Boredom isn’t an option in Branson, a Midwest destination that brims with lakeside adventures and family-oriented entertainment. The city is in the Ozarks, and one way to take in the stunning mountain landscape is to hop aboard the Branson Scenic Railway’s vintage trains for a 40-mile ride through the countryside. Whether you’re in town for the museums, the theaters, and the popular Silver Dollar City theme park along Branson’s scaled-down, family-friendly version of the Las Vegas Strip, or for the waterside fun at Table Rock Lake, there’s a cozy and comfortable getaway cabin to suit your needs.
Family-friendly cabins in and around Branson
Branson is a popular vacation destination for families, and there’s a vast selection of family-friendly cabin rentals to match. You can choose from spacious vacation home rentals with several bedrooms to accommodate large groups, for instance, or select a vacation cabin with leisure facilities like a game room with billiards and foosball. As comfy as Branson cabins can be, however, you won’t want to spend all your time indoors when there’s a smorgasbord of family-oriented entertainment in town. Many beloved attractions are found on 76 Country Boulevard, the most popular road in Branson. These include the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Dolly Parton's Stampede dinner theater, as well as the Titanic Museum, which (nearly) recreates the experience of being aboard the ill-fated luxury liner. Branson’s most famous strip also features a host of theaters, where the live entertainment ranges from music to magic to acrobatics. Meanwhile, you might need more than a day to visit Silver Dollar City, an 1880s-themed amusement park that’s been welcoming guests since 1960.
Waterfront cabins for rent at Table Rock Lake
If you’re a bigger fan of the great outdoors than of theaters and theme parks, then a Table Rock Lake vacation cabin will be right up your alley. Boasting 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock Lake has no shortage of fishing areas, swimming beaches, and lovely tree-lined spots. Moonshine Beach is the most popular location for swimming and sunbathing, but there are plenty of alternatives if you’d rather find a quieter place for lakeside picnicking, reading, and lounging. You can also try your hand at water sports like wakeboarding, parasailing, and waterskiing, or hit Table Rock State Park’s hiking and cycling trails. Located nearby, Talking Rocks Cavern, a vertical cave with stalagmites, stalactites, and other cave formations, is also worth a visit; the facility offers nature trails and a mini golf course, too. Back at your waterfront cabin rental’s outdoor deck, you might grill your catch of the day and enjoy an al fresco dinner under the stars. When it’s time for a change of pace, the attractions and entertainment venues along Branson’s bustling 76 Country Boulevard are just a quick drive away. Or, you can stay in Table Rock Lake and hop on the Showboat Branson Belle, a 2-hour cruise that features meals and live entertainment.
Luxury cabins for rent in Branson
It’s easy to live it up in Branson when you’ve got a luxury cabin rental for a home base while you’re in town. You can cook your own meals in a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, warm yourself by the fireplace, or enjoy relaxing soaks in a hot tub. You might even have gaming facilities at your disposal, or perhaps a spacious porch with a swing. As for the cabin interiors, some rentals feature modern fittings, high ceilings, and large glass windows, and most come with beautiful views of the Ozark mountains. It’s tempting to spend all your time indoors when you’ve got such stylish digs, but there’s also so much to do in Branson, from checking out the diverse entertainment along 76 Country Boulevard to the fishing, swimming, and hiking of Table Rock Lake. You can also tee off at the highly rated Top of the Rock Golf Course, whose greens offer stunning views of the lake, or sample local wines at a string of vineyards around the city—your stops can include Curling Vine Winery and St. James Winery. For some retail therapy, there’s Branson Landing, a modern shopping mall on the shore of the man-made Lake Taneycomo.