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JUNE - AUGUST

Ah, summer at Big Cedar Lodge... The air is fresh and the cool breeze from the lake makes life feel simple. The glass-smooth water in the cove is waiting for skiers and wakeboarders. The trout are biting at Dogwood Canyon and the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail is yearning to be discovered. Truman Café & Custard has delicious cold treats ready, and our fairways are trimmed and ready for tee-off. There’s so much to explore. Come enjoy the Best Summer Ever at Big Cedar Lodge!

Recommended Itineraries

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!

BEST SUMMER EVER ACTIVITIES

Campfire with Chairs placed around it

CEDAR HOLLOW HOOP-DEE-DOO


TUESDAY (21 AND UP) & THURSDAY (FAMILY) | 6:30PM

Enjoy a short guided boat trip to our Big Cedar Chuckwagon Site where we’ll have a campfire with s’mores, live entertainment, lawn games, limbo and other fun activities! After the hoop-dee-doo, enjoy a tram ride back to the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn. Bring the whole family for this one-of-a-kind summer hoop-dee-doo!

Reservations required

$65 PER PERSON
Couples on the patio at Buffalo Bar enjoying outdoor casual dining with view of the valleys and Table Rock Lake at Top of the Rock at Big Cedar

 

SUMMER DINING WITH A VIEW


DAILY

Open-air patio seating, breathtaking views, and amazing cuisine. Join us for a remarkable dining experience at our Top of the Rock restaurants including Osage Restaurant, Buffalo Bar. Make sure and Waiting for a table or just want to relax with family and friends? Wine and spirits are also available at the End of the Trail All-American Wine Cellar. Dining at Top of the Rock is the perfect way to end an evening after soaking in the breathtaking views of the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Lady Liberty boat on tablerock lake

CRUISE ON LADY LIBERTY


TUESDAY, THURSDAY | 6:00PM-7:30PM

Looking for laid back adventure? A cruise on Lady Liberty is the perfect low key adventure experience. Our custom built 62’ luxury yacht is a unique destination to enjoy dinner with a view while cruising Table Rock Lake. All passengers must be able to navigate stairs and a minimum number of participants must be met.

Reservations required

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Lost Canyon Nature Trail

LOST CANYON CAVE CART TOUR


DAILY

Experience the unforgettable two and a half-mile journey on an electric cart as you explore the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon and Nature Trail. This dramatic trail was created to highlight stunning rock formations, waterfalls and views of Table Rock Lake. Don’t forget to stop at the Bat Bar for a fresh glass of lemonade.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tahoe sport series 700 deck boat

SUMMER ON THE LAKE


MONTHLY SPECIALS

Imagine the adventures you'll have on a seemingly endless playground on Table Rock Lake! Whether you're looking to ski, fish, or to simply enjoy a leisurely cruise, our marinas offer a variety of boats to ensure you and your family have the best summer ever!

JUNE SPECIAL

  • Receive an hour off boat rentals with a $150 merchandise purchase. (Minimum 2-hour rental)

JULY SPECIAL

  • Free tube rental with an 8-hour boat rental starting July 6

AUGUST SPECIAL

  • 10% off rods, reels, and tackle

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

bingo card in hand

BEVERAGE & BINGO


TUESDAYS | 1:00PM

Beverages + Bingo + Prizes = the perfect excuse to celebrate! This activity is complimentary for resort guests, and your first beverage is on the house. Additional beverages are available for purchase. Offered in the Table Rock Event Room, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain. Must be 21 years of age or older.

RESORT GUESTS ONLY.

Reservations required

Fun Mountain go-karts for the kid in all of us at Big Cedar where adults can drive the Nascar-inspired track.

 

Family Summer Fun


Whether you’re climbing to the top of the rock wall, navigating through our ropes course, or zooming down the slide of the pirate ship, there's plenty of summer adventures for the entire family at Fun Mountain!

JUNE
  • Spin into the Summer! Buy one Flip Zone ride, get one Spin Zone ride
JULY
  • Wear Red, White & Blue and get DOUBLE the standard bonus
August
  • Too Cool for School Special: $30 game card for $25

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Kids Adventure Club

KIDS ADVENTURE CLUB


BEGINNING JUNE 1ST

MONDAY - SATURDAY | 9:00AM & 4:00PM

Our adventurous Activities Team will provide an interactive experience with a variety of activities for children to enjoy. They’ll have fun-filled adventures as they make friends, learn skills, build a cozy critter and earn themed adventure badges.

$80 per child; includes lunch or dinner, themed adventure badge, ranger vest and cozy critter. Offered at the Kids’ Nature Discovery Center, located at Big Cedar Fun Mountain. 

Reservations required.

RESORT GUESTS ONLY

A little boy and little girl fishing in the

Kids Fishing Fun


SUNDAYS & THURSDAYS | 10:00AM & 11:30AM

Nothing says summer memories quite like catching your first fish! Bring your kiddos to the Kids Fishing Pond for fishing instruction and the opportunity to participate in the biggest fish and casting competition. This activity is complimentary and poles and bait are provided. Offered to children ages 3-14.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations required.

RESORT GUESTS ONLY

Close up of Caulking gun at Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy

BEST SHOOTING EVER


DAILY

Learn a new skill this summer at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy... a stunning outdoor playground for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Try your hand in various shooting disciplines including ATA Trap, Wobble Trap, American Skeet, 5 Stand and Sporting Clays. Shotguns, ammunition, clay targets, and all required safety gear are available, or bring your own!

SUMMER SPECIAL

  • $25 shooting sampler, equipment included

Prices vary per activity

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Image of a green on the golf course

PLAY THE BEST COURSES EVER


Enjoy a round on Ozarks National, voted best new course in America by Golf Digest, Buffalo Ridge Springs, Top of the Rock, or Mountain Top.

BOOK A TEE TIME
GOLF PACKAGES

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Waterfall along the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave Nature Trail at Big Cedar

SCENIC NATURE WALK AT TOP OF THE ROCK


TUESDAY-SATURDAY | 1:30PM
WEDNESDAYS | 11:45AM

Join us for a leisurely two-and-a-half-mile guided adventure along the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail. This scenic walk will relax your mind and body as you enjoy extraordinary views of Table Rock Lake, stunning waterfalls and rock formations, and the breathtaking Lost Canyon Cave featuring a cascading four-story waterfall.

$30 per person. Offered every Tuesday-Saturday at 1:30pm and on Wednesdays at 11:45am. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. Lasts approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. Meet at the Top of the Rock Welcome Center.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Beach chairs and umbrellas in the sand at Bent Hook Marina beach at Big Cedar

BEACH ACTIVITIES


In addition to plenty of motorized boats and watercraft, Bent Hook Marina offers guests more relaxed options for enjoying Table Rock Lake. Snag a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat for a leisurely summer excursion on the water. After you're done, continue relaxing on the beach while you soak up the sun!

Complimentary

RESORT GUESTS ONLY

Yoga lakeside at Big Cedar

YOGA ON THE BEACH


TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 7:15AM

Enjoy a relaxing 50-minute yoga session on the Big Cedar Beach. $10 per person.  Beach towels will be provided. Meet at the Big Cedar Beach in front of Bent Hook Marina.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Big Cedar Lodge

BIG BASS MINI GOLF


DAILY

Putt, putt, putt! Our Big Bass Mini Golf makes for a perfect summer activity after soaking up the sun on Table Rock Lake! Fun for all ages, challenge your family to take their best shot at a hole-in-one through our Big Bass!

Complimentary

RESORT GUESTS ONLY

Horseback riding through the trails at Big Cedar

HORSEBACK RIDING AT DOGWOOD CANYON


Horseback riding at Dogwood Canyon provides an opportunity to encounter areas of the park not seen from the tram or the walking and biking trails. Experienced wranglers will guide you on a leisurely ride along Little Indian Creek where you’ll enjoy scenic views, pass alongside incredible rock bluffs and ride through several creek crossings. The stunning Little Indian Stables feature 24 stalls that allow you to visit the horses before your riding experience. Book your ride online to secure a spot!

Reservations are recommended

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Couple on a Segway Tour at Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail at Big Cedar

SEGWAY TOURS AT DOGWOOD CANYON


Take an enjoyable and informative 90-minute guided Segway tour through nature's playground at Dogwood Canyon. Experience breathtaking views amongst the towering bluffs, waterfalls, and creek beds of the Ozarks.

Reservations are recommended

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park Jeep Tour at Big Cedar

PRIVATE JEEP TOURS AT DOGWOOD CANYON


The most “up close and personal” way to view the park is aboard one of our cross-country vehicles. Offered year-round, but with limited availability, this guided tour gives parties of one to three guests a close glimpse into the heart of the canyon and a return trip via back-country logging roads.

Reservations are required

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bison and deer at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

WILDLIFE TRAM TOURS AT DOGWOOD CANYON 


Step aboard the comfortable, open-air trams and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on a 2-hour Wildlife Tram Tour. You’ll wind through the canyon floor past towering bluffs and cascading waterfalls. Then, cross the Arkansas border where your tram may mingle with herds of American bison, elk, whitetail deer, and Texas Longhorn.

Reservations are recommended

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Plan ahead for your stay at Big Cedar Lodge. Check out the activities and special events we offer this month.

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Big Cedar Lodge

612 Devil's Pool Rd.
Ridgedale, MO 65739

Call Us | 877-312-0376

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