Luxurious 7-Acre Hidden Haven on Lake, Fishing, Hiking, Golfer
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Branson house description
Luxury, rest, creative space, privacy, peace....hiking, fishing, wooded walks, family memories...we invite you to experience our lakefront home, Rivendell in Branson.
Ideal for family reunions, staff meetings, retreats, luxurious vacations, golf outings, girls getaways, and those who want to hike and fish by day and relax in a hot tub by night...
Our guests have asked to take our mattresses home, 'borrow' our original art :-), move in permanently...One tween hugged her mom and said, 'I feel like I'm a princess!!'
Golfers rest between rounds near the grill or fireside for a game of chess. Fishermen hike down to the lake to catch trout for lunch. Families walk through the woods and roast marshmallows over the firepit. Sunlovers tan on the deck and then lounge in the hot tub...
No need to worry about thin walls or loud neighbors or traffic noises...or people even knowing where you are! Our address is literally off the map, tucked away within 7 acres, hidden by trees on 3 sides and Lake Taneycomo on the fourth.
Though just 3.5 miles from Hwy 76, 6 miles from Branson Landing and minutes further to all the fun Branson offers, you may never want to leave once you pull into the garage...
Wake-up in your luxurious bedroom to watch the deer in the morning. Warm-up to winter seated fireside by the Lord of the Rings chess set. Take a nature walk with loved ones. Enjoy laughter with family and friends around a grand dining table, over a game of shuffleboard, table bowling, foosball, pinball, or with the Wii.
Watch the sunset with a panoramic lake view on one of the decks. Relax in the 8-10 person hot tub or detox in the 2-person sauna before you say, 'good-night.'
And end the day with a cup of your favorite coffee and a great book from Rivendell's house library as you sink into one of our fabulous chaises and chairs.
Welcome to our family's B&B (without the 2nd B).
Welcome to a private home hidden in the woods on Lake Taneycomo.
Welcome to a resting space where no one can find you and no one is calling your name.
Keywords: luxurious, lakefront, wooded, private home, sauna, hot tub, fishing, hiking, large groups, family reunions, church retreats
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Our fabulous children have stocked our vacation home with their own stash of toys and videos to share with your tribe. The family room is designed with children in mind and contains a Super-Mario pinball machine, foosball table, shuffle board, bowling game, a Wii and fun furniture for them to relax and watch a movie on the HD big screen TV....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
- King size beds (3) 3 bedrooms feature spacious King beds with Simmons (r) mattresses: Restoration, Gentle Whisper, and Living Waters., Queen size Beds (3) The Scroll (wheelchair accessible room) on the first floor and New Creation and Eagle's Watch on the lower level feature luxurious Queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) The master suite sunroom has a daybed trundle featuring a Simmon's pillow-top world-class mattress on top and a Nikken Kenkopad magnetic mattress in the trundle., Baby Cribs (2) Two portable Pack-n-Play cribs are available along with toys for toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The main living rooms haas a full-size sleeper sofa to provide 2 with a place to lay their heads. In addition, we have 2 self-inflating mattresses complete with linens and pillows. If your group is larger than 20, please call 4173345214. Friends have nearby accommodations so larger groups can easily stay within walking proximity on the Lake., Bunk Beds (2) Our bunk room sleeps 4....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Pots, pans, waffle iron, bake ware, ice cream maker, roaster, bread maker, bacon griddle, coffee maker, tea pot...all you need for a Thanksgiving feast or dinner for two. A golfing chef stayed at our home and was, 'very pleased.' Another guest said that our home had, 'the best stocked kitchen' they had ever encountered....moreless
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Stove:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Our family piano awaits guests in the living room, a full-size collector's edition Super Mario pinball machine, 7 acres with hiking trails down to lake, sleeps 20 in beds, if your group is over 20 there are other properties nearby, private sunroom, shuffle board & bowling game table, house library, 6 luxury bedrooms and 1 bunkroom, outdoor campfire pit, Simmons (r) pillow-top mattresses...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
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- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Spa Whirlpool
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Away From It All
Location & View
Our property extends down to the lake and we have started to carve out walking trails. It is currently a short (and in some places, challenging) hike down to the lake where a flat delta provides a perfect spot for fishing and wading. ...moreless
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Mountain Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Recreation Center
- Autumn Foliage
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
We loved every minute of our time at Rivendell. My family (9 adults, 4 young children) stayed here for four nights last week. The entire house is lavishly furnished for rest and rejuvination. We especially appreciated how family friendly the home was with pack and plays, games, DVDs, toys, etc. The view was astounding, and we treasured our time relaxing on the deck taking in the beauty. The hot tub was an added perk that was perfect for the unseasonably cool weather we had. All the beds were extremely comfortable and there were ample extra pillows, blankets, towels, etc. What a perfect retreat! We hope to return very soon!
- Guest Faith B.
- Date of stay 08/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Owner response: We are so happy your family enjoyed their time at Rivendell and we thank you for such a wonderful review. Rivendell is the manifestation of our heart's desire for restoration and renewal for families. We have furnished it so it is comfortable and accommodating from the very young to the very mature. And yes, the views of Lake Taneycomo are serene and stunning. In October the trees dress up in their finest, making it an absolutely majestic view. We are happy to you were refreshed and look forward to hosting your family again.
This home was AWESOME the serenity was so welcoming. My family & my sister family took our first vacation together this Home was more than we could have hoped for the front porch was used by one of us all the time just rocking and appreciateing the beauty and peacefulness. Our grandkids where in heaven with the Pac Mac Pinball machine & foosball ..we could have stayed at the house the whole time instead of planning events..We will know for the next time.
- Guest Kansas Sisters (Cheney,Ks)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Excellent Family Get Away
Excellent Family Get Away
Our family met at this beautiful property for my mother's 75th birthday celebration. The home was luxurious and the beds and pillows were dreamy. We had a problem with the internet due to a storm and the property manager, and the owners couldn't do enough to get us back "on-line". The kitchen was very well stocked. Our entire family plus a few family friends who stopped by for a day were all quite impressed with Alicia's mission for a place of restfulness, prayer, and reflection. The home was accessible for my elderly parents to get in and out of, but the trail down to the water is fun for adventure seekers, and nature lovers, but not for elderly parents.
- Guest Dana (Iowa)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A group of 10 of us came to Rivendell for a girl's weekend and it exceeded our expectations! I think our favorite thing to do was sit around the HUGE kitchen table and just eat and talk! The rooms were lovely and the views were beautiful. Even though it rained half of the time we were there, we had a wonderful time! We all decided to return next year and do it again!
- Guest Paula B.
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
This house was everything in the listing and much more. I wish we could have stayed longer. Great location, beautiful surroundings. Coffee on the deck each morning was truly special. Loved the fresh beans left for us by the Choles. Such a nice touch. We can hardly wait to go back.
- Guest Happy Camper (Midwest)
- Date of stay 03/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Not Quite Enough Rest at Rivendell
Not Quite Enough Rest at Rivendell
We would have gotten more rest at Rivendell if we hadn't been having so much fun together! The house lived up to its billing as a great space for family reunions with plenty of room and all the amenities. I guess we can't blame the lakefront haven for us staying up too late playing cards or chatting til the wee hours because it was a near perfect place for our third bi-annual cousin reunion.
- Guest Betsey C. (Abilene, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Owner response: It was a pleasure to host you and your cousins. Vacations are times to do the things you don't get to do at home, so I'm glad you stayed up till the wee hours enjoying each other's company and I hope you got caught up on your sleep at home! Thanks for your FUN review.
June Golden Anniversary celebration with children and grandchildren(ages 6yrs -21 yrs.)
June Golden Anniversary celebration with children and grandchildren(ages 6yrs -21 yrs.)
Eighteen family members gathered at Rivendell to celebrate their parents' golden anniversary. The beautiful home with its elegant bedrooms was a perfect setting to comfortably fit us all in. We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the peaceful river or sitting in the rockers all across the spacious front porch. We enjoyed the location back on a small lane at the end of the road. So much wildlife to see, and lots of things to do together. The kitchen and dining area met our needs very well for the meals we ate there. We felt so much peace and contentment. Everyone came from long distances IN, NE, ND to be together, and all have decided we need to do it again soon at Rivendell. For nearby activities, we highly recommend Sight and Sound Theater, Grand Country Buffet and Danna's Barbeque. And we highly recommend staying at Rivendell!
- Guest lama (Omaha, NE)
- Date of stay 06/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
This home was so beautiful. After walking in the home, I immediately felt my body relax. The view was amazing. Every morning I couldn't wait to wake up and have coffee on the deck overlooking the mountains. I felt completely at home.
- Guest A.Brown (Memphis, TN)
- Date of stay 04/28/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
This place was more than what was advertised. We enjoyed it so much.
- Guest Kathleen (Philadelphia)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Toiya H. review of Rest Inn Rivendell
Toiya H. review of Rest Inn Rivendell
My best friend and I visited Rivendell for a personal mini-retreat, and we were so glad we chose this place. It was such a blessing! The property was beautiful, serene, very clean and well maintained. We had everything we needed. It is clear that the staff goes out of their way to ensure all their guests needs are met. It was so peaceful, it seemed that all I could do was sleep for the first 24 hours! Special thanks to Marie at Rivendell, who helped coordinate our stay. She was awesome and super informative. This place is just what the doctor ordered!
- Guest toiya h. (Springfield VA)
- Date of stay 03/02/12
- Review Submitted 03/25/12
Owner response: Ah, yes, our physician, the Great Physician knows just exactly what each guest needs! Rivendell is the culmination of a dream for a place for restoration and renewal. It is bathed in prayer, and outfitted to lend to that end. Thank you for staying. We are so pleased your Rivendell experience was a blessing!
Jan 03-Feb 28, 2014 .. $249/night S-Th .. $329/night F-Sa .. $1769/week Mar 1 -May 18, 2014 .. $369/night S-Th .. $429/night F-Sa .. $2540/week May 19-Aug 17, 2014 .. $679/night S-Th .. $679/night F-Sa .. $4468/week Aug 18-Nov 16, 2013 .. $359/night S-Th .. $449/night F-Sa .. $2577/week Nov 17-Jan 03, 2015 .. $419/night S-Th .. $499/night F-Sa .. $2917/week 3 night min * $198 one-time cleaning fee * +6.10% tax 50% deposit to hold reservation * balance due 30 days before arrival check in time 4pm * check out time 10am
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- Nearest Airport: Branson Airport at 15.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Branson Scenic train at 5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 76 East at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Holiday Hills at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Early 2010, our fun-filled family embarked on four months of remodeling to transform this lakeview home into Rivendell! After taking prayer and writing retreats for 17 years, the door opened for us to create a retreat home of our own. Through the miracle of adoption, we are the overjoyed parents of three outrageously creative children. Our eldest is gifted with Asperger's Syndrome, our middle is graced with extroverted compassion, and our youngest is currently seeking to master burping the ABCs... We home school part-time, parent full-time, and laugh a lot to stay sane. Our personal residence is about one hour from Rivendell -- out in the country where you can count the stars. We are the happy guardians of 4 rescued (outside) dogs, 3 odd (outside) cats, 1 rabbit (yes, inside...for the moment), and 9 unusually social chickens. We write. We travel. We invest in the next generation. We welcome you to Rivendell, our Branson retreat home!
Why the Owner Chose Branson:
The rocks, hills, trees, lakes...Branson is filled with natural beauty. Since moving to Missouri from Texas in 1996, we've made frequent trips down to Branson to take the kids to Silver Dollar City as a family or to find a quiet retreat for rest and writing individually. We love the drive and often have taken side roads to simply enjoy the scenery. Over the years, a dream grew in our heart of creating a home that could be a happy haven for families and a spiritual resting place for pilgrims. Our dreams accelerated in October of 2009 when we found this gorgeous home with a beautiful view, private acreage, and enough room for us to create a place of renewal and rest.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Reunions, family vacations, staff retreats, personal getaways, a writer's haven... Groups will enjoy cooking in a beautiful lake view kitchen with 2 ovens. Once dinner is served, all can eat together in a kitchen/dining room that seat 22 comfortably or many more by simply opening the dining room door onto the upper deck. Families will appreciate two living rooms, a 4-bed bunkroom just inches off the lower family room, loads of interactive games, and enough decks, patios, and yard to give everyone space to roam. Small groups will delight in several warm rooms ideal for connecting, debriefing, brainstorming, and planning for the future with the only distractions being an occasional eagle and the irresistible sunsets...Our conference-size dining table seats 16 in comfort in a room sure to inspire. Individuals will relish their private bedrooms, each of which features a relaxing chair/chaise and a desk that will bring out the writer in you! Every room is named, customized, and designed to spoil your body while you rest your mind.
- Primary: 417-334-5214
- Secondary: 417-598-0144
refreshing, panoramic lake view
Restoration: a private sunroom, deck, jacuzzi tub, & 2-person sauna await you!
Gentle Whisper: drenched in lavenders this room features art from Josh Mitchell
Eagles Watch: a lake view of nesting eagles and an Elliot's custom bed
inviting writing desks in every bedroom
the upper living room: rich conversation, restful days, and a peaceful view
wheelchair accessible walkway from garage onto front porch
family room with HDTV, cable, Wii, foosball, pinball machine, and shuffle board
a sunroom designed to pamper guests in the Master Bedroom Suite
The Scroll: a room designed by an author to inspire writing
Living Water: a view of the deer and a wardrobe of Narnian charm
New Creation: this sunny room walks out to the lower deck and hottub
"the best stocked kitchen we've ever seen!" (guest, Fred)
an aerial view of the home's wooded privacy
fenced-in backyard -- safe room to run for the kids
relax in the evening in an 8-person hot tub with a soothing waterfall
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