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Business Retreats

Wilderness Lodge is an ideal place for a business retreat or conference event. The stage for your event is framed within the peaceful and naturally beautiful setting of Wilderness Lodge Resort. Sitting along the crystal clear Black River and nestled among the Ozark forests, Wilderness Lodge creates the perfect atmosphere to help renew one’s energy and drive, foster creative “out-of-the box” thinking, and develop a sense of focus that will positively impact your employees and your business. We also have a number of “team building” activities including float trips, hiking, geo-caching, and all kinds of team-oriented sporting fun. Furthermore, the culinary experience is something your team will enjoy together in the main Lodge dining room whether its in the morning while sipping our fresh-roasted coffee or sharing one of our wonderful 3-course “gourmet comfort food” meals in the evening.

Our goal is your successful event thus our experienced and helpful staff will assist you in the planning, development and and the most important thing, service and delivery of your corporate outing. Our cabins will comfortably accommodate over 100 people, and you will have full access to our large conference room, the historic main lodge, and all of the Lodge grounds.
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Just two hours south-west of St. Louis, the Wilderness Lodge conference experience truly enables employees to getaway from their daily routines and distractions so they can fully apply themselves to the important goals and objectives of your business. Wilderness Lodge provides the space, ambiance and rustic, cozy atmosphere that will make your event unique and memorable — a truly delightful experience for everyone who attends. We would love to help you so let’s get started!

Family Reunions

Wilderness Lodge is the perfect setting for family reunions of any size. Our spacious grounds, large cabins, and family friendly lodge provide plenty of room for your entire family to reconnect, tell stories, share photos, and simply laugh and play together.

Plus there is something for everyone to enjoy from floating down the crystal clear Black River to hanging out on the pool deck, playing old fashion games in the main lodge, to quite reflection in our peaceful library. We will also provide for all your meals so that you don’t have to worry about any of the cooking, thus giving you more quality time to spend with your loved ones.


If you want your wedding to be special, then Wilderness Lodge is the place. Based on your specific wedding event needs, we can provide a full service wedding package including:

accommodations for up 130 people
venue set-up (outdoor or indoor)
a variety of catering options
servers & wait staff
full bar and bartenders
flower arrangements and bouquets
wedding cakes
music and band options


Wilderness Lodge is a wonderful place for retreats for groups of all ages and sizes — and is ideal for organizations that want to achieve personal growth within a strong group dynamic. Community-focused entities like church groups, non-profits, schools, and youth organizations can leverage the Wilderness Lodge environment to provide enriched experiences that will last a lifetime.

School and Youth Camps, Organizations, Fundraisers, and Not for Profit Groups