Boat/Swim Dock, Lodge Plus 3 Unique Cottages & Bunkhouse, 6 Bedrooms
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Trimble Creek Lodge - Perfect Vacation Lodging for Families, Reunions & Groups Nestled in the Arkansas Ozarks. Summer getaways planners - reserve the entire resort and treat your family to a truly unique vacation that allows togetherness and getting away from the crowd in a pristine, natural setting on a 72 acre penninsula of beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. Fabulous Lakeview Lodge for Dinners, Games and Gathering, 3 Cottages, Bunkhouse, Treehouse, and Private Boat and Swim Dock in a gorgeous, quiet cove. Personalize the TCL set up for your group with 6 bedrooms - 5 with queen beds and a 6th separate bunkhouse building for up to 5 tweens or teens plus additional sofa sleepers and bunkbed in the cottages.
'What a wonderful place for our family reunion! Thank you for a relaxing vacation at your 'nothing-more-to-be-desired place.' Looking forward to being with you again!' Mildred & Cleo MO
*Relaxing, Lake View Vacations and Reunions
*Natural, Lakeside Setting
“Remarkably outstanding only begins to scratch the surface of the feelings we all have for our Arkansas family vacation at your “best kept secret” lake country resort… WOW.' Rich & Carla TX
*Enjoy the privacy or our 72 acre peninsula on the Lake
*Reserve the Lodge Common Area just for your family
'We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful Christmas at the lake. All the little extras added a very special touch to our vacation. We look forward to planning our next visit. ' Lisa & Chris, Kim & Tom MS
*Attached Lakefront Cottage and a Second Meadow View Cottage
*Plenty of space for togetherness and privacy
*Attention to detail includes ironed sheets, great beds, plenty of towels.
'Most comfy beds ever!' Ray & Lorrie MO
*Keep your Boats in our Private Boat & Swim Dock
*Nearby Marinas, Open, Pristine Lake
*Water-ski, Boat, Tube, Wake Board or just Relax in the Lake
*Enjoy Gorgeous Views from one of our 6 Porches or Patios
*Six-year old swim and boat dock with 28 foot slips, electricity, and a fish cleaning station.
'What a bang up delight to find this place and two wonderful innkeepers to provide us with awesome experiences.” Paul & Barbara TX
*Trimble Creek Lodge Innkeepers, Michael and Lorilee help you plan your vacation for 2-16 guests
'Y’all are amazing! The food was amazing too! You two go so way beyond what you have to do. You are an inspiration.' Jason & Joy AR
What is your set up including sleeping arrangements?
Country Inn Style Vacation Home Lodging
Lodge & Hot Tub Room
The Lodge is often “reunion central” at Trimble Creek Lodge – a place to gather or share meals at the three dining tables. Other times the Lodge hosts games, conversations or maybe just a quiet afternoon with a dear friend or a good book. Fabulous lake views, a glass window-enclosed hot tub room, and a charming antique-style bathroom with an old-fashioned claw-foot tub are available to all members of groups who rent the Lodge.
East Cottage Attaches directly to the Lodge, giving families a combined total of over 2600 square feet with panoramic views of Bull Shoals Lake and Ozark hillsides. Often the location for joint dinner preparations, the two and a half bedroom East Cottage is fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, living room, sofas, chairs, air conditioning, linens, fireplace and two fridges for those extra vacation foods. Two queen-sized beds, two queen sofa sleepers and one twin chair sleeper provide sleeping for 2-7 guests.
The Bunkhouse, a separate sleeping space with a view of the forest, is an option for all groups who also rent the Lodge and East Cottage. Located just west of the Lodge, it provides sleeping and adventure for up to 5 tweens or teens in one twin bed and two sets of bunk beds. Flashlights included!
A charming two-bedroom cottage style vacation home provides additional sleeping, kitchen and bathroom spaces for groups using the East Cottage and Lodge. A full sized-kitchen, TV, bathroom, linens and air conditioning make the Meadow House perfect for families with younger children, grandparents, or those who enjoy a quiet getaway. A large covered porch provides lovely forest vistas where wild turkey regularly feed over rolling hills leading to the lake. Each bedroom sleeps two in queen beds and the family room also offers a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on the top. Sleeps 2-7.
The Barn at Trimble Creek Lodge
And Yes! It's really in the Barn! A perfect additional 'away from the crowd' sleeping space for a couple. One bedroom & one bathroom with a queen bed, kitchen, family room and lovely views of an oak tree dappled meadow, located between the Meadow House and the Lodge/East Cottage. An extra large kitchen table may make the Barn at TCL the next “Poker Game Central” at TCL. Dubbed by Michael the Outside Guy at Trimble Creek Lodge 'A Frontier Style Accommodation and Found Object Gallery.'
Bathrooms & showers: We have a total of four guest bathrooms (one each in the Meadow House and East Cottage, Barn at TCL and Lodge). Plus, we also have an outdoor shower and we sometimes host an 'outdoor shower competition' with fun-loving crowds! Taking outdoor showers is part of the vacation fun for many of our summer groups.
The Lodge bathroom has a large old-fashioned claw foot tub and a great assortment of bubble baths (not a shower though).
Other Things to Do
*Hire a Guide for Bass or Walleye Fishing
*Kids can enjoy old fashioned fishing from the dock
*Nearby attractions include Branson, MO live music shows and shopping
*Trout Fish on the White River, just 35 minutes from the Lodge
*Float the Buffalo, the First National Scenic Riverway in the US, 40 minutes from this resort
*Golf in Branson, MO (42 miles), Mountain Home, AR (40 miles) or Harrison, AR (30 miles)
Rates are based on the number of guests, which spaces you choose, dates and time of year. We confirm vacations with a 40% payment using checks, Credit cards or PayPal and your balance is due two weeks prior to your vacation.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Smoking Allowed:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
- Queen size Beds (5) 5 comfy queen beds with ironed sheets, fluffy blankets, and unique quilts. One each in 4 bedrooms - two bedrooms in the East Quarters & two bedrooms in the Meadow House. The 5th queen is located in the Bunkhouse along with 2 sets of twin bunkbeds., Double Beds (1) Meadow House has a family room bunkbed with a double on the bottom & twin on the top., Twin or Single Beds (5) Bunkhouse has 4 twins in 2 sets of bunkbeds, plus one of our queen beds. Meadow House has a family room bunkbed with a double on the bottom & twin on the top., Child Beds (1) Large chair in the East Quarters Family Room has one fold out twin bed for a small person., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) East Quarters has one queen sofa sleeper in a half room between the kitchen and the Lodge common area, great for children, teens or single adults. A second queen sofa sleeper is located in the East Quarters Family Room., Bunk Beds (3) See: Twin/single Bed & Double Bed listing....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
All getaways & vacations include at least one free dessert. Some Spring or Fall Getaways for smaller groups include one free Family Style dinner - Try our Shrimp Pasta, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Slow Simmered Italian Beef or Smoked Turkey. Additional meals, desserts (home made ice cream, double chocolate brownies, gingerbread houses) and our own special home baked breads are available for purchase by some groups. Check with your on-site Innkeepers if the cook needs a break or if you need something from the store. Allow us to make desserts or set our tables with china & silver for your special occasions or holiday meals....moreless
waffle irons, crock pot, good knives, rolling pins, great pots & pans, iron pans & dutch oven, plenty of dishes & silverware, multiple coffee pots, wine glasses, wine opener, toaster, gas & charcoal grills, corn pots, turkey roaster, spatulas, measuring spoons & cups, outdoor grill tools, first aid kits, flash lights. Need something else? Ask the Innkeepers who likely can get it for you....moreless
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Private Boat and Swim Dock, Nearby Boat Rental & Marinas, Tree house, Horse Shoe Pits, Pool Table/Adults Hourly Rental, Personalized Service for Reunions, Romantic Getaways, Birthday or Anniversary Celebrations, Reserve the Entire Resort, 72 Secluded Acres for your Vacation, Free Dessert or Ice Cream Making Party During Your Stay, Free Dinner for Spring/Fall Groups of 8 or Less , Thanksgiving Dinner Optional, Meal Service Optional, Breads Baked On Site by Innkeepers, Luscious Desserts, Clean & Open Lake, Water ski, Wakeboard, Tube, Boat, Bull Shoals Lake is Not Crowded , Bird Watch, Hike, Get Away from Crowds, Be the Only Guests at this Reunion Resort, Reserve the 1000 Square Foot Lodge Common Area with Plank Hardwood Floors, Window Wall Overlooking the Lake, Cathedral Ceilings, Cherry Paneling, Books, Games, Magazines, Lodge space has Three Tables for Dining or Games plus Two Sofas and Reading Nooks, Personalized Service since 2003, Natural Setting, Honeymoon or Romantic Getaways...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Game Room
Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
(6) Natural Views from all Porches & Patios. You might see deer or turkey but you won’t see other houses or people (other than your Innkeepers) while you are here. Plenty of Outdoor Seating for Meals and Celebrations. Lake View Patio with Grills Outside East Quarters, Lake View Deck Behind Lodge Window Wall, Lighted Porch West of Lodge, Covered & Lighted Porch with Fridge Near Horseshoe Pits & Treehouse, Covered Lodge Front Porch with Garden Views, Covered Back Porch with Outdoor Ceiling Fans & Meadow View Behind Meadow House....moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Water Tubing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Coin Laundry
- Most summer reunions here reserve the entire resort. Trimble Creek Lodge is something of a cross between a Resort, a Vacation Home and a Country Inn, located on a lovely 72 acre peninsula of Bull Shoals Lake in a secluded, wilderness location. You will find plenty of extras like great beds, fresh flowers, ironed sheets and home-made desserts but you can cook for yourselves in our well equipped kitchens. One reason our place is great for reunions is our Lodge Common Space – an airy room with cathedral ceilings and plank oak floors overlooking the lake where you can gather day or night for games, conversations, or meals. This is a great lake for fishing, boating, waterskiing, tubing and other family water fun. The mile-long cove where our private dock is situated is not crowded and perfect for family water sports - you can always find a secluded cove to teach your kids to ski. Within an hour’s drive find Golf courses, Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, White & Buffalo Rivers. Visit the town of Eureka Springs (1.5 hours) for upscale shopping and fabulous Victorian architecture. The Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville offers class American art in a fabulous natural setting just 90 miles from Trimble Creek Lodge...moreless
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Unlike Any Other Rental!
Unlike Any Other Rental!
My extended family spent an incredible late fall weekend at this beautiful combination of an inn and vacation rental. The property itself is remote and beautiful. The on site owners literally devote themselves to providing for the guests' comfort and entertainment. A separate residence for part of the family is ideal for adult children and their spouses. The owner gave us a lesson in bread making as well as making delicious rolls and desserts for our Thanksgiving meal. Fine linens, new kitchen gadgets, board games, a sound system with iPod connector - all examples of the things that make your stay here one delight after another!
- Guest North Texas Fam
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Perfect summer vacation with the grandsons and family
Perfect summer vacation with the grandsons and family
We took our grandsons ages 16, 11 and 10 and stayed in the East Quarters. My sister, her husband and 12 year old great-grandaughter stayed in the Meadow house. From catching perch after perch with bread or ABC gum, to splitting logs for their own campfire, to watching the sunset over the lake, to playing games of tag in the huge yard to churning their own homemade ice cream and making brownies with Lorilee , it was everything the adults and kids could have wished for a family vacation. The view from the lodge is spectacular, the grounds are gorgeous, everything is well maintained. We took our lunch down to the lake and spent the afternoon every day. The water was perfect temperature, there is a paddle boat available for rent which the boys used daily, the water is so clear the kids could see the fish take their bait! We never left the whole week, so make sure you get groceries ahead of time, we stopped at the Walmart in Harrison, 45 minutes away and stocked up. A benefit my sister and I had not counted on was that the kids all wanted to spend the night at the same house so every other night the other couple was kid-free! What a blessing it was to have Lorilee and Michael as our hosts! When we said goodbye to them it was like we were leaving dear friends. I highly recommend a vacation at Trimble Creek.
- Guest Linda
- Date of stay 06/05/10
- Review Submitted 07/03/10
Every year for 22 years, 4 buddies of mine and I get away for a long weekend to play cards, watch sports and argue politics. Our criteria for lodging is comfort, out of the way, access to great food, and beautiful scenery. This year, our stay at Trimble Creek Lodge exceeded all expectations. When I read the description and looked at the pictures on VRBO, I thought "wow, this looks like a nice place." When we arrived, I thought, "Holy Cow! The description and pictures do not do it justice." The sleeping quarters were warm, inviting, spacious and accommodating. The Lodge, however, was absolutely spectacular! It is beautiful, ornate, and spacious with games, books, a pool table, fire place...everything you could imagine PLUS a most majestic view of Bull Shoals Lake. Incredible. What really made our stay, however, was the graciousness of our hosts, Michael and Lorilee. They thought of everything. I have two strong recommendations, however: #1 make sure you have everything you need before you arrive (i.e. drinks, snacks, etc), because you will NOT want to leave. #2 Order meals! Lecy's Shrimp and Pasta was spectacular and the Pork Tenderloin was delicious! Thanks Michael and Lorilee for an outstanding weekend!
- Guest David Vana
- Date of stay 11/25/09
- Review Submitted 11/25/09
We look forward to our second holiday in your meadow house! What a great way to enjoy family vacations. Last year the kids rung in the New year in the claw foot bubble bath; this year the turkeys can have Thanksgiving leftovers in the best tree house ever! See you soon... The Foxes
- Guest Amy, Laura and Kate
- Date of stay 09/04/07
- Review Submitted 09/04/07
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Thank you for the wonderful honeymoon! Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to come back with the kids!
- Guest Ken & Jessica
- Date of stay 09/05/06
- Review Submitted 09/05/06
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Great times with great people. I can’t think of a better place where I would rather spend my vacation. Everything was wonderful. Thank you so very much.
- Guest Aaron
- Date of stay 08/01/06
- Review Submitted 08/01/06
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This place is fabulous. The views are incredible and the food was great.
- Guest Rhonda & Michael
- Date of stay 07/08/06
- Review Submitted 07/08/06
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You guys are so fabulous! Thank you for being so welcoming and gracious. We totally enjoyed our week!
- Guest Heather, Andrew, Taygen, Bo
- Date of stay 07/10/05
- Review Submitted 07/10/05
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We just wanted to thank you both for your great hospitality and kindness. You made our vacation perfect. Thanks again!
- Guest John & Kathy
- Date of stay 07/01/05
- Review Submitted 07/01/05
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Wow! What a great mini-vacation. Our three days were packed full of fun and great memories. To name a few – wildlife experiences boat rides, minnow search, dancing at midnight, great meals. You are wonderful hosts and such attention to detail. A perfect 10!
- Guest Pam & Ed, Barb & Jack
- Date of stay 06/15/05
- Review Submitted 06/15/05
Summer: $3240/wk base rate for 10 guests Summer: Additional Guests $200/each Boat Slips $100/week Spring/Fall: $125-$325/night/4 guests & $35/night additional guests All Summer Vacations Include Home Made Ice Cream or Other Free Dessert Ask about Free Family Style Dinners for Spring & Fall Getaways Refunds less $200 fee only if we re-book your dates.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Branson (BKG 40) or Springfield MO (SFG 90 miles) at 42 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Peel Ferry across Bull Shoals Lake at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 125 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Bull Shoals Lake at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Diamond City at 40 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Peel, Lead Hill, Harrison, Branson at 6 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Dear Families and Friends, We are honored by the many wonderful families who in the last eight years have chosen Trimble Creek Lodge for their vacations or getaways. Over the years we created many memories during our family vacations with our children and extended family and friends. We hope you will do the same during your time here with us in Arkansas, the Natural State. We are fortunate our kids still return “to the Lake.” In fact, our son still takes his summer vacation here, traveling from Japan and then Korea to Trimble Creek Lodge. (The picture of us is actually from his recent wedding in Tokyo!) As a family, we treasure the things that were most different from our daily lives – long (and competitive) card games, lazy afternoons on the lake, learning new ways to have fun in the water – tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, fishing and making up games of our own! Here at Trimble Creek Lodge we hope you enjoy leaving your normal lives behind and experiencing life in our unique, natural setting where summer days are distinctive, simple and relaxed. Enjoy fixing (and eating) family breakfasts or dinners when no one is rushed to get to work, soccer or school. Have the kids do the dishes (there are no dishwashers here except the natural kind - your kids!) Take the time to enjoy a quiet morning outdoors listening to the birds. Have a family story/discussion night and hear everyone’s stories – Grandpa as well as young ones (Michael & Lorilee have a basket of story-starting questions). Please let us know any questions about Trimble Creek Lodge. Our hope is that your family and friends will build your own memories and vacation traditions here in one of the most pristine, natural environments you will find in all of the US.
Why the Owner Chose Bull Shoals:
We vacationed on Bull Shoals for years with our kids and realized there were no places quite like Trimble Creek Lodge - distinctive, yet simple and relaxed. Below is a list compiled by our guests of their favorite experiences here at Trimble Creek Lodge. Previous guests, please send us your favorites to add!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Eat, sleep, ski, fish! Memorial Day – Mid September: Tube, Water-ski or wakeboard on the lake where the water is beautiful and clean. Game night in the Lodge – we have Cards, Poker chips, Apples to Apples, Guesstures, Scrabble, Monopoly, Dominoes, Jenga, Pool table (adults), Foosball (outdoor porch), Pictionary, Yahtzee, Uno and more - or bring your favorite games! Walk - Forget the treadmill while you’re here, we have 72 acres for outdoor walking! (Remember the insect repellent and shoes for walking on rocky surfaces.) Walk to the dock – 6 minutes down, 10 minutes up a rocky Arkansas lane – about ¼ mile. Walk from the Meadow House to the Lodge, Lodge to Meadow House (1/4 mile), enjoy the views and scenery along the way. Or bring your bikes for riding between the Meadow House and Lodge (the hills surrounding the Lodge are rocky and a bit steep for biking although we have had some mountain bike enthusiast who disagree!) Swim (Memorial Day – Mid September) or relax off the dock – we have both sun and shade for swimmers and relaxers. Boat on the Lake – 1,000 miles of shoreline on the 10th largest lake in the US. Pack a picnic, find a nice cove, jump into the lake for a swim, play water volley ball or keep away. Nap or read in the boat. Enjoy this beautiful, clean and uncrowded lake. There are boat rentals nearby at the Buck Creek and 125 Marinas. If you are here over July 4, consider watching fireworks over the lake from a boat! Pack your family into boats and enjoy a mosquito-free fireworks display from the lake. Typically fireworks take place a few days before the 4th and also on the 4th at several locations on the lake (Buck Creek Marina (nearby), Sugarloaf Harbor (8 miles) and Bull Shoals Boat Dock (35 miles – we use our GPS on the way home in the dark!). Schedules for these are usually available in June.
- Primary: (870) 436-3222 (Arkansas, USA)
Links to more information:
Lodge / Interior Over looking Bull Shoals Lake 06
Lodge Stone Fireplace 06
Private Boat and Swimming Dock / Surrounded by National Forest
East Quarters / Blue Room / Queen Bed and Fluffy Towels
Lodge Porch Lakeside
East Quarters / Kitchen 06
Meadow House / Queen Bed and Fluffy Towels 05
Boating and Water Fun / Tubing on Bull Shoals Lake 03
West Porch Evening 06
Pool Table / Cherry Bookcase and Library 06
East Quarters / Green Room / Queen Bed & Fluffy Towels
Tree House for the Young @ Heart!
East Quarters / Family Room 06
Meadow House / Family Room 05
Fishing on Bull Shoals Lake 08
Homemade Ice Cream @ Trimble Creek Lodge / A Guest Favorite!
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