Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, MO

190 Top of the Rock RoadRidgedale, MO 65739
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Tucked away in the comforts of the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge provides guests with luxurious amenities, outdoor adventures, and quaint accommodations. Home to Top of the Rock, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a full-service marina, and a wealth of outdoor activities, resort guests are entertained throughout their entire visit. Accommodations feature fireplaces, refrigerators, and tranquil mountain views.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID and E-ticket when checking in. A credit card is required for deposit upon check-in. Check in time is 3PM. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Ridgedale Travel Experts
  • Choose from a wide selection of lodges, cozy cottages, and private log cabins.
  • Popular Branson attractions, Top of the Rock and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, are located onsite.
  • Activities onsite include bonfires, kiddie pools, a lazy river, canoes and kayaks, and more.
  • Internet access is available at Truman Coffee & Cafe, the lobby, and in all cabins and rooms.
  • Take advantage of the wide selection of restaurants, bars, and lounges at the resort.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Boat Rental
  • Children's Pool
  • Elevator
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Fishing Guide Service
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playground
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • Fishing Deck/Pier
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Concierge Services
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Marina on Property
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Lazy River
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
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from Big Cedar Lodge
Check-In: 3:30pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Property Location
With a stay at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, you'll be within the vicinity of Branson Creek Golf Club and Table Rock Lake State Park. This 4.5-star lodge is within the vicinity of Pointe Royale Golf Course and Showboat Branson Belle. Located only 10 miles south of Branson, MO, guests are treated to scenic vistas, refreshing mountain air, and Ozark hospitality.

Make yourself at home in one of the 260 well-appointed accommodations in it's collection of lodges, cozy cottages, and private log cabins. All are outfitted with plush, rustic décor and offer all the privacy needed for a quiet and relaxing vacation retreat. Currently, Big Cedar Lodge does not accept pets and is proud to be a smoke-free property. They offer complimentary wireless Internet access to keep you connected and a wide range of resort activities.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 5 heated outdoor swimming pools or 6 hot tubs (seasonally). We also offer Bent Hook Marina, Big Cedar Kids' Adventure Club for children 4-11 years and Fun Mountain for all ages (fee).

Grab a bite at Top of the Rock's Osage Restaurant, one of the lodge's 8 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 6 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator (lift). This lodge has 15 meeting rooms available for events and several locations for a wedding. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Smithville, Missouri
"We visit twice a year! Allergy friendly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020 NEW
My family of four (kids 8/6) LOVES Big Cedar Lodge. We stay at the Wilderness Club twice a year. We’ve been at least 12 times in the past 7 years, and always go around Christmas and in August. There is so much to do in the winter. We love that we can do all of our holiday traditions and fun in one weekend. After our trip to Big Cedar in early December, we don’t feel the need to run around Kansas City, where we live, doing Christmas activities. We did them all at Big Cedar. These are our typical Christmas long weekend recommendations: 1. Breakfast with Santa is worth the money! He comes right to your table and no waiting in lines. Although it is a buffet, the chef is able to make suggestions on what my daughter/husband can eat. Between the two of them they are severally allergic to wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, lentils, shellfish, and chickpeas. With a list like that, eating out can be crazy hard! 2. The Christmas light wagon ride is also worth the money. The kids drink hot cocoa and sing Christmas carols. 3. We typically do one fancy meal out and we enjoy Buffalo Bar at Top of the Rock. The food is wonderful, they have a great wine selection, the fire places are cozy, and there is typically live music. We like to go on Sunday evening so the kids don’t disturb anyone’s date night. The staff is knowledgeable about how the food is prepared and double check everything with the chef. 4. Typically it’s been warm enough to still swim outside in December at the heated pool or at least enjoy one of the many hot tubs. 5. The kids love doing the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt. It’s free and the kids win a prize. We make it a hiking event and walk while we do it and enjoy the grounds. We always stop at the beach to skip rocks and turtle pond to feed the turtles. 6. S’mores at the fire pit, followed by Santa arriving by tractor, and a fire work show are a highlight. One kid gets selected to light the Christmas tree through a drawing. Meeting Santa is free and a gift is also handed out to kids for free. 7. The kids love to play mini golf and shuffle board. I can’t say enough positive things about Big Cedar. The staff is well trained, the grounds are perfect, and the resort is perfect for families or a romantic weekend. I need to do a summer review because that is when I usually go to the spa and my husband golfs. My kids have been to several countries, Disney World, the beach, but their favorite trip is always Big Cedar Lodge.
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L Diane B
Olathe, Kansas
"Even the winter weather can't keep us away!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020 NEW
Validation that you don't need the sun and 80 degree weather to enjoy the stay at Big Cedar. We have been here in the winter months before and enjoyed all that winter brings to BC. A quiet, slow pace if that's what is needed and still the enjoyment of live entertainment at Buzzards Bar in the evening if that's your choice as well. Of course, meals at Devil's Pool - - a win win.
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"A Winter Respite with all the frills"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020 NEW
If you are looking for a wonderful escape from the winter doldrums, Big Cedar would be a great place to start. From the upscale cabins overlooking the lake to a first class spa and dining accommodations; add to this lake views and proximity to Branson. We make this our annual getaway. Even in snow the convenient shuttle service, warm cozy fires, great food and exceptional service melts your winter cares away. Room service is available as well to all the cabins to and from restaurants and facilities and is just a phone call away. If you desire, there is fun mountain for the kids and young at heart providing rock climbing, game arcades, pooltables and an under the sea motif bowling alley. Summer provides outdoor pools and a full service marina and fun outdoor activities. Big Cedar will provide a winter getaway that will make you want to return every year.
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Westmont, Illinois
"2nd Visit, BC did not Disappoint"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020 NEW
This was our 2nd visit in 6 months. First time is was just me and the wife and we loved it. We thought our 4 year old might enjoy it more, and we were right. We came down for Christmas, and Big Cedar really goes all out. The resort is beautifully decorated, it was like a winter wonderland. Tons of festive things to do for the whole family. The tree lighting ceremony on Christmas Eve was over the top and well executed. Our daughter was smiling ear to ear. If you want to do something different for the holidays, I highly recommend checking it out. We stayed in one of the cottages over by the infinity pool area. Very nice little cottage. We walked in and they already had a little Christmas tree setup, it really gave a festival feeling. All the cottages had Christmas lights on them. The beds were very comfortable. We had alittle loft area in our cottage that our daughter loved playing in. Our balcony had nice view of the lake. We are looking forward to our next visit in the summer!
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Richland, Missouri
"A very pleasant and restful weekend "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
My husband and I decided that we really needed to getaway and chose big cedar lodge and are so glad we did. The cabin was cozy with a kitchen and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoyed both the Devils pool restaurant and going to the Osage at table rock. This is our third time coming here and looking forward to returning in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Cedar Lodge

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
No, the hotel does not allow guests to bring pets.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No. The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Guests caught violating this policy are subject to a fee at the hotel management’s discretion.

Does the hotel have WiFi?
Yes. Hotel guests can access the Internet from their cabin or room, the resort lobby, and Truman Coffee & Cafe.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
No. However, guests may purchase breakfast from one of the many onsite restaurants and eateries.

Does the hotel have a restaurant?
Yes, Big Cedar Lodge has several restaurants including:

  • Devil’s Pool Restaurant
  • Buzzard Bar
  • Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill
  • Mountain Top Grill
  • Lady Liberty Dinner Cruise
  • Truman Coffee & Cafe
  • The Worman House

Does the hotel have a pool?
Yes, there are five swimming pools and six hot tubs.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?

Is parking available?
Yes, ample self-parking space is available for guests.

Will my room have a safe?

Will my room include a microwave and mini-fridge?
Yes, rooms include a small refrigerator.

Does the hotel offer a shuttle service?

Is room service available?

Is there a resort fee?

What is the minimum age to check-in?
Guests must be at least 21 years old to check-in to Big Cedar Lodge.