Stonewater Cove

A Luxury Wilderness Lake Retreat

Stonewater Cove is a private, family-owned and operated luxury lake and forest resort for the most discerning of clientele. We are currently looking to fill our staff needs with motivated employees for our 2021 season. Join our team where everyone helps everyone to provide unparalleled customer service, all the while building a better community for each other and guests alike!

Deep in the heart of Mark Twain National Forest, on the protected shores Table Rock Lake. 15 miles outside the small town of Shell Knob in Ozark Mountains of SW Missouri.

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About Stonewater Cove

Stonewater Cove is a private luxury wilderness retreat tucked away in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.  With nearly 500-acres overlooking the pristine and protected waters of Table Rock Lake, this outdoor playground boasts a beautiful lodge, 25 guest units, treehouse spa bungalows, a pool and hot tub, private boat and swim docks, bonfire pits and series of hand built water features add to the tranquility.

The surrounding land and lake also offer endless ATV and hiking trails, boating excursions, canoes and kayaks, water-skiing, fishing, and an adventurous forest zip-line experience along with everything else nature provides. Half an hour from the nearest town, serenity reigns in this hidden wilderness escape.

Great attention is paid to making the guest experience authentic, wholesome and inspiring, and it is the responsibility of all staff members to make the guests' vacation as smooth and memorable as possible. We believe a true team is achieved by maintaining a friendly and professional environment throughout the property, for internal and external guests alike! 

The Employee Experience

One can expect to work with a diverse team of individuals who are all prepared to mindfully support guests, and each other, to create lifelong memories with unforgettable experiences abound.  This is accomplished by attentiveness, flexibility, composure and compassion.  The weekly hours can be long and hard, but the sense of accomplishment knowing you've made another person's life better is invaluable.

The modern, clean and properly maintained living quarters that are included without charge, are some of the best offered in seasonal work. This means no commute, rent or many other expenses incurred with other operations.  The community atmosphere lends to an environment of solidarity that can lead to lifelong friendships.

Nature's beauty is not in short supply here, and being in a national forest and on a lake that has world class fishing, it's almost expected to see wildlife such as deer, turkeys, the occasional fox, bobcat or bald eagles.  The area is perfect for camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will have a passion for high-end service and guest satisfaction, with an equally strong work ethic that is necessary for this expansive wilderness setting. Great attention is paid to making the guest experience truly amazing, and it is the responsibility of all staff to make their vacation as smooth and memorable as possible.

Teamwork is essential in this setting, as different days and changing demands bring different challenges in maintaining such an intimate and uplifting atmosphere. It is imperative that staff appear and act professionally at all times on property.  Successful employees will pride themselves on exceeding service expectations and put 100% into their work, but equally be happy in enjoying 100% of their time off.

Room and Board

The employee housing at SWC is clean, spacious, well maintained and included!  RESPECT for each other and the property is imperative in maintaining a peaceful and comfortable environment for all.

There is a semi-private staff building that has 14 individual rooms with queen beds and 3/4 size refrigerator. In this same building there are 6 private bathrooms, 2 large common areas with wifi, satellite TV and DVD players, laundry facilities, and a large connecting kitchen.

All housing is further subject to a standard living agreement, and employees are responsible for maintaining the condition of staff housing quarters, including but not limited to the kitchen, common areas,  care and return of the provided towels and linens. 

Board is not included, but full kitchens with refrigerators are provided in housing.

Employee Perks

Employee pay is based on experience and job requirements, and will be determined during the interview process prior to hiring.  A typical work week is 40-50 hours but can change based on guest needs, and hourly overtime is paid at time-and-a-half.  Employees are paid via Direct Deposit in bi-weekly increments for the previous 2-weeks. 

We are a non-tipping resort and instead utilizes a Standard Service Charge for all guest stays.  Those shared funds go directly towards staff benefits, incentives, and bonuses that are distributed throughout the year.

Housing is included with all employment opportunities, but food is not.  Ample refrigerator space and a full kitchen is provided with for each staff member though.

Amenities available when not in use by guests are: canoe/kayaks, swim dock, weight room, mini-golf, 25 miles of trail for hiking or mountain biking.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are one 13-mile road/ 20-30min drive through the winding forest to a small lake town. In Shell Knob there is a grocery store and Dollar General, pharmacy, bank, post office, a couple restaurants and a few other local stores.

While having your own vehicle is highly recommended and would allow a little more freedom to roam the surrounding areas, it is not required and some seasonal staff may choose other means of getting to the property. 

Those who choose to not bring a vehicle are still required to provide their own transportation to and from one of the 3 surrounding commercial airports or bus stations - Springfield, MO (SGF) is 1.5hrs; Branson, MO (BKG) is 1.25hrs; Bentonville/Rogers, AR (XNA) is 1.75hrs.

For Fun

Our staff should thoroughly enjoy their time spent at Stonewater Cove, and days off are a perfect way to explore the great outdoors in this very remote setting. Hike the many trails through the forest or go fishing along the shorelines, canoe or kayak if no guest use, relax in the beautiful scenery or enjoy a book or hobby. It’s truly an inspiring location for creative minds that enjoy photography, painting and sketching, reading, or even writing and playing music.

How to Apply

Check out our website for more details about Stonewater Cove.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email a cover letter and resume, including the desired position(s) in the subject line.  Prospective candidates will then be contacted with information regarding the remaining interview process with management.

Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa
1257 Sunset Timbers Trail
Shell Knob, MO 65747

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