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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very nice area and accommodations. Many activities to choose from and wonderful scenery. Family friendly and nice get away for all. All personal were friendly and helpful. Shuttle service to all areas with 24 hour service.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Falls Lodge, facing the West and had a wonderful view of Table Rock Lake.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Connie F
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BCLGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Connie F,
Thank you so much for your comments about Big Cedar Lodge. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at our property! We look forward to having you back with us in the future so that you can turn memories into traditions!

Matt Neal
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I've been to Big Cedar lodge three times over the past year. What an amazingly beautiful place! I don't think that I could possibly put into words how beautiful this property is & how relaxing. I've always been a beach girl through & through but this property on beautiful Table Rock lake has completely swayed my opinion. From the time that you enter the property you have mountaintop views of the lake. There are waterfalls everywhere as well as walking trails, beautiful flowers, & so much more. We have stayed in a cabin, the springs, & the falls. The Falls lodge is by far our favorite. The balcony that overlooks the lake & waterfalls is just breathtaking. The rooms are spacious & the lobby is beautiful.
The property offers a vast array of family activities such as boat rentals, tubing, fishing, hiking, a beautiful lake front beach, amazing pools by the lake as well as season art classes.
There is also a spa that I've visited. It is currently divided into two spots but they are building a new spa that promises to be grand. I've had facials, mani/pedis, & massages that have all been wonderful.
There are restaurants on property & they offer gluten free options as well. There is room service too. It is just wonderful to have a glass of wine or breakfast overlooking the lake.
And the lake....wow....one of the most beautiful that I've been on in the United States.
I cannot wait to go back to this beautiful property!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank tootlepops
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BCLGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear Tootlepops,
We're glad you found Big Cedar to be such a great place for you! We are very proud of our Falls Lodge which overlooks are beautiful corner of Table Rock Lake. We recently added our Big Cedar Beach Club and couln't be happier with how much of a hit it has been with our families. Keep an eye out for our new spa which should open in early 2014!! Next time you want to come back and enjoy a glass of wine you should join our Big Cedar Wine Club that we started back in 2011! Lots of fun!

Matt Neal
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

What a fabulous place to spend the 4th of July holiday! This resort is a "hidden gem"! They do not miss a beat in anything they do! The 3 current restaurants are all very good and have excellent service. There are so many activiites, it is the PERFECT place for a family with children of all ages! We visited 2 pools and the lazy river. The kids all played mini golf, also went to the beach where the kids got to canoe and kayak! We rented a boat for a day on the lake, also perfect!!
We went with friends and all shared a very large 4 bedroom, 4 bath suite. We had an incredible view along with a nice deck to relax on, a kitchen and a nice great room to hang out in. Plenty of space for 4 adults and 4 children!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Travelingirl1110
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BCLGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear Travelingirl1110,
We agree - coming to Big Cedar Lodge is the PERFECT way to spend the 4th of July! We're glad you were able to experience all 3 restaurants as well as our pools and lazy river! We also wanted to help keep you all busy with the mini-golf course, our new Big Cedar Beach Club with canoes and kayaks, & Bent Hook Marina's boat rentals. If you loved it here for the 4th of July, you should come back at Christmas! See you then!

Matt Neal
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We are fortunate to live close enough to Big Cedar that we are able to make an annual 4th of July family outing each year. The resort is unparalleld in the Midwest...everything you could possibly need or want, including good old relaxation, is available on property including multiple pools, restaruants, trails, water activities, a spa, fitness center, and well-marked 5K course. We have stayed in multiple cabins and 'hotel style' rooms, and all are spacious and comfortable. Big Cedar's annual 4th celebration includes food, games and kids activities on the lawn, as well as the most in-your-face up-front-and-personal professional fireworks show you'll ever see. Timed to a soundtrack of all American music, the fireworks show is attended by all on property guests, as wells as hundreds of boats that pull into Big Cedars cove to watch from the lake. Big Cedar's 4th of July celebration is a 'don't miss' event!!

Room Tip: If you want to stay on property for the July 4th events...make your reservation several months (if not a year) in advance.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Mrchanute
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BCLGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear MrChanute,

Thanks for the great review of our property! We know that relaxation and fun are 2 of the best experiences we can offer our guests. We pull out all the stops for the 4th of July. The celebration full of games for the kids, pincnic style bbq, great country music all perfectly lead up to the best part - the fireworks show! This year's fireworks show did not disappoint! Thanks for being loyal guest! We value your family tons, and can't wait to see you again next summer!

Matt Neal
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at Big Cedar Lodge in March 2013 with my boyfriend as a side trip from a visit to Tulsa. After much pondering over the website between hotel rooms and cabins we opted for a private one-room cabin. We didn’t regret it – the cabin was delightful and much bigger than we expected. On arrival we checked in at the main reception to a warm welcome and were directed on the drive to our cabin. I hadn’t expected the resort to be so large but our cabin was a five minute drive round to the other side of the lake. The cabin was absolutely delightful, a real picture-book experience. Even though it was one of the smaller cabins it was large and spacious – a huge king-size bed, large open fireplace with seating area and TV, a kitchen area with dining table a deck with an outside grill and seating area overlooking the lake. All the cabins are on the edge of the lake so stand on stilts and the way that they are positioned gives maximum privacy as they are set discreetly apart. The bathroom was a good standard with a Jacuzzi bath (with different coloured lighting within the bath). There were a variety of nice touches – a welcome basket, an evening delivery of home-made cookies and firewood. There was also wifi in the cabin – sometimes a little patchy but to be expected in the wilderness! The resort has a couple of restaurants and a bar as well as a couple of pools. The jacuzzis and outdoor pool are delightful and you can swim on the side of the hill while overlooking the lake. As we visited off-season not all the facilities were in use although you could hire boats etc. There was some building work taking place on site so some areas were unavailable. We had dinner in the bar one evening and there was a live country band – all good local entertainment. The food was average but good-sized, the type of thing you’d expect in a bar. The staff were all universally friendly, helpful and polite. Any problems and you could ring customer services and within a few minutes someone would knock on your door with firewood, shuttle bus to main resort etc. The main attraction for us at this resort was a really romantic break with luxury thrown in and we loved it. The only slight downside for us (and may be a bonus for others) was that the cabin was decorated hunting-style with a variety of animals’ heads!

Room Tip: There are a variety of cabins available as well as regular hotel rooms. The cabins are what make this place special so I would strongly recommend them.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bowtraveller
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BCLGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Big Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear bowtraveller,
We are so glad you enjoyed your cabin! Sorry about the construction you noticed on property, but I can tell you that we are VERY excited about the projects we have going on at Big Cedar. From our new spa to the renovations to Devil's Pool Restaurant and Buzzard Bar to our new Garden Chapel and the incredible covered bridge, Big Cedar is working hard to get better and better! We're glad you have a great little getaway and we can’t wait for you to come back. Try October when the leaves are changing – spectacular!

Matt Neal
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