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Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

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Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

Hi, all

Surprising my mother with an October birthday trip to Big Cedar Lodge! We have never been but, friends say we will love it. I have reserved a one bedroom cabin with loft for 3 nights arriving on a Wednesday.

It will be my mother, myself and her grandchildren (14, 12, and 4). We will do one daytrip into Branson for SDC but, spend the rest of the time on the property exploring and just happily spending some time together :)

Can anyone tell me if the one bedroom with loft cabin type is located in only one area? Can't really tell from the property map on BCL website which cabins are which.

Is Cedar Trails area good or marina area better?

I think she would like a cabin with a deck view of the lake, scenic pond, expansive view of property etc. (not one with trees completely covering everything) Mother loves coffee outside in the mornings...might be really cold in October, though!

Anyone have a favorite one bedroom cabin with loft

that they think would be ideal for us...can I

request particular cabin numbers? Just wanted a little info before I call the ressie ladies back with a request :)

Thanks so much for any help!

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1. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

Since you have 3 kids and a grandma going, make it easier on grandma and take advantage of SDC offer of coming in after 3 PM and getting in free the next day. As a grandma myself, I prefer 2 shorter days. The kids will need plenty of time for all of the rides and the festival will offer extra music shows. Also, after the park closes, they have a very good 1 1/2 hour show for free. This will still give you plenty of time to enjoy your resort yet you can have 1 1/2 days for the price of one. If you want 2 full days, use one of the discount sources such as www.reservebranson.com.

Sorry, I can't help you on your cabin question. I have heard very positive comments on Big Cedar. Staying there you will not be coming into Branson when you go to SDC. SDC is west of Branson on Indian Point.

If you don't get an answer here, search the forum on www.1branson.com. They have so many posts, you should be able to find your answer there. If not, ask there also.

Enjoy Branson.

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2. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

Thanks so much for the branson link and the tip about the Silver Dollar City after 3pm entry!

Now, hopefully someone will be ablt to provide some feedback on the one bedroom with loft cabin locations :)

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3. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

My family and I stayed in a 1 bedroom cabin with loft over the summer of 2007. It was located in the Devil's Pool are, and had a fantastic view of the lake off of the deck. I know that they take requests for certain areas of the property, but they won't guarantee anything for sure. Hope that helps.

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4. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

We are staying at Big Cedar Lodge (BCL)this weekend and have stayed their many times over the years. Have you checked to see if 5 people in a 1 bedroom is OK? As the other poster said, you can request a lake view, and they will try to accommodate, but their is never a guarantee. Ask the travel specialist what YOU need to do to make it happen. Sometimes, it might mean arriving at a certain time. Just ask, they are very accommodating and customer service oriented at BCL. I guess they told you your cabin will have a refrig. We like to take bottled water, breakfast stuff, snacks, our own coffee, and micro popcorn. Each morning it is really nice to have coffee and breakfast out on the deck. At night, it is nice to build a fire and make popcorn. We absolutely love BCL in the fall. October is usually a wonderful time in the Ozarks with mild temps so definitely plan on doing a lot of deck sitting : ) You can check the extended forecast for temps on weather.com or wunderground.com so you'll know what to expect.

Another poster mentioned to you that where you'll be staying is a loooong way from Silver Dollar City (SDC). I like the idea of going after 3 and taking in the late show at night then going back the next day free for the day, BUT that is if I'm staying on Indian Point. You are staying in a beautiful area and paying for all BCL has to offer. Leaving BCL 2 days in a row doesn't give you time to enjoy it fully in my humble opinion.

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5. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

Bips...thanks for the reply. I completely agree about the distance to SDC and will not go two days. We did a full day at SDC last year and kids loved it.

Mother is very active...we will arrive on a Wednesday night and get up early Thursday to get to the park before SDC opens and stay til closing. Then drive back via the strip so that Mother can get a quick glimpse of the Branson "lights" <smile>...suggestions for dinner (no dinner shows) would be appreciated!

Completely looking forward to just hanging out at BCL...we will explore Dogwood Canyon and just enjoy the property on Friday and then head back home on Saturday.

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6. Re: Cabin Request at Big Cedar Lodge in October?

We love eating dinner on property at BCL. Our favorite for a quick bite or sandwich is the Buzzard Bar, but for a really nice dinner we love the Devil's Pool restaurant or The Worman House. Both restaurants have menues posted on www.big-cedar.com website. When they rebuild the Top of the Rock restaurant (a fire destroyed it) we will also be going there.

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