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March 31, 2017
Story by Vanessa Righeimer for Only In Your State

Have you ever wanted to escape to the great outdoors without having to set up camp? At this resort in Missouri, you can. Enjoy all the perks of a state park without having to sleep in a tent on the ground. For a luxurious overnight stay surrounded by lush forest and a gorgeous lake, head on over to Stonewater Cove.
Stonewater Cove Spa and Resort is located on the shores of Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob, Missouri.

The resort is surrounded by 500 acres of lush forestry. Tucked away in the Mark Twain National Forest, this is about as remote as you can get for a luxury resort.
With each reservation, guests will be given the “Full American Plan” which features luxurious accommodation and amenities.

Your all-inclusive stay includes 3 gourmet meals per day, lakeside cabin-accommodation, non-alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres per Chef Singyn Hunter, valet parking, wireless internet throughout the 5 accommodation buildings and main lodge and much more.
Each suite feels like a dream lake house.

The custom wood furniture and wooden ceilings add a rustic touch to these luxurious suites.
Some of the suites even feature a private patio.

Wake up early with a cup of coffee to see the gorgeous sunrise from the comfort of your own front porch.
The dining experience is 5-star as well.

Chef Singyn Hunter uses local and exotic ingredients to create world-class cuisine at the lodge every day.
The lake provides a variety of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Go for a swim, enjoy a morning of fishing or rent a kayak or boat on Table Rock Lake. With the resort being located right on the shore, it’s impossible to not take advantage of all that this amazing lake has to offer.
If the lake’s too cold, relax in the heated outdoor pool.

There’s also poolside service if you care for a drink or snack while laying out.
Immerse yourself in miles of scenic hiking trails.

Most of the trails are rated easy to moderate, making it perfect for all ages to enjoy.
No need to leave the resort for other activities, there’s plenty to do at Stonewater.

They have an awesome mini golf course that guests have access to with their all-inclusive reservation.
For adrenaline junkies, there’s a couple activities that you’ll want to try.

For an additional cost, the resort offers guided zip line and ATV tours. Explore the forest in a whole new way by whizzing through tree tops or rolling on four wheels.
Looking for a bit of relaxation? Then walk on over to the Treehouse Spa.

The spa features one meditation room and two treatment rooms for massages.
Stonewater Cove is the perfect blend of the rugged outdoors mixed with luxurious accommodation.

Celebrate Vibrant Fall Colors with Autumn Special

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Mark Twain National Forest
September 27, 2016

After another fun-filled summer season, Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa welcomes fall to the forest with a new special. Guests are invited to spend 3 nights at the lake and wilderness retreat for the price of 2. Stonewater Cove Resort activity guides will also treat vacationers to a complimentary Ranger UTV tour of the property. This Autumn Special adds up to over $600 in savings for resort guests.

“With the beautiful fall foliage of the Mark Twain National Forest and the peaceful, still waters of Table Rock Lake, Stonewater Cove is the perfect place for people to explore the great outdoors during the most temperate time of year, immersing themselves in the tranquility of the woods and water during a wonderful autumn season.” –James Bond, General Manager, Stonewater Cove

Overnight stays at Stonewater Cove are inclusive of 3 gourmet meals per day, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, valet parking, Wi-Fi, use of the resort’s core amenities and all non-guided activities: lounge/ bar, media room, swimming pool, hot tub, swim dock, canoes, kayaks, off-the-dock fishing, bocce ball, miniature golf, and 20+ miles of hiking trails. The resort also offers evening bonfires with s’mores, extra inviting when the temperatures drop and autumn aromas waft in off Table Rock Lake.

In addition, guests have the option of choosing amongst an á la carte list of guided activities and treehouse spa services. Signature guided activities include leisure boat rides, water sport excursions, zip line experiences, and ATV tours. Professionally guided fishing trips can be arranged as well.

The Autumn Special is valid for any of the various room types at the resort. From studio to suite, each of the individually designed accommodations feature upscale amenities, custom-made wood furniture, and attractive coffered ceilings, with special, detailed accents to create an elegant, rustic ambiance.

As a J.MAK HOSPITALITY and Kiwi Collection preferred property, Stonewater Cove is perfect for families, couples, groups of friends, reunions, and corporate retreat groups seeking luxury in a tranquil yet adventurous environment.

Offer valid for October 2016 reservations only and is subject to availability. All discounts will be applied upon check out. Call Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa today at (800)792-3956 to take advantage of the Autumn Special. You may also check availability and make reservations online.

Celebrate July 4, 2016 with the Annual Independence Boat Cruise at Stonewater Cove

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Table Rock Lake, MO
June 22, 2016

While the simplicity of a hot dog, a blanket, and a sparkler is inviting for a 4th of July celebration, there is nothing quite like enjoying a fireworks extravaganza from the comfort of a luxury boat on Table Rock Lake, Missouri. For the 4th year in a row, Stonewater Cove is featuring its Annual “Independence Boat Cruise.” Overnight guests may enjoy the event on both Saturday, July 2nd (Kimberling City Bridge) and Sunday, July 3rd (Cape Fair Marina).

Resort guides will drive a fleet of top-of-the-line boats on a 3-4 hour excursion that includes a sunset boat ride, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, a fireworks show on the water amongst a sea of other boats, and then a moonlit cruise back to the resort. Finish the night’s festivities roasting s’mores at one of the Stonewater Cove hand-crafted bonfire pits before retiring to lakeside, luxury accommodation.

The Annual Independence Day Cruises are available for an additional charge of $100 per adult guest; children under 12 are free. Guests are not required to sign up for the Stonewater Cove Independence Cruise, but, note, personal fireworks are not allowed on resort property.

Rates at this luxury lake and forest retreat start at $560 per couple per night and include 3 gourmet meals per day, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, valet parking, Wi-Fi, use of the resort’s core amenities, and all non-guided activities: canoes, kayaks, hikes on over 25 miles of hand-crafted, forested, river valley trails, lodge pool with waterfalls and a small grotto, hot tub, lake pool/swim dock, great lounge, bar area, sunset terraces, lakeside pavilion, bocce ball courts, and off- the-dock fishing.

Guests also have the option of choosing amongst an a la carte list of guided activities, professionally guided bass fishing trips, treehouse spa services, or transportation services. The resort’s signature guided activities include leisure boat rides, water sport excursions, zip line experiences, and ATV tours. Stonewater Cove recommends scheduling any preferred spa services, car service, helicopter tours, or professionally guided bass fishing trips with as much advanced notice as possible. A deposit is required to secure a reservation and an automatic service charge plus tax is applied to the overnight rates and any a la carte guided activities or services booked during the stay.

As a J.MAK HOSPITALITY and KIWI COLLECTION preferred property, Stonewater Cove is perfect for families, couples, groups of friends, reunions, and corporate retreat groups seeking luxury in a down-to-earth, tranquil, yet adventurous environment. Visit to discover more about the inclusive, luxury wilderness retreat. Please contact the Stonewater Cove concierge for additional information or to book your last-minute stay by calling (800)792-3956 or emailing today.

Luxury and Boutique Hotels: Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa

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June 2016
Story by Melissa Jones for Luxury and Boutique Hotels

At the end of several long, winding, country roads in the Ozarks you’ll find Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa. It’s hidden away in 500 acres surrounded by very few houses, Table Rock Lake and the Mark Twain National Forest making it a very secluded and intimate escape.

From the moment you arrive at the resort you are treated with extreme kindness. Check-in takes place at a small handmade wooden pedestal in the great lodge. While admiring the rustic, elegant entry and dining room, you get information about your stay. They hand you the keys to the room while they valet the car and take your bags to the room. All that’s left for you is to enjoy the sounds of nature, winding paths and magnificence bestowed upon you.

The rooms are decorated in rustic decor with all the luxury you’ll find in a large city hotel. There’s a coffered ceiling, large wooden framed beds, a cedar lined bathroom ceiling, jetted bath tub, three head shower, fridge, desk and leather couch, and all the amenities you need. There’s even small touches like handmade ceramic coffee mugs and fresh cookies on arrival.

Hopefully the cookies didn’t fill you up because the evening reception has appetizers and signature cocktails. You’ll be able to enjoy the lounge by the fire or stare longingly out the window at the lake. Before too long it’s dinner time and you’ll be in for a real treat. The menu will surprise you with its eclectic options made from scratch everyday. You’ll get to enjoy three to seven courses while being pampered by the staff and enjoying the sunset views over the lake.

They wrap up the night by building a fire and providing s’mores. If you’re lucky the sky will be clear and the Milky Way and all the stars will be visible. If it’s not clear you’ll still enjoy the crackling fire and water falling behind you. Everywhere on the resort you’ll find tranquil sounds.

After sleeping on the soft sheets and comfortable bed you’ll be treated to a wonderful made to order breakfast, such as a pea and mint omelet or freshly made baguette French toast with berry compote. With healthy fuel in the perfect proportions you’ll be able to enjoy the many miles of hiking trails, swimming coves, ATV rides, kayaking, zip lines and the pool. There’s also private spa rooms. You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. The staff will be there every step of the way to make sure you enjoy your stay.

At the end of my time there, I found it hard to leave. I felt I was part of the family, yet pampered by the best five star luxury resort. If you think Missouri isn’t luxurious you’ve been staying at the wrong spots. Stonewater Cove is the place to stay for a corporate retreat, romantic couples getaway or family adventure vacation. Rain showers or sunshine, I left refreshed and rejuvenated.

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“10 of the best places to stay in North America this Spring”

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May 2016
Story by Paul Johnson

As the ground thaws and flowers blossom, there’s never been a better time take advantage of North America’s natural beauty. Springtime is the perfect opportunity to take time out and enjoy the outdoors, and one of the best times to explore or take a romantic break. Get some inspiration for where to go this season from our top 10 places to stay in North America this Spring…

Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa, Table Rock Lake, Missouri, USA

Welcome to a private, lake and wilderness retreat covering almost 500 acres of forested foothills. Nestled on the shores of Table Rock Lake and surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest, this stunning luxury resort combines tremendous natural beauty and outdoor fun with unbeatable indoor luxury. Stonewater Cove is a remote, boutique getaway for romantic trips, family vacations, corporate retreats, destination weddings and family reunions. The perfect getaway for the Spring season with its lake, forest, spa and opportunities to go boating, ziplining, ATV riding, fishing and kayaking.

Stonewater Cove
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See our fellow honorees in the FULL ARTICLE.

“Uniquely Yours”

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March 2016
Midwest Meetings
Every type and style of meeting venue is unique. The goal is to find that perfect venue to fit your needs. While resorts and lodges are known for their expansive meeting and event space they are also known for their incredible experiences. Take advantage of the many amenities resorts and lodges offer to make your next meeting or event uniquely yours…

…Seize an opportunity to explore the great Midwest outdoors whenever your meeting allows. Canoeing, kayaking, and dock fishing are all an option at Stonewater Cove Resort and Club in Shell Knob, Missouri. Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Minnesota offers a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and yard games. Their newly remodeled fire pit is a great place to gather and don’t forget the s’mores. With activities such as skiing, mountain biking, tennis, and golf, Devil’s Head Resort offers a year-round outdoor adventure.

Check Stonewater Cove availability and make reservations HERE.
Learn more about making your meeting unique in the FULL ARTICLE.

“Finding Fiji in Missouri”

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May/June 2016
Story by Carrie Edelstein
Imagine traveling the world and visiting your favorite destinations, hotels and spas and then creating a hideaway with all of the best tributes of each combined into one location. That’s what the Bond family did. Jim and Ruth were in their 50s when they quit their jobs as [eye doctors] in Iowa, and then spent the next five years building and developing Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa near Shell Knob, Missouri, just west of Branson. Sited on Table Rock Lake, the grounds spread out over 500 acres and border the Mark Twain National Forest. A boutique hotel, the luxury resort has only [25] rooms.

Finding Fiji

Make reservations at Stonewater Cove HERE.
Read the full article:  “Finding Fiji in Missouri” (Sophisticated Living Magazine – St. Louis)

“7 Amazing Luxury Lodges Around the World”

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July 2015
Story by Christine Gray
These beautiful lodges in destinations around the world offer much to explore and appreciate: stunning design and architecture, incredible views, excellent cuisine, comfortable common spaces, gorgeous grounds and a wide array of activities.

Exteriors070A hidden gem, nestled on the shores of Table Rock Lake, surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest, this luxury resort combines tremendous natural beauty and outdoor fun with unbeatable indoor luxury. Stonewater Cove is a remote, boutique getaway for romantic trips, family vacations, corporate retreats, weddings, and family reunions. Lake. Forest. Adventure. Spa. Bonfires. Sunsets. Boating. Zip Lining. ATV Riding. Fishing. Kayaking… and the list goes on! Click here for reservations!
We were honored to be included on this list!
Check out the FULL ARTICLE for other luxurious lodges around the world!

“The Best Hotel in Every State”

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It is with great pride that we announce our inclusion in Business Insider’s 2016 list of the best hotels in every state.
What an honor! Thank you!

January 2016
Story by Talia Avakian

MISSOURI: Stonewater Cove Resort and Club, Shell Knob

Business Insider- Spa PicStonewater Cove is a private lake and wilderness retreat that stretches 500 acres into the Mark Twain National Forest.

At the luxury outdoor retreat, visitors can explore the surrounding forests with ATVs, go kayaking or canoeing on its glistening lakes, fish right off its dock, and end the day with a gourmet meal back at the lodge.

Rooms start at around $560 a night.


Make a reservation at Stonewater Cove HERE.
Read the FULL ARTICLE for the best hotel in each state.

14 Romantic Spots in Missouri

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September 2015
Story by Stephanie Butler

These 14 Romantic Spots In Missouri Are The Perfect Place To Take That Special Someone

Fall is a beautiful time in Missouri but it doesn’t always last very long, so now is the perfect time for a day trip or weekend getaway to one of these romantic spots.

Take a more luxurious trip to a private lake and wilderness retreat in Shell Knob.

CoveLife013 (1)_rfsStonewater Cove Resort and Spa is located at 1257 Sunset Timbers Trail and offers not only ourdoor adventures in the surrounding Mark Twain National Forest, but also relaxing deluxe accommodations with private decks and incredible views of Table Rock Lake. Some of the rooms even have bubble tubs and rainfall shower rooms! Rates start at $535 per night for an escape into pure luxury. Visit [] for availability, rates, and special packages.


For reservations at Stonewater Cove, click HERE.
For other romantic getaways in Missouri, check out the FULL ARTICLE.