Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa

Private Luxury-Adventure Lake Resort in Heart of Ozarks : 2018 seasonal opportunities

Join our TEAM at an unexpected but truly remote natural retreat. Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa, a privately-owned boutique luxury lake and forest retreat, is looking for motivated employees to fulfill our 2018 seasonal needs.

Live and work on beautiful Table Rock Lake in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest, Southwestern Missouri

About Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa

Nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest, Stonewater Cove is a private, family-owned luxury destination resort with limited accommodations but nearly 500-acres overlooking the pristine and protected waters of Table Rock Lake.  This outdoor playground boasts a beautiful Main Lodge, 25 guest units, treehouse spa treatment rooms, a pool and hot tub, private boat and swim docks, bonfire pits and water-features all over the core area; with the surrounding land and lake also offering 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 small town, serenity reigns in this hidden wilderness escape.

We’re looking for motivated employees to work in various departments of this luxury outdoor escape for our 2018 season. At Stonewater Cove, great attention is paid to making the guest experience authentic, wholesome and inspiring.  It is the responsibility of all staff to make the guest's vacation as smooth and memorable as possible by maintaining a friendly and comfortable environment throughout the property, guest and staff areas alike. This is an opportunity to join a true team and family-like atmosphere...where guests and staff all enjoy this peaceful little community at our own private hideaway.

Our 2018 season will run from May through October, but certain positions may start earlier than others. The staff will start smaller and grow for our peak summer and fall seasons, thus filling a variety of different positions for our special needs in this unique seasonal destination.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will have a passion for high-end service and guest satisfaction, with an equally strong work ethic suitable to this rugged wilderness setting.  At Stonewater Cove, great attention is paid to making the guest experience amazing and it is the responsibility of all staff to make the guest's vacation as smooth and memorable as possible by maintaining a friendly and comfortable environment throughout the property, guest and staff areas alike.  Teamwork is imperative in this remote setting, as different days and changing demands bring different challenges in maintaining such an intimate, family-like atmosphere for everyone on property.  All staff must get along and act professional at all times, as we are truly our own little community here.  They must be adaptable and have a willingness to help out wherever needed, as many staff will likely be utilized in multiple departments if and when needed.   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.

~ Successful employees will pride themselves on exceeding service expectations and put 100% into their work, but be equally happy in enjoying 100% of their time off. Those who become easily bored by the extremely remote location will likely not enjoy this unique opportunity to live and work in the great outdoors ~

Room and Board

Employee housing is available for all staff. There is a semi-private staff building that has 14 individual rooms with queen beds and 6 private bathrooms, 2 large common areas with wifi, satellite TV and DVD players, laundry facilities, and a large connecting kitchen. There is also a dormitory building that has 8 rooms set up with bunks and a futon each, separate men’s and women’s community bathrooms, and a large common area with kitchen, satellite TV and DVD player, and wifi throughout.  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, and care and return of the provided towels and linens. 

Full Board is not included.  However, full-sized individual refrigerators are provided in each room in addition to the common kitchen storage. 

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

Housing and only very limited 'special' meals are included with all employment opportunities, but each staff will have their own private refrigerator and access to a full community kitchen.

The biggest perk of all is living in such a beautiful wilderness setting and enjoying all that nature has to offer!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Being located deep in the forest, with a massive river-valley lake with over 800 miles of shoreline but very limited bridge crossings, driving to and from other towns may take longer than expected because of the winding roads that navigate the Ozarks.  We are one 13-mile road in and out to a very small lake town with basic services, it takes 20-30mins as you wind through the forest.  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.  Applicants successfully completing the recruitment process and 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.  We will provide necessary travel to Stonewater Cove from any of those cities should you choose this route.

For Fun

Our staff should thoroughly enjoy their time spent at Stonewater Cove, and days off are a perfect way to enjoy 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 a truly inspiring location for creative minds that enjoy photography, painting and sketching, reading and writing, or even writing and playing music. The opportunities are endless in nature’s playground, and employees should take advantage and have pleasure in enjoying their time on and off the clock.

Our Jobs

Lodge Chef (seasonal, long-term)

Lodge Manager (seasonal, long-term)

Reservations/Office Assistant (seasonal, long-term)

Sales/Marketing (seasonal, long-term)

Maintenance Manager/Caretaker (long-term)

Servers (seasonal)

Bartenders (seasonal)

Housekeepers (seasonal)

Activities Guides (seasonal)

General House Staff (seasonal)

Grounds Crew (seasonal)

How to Apply

Please check out our website for more details about Stonewater Cove.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email, fax or postal mail a cover letter and resume.  Please include the position desired in the subject line of your email.  Prospective candidates will then be contacted with information regarding the remaining interview process with management.

Mailing info:

Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa
1257 Sunset Timbers Trail
Shell Knob, MO 65747
Fax: 417.858.0612