Church Group Conference Venue Locations
Church Retreat Venue Location
Heartland Lodge is the perfect location for your next church conference retreat venue. Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in central Illinois offers an idyllic setting for your next church conference venue. Located in a remote rural setting many call “God’s country”, this venue would provide the necessary peace and tranquility attendees require for deep reflection and emersion into God’s Word. Your church conference group members will leave Heartland Lodge refocused, refreshed, and reenergized in their mission to share the Word of God and praise Him.
We offer 5 -star lodging, gourmet home-cooked meals, various activities and amenities (see below) multiple conference rooms, private lodges and luxury cabins that can be exclusive to your church group retreat! We are centrally located between Saint Louis, MO and Springfield, IL. A short drive from Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, IN. Our church retreat venue can accommodate up to 72 guests with lodging. We offer several group activities and amenities for your church group retreat including:
- Horseback Riding Trails
- UTV Rentals & Illinois Largest ATV/UTV Riding Park
- Scenic Hayride with Bonfire & Smores
- Sporting Clays Course
- Guided Fishing Trips
- Hunting Packages (upland, whitetail, waterfowl, turkey)
- Pistol Range
- and much more! Click here for the full list of Church Group Activities>>
Church Group Conference Venue Equipment
Our church meeting and conference facility is fully equipped with the following:
- 1500 sq. ft. Conference Center– This unique setting for your next church 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. The view is priceless.
- Wireless Internet Access – Two completely independent high speed wireless connections.
- LED Projector
- Telephone for Conference Calls.
- Copy Machines
- Easels, Projectors & White Boards
- Snacks & Refreshments
Church Retreat Boardroom Facilities
We also offer a separate church boardroom with seating for 16 people – This boardroom or break out room will be one that you will enjoy sitting in all day. The handmade 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.
Church Youth Group Retreat
Who is ready for summer vacation?! Our team at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is ready to serve as your churches’ next youth group retreat. Our venue in rural central Illinois provides a fun, spacious, and safe environment for your youth group to explore! Our lodges provide ample space for comfortable sleeping arrangements. We have many acres for the kids to have water balloon fights or play ultimate frisbee. Your youth group could even opt to go horseback riding – with helmets of course! End the evening around a campfire sharing the Word of God and leading the group in worship with songs of His Praise – and don’t forget the s’mores!
Please call with any questions you may have about bringing your church youth group to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge for a fun and memorable summer retreat!
Church Group Retreat Lodging Options
Renting a lodge or cabin exclusively for your church group meeting or retreat can be a wonderful experience. With eight lodges and cabins to choose from, we have something to offer for church group meetings from big too small. Each cabin or lodge can be rented exclusively for your private church retreat. Our luxury lodges and cabins offer the most amazing views, include deluxe suites with hot tubs, conference facilities and provide all the comforts and coziness found in our Original Lodge.
If you do not require an entire lodge or cabin rental, you are welcome to choose a room or suite in any one of our three lodges and reserve it privately. (Heavenly View Cabin rooms cannot be reserved individually.) The Resort Side of our web site contains more detail on reserving individual rooms in the lodges. Please take a moment of your time to review our different church group lodging options below and give us a call (217-734-2526) if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation for your next church group retreat!
Heavenly View Cabin – Perfect for Church Groups from Two- Ten
Heavenly View is a luxury cabin with views that will take your breath away! Nestled near the top of the Mississippi River bluff, this cabin provides amazing views of the Mississippi River valley and the surrounding property. The cabin sits on 50 private acres in which your church group can enjoy from the covered patios and screened-in porch that adjoin three sides of the cabin. Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and step outside to listen to the wild turkeys’ gobble around you or watch the whitetail deer feed in the meadow at the bottom of the valley. Savor the sunset and its beautiful colors across the Missouri Hills.
Private Luxury Cabins – Four available for Church Retreats
More information on Private Luxury Cabins
Sunset Valley Lodge- Exclusive Lodging for your Church Retreat!
Sunset Valley. The name of this lodge says it all. The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Mississippi River bluffs will take your breath away. This 10,180 sq. ft. luxury lodge features seven suites and rooms. Located less than one mile from our other two lodges, Sunset Valley sits on its own 52 private acres and provides an outdoor entertaining environment that is perfect for church group meetings.
Prairie Ridge Lodge – Luxury Suites with Hot Tubs and Fireplaces/ Church Conference Room
Prairie Ridge Lodge, named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort, is also known as our luxury Lodge. This Lodge has over 10,000 square feet and features seven luxury suites, making it one of the most romantic lodges in Illinois. All luxury suites, each decorated to its own theme, feature an ultra-comfy, king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Whirlpool, fireplace, daybed, comfy sitting area, mini-refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks. A Recreation Room, Banquet Hall/Conference Room and a Dining Hall make this luxury lodge perfect for your church group retreat.
The Original Lodge- 13 Rooms with Church Conference Room
The Original Lodge is full of tradition and memories! This cozy lodge was the first lodge built at Heartland Lodge and has become one of the favorites among church groups who visit each year. At 9,500 square feet, it features eleven regular rooms, the Angler Room and the Whitetail Suite for thirteen total rooms. An incredible Great Room (where many of our spectacular photos are taken), Recreation Room, and front and back decks provide the perfect Illinois cabin rental for your church group.
Last Updated: January 19th, 2023