Branson, Missouri is one of the nation’s favorite travel destinations. Branson is located in Taney and Stone Counties, and it’s in the Ozark Mountains. It’s a very popular place to visit because of the outdoor beauty as well as family-friendly live entertainment, resorts, and shopping and dining options.
As far as entertainment, you can visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede, take in a show at Legends in Concert, or ride on the Branson Belle.
There are three large lakes nearby, including Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo.
If you’re thinking about a vacation to Branson, where should you stay? There are plenty of options, and the following gives you a few ideas to get you started.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center
One of the largest hotels in Branson and one of the more well-known is the sprawling Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center. This resort has standard hotel rooms and also large suites that include both sleeping and living areas. Some of the rooms and suites have balconies with lake views.
The hotel is within a short drive from all of Branson’s attractions, including the theater district, and there is also live entertainment and music at the hotel itself.
Other amenities at Chateau on the Lake include a marina with boat rentals and slips, an ice cream shop and an indoor, heated pool.
Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge
Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge has a peaceful, serene atmosphere that mimics the surrounding beauty of the Ozarks.
The Willow Ridge Lodge features guest rooms as well as one- and two-bedroom villas. There are full kitchens, dining spaces, patios, and washers and dryers in the villas.
The lodge is part of the Marriott Vacation Club, and while it’s close to entertainment and everything else Branson has to offer, it feels secluded.
The Marriott includes a golf course and amenities include a game room, kids’ pool, and water sports nearby.
Still Waters Lakefront Resort
If you love the lake, head for Still Waters Lakefront Resort. It’s often voted as one of the top lakefront resorts on Table Rock Lake.
Better Homes & Gardens recognizes it as a “Preferred Place to Stay in Branson.”
The resort is directly on Table Rock Lake, and it’s only a few minutes from Silver Dollar City.
Still Waters offers lakefront condos with anywhere from one- to six-bedrooms.
Other amenities include three separate pools, the Oasis Plunge Waterslide and the Zume the Flume Waterslide.
There are free paddleboards and kayaks available, aqua cycles, inner tubes, cane fishing, and nearby hiking trails.
The rooms include full-sized bathrooms, queen or king-sized beds, and cable TV.
StoneBridge Resort is part of a 3,200-acre gated golf community in Branson. It boasts the LedgeStone Championship Golf Course. The types of units available include standard rooms, suites, villas, lodges, condos, and luxury homes.
The resort includes three swimming pools and three playgrounds. This resort is only one mile from Silver Dollar City and 10 minutes from the entertainment district and other areas of interest in Branson.
There is also a catch and release lake on the property, walking trails, and an onsite restaurant.
Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
If you want to be right in the center of the action, you might opt for the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing.
This is on Lake Taneycomo and is just across the street from Branson Convention Center within Branson Landing. Branson Landing is a shopping, entertainment, and dining complex.
The hotel features guest rooms as well as suites and condos, some of which have private balconies.
There is an indoor pool, and onsite dining is available at the Level 2 Steakhouse.
Branson Landing has more than 100 stores and restaurants and hosts weekly concerts and events. There are also fountain shows that make this a great place to stay.
The Cliffs Resort at Table Rock Lake
The Cliffs Resort at Table Rock Lake is one mile from Silver Dollar City and six miles from the Branson 76 Strip.
There are different types of guest suites, including the Cliffs Suites, as well as the Cliffs One-Bedroom, which has a master suite with a private bathroom.
If you need more space, there are options like the Cliffs 2-Bedroom and the Cliffs 2-Bedroom Grand, which has a floor plan totaling almost 1400 square feet. There is also the Cliff’s 2-Bedroom Penthouse for the utmost in luxury.
The property features a canopy zipline tour, a pool, and clifftop views.