Summer is in full swing; longer days, later nights and of course, sweeter moments. Between the hustle and bustle of daily life and the growing list of weekend engagements, it is easy to find yourself at the end of summer wondering where the time has gone. Before summer slips away, take some time to getaway, unwind and relax in the great outdoors.
Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect place for you to disconnect from your hectic lives and reconnect with the people that mean the most to you. There’s something about camping that refreshes the soul and reminds us to appreciate nature and the way it draws us closer through shared adventure.
Imagine pulling up to a campsite where you are first greeted by friendly staff with genuine Ozarks hospitality. As you drive down the road you catch a glimpse of a beautiful infinity pool with a cabana. Not too far off you see The Canteen in a vintage airstream buzzing with people enjoying their favorite summertime snack. Go a little further and there you find your Glamping Tent, your home for the next few days as you experience the Ozarks and all it has to offer.
Each glamp-site features its own outdoor living space, complete with privacy fence, stone patio and a free-standing soaking tub surrounded by candles and a fire pit. Inside, you are greeted by a king size bed crowned by a chandelier. Just a few feet from there, notice your outdoor deck with an unmatched view of Table Rock Lake. Welcome to your getaway, where camping and comfort truly meet.
First, there was Big Cedar Lodge
To understand Camp Long Creek, it’s important to know where it all began; Big Cedar Lodge. Nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar was originally a country retreat for two wealthy Missourians in the 1920’s. It wasn’t until 1987 when Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, purchased the land that it became the Premier Wilderness Resort that guests from all over the world have come to love.
Spreading across 4,600 acres in the wooded hollows, overlooking sprawling Table Rock Lake, Big Cedar has an endless list of amenities and attractions. One of the most treasured activities is the growing game of golf. With four courses designed by some of the top names in golf; Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Big Cedar is quickly becoming known as America’s Next Great Golf Destination. A fifth course, Payne’s Valley, is well underway and will be the first public access course designed by Tiger Woods. Incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot, the golf experience at Big Cedar is one to add to your bucket list.
Another guest favorite is the 18,000 square-foot Cedar Creek Spa which features artisan details and nature-inspired décor. A grand, double staircase will lead you to your luxurious treatment room complete with its own cozy fireplace. You’ll also find a full-service salon, indoor grotto pool, steam and ice room and private outdoor showers.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Big Cedar offers spectacular restaurants, two full-service marinas, a 50,000 square-foot activity center, unparalleled fishing and countless outdoor adventures. There are also many accommodations to fit any style, from private cabins surrounded by wooded beauty to grand lodges lined with rustic elegance. Now, with the new addition of Camp Long Creek, Big Cedar offers a completely new way to stay – Glamping.
Glamping in the Ozarks
Located just minutes from the heart of Big Cedar Lodge, Camp Long Creek is an outdoor paradise surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness. From handcrafted furniture to the s’mores kits waiting for you when you arrive, this glamp-site offers the signature creativity and attention-to-detail that noted conservationist, Johnny Morris, is known for.
Camp Long Creek offers 40 custom retreats that combine the rustic appeal of the great outdoors with the relaxing comfort of today’s modern amenities. The nature-inspired accommodations include open concept luxury Glamping Tents, Camp Huts perfect for a couple’s getaway, spacious One Room Camp Cabins, and family-friendly One Bedroom Camp Cabins. All of the accommodations are temperature-controlled and include a kitchenette and indoor plumbing. While the lodging is an experience in itself, you will also have access to a variety of amenities.
Located on-site, Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina offers boat and personal watercraft rentals, fishing guides and supplies and everything you need to get out on the water. To cool off, take a dip in the infinity pool or enjoy lake “beach” access. In addition to the many restaurants at Big Cedar, Camp Long Creek offers three dining options: The Canteen Grill, The Cabana by the pool and Lady Liberty. Inside a vintage airstream, The Canteen offers camping favorites like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and cold beer. While relaxing by the pool you can enjoy seasonal snacks and drinks at The Cabana. For a truly unique dining experience, set sail on the Lady Liberty, a beautiful 62-foot luxury yacht. This two-hour fine-dining experience includes delicious food, live music and views of Table Rock Lake.
With so much to do, don’t let another day pass by without making time for the moments that turn into your favorite memories. So, take a break from your everyday routine and reconnect with the ones you love in the great outdoors. Book your glamping getaway at Camp Long Creek today!