Glamping -> My. Kind. Of. Camping.
A mere 3+ hours away from Kansas City, Big Cedar Lodge at Table Rock Lake’s drivable glamping units are the ultimate midwest vacation experience, thanks to their attention to property amenities, the proximity to activities galore, and the truly novel travel experience these cozy, upscale, and picture-perfect tents encompass!
Whether you are a seasoned traveler at this highly loved and rated escape into the Ozark Mountains near Branson, Missouri, or maybe you haven’t quite found the inspiration you needed to get there, chances are you have at least one person in your sphere who has nothing but rave reviews about the next level hospitality Big Cedar offers.
But, even if you’ve already visited and experienced their elevated private log cabins, lodge rooms, or lakeside cottages, getting into the glamping groove is a must at the charming off-property accommodations known as Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge.
It goes without saying that this extension of Big Cedar offers a more campy vibe, but it comes with comfort and niceties in mind that Big Cedar Lodge executes so well. The luxurious camping experience sits on the shores of Table Rock Lake just minutes from Big Cedar Lodge and offers a selection of camp huts, cabins and glamping tents that host one, two, and up to four people.
During your stay, you’re free to roam the property that encompasses a zero-entry infinity pool and hot tub, as well as a Long Creek Marina that offers boat and watercraft rentals, fishing, guided boat tours and the Canteen vintage Airstream food truck.
But of course, the best part about Camp Long Creek Glamping is the wildly impressive tents that are perfectly decorated top to bottom with every detail in mind. The structure alone on these units are top notch, much less the fully equipped amenities that give your glamping trip the luxury it deserves with a private bathroom, shower with bathrobes, heating and cooling, and cushy bedding that is oh-so dreamy. Add to it Adirondack chairs to soak up the Table Rock Lake views, an outdoor fire pit and bathtub, and chandeliers that will have you swooning all while knowing your safety is a priority with keycard access entry into a private courtyard as well as the modern day wants of WIFI. Lastly, pets are welcome, too.
Big Cedar Lodge offers many more experiences including indulging in relaxation at the Cedar Creek Spa & Salon, private Table Rock Lake Boat Tours, The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, Thunder Ridge Nature’s Arena events, and Lady Liberty Dinner Cruises.
With five golf courses in the region, including Payne’s Valley designed by Tiger Woods, the area is considered ‘America’s Next Great Golf Destination’ thanks to their unique and natural beauty they are built upon and the sophisticated rounds they offer players. And, in addition to day trips like Dogwood Canyon, entertain the idea of visiting Springfield’s Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and Finley Farms. Lastly, check out the full list of over ten on-property restaurant and bar establishments as well as a Wine Cellar Tour.
Here is a three-day, three-night itinerary that packs in the fun.
Visit Top of the Rock→
Dinner and Drinks at Osage Restaurant
After Dinner Cocktails from Buffalo Bar
Sunset Ceremony with Nightly Bagpipe Performance
Chapel of the Ozarks
Long Creek Marina & Pool
Camp Long Creek Family Glamping Unit
Visit Dogwood Canyon Nature Park→
Wildlife Tram Tour
Mill & Canyon Grill Restaurant
Visit Fun Mountain→
Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl Grill
Thunder Alley Go-Carts
Kid’s Climbing Area
Play Buffalo Ridge Golf Course
Swim at Devil’s Pool & Hot Tub
Relax at Lakeside Pool & Hot Tub
Dinner and Drinks at The Worman House
Visit Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail→
Cave Trail Electric Cart & MuseumTour
Thank you to @bigcedarlodge for partnering with us (@kansascitybucketlist on Instagram) to curate an unforgettable family vacation we are sure never to forget! From the well-rounded agenda that entertained both the adults and kids alike, exploring as many corners as possible of the Johnny Morris-founded sprawling property we could fit into three days and nights; we can’t wait to return to check even more local Big Cedar Lodge experiences and day trips off our bucket lists!