Cozy Cottages on Table Rock Lake Minutes from Downtown Branson
There's constant activity along Branson's strip. By day, families fill up its eclectic museums, theme parks, and water parks. At night, its numerous theaters light up for live performances by country music artists, comedians, and magicians. Although Stormy Point Village is located just minutes from Branson's main drag, it seems a world away. With Table Rock Lake's placid waters as a backdrop, the resort's cluster of cottages calls to mind a Cape Cod fishing village, right down to the six-story lighthouse.
In each cottage, a palette of sunny yellows and ocean blues complements nautical decor such as dolphin weathervanes and model sailboats. The spacious quarters feature a plasma TV and a whirlpool tub. For dinner, families can whip something up in the cottage's full kitchen, barbecue on an outdoor grill, or grab a bite at the resort's poolside restaurant.
Outside, Table Rock Lake promises some of the best trout and bass fishing in the Ozarks. You can rent a pontoon boat to find the best spot for fishing or for staging a small-scale production of Show Boat. At nearby Table Rock State Park, waverunners and snorkeling gear are available for rental, and the surrounding trails are a great place to glimpse wild turkeys, deer, and foxes.
Branson, Missouri: Endless Entertainment and Outdoor Adventure in Ozark Mountains
When people think of Branson, the first thing that usually comes to mind is live entertainment, but the southern Missouri city—often likened to a family-friendly Las Vegas—offers plenty of other attractions. One of the most well-known is Silver Dollar City, a countrified amusement park filled with roller coasters, water rides, artisan crafts, and music acts.
There are three picturesque bodies of water nearby—Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake, and Bull Shoals Lake—popular for fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling. Belowground, you can delve into the Ozarks' caves. Talking Rocks Cavern is a safe bet for those traveling with kids. A one-hour walking tour takes you beneath the stalactites, and there's a mock-cave passage aboveground for pintsize spelunkers.