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Large Luxury Home - Reunions, Retreats, Corporate Groups, Golfers, Fishermen

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 6,001 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 17-24)

Welcome to the Legacy where the dream of family togetherness comes true. Our family has made lifetime memories here, and we now invite you to make your own wonderful family memories in the home our family treasures - the home families come back to year after year. We welcome you to relax and breathe free here in the serenity of the Ozarks. The Legacy is nestled among the hills of our 450 acre Triple-G Ranch. It's peaceful and quiet here, yet The Legacy is located only twelve minutes north of Branson and thirty minutes south of Springfield. We are ideally situated for quick and easy access to Silver Dollar City, Shepherd of the Hills, and Table Rock Lake via the new Ozark Mountain High Road (bypassing congested highway 76). Closer still, are Branson Hills with the new Payne Stewart Golf course, Branson Landing, music shows, and outlet malls; a relaxing twelve minute drive south on Highway 65.

The TRIPLE G RANCH is a family-owned working cattle ranch. The property features panoramic views, secluded meadows, broad pastures, and expansive hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful with numerous wild turkey and whitetail deer and recent bear sightings. There are many farm animals to be enjoyed including horses, cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and dogs and cats. There are babies year round. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to interact with the animals of the Triple G Ranch.

Meandering through the middle of the ranch you will find beautiful Bull Creek known as the clearest creek in Missouri. Not merely a trickle, Bull Creek flows year-round accommodating canoeing and boasting trout in the Spring. Explorers will delight in discovering scenic cliff overlooks and little hidden waterfalls. The historic Harrison to Springfield stagecoach road also passes through the property. Still standing is one of the homesteads that flourished on this land many years ago.

The Legacy itself is warm and welcoming and invites you immediately to leave your cares behind and unwind in its graciously appointed, elegantly decorated rooms. Couples will be able to relax and rejuvenate with quiet moments in private romantic alcoves, while the kids will be thoroughly entertained playing pool, foos ball, air hockey, or one of our many indoor or outdoor games, or watching videos from our family friendly selection. Everyone will enjoy soothing away the travel tension in our large six person hot tub with its 67 jets. Or bask in the heat as you rock in your private Infrared sauna.

As our guests, you will enter your private resort through the stone turret with its one-of-a-kind copper fountain. From there, your senses will be drawn by the exotic surroundings of our private collection of elephants, giraffes, and African artifacts displayed in the elegant dining room and tastefully decorated living and game rooms. On a cooler evening, the stone fireplace will invite you to bask in its warmth. Our spacious kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience with everything from spices, cookbooks, espresso machine, crock pot, waffle iron, ice cream maker, griddle, and any utensils, cookware, bake ware, plate ware, and silverware you need to feed your extended family. Coffee, sugar, oil, and creamer are also provided for your convenience. And besides everyday plate ware, there are more elaborate plates and wine glasses for a romantic and intimate dinner.

When nighttime arrives, mom and dad can relax in their private whirlpool tub before retiring to the comfy King-size bed in the Italian villa Master Bedroom. The kids will enjoy their own special 'jungle room' adorned with plush animals, toys, and king bed. And grandma and grandpa will enjoy their old-worlde ornately decorated third bedroom. A fourth sleeping-area with a full sized bed is also available. There are 2.5 baths on the main level, 2 of which are equipped with a hair dryer.

Walk down to the lower level and enter your own private elegant rustic lodge with a second beautiful stone fireplace in the living area. There is a second kitchen and large dining area and an air hockey table and electronic arcade game. The lower level has a large luxurious Master Suite with a built-in barn siding desk, a sitting area, and a two-person Infrared sauna. The elegantly decorated second bedroom on the lower level features a king bed and built-in barn siding desk. The third bedroom is intimate with a queen bed and built-in barn siding desk. The 'Daniel Boone' room, with bunk bed and pull-out trundle, is equipped with its own electric 'wood stove,' camp utensils and gear, and child's rifle. There are 2 bathrooms on the lower level, both equipped with a hair dryer.

The Legacy is an upscale one-of-a-kind home and we desire to share it's unique qualities and atmosphere with you. For that reason, we have made it possible and affordable for smaller families by renting the main level only to a party of twelve or less. You can have the same luxurious Legacy experience and still be the only family in the home. Or you can rent the entire home and have all your extended family under one roof for a memory-making family reunion. The entire home is suitable for a party up to twenty-four people.

For your added relaxation we have a massage table that can be set up in any of the rooms. There are several therapists in the area who will come to you by appointment. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. We are here to help you live your dream.

Our family delights to welcome you to our niche in the Ozarks and desires that your stay at the Legacy refreshes you wholly - body, mind, and spirit.

*Please note this is a family home. It is important to us that both the property and the wildlife be respected. There is no hunting at any time. We recommend this property for small and large families, homeschooling groups, family reunions, senior citizens, small retreat/renewal groups, ladies Christmas shopping trip, or a ladies getaway.

Keywords: Luxury Home

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Marie

Our parents, Lois and Dwane Gaar, along with our grandparents sold their businesses in California and moved to the Ozarks in 1981, purchasing what is now known as Triple G Ranch. We children, Dwanette and Doug, love the ranch which was intended to be our heritage and our children's heritage. As we, Dwanette and Doug, grew into adults and began having our own families, we each built a home on the Ranch. In 2006, our beloved mom passed from this life leaving her real estate ownings to her two children and eleven grandchildren. We are the Gaar Family Trust consisting of Dwanette and hubby, Willis Moore and our eight children - Chelsie (married to Jesse), Amber (married to Jared), Ben, Ethan (married to Caitlyn), Faith (married to Kendall), Grant, Jillian, and Kristina; and Doug and wife, Lee Gaar, with children - Cody, Morgan, and Rachel. We are homeschooling families and have raised our children with Christian morals and a strong work ethic. We love our slice of the Ozarks and treasure being together as a family, enjoying outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hunting, crawdad hunting,and playing in the creek. Our children love the Ranch as we do, and excitedly await the day when they marry, begin to have their own families, and build their own homes on the Ranch.

Marie purchased this house in 2006

Why Marie chose Walnut Shade

Mom, Lois, always had a heart for people. Her home was open to many for ministry. She loved life and lived it largely. She was a visionary herself, but she always loved encouraging others to fulfill their God-given visions. Mom, Lois was most happy when her home was filled to the brim with people. She treasured her grandchildren and loved having them so close by that they were in and out of her house several times each day. She loved to pamper people in her home. We have so many wonderful memories of Sunday dinners and celebrations as a large family together in her home. So when she passed, we wanted to continue her Legacy. We enjoy providing opportunity for other families and friends to make precious memories together and to enjoy this beautiful part of the country. And we still have the opportunity to gather at 'mom's' house for family dinners and special celebrations.

What makes this house unique

While we are close enough for our guests to avail themselves of all the Branson attractions, the Legacy has its own captivating features. Mom and dad or grandma and grandpa get a 'cool' rating with the teenagers when they display their pool, foos ball, or air hockey skills! The home is big enough for a large extended family to gather together for meals and conversation as well as having enough rooms so that members can get to themselves when they choose. Some of our guests have never been to the country and are amazed by our wonderful hills, bluffs, pastures, and year round creek. Wildlife abounds here in the Ozarks, and you may see deer, wild turkey, and even a black bear. The ranch land is peaceful and lends itself to pleasant walks, a slower pace if desired, and many areas for calming reflection.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for the time spent at the "Legacy". It is a beautiful home. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to book the home again when we come this way!
Aug 2007
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Walnut Shade House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you move any furniture, please get it back to its original area before departure.
  • All trash must be placed in the dumpster.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Handicap toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Handicap toilet
    Powder Room - toilet
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jack-n-Jill bath - toilet , shower
  • 4.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Italian Villa Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large room, jacuzzi, HDTV
    Jungle Room - 1 king
    Olde Worlde - 1 king
    Lower Level Master Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Daniel Boone Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed-twin on top, double futon on bottom, twin trundle
    Semi-private area - 1 double , Double bed in a semi-private area
    Additional Sleeping - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sleep sofas, PacknPlay, double bed semiprivate area
  • King size beds (5) There are 3 king beds on the main level and 2 king beds on the lower level., Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed is on the lower level., Double Beds (1) The double bed is located in the semi-private bedroom nook., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib is provided as well as a highchair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a queen sleeper sofa on each level., Bunk Beds (1) The lower level Daniel Boone room features a bunk bed with twin on top, double futon on bottom, and pullout twin trundle.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Far Infrared Sauna, card table, chess and other games, elephant collection. A massage therapist is available with advance booking. Smaller families can enjoy the Legacy experience by renting the main level only while still being the only family in the home. Family reunions can put extended family under one roof by renting the entire home!


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Large Luxury Home - Reunions, Retreats, Corporate Groups, Golfers, Fishermen
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay. Caretaker was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 5 families enjoy the stay. It was absolutely perfect! The space was ideal for various conversations and yet ample privacy. The kitchens were perfectly stocked with more than we imagined. The morning view from the deck was breathtaking and many shared cups of coffee there. The residing animals were friendly, but not too friendly. The kids spent their free time searching out the many elephants in the home. Of course, we had to cut one from an animal cracker box to leave with the collection. 😊 The beds and pillows were perfectly inviting, the seating areas were delightful and wonderfully placed, and the pool table and air hockey were favorite evening events. Overall, an amazing home kept wonderfully clean, helpful assistance when needed, and perfect for our stay. We have already discussed returning in the future. Thank you, to all involved, for the wonderful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found your stay beautiful and relaxing and we thank you for a wonderful review. This is our mom's house and over the years our large families have enjoyed this home. We outfitted it the way we like it, with places to gather and places to scatter; various comfortable and engaging spaces for children, teens and adults. We want to make each part of your stay easy and enjoyable including packing to come and leave, so we have outfitted the home with everything you will need for cooking, entertainment, grilling etc. Outside, the views are spectacular Our ranch is very representative of the Ozark mountains. Perfect for morning coffee and evening soaks in the hot tub. We enjoyed hosting your lovely families and would love to host you again.
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The very best

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at many large homes before but this one is simply the best- great location, the house was so clean and well setup and an excellent neighborhood with plenty of activities to do for both adults and kids - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored that you rate our home the best and with great location. We enjoyed hosting your family and friends and hope to do so next year!
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Wonderful family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The Legacy was everything that was described. It was perfect for our family of 16. The owners went out of their way to decorate it for an early Christmas for us, even to Christmas music greeting us as we walked in. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a five star review. We love decorating the Legacy for our guests every Christmas. We usually have two or three trees and something festive in each room. It is understated and yet elegant. We really appreciate our guests and try to engage all of their senses for a total vacation experience rather than just a vacation stay. You might find some scented wax and relaxing music as well as mood lighting when you enter your Legacy experience!
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Terrific birthday/reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific time in the Legacy. Celebrated a birthday with many family members that hadn't gotten together in years. So wonderful to spend time in the same house catching up, cooking and celebrating. It was a vacation we won't soon forget. Better than expected.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family had such a great time at the Legacy. The beauty of the Legacy is having each family member under one roof so you can have time together before family members begin split off for day activities in Branson and then you can come together again at the end of the day. There are several areas in the Legacy where the whole family can gather together or in little pockets of ages. And each age will be delighted by activities. We would love to host your next reunion in Branson!
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Very nice and felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 22 stayed here for a week and it was wonderful! The home is very well stocked, including paper products, soaps and trash bags. We felt very welcome and at ease in this house and enjoyed our stay. Bedrooms were good sized and the space to hangout was plentiful!

Marie was very quick answer any questions we had both prior to and during our stay. She was very helpful with every question!

We were able to roam the property and loved it! All the kids loved exploring, as did the adults! Just so nice to have so much space, both inside and out!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. With 6000 square feet inside and 450+ acres outside, there is space, space, space. Our family has always loved all the gathering spaces with two living rooms, two kitchens and 2.5 games rooms. When we go on the road we stay in vacation rentals. When you are only going to be there for a few days, the necessities of home are nice to have. It's terrible to have to spend getaway time and money buying things such as trash bags, soap, detergent, etc which you will just probably need to leave to save packing space. For this reason we try to supply all the necessities of home. We have also outfitted it to feel elegant, yet very comfortable for our guests. I love living in Branson and being so accessible to our renters. I'm just a call or text away! We look forward to hosting your lovely family again.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Springfield Branson Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Branson HIlls Golf Course (formerly Payne Stewart)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Highway 65
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Chili's/ Pizza Hut
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Moonshine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Creek Trail Rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Dollar City
Nearest Point of Interest
Branson Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth & Paul Henning Overlook
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth Henning Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockaway Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Payne Stewart Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The Strip - W Hwy 76
Nearest Point of Interest
Table Rock Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Empire Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Busiek State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Branson Airport
Car: necessary

The Legacy is located about 13 miles north of Branson. Branson abounds with live shows and attractions for all ages including miniature golf, laser tag, world class golf courses. Lake Taneycomo is stocked with trout and many fishing tournaments are held there. Fly fishing can be done off piers or with waders. Near Table Rock Dam is a favored fishing spot. The Ozarks is beautiful country and affords many hiking spots for any level. Lakeside Wilderness area is a local and tourist favorite. The White River Trails system is great for hiking or mountain biking. Table Rock Lake abounds with bass fishing and sporting activities. Rent a SUP and test your balancing skills. Moonshine Beach is definitely a local favorite with a man made sandy beach, pavilions, grills, and play area. If you are looking for some free attractions, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatcher and College of the Ozarks (Hard Work U) are interesting to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservation booked. No pets. $20 per night extra person fee over 24 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.