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Big Cedar Lodge - Awards & Recognitions


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We have been honored to receive awards for our genuine hospitality and environmental commitment:

  • 2014 | Named one the Top 500 World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • 2014 | Named one of the Top Hotels for Families by Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • 2014 | Top Resorts in the Midwest-Voted #2 by Conde Nast Traveler
  • 2014 | Conde Nast Traveler Gold List
     
  • 2013 | Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2013
  • 2013 | Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List - Voted One of the Best Places on Earth
  • 2013 l World's Best Hotels for Families-Voted #6 Nationwide by Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • 2013 l  Top Resorts of the South-Voted #6 by Conde Nast Traveler

  • 2012 |  Best Overnight Stay in Branson- 417 Magazine
  • 2012 |  Best Branson Resort- Springfield News-Leader
  • 2012 l  Top 25 Places to Celebrate Christmas-Midwest Living Magzine
  • 2012 |  Ongoing, Special Events Award (Medium Property category) – American Hotel & Lodging Association
     
  • 2011 |  Outstanding Business Recycling/ Waste Reduction Award – MORA
               (MO Recycling Association, Midwest Section)
  • 2011 |  Green Initiative Award for efforts in recycling, conservation and sustainability – City of Branson
  • 2011 |  PGA Horton Smith Award – Brenndan Cooper, Golf Pro
  • 2011 |  Best of Business – Kansas City Awards competition by Ingrams Magazine 
  • 2011 |  Best Resort – Arkansas Times, Reader's Choice
  • 2011 |  Overnight Stay in Branson – Best of 417 Magazine's Reader's Poll 
  • 2011 | "Best of the Best" – Wall Street Journal
  • 2011 | "One of theTop 10 Resorts in the Country" – Southern Living
  • Ongoing|  Member of Preferred Resorts and Hotels

  • 2010 |  Top 100 Mainland U.S. Resorts – Conde Nast Traveler
  • 2010 |  Best Weekend Getaway – Best of 417 Magazine's Reader's Poll
  • 2010 |  Best Appetizer (Chicken Livers), Devil's Pool Restaurant – Best of 417 Magazine's Reader's Poll
  • 2010 |  Best Brunch, Devil's Pool Restaurant – Best of 417 Magazine's Reader's Poll
                  Best Outdoor Dining, Top of the Rock – Best of 417 Magazine's Reader's Poll
  • 2010 |  Architecture and Design Award – Hospitality and Design Magazine

  • 2009 |  Elite Certified Award, Excellence in the areas of Hospitality, Food, Beverage, Service and Amenities
              – Meetings and Incentive Travel
  • 2009 |  Best in-State Off-Site Retreat Spot – Missouri's Best, Reader's Poll
  • 2009 |  Presented for Excellence – US Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division
     
  • 2008 |  Best Branson Resort – Springfield News Leader
  • 2008 | Best of Business – Kansas City Awards competition by Ingrams Magazine
  • 2008 | Best Romantic Getaway – Springfield News Leader           
  • 2006 |  Good Earthkeeping Property – American Hotel and Lodging Association 
  • 2004 |  Connoisseur's Choice – Resorts and Great Hotels
  • 2000 |  Good Steward Award – National Arbor Day Foundation
  • 1999 |  Environmental Stewardship Award, Top of the Rock – Audubon International 
  • 1998 |  Merit Award – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1998 |  Civic Award – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1998 |  Top 100 Recognition – Landscape Management Magazine
  • 1997 |  Certified as Audubon International Signature Sanctuary
  • 1996 |  State of Missouri Governor's Treescape Award
  • Chocolate Extravaganza; First Place for Candy, First Place for Dessert and First Place for Best Exhibitor
  • Best Corporate Retreat Venue (Day/Overnight) - The big Gold winner is Big Cedar, a lavish lodge tucked in the rugged woods of the lower Ozarks with a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, two spa locations, and a marina with 100 covered slips on Table Rock Lake.
  • Great Menu Award - 2nd place (National Restaurant Association)

 Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

  • 2011 | Best Place to Get in touch with Nature – Best of 417 Magazine Reader's Poll
  • 2010 | Top Five Attractions – Chicago Tribune
  • "Dogwood Canyon is the prettiest place I've ever seen." – Tim Tucker, Senior Writer at Bassmaster Magazine

 

 
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