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Adventure. Relaxation. Family Time. An Escape. Whatever type of getaway you're looking for, Big Cedar Lodge has the perfect itinerary for you and your friends and family. With wide-open spaces as far as the eye can see, sporting and water adventures, incredible dining, and of course, our world-class spa and championship golf courses, there is truly something for everyone. Browse through some of our favorite itineraries and plan your escape today!

GUYS' SUMMER EXCURSION
Top of the Rock golf course, hole 4, at Big Cedar

DAY ONE

  • Arrive at Big Cedar Lodge, check-in to your accommodation, and discover all of our amenities!
  • Check-in with one of our reservationists and confirm your tee times at our courses, Ozarks National, Buffalo Ridge, Top of the Rock, Mountain Top, or Payne’s Valley.
  • Head out to your course of choice and tee off for an unforgettable afternoon of golf with your buddies!
  • Following the greens, head to Top of the Rock and explore the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail
    • Pro Tip: Be sure to stop by the Bat Bar for some of John L’s Lemonade along the way!
  • Next up, head to Buffalo Bar for a frosty cold beverage before dinner on the patio while overlooking Table Rock Lake and views of the course offering.
  • Experience our evening Sunset Ceremony complete with the firing of the canon and a bag-piper.
  • After dinner, make your way to our Wine Cellar and Whiskey Bar for a cigar and nightcap.
Outside image of Bass Pro Shooting Academy

DAY TWO

  • At your leisure, grab a coffee and quick breakfast at Truman Cafè & Custard before hitting the links.
  • Enjoy another round of golf (or two!) at another one of our championship courses.
    • Pro Tip: If you're golfing at Mountain Top or Buffalo Ridge, take an easy lunch break at the Mountain Top Grill at the clubhouse.
  • Make your way back to your room for a quick break and drop off your gear where our shuttle will pick up you and your crew to head to the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy next.
  • After your shooting adventure, head to Buzzard Bar, for a casual dinner, combining the best of southern home-style cooking with your favorite cold beverage.
    • Pro Tip: Stick around until 8pm when our very own singing Cowboy takes the stage for live entertainment and an evening of laughs.
Boat with two fishermen on the lake

DAY THREE

  • Enjoy breakfast at Devil’s Pool Restaurant with views overlooking Table Rock Lake.
  • Check in at either Long Creek Marina or Bent Hook Marina for your guided fishing trip or boat rental, and head out for a day on Table Rock Lake.
    • Pro Tip: Pack your lunch or swing by The Canteen! at Long Creek Marina for a quick lunch. 
  • After this active weekend enjoy a 60-minute Sportsman’s Massage at our world-class Cedar Creek Spa.
  • Wrap up your trip at the Blue Fin Bar at Fun Mountain! Grab a pizza and beers for dinner and challenge your crew to a round of bowling in our one-of-a-kind underwater-themed bowling alley.
ADVENTURE ON THE WATER
Top of the Rock panorama view of reflecting pool, golf course and chapel at Big Cedar

DAY ONE

Tahoe sport series 700 deck boat

DAY TWO

  • Stroll to Truman Cafè & Custard for coffee, smoothies, and breakfast while overlooking the marina and Table Rock Lake.
  • Head to Bent Hook Marina for a day on the water! Stock up your cooler with lunch, snacks, and cold beverages from the marina before you hop on board your reserved boat.
    • Pro tip: For a fun, quick lunch break, head to Long Creek Marina and grab a bite from The Canteen!
  • Enjoy a casual dinner at Buzzard Bar, featuring southern home-style cooking with rustic décor.
Big Cedar Lodge

DAY THREE

  • Enjoy the breakfast buffet at Devil’s Pool Restaurant with views overlooking Table Rock Lake.
  • Head to the beach for yoga or snag a paddle boat for a leisurely morning on the water.
  • Take a lunch break with sandwiches and salads at Turman Cafe & Custard, or order a pizza to your room from Uncle Buck’s!
  • Catch some rays on the beach or while relaxing poolside. Don’t forget to check out our Lazy River!
  • Head to Long Creek Marina for an unforgettable Sunset and Dinner Cruise aboard our 62-foot luxury yacht, Lady Liberty.
  • Following the sunset cruise, head back to the resort and enjoy s'mores by the campfire.
LADIES' ESCAPE
Top of the Rock Sunset Ceremony with Real Civil War Cannon

DAY ONE

  • Arrive at Big Cedar Lodge, check-in to your accommodation, and discover all of our amenities!
    • Take a quick tour of Cedar Creek Spa and confirm your spa treatment reservations.
  • Settle into your accommodation, and then head to one of our beautiful pools to catch some late afternoon sun and a happy hour cocktail.
  • Head to the Top of the Rock for the evening and explore the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail before relaxing at Osage Restaurant for dinner.
  • Experience our evening Sunset Ceremony complete with the firing of the canon and a bag-piper.
Grotto Pool and spa at Big Cedar Lodge

DAY TWO

  • Order coffee, mimosas, fresh fruit, and other breakfast offerings to be delivered to your room for a low-key morning.
  • Stay relaxed while you suit up and head to the beach for a guided morning yoga session on the shores of Table Rock Lake.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the property on our 5K trail before grabbing a fresh salad or sandwich at Truman Cafè & Custard for lunch.
  • Next up, head to the Cedar Creek Spa and pamper yourself with a variety of spa treatments.
  • Take some time to enjoy the property and stroll through The Shoppe before heading back out for dinner and drinks.
  • Enjoy a casual dinner at Devil’s Pool Restaurant featuring our home-style cooking with wine or a signature drink in an elegant, rustic atmosphere.
    • Pro Tip: After dinner, head downstairs for Ladies' Night Out! Our popular Singin’ Cowboy, Clay Self, hosts live music into the evening.
Big Cedar Lodge

DAY THREE

  • Take a short drive to Long Creek Marina for an unforgettable our brunch cruise aboard our 62-foot luxury yacht, Lady Liberty.
  • After your cruise, make your way back to the resort and take in some more rays by the pool while enjoying a cold beverage.
  • Before dinner, explore your creative side with a fun afternoon of Paint & Pour! Sip on wine as our art instructor walks you through painting your own masterpiece to take home. 
  • Finish your evening with a visit back at Top of the Rock for dinner, drinks & laughs at Buffalo Bar.
  • After dinner, make sure to take in the Sunset Ceremony from the patio at Buffalo Bar.

 

FAMILY SUMMER BREAK
Fun Mountain underwater-themed bowling alley at Big Cedar

DAY ONE

  • Arrive at Big Cedar Lodge, check-in to your accommodation, and discover all of our amenities!
    • Meet a member of our team and grab the Kids Adventure Passport, check-out the offerings at Fun Mountain, and explore our complimentary paddle boats and canoes from Bent Hook Marina.
  • Settle into your accommodation and then head to our Big Bass Mini Golf course for a late afternoon round of putt-putt or a dip in one of the pools before grabbing some dinner. 
  • Head out for an evening of excitement at Fun Mountain and dinner at Uncle Buck’s. 
    • Pro Tip: Challenge the family to a race around the go-cart track and a round of bowling in our one-of-a-kind underwater-themed bowling alley
  • Enjoy the family bonfire, roast s'mores, and watch a movie on the Swimmin’ Hole lawn.
  • Before calling it a night, meander your way to Truman Cafe & Custard for dessert on the patio!
Lost Canyon Nature Trail

DAY TWO

  • Start your day at Devil’s Pool Restaurant for breakfast and coffee. 
  • Next, suit up, grab your sunscreen and head to the marina to hop on a boat for a day of fun on Table Rock Lake.
  • Make an afternoon pitstop at Long Creek Marina for a quick lunch from The Canteen and to stock up on snacks and beverages.
  • Head out for an evening at Top of the Rock and take off on an electric cart on the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail tour.
    • Pro Tip: Afterwards, come face to face with prehistoric creatures, explore Civil War history and take in the largest most impressive collection of Native American artifacts in the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.  
  • For dinner, dine on the patio of the Buffalo Bar or in the atrium at Osage Restaurant and enjoy picturesque views of Table rocks lake.
  • After dinner, experience our evening Sunset Ceremony complete with the firing of the canon and a bag-piper.
    • Pro Tip: Don’t forget to snap your selfie and tag us #topoftherock #sunsetselfie
Kids horseback riding at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park at Big Cedar

DAY THREE

  • Rise and shine and make your way to Truman Cafe & Custard for coffee, breakfast bites, and smoothies.
  • Take a short drive to Dogwood Canyon, our 10,000 acre nature park for segway tours, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more!
  • After a day of exploring, stop for lunch at the Dogwood Canyon Canyon Mill & Grill built right over Indian Creek.
  • Return to the resort and relax by the pool or snag one of our complimentary paddle boats or canoes at Bent Hook Marina.
  • Check the kids into the Kids Adventure Club at Fun Mountain for a fun-filled themed adventure with our activities staff.
    • Pro Tip: While the kids are occupied, Mom & Dad can sneak off for late afternoon massages and relax by the grotto in our world-class Cedar Creek Spa
  • Enjoy dinner & drinks at Buzzard Bar just before picking the kids up from the Kid’s Adventure Club at 8 PM.
  • Meet on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn for one last family adventure before the night is complete.  Race around Big Cedar to find the clues and the final prize in our Blacklight Scavenger Hunt!