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Dive into Ultimate Summer Fun at Big Cedar Lodge

This summer, the award winning resort Big Cedar Lodge emerges as the ultimate destination for families, couples, and adventure seekers. Nestled in the picturesque Missouri Ozark Mountains, this 4,600-acre rustic luxury resort offers an array of world-class experiences, from waterfront dining, championship golf, and thrilling water adventures ensuring a nostalgic summer getaway for all.

Stunning views of Table Rock Lake from the Swimmin Hole Pool

Dive into Big Cedar Lodge’s “Best Summer Ever” season and relive those cherished summer memories with numerous events and activities for the whole family. Spend the afternoon peddaling boats across Table Rock Lake, competing in mini golf tournaments, and enjoying classic outdoor games like volleyball and pickleball . Savor warm summer evenings with family movie nights on the Swimmin Hole Lawn and cozy campfires that bring everyone together. Let your creativity flow at the Terarium Workshop and Charcuterie & Wood Burning classes, or step into a whimsical afternoon at the Mad Hatter Tea Party. These nostalgic adventures are just a taste of the timeless fun awaiting you this summer.

Relax in Style with Swimmin’ Hole Cabana Rentals

Escape to Ozarks paradise at the new private poolside cabanas at the Swimmin’ Hole Adult Pool. The cabanas feature amenities such as ceiling fans, couches, and towel services, along with delectable options from the Swimmin Hole Bar & Grill, it’s the perfect oasis for a stress-free afternoon in nature.

Set Sail for Adventure on Scenic Cruises and Water Excursions

Journey across Table Rock Lake aboard Big Cedar’s 62-foot luxury yacht, Lady Liberty. Whether you prefer daytime excursionsbrunch outings, or evening dinners, there are various options to suit your preferences, including special occasions throughout the seasons. For a showstopping excursion, mark your calendars for Fourth of July and Labor day for Lady Liberty’s unforgettable fireworks cruise

Cast your line and reel in the catch of the day on a guided fishing excursion or embark on a thrilling boating adventure with personal watercraft rentals from Bent Hook Marina and Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina. If boating isn’t your thing, relax with your family on the Big Cedar Beach. With endless opportunities for aquatic exploration, Big Cedar Lodge invites you to dive into summer fun on the water. 

For a unique experience on the water, the Table Rock Lake Tour, Goin Jessi is the perfect summer excursion. The Goin’ Jessi is an exact replica of a 1934 Chris Craft, named after Waylon Jennings’ wife, Jessi. Relax under the summer sun as a Big Cedar Lodge guide takes you on an hour-long cruise of Table Rock Lake. 

After a day of summer adventure, treat yourself to delicious ice cream at Truman Café & Custard. Whether it’s a classic cone or a decadent sundae, it’s the perfect way to beat the summer heat and indulge your sweet tooth.

Couples enjoying ice cream at Truman Cafe’ & Custard

Tee Off in Paradise on Championship Golf Courses

Experience the beauty of the Ozarks while teeing off on championship golf courses designed by industry-renowned architects. Big Cedar is also home to Payne’s Valley, Tiger Woods’ first public access golf course. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a novice, each round promises breathtaking views of the Ozark Mountains and unforgettable moments. 

Family Fun with Outdoor Exploration

Discover the wonders of nature at Top of the Rock’s Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail. From cascading waterfalls to majestic rock formations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And don’t forget to cool off with a refreshing drink from the Bat Bar along the way.

Savor Culinary Delights with Breathtaking Views

Savor the flavors of the Ozarks at Big Cedar Lodge’s diverse dining venues. From upscale fine dining at Osage Restaurant and to casual southern comfort food at Devil’s Pool Restaurant, there’s something to satisfy everyone. Just below Devil’s Pool Restaurant, guests can enjoy live entertainment each night at the Buzzard Bar, featuring performances by Big Cedar’s own Singin Cowboy, Clay Self.

For a fun date night, grab a cocktail at the newly opened Harry’s Cocktail Lounge and Bar, offering sweeping views of Table Rock Lake, before heading upstairs to the The Worman House Bistro for an upscale dining experience.

Guests can even witness breathtaking sunsets during the Top of the Rock Sunset Celebration Dinner. Savor a delicious 4 course meal and sip on our selected house wine or upgrade to a premium wine. Finish off your meal with a specialty Sunset Cannonball Cocktail for a memorable fine dining experience overlooking Table Rock Lake.

Sunset Ceremony at Top of the Rock

Rustic-Luxury Accommodations

Cozy up by a real wood burning fireplace in a Big Cedar Lodge rustic log cabin or lakeside cottage—these world class accommodations combine the comfort of home with the luxury of a resort. The Lakeside Two-Bedroom Family Cottage is the perfect way to connect with nature and is just a short walk from Big Cedar’s incredible infinity pool and the peaceful waters of Table Rock Lake. 

Looking for a unique camping adventure on the shores of Table Rock Lake?  Camp Long Creek is an extension of Big Cedar Lodge that offers charming camp cabins, rustic camp hunts, and unique glamping tents, where the perfect blend of comfort and nature awaits. Whether you’re planning a romantic couple’s retreat or a family escape by the lake, this one-of-a-kind experience promises an ideal getaway.

Summer concerts at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena

The anticipated return of concerts is underway at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena. This extraordinary venue embodies founder Johnny Morris’s vision of connecting guests with nature and offers a one-of-a-kind experience amidst the scenic Ozark mountains. The grand opening concert during Memorial Day weekend featured country music sensation Morgan Wallen, setting the stage for an unforgettable season. This summer, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is set to host world-class entertainers, from The Rolling Stones to Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, and more. To buy tickets and view the full list of events, visit

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena

Day Trip to Finley Farms

Venture beyond the rustic charm of Big Cedar Lodge and discover the history of The Ozark Mill at Finley Farms. Located on the banks of the Finley River, Finley Farms features farm-forward restaurants, vibrant event venues, a riverside wedding chapel and an urban farm. Don’t forget to check out our lineup of summer workshops at Finley Farms. Here you’ll learn a new trade during classes or celebrate among friends for a holiday brunch, lunch, or special dinner. Whatever the occasion, we promise a memorable experience filled with top-notch Ozarks hospitality.

The Ozark Mill at Finley Farms was originally built in 1833 on the banks of the Finley River.

Plan Your Ultimate Summer Adventure at Big Cedar Lodge

With tranquil retreats, thrilling outdoor excursions, and entertainment for the whole family, Big Cedar Lodge offers something for everyone to savor under the summer sun. Come experience the excitement this season and start planning your next adventure!