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“Beautiful”
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Big Cedar Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ridgedale
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

There are so many things to do at Big Cedar. There is something for everyone in the family. No matter what time of year you go it is absolutely beautiful. We went during the end of Jan and there was just about no one around. The resort is so big that you can't even tell there is anything else there. We stayed in the Wilderness area and the rooms were beautiful! The attention to detail this resort has is just amazing. The room smelled like it was brand new and that no one ever even stayed in it! We will be going back in a few months to try out the Cabins. We got a peak at one of of those and when you walk in the detail and beauty just knock you off your feet. The staff were all very nice all around the resort from the tiny gift shop, the registration area, to the restaurant (also very tasty food). You can even take a shuttle around the resort so you don't have to drive! I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my overnight stay at Big Cedar Lodge. I stayed in one of the cabins on south property. I liked the privacy and spacious cabin. Nice to have kitchen and natural wood burning fireplace. Plenty of trophy fish and animals. Nice to have extensive cable TV channels and Internet.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Cabot, Arkansas
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Expect and receive EXCEPTIONAL accommodations, service, and attention to every need. Big Cedar is THE place to stay.
We have stayed in both lodges and in cabins in every area of the resort and find something charming about each one.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Illinois
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We love Big Cedar. Beautiful resort and excellent restuarants.
Great service!

We have stayed at Big Cedar numerous times during the last 12 years and we alway look forward to our next vacation at the resort. Little pricey but we alway come back for the experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I spent our 27th anniversary at Big Cedar after a referral from a friend. We had a cozy one room log cabin with a real wood burning fireplace and an operational kitchen (pots and pans and dishes) . It was the BEST place we have ever stayed. We wanted to return the following year but we waited too long to make our reservations and we couldn't get in at the time we needed. We stayed at another log cabin near Branson and it didn't even come close to Big Cedar. I wanted to make sure we made it this year so I booked our room in May for a January arrival. Our 29th anniversary was just as nice as the 27th. Guess where our 30th will be :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The grandview lawn was a beautiful location for my wedding day. But the communication and customer service of big cedar ruined the experience. It was incredibly hard to contact them, and on my wedding morning I arrived to find the white wedding chairs piled and muddy on the lawn. A crane stood directly in the background. These things were taken care of before the ceremony but it shows a bit of the lack of communication. The waterfalls had been turned off and there was construction taking place as well- which was not relayed to me beforehand. The beautiful landscaping for photos was a big part of why I chose big cedar and I was very disappointed. A jackhammer ran in the background during the entire ceremony. The chairs are the only thing big cedar provided. It was a hot outdoor wedding and we were not offered anything to drink. I was offered their public restroom as a place to change and prepare for the wedding. I felt second class. Considering the cost of renting the lawn was outrageous it was a waste. My advice- dont book big cedar.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Zachary, Louisiana
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this place 22 years ago but it was too pricey for our limited budget. We promised ourselves to come back when we could afford it:-)
We stayed at the Springview Lodge section of Big Cedar. Our view was perfect in every way!
From the minute we checked in we were super impressed- our room, the employees and the amenities couldn't have been better. We ate at all of the eateries with the Worman House being exceptional. Our only complaint was there weren't enough places to eat to accommodate the number of guests staying onsite.
It was our anniversary and we were surprised by a cake and champagne flutes compliments of
Big Cedar.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 
Also Known As:
Big Cedar Hotel Ridgedale
Big Cedar Resort

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