seats and are decorated in a southwest theme. The fourth room has two queen-size beds. All beds are triple-sheeted and ultra comfy. Heavenly View can only be reserved as a private cabin (individual rooms cannot be reserved.) The Heartland Lodge meal plan is not an option at Heavenly View unless booking the entire resort.

For more information, visit our Heavenly View Cabin page.

Conference Facilities - We have a 1500 sq. ft. conference area in the Prairie Ridge Lodge and a separate boardroom in the original lodge. The board room seats sixteen people.

Wireless access and telephone lines are available for connecting to the internet to outside sources. We have all of your conference amenities available for your meetings.

Rec Room - This room has a large screen television, pool table, card table, and library. Restrooms are available in this room. All three lodges have recreation rooms.

Great Room - This room has a large stone fireplace, Remington statues, and a large open ceiling. The Original Lodge and Sunset Valley Lodge both have large Great Rooms.


Dining Room, Meals & Sleeping Accommodations

The Dining Room & Meals are an attraction themselves, home-cooked and plentiful! And of course, refreshments and snacks can be provided at your daily meetings.

Sleeping Accommodations are the finest, with freshly made country beds and fluffy feather pillows. It's just like being back at Grandma's house.


Conference Center

Our corporate conference center includes 1500 sq. ft. and separate boardroom along with wireless high-speed internet access, fax machines, multiple phone lines, copy machines, projectors, easels, white board, etc. Our conference facilities provide the perfect place to have a motivational speaker, team building program or executive retreat. You'll be amazed at how a relaxed atmosphere creates improved productivity. Other business conference centers cannot compete with the natural beauty that surrounds the resort and our activities! At a Heartland Lodge corporate retreat, ideas flow smoothly. Most groups make great strides in a short amount of time.


Indoor & Outdoor Recreation Activities

Indoor Recreation includes pool table, card table, library (books & videos), games and much more!

Conference ActivitiesOutdoor Recreation ... Where do we start? How about our famous evening hay ride! Take a trip along the Mississippi River bluffs and see an elk farm, Texas longhorns, deer, turkey, and the most scenic river valley view in the Midwest! Enjoy the breathtaking sunset across the river in the Missouri hills (weather permitting). We offer horseback riding, sporting clays, fishing, hunting, ATV's, bike riding, golf, volleyball, croquet, bonfires, Old West cookouts, cross country skiing, sled riding, mountain biking, and over 1,200 acres of trails, ponds and unmatched scenic beauty. As if all that wasn't enough, trips can be arranged to visit historic Hannibal, MO (Mark Twain and Molly Brown's birth homes, museums, and more) or Springfield, IL (home of Abraham Lincoln). For corporate entertainment and team building, or your company outing, Heartland Lodge can't be beat. For a complete list, visit our activities and amenities page. Bring the spouses, they'll love it!


Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Deposit Policy
50% deposit is due when making your reservations.

Cancellation Policy
Due to the nature of our business we ask for a 60 day cancellation notice. A processing fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when cancelling. Cancellations without 60 days notice will not be refunded. If someone in your original booking party does not show, you will be charged the full amount. These policies help us provide you with better service.


Trip Insurance

Harpole's Heartland Lodge strives to give our guests the best experience possible. We understand that your upcoming trip is a significant investment. We offer trip insurance through North America's leading provider of Travel Insurance called "Travel Guard".

There are many circumstances that could change your plans. Please take a few minutes to learn how you can protect yourself. If you choose to decline this valuable coverage, you are assuming any financial loss associated with a cancelation or a change in your travel arrangements.

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