2013 U.S. Bow Fishing Championship at Bass Pro Shops' Long Creek Marina

by Big Cedar Lodge 5. April 2013 07:37

Join us for the Bass Pro Shop and Tracker Marine Group’s 2013 U.S. Open Bow Fishing Championship on April 6th, at the Long Creek Marina Dock. We will have activities from 4-7pm Saturday for the entire family including: Free Food, Live Music, Kid’s Activities, Vendors, Giveaways, and much more!

 

The tournament runs from 7pm Saturday, to 7am Sunday with a Fish Weigh-In Sunday Morning.  Don’t miss your chance to see the top bowfishermen from 25 states participate in this ultra-competitive sport. The clear waters and big carp make Table Rock Lake the ideal location for this exciting event!

 

Parking is limited so for your convenience shuttles will be available every 30 minutes starting at 3:30pm.  Pick up will be at the Big Cedar Lodge Registration Building. For further information contact Guest Services at ext. 7107 on property or (417) 335-2777 off property.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

A Big Welcome to Patches the Pony!

by Big Cedar Lodge 3. April 2013 12:06

Cedar Mountain Stables introduces its newest edition, Patches.  Patches belonged to Big Cedar Lodge’s own Singin’ Cowboy, Clay Self.  She has a sweet, gentle demeanor and loves to have her picture taken with the kids.  If you’ve been looking for a good reason to stop by the Stables, here you go… Let’s give a big welcome to Patches!

Are You Sure You are Not an Artist?

by Big Cedar Lodge 29. March 2013 10:21

By Stephanie Watson, Paint & Pour Instructor

 

There is a common misconception that you are either born an artist or you’re not—like it’s part of your DNA or something! I believe what makes a person an artist begins with a simple decision to become one.

 

“Paint and Pour” was designed to demonstrate that we ALL have the ability to create great art, and not only that--but it can be really fun and fulfilling! One of my favorite parts of creating a painting is to stand back at the end and think to myself, “I didn’t know I could do that.”  And to see that happen to each and every student over the course of a two hour class, is even better! The participants walk in, look at the painting, and usually say, “I’m not going to be able to do that.”  Two hours later, they stand back and are surprised at what they've accomplished. I love it!

 

So the next time you are at Big Cedar, come see for yourself. We provide the supplies, wine, and soft drinks; all in a beautiful setting. We will even send you home with your own painter’s apron, because most likely you will get hooked!

 

Big Cedar's Horse of the Month!

by Big Cedar Lodge 15. March 2013 12:24

Hershey came to us at Cedar Mountian Stables in 2006 at approximately 6 years old. He quickly became a guest favorite, as well as a favorite among the wranglers. Hershey is known for his awesome personality and ability to do anything you ask of him: cattle drive, advanced ride or one hour trail ride. He got his name because of his chocolate color and sweet attitude. Hershey is currently offering trail rides at DWC stables, be sure to ask for him next time you go for a ride!

 

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ RAW HIDE!

by Big Cedar Lodge 8. March 2013 16:22

Rustle up the family and join Big Cedar Lodge’s very own Deputy Birdie for a wagon ride and bonfire!  The wagon winds through the Big Cedar property and ends at a bonfire site where guests can roast S’mores and sing campfire songs with a Singing Cowboy (or Girl)! 

Don't miss your chance to enjoy some old fashioned family fun!

Spring Break 2013

by Big Cedar Lodge 27. February 2013 16:22

 

Spring Break in the Canyon--Dogwood Canyon Nature Park 

Wonders of Wildlife Demonstrations Join us for a special wildlife demonstration brought to you by the Wonders of Wildlife Museum. This event is complimentary with a paid wrist band to the park. Join us next to Great Spirit Rock Shelter in the heart of DWC, next to our authentic Tipi. Fridays: March 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 10-11am Birds of Prey and 1-2pm Endangered Species

Local Flint Knapping Artist Demonstration Come and watch local Flint Knapping artists demonstrate how the Native Americans fashioned weapons. This event is complimentary with a paid wrist band to the park. Join us next to Great Spirit Rock Shelter in the heart of DWC, next to our authentic Tipi. Tuesdays and Thursdays: March 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th from 11am-2pm

Kids’ Trout Fishing Tournament There’s no place better suited to introduce a young person to fishing than DWC. Come and learn from our professional trout fishing guides, and then take what you learn and catch the biggest trout. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 biggest fish. This event is complimentary for kids 6-16 with a paid wrist band to the park. Join us next to the Hope Wilderness Chapel. Saturdays: March 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 11am with Demo on fishing equipment and techniques, Tournament starts at 11:30am for one hour.

Fly Fishing We offer half-day guided catch and release, fly casting clinics, and hourly self-guided opportunities to catch and keep or release.

Segway Modern innovation comes to the wilderness! Experience the adventure of traveling via Segway through Dogwood Canyon’s most breathtaking sites on this round trip tour to the Glory Hole, a magnificent blue-green pool where some of our largest trout reside. We also offer advanced Segway tours for more experienced riders with a round trip tour to Wishbowl Falls.

 

Check Out Big Cedar Lodge's Spring Break Activities

A Note From Friends

by Big Cedar Lodge 13. February 2013 09:52

Dear Big Cedar Lodge,

Thank you for the opportunity to share our wonderful experience at Big Cedar Lodge.  We loved the entire resort, how well thought out it is and how it absolutely has something for everyone.  We truly enjoyed the décor with all of the animal mounts and rustic charm.  It was quite evident that you truly care about those clients who stay with you and want to make them feel as welcome and comfortable as possible in this “home away from home” environment.  We enjoyed the horse-drawn carriage ride and the driver was so personable and knowledgeable.  Dogwood Canyon was breathtaking!  As fellow business owners, we admire and appreciate the use of the Big Cedar logo in everything from the wrought iron railings to the entertainment centers to the cookies left in our room each night.  We are excited to come back because there is so much more that we want to see and do “next time,” which we hope will be very soon!

 

Thanks for providing such a first class resort for everyone to enjoy!

Paul and JoEllen Gonzales

Longmont, Colorado  

 

Check out our Spring Break 2013 Activities!  We have some exciting things planned for families, kids, and over 21. 

Go to: http://www.big-cedar.com/Page/Spring-Break-2013.aspx

Long Creek Marina

by Big Cedar Lodge 7. February 2013 16:23

Relax; we’ve got you covered….

 

 

Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina

 

As a member of the Bass Pro Shops family, Long Creek Marina offers top of the line Tracker Boat rentals and the newest water sports equipment available on Table Rock Lake.  Our knowledgeable staff can arrange professional fishing guide services or set up ski instruction.  The Marina also has groceries, apparel, and camping supplies in a family-friendly, convenient location.

 

Boat Rental: Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Ski Boats, and Deck Boats

 

Personal Watercraft Rental: Skis, Tubes, Kneeboards, and Wakeboards

 

Professional Fishing Guides:  Local Guides with Knowledge of the Best Angling Equipment and Techniques including Conventional Pole and Bow Fishing

 

Ski School: Shalom, Kneeboard, Wakeboard, and Barefoot Ski Instruction (Beginning Memorial Day)

 

Lady Liberty Boat:  A custom built 62’ luxury dinner yacht captures the beauty of a by-gone era while employing the modern amenities of today.  The distinctive yacht holds up to 49 guests comfortably, and is available for private celebrations as well as corporate and group events.  Add a touch of sophistication and charm to your next dining event; cruise the lake aboard the Lady Liberty!       

 

Arriving by water, Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina is located just south of the 86 Hwy Bridge, directly across from Brush Creek.  The private marina offers pay-at-the-pump gas services, over 195 boat slips, and calm quiet waters for docking.  

 

Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina

1378 Long Creek Road

Ridgedale, MO 65739

417-334-4860 

 

 

 

 

Meet Ben, Big Cedar Lodge's Horse of the Month

by Big Cedar Lodge 1. February 2013 10:41

Name: Ben

 

Approximate age: 15

 

Breed: Percheron/Paint Cross

 

Purchase date: 1999, by previous stables manager, and current Buzzard Bar entertainer, Clay Self. Ben was approximately 2 years old when purchased. He was purchased as a riding horse, but kept getting bigger and bigger, so he got moved up to being a wagon horse, then trained to pull the carriage.

 

Favorite Treats: apples, carrots, and marshmallows

 

 

 

Behaviors: Ben is a very athletic horse, he likes to work. He is a carriage horse on BCL property. Occasionally you will find him paired up with Willy, one of our Belgium horses and pulling a wagon. Ben is a very friendly horse and loves to have his picture taken; in fact, he will even pose when you say his name. He spends most of his time hanging out with our miniature Shetland pony, Goober. They are best friends, or should we say, best trouble makers J

 

Ben is a favorite horse among our wranglers…..except when it comes to bath time! With all that white on him, he is really hard to get clean! He is also a favorite among our guests because of his unique coloring and great disposition.  He has pulled the carriage for many weddings, some even at DWC. Ben is our February Horse of the Month!!  Stop by and have your picture taken with Ben, and kids will receive a special surprise.

 

 

Yoga at Big Cedar

by Big Cedar Lodge 11. January 2013 16:37

I have been a long time fan of hitting the gym and starting my days off with a great fitness routine. However, the idea of attending a group yoga class has always intimidated me. For many reasons I just never felt like it was for me.
1.) I like my alone time during my workouts
2.) I don’t know the first thing about “finding my center,”
3.) The amount of insecurities that I imagined would flow through me in such a class were innumerable.
Reluctantly, however, I decided to take part in my first ever yoga class at Big Cedar Lodge. I walked in with butterflies, but was immediately put at ease when the instructor welcomed me with a smile, and was excited to hear that I had never tried yoga before. She didn’t single me out in the class and didn’t make me feel like an alien for being a beginner. She encouraged me, and told me everything I needed to do to get ready. Throughout the whole class she offered clear and detailed instruction in a manner that kept me informed and up to speed, yet didn’t hold up the rest of group. The pace was perfect for both, the beginners and the regulars. Because of her clear instruction, it didn’t take long before I felt I knew what I was doing. Just a few poses into the class, and I was no longer feeling like a beginner! On top of the great instruction and the confidence boost I received, the setting for these classes just happens be in a rustic style Adirondack room, overlooking the expansive Table Rock Lake. Absolute serenity! Although I enjoy the solitude of a morning workout, this was easily the most calming fitness experience of my life. Big Cedar offers so many opportunities, not only to stay in shape, but also to help you try NEW ways to get active.

 

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Big Cedar is tucked into the wooded hillsides of the Ozark Mountains just 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri on Table Rock Lake. This popular vacation paradise - complete with Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park - offers cozy accommodations, delicious dining options and first class service.

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