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Want to have a family vacation without spending a fortune? We are here to help! We’ve created a list of tips to help you “Make Memories and Start Traditions” on your next vacation for under $1,000!

We believe every step of your family getaway should be enjoyable- from the planning to the reminiscing.  And since planning a trip for your family can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Below are a few of our suggestions on how to make the most out of your trip and to have the perfect family Branson getaway!

Our favorite things to do in Branson

Exciting things to do in Branson

Great locations for family photos

4 Inexpensive dinner shows in Branson

5 of our favorite views in Branson

8 Ways to enjoy  Table Rock Lake 

8 of our favorite restaurants in Branson

8 Awesome Hiking Trails

9 of our favorite museums in Branson

How to Plan the Perfect Vacation:

You also might enjoy these 12 fun facts about Branson!

Are you ready for the 4th of July? We certainly are! We know exactly where we are watching the fireworks, who we are spending the day with and what we are eating! Since we’ve already planned everything so well, we thought we would share some 4th of July treat ideas with you!

This is the easiest desert! Simply buy premade angel food cake, whipped cream and berries! Slice it up and serve! Or you can cut the angel food cake up into pieces, layer it with berries and whipped cream and serve it  like below!

Create a dip your own ice cream sandwich or ice cream Sunday bar! Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day?

Spice up your water by adding ice cubes with frozen berries!

Add some fun to your fruit by creating star spangled fruit kabobs!

Find some of our other favorite summer recipes here! Don’t have a grill at home?
Come stay with us and enjoy our grills, private hot tubs & back decks!

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:

During Your Stay:

Before Your Departure:

After Your Departure:

We truly believe we have the best guests at Rent Branson! Majority of our guests do all of the items above without any prompting, but we want to make sure you know how to get a 5 star review as a guest.

Do you have any other questions or suggestions?

Summer season is upon us, which means it’s grilling season! We love having any excuse to get outside and it doesn’t get much better than grilling on your back deck with family or friends! {Unless you plan on getting in your private hot tub afterwards- right? Don’t have a private hot tub? We can help with that!}

After years of experience barbecuing with family and friends, we’ve finally found a few go-to recipes! These recipes are easy and delicious! Here are a some of our favorite summer recipes. We know you are going to love them too!

This easy recipe calls for steak, small potatoes, mushrooms, olive oil, rosemary & salt.
Combine the olive oil, rosemary & salt in a bowl then soak the steak, potatoes & mushrooms in the mixture. Then place the items on kebab sticks & grill!
Items can be grilled directly on the barbecue grill if you don’t have kebab sticks.

Hot summer days call for refreshing water- flat or sparkling! A few of our favorite combinations are:
orange slices, lemon slices, lime slices, cucumber slices and watermelon chunks
bag of frozen mixed berries & a few lemon slices
apple slices & orange slices

Smother chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, onion, and bacon with either
barbecue sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar, 1.5 tbs cornstarch, salt, 1.5 cups pineapple juice, & 2 tbs soy sauce
then put all items on a kebab stick and grill them!

Who doesn’t love chips & dip?!
We love combing black beans, corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, onion & cilantro
and mixing it with lemon juice, olive oil and salt!

This is one of our go-to deserts!
Cut your peaches in half & lightly cover with oil.
Grill the peaches to your liking.
Top the peach with honey & sea salt & a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Are you ready for fall? We sure are! Bring on the cozy blankets, warm drinks and evenings by the fireplace. Anyone else agree? In preparation for the coming fall, we’ve put together a handful of our favorite fall quotes!

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” –William Cullen Bryant

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” -Stanley Horowitz

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.
I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Nora Ephron

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty,
as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”– Lauren Destefano

What are your favorite fall quotes?


It seems more people are traveling and posting their luxurious travels on Instagram and Facebook. But how do they really afford it? We have the inside tips on how to have a luxurious vacation on a shoestring budget. Because if you are like us, you enjoy the finer things in life, but really don’t want to break the bank. So here are our tips!

Need a large home or maybe even a few large homes? We have 5 homes that are 8 bedroom and larger all located at Chateau Cove! These homes are located near Chateau on the Lake and have amazing views of Table Rock Lake.

See videos of them below and click the home name to see more photos and information about each home!

12 Bedroom Home

Chateau on the Cove with a private indoor pool

{12 bedroom,14.5 bathrooms, sleeps 50}

12 Bedroom Home

Staycation Lodge with private indoor pool & indoor basketball court

{12 bedroom,14.5 bathrooms, sleeps 50}

Staycation has an almost identical floorpan to the Chateau on the Cove home & is decorated with similar furnishings. Video coming soon!


10 Bedroom Home

Lakeview Chateau Lodge

{10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, sleeps 38}

9 Bedroom Home

Dogwood Lakefront Lodge with private indoor pool

{9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, sleeps 35}

Dogwood Lakefront Lodge is decorated with similar furnishings to the Chateau on the Cove home. Video coming soon!

8 Bedroom Home

On the Rocks Retreat

{8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, sleeps 26, allows 2 dogs}

Thinking about staying at one of our Red Bud Cove homes or suites? Come take a virtual tour by watching these videos!

Lake Escape Lodge

3 bedroom, 2 bath

Red Bud Cove Farmhouse

3 bedroom, 2 bath

Full Barnhouse

Ground Floor

Fisherman’s Favorite

Second Floor

Lakeside Landing

Goose’s Gander

Third Floor

No Wake Zone


What are you going to remember from the summer of 2020? Has your summer been full of laughter and joy like this? There is still time for you to come ‘Make Memories and Start Traditions’ with us!