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190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739-4500
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#2 of 2 hotels in Ridgedale
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.0
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Big Cedar Lodge boasts beautifully appointed accommodations and premium amenities, so no matter what brings you to our door, we promise you an experience that you'll never forget.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Golf course
Mini golf
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shops
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Diver-Hiker wrote a review Yesterday
Arkansas, USA239 contributions127 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights as part of a group. Our first time to actually stay here. The property is beautiful but the rooms are motel-like. Our room opened to the outside, and was on the first floor so there was foot traffic. Fixtures clearly from the 70's. We had a "Valley View" room with two queen beds. Beds were jammed to walls so that one person (me) had to untangle from the sheets to get out of the bed. That was very frustrating. I suggest couples sleep in separate beds to avoid this hassle. Bedding was decent except for the hard foam pillows. We had a weekday room rate but it was still expensive. Luckily there was a curtain on the bathroom window (yes, there's a window between the bathroom and the sleeping area). Food service (banquet) was very good, including service. Bartenders were great. We had dinner at Fun Mountain, then by the time dinner was over there wasn't much time before they closed the activities (bowlers had the lights turned off mid-game). Tired of hearing about being 'short-staffed' as an excuse. There seemed to be plenty of workers around. That doesn't excuse the poor room quality.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Thank you for bringing your accomidation experience to our attention, Russell.
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Meg Moore wrote a review Sep 2
Leawood, Kansas191 contributions74 helpful votes
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We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin for our annual ladies golf trip. It was perfect for 4 women. Lots of room & beds/pillows were so comfortable! Only complaint was no smart tv options to cast or log into apps as tv isn’t online. But grounds are immaculate, sunset dinner at Top of the Rock is a must. And the golf courses are some of best public courses in the country. We were impressed!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Megan! We are so glad to hear about your annual ladies' get-a-way! We hope to host you again soon.
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Sandy G wrote a review Sep 21
Miramar Beach, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
Grounds and scenery were lovely Restaurant and servers were amazing The shuttle bus drivers were hit or miss we had some who were just rude and the buses couls take sometimes 30 minutes. Many things were closed down such as the Truman cafe no smoothies because of staffing issues . The go karts only open on weekends We stayed in one of the lodges and the room had not been updated it looked like since the 80s Brown and dark with very limited or poor lighting No dresser and only one nightstand no place to put any clothing The room had an old musty smell Many activities were closed I would not plan a trip here just pass through for a day Also the lazy river and some pools closed it was over 90 degrees and still summer
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BC Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at Big Cedar Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting and your feedback, Sandy& Scotty. We are short-staffed like many locations in the area and appreciate our guest's patience as we continue to fulfill the high demand this time of the year. But please know we are sharing your feedback with our Operations Team for further review and we hope to host you again.
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KdkPortugal wrote a review Sep 13
Cobourg, Canada290 contributions89 helpful votes
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This was a family vacation which was absolutely awesome ! We had 2 cabins which were delightful & all comes with camp fire & wood, Kai dry facilities, ice maker machines all free, as well as shuttles to anywhere! Something for everyone. Beautiful golf courses, race cars, laser tag, rope climb, bumper cars , beaches, pools, paddle boards, paddle boats, jet skies & boating. Awesome cave tours in golf carts. Museum. Great restaurants & great food! Would go again! The best views!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We would enjoy hosting you again! Thank you for visiting and thank you for sharing your experience!
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Robert A wrote a review Sep 7
Augusta, Georgia118 contributions48 helpful votes
While the roads leading to the registration area were quite narrow and twisting, the trip in is simply beautiful! Our check-in process was trouble free. We rented a cabin down by the marina and it was perfect. We even had housekeeping service which was a real pleasant surprise. The cabin was well furnished and met all of our needs. We were there to golf and were overwhelmed by the quality of the courses. Top of the Rock is an amenity you should not miss. This resort offers something for everyone!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad to hear about your over all experience at Big Cedar Lodge and our adjoining properties, Robert! Thank you for sharing the memories you created here and we hope to host you again soon!
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ETCook18 wrote a review Sep 6
Plains, Kansas
We had a fabulous time @ Big Cedar and the staff was so accommodating and very friendly. So many things to do and see while you are staying @ Big Cedar. Delicious food @ Worman House and also at Top of the Rock. We enjoyed the adult only pool and all of the other amenities that come with staying @ Big Cedar. We used the texting with the Lodge feature whenever we had a question about anything at all. They were so helpful and answered every question we had. We will for sure be returning for another vacation. Thank you very Big Cedar and All Staff.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We look forward to hosting you again soon for another getaway to Big Cedar Lodge! Thank you for sharing your experience!
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Eric R wrote a review Sep 3
My family and I have stayed at big cedar several times, my wife and I were married there in 2013 and each time is as enjoyable as the last. Friendly Staff beautiful rooms, great views and grounds, friendly and helpful staff. We always look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so glad to hear about your many happy returns to Big Cedar! Thank you for making us part of your yearly tradition!
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Curt L wrote a review Aug 2022
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We enjoyed our stay other than the beds at Valley View Lodge! The mattresses are worn out and need replaced for the cost of lodging! Everything else about our stay was very nice! Shuttle service was very nice and very prompt! Very nice place but it is expensive!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
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Holly P wrote a review Aug 2022
Minnea13 contributions29 helpful votes
Apparently if you reserve a four bedroom cottage on property and you give Big Cedar a $6500 deposit a YEAR IN ADVANCE to hold that space, they reserve the right to boot you off property. We had our flights scheduled, tee times booked (a year out), spa reservations, and dinner reservations all set. Then to find out a month before our trip that our reservation was being booted off property (10 - 15 minutes away) because of a bigger group that is coming in last minute is so wrong! Bad business. Bad management. No thanks. And another warning: I spent hours trying to get thru to reservations just to make the initial lodging reservation. And I had the same experience trying to get spa reservations. It’s not an easy process. I should have known based on the amount of time it took to get the trip all set up, that big Cedar has big issues.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We would like to connect with you further, please email us your contact information along with your review at bigcedar@big-cedar.com
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wpholland79 wrote a review Aug 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri
Everything was perfect. The consistency of quality across all of the venues was impressive. Customer service was spectacular! The entire trip was first class. We never left the property and had more than enough to do. Dogwood Canyon is a real treasure. Ozark Nation is one of the finest course anywhere. Top of the oak at sunset is sperctacular.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 19, 2022
We are so glad to hear about your overall experience at Big Cedar Lodge and our adjoining properties! Thank you for making us part of your Ozarks Adventures!
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
247
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Cedar Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Big Cedar Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Million Dollar Quartet (5.0 miles), Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum (1.4 miles), and State Park Marina (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Cedar Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Big Cedar Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Big Cedar Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Cedar Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Cedar Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Hunter Restaurant, Crazy Craig's Cheeky Monkey Bar, and Showboat Branson Belle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Big Cedar Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Big Cedar Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Big Cedar Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Big Cedar Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Big Cedar Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Big Cedar Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.