I recently returned from a family trip at Big Cedar Lodge with my husband's mom, siblings and spouses. I'd never even heard of the Ozarks before going, and had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The grounds were wonderfully maintained, and most areas had a nice view of the lake.
Boat rentals: We rented boats 2 days. The boating staff at the marina went completely out of their way to help us. The boats were great.
Gym: I used the gym every day. I loved the selection of the complimentary fitness classes. The only complaint about the gym is that the treadmills had great views of the lake but the view was blocked by televisions attached to the treadmill. At least some treadmills shouldn't have the TVs.
Restaurants: The restaurant options were more than sufficient, however, they were crowded at times.
Cabins: We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin, with a loft. They were nice, but could use some sprucing up (i.e., new carpet). The bathroom in the master bedroom was nice. We grilled out a couple nights, and unfortunately, 1/2 of the grill wouldn't light.
I think Big Cedar Lodge would be great in the winter time as well when it's snowing. We enjoyed the complimentary smores by the bonfires as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This sprawling wilderness resort is located 1.7 miles from Big Cedar Hollow and 9 miles from the Branson Creek Golf Club. Accommodations range from rustic private cabins to warmly decorated lodge rooms, plus a modern cottage and a villa. All feature a sophisticated take on wilderness lodge decor, plus whirlpool tubs, free Wi-Fi and minifridges. Many have fireplaces. Amenities include a full-service spa, a fitness center with personal trainer, and pony and carriage rides, plus indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river and loaner kayaks/canoes. There are several dining options, ranging from a casual cafe to a rustic-chic space with lake views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Cedar Hotel Ridgedale
- Big Cedar Resort