Lakefront Resort in Ozark Hills Offers Spacious Villas with Private Verandas
D'Monaco Villas is perched on a cliff overlooking Table Rock Lake, a vast fishing reservoir with 800 miles of shoreline in the Ozark Mountains. One of the best spots for taking in the area's natural beauty is the resort's outdoor pool, which looks out on forested highlands and a stretch of private lakeshore. Floor-to-ceiling windows lining the four-story hotel's façade also showcase the Ozark landscape, whose rusticity strikes a harmonious balance with the ornate, Mediterranean-style lodgings.
The D'Monaco's spacious two-bedroom luxury villas feature warmly hued wooden furnishings, full kitchens, and private verandas where mountain and water vistas stretch for miles. The Bordeaux suite channels European grandeur with soaring ceilings, rich cream decor, and textured floors.
The resort's pool is outfitted with a swim-up tiki bar where staff members blend tropical drinks and foam noodles double as swizzle sticks. Lakeside, the hotel's private docks are open year-round, providing long views of Table Rock Lake.
Ridgedale, Missouri: Ozark Mountain Town with World-Class Fishing on Table Rock Lake
Located 10 miles south of Branson near the Arkansas state line, the lakeside town of Ridgedale is nestled in the wooded hillsides of the Ozarks. Table Rock Lake attracts many professional fishing tournaments thanks to its bass and panfish stocks, mild water temperatures, and a lake-wide rule allowing fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch as long as they’ve got a good story to back it up. Fourteen miles west of the hotel, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park occupies 2,200 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Here, hiking trails lined with hickory trees wind past natural waterfalls and trout-fishing lakes.
A glittery constellation of entertainment venues makes nearby Branson the self-proclaimed "live music show capital of the world." Commanding a stretch of Highway 76, more than 50 theaters light up every night with country-music tribute shows and dinner performances.