Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Cedar -- Roughing It Royally

Oh, yes, I could definitely get used to this! There aren't enough superlatives to describe Big Cedar. Everything about this place is artful and outdoorsy from the cedar tree logo worked into the ironwork fences to the lines on the parking lot -- not just straight lines but painted stringers of fish. The stone and wood buildings blend into the towering trees and beautiful English cottage-style flower beds snuggle up to each building.

Our room (Jack was with me on this trip) was in the Springview Lodge (that's Falls Lodge at the top of the blog). It overlooked the swimming pool, which, with the beautiful, warm weather, was a welcoming spot.

Our room had a fireplace -- no, we didn't need it -- and a balcony where we enjoyed breakfast. The bed was perfect and I slept like a baby each night.

Big Cedar Lodge is south of Branson, Missouri -- close enough to enjoy the shows but a world away from the traffic and crowds. There are plenty of activities -- fishing, boating, jet skis, horseback riding, tennis, miniature golf, and a lovely spa -- but I could have been happy just sitting on my balcony or by the pool enjoying the fresh Ozark air.

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