Ridgewood Resort Offers:
- Modern Housekeeping Cottages
- Covered Picnic Pavilion
- Screened Porches W/LakeView
- 10 Secluded Wooded Acres
- Private, Covered, Lighted Dock
- Free Use Of Paddle Boat
- Free Boat Or Stall w/Cottage
- Children's Playground
- Swimming Dock With Ladder
- Fishing Guide Services
- Fishing Boat & Motor Rentals
- Pontoon & Bass Boat Rentals
|A Great Lake
View In A Great Location
Hello, my name is Ginny Matyska (maw-tis-ka), owner and operator of Ridgewood
Resort in Isabella, MO. Isabella is in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Ridgewood is a
small, friendly, modern, six-unit resort on 10 wooded acres. Ridgewood is at the end of a
peninsula overlooking the crystal clear waters of Bull Shoals Lake. If undisturbed privacy
is what you're looking for while on vacation, you are reading the right Web site! I
am always happy to tell new people about Ridgewood Resort in hopes they will join the fine
family of friends I have made as owner in the last 25 years.
At Ridgewood you'll find a special balance of
privacy and near-by civil amenities. The crowds are not here! With over 1000 miles
of shoreline there is room for all who come to the area. Bull Shoals Lake is truly
blessed with clean, crystal clear waters that are unpolluted.
All cottages have the lake view seen above
Why Guests Return to
Most of my repeat business comes from guests who love the peace and quiet and don't
want to be disturbed. Sometimes my guests ask me to take phone messages when they are
standing right in front of me. Other guests unhook the TV and tell the kids it's
disconnected! Others ask if they can turn off the mercury vapor lights in the yard
at night so they can sit and relax while enjoying the stars. Others like to fish off
the covered boat dock at night. They love to watch the moon coming up over the horizon or
watch the mesmerizing sunsets. I emphasize peace and quiet for my guests by doing my best
to accommodate these kinds of wishes. That is the beauty of staying at a small resort like
I have one and two bedroom fully equipped, tastefully decorated cottages. Each
has a private bath, and separate private bedroom(s). All look out over a great view of
Bull Shoals Lake. The cottages have large private screened-in porches with tables and
chairs for outdoor relaxation. Many of my guests have their coffee on their porches so
they can enjoy the view of Bull Shoals Lake.
Interior photo of 2 bedroom Cabin #4
Each spacious, fully furnished
cottage has a large kitchen/living room with an open floor plan. The kitchens have gas
stoves with oven and broiler, refrigerators with cross-top freezers, microwave ovens,
electric toasters, drip coffee makers, all cooking utensils, dishes, silverware, and
stainless steel double-bowl sinks. The living rooms have hide-a-bed couches, recliners or
rockers, color TVs, heat, air conditioning, and window fans. All cottages have
outdoor charcoal grills for bar-b-queuing.
All linens, towels, and blankets are
fresh and clean. The beds have firm, comfortable mattresses. Roll away beds and cribs are
available. I also have deep freeze service for preserving your fish catch.
based on two people
|Deluxe (Two bedroom)
additional guest $8 per day.
$125 Deposit required. Balance of reservation on arrival.
Make your reservation early -3 day minimum.
Check in time after 2pm - check out time before 10am (please observe)
Our pavilion also has a great lake view
Overlooking the lake is a covered picnic pavilion that's ideal for family reunions and
get-togethers with other guests. There are overhead lights and electricity for radios,
coffee pots, or deep fryers for a fish fry. There are picnic tables, lawn chairs, rockers,
portable grills, Weber grills, a smoker and a brick bar-b-Que. grill. It's a great place
to read, gaze at the lake, play cards or games, have a good meal, or just plain rest and
relax. You can watch fantastic sunsets or sunrises, or watch the moon come up over the
horizon from this pavilion.
In the office I offer live bait, lures and accessories, health supplies, soda, ice,
candy bars, ice cream, souvenirs, T-shirts and hats.
For children we have a playground with swing sets and a sand box. There
is basketball, volleyball, and horseshoes for all ages. Ten forested acres of tall trees
give children a special place to run and play. Deer, turkey, squirrels, and other
wildlife are frequently seen around the resort. Early in the morning you'll hear many
songbirds. Hummingbirds are around my feeders all day.
My Location And Things
You can boat or drive to Cookies Restaurant at Theodosia Marina, or Jackie's
Restaurant at Pontiac Cove Marina. There are also cafes in the town of Isabella just
minutes from Ridgewood. Additional restaurants, gift shops, auctions, and supermarkets are
5 miles away in Theodosia, and in nearby Gainesville, a 13 mile drive. What ever
your pleasure, whether it's a laid back vacation spent in peaceful serenity, or one filled
with sightseeing, fishing, boating, canoeing, and a schedule with "lots to do, not
enough days to do it in", I'll be happy to help you in any way I can. I'll help
ensure that you have a memorable trip!
Directions To Ridgewood Resort
From St. Louis, MO - Take I-44 to Hwy 63 at Rolla, MO. Take Hwy 63
south to Cabool, MO. At Cabool take Hwy. 60 west to Mansfield, MO, then take Hwy 5 south
to Gainesville, MO. At Gainesville, MO, take 160 west approximately 10 miles to road HH at
Isabella, MO. Drive approximately 1 mile to road HH3 (Lake Road 619). On Lake Road 619 go
approximately 3 miles to Ridgewood Resort on the left.
Springfield, MO - Take
Hwy. 60 east to Mansfield, MO, then take Hwy 5 south to Gainesville, MO. At Gainesville,
MO, take 160 west approximately 10 miles to road HH at Isabella, MO. Drive approximately 1
mile to road HH3 (Lake Road 619). On Lake Road 619 go approximately 3 miles to Ridgewood
Resort on the left.
Home, AR - Take Hwy. 5 north to
Hwy. 160 west. Take 160 west approximately 10 miles to road HH at Isabella, MO. Drive
approximately 1 mile to road HH3 (Lake Road 619). On Lake Road 619 go approximately 3
miles to Ridgewood Resort on the left.
Come Visit Me!
Thank you for visiting the Ridgewood Web site. Prime months fill up fast so call me
right now to reserve your space in my friendly, one of a kind resort! I look forward to
helping you make your trip to Bull Shoals Lake a pleasant, quiet experience! - Ginny
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of Ridgewood, follow these links
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Isabella, Missouri 65676
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