As tales have it, this is the ghost Dorothy, before she passed away. Dorothy loved the land right around the area the Lodge now stands. Dorothy ran off with a new-found love and was killed in Mexico. Her ashes were spread on the grounds in southern Missouri. Dorothy's love and affection for the place is the main reason her spirit haunts the grounds to this day.
Big Cedar Lodge has become one of the most well known resorts around the inner mid-west of the United States. The Lodge does a lot of business in the summer for campers and family that attend Kanakuk Kamps.