The Fogue Abode: The Big Cyprus Lodge in Memphis, TN

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Big Cyprus Lodge in Memphis, TN

Happy Wednesday Guys and Gals!

Today, I wanted to share our trip this past weekend to the Big Cyprus Lodge at the Bass Pro Pyramid in Memphis, TN and do a little review on the Lodge. 

For my birthday weekend (a few weeks late,) the Mister booked us a suite at the Big Cyprus Lodge in Memphis, TN.  The newest Lodge in the Bass Pro family.  When we arrived, we were greeted by Christopher, our valet, who was quite helpful during our stay.  I felt a little Downton Abby-ish having staff waiting on us.  It was fun to see how the other half live. 

From the outside, the pyramid does looks a little dated.  I've always thought the pyramid looks like it needs a good washing, and even with the change to Bass Pro, I still think it looks the same.  What doesn't look the same is the inside.  Walking into the Pyramid we were greeted by a huge stone fire place and the entrance to the Lodge itself.  Christopher helped take care of getting us checked in and took us up to the third floor Junior Suite. 

Walking through the double doors brought us to a foyer area where the rooms divided off.  To the right was a double queen area with a fire place and separate bathroom.  To the left was the sitting room, dining area, king room and separate bathroom.

The d├ęcor was very rustic and beautiful.  Beams were used throughout the suite on the ceiling and encased the fireplace/tv.  The room was lined with huge windows to look out over Memphis.  Right out the windows, was a private and huge balcony for our suite.  If it hadn't been such a cold weekend, it would have been a nice place to relax.  But I was having too much fun relaxing in the actual room.

The bathroom was very spacious and had a slipper tub and a large walk in shower.  The sink included two cooper bowls and industrial faucets that I was eye-balling in Lowe's just a few days before.

Now, about the Bass Pro.  I was very much impressed with the shop and the entire lay out.  It was a beautiful and fun facility.  There were water ponds all throughout the ground floor and you walked over docks and along the shore.  They had many live animals/fish including ducks and 3 alligators. 

In the center was the elevator to The Lookout.  It is the world's tallest free standing elevator.  Admission to The Lookout is $10 per person, but you received free tickets with your room purchase.  The elevator was glass, so we were able to look out as we climbed up into the ceiling of the pyramid.

It went higher!

And higher!

And higher!

And higher! 

 Until we disappeared into the ceiling and arrived at The Lookout.  The Lookout is a bar area that also had balcony access to look out over Memphis.  We timed it to go out at sunset and even though it was extremely cold, it was a very cool experience.

We sat at the bar and enjoyed some treats while watching the giant catfish in the fishtank at the center of the room.  It was well worth the $10 if you were not staying at the Lodge.
For dinner, we ventured over to Uncle Bucks Fishbowl and Grill.  It was a fun atmosphere with dinning and even had a bowling alley right in the middle with giant fish swimming right above you.

When we made it back to our room, there were Mississippi Mud Pie Cookies waiting on our pillows.  The Lodge had also sent up a delicious birthday cake for me.

Over all, I can rate The Big Cyprus Lodge an excellent choice for lodging!  It is a great resort and the shopping and eating at the Bass Pro Shop is enough to fill up an entire weekend.  If you are ever looking for a weekend or night get away, Memphis, TN is your next stop. 
I am not affiliated with Bass Pro or The Big Cyprus Lodge.  This review is based on my own personal experience.  Bass Pro or The Big Cyprus Lodge did not pay for these accommodations or this review. 

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