Category Archives: Branson Lodging

Branson’s Gazebo Inn is Ozarks hospitality at its finest


The unique Gazebo Inn located in the center of the famed Branson Strip.

Tucked into a secluded location immediately just off the center of the famed Branson Strip, the 73 room Gazebo Inn provides a unique lodging experience. Its inviting, warm, quaint and distinctive exterior is an indication, to incoming guests, of the wonderful lodging experience that they will have.

Stanley Merriman, the Inn’s General Manager said, “Staying at the Gazebo Inn is a special way to experience Ozark’s hospitality.” He feels that special experience comes from exceeding their guests expectations through a combination of things. These include very reasonable prices, location, its relatively small intimate size, secluded safe quiet environment, quality and cleanliness of its rooms, a large continental breakfast, and the quality of staff and the services they provide to their guests.

One of the spacious standard queen bed rooms.

Merriman points out that every room in the hotel has been completely renovated, with new carpet, painting, new flat screen TVs, and more, within the last 12 months. The Inn has a great choice of rooms ranging from their standard king and queen rooms, to rooms with whirlpools, Honeymoon suites with an in room Jacuzzi, and a family suite with its own parking space near the pool. All the Inn’s rooms are non-smoking and a limited number are pet friendly.

Standard amenities include in room refrigerators, coffee machines, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and free wireless internet. The Gazebo Inn has an outdoor pool. While having no indoor pool, it’s located near its “sister” property, the “Grand Plaza Hotel” which provides complimentary access to its indoor pool and other amenities not available at the Gazebo Inn.

The Inn is ideally located in the center of the Branson Strip. It’s within walking distance of a number of Branson’s finest shows including those at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre and the King’s Castle Theatre. The fabulous shopping available at the Tanger Outlets and the Grand Village, as well as many Branson attractions and restaurants, is but moments away.

Merriman also said that the Gazebo Inn is part of the Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. What that means is that if you book your room through the Branson Tourism Center now, and find a lower price for the same room on the same dates before you arrive in Branson, the Branson Tourism Center will match it.

“The Gazebo Inn provides our customers with a great Ozark’s lodging experience,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. For additional information or reservations for the Gazebo Inn or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

Welk Resort’s INSPIRED FOR YOU redefines family lodging fun in Branson

The beautiful Welk Resort in Branson is INSPIRED FOR YOU.

For over 20 years, the luxurious 159 room Welk Resort  has been giving its guests inspired gracious service and one of the finest lodging experiences in Branson. Chris Cathcart, a Welk Resort Marketing Manager, sums it up in five words saying, “Welk Resort has it all!”

He said that there’s nothing else like it in Branson. Its ideal location; recent multimillion dollar remodel of the complete hotel, including all 159 guestrooms; its large 2000 seat theater, currently featuring the smash musical hit Million Dollar Quartet; indoor ‘Splash-A-Torium;’ restaurant; amenities; and selection of activities for all ages, provides a lodging experience unequaled in Branson.

Those factors would certainly be important considerations for anyone selecting a Branson hotel, but its selection of “amenities and activities for all ages and interests” truly sets it apart from any other hotel in Branson! Welk’s INSPIRED FOR YOU activities adds a new dimension of fun and family togetherness to all that Branson offers.

“You’ll find ways to laugh with the ones you love, taste brand new flavors, experience local art and culture and rebalance your mind, body and spirit,” said Dathan Atchison, the General Manager, CHA of Welk Resorts Branson. “INSPIRED FOR YOU has been created to stimulate every one of your five senses, provide you with a true sense of place in Branson and to push the limits of outrageous fun,” he continued.

And it’s more than just words! It’s real people having real fun together.  I went over to the “activities center” to interview the Welk Resort’s activity director for some information to include in a general story on the resort. A pretty young lady came up to get a painting which was on the table in front of us. That changed the whole tenor of my intended story.

Kids having fun at one of the many INSPIRED FOR YOU activities scheduled throughout the day.

Young Miss Katie Desouza did the painting the evening before during the resorts “Creative Canvas” activity. She said, “I did a sunset and wanted a bird on it.” She didn’t get a chance to do it the evening before because the canvas was still wet when they went to see the movie. She was back with her mom, Kelly, eagerly anticipating adding the bird. The Welk staff set her up with paints and brushes.

When I left, Miss Katie was excitedly adding the bird to her painting and anticipating taking part in the “Hula Hoop Happy Hour” activity, and maybe winning a brownie Sunday, later that afternoon. Her mom said, “I wish I had known about these activities when I made my reservations. There’s so much to do and it’s all right here.”

That’s when it hit me. At the end of the day, most hotels are a place to sleep and maybe swim while you go elsewhere to do “things.” In addition to the fun and excitement available in Branson at every turn, the Welk Resorts “INSPIRED FOR YOU” adds a unique opportunity for families to have some up close and personal fun, enjoying activities together, in a quieter intimate atmosphere.

Jeremiah Jones, the Activities Director for the Branson Welk Resort said, “We have planned supervised activities seven days a week. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for families to come together, have fun, and create some unforgettable moments.” To help make that happen, they offer lots of different fun activities for families to pick from. “And we have lots,’” he said. “So many in fact that we publish an INSPIRED FOR YOU Guide that changes as seasonal events are added.

When asked for an example of a seasonal event that would be added Jones described the “Taneycomo Kayak Adventure.” The guests are picked up at the hotel and transported to the “put in area” on Lake Taneycomo near the Table Rock Dam. In the company of a Welk Guide, they take a leisurely kayak paddle down beautiful Lake Taneycomo. When they get to the Cooper Creek Take Out they are met and transported back to the hotel.

Welks fantastic 10,000 square foot Splash-A-Torium featuring a 100 foot water slide, a kid’s splash-zone, and an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub

Most activities are generally available on a year-round basis and focus around the Resorts Activity Center near the ‘Splash-A-Torium.” These include fun and exciting activities designed for families to share together including Archery, “Cupcake Wars,” “Drive in Movies” Fishing in the resorts private pond for bass and bluegill, “Hula Hoop Happy Hour,” “Spy Camp,” and many more. OK, this one probably isn’t for the whole family, but it does illustrate the diversity of the activities offered, “Craft Beer Tasting.”

Activities are generally scheduled from10:00 AM to 8:15 PM daily. While there is no charge for most of the activities, there is a minimal charge for some, including the “Taneycomo Kayak Adventure,” “Cup Cake Wars,” and others. Jones points out that the purpose of the program is to encourage families to do things together and that children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

“The quality of the Welk Resort and its INSPIRED FOR YOU program offers a unique opportunity for families to combine its activities with the best of what Branson has to offer to create a unique Branson lodging experience,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “And it gets even better. For an extra special experience, there’s a fantastic 10,000 square foot ‘Splash-A-Torium’ featuring a 100-foot water slide, a kid’s splash-zone, an indoor/outdoor pool, and hot tub! Access to the water park comes with some lodging packages, or can be added to others.”

For more information on the Welk Resort, its INSPIRED FOR YOU program, or Branson shows and attractions, please feel free to call the Branson Tourism Center at 1-800-785-1550. A Branson based Vacation Specialists will be happy to answer any questions and help with reservations, ticketing, and getting the best available show seats. There is no charge for this service and they are available daily, except Christmas Day, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM. The Branson Tourism Center can also be reached through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

Ozark Valley Inn sparkles with Ozark’s hospitality

Ozark Valley Inn

Branson has many nationally branded hotels. It also has many high-quality family owned inns and motels offering their own unique brand of Ozark hospitality. The locally owned and operated, Ozark Valley Inn is a perfect example.

The Inn’s owners are Nick and Nina Karol. Nina Karol said that its location on the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, provides the best of two worlds. Nina was asked, “Why should someone coming to Branson stay at the Ozark Valley Inn?” With a twinkle in her eye and without hesitation she said, “Sparkling clean rooms, friendly service, and a great location!”

The 76 room Inn occupies a beautiful peaceful location next to the Promised Land Zoo. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Branson while offering easy access to all the fun and excitement it offers. The Pierce Arrow, Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety, and Shoji Tabuchi shows; the IMAX Complex; and restaurants including Red Lobster, Golden Coral, and the Paradise Grill and Steakhouse are not two minutes away. The Branson Strip and Tanger Outlet is fewer than five.

It’s easy to get anywhere in Branson quickly and efficiently using Branson’s Alternate Colored Route System. Branson Landing is one of Branson’s most popular shopping destinations and attractions. A right turn out of the Inn’s parking lot, onto the Branson’s Alternate Red Route, the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, has you enjoying Branson Landing within 10 to 15 minutes.

Nina said that they are extremely environmentally conscious. Over the last two years, they have installed solar panels. Over 30 percent of the electric power the inn uses comes from those solar panels.

The Inn offers a variety of rooms from which to choose. These include Standard Double Queen, Standard King, and King Jacuzzi rooms and a one bedroom Double Queen Family suite. It also offers poolside rooms for easy access to fun in the sun and has pet friendly rooms with completely tiled floors

All rooms feature standard amenities, a cheery decor, free wireless internet, and much more. Guests will enjoy a deluxe complimentary breakfast with Belgian waffles, cinnamon rolls, biscuits & gravy, fruit, cereal, and more. Property wide amenities include WiFi, meeting room, a beautiful outdoor pool, hot tub, a game room, deluxe business center, and guest laundry room.

The Inn participates in Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. Under the program, the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services, guarantees that the price you pay for lodging accommodations booked at the Ozark Valley Inn through BTC will be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered, anytime between when you book your room and when you arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate. It’s that simple.

For information or reservations for the Ozark Valley Inn, please contact the Branson Tourism Center by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through its website, www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

 

 

How about a mind-blowing vacation in a Branson condo?

Overview of Pointe Royale Resort with Lake Taneycomo access and golf course/

“Whether it’s for work or vacation, the choice of where you stay while traveling is an important decision,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “Nowhere is it more important however, than when you’re on a family vacation for multiple days!”

The major focus of the typical hotel room is “the bed.” Even with adjoining rooms that focus doesn’t change. There is no kitchen or common area for the family to share together. If someone gets up early to work on their computer, make a cup of coffee, or something else they must either leave the room or, disturb those they are sharing it with.

The major focus of a condo is roominess and common areas separate from the bedrooms. They typically offer fully equipped kitchens and large living areas for everyone to enjoy. The resulting levels of comfort, relaxation and flexibility will certainly add to the enjoyment of any vacation.

For more than two people, the cost of a condo is comparable to renting two or more rooms at a hotel. The condos rented by the Branson Tourism Center are fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. All are in resorts with their guests enjoying full resort amenities and services. Let’s look at some of Branson’s best!

Pointe Royale Resort is one of Branson’s premier gated communities. It’s set in a beautiful, natural, and spacious setting on the shore of Lake Taneycomo. Amid the scenic splendor of the Ozarks Mountains, it offers one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos and features a challenging 18-hole golf course. The Pointe has a beautiful clubhouse with a lounge and restaurant, some of the finest trout fishing anywhere, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, wilderness hiking trail, fitness center, playgrounds and more.

Spacious kitchen of a Thousand Hills Condo.

Thousand Hills Condos is one block from the center of the famed Branson Strip. It offers guests a choice of condos and town houses ranging from one-bedroom to five-bedrooms. The condos surround the lush fairways of the Thousand Hills Golf Course. The 18 hole, four star rated “Golf Digest,” course is one of Branson’s most popular courses. The resort has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, shuffleboard; and much more.”

Both the Pointe Royale Resort and Thousand Hills Condos are but minutes away from the fun and excitement of Branson’s shows, attractions, and shopping. They are also participants in Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. When you book through the Branson Tourism Center, they guarantee the price you pay to be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered for the same condo on the same dates, between when you book and arrive in Branson, subject to minimal conditions, BTC will match the lower rate.

The Hilton Convention Center Hotel and the Hilton Promenade Hotel offer a limited number of luxurious one-bedroom condos in addition to their standard hotel rooms. Their location is ideal for those attending events at the Branson Convention Center or wanting to be close to Branson Landing and Historic Downtown Branson.

Still Waters Resort, located on beautiful Indian Point, offers well-appointed one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos. Its location on the shoreline of Table Rock Lake and full-service marina, make it the perfect resort for those who want to enjoy Table Rock Lake. It’s only five minutes away from Silver Dollar City by Indian Point Road, yet within minutes of all that Branson offers.

If you’d like more information on these resorts, condos, or other Branson lodging, please call the Branson Tourism Center at 1-800-785-1550. A Branson based Vacation Specialists will answer any questions you might have about Branson lodging, shows, or attractions. They will also help with ticketing, reservations and getting the best available show seats and lodging. There is no charge for this service and they are available daily, except Christmas Day, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

 

For best Branson vacations one call takes care of it all!

Just a few of the many choices Branson visitors have.

“There’s good news and bad news for those planning to vacation in Branson,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “The good news is that there’s so much to see and do. The bad news is there’s so much to see and do.”

How can “good news” also be “bad news?” Garrison says there’s more excitement, fun, live entertainment, and adventure for families in Branson than any similar sized travel destination in America. So much so, that planning a vacation to Branson can be challenging, for first time visitors. “But one call to the Branson Tourism Center, at 1-800-785-1550, can take care of it all.”

The Branson Tourism Center has been helping Branson Visitors plan exceptional vacations since 2002. “‘Helping people have the best possible Branson experience,’ is not just a trite phrase. It describes the passion and commitment of our 100 Branson based employees as they share all Branson has to offer each day,” Preston adds.

One call to 1-800-785-1550 puts you in contact with one of Branson Tourism Center’s Branson-based Vacation Specialists. They’ll help you to narrow all the choices Branson has to offer into the perfect vacation for you and your family. There is absolutely no fee or charge for this service.

The Vacation Specialist will guide through the 20,100 hotel rooms, condos, and cabins available to come up with the one that is ideal for you and your family. Do you want a lake side cabin, condo, or room? Do you want to be near Silver Dollar City? On a golf course? Pet friendly or not? Are there particular amenities or services wanted? What price range?

Want the lowest guaranteed price on your lodging? No problem, just select lodging that is part of the Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. These include properties such as the Welk Resort, Dutton Inn, Pointe Royale Resort, and others. Subject to a few conditions, if you find a lower price for the same room on the same dates, between when you book and arrive in Branson, the Branson Tourism Center will match it.

Branson’s shows are famous! From over 120 shows, as varied as Moses, Million Dollar Quartet, Presleys’ Country Jubilee, and Amazing Pets, the Vacation Specialist will help boil it down to those that most interest you and your family. They will also show you how to save money by bundling lodging and shows and using Family Passes.

“And that’s just shows and lodging! As with them, there are similar choices within each of the general categories of things to do in Branson. It’s not just a “lake” there is a choice of three. Do you want to fish for warm water fish like bass and crappie or cold water species like Rainbow and Brown Trout? How about zip lines? Do you want a full guided eco canopy tour across many zip lines, platforms, and skywalks like that offered by Branson Zipline. Or would you prefer the unique thrill of zipping across Lake Taneycomo to the top of Mount Branson for a spectacular view of Branson Landing and Historic Downtown Branson on Parakeet Pete’s zip line?

From rooms, to shows, attractions and other activities, your Branson based Branson Tourism Center Vacation Specialist will help custom design the perfect Branson vacation for you and your family. At the very least they will save you valuable time and, in most cases, money. Most  important of all however, is that they’ll help plan a Branson vacation that could make memories lasting a lifetime!

The words of Peggy Barthel, the purchaser of our three millionth ticket, said it all! “I had spent most of that day on the internet spinning my wheels trying to decide where to go, what we were going to do, and that kind of thing.” Then she found the Branson Tourism Center and called 1-800-875-1550. “One call, that’s all! They just took care of everything. We just came and had fun.” Doesn’t that sound like great advice? “One call takes care of it all!”

Your superior lodging experience in the heart of all Branson offers

All American Inn & Suites

All American Inn & Suites

“Why should a family coming to Branson select the All American Inn and Suites (AAI) for their lodging?” Denny Singh, the new owner and general manager said, “The dedication of our family, my wife Mona, myself, and our staff, to ensuring that you, and your family, have a great lodging experience, from ‘check in’ to ‘check out,’ in some of the cleanest rooms, and with the friendliest most customer oriented staff, in Branson.”

Interior of spacious Double Queen Room.

Interior of spacious Double Queen Room.

All American Inn and Suites is a cozy 81 room property offering a variety of rooms and configurations to accommodate almost every lodging need. The majority of its clean spacious rooms are Double Queen and King, but it also offers Jacuzzi and family suites along with a number of connecting rooms. This provides AAI with the flexibility to meet the lodging needs of the individual traveler as well as families, and groups. Singh points out that while all the rooms at AAI are spacious, the Family Suites are ideal for the families on vacation because they have two rooms that can be closed off from each other.

Each room includes a full complement of amenities. Among others, these include coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea, desk with ergonomic chair, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi-Internet, microwave, refrigerator, and 32” LCD HD television with cable and local channels, iron, ironing board, and more.

Outdoor Pool.

Outdoor Pool.

AAI is open year-round and is smoke and pet free with interior corridors and access to all rooms. It has an outdoor pool, elevator, Wi-Fi access in all common areas, free level parking, a laundry that is free to guests, as well as 24-hour coffee in the lobby, and offers in-house ticketing at the front desk, to Branson shows and attractions, providing the ultimate in convenience and ensuring their guests the best available seats to the shows they want to see.

Singh said that one of the features their guests like is the Inn’s location. It’s centrally located to all the fun and excitement that Branson offers, but is away from the noise and bustle, providing an opportunity for peace and relaxation. Yet, when guests are ready for the fun and excitement of Branson, AAI is minutes away from the center of the Branson Strip, the Titanic Museum Attraction, and alternate routes to Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake, many of Branson’s shows, attractions, shopping, including Branson Landing, and other activities.

“In terms of all round value, cleanliness, location and customer satisfaction, the All American Inn and Suites has been a perennial hit with our customers,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest providers of tourism services and information. He points out that AAI is a participant in the Branson Tourism Center’s (BTC) Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. If you book your stay at AAI through BTC, subject to the programs minimal conditions, the price you pay is guaranteed to be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered for the same room on the same dates anytime between when you book your room and when you arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate.

For additional information or reservations for the All American Inn and Suites, or for any of Branson’s other shows, attractions and activities please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

 

Why Branson’s Radisson Hotel provides a superior lodging experience

131213 Radison Exterior

The beautiful Radisson Hotel.

“Visitors coming to Branson have a wide variety of lodging to pick from offering great choices for just about every need and budget,” said Annette Wood, Director of Group Sales for the Branson Tourism Center. “The Radisson Hotel, ideally located in the center of the famed Branson Strip, is known for its outstanding hospitality, customer service, cleanliness, and the capability to host, not only individuals and families, but large groups, conventions, and other, events,” she added.

Yvonne Costales, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Radisson, said that the hotel was built originally in 1994 and was completely renovated from top to bottom between 2012 and 2014. “Everything is ‘brand new’ including our 472 rooms and suites, common areas, the lobby, the ‘Wildwood Bistro Restaurant’ and our updated sports bar, the ‘Time Out Sports Lounge,’” She added.

When asked what the number one reason would be for Branson visitors to select the Radisson she, without hesitation, said, “Guest services is a priority for us. We have a motto called, ‘Yes I can’ designed to make sure that we do everything we can to make the stay of our guests as pleasurable as possible. This empowers many of our employees with the authority to make on the spot decisions to ensure sure that happens without delay.” She also points out that this service starts with a great selection of guest rooms to meet just about every need, a full set of amenities, both in and out of the room, and one of the best locations of any hotel in Branson.

The hotel has 472 rooms with 322 standard double bedded rooms, 123 king rooms, 22 king leisure suites, 4 Presidential Suites, and a Penthouse. Costales said that with the number and variety of rooms they have, and that many of the rooms and suites are adjoining and or connected, that the hotel has the flexibility to meet just about any lodging need from a basic room, to suites for the family or business traveler.

Each room comes with a complete set of amenities. This includes a refrigerator, 37″ flat-screen TVs; complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access; work desk with ergonomic chair; two-line telephones with voicemail and data ports; easy chair with ottoman; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; coffee makers, and much more.

The Radisson has free parking; a heated indoor/outdoor pool; a Fitness Center, set up and outfitted by Precor; a whirlpool and sauna, and a business center. It also offers a separate on-site restaurant and lounge; a full service concierge desk to assist with transportation, tickets for local events and more.

Although not thought of by most people in selecting a hotel, its location, only a block off the center of the famed Branson Strip, on Wildwood Drive is ideal. By simply turning left, south, when exiting the hotels main entrance and going one block guests have immediate access to Branson’s Alternate Colored Yellow Route which permits a lot of flexibility in avoiding Highway 76’s traffic.

It’s a ten-minute or less walk from Walmart; Grand Village Shoppes; Andy Williams Performing Arts Centre and Theatre, Kings Castle Theatre, three different Go Kart Tacks, Ride the Ducks, two miniature golf courses, the Thousand Hills Golf Course, and many other activities.

In terms of eating conveniently and restaurants, it would be hard to image a better location. In addition to the hotels in house “Wildwood Bistro” and the “Time Out Sports Lounge” there are over a dozen eating establishments within a 10-minute walk of the hotel including Dairy Queen, Panera Bread, Shorty Smalls, Lone Star Steak House, Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano, McDonalds, Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, Subway, and many others.

The Radisson Hotel is also a participant in the Branson Tourism Center’s (BTC) Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. If you book your stay at the Radisson through BTC, subject to the programs minimal conditions, the price you pay is guaranteed to be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered for the same room on the same dates anytime between when you book your room and when you arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate.

The Ball Room set up, in one of its many possible configurations, for a dinner event.

The Ball Room set up, in one of its many possible configurations, for a dinner event.

The Radisson has over 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space under “one roof;” those attending meetings or events do not have to go outside at all or be otherwise be concerned about the weather in getting from their rooms to their conferences or events. It’s the only Branson Strip hotel, and one of only three hotels in Branson, capable of providing this type of service for such large conferences and events.

Costales points out that those 17,000 plus square feet are configurable to meet the needs of large conferences and events to the smallest, providing group and meeting planners with the utmost flexibility in planning their event. She said that it can be divided up into 17 rooms, the largest of which would the Ball Room with 6,058 square feet and the smallest which would be Sky View room with about 650 square feet, with a large variety in between.

She believes that the Radisson is ideal, for not only the large groups, but for those planning smaller events such as reunions, weddings, and similar gatherings. “Our location, dedicated Groups Department, the range of services, including catering, that we offer, and the flexibility of our meeting space make the Radisson an ideal place for both large and small meetings, conferences, or other events,” Costales added.

Branson Tourism Center’s Wood said, “We have worked very closely with the Radisson for many years and our customers have continually had great experiences there. It is a beautiful property, ideally located with meeting room space that is an easy fit for different sized groups and their individual needs, and a staff is a joy to work with.” For more information on using the Radisson for your group or any other Branson Group travel needs please feel free to call us at 1-800-268-4014.”

For more information or reservations for the Radisson Hotel or for additional information on any of Branson’s lodging please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services, by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

 

 

Awesome Dutton quality, value, & customers service make Dutton Inn a special Experience!

Dutton Inn

Dutton Inn

Millions were introduced to the Duttons’ talent, friendliness, and charisma as they rose to the top ten on Season 2 of the NBC prime time hit “America’s Got Talent.” They discovered what their fans, and Branson audiences, had experienced for years prior, and are still experiencing today at the Duttons show in Branson. What many don’t know however, is that the Dutton family owns the Dutton Inn, located just behind their theatre, which provides the lodging equivalent of what the Duttons show is to the highest quality in Branson entertainment.

During a recent interview with Belle Dutton, the beautiful wife of Jonathan Dutton, and one of the mangers of the Dutton Inn she said, “From check-in to check-out, we are dedicated to one thing, giving our guests a wonderful memorable lodging experience, filled with the friendliness and quality that reflects the Dutton’s values and standards. One that makes us proud to have our name on it.”

One of the Dutton Inn's tastefully appointed double queen rooms.

One of the Dutton Inn’s tastefully appointed double queen rooms.

The Inn has 76 tastefully appointed rooms, each with two queen sized beds and a full set of amenities. Each also “has a coffee pot, granite counter tops at the sink in bathroom, FREE Wi-Fi connection, flat screen TV, 60 cable channels, nightstand, lamps, dresser, table, chairs, microwave, mini-fridge, and free local calls. Hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards are available, by request, from the front desk at no additional charge.” Although it has no pool or game room the Inn is ideally located within a five to ten minute walk of White Water and just across the parking lot from Cici’s and its large game room.

Belle points out that staying at the Dutton Inn is more than just staying in one of the cleanest rooms in Branson. From that special Dutton family ambiance and spirit, to its excellent location, full family breakfast, unparalleled customer service, and the willingness to do all that is expected, “and then some,” to meet or exceed their guest’s expectations, staying at the Inn is an experience that will become a special part of your Branson visit.

In terms of location, the Dutton Inn is about as good as it gets. Tucked back near Green Mountain Drive, away from the noise and bustle of the Branson Strip, guests can conveniently enter and leave the Inn’s parking lot from either Highway 76 or Green Mountain Drive. This provides a number of ways to avoid the Highway 76 traffic in getting to destinations such as Silver Dollar City, Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, Titanic, Table Rock Lake, and many others. Belle said the front desk personnel will be glad to advise guests on the best way to get where they are going.

Even better is the fact that guests are within a convenient five to ten minute walk from many of Branson’s shows, attractions and restaurants. Among others, these include White Water, the Branson Ferris Wheel, and the Track Family Fun Park, as well as shows such as the Duttons, SIX, AYO, “It” starring the Hughes Brothers, Forever Young, Liverpool Legends, and George Dyer as well as restaurants such as Cicis, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Shindigs, Dutton Deli, and many others.

She also pointed out that the Inn is a participant in the Branson Tourism Center’s (BTC) Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program. If you book your stay at the Dutton Inn through BTC, subject to the programs minimal conditions, the price you pay is guaranteed to be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered for the same room on the same dates anytime between when you book your room and when you arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate.

Belle emphasized her belief that when you combine the Dutton Inn quality, cleanliness, price, service, location, and the Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee, that not only is the Inn one of the best lodging values in Branson, but an experience that will become a wonderful part of your Branson memories. For additional information or reservations for the Dutton Inn please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by calling 1-800-785-1550 or visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

The Best of Branson June 2016 Insider Highlights

The "Amazing Pets Show" and "Silver Dollar City's Star Spangled Summer Festival," featuring the return of The Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating their 90th Anniversary, are two of the Branson Tourism Center's featured events for June.

The “Amazing Pets Show” and “Silver Dollar City’s Star Spangled Summer Festival,” featuring the return of The Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating their 90th Anniversary, are two of the Branson Tourism Center’s featured events for June.

“With school out and families coming to Branson for their vacations, there’s a special feeling in the air,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “From Silver Dollar City on the west, to the boats of Main Street Lake Cruises at Branson Landing on the east, it’s filled with happy smiling families enjoying each other as they share the fun, excitement and adventure of sharing Branson memories that could last for a lifetime,” she added

Along with our highlight list, containing some of the best of what’s going on in Branson during June, here’s our Featured Show, Limited Engagement, and Event of the Month:

Featured Show of the Month: The whole family, especially the kids will love the Amazing Pets show featuring “more than 30 happy, well-trained critters performing a wide array of tricks” that’s a touch of magic, a bit of mayhem, and a whole lot of furry frivolity and fun! “These are everyday house pets! Cats galore, cuddly canines, and even brilliantly colored exotic birds who put on a show that delight’s all ages. Well-respected animal trainer, Valery Tsoraev, has created a delightful line-up of animal acrobatics and tricks, and has performed with the famous Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars as well as being featured with one of his incredible cats in the movie, Big Fish. “He has cared for these beautiful creatures, including cats adopted from shelters and those that have simply wandered into his life, and taught them how to entertain and enjoy the affection and encouragement from their human co-stars and their adoring audiences.”

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Rockapella, formed in the mid-80’s, is pretty much the group who wrote the book on making music without instruments. They expertly deliver original compositions, Motown classics, pop, and soul music, all without the aid of the usual guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums making all the sounds themselves. They have enjoyed a phenomenal career since their inception and introduction “to a broad audience on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, an incredibly popular PBS show in the 90’s.” Those loving a cappella music will not want to miss the opportunity to experience Rockapella while it’s in Branson for a 25 performance limited engagement, starting on June 13.

Featured Event of the Month: Silver Dollar City Star Spangled Summer Festival, starting June 11 will feature the return of The Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating their 90th Anniversary, The Magic of Peter Gossamer – Up Close & Personal, Championship Cloggers, Meet and Greets and Breakfasts with kid’s favorite cartoon characters, and much more. Of course, all this will be in addition to the other 40 rides, attractions, activities, and excitement one would expect from a world class theme park including “the world’s most daring wood coaster – Outlaw Run.”

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT PERFORMANCES (Sorted by starting date)

160524 RockapellaJune 10: Diamond Rio
June 13-June 30: Rockapella
June 15: Huey Lewis and The News
June 17: Sara Evans

SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (Sorted by starting date.)

June 2 – June 5: Branson Z Fest
Jun 4: Afternoon Tea – Keeter Center
Jun 11: Run for a Vet; 5K & Half Marathon
Jun 11: Promenade Pop-Up Shop
Jun 11: 32nd Annual Oinklawn Downs Pig Races – Charity Fundraiser
Jun 11 – Jun 18: Law Enforcement Recognition Week Celebration in Branson
Jun 11 – Jul 24: Silver Dollar City Star Spangled Summer Festival
Jun 12: Tanger Club Member Exclusive Event – Bring A Friend
Jun 16: Law Enforcement Recognition Week – Light Cruise Car Parade
Jun 18: 2nd Annual Art Walk – Downtown Branson & Hollister
Jun 18: Branson Landing Celebrates 10 Years Concerts & Fireworks
Jun 18 – Jun 24: Ball Parks of America Opening Week Baseball Tournament
Jun 19: Father’s Day
Jun 19: Father’s Day Brunch and Car Show at Keeter Center
Jun 19: Chateau on the Lake Father’s Day Champagne Brunch
Jun 19: The Taneycomo Festival Jazz Orchestra – Live in Concert
Jun 26: Honor America “4th of July” Celebration – College of the Ozarks

For additional information on these events, or any of Branson’s shows and attractions, or for lodging arrangements, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com, or calling 1-800-785-1550.

How to get absolute lowest guaranteed rates on amazing Branson Hotels

The beautiful Welk Resort is just one of the many Branson hotels available through Branson Tourism Center’s "Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program."

The beautiful Welk Resort is just one of the many Branson hotels available through Branson Tourism Center’s “Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program.”

“From luxuriously appointed suites and condos to Resorts, budget conscious motel rooms, and lakeside cabins, finding the perfect place to stay in Branson with your family on vacation is easy,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest providers of tourism services and information. Wood goes on to point out that although Branson is known for its value priced lodging, finding the lowest price on a given lodging establishment for specific dates is not that easy, unless you use Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program, in which case, it’s as simple as making one phone call to 1-800-785-1550.

There are a number of online national companies that purport to offer the lowest rate on Branson hotels. Generally, however, there are a lot of “small print” conditions that must be met and, if there is a problem while in Branson, there is no one here to help immediately resolve the issue.

With Branson Tourism Center’s (BTC) Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program you are dealing with one of Branson’s largest and most respected providers of tourism services. They are a BBB A+ rated business who has sold over 4.5 million Branson show and attraction tickets. The guarantee applies to some amazing Branson hotels and resorts, has minimal conditions, and is provided by a company with over 100 employees located in Branson.

Simply select one of the amazing participating Branson hotels, indicated by the “Lowest Rate Lock” icon to the right of their name in the list, book your reservation through BTC, and subject to the programs minimal conditions, the price you pay for your lodging is guaranteed to be the lowest rate available. If you find a lower price offered for the same room on the same dates anytime between when you book your room and when you arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate.

The following four hotels and resorts have all received excellent reviews from Branson Tourism Center (BTC) customers; represent a good cross section of the lodging available in Branson in terms of amenities, location and price, and participate in Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program:

Grand Plaza HotelAt the “Grand Plaza Hotel,” you’ll enjoy a fabulous view of the Ozark Mountains. Centrally located, it’s just a block off the famed “Branson Strip,” right next to fantastic shopping at Tanger Outlets and near the great lineup of shows at the Kings Castle. Its amenities include an incredible pool complex with an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, and game room.

Radisson HotelThe “Radisson Hotel” in Branson offers a wide range of amenities throughout this stunning property that recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation. You’ll find a spectacular indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, and a top-notch fitness center as well as beautifully appointed, updated guest rooms. It is located within easy walking distance of the great lineup of shows at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre.

Scenic Hills Inn: Branson’s Scenic Hills Inn is located in the scenic Shepherd of the Hills area of Branson, where you’ll stay away from the busyness of the Branson Strip, yet still be very close to it and all the wonderful shows, attractions, shopping, and dining for which Branson is known. Recently renovated, the Inn prides itself on its warm and inviting atmosphere with personalized service and amenities including an outdoor pool and hot tub, flat panel televisions, complimentary WiFi access, deluxe complimentary breakfast with homemade, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, and much more.

Welk Resort: The Welk Resort boasts a perfect location; close to all of Branson’s exciting activities yet located where you’ll find beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains and close to Table Rock Lake’s Moonshine Beach, Discover beautifully appointed rooms, a mini-golf course, a patio overlooking landscaped gardens, and an amazing 10,000 square foot “Splash-A-Torium” indoor water park! It is a full service resort, the home of the Welk Theatre, featuring Branson’s newest show, the Million Dollar Quartet and is located across the street from the Pointe Royale Golf Course.

For additional information on Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program, other Branson lodging or shows, and attractions please feel free to contact the Branson Tourism Center by calling 1-800-785-1550 or visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com.