Today I'd go ... to Big Cedar Lodge

2012-10-18T06:00:00Z 2012-10-29T15:20:42Z Today I'd go ... to Big Cedar LodgeBy Amy Bertrand abertrand@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8284 stltoday.com

Every Thursday I write about a place I'd love to go. I think the crisp air has me thinking of winter and the holidays because these packages from the upscale rustic  Big Cedar Lodge, just about four hours from here, near Branson, sound perfect to me. 

“Wilderness Wonderland” family package

• Two night stay in accommodation of choice

• Horse-drawn wagon light tour

• Breakfast buffet at Devil's Pool Restaurant (two adults and two kids, one day)

• Christmas ornament

• Hot chocolate, thermal mug, and Candy House chocolates in room upon arrival

• Family photo

Available Add-On: Elf Tuck-in, Full Christmas turkey dinner delivered to cabin (Only available in cabins)

Rates start at $499 (not including tax and gratuity)

Available November 1 – December 31, 2012

“Mistletoe in the Mountains” couples package

• Two night stay in accommodation of choice

• Horse-drawn wagon light tour

• Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps, thermal mug, and Candy House chocolates in room upon arrival

• Breakfast buffet for two (One Day)

• Big Cedar Lodge collectible Christmas ornament

• Massage Class for Two OR 60-minute Couple’s Massage

Rates start at $585 (not including tax and gratuity)

Available November 1 – December 31, 2012

Some amenities at Big Cedar: 

Arcade

Badminton (seasonal)

Big Cedar Photography Studio

Bonfires

Campfire wagon tours

Canoes

Dive-In movies

Fitness center

Frisbee Golf (seasonal)

Horse-drawn carriage rides

Horseshoes

Hot tub

Lazy River

Miniature golf

Paddleboats

Paved jogging/walking trail

Playground

Regulation sand volleyball courts

Scenic hiking trails

Shuffleboard

Amy Bertrand is the editor of the Home & Away and the Let's Eat section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She writes a travel blog at stltoday.com/travelswithamy. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/abertrand. 

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Amy Bertrand is the lifestyle and travel editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She loves all things Disney and all places unknown. Join her as she writes about trips she's taken, places she wants to go, vacation deals and travel trends.