Winter Hideaways

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Best Outdoorsy Escape

Staying at Big Cedar Lodge while it’s blanketed in snow provides ultra-gorgeous views and a few extra-curricular activities, like sledding.

Big Cedar Lodge


For an easy-to-plan getaway that’s definitely splurge-worthy, book one of the private one-room cabins at Big Cedar Lodge. These retreats have all of today’s modern comforts with just enough rustic charm and access to the outdoors to make a weekend trip feel truly luxurious. Get a good night’s sleep in a super-comfy king-size bed layered with soft blankets. The main living area comes equipped with a full-size fridge and cooking area plus a rustic kitchen table crowned by an antler chandelier that adds the perfect touch of countryside charm that goes hand-in-hand with a weekend at Big Cedar. As the night winds down, you can curl up by the wood-burning fireplace and enjoy the sunset on the private back deck that overlooks the river below, or simply slip into the jetted hot tub. 

The private one-room cabins at Big Cedar Lodge are equipped with wood-burning fireplaces, jetted tubs and many more luxurious amenities. 

Things to Love

Perfect For: A romantic escape
The Best Part: The fresh cookies on your pillow each day are delicious! 
Nearby Fun: Throw on your coat and scarf, and head over to the End of the Trail All-American Wine Cellar for wine, cognac and cigars at Top of the Rock. 
Don’t Forget to Pack: A cozy pair of slippers. This is one overnight trip where staying in is encouraged.
Cost Per night: Prices vary by the season, so call for details. 
Where to Find It: From Branson, head south on Highway 65 for about 12 miles until you get to Ridgedale. 
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Escape to Top of the Rock and enjoy a glass of vino at the All-American Wine Cellar. 

Ring in the New Year

Each New Year’s Eve, the sky over Big Cedar Lodge is lit up with fireworks, so if you’re still pondering over reservation dates, book your getaway for the end of the year. Cozy cabins, wood-burning fireplaces and snow-topped vistas make this a destination even Jack Frost would love. 

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