Whether for an elopement or romantic whisk away (hello, honeymoon!), here’s why Big Cedar Lodge – a 4,600-acre destination in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains – and the nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is the go-now summer destination:
A half-day drive for 50% of Americans, this great outdoors destination is an easy getaway for many couples.
Intimate Elopements Among Nature
Say “I Do” with elopement packages that offer gorgeous nature settings at an incredible value. The elopement package at Big Cedar Lodge starts at $1,200 and offers 3 stunning ceremony sites with waterfall or lake views. Over at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, choose among 2 elopement packages that start at $1,500 and include 4 magical ceremony sites (from waterfalls to a sweet wilderness chapel); the premier package even includes a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Slow Down & Get Back to Your Roots
Connect with each other and nature among the wonders of the great outdoors. Take in the resort’s gorgeous green hills framing Table Rock Lake, ancient caves and towering bluffs, spring-fed creeks and waterfalls, cotton candy sunsets made for lovers, and connecting to the world beneath crystal clear stars.
Wide Open Spaces
Get lost among 4,600 acres encompassing Big Cedar Lodge and its Top of the Rock clifftop heritage preserve, two marinas on the 43,000-acre Table Rock lake, four world-class golf courses, countless trails and turns, the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and more.
Cozy Log Cabins & Lakefront Glamping
Beautiful log cabins tucked in the woods feature rustic-elegant décor, full kitchens with everything you’ll need, wood-burning fireplaces, spa-like bathrooms with luxury soaking tubs, and a spacious deck for grilling. The incredible glamping experience at Camp Long Creek comes with sweet lake afternoons, an infinity pool and vintage airstream serving food, drinks & treats, a dog park, and s’mores kits for bonfires under the stars. The stylish glamping units, camp huts and camp cabins overlooking the lake are the stuff of Instagram dreams.