Big Cedar Lodge

Address: 612 Devil's Pool Road, Ridgedale, Missouri, 65739, United States | 4 star resort
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This 4 star resort, located on 612 Devil's Pool Road, Ridgedale, is near Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Kirby VanBurch Show, Moonshine Beach, and Table Rock State Park.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale

    Big Cedar wilder-mess club


    Big Cedar is an extremely nice place to go and relax but make sure you have lots of available cash because you'll need it. The wilderness club is something I'd steer away from. The sales personell they have are right off the used car lots I think and they are really slick. There are many hidden and expensive costs involved. Make sure you talk to someone who has a current ownership there BEFORE purchasing anything.

    It is also very difficult at times to get lodging there since you will have to go through the unbelieveable maize of dealing with Blue Green vacation club who runs the reservations and membership. In my honest opinion, it's not worth it. Beware.



    This place is wonderful! Relaxing and romantic! It can be expensive but if you look for specials, it makes it an even better place to unwind.

    The staff was wonderful and booking our next stay already!

    Big praise for Big Cedar


    I was recently at the Big Cedar Lodge and I was absolutely thrilled with everything. The setting is fabulous, the attention to detail is obvious in everything you see and everything they do to make your stay wonderful. They truly are a premier resort...I was in a cabin by the lake that was gorgeous,well appointed, with great style and a view I could have just looked at all day! We ate great meals at several of their restaurants, had cookies delivered to our door,a basket of goodies in our room,shuttle service 24 hrs a day,parklike grounds,and warm and wonderful staff. I have been to many very fine hotels,and I thought Big Cedar rivaled anywhere I have been. Bravo!

    EXCELLENT! A place for the entire family!


    Big Cedar Lodge is nestled into the pristine Ozark Mountains, where hospitality, attention to detail, and relaxation are at its highest.

    Though the lodge is a bit pricey, the vacation is priceless! Memories that are to be cherished for a LIFETIME will be created in this unique resort. Horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, croquet (mini golf), swimming (with hot tub and lazy river), golf, and the spa are among some of the most notable activities. This is an exquisite resort worthy of a 5 star rating!!!!

    To many hidden costs


    watch yourself when buying into the big-cedar wilderness club. You pay several thousand dollars for the points, then you have to pay for hidden costs when staying at your cabin or lodge. Plus the several hundred dollars a year for maintenance fees. Big-Cedar lodge is nice but the wilderness club is a scam to say the least.

    Another great week-end of relaxation


    Just returned from another great trip. This time we stayed in cabins on the far side of the marina. Like always everyone on staff were more than friendly. We visited "Christmas in the canyon" event and like everything else that Big Cedar does it all went perfect. My only complaint with the entire complex is the high mark up on merchandise at the gift shop. Although you expect to pay more for gifts on vacation this place is out of sight on much of it's items. I will go back but won't frequent the shop

    I got Married here


    World class!! This is the Greatest Place to stay !! Very Romantic leave the kids at home for this one or not they do have alot for kids .

    Nice, but not for the $$$


    Nice, nice place.. like Bass Pro Shops.. very, very, very expensive, and not worth the price, in our opinion.. the cabins are about $260 nightly (without tax, but at this rate, why care??). We questioned whether this place, as nice as it is, is worth $500+ for a 20-night stay, when you could stay at a dive-type place at Indian Point for $40 nightly.. If you have the money to waste, then Big Cedar Lodge is an experience to remember. However, if you're going to celebrate a special occasion, why on earth would you bother with Branson anyway?? What I am saying is Big Cedar Lodge is out of place, and out of price range vs the rest of the area. My mother stayed in the lodge and could hear her neighbors' televisions, among other things ;). So, for that upscale a place, to hear people through the walls, at rates of $120 nightly for Lodge Rooms.. it's just a disgrace. Someone has to pay for the high maintenance, grounds, and high taxes of the facility.. it's the hotel guests that get the bill. It's simply not worth the money, in our opinion, despite being a nice place. Dare I say it's a "ripoff" aimed at people who don't know better.

    Rustic Old West


    Large well kept grounds, secluded in trees, on the banks of Table Rock Lake, make this a premier rustic old west setting. Large lodges with huge rooms featuring jacuzzi's and fireplaces. Or, for a small fee, the governor's suite at about 2,500 sq. ft.! Nearly 100 small private cabins across the cove. Features a full service marina, riding stables, several on-site restaurants, and ample activities. If you love rustic, you'll love this place!



    My experience at Big Cedar was excellent in every way. I recommend the private cabins across Table Rock Lake from the lodge. The staff was courteous and professional. The food was incredible.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Ridgedale

    Ozark Film and Oak Ridge Boys

    A travel blog entry by villadale on Oct 06, 2015

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    Dixie Stampede

    A travel blog entry by villadale on Oct 05, 2015

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    Cloudy, quiet day

    A travel blog entry by fulkss on Oct 05, 2015

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    Walking Eureka Springs

    A travel blog entry by fulkss on Oct 04, 2015

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    The City that Water Built

    A travel blog entry by fulkss on Oct 03, 2015

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    ... it.    The museum also sold a Walking Tours book filled with historical information.  I started with Walk  #8 – up the steep Spring Street into a bed-and-breakfast area and back down the hill.  Exported shops and found a 60’s backpack in Granny’s Place – colorful, decorated with peace signs, fun.  Plan on more walking tours ...