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With all the beauty and majesty of the Ozark’s at your fingertips and teeming with Water, Flora, Fauna the amazing natural diversity of this natural bounty is yours to enjoy
we pride ourselves as being an open and welcoming environment to all people. Please visit and let us welcome you into this hidden jewel in the heart of the Mountains
Learn with us the rich history of the Ozark’s all the way back to the Native Americans that flourished in the bounty of these rivers to the settlers that paved the way for western expansion
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Ready to escape and enter a land of enchantment?
Come experience the
magic of the Ozark’s
Leave the fast paced city behind!
Big Rock Candy Mountain Retreat is your vacation destination! We’re just a mile and a half from the beautiful spring-fed Current River and the Ozark Scenic Riverways, home to the best fly fishing, floating and family fun in the state! BRCM is 18 acres of beautiful forest teaming with wildlife, fantastic bird watching, nights filled with fireflies and stories around the fire. You can spend your days filled with the many trail systems for horses and hiking, go kayaking, canoeing or floating the current river, go fishing, or book a bird watching tour, wild flower and mushroom tour, or ghost town tour of Cedar Grove. You might also want to search for the hiding place of Jessie James and the Hole in the Wall Gang! You can also see the abandoned township of Cedar Grove with walls and foundations still standing. The hand stacked limestone and hand crafted frameworks that still stand are a testament to the hard work ethic of the timber harvesting forefathers. We are just 8 miles from Montauk State Park and the resort is flanked by the Cedar Grove State Forest. We are also minutes from the Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we are just a few miles from the Flat Nasty ATV Park where you can challenge your skills and machine to their fullest on their challenging and extensive trail system.
We offer beautiful large modern cabins made from wood harvested right here on the property and are beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home. All cabins are furnished with complete kitchens, microwaves, coffee makers, all linens and air conditioning. These large cabins can sleep from 8 up to 18 and are a great way to have that family reunion, group outing, girls weekend or float trip with your bffs!
We offer RV sites with hookups for water and 30 amp electric and your own fire pit and picnic table. You might choose to stay in one of our glamping cabins that are as close to nature as you can get while still enjoying unique and comfortable lodging. These cabins are nestled in beautiful settings and have all you need to relax and enjoy your stay without packing all that gear! We also offer primitive tent sites for those wanting to truly immerse themselves in the outdoors with a peaceful spot to spread out.
If cooking is not your idea of vacation, the Big Chill Bar and Grill offers a full menu that you can dine in or take out, a full bar and a large deck for safely enjoying a beautiful sunset dinner or cocktails with friends, You can also order your River Box lunch to take on your ride or float and have it ready for your departure! Our general store is available for those items you might find you need or run out of.
The fun-filled summer event calendar will keep you informed of all the magic happening at BRCM on the beautiful outdoor stage and will insure you plan ahead and get a space to see your favorite artists perform or events you want to participate in!
Need a place to have that destination wedding or event in 2021 or beyond? Call and schedule it today! Our beautiful open air stage and manicured viewing lawn surrounded by mature trees is sure to enhance any ceremony and can be dressed up for a more elegant experience, or decorated in a relaxed boho, natural or country setting. We offer catering services and a list of preferred caterers to give you the perfect style and price point for food and drink services.
For those of you that have been to BRCM in the past, we want to welcome you back and show you all the good changes we’ve made to make your stay as special and enjoyable as possible! For those of you that have never visited BRCM, now is the time to try us and make it your family’s annual gathering spot!
There is definitely magic in the hills of Big Rock Candy Mountain Retreat.
Come join us and feel the magic for yourself!
Roger and Lela Franklin are the new caretakers of BRCM. We have moved from Nebraska to put a fresh new face on a great property. We have a strong history in property and event management and are very excited to offer a top notch magical Ozark experience to its BRCM patrons. What a great honor it is for us to welcome you and make you feel at home! Our love for live music that we have cultivated over the years traveling the world to see and experience the best sonic delights the world has to offer. We also have a strong sense of giving back and community involvement with the many food drive events we have organized in Nebraska in conjunction with The Conscious Alliance working to help the impoverished youth and communities of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation. Through this philanthropy we have gained a greater understanding of community and the importance of nutrition and education to empower todays young people of all races and cultures.
We are very excited to be a part of the historic Ozark heritage and communities.
Please join is on our journey through these magical hills along these pristine rivers
Lela and Roger