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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I were there for a 4-day get-a-way. It was gorgeous and the employees friendly. We stayed at "The Falls" and our view was breathtaking, not to mention we had two separate balconies because we were in a corner room. Unfortunately for us, the weather was too cold to enjoy them for any length of time (up until the day we were to leave, then it warmed up quite a bit). The room was very spacious and beautifully decorated. The shuttles were very prompt! The only complaints we have are 1) housekeeping did not make up one of our beds one morning when they came to "do the room", we thought that was odd as everything else was taken care of, just not the bed. Also, we had construction/renovations going on close to our lodge and we had a whole lot of construction noise during those times when we did go outside on the balcony during the daytime. Another disappointment was that neither the "heated pool" nor the "hot tub" nearest to our lodge were heated. There was no sign or notice on the pool/hot tub directing us to a heated pool a little further away which we discovered the day we were to leave (which is something we could have investigated ourselves before the trip ended, but didn't so that's partially our fault for not asking). We were disappointed in the things mentioned above, but there were many wonderful things about the trip as well. The horse and carriage ride was fun, the nightly entertainment in the Buzzard Bar was fun and the food good. Our steak dinner at the Worman House was wonderful, next to a roaring fire and a sunset view..can't beat that. All in all, other than a few things that weren't so wonderful mentioned above, the trip was nice and I would love to visit again during warmer weather.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of Tablerock Lake.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JanainRidgedale, Director of Sales at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you for taking time out of your day to let us know about your stay at Big Cedar Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and we always love to hear from our guests. We are taking your experiences into consideration as we plan for the future. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon.

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Jana Letterman
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

First time here: Awesome just loved the place I'll be back. The veiw, the grounds, the rooms and activities all great! One minor exception I do not recommend the horseback riding. It's way over priced, located at Dogwood Canyon 20 min ride and then 10 min of paperwork then 10 min to the stable makes prep time too long for a 50 min ride and not a very pretty mostly level open range ride. Similar rides available in more beautiful locations for half the price within 20 min of the Big Cedar

Room Tip: All rooms good but If choosing a cabin the lake cabins are far from the resturants and pools whereas the cabins near the marina are in walking distance both are great just if you have small kids I would recommend the close cabins. Also in the Falls lodge the top floor is the first floor the 3rd floor is the bottom floor.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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JanainRidgedale, Director of Sales at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you for choosing Big Cedar for your 2013 Spring Break and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are glad you had a good time and we've also duly noted your comments about horseback riding at Dogwood Canyon. We will take this into consideration for future plans as we continue to enhance the experience at Dogwood Canyon. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

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Jana Letterman
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is the 2nd time we've stayed at Big Cedar to celebrate our anniversary. The one bedroom log cabins are amazing! The staff is very friendly and the resort is beautiful. The only disappointment we had was the horseback riding. They have now been moved to Dogwood Canyon. The trail ride at Dogwood Canyon was in more of an open pasture than in the mountains like we thought they would be. But as far as Big Cedar goes, you can't beat this place. It's absolutely the most wonderful place to go!

Room Tip: One bedroom cabins on the south side are more private
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went to celebrate our anniversary with our children and grandkids and had a short but very nice stay at Big Cedar. We were pleasantly surprised to find in our room a small cake and a card from the hotel congratulating us on the occasion.
After reading a few reviews saying how bad the Valley View Lodge rooms were, we were very concerned about what we would find but luckily were given rooms (odd numbers) on the second floor with really nice views to the property, not to the back parking lot (even numbers) so everything was just fine. The rooms were clean, spacious, sunny, adequate for the price and we had no complaints at all, except for the guests downstairs from us that kept banging on their ceiling when the children (one and a half and three years old) were running around, on their socks and on the carpet (!!). Didn't use the crib we had asked for because it was way too small, not a regular size one.
Also, they could have some more indoor activities for young children, and some sort of playroom, there was a cabin lined with tables for some classes for kids but nothing was going on and not a single toy in view. Unfortunately, the Friday evening campfire and Saturday activities were cancelled due to rain, but the kids enjoyed playing in the outdoors during the day and the paddle boats.
After driving four hours to get there, we wished we could stay longer as it is indeed a wonderful resort.

Room Tip: If you stay in the Valley View Lodge ask for second floor odd-numbered rooms.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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JanainRidgedale, Director of Sales at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Big Cedar Lodge. We are glad you had a wonderful time during your stay. We take your feedback very seriously and we appreciate the comments about your time in the Valley View Lodge and the lack of indoor activities for kids. We will take this into consideration for future planning. We hope to see you again soon!

With Genuine Ozarks Hospitality,

Jana Daugherty
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We visited Big Cedar on the recommendation of a few locals and they were right. This is a wonderfully planned resort featuring a conference center, rustic lodging, superior dining, and gorgeous grounds. Their shop is unique as well with many fishing/hunting related items (Bass Pro Shop owns the place). As you drive into the resort, the stream flows over the road, and there are waterfalls everywhere. Be sure to see Devils Pool.
We chose to try Sunday Brunch and were not disappointed. There were several areas to test your pallet and, of course, an ample desert table. Out table was at a window that provided a view of the lake below. I was surprised to see so many young families there as guests.
after brunch we walked the grounds and took many pictures. What a value just a few miles from Branson...it rivals the Chateau on the Lake.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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JanainRidgedale, Director of Sales at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2013

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your recent experience at Big Cedar Lodge. We love hearing back from our guests and we take your feedback very seriously. We are so happy you enjoyed the brunch and we hope to see you again soon.

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Jana Daugherty
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