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Cabin Life: Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri

Situated in the Ozark Mountains along Missouri’s Table Rock Lake, Big Cedar Lodge is an outdoor paradise comprised of 4,600 acres with 317 accommodations spanning private lakeside log cabins, glamping tents, cottages, and guestrooms. Originally developed in the 1920s and reconceived in 1988 by Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris, the property features five swimming pools; four restaurants; an 18,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; a kid-friendly Fun Mountain with an arcade and rock climbing wall; and a custom, 65-foot luxury yacht for groups and private events, and much more.

The Osage Rotunda dining room with a log ceiling and central fireplace
A Lakeside Cottage at Big Cedar Lodge
A glamping tent perched on the lake

Now through December 31st, the lodge has morphed into a veritable winter wonderland with Home for the Holidays, including holiday offerings such as an outdoor holiday ice skating rink; gingerbread house build-offs; make-your-own ceramic ornaments at an Elves winter workshop; cookie baking with Mrs. Claus; and holiday wreath making. 

The seasonal rink with a massive tree in the center. Skating is $20 per day including skate rentals.
Book a holiday tram tour to see more than two million twinkling lights ($20 per person). The tour includes hot cocoa or hot cider and s’mores on a stick.


 “We are so excited to celebrate our annual Home for the Holidays season at Big Cedar Lodge this month,” says Laura Head Elliott, Director of Marketing. “Every year we go all out for the festive season and introduce new programming and décor that will make every family’s stay memorable and festive. There’s something for everyone at Big Cedar, with activities like ice skating, visits from Santa himself, holiday tram tours, and over two million dazzling lights across our slice of heaven in the Ozarks. There’s truly no place like Home for the Holidays.”

A decorative replica of the Lodge’s types of accommodations.

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