To some, the Lake of the Ozarks region in Missouri is a where the hit Netflix show Ozark takes place. The show brings viewers through the wild life of Marty Byrde and his family, trying to escape a sticky situation that all started with a money laundering scheme. Although most of the show is actually filmed in Georgia, the beautiful scenes of the Lake of the Ozarks are shot in the area.
After exploring the area, drive two hours south through the Ozark Mountains to the serene Table Rock Lake to experience all that Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge has to offer. Lush vegetation, glistening lakes, and views unlike any other are just the beginning. Created by Bass Pro Shop’s founder Johnny Morris, this lodge has something for every type of traveler who loves the outdoors.
Camp Long Creek features 56 camp cabins, shepherd huts and luxury tents situated along stunning Table Rock Lake. The new Buffalo Ridge cottages boast sweeping views of the Ozark Mountains and views of the Payne’s Valley golf course which was designed by Tiger Woods. These cottages include wood-burning fireplaces, porches with grills, and outdoor firepits for star gazing at night. For couples, friend groups and families who love water sports and fishing, this is an ideal location to let loose and have fun. Take part in a water ski or wakeboarding class to learn how to balance on water at high speeds. Each excursion includes complimentary lemonade and towels. The Long Creek Marina also offers some of the country’s best spots to fish for bass and crappie.
Enjoy a meal on Big Cedar Lodge’s Lady Liberty. The 65-foot yacht takes travelers around the lake for a two-hour long sunset dinner with live music. Other cruise options include a dinner during a firework show or brunch. The boat can hold up to 41 guests and can be rented out for private events. Other dining options include a bar with a view, the Buffalo Bar; the Devil’s Pool for casual dining; Truman Café and Custard; and the Mill and Canyon Grill Restaurant, surrounded by cascading waterfalls.
Camp Long Creek is dog-friendly with a maximum of two dogs per accommodation, but Big Cedar Lodge is a dog-free zone except for service animals.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
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