Looking for that rustic, out-of-the way place that is ideal for a family vacation? Somewhere that has something for everyone? The 43 thousand acre Table Rock Lake in Southern Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas has the answer with one of its luxury resorts, Stonewater Cove, www.stonewatercove.com.

If upscale suites with plenty of activities are what you want, you’ll find it here. ATV tours, boating, fishing, water sports, an adventure course, hiking, pool, and spa cover some of the activities available for all ages.

The resort philosophy is outdoor-in. One area in which you experience this is its spa, with treatment rooms in separate tree houses. Stonewater says, “Wanting nothing to stand out beyond the wild, comfort and bliss, this is a place to come and escape and be at one with each other and nature…”

Stonewater refers to its dining as American classic with a backwoods flare.

In investigating Stonewater Cove, what struck me was the natural beauty of the area and a wonderful environment to keep all ages busy appreciating outdoor activities.

You can fly into Springfield-Branson National or Fayetteville. Sonewater can arrange both helicopter and limousine transportation.

I encourage you to check out its website www.stonewatercove.com, or request information from info@stonewatercove.com, 1257 Sunset Timbers Trail, Shell Knob, Mo 65747, 800-SWC-3956.

For those who try Stonewater Cove, I would like to hear your comments.

Maralyn D. Hill