Fairfield Bay ‘best of the best’

Fairfield Bay was recently recognized as the “best of the best” Top 100 Planned Communities in America by ideal-LIVING magazine in its fourth annual “Best of the Best” issue.

Hundreds of nominations were submitted and a special editorial committee reviewed the qualifications of each nominee and selected the winners in nine categories.

Among the categories honoring residential communities are the “Top 100 Planned Communities,” “Best Lake Communities,” “Best Mountain Communities,” “Best Coastal Communities,” “Best Golf Communities,” “Best Tennis and Pickleball” and those with the “Best Wellness Environments.”

“The ‘Best of the Best’ feature honors those areas and communities which deserve special recognition for their outstanding qualities, facilities and programs,” said ideal-LIVING’s Editor and Associate Publisher Kelly Godbey.

Fairfield Bay is nestled along the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake, a beautiful 40,000-acre lake that features pristine water, an ideal place for record setting fishing and water sports for all ages.  The beauty of the lake draws thousands of visitors each year who soon discover there’s so much more here than just that.

“Our numbers are growing at an accelerated rate here,” says Rocky Nickles, general manager of the Fairfield Bay Community Club. “What started as a planned community more than 40 years ago has grown to the ideal family recreation destination. We have no shortage of activities – from Pickleball to golf to 100-plus miles of UTV/ATV trails. It’s no wonder those who come here for a weekend end up making Fairfield Bay their home.”

With 10 Adventure Stops throughout the Bay, visitors can get a glimpse of all there is to see and do.  And there is something for all ages.  If you want water play, Fairfield Bay offers kayaks, SUPs, boat and jet ski rentals at the Marina. If you’re into golf, there are two award-winning courses.

The new Cobblestone Inn and Suites is now open, with lodging as easy and convenient as can be. Tasty treats abound here with many restaurants to please every craving.

“We encourage you to come see what we’re about,” said Paul Wellenberger, mayor of Fairfield Bay. “And now you can stay in our NEW Cobblestone Inn & Suites. We’re excited to see new faces throughout the town, and we want to share with you our special piece of heaven in the Ozarks. Come stay with us!”

The honorees are also revealed on ideal-LIVING.com/bestofthebest.

To stay in the new Cobblestone Hotel, go to: StayCobblestone.com. For more on Fairfield Bay, go to VisitFairfieldBay.com.