Luxury meets Nature at Big Cedar Lodge

For nearly 40 years, families from across the world have made their way to the small town of Ridgedale, Missouri to experience their own little slice of heaven on earth. Nestled between the calm waters of Table Rock Lake and the Ozark Mountains sits Johnny Morris’s 4,600-acre rustic luxury resort Big Cedar Lodge. Morris, a noted conservationist, CEO, and founder of Bass Pro Shops purchased Big Cedar Lodge in 1987.

Inspired by his childhood memories of family fishing trips and the beauty of Table Rock Lake, he created a place where families can connect in the great outdoors. The Lodge hosts 7 million guests annually, providing exclusive experiences tailored for a luxury audience. Guests can choose from five world class golf courses, lavish spa treatments, waterfront fine dining, and so much more during their getaway.

Exclusive Accommodations

Over the years, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort has evolved into a haven of luxury with a variety of breathtaking accommodations offering amazing views. From rustic log cabins and lakeside cottages to unique glamping units and private villas, each option embraces the natural landscape of the Ozark Mountains.

The exclusive accommodations at Big Cedar Lodge blend the comfort of home with the luxury of a resort, making your stay unforgettable every time. Enjoy the warmth of a real wood-burning fireplace, relax in your own jetted tub, and savor the scenic beauty from your private patio overlooking Table Rock Lake. Whether you need space for the whole family or a relaxing getaway spot for two, the world-class lodging will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

Award-Winning Golf Courses

During your stay, experience 5 unique golf courses, including the 19-hole championship course Payne’s Valley designed by Tiger Woods. Golf enthusiasts can find their paradise amidst the rolling hills and pristine landscapes of Big Cedar Nature Golf. Big Cedar Lodge stands as one of the world’s premier golf destinations attracting some of the world’s leading course architects, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, Bill Coore, and Ben Crenshaw.

The courses offer more than just a game. Tee off among breathtaking landscapes with dramatic views, cascading waterfalls, and encounter the native wildlife of the Ozarks. Each round of golf promises a journey through nature’s wonders making Big Cedar Lodge an unparalleled destination for golfers. As Big Cedar continues to grow the name of golf, it seamlessly blends the beauty of the Ozarks into each swing. Exclusive golf accommodations like the cottages at Payne’s Valley combine convenience, luxury and breathtaking views. The 4-bedroom golf cottage is ideal for a golf buddy’s trip or a family seeking a pristine location near world-class golf. Take a dip in your own private pool or cozy up by your private firepit and create lasting memories for the whole group.

Luxurious amenities, activities & attractions

Perhaps the most extraordinary facet of Big Cedar Lodge is the variety of ways you can connect with the great outdoors and enjoy world-class recreation while making memories. Whether you’d like to enjoy a day out on the fairways or relax in the spa, Big Cedar Lodge offers countless activities and attractions. Step into a world of tranquility at the 18,000 square foot Cedar Creek Spa & Salon. Complete with hand-hewn timber ceilings, natural stone floors, handcrafted stained-glass accents and antique-style chandeliers, the spa at Big Cedar Lodge creates a lush and peaceful environment for a day of pampering.

From revitalizing massages to rejuvenating facials, each treatment is designed to pamper and uplift, ensuring that your stay at Big Cedar is not just about luxury but holistic well-being. Whether you seek a refreshing swim or a leisurely afternoon by the water’s edge, five pools offer an escape amidst the beauty of the Ozarks. Surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature, the pools at Big Cedar have become more than recreational spaces – they are sanctuaries of relaxation and enjoyment.

In 2023, Big Cedar Lodge welcomed a new poolside cabana restaurant called The Swimmin Hole Bar and Grill. This luxurious popular swimming spot in the heart of the rustic resort is the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in delicious food. The menu offers bar service and a full menu including options from salads to sandwiches, pizzas, and more. The ambiance is perfect for a lazy afternoon by the pool. The Swimmin’ Hole Pool & Hot Tub features a heated saltwater pool open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to the large family pool, you’ll also find a dedicated adults-only pool, two hot tubs and plenty of lounge seating.

For lake enthusiasts, Big Cedar Lodge’s two-full-service marinas have everything you need for an exciting day on the water. Guests can rent their own boat, take fishing lessons from the pros, or even enjoy a cruise of Table Rock Lake on Goin’ Jessi, an exact replica of a 1934 Chris Craft, named after Waylon Jennings’ wife, Jessi.

World Class Dining

Food stands out as one of the many passions at Big Cedar Lodge, offering award-winning dining experiences from casual to fine. From savory upscale regional cuisine to signature creations, the menus embody culinary creativity. Beyond the exceptional cuisine, guests enjoy genuine Ozarks hospitality, breathtaking views, and an unforgettable experience, making dining at Big Cedar more than just a meal – it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories for all. Whether you’re at the highest elevation in Taney County at Top of the Rock’s Osage Restaurant or the rustic comfort of Devil’s Pool Restaurant, prepare for world class dining.

At Big Cedar, you’ll discover a rustic-luxury resort where your to do list can wait, unforgettable private lodging and the great outdoors. As you explore the award-winning golf courses, indulge in the spa’s rejuvenating treatments, and savor culinary delights, you’ll find that every aspect is designed to elevate your experience. It’s never too early to start planning your next adventure at America’s Premier Wilderness Resort.