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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 our private dock 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
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
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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May 18 - Aug 16, 2015
3 night min stay
Aug 17 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 16 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
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on Lake Taneycomo,5 miles from Branson Landing, 15 from airport, 15 from Silver Dollar City
Other Activities: Parsailing, Wildlife viewing, Mini golf, Hot air ballooning, Shopping, Boating, Rock climbing, Health/beauty spa
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.
refreshing, panoramic lake view
Enjoy a picnic lunch under the gazebo on the private deck
a sunroom designed to pamper guests in the Master Bedroom Suite
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
family room with HDTV, cable, Wii, foosball, pinball machine, and shuffle board
Sunset or sunrise -- enjoy coffee lakeside
Of course...the chess set is Lord of the Rings.
Gentle Whisper features a gorgeous Italian desk and overstuffed chair.
Private far infrared sauna in the Master Bathroom
Restoration: a private sunroom, deck, jacuzzi tub, & 2-person sauna await you!
Bring your boat for some amazing fishing on Lake Taneycomo
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)
wheelchair accessible walkway from garage onto front porch
The hot tub seats 8 and overlooks the lake.
Bowling, shuffle board, foosball, Wii--family fun awaits downstairs.
Enjoy pinball, Super Mario Brothers style!
Rest upstairs fireside
an aerial view of the home's wooded privacy
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