Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris dreamed, designed, and built Missouri’s Big Cedar Lodge so you could escape to his slice of heaven on earth.
Twenty-three years ago, before a single guest stayed the night, Johnny and his shop-owner father (and hero), John A. Morris, broke in the grounds with sunset cookouts. And they weren’t alone. “I remember two big old dogs always hung around what’s now the Truman Smokehouse,” he says. Today, guests enjoy lattes and bagels on the same patio.