Since I was a young girl I’ve always been influenced by my Ozark heritage. Living in the hills through the changing seasons is something I treasure deeply. I’ve traveled many places, but the beauty of this place is described simply, “like coming home.” It’s warmth and comfort is unmatched. The pine designs and rough cedar smells are nestled in my heart forever. It’s hard to put to words the impression it has left on me. The closest I can come is the feeling I get when I drive through the grand wooded entrance of Big Cedar Lodge. It’s as if everything I have stored in my memory of life here in the Ozarks is tucked away in this secret special spot.
I fell in love with Big Cedar years ago and I come back as often as I can to embrace my background and remember where my roots lie. Everything about my inner self has stemmed from the simplicity of these parts and when I get lost in this big wide world I can always count on nature’s beauty and the Big Cedar experience to ground my core. It’s a gem, a true privilege to encounter. I’m honored to share a little piece of my favorite place with you. Welcome to the Ozark Mountains!!
I’ve included some photos taken from Top of the Rock which is a signature Big Cedar Experience. It’s one of the highest elevations in the Ozark Mountains and offers majestic views of Table Rock Lake and the rolling country hills. Top of the Rock sets a world class sunset scene, which many would come for alone, but it hosts a variety of other amazing activities as well.
You can take a cave and waterfall nature hike or adventure to the top via excursion. At the top is a natural history museum with ancient ozark artifacts (one of our favorite parts). There are three fine dining restaurants with unreal views and mouthwatering food, also a wine cellar for the after dinner palate. At sunset, a bag piper plays and a historic canon is fired by civil war soldiers (another of our favorites). If your getting married soon, they have the most beautiful chapel in the midwest perfectly placed on Top of the Rock. You can even stay in the honeymooner’s cabin which is also complete perfection. Top of the Rock is famous as well for it’s pro golf course if that’s more your thing.
I hope you enjoy this visual and just pretend your tagging along for an evening experience at Top of the Rock;)
Live For The Most,