Lake Getaways Without The Crowds
Table Rock Lake: Where to stay
Big Cedar Lodge Attention to detail has made this historic Ozark lakeside resort the area's premier place to stay. Antiques fill hotel rooms, and a roster of daily activities include fishing, boating, horseback riding and singing around a campfire (417/335-5141; bigcedar.com).
Still Waters Resort A marina and easy access to Silver Dollar City attract families and boaters; you can reserve lodge rooms or condos (800/777-2320; stillwatersresort.com).
The Village at Indian Point Chic condos draw couples eager for quiet getaways (800/984-7847; thevillageatindianpoint.com).
Pictured: Pools at Still Waters offer an alternative to swimming on the lake.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® July/August 2012.)