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07/8/2021
Branson Blog

Top 5 Places to See Fall in Branson

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There are few things more beautiful than the rolling hills of the Ozarks in the fall. Between the explosion of color, the cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and great prices for travel- it’s no surprise why so many people choose to getaway in Branson. Here are the top 5 places to see fall in Branson. Branson Landing :: Walk along the boardwalk or take a seat and watch the fire show down by the water. Just behind the fire and above Lake Taneycomo show you will see a gorgeous cliff full

05/25/2021
Branson Blog

How to be a Good Guest

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Did you know Hosts can now review guests on Homeaway/VRBO/Airbnb, just like the guests can review us? Now, as a Guest is searching through potential homes to rent for vacation, Hosts too get to choose if they want to accept certain guests. We want to help you get the 5 star review you deserve as a guest! Here are our tips on how to be a good guest: Before Arrival: Read any and all correspondence from the host. Usually, a host will send you all the checkin information you need

04/15/2021
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How to Have the Perfect Yes Day

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Feel like you are always telling your kids no? If so, it might be time for a Yes Day! If you haven’t already seen the new Netflix movie called ‘Yes Day,’ we highly recommend watching this light hearted film to help inspire your own Yes Day! Once you’ve decided to have a Yes Day, it’s time to set some ground rules  and come up with some inspiration! And we’re here to help! Whether you plan on having a Yes Day while on vacation or a Yes Day at home- we’re

01/7/2021
Branson Blog

Science Lessons You can Learn in Branson

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In 2020 many of us had the opportunity to experience what it is like to do work and school remotely. And while sometimes it is harder than working/learning in an office/school, sometimes it’s better! And we want to help you keep the lessons going- even while on vacation! If you are traveling with kids and want to help teach them some science lessons while in Branson, here are a few of our top suggestions! Some of these you can do from the comfort of your vacation home and others you

01/4/2021
Branson Blog

Math Lessons You can Learn in Branson

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In 2020 many of us had the opportunity to experience what it is like to do work and school remotely. And while sometimes it is harder than working/learning in an office/school, sometimes it’s better! And we want to help you keep the lessons going- even while on vacation! If you are traveling with kids and want to help teach them some math lessons while in Branson, here are a few of our top suggestions! Some of these you can do from the comfort of your vacation home and others you

12/3/2020
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How to Set the Perfect Table for Christmas

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We are big fans of setting a pretty table for the holidays! We spend time planning what we will eat for the holidays, but we don’t always think about how we will present our food for the holidays. Don’t worry- we’ve got you covered! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas on Pinterest {be sure to follow us for more inspiration} and are bringing them to the blog for an easy one-stop place for you to design and set the perfect table for Christmas! We love the idea of

11/28/2020
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The Perfect Recipes for Christmas

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We love the Christmas season! And as if the season isn’t sweet enough on its own, we like to always keep some sweet snacks on hand at home. Below you will find two of our easy go-to recipes! They are so easy to make an are always a crowd pleaser- from the little kids to the big kids at heart. We can almost guarantee everyone will love these treats! Whether you plan on going to a holiday party or plan on staying home with family or friends, you will absolutely

10/28/2020
Branson Blog

How to Plan the Perfect Work Vacation – aka a ‘Workation’

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  Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. And you deserve a getaway. So what do you do when you can’t go take the vacation days, but need to getaway? Plan a ‘Workation.’ Yes, that’s right- a work vacation. We’re here to help you plan the perfect work vacation. We have everything from lakefront 1 bedroom suites to lake view 12 bedroom homes!  And all of our homes have wifi- so you can work while enjoying the fresh air of the Ozarks, stunning lake views, secluded log cabins and

10/21/2020
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How to Set the Perfect Table for Thanksgiving

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We love any excuse to gather around a table with family and friends. And Thanksgiving is the perfect reason to travel to those near and far to celebrate. And while the food prepared for Thanksgiving is obviously given much thought, we’ve learned that the table setting is often an after thought. So today we are sharing some ideas and inspiration on how to set the perfect table for Thanksgiving. Because we think good food tastes better when the decor is pretty- don’t you agree? We love the idea of using

10/1/2020
Branson Blog

Spook-tacular Holiday Treats

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Halloween is officially here! So in an attempt to help you get in the holiday spirit, we are sharing two of our favorite spook-tacular holiday treats that are extremely easy to make and are almost too cute to eat! What are some of your favorite holiday treats or go-to candies during the Halloween season? *****