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Summer 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 Summer Wellness Retreat August 21–25, 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 organic farming and sustainable living at Finley Farms for a replenishing riverfront getaway. Let the breathtaking beauty of the Ozarks revitalize you this summer while making memories to last a lifetime.

Can’t make it this summer? Save the date for our Fall Wellness Retreat September 12–15.

Day One | August 21

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 availble to sip on while enjoying a guitar and vocal performance.

Day Two | August 22

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

Rise and Shine Yoga & Mobility
Awaken the body and mind with an easy, energizing flow at the Camp Long Creek infinity pool overlooking Table Rock Lake.

Aqua Zumba
Indulge in the perfect blend of invigorating fitness and the great outdoors with Aqua Zumba. Our certified Aqua Zumba instructor will guide you through dynamic, vibrant, & engaging Zumba flows.

Aerial view of the urban farm at Finley Farms
Aerial view of the urban farm at Finley Farms in Ozark, Missouri, just a short drive north of Big Cedar Lodge.

Arrive at Finley Farms
Shuttles sweep you away to Finley Farms, a historic riverfront destination in Ozark, Missouri to explore sustainable living, organic farming and more. You’ll be welcomed by staff at The Workshop for a brief meet and greet and property overview. Coffee, tea, and other beverages will be available.

Honey Health Workshop
Explore the fascinating world of honey with Finley Farms Beekeeper Hanna Price. Sample a variety of local honey, learn how local honey can benefit your health, and see how honey is extracted from a hive firsthand.

Cyanotypes Workshop
Enjoy an immersive class on cyanotype printmaking at Finley Farms. Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces beautiful blue-toned prints through the power of sunlight. Create a stunning cyanotype printed tote bag using a variety of objects and botanical specimens.

Farmers Market & Dinner
Experience the Ozark Farmers Market at Finley Farms featuring local produce, artisan goods, crafts and live music. Stroll through the property’s urban farm to see organically grown flowers, mushrooms, fruits, veggies, and more. Afterward, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner before kayaking into the sunset.

Kayak + Cocktails
Spend the perfect summer evening taking in the sights and sounds of nature during an easy float up and back on the Finley River. After an hour on the water, paddle back to shore for craft cocktails and conversation.

The Ozark Mill at Finley Farms was originally built in 1833 on the banks of the Finley River.
Browse locally grown flowers, mushrooms, fruits, veggies and more during the Ozark Farmers Market.

Day Three | August 23

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.

Free Time
Use your free time to explore activities and amenities including the Cedar Creek Spa, golf cart tours at Top of the Rock, or the property’s paved 5K trail.

Tip: Guests are highly encouraged to schedule spa appointments for massages, facials, and more in advance as availability is limited.

Interior entrance to Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge
The Grotto Pool at Cedar Creek Spa
The Lost Canyon Cave Trail at Top of the Rock

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.

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Explore Big Cedar’s sprawling property while searching for clues. The team who completes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize!

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.

Day Four | August 24

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

Yoga Walk
Awaken the body and mind with a yoga walk along Top of the Rock’s Lost Canyon Cave Trail.

Museum Tour
At Top of the Rock’s Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with prehistoric creatures, galleries showcasing the American West and civil war and astounding collections of Native American artifacts, and artwork. Afterward, you’ll enjoy lunch at Top of the Rock.

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

Smoothie Class
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.

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.

Mantra Bracelets
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.

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.

Private Bonfire
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 a guitar and vocal performance.

Day Five | August 25

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

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 Summer Wellness Retreat is $1,650 per guest. Open to overnight, this price includes all meals, activities, and take-home items. Price does not include overnight accommodations. Questions? Please email