Bluegreen Wilderness Club @ Big Cedar, Ridgedale, Missouri
450 square feet studio - Sleeps 4 - King size bed - Kitchen area with small 2-burner stove; large convection oven and microwave. small refrigerator - Dining area with table and chairs. Living area: sofa bed that sleeps 2 and TV. Private bathroom with shower and tub. Laundry facilities are available, as well as free shuttle for the Wilderness Club and The Lodge. Internet access is available at Truman Coffee & Cafe, the Registration Lobby, and WIFI in all the guest rooms. There are BBQ grills on site for guest usage. (No pets or smoking allowed in unit.)
Step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and bask in the beauty and serenity of the Missouri Ozark Mountains that will surround you. As you arrive at the Bluegreen Wilderness Club you will see the imposing historic Big Cedar Lodge located adjacent to the Club, both of which provide guests with a wide variety of entertainment and recreational activities with the extremely reasonable optional daily rate of $5.31 per unit, irregardless of the size of the unit or the number of guests staying in the unit. Using the incidental fee most of these activities are free to the guests, who need only register to take part in some as required to secure your spot. The fitness center is fully equipped and offers everything from an 11-station machine workout with eight aerobic apparatus to Olympic-style free weight and dumbbells. There are horseshoes to throw for fun or some light competition with companions. The 5K paved jogging/walking trail is a great way to get your heart rate up while you tour the heart of the resort. The trail starts at the Fitness Center.
The 9.000 square foot clubhouse includes a game room, owners' lounge, retail store, snack bar and activities desk. Activities that can be enjoyed are board games, a wide variety of current DVD's to select from available at Guest Services in the Registration Building. Check out the newly designed nine-hole mini golf course that's fun for the whole family. Beautifully landscaped with a fantastic lake front view, the sand volleyball court will provide many hours of fun in the sun. The shuffleboard court is located next to the sand volleyball court. Volleyballs and shuffleboard equipment may be checked out at Guest Services. Get to know your neighbors at Big Cedar with a cozy evening around a campfire. Roast marshmallows and play lawn games.
The focal point is the Lazy River, an 875-foot waterway complete with caves, rock grottoes, waterfall and a water slide. Kids will enjoy the kiddie pools, and the playground, complete with a rock climbing wall. The playground has monkey bars, slide, and climbing apparatus available for energy burning and memory making. There are 5 pools, 6 hot tubs, kiddie pools, and the lazy river, with those outdoors being open seasonally May through August. The pools and hot tubs are open from 10 AM-10 PM.
The nearby pristine Table Rock Lake deep in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks is an area known for its world class fishing, with spectacular bass and trout. The full-service marina allows the guests to explore the shores with the the paddle boats, canoes, or kayaks available or to rent a boat to go boating, fishing or water skiing, in Table Rock Lake. You and your family will want to paddle to the historic Devils Pool and see if what they say is true. Take a paddle boat out and around the cove on Table Rock Lake. The whole family will enjoy the scenery.
There are several heated pools, hot tubs (3 convenient locations)l a sauna to relax or even treat yourself to a massage in the spa. There are several restaurants to enjoy,, including the Top of the Rock, with its breathtaking views,as well as a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
There are opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature along the wooded trails where guests can go hiking and horseback riding, as well as a multitude of photography opportunities of the mountains' natural scenery and plentiful wildlife. This resort offers the ultimate family-friendly retreat. For your evening treat you will find cookies from Sugar Leaf Trees in Branson.
If you feel the need to “roam in search of a little more excitement”, Branson, MO, is 10 miles south, which offers a wide variety of live show, shopping and dining experiences. Branson Landing in downtown Branson which is located on Taneycomb Lake, includes a musical “dancing waters fountain”, complete with impressive flaming gas tubes, as well as upscale shopping and dining experiences. Just up the hill from Branson Landing is Dick's 5 & 10 variety store packed with anything and everything you could imagine.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, Missouri is 10,000 acres of “paradise” just north of the Missouri\Arkansas line. It is nature at its finest and a day trip well worth taking. You won't want to miss it.
For a rollicking good time “kids of all ages” enjoy Silver Dollar City in close proximity to the resort. There are roller coasters, live shows, craftsmen and artisans, restaurants and snack shops, not to mention a wide variety of gift shops to explore. Go in the park “after 3:00 and the next day is free”. Then if on your second day you still want more more, before you leave the park you can upgrade your ticket to a a season pass which allows you unlimited visits throughout the rest of the year. Another plus of SDC is parking is free with free shuttle buses and trams to take you to and from your vehicle.
If you enjoy bruising through thrift shops, Caring Americans Thrift Store in Branson West (just across from Walmart) is billed as the “best thrift shop in Branson”, to which I can personally attest. In close proximity to SDC you can “maximize” your “come at 3:00 – next day free” by visiting the thrift shop in the morning before you go to SDC. I was pleasantly pleased and looking forward to our next trip to Branson to browse some more.
Lastly, watch for the “Yellow and Blue Bullseye” signs for Save on Branson located throughout the Branson area which has the best deals for show tickets. Lastly, ENJOY BRANSON AND THE AREA!! It's a hoot!!!Get the full listing »