An Outdoor Paradise in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Tennessee is a one-of-a-kind rustic retreat influenced by the great outdoors known as Big Cypress Lodge, situated in the heart of Memphis. This destination features 103 guest rooms, 100-foot tall trees, a swamp with live alligators and a variety of fish, the highest freestanding elevator in the country, various dining options, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and several other attractions inside the 535,000-square-foot pyramid.
Johnny Morris, the founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, designed Big Cypress Lodge to bring the outdoors in and connect people with their love for nature.
People often ask, “Why put a Bass Pro Shops inside of a pyramid?” Well, it all came down to one really big catfish…
Johnny Morris went fishing along the Mississippi River in 2005. He set out with a couple of his fishing buddies; the popular angler and TV show host, Bill Dance, and Jack Emmitt, the first fishing manager for Bass Pro. When they got near the Pyramid of Memphis, Johnny looked up and told them that if they caught a 30-pound catfish, he would build a store inside.
Sure enough, with just about an hour to go, his pal, Jack, got a bite and reeled in a monster catfish in the Pyramid ‘s shadow. Without much hesitation, Johnny said, “It’s a deal, we’re gonna do it.”
Bass Pro Shops and Big Cypress Lodge opened within the Memphis Pyramid in 2015, following a thorough renovation. We hope you appreciate all the Pyramid has to offer and leave here with a few stories to share about our own “big fish.”
Included With Your Stay
- Complimentary Hotel Vehicle
Big Cypress Lodge offers a complimentary vehicle service that runs on the weekends starting June 5, hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
The hotel vehicle will operate within the resort ‘s downtown radius. Visit the front desk to use the shuttle, and a driver will be called by an associate. The driver will give you a card with a phone number to order a pick-up later after you have dropped off at your destination.
- Internet Access
Complimentary internet access is included with your stay. Hotel guests have access to wifi throughout the Pyramid. Find login information in your check-in packet.
- 24-Hour Fitness Center
Their fitness center, located at level three, is open 24 hours a day to give you everything you need for a demanding workout.
- 24-Hour Business Center
Their business center, situated on the third floor, provides a comfortable place to work with free computer access.
- Complimentary Sky High Ride Tickets
Guests have access to unlimited free tickets to ride the highest free-standing elevator in the nation to the top of the Pyramid. At The Overlook, enjoy dinner and drinks and take in the views from the Glass Observation Deck to downtown Memphis , Tennessee.
- Snack Basket
Upon arrival, you’ll find a basket of complimentary snacks in your room.
- Third-Floor Lobby and Bar Area
The Lobby Bar is open from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Visit our lobby room, situated on the third floor, complete with a full-service kitchen, cosy fireplace and comfortable seating.
When you’re planning on visiting Memphis, Tennessee, you should check out one of these amazing hotels:
- Guest House at Graceland
- ARRIVE Memphis
- The Peabody Memphis
- Hilton Memphis
- The Westin Memphis Beale Street
- The James Lee House
- Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
- The River Inn of Harbor Town
These beautiful hotels are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!