Missouri: Shell Knob, Stonewater Cove Resort and Club Family Vacation Fun – Fishing, Boating, and Ziplining.
Getting away and getting “real” is what makes Stonewater Cove so appealing to families. The “to-do” list of real adventures is salted with high energy fun and anchored with creature comforts.
Undiscovered and exclusive, Stonewater Cove Resort and Club makes it easy for guests to relax, share family time, and explore the wilderness of Mark Twain National Forest. Nestled in the lush green wilderness overlooking Table Rock Lake, Stonewater Cove Resort and Club sits on nearly 500-acres of peaceful forest filled with hand-carved trails, hidden alcoves, moss-covered rock formations. The resort features 18 custom-designed rooms or suites complete with the luxurious amenities plus a secluded stone and wood lodge
Families can decide which activities they’d like to do the night before and then take off on an adventure the next day, either together or separately. The parents can enjoy a beautiful, relaxing boat ride or hike in the morning when the forest is still fresh from the night’s moist air. Adventure seekers head off to fly on ziplines, learn to master the ever-challenging feat of slalom skiing or how to jump over the wake on a wakeboard during a water sport boating excursion. At the resort guests may drive an ATV (guests must be at least 12 years old), or be a passenger on double-rider ATVs with another family member or activity guide. The resort offers numerous activities designed to keep kids of all ages active, entertained and inspired.
Forest activities include:
Horseback riding: During the late spring and autumn saunter over the gentle hills and through the peaceful trees on friendly horses.
ATV rides: For a high energy forest adventure, a favorite activity for many guests, experienced guides lead whirlwind tour on trails that meander up and down through the forest foothills.
Ziplining and a ropes course: Experience the thrill of sailing over the treetops on an exhilarating zipline ride or build teamwork and strengthen family bonds with professionally guided obstacles on the Chevron ropes course.
Skeet shooting and archery: Learn a new skill, brush up on a rusty one, or just have fun practicing your skeet shooting skills on the prairie then test your skills with a bow and arrow via archery sessions. Water activities include:
Fishing and boating: Test your talents at catching bass fish on Table Rock Lake, known as one of the world’s clearest freshwater lakes with hundreds of tree-lined coves creating the perfect setting for fishermen of all skill levels. Enjoy a professionally guided leisure boat ride that provides a stunning view of the Mark Twain National Forest from the peaceful waters of Table Rock Lake.
Water activities: Wakeboarding, knee boarding and waterskiing are available for beginners or experts. Also, water tubing is another wet option for family fun. Bonus points:
A tournament slalom ski course is available three minutes away via boat rides from the resort.
Kayaking and canoeing: Venture out on the water to explore the shoreline full of hidden alcoves and stunning waterfalls.
When it is time for a break from outdoor activities guests head to the lounge, located in the lodge, to browse the library for a good book, play a board game, or simply enjoy the company of family. Friendly staff serves cocktails, kid-friendly drinks and other refreshments as well as simple, but tasty, menu items. After sunset checkout the bonfire; sample s‘mores, and hang around for stargazing.
Enjoy a family dinner in the lodge dining room which features mouthwatering creations like filet au poivre or chicken roulade stuffed with gruyere and prosciutto. For children there is always traditional home style macaroni and cheese or fresh fried trout. The restaurant – which showcases glorious rosy pinks, fuchsias, peach oranges and cascading indigos as the sun sets over the lake and hills – features a new, eclectic menu each day, so guests can sample a variety of delectable offerings throughout their stay. Bonus points:
Stonewater Barbeque is a culinary experience offering the best grilled and smoked creations the chef has to offer.
A day filled with forest explorations, good food, exhilarating activities and plenty of clean, fresh air will leave everyone in the family ready for a peaceful, relaxing sleep. The individually-designed rooms feature coffered ceilings, handsome dark wood floors, and custom-made driftwood furniture. For those accustomed to luxury lifestyle comforts, the king- or queen-sized beds beckon to weary adults and children with high-thread count sheets, alternative down comforters and thick coverlets. A separate bath, elegantly appointed with knotty alder cabinets, solid hand-stained oak and cedar trim, will spoil you with a heavenly bubble tub and a rainfall shower room. The rooms also feature flat-screen televisions with satellite cable, complimentary wireless internet access, mini-refrigerators with ice-makers, as well as coffees and teas. Make it happen.
Room rates start at $297 per night and include fishing off the dock (with poles and bait), canoeing, kayaking, and of course, hiking. Packages, which can be customized to include the guided activities of your choosing, are available. For more information about Stonewater Cove Resort and Club, or to make a reservation, visit the website at stonewatercove.com
or call toll-free 1-800-792-3956.
About Stonewater Cove Resort and Club.
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 18 individually designed rooms feature 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 ziplines 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.
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