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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.


Branson’s indoor water parks take the “Brr” out of winter

Castle Rock’s yellow multi-story waterslide and Welk’s Splash-A-Torium.

“Winter weather curtails most outdoor swimming and aquatic activities,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center (BTC). “However, Branson is blessed with not one, but three indoor water parks as well as many hotels that have heated indoor pools providing Branson visitors with a wide variety of choices to enjoy swimming and aquatic fun under ideal climate controlled conditions,” she added.

All three of the indoor water parks are directly associated with lodging facilities and offer the opportunity to enjoy swimming and other aquatic fun regardless of the temperature or weather outside. Here’s a brief description of each:

Welk Resort’s “Splash-A-Torium” is 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor water fun featuring “an outrageous 100 foot” plus indoor water slide, kid’s splash-zone, indoor/outdoor pool, and hot tub.” BTC’s Wood points out that the Resort has recently been redecorated and updated with deluxe and premier traditional rooms that include plush amenities, high-end finishes, and a decor reflecting the unique charm of the Ozarks with its vibrant colors and interesting textures. In room amenities include complimentary WiFi, 32-inch LCD widescreen televisions, coffee makers with high quality coffees and teas, high speed wireless internet and many other exceptional features.

The Resort even has its own theatre! The Welk Resort Theatre is not only home to one of Branson’s most popular new shows, Million Dollar Quartet, but features limited engagement performances by stars such Daniel O’Donnell, Kris Kristofferson and others throughout the year.

Castle Rock Resort and Water Park provides “a truly weather-proof vacation destination for the whole family” where they “can splash & play in the climate controlled 84 degree temperature of its indoor water park. Its 40,000 square feet of waterpark wonderland features two 500-gallon tipping buckets, indoor and outdoor kiddie pools, waterfalls, two three-story thrill slides, themed water statues, and a multi-level sun deck. The resort’s water park provides fun for everyone, from tiny tots to adults, as well as tastefully appointed comfortable rooms.

Grand Country Inn, has Missouri’s first indoor water park, “Splash Country Indoors.” Open 365 days a year, it offers 20,000 square feet “of squirting, falling and tumbling water fun, including a three-level treehouse with interactive water play features on each level, two winding tube tunnels, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket which tips every eight minutes, doing you know what to all those below, and much more. The Grand Country Complex, includes the Inn; Grand Country Buffett; The Grand Country Music Hall, home of the Grand Jubilee, Amazing Pets, Comedy Jamboree, Down Home Country, and other great shows; indoor and outdoor mini golf courses, and the Fun Spot Arcade.

These are the indoor water parks in Branson, but many Branson Hotels and Lodging facilities such as the Barrington Hotel & Suites, Grand Plaza, Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center, Quality Inn Branson, Quality Inn on the Strip, Radisson Hotel, Residence Inn Marriott, and others have heated indoor pools. In addition, the hotels listed above are participants in Branson Tourism Center’s (BTC) Lowest Rate Lock Guarantee Program.

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.

BTC’s Wood also points out that during the winter months, especially on the weekends, the demand for rooms at these facilities often outstrips availability. She recommends advance reservations and offers the assistance of one of BTC’s locally based Travel Planners to assist in helping to find the ideal facility to fit your family’s wants and budget and make reservations. There is no charge for this service and they may be reached by calling 1-800-785-1550.