The “Live Music Capitol of the World,” Branson, Missouri welcomes guests who check into its resorts for the ultimate in vacation experiences.
Set in the Ozark Mountains, Branson welcomes travelers intent on enjoying the natural scenery, family theme and water parks and the variety of live music shows from gospel to country to rock and roll. Resorts in and around Branson are designed to provide a home for tourists who want to take in any or all of these features. Some provide marinas for fishing and water sports, almost all provide swimming pools and some attract sports fans with their courts and golf courses.
The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center
Sometimes what you are looking for in a resort is luxury. When that is the case, the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson is ready to meet your needs with what they dub the Castle in the Ozarks. An iconic resort in the Ozarks, the recently refurbished rooms feature French Country furnishings, plush bedding, Kohler massage shower heads and Kuerig coffee makers. There are seven different food outlets from a sweet shop to fine dining with a sunset view. The Chateau is home to a 14,000-square foot full-service spa with an outdoor Roman bath, an infinity spa, a eucalyptus steam room and a sauna. The Chateau’s marina offers boat rentals, wave runners, water skiing, tubing and fishing. The hotel itself has both an indoor pool and an outdoor seasonal one. From $145.
Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge
Resorts like Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge provide the setting for the sort of family vacations that will go down in memory. Activities are designed with all generations in mind from the three swimming pools, the game room, fitness center and BBQ facilities, everyone can have fun here. Rooms come with a kitchenette and the resort features a marketplace in addition to their restaurant. From $149.
The Suites at Fall Creek
When visiting the Ozarks, some people are looking for a resort that serves as a launching pad to the many outdoor activities in the area. The Suites at Fall Creek offers spacious suites and condominiums and an on-site marina. With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, game rooms, volleyball and tennis courts, playgrounds, mini-golf and fitness centers, it is an oasis for those who are looking for an active vacation. Each room comes with a private bathroom and kitchenette and most offer a great view of the mountains. From $99.
Westgate Branson Woods Resort
Built on 145 wooded acres in the Ozark Mountains, Westgate Branson Woods Resort offers a holistic experience for its guests, whether they are planning to spend all their time engaged in outdoor adventures or snuggled up in their spacious guestrooms and villas. The property contains hiking trails, waterfalls, heated swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts, playgrounds, campfires, barbecue grills and miniature golf to entertain guests throughout the day. Guests can choose from traditional guestrooms to studio villas to two-bedroom cabins with a range of amenities from kitchenettes to patios to washer/dryers. With its emphasis on leisure and family travelers, the dining options include a sports grill, a pizza parlor and an on-site grocery store. From $89
Thousand Hills Golf Resort
Golfers headed to the Ozarks have found an ideal stay at the Thousand Hills Golf Resort with its 18-hole golf course. No matter how many guests they bring, the resort has rooms that accommodate them with a wide range of options from single rooms to seven-bedroom lodges. Guests praise the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rooms while others appreciate that it has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The resort property also offers a golf pro shop as well as other sports courts, including basketball. Dining is offered seasonally at Mulligan’s Bar & Grille. From $113.