by Wendy Irvine
The Big Cypress Lodge is less your average hotel stay and more an experience. (Read: your kids will love this place.) Located inside the new Bass Pro Shop’s Pyramid in downtown Memphis, this incredibly fun lodge offers more than 100 elaborate rooms and suites totally decked in a mountain cabin-vibe. The hotel site likes to say that a stay at the lodge lets families “fully immerse in the Bass Pro Shops outdoor lifestyle.” (So, if you’re more Louvre-in-Paris, maybe not. Also, kids must be okay with deer heads hanging on guestroom walls.)
The Lodge offers a set of luxury suites that are spacious and drenched in the woodsy theme (the Governor’s Suite has a full kitchen, an extensive terrace, and an insane view). The premier and deluxe rooms are a little easier on the bottom line, but are also beautifully themed in woodsy. All suites and rooms have a fireplace, a mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, flat-screen with a great cable package, and free parking. Many rooms and suite have balconies. Guests rave about rooms with views overlooking the Bass Pro Shop specifically.
Two onsite restaurants are experiences by themselves. Guests can ride a glass elevator to the top for dinner at The Lookout, or eat more casually and take in a meal while bowling (13-lanes) in an underwater experience at Uncle Buck’s.
The Big Cypress Lodge is 10.2-miles to Graceland Mansion, is 1.1-miles to visit the famous Peabody Hotel ducks, 1.3-miles to Downtown Memphis, 3.7-miles to the Memphis zoo, 1.3-miles to the Orpheum Theater Memphis (free summer movies), the 7.9-miles to the Pink Palace and Planetarium, 10.8-miles to the Big Back Yard, 6.8-miles to the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 0.7-miles to Mud Island River Park and 1.5-miles to Huey’s Downtown (kid-restaurant).
Our Editor Loves
- Unique lodge connected to Bass Pro Shop
- Onsite dining with views
- Tallest free standing elevator in the country
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I made a reservation for a gift for my husband’s birthday. I reserved an exterior room and we were originally given an interior room right by the elevator. It was an ok room but not what I expected for the start of our vacation. When my husband brought this to the attention of the staff they went above and beyond to take care of us. Meredith (the woman at the front desk) not only upgraded us for our trouble but noted that my husband had mentioned his birthday and had a small cake sent up to our room while we were getting settled. The rest of our time at the resort was great. Even if you don't like heights the observation deck and the bar up there are really nice and perfect for a night cap. Thank you so much Bug Cypress Lodge!
by Ferdinando d
I have been impressed by the structure but unfortunately I have found the staff not qualified enough.
The receptionists are more like wall mart cashiers the receptionist.
That is really disappointing even because the price are exprensive..