Executive Retreat Location
If you are looking for a unique and memorable location for your next executive retreat, you have come to the right place! Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort specializes in hosting retreats for executives. The location in Pike County, Illinois makes Heartland Lodge convenient to the St. Louis metropolitan area and an easy drive from Chicago. The lodge is secluded, scenic and remote which makes it ideal for the escape executives are looking for. 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 executive retreat.
The exclusivity of Heartland Lodge’s buy-outs is what makes us a perfect venue for executive retreats. Each of our four lodge or all lodges can be booked privately for your group so that you will be able to enjoy the area in privacy. Our 5-star accommodations and amenities along with our quality service and hospitality distinguish us from other executive retreat locations and ensures that your retreat is of the highest standard.
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Heartland Lodge offers all the amenities you need including a full conference center and meeting area. 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.
There are many different executive retreat ideas when staying at the lodge. The following are the most popular executive retreat activities:
- Meals – This may not sound like an executive retreat activity but our meals are all home-made from scratch and served family style. Your executive group will be talking about the meals until their next visit.
- Hayride – The evening hayride at sunsets is a favorite with all executive groups.
- Bonfire with Smores – A perfect way to end the day is by sitting around the bonfire with your favorite beverage and telling stories.
- Sporting Clays – Testing your shooting skills around our scenic 15 stations clays course is fun for both women and men.
- ATV Riding – Explore hundreds of acres on ATVs. You can rent ours or bring your own.
- Horseback Riding – Saddling up and taking in the fresh air on horseback is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
- Pistol shooting, scavenger hunts, paintball, fishing, golf, hunting trips, volley ball, and creating your own unique activities are all great executive retreat ideas.
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 to view the wildlife.
All of these room are located in The Original Lodge.
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.
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 – There are four suites and rooms in Heavenly View. Three suites have king-size, triple-sheeted 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 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.
Our Dining Room & Meals are an attraction themselves, home-cooked and plentiful! And of course, refreshments and snacks can be provided at your daily meetings.
Our corporate conference center includes a 1,500 sq. ft. conference area and a 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 host your meeting for your executive group. You’ll be amazed at how a relaxed atmosphere creates improved productivity. Other executive retreat locations cannot compete with the natural beauty that surrounds the resort and our team building activities! At a Heartland Lodge executive retreat, ideas flow smoothly. Most groups make great strides in a short amount of time. View more details about our business meeting & conference facilities.
Indoor Recreation includes pool table, card table, library (books & videos), games and much more!
Outdoor Recreation…Where do we start? How about our famous evening hayride! 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, golf, bike riding, 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 an executive retreat, Heartland Lodge can’t be beat. For a complete list, visit our activities and amenities page. Bring the spouses, they’ll love it!
Even though Heartland Lodge is nestled away in the country, it is very easy to travel to. The resort is located only 80 miles from St. Louis, Missouri’s Lambert International airport. The scenic drive along the Mississippi River to the resort is something you will look forward to. Quincy, IL (50 miles) and Springfield, IL (70 miles) also offer commercial air transportation. Pittsfield, IL (15 miles) has a public airport for those flying in private planes. (4,000 ft) Helicopters can land right on the property.
If driving, please follow our directions. Driving to the lodge is very easy. We are only 2 miles off Hwy 96 or 15 miles from Interstate 72.
50% deposit is due when making your reservations.
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.
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 cancellation or a change in your travel arrangements.