Spice up your honeymoon at an intimate Midwestern luxury resort that balances adrenalin-pumping activities with pampered relaxation
Shell Knob, Missouri – With vows recited, dinner feasted upon and the wedding celebration complete, the newly married can finally embark on their once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon. Filled with romance and ready for an adventure, a husband-and-wife team can cement their commitment to each other with a lake and forest adventure getaway to Stonewater Cove Resort and Club.
Hidden on almost 500-acres of lush wilderness in the heart of Missouri’s Mark Twain National Forest, Stonewater Cove Resort features a stunning hand-crafted lodge and custom designed rooms or suites, all offering the ultimate in luxe amenities as well as breathtaking views of the Ozark’s Table Rock Lake. Meander hand-in-hand among the magnificent trees and along the stone-lined paths that criss-cross the property, breathing in the beautifully scented fresh air and reconnecting with nature.
You can strengthen your newly created marriage bond by mastering thrilling guided and non-guided activities designed to test your limits and invoke your senses. Sail over the treetops on a zip-line adventure, bounce through the trees on an ATV ride, amble along handcrafted trails on a horseback ride (limited seasonality), or expand your water-sport skills via water-skiing, wakeboarding, or other lake fun. Take a leisurely canoe or kayak ride to see the wilderness from the lake or enjoy a leisure boat ride along one of the clearest freshwater lakes in the world. Go for a wilderness or photography hike to witness (and capture) nature’s beauty. You can even pit your will against that of the bass and other fish in Table Rock Lake, with fishing poles and bait available off the resort’s dock.
A day filled with adrenalin-pumping activities can be followed by leisurely pursuits. Ease your stresses, aches and tensions with pampering spa treatments, perhaps enjoying a couple’s massage in the privacy of your room or a rejuvenating foot exfoliation. Head to The Lounge for an after-dinner drink, Wii games, board games or a quiet place on a comfortable sofa to read a book and cuddle with your spouse. Sit in front of a roaring bonfire, gaze at the amazing night sky full of twinkling stars, and munch on a toasted s’more.
Retire to your individually designed room or suite for a restful slumber in the wilderness quiet. King or queen-sized beds – custom-made with driftwood from the local craftsman – beckon with their plump pillows, soft sheets and plush down comforters. Step into your elegant, spacious bath – beautifully appointed with knotty-alder cabinets as well as solid, hand-stained oak and cedar trim – to soak in the heavenly bubble tub or the rainfall shower room.
Refuel with gourmet creations from the resort’s chef, who develops a new menu each day. The Lodge restaurant, which features stunning views of the fog lifting off Table Rock Lake as the sun rises in the morning, also serves made-to-order breakfast. And, if your day is filled with back-to-back activities, you can request a boxed lunch to take along on your outdoor excursions.
Do nothing but enjoy your new life together and let the resort handle all the details such as scheduling and transportation. Book the adventure rates and enjoy an adventurous, all inclusive vacation with little guess work as to cost or inclusions – all regularly scheduled guided activities (hours of wilderness adventure per day), non-guided activities, use of resort amenities, meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Spa services, helicopter tours, professionally guided bass fishing trips, or any regular guided activities can also be booked a la carte. Thrill seekers and leisure lovers alike can enjoy the luxe amenities and design elements that blend the resort into the surrounding natural environment. Friendly, professional lodge staff and activity guides ensure pampering, safety and fun. Start on the right foot at this luxury wilderness resort overlooking Table Rock Lake, surrounded by endless forest.
Located in southwest Missouri on the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake, Stonewater Cove is located about four hours from Kansas City, four and a half hours from St. Louis, and six hours from Dallas. The three nearest airports to the resort are Branson (BKG), Springfield (SGF), and Northwest Arkansas (XNA). Resort concierge will gladly arrange airport transfers.
For more information about Stonewater Cove Resort and Club, or to make a reservation, please visit the website at stonewatercove.com or call (800) 792-3956.
Nestled in Shell Knob, MO in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest, Stonewater Cove Resort and Club overlooks the clear, deep waters of Table Rock Lake, known as one of the clearest freshwater lakes in the world. Each of the resort’s individually designed rooms features upscale amenities, custom-made wood furniture and attractive coffered ceilings, with special touches that create an elegant, rustic ambiance. This nearly 500-acre outdoor playground offers endless ATV to hiking trails, luxurious boating excursions and adventure outings like zip-lines and a low ropes Chevron course. The resort was recently accepted into Small Luxury Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of more than 500 of the finest small independent hotels in more than 70 countries, and is a member of the prestigious Kiwi Collection.