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Luxurious 8.61-Acre Hidden Haven on Lake, Private Dock, Fishing, Hiking, Golfer

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Our minimum age limit is 25 years of age unless accompanied by parents...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The Scroll bedroom and bathroom on the main level were remodeled to be wheelchair-accessible with 32' doorways and safety rails in the shower/bathroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Restoration: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Daybed with twin trundle in sunroom off this master...moreless

  • The Scroll: 1 queen

    Handicap accessible with attached bath with walk in shower...moreless

  • Gentle Whisper: 1 king

    Jack and Jill bathroom...moreless

  • Living Waters: 1 king

    Jack and Jill bathroom...moreless

  • New Creation: 1 queen

    Private Deck...moreless

  • Eagle's Nest: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Green Pastures: 2 bunk bed

    Four twins...moreless

  • Sleeper Sofa: 1 double

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  • 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 (1) The main living rooms has 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

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    FAR Infrared Sauna...moreless

  • Main Level Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Jack and Jill: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our family piano awaits guests in the living room, a full-size collector's edition Super Mario pinball machine, 8.6 acres with hiking trails take you down to the lake and dock, and our home sleeps 20 in beds (if your group is over 20 there are other properties nearby). Additionally, Rivendell has a private sunroom, shuffle board & bowling game table, house library, 6 luxury bedrooms and 1 bunkroom, outdoor campfire pit, and Simmons (r) pillow-top mattresses...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Rivendell is FILLED with fabulous books and...a few that the owner has written!...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The game room is currently downstairs but plans are in the works to add a separate gameroom in the garage. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Our family's heirloom piano graces the living room. Bring your own music along. IHome dock for your Ipod or Iphone....moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) The family room and Master Bedroom Suite have HD TVs with satellite - all family channel programming....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    A smaller TV for the kid's VHS movies is available. A large HD TV is available downstairs and a smaller HD TV is in the Master Suite Wardrobe....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Enjoy our Wii!...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Super Mario Brothers and an assortment of Wii games are available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A family friendly selection of ancient media (VCRs) is available. VCR is in the Master Bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Located on a bluff overlooking Lake Taneycomo, Branson's premier fishing lake. Bring your hiking shoes so you can access your boat or just fish from our private dock....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Our real estate agent's wife said, 'With decades experience in real estate, I can say this is the 2nd most gorgeous lake view I've ever seen!' (since she said 2nd, we believe her!)...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Room for 16 around the table and 6 more on stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    A garage with a wheelchair access ramp onto the front-porch makes our home accessible to all....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, linens, and kitchen towels are provided. You may want to bring extra towels to enjoy the hot tub....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    One spot in the garage is available (next to Alicia's Dad's 1978 Candy Red Thunderbird) and 6-8 cars can fit in the circle driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    6-8 cars can park along our circle driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for 1 RV is available but there are no hook-ups....moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local calling....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Two washers available with laundry soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    A see-through large stone fireplace is the center of the upper-level....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware for 26...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 refrigerators, 2 stoves, 8 burners, a microwave, ice maker, dishware for 26...cook for your tribe while enjoying an inspiring view of Lake Taneycomo....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) An extra refrigerator is available in the garage....moreless

  • Stove:

    Two...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Boat:

    Bring your own boat to rest in our private dock....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Our home features 4 beautiful decks: an upper and lower deck face the lake, a large sleepy porch faces the sunrise, and a small private deck awaits guests in the Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A Gazebo is being built on the dock lakeside!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each year, a new grill graces the back deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Complete with wooden rocking chairs and a picnic table....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Lower deck features an 8 person hot tub, complete with waterfall and LED lights and a relaxing lake view....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Master Bedroom Suite has a 2-person infrared sauna....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Master Bedroom Suite has a private jetted tub....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 2 - May 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$369 $429
Fri, Sat
$2,540
Summer
May 18 - Aug 16, 2015
3 night min stay
$599
$4,193
Fall 2015
Aug 17 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$359 $449
Fri, Sat
$2,577
Holiday 2015
Nov 16 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$419 $499
Fri, Sat
$2,917

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Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $198 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.1%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • The Keeter Center

    "Great food, nice atmosphere. They serve fresh food from the College's gardens in season and..."

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  • Mr Gs Chicago Style Pizza & Italian Food

    "A local favorite!"

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  • The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure

    "Beautiful at any time of the year. A nice relaxing time. "

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  • Branson Landing

    "Waterfront dining, shopping and fun."

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  • Titanic Museum Attraction

    "Experience what life was like on the Titanic."

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  • White Water

    "A little pricey but a fun day of many water attractions. Fun for every age. Float down laz..."

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  • Silver Dollar City

    "A trip to Branson is not complete without a trip to Silver Dollar City with various festival..."

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  • Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede

    "Trick horse riding and food you eat with your fingers! Fun for the whole family."

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  • Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina

    "Boat rentals and guided fishing. Tell Phil that Marie sent you!"

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  • Sight & Sound Theatres

    "Where the Bible comes to life. This is a professional production bringing a live musical pr..."

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  • Branson Landing

    "Waterfront dining, shopping, and fun. The best of both worlds. Guys can fish off the piers..."

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  • College of the Ozarks

    "Hard Work U. Students work on campus jobs to pay for their college tuition. Some are also ..."

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  • Tanger Outlet Center

    "Outlet shopping galore!"

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  • Dick's 5 & 10

    "Is there a product you loved from years gone by and are no longer able to find it? Check Di..."

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  • Moonshine Beach Park

    "Enjoy a day relaxing at a sandy beach but just be sure to bring some water shoes as our lake..."

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  • Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

    "Beautiful costumes, trick horseback riding, various competitions and eating with your hands!..."

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  • Sunfest Market

    "Our nearest supermarket. Although small, this supermarket has wonderful produce and local i..."

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15.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Branson Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Holiday Hills
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Branson Scenic train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 76 East
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several at Branson Landing
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Moonshine Beach

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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.


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Photos

  • refreshing, panoramic lake view

    refreshing, panoramic lake view

  • Restoration: a private sunroom, deck, jacuzzi tub, & 2-person sauna await you!

    Restoration: a private sunroom, deck, jacuzzi tub, & 2-person sauna await you!

  • Gentle Whisper: drenched in lavenders this room features art from Josh Mitchell

    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

    Eagles Watch: a lake view of nesting eagles and an Elliot's custom bed

  • inviting writing desks in every bedroom

    inviting writing desks in every bedroom

  • the upper living room: rich conversation, restful days, and a peaceful view

    the upper living room: rich conversation, restful days, and a peaceful view

  • wheelchair accessible walkway from garage onto front porch

    wheelchair accessible walkway from garage onto front porch

  • family room with HDTV, cable, Wii, foosball, pinball machine, and shuffle board

    family room with HDTV, cable, Wii, foosball, pinball machine, and shuffle board

  • Our boating and fishing dock will soon feature a gazebo!

    Our boating and fishing dock will soon feature a gazebo!

  • Sunset or sunrise -- enjoy coffee lakeside

    Sunset or sunrise -- enjoy coffee lakeside

  • Of course...the chess set is Lord of the Rings.

    Of course...the chess set is Lord of the Rings.

  • Gentle Whisper features a gorgeous Italian desk and overstuffed chair.

    Gentle Whisper features a gorgeous Italian desk and overstuffed chair.

  • a sunroom designed to pamper guests in the Master Bedroom Suite

    a sunroom designed to pamper guests in the Master Bedroom Suite

  • The Scroll: a room designed by an author to inspire writing

    The Scroll: a room designed by an author to inspire writing

  • Living Water: a view of the deer and a wardrobe of Narnian charm

    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

    New Creation: this sunny room walks out to the lower deck and hottub

  • 'the best stocked kitchen we've ever seen!' (guest, Fred)

    'the best stocked kitchen we've ever seen!' (guest, Fred)

  • an aerial view of the home's wooded privacy

    an aerial view of the home's wooded privacy

  • fenced-in backyard -- safe room to run for the kids

    fenced-in backyard -- safe room to run for the kids

  • relax in the evening in an 8-person hot tub with a soothing waterfall

    relax in the evening in an 8-person hot tub with a soothing waterfall

  • The hot tub seats 8 and overlooks the lake.

    The hot tub seats 8 and overlooks the lake.

  • Bowling, shuffle board, foosball, Wii--family fun awaits downstairs.

    Bowling, shuffle board, foosball, Wii--family fun awaits downstairs.

  • Enjoy pinball, Super Mario Brothers style!

    Enjoy pinball, Super Mario Brothers style!

  • Rest upstairs fireside

    Rest upstairs fireside

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