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Testimonials

  • We have used Heartland Lodge for several years for our manegement retreat, great facilities for private conversation & meeting facilities.  The service of the staff is fantastic and the food is amazing!!
    - Blessing Corporate Services, Inc., Patrick Gerveler
  • What a gem!!!  I knew as opportunity came to explore, that your "Retreat" lodge was "Christian" and I found it to be a comfort and a blessing, it is evident that it is by the employee's kindness and willingness to serve, their hospitality and just the general feel one gets.  I have already recommended Harpole's Heartland Lodge to 20 of my friends.
    - Illinois Policy Institute, Michelle
  • Everything was great!  The food was worth the trip alone.  Every meal was excellent but the best of the best was the meatloaf!  The activities were very fun and enjoyable and both Mike and Matt went out of their way to make sure that we had a good time.  Everyone at the resort was extremely friendly and helpful.  The only negative was the gnats and that was overcome with the bug spray available at the gift shop.
    - Auto Trader.com, Steve Price
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Team Building Activities

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is the perfect location for team building activities.  Heartland’s convenient but yet isolated location keeps your group together and bonding as a team the minute they step onto the property.  We have all kinds of team building activities that will keep your group entertained. Our activities are perfect for both men and women, corporate and executive retreats, developing employee motivation, and for any group looking to bring their team closer together as one unit.  Heartland lodge is located in Illinois, right on the Mississipp River bluffs overlooking the Missouri Hills.

  • Team Building Ideas
  • Team Building Games
  • Team Building Exercises

  • "The staff, activities, and other amenitites as well as the food were over the top!"
    Curt Hutton, Trane

Sporting Clays


Group Outing

A round of clays is a great team building activity! Our scenic fifteen station sporting clay course will challenge your entire team and create memories that they will be talking about for months! More on our sporting clay course.

ATV Riding

 ATV Team Building Photo

Riding ATV’s through our property will be sure to get everyone fired up! This will be one of the most popular activities of your retreat! More on our ATV Riding.

 

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Retreat


Enjoying a scenic ride on our trails is a great way for the entire team to have fun together. More on our Horseback Riding.

Old West Chuck Wagon Cookouts

Old West Cookout
Step back in time and enjoy one of our famous chuck wagon cookouts.

Meals (Homemade and Cooked!)

Home Made Meals

You may not think of meals as a team building activity but at Heartland it is! All of our meals are made from scratch (Just like Grandma did) and served family style. After your retreat, ask everyone what was their favorite part was and our meals will be at the top of their list!

Hunting

Corporate Pheasant Hunt


One of our specialties and a great alternative to the golf course for those who are looking for something their team or customers would enjoy. More on our Hunting Packages.

Scenic Hayride

Scenic Hayride at Sunset


A favorite team building activity from all of our guests who return each year. Enjoy the scenic hour ride along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The ride takes you along a working Elk farm, cattle and horse ranches, and turns around at one of the most scenic views of the Mississippi River valley.

The view of the sunset is one of the most beautiful in the Mid-West! You will see an abundance of wildlife including Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkeys, and all the beauty the country has to offer.

Bonfire (with Smores!!)

Camp fire


After spending a great day together, what better way to end the day than with everybody sitting around the camp fire telling stories of the day's events, while enjoying a smore or marshmallow!

Paintball

Paintball


If you want to create team building, make sure you add paintball to your schedule of activities. This will be a favorite among your group and they will be laughing and talking about it for months!

Golf


Heartland has an exclusive arrangement with the local country club for your group to enjoy a round of golf. More on Golf.

Fishing


We have several different options for your group to enjoy a day on the water. More on our Fishing.

Other Team Building Activities


Your imagination is the only limitation to what we can offer for team building activities at Heartland Lodge. Along with the ones mentioned above some other favorites are scavenger hunts, volleyball, horseshoes, bike riding, croquet, and many other fun activities. Outings can also be arranged to Hannibal MO (Home of Mark Twain) and Springfield IL (Home of Abe Lincoln).

Call one of our activity specialists to arrange your next team building outing! Or send us an e-mail at info@heartlandlodge.com