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Big Cedar Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ridgedale
Certificate of Excellence
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Yearly Girls Trip”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is first time that we stayed at the Big Cedar Lodge. It was a very nice place. We had a great view of the lake. The club house had a large pool with a slide for the kids, a game room. The hot tub was on the outside of the club house. It sure did feel good on a cool night. Cookies are also delivered to the rooms in the afternoons. I hope we get to go back soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Forsyth, Missouri
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We have stayed here many times and plan on staying many, many more
Times. The Wilderness Club at Big Cedar is always clean and kept up very well. There is always something to do if you want or you can stay in.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and I went here for our first anniversary. He trie to surprise me but I found out a few hours before we were leaving where wed be staying at! :) We stayed in a private cabin and oh my goodness was it gorgeous!!! I loved all the little details of the room like the robes in the closet and the sleeping masks and the food basket!! Also they left us a cake and champagne glasses to celebrate our anniversary with it was so thoughtful!! This defiantly is a romantic place to go for a couple of any age! I loved the bathroom having the jacuzzi tub for two and a big shower!!The grounds were gorgeous and the restaurant Worman House was so good!! a little expensive but worth it if your having a special occasion! We ordered room service for breakfast it was amazing again expensive but it was our anniversary so we splurged on ourselves alot!! I definatly will be going back for many more anniversaries to come!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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JanainRidgedale, Director of Sales at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We hope you will be our guests for many years to come. We love to be a part of the special times of the lives of our guests. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

With Genuine Ozark Hospitality,

Jana Daugherty
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Conway, South Carolina
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Big Cedar Lodge ia a wonderful place to spend a few days. We were there for a business conference and did not book our own reservation. Having said that, our 'value' room in the Valley View Lodge was very disappointing. The room was small, the bathroom even smaller and in need of serious updating. Privacy on the windows should be a priority, we could not get the blinds to close with any real effectiveness.
Next time we will add to our value room and get a cabin!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We booked a week stay for a family visit. The two bed room three room suite with a great kitchen and family area was perfect for the 4 of us. Surrounding and views along with all the activity areas and heated indoor and outdoor pools made this a real vacation destination. Near to Branson and the shows as well as golf courses which are south of Branson as is the facility. Will return to this lodge for more vacations and will include several days of fishing.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Cincinnati, OH
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

There were nine of us in four units for three nights (October 12-14) in the James River Lodge of the the complex. This was a family reuinion as well as a celebration of my brother's 90th birthday and an opportunity to see shows in Branson, a mere10-12 miles away on US 65 which was easily accessible from our lodge once we found our way around. Studio units provide enough space for two, while the condo units are double in size, provided even more comfort. We cooked breakfast for nine (!) on two mornings -- kitchens were well supplied with uitensils, etc. Only around the breakfast table (seating six) did we feel crowded. The staff at the registration desk was efficient, courteous, and extremely partient -- they all made you feel welcome and were there to assure your stay was pleasant. The location, in the rolling hills of the Ozarks, was magnificent, and although we used the complex as a motel, Big Cedar has a lot of things to do without leaving the complex. Had we not had so many other things planned with our family reunion and shows to see in Branson, it would have been nice to be able to take part in activities at the complex. Summing up: a great place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

I came to big cedar with my mother and two children for a conference. Entering the property we were awestruck at the magnificent beauty around us. We stayed in the spring lake lodge right by devils pool restaurant and were very pleased with our accommodations. Our first day boasted 85 degree october weather and it was spectacular. We swam outside in their heated pools and FORTY person hot tub! We enjoyed paddle boating which is one of many free amenities on site. The next day was 40 degrees and we enjoyed playing board games and watching new release DVDs in our room which are provided by guest services for free. Devils pool restaurant has an amazing breakfast buffet and doesnt break the pocket book. You should make reservations for dinner because they can be very busy! Food is great! Service ia great! The coffee shop has wonderful sandwiches and soups at a more affordable price and they are delicious!! They have specialty coffees and desserts too. The conference center was absolutely beautiful and it was perfect!! My favorite amenity at big cedar was the fitness center!! I felt like royalty working out in this place. Running on the treadmill on top a cliff watching the sun rise and shine on the marina and lake...speechless. I found myself smiling as I ran simply in awe of the beauty before me. The fitness center is the best ive ever seen at a hotel or resort. Free weights, pre loaded ez bars, dumbbells, multiple cardio and weights machines make up majority of the center. Sitting area has a fireplace to enjoy and rest. Free bottled water for participants was an awesome surprise. I am taking my husband back after christmas. This is my new favorite place!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Additional Information about Big Cedar Lodge

Property: Big Cedar Lodge
Address: 190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739-4500
Location: United States > Missouri > Ridgedale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ridgedale
Hotel Class:4 star — Big Cedar Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family-friendly resort on Table Rock Lake just outside of Branson, MO. This luxury resort features a variety of accommodation options including private cabins and lodges. On-site activities include mini golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. ... more   less 
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Big Cedar Hotel Ridgedale
Big Cedar Resort

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