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Fall 2024 Wellness Retreat

Big Cedar Lodge Itinerary

Rejuvenate, Relax, and Connect to the Great Outdoors

Embark on a rejuvenating journey in the Ozark Mountains at Big Cedar Lodge’s Fall Wellness Retreat September 12–15, 2024. Unwind, reconnect with nature, and revitalize your mind and body over the course of five days. Immerse yourself in meditation, yoga, and nourishing meals in the serene ambiance of Big Cedar Lodge. Explore 10,000 acres of nature and wildlife at Dogwood Canyon for a replenishing getaway. This experience promises breathtaking views of the Ozarks and memories to last a lifetime. Hurry and register today! Only 12 spots are available.

Falls Lodge at Big Cedar where all rooms have a Table Rock lake view from their balcony.
Big Cedar Lodge

Day One | Thursday, September 12

Arrive at Big Cedar Lodge
Check in to your accommodation at Camp Long Creek, and discover all of Big Cedar Lodge’s amenities!

Pro Tip: If you arrive earlier in the day before your accommodation is ready, feel free to take advantage of pool access, shopping at The Shoppe, or a leisurely stroll along our paved path.

Welcome Reception

  • Welcome and introductions from Big Cedar Lodge associates at Ozark Room in the Rec Center.
  • Retreat itinerary and activities overview
  • Meet and greet with other retreat participants
  • Enjoy beverages and a Trail Mix bar before dinner
  • Sharing of intentions, goals and aspirations. You’ll receive a leather journal where you can notate your top goals for the weekend. Customize your journal using leather burning tools.

Dinner at the Historic Worman House
This exquisite dining destination pairs beautiful views of Table Rock Lake with exceptional cuisine. Plated dinners will be served to each guest based individual selections.

Candlelit Yoga
Big Cedar’s resident yoga instructor, Denette, takes the group through a slow flow/relaxation candlelight yoga. This session is designed to relax the body and mind with mild stretches and deep breathing allowing the mind and body to settle for the end of the day.

Pro Tip: Download our shuttle app for convenient transportation on property.

Private Bonfire with S’mores
Participants may join the group for a private bonfire with s’mores overlooking Table Rock Lake. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and other beverages will be available to sip on while enjoying live music.

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park at Big Cedar Working Grist Mill exterior
Adventure awaits on day two at Dogwood Canyon.

Day Two | Friday, September 13

Drop-in Breakfast, Informal
Breakfast boxes, coffee, juices, and a mimosa bar will be provided.

Arrive at Dogwood Canyon
Shuttles sweep you away to Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000-acre nature park in Lampe, Missouri to interact with nature and see wildlife. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains 20 minutes away from Big Cedar, the property features bluffs, waterfalls, creek beds, handcrafted bridges and wildlife including bison and elk.

Yoga Walk
Awaken the body and mind with a yoga walk around Dogwood Canyon. Along the way, you’ll see crystal-clear streams, cascading waterfalls and the wildlife that calls Dogwood Canyon home. Afterward, you’ll enjoy lunch at the Chuckwagon Site, which features a large streamside pavillion and grassy lawn.

Tram Tour
Step aboard a comfortable, open-air tram and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon! This adventure includes a two-hour narrated tour of the park as you pass by bluffs, waterfalls and other scenic views. Plus, you’ll cross the Arkansas border and enter the Bison-Elk Country pasture, encountering the largest residents at Dogwood Canyon.

Free Time
Find your own adventure during two hours of free time. Sign up for bike rides, horseback riding, wildlife kayaking, and other activities. Or, explore nine miles of nature trails and six miles of paved paths.

Creative Writing Session
Let sweeping views of the canyon inspire you to flex your creative writing muscles during this guided workshop. Afterward, you’ll head back to Big Cedar to freshen up for dinner.

Lady Liberty Dinner Cruise
Dine on the water! Enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks and a delicious meal while cruising Table Rock Lake on our custom-built 62′ luxury yacht, Lady Liberty. This distinctive yacht has a beautifully appointed main cabin, a unique fantail veranda, and a spacious, open-air upper deck.

Bonfire & S’mores
Cozy up next to the bonfire to snack on s’mores and take in views of the starry Ozarks sky. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and other beverages will be available to sip on while enjoying live entertainment.

Day Three | Saturday, September 14

Camp Long Creek swimming pool lined with reclining chairs, vivid sunset and lake in the background
Camp Long Creek features a large heated saltwater infinity pool and hot tub overlooking the lake.

Drop-in Breakfast, Informal
Morning breakfast will be hosted at the Camp Long Creek pool.

Poolside Stretch, Roll & Mobility Class
Start the morning poolside with a stretch, roll and mobility class. Use small balls, foam rollers and bands to stretch the body and work on tense muscles while focusing on flexibility.

Charcuterie & Board Burning
Learn to build the perfect charcuterie board! Guests will also have the opportunity to customize their boards with a wood-burning technique. The charcuterie will serve as lunch.

Skin Care Class
Featuring the Luksus Skin Care line, this class features skin care education and demonstrations that are guaranteed to make you glow.

Tip: Various, complimentary Luksus Skin Care samples will be given to each guest. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to purchase full-size products from Cedar Creek Spa.

Smoothie Wars
Big Cedar’s nutrition coach walks through a variety of fruits and veggies and their health benefits highlighting what foods are beneficial for specific ailments. Afterward, you’ll join forces with other attendees to see which team can create the best smoothie.

Big Cedar Lodge History Walk
Travel back in time and learn about the rich history of Big Cedar as you explore the 100-year-old homes of the Simmons and the Wormans. Hear about the mysterious Devil’s Pool, the formation of Table Rock Lake, a popular dude ranch, and the ghost of Dorothy Worman. Our expert guide will captivate you with amazing stories and a few surprising secrets as you discover the history of this land when it was inhabited by Native Americans through its transformation to become America’s Premiere Wilderness Resort.

Essential Oils & Tea Blending Class
Learn the health benefits of essential oils and tea. Using your newly-found knowledge, create your own custom blend of essential oil bath salts.

Lake Cruise & Dinner
Take in the beauty of Table Rock Lake during a short lake cruise before arriving at the Chuckwagon site. Watch a live-fire cooking demonstration, then enjoy dinner and entertainment by a local musician.

Bonfire & S’mores
Cozy up next to the bonfire to snack on s’mores and take in views of the starry Ozarks sky. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and other beverages will be available to sip on while enjoying a guitar and vocal performance.

People enjoy yoga flows on stand up paddleboards on Table Rock Lake.

Day Four | Sunday, September 15

Mantra Bracelets
Get crafty over breakfast! Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of beads and make their own mantra bracelet based on personal goals or daily affirmations.

SUP Yoga Class
Join us on beautiful Table Rock Lake for a Stand-Up Paddleboard Fitness Class. It’s a fun and easy way to play on the water while experiencing an amazing, low-impact full-body workout. Our instructor will guide you on different exercises – from learning to stand up and paddle, to more complex techniques, depending on your skill level.


Big Cedar’s Fall Wellness Retreat is $1,650 per guest. This price includes all meals, activities, and take-home items. Price does not include overnight accommodations. Questions? Please email