The stars shine bright at night in the countryside of the Ozarks, but in Branson the stars are outshone by the dazzling neon lights of Highway 76 Country Music Boulevard—known around here as “The Strip.” Well after the final curtain call and the last white-hot marquee bulbs have cooled off, dawn quietly breaks over the lakes of the White River Basin near The Suites at Fall Creek. The family-friendly resort is just a few miles from the bustle of Branson’s entertainment district but manages to cultivate a tranquil atmosphere within its natural surroundings.
Small wooden footbridges dot the waterfront property, spanning manmade ponds fed by stone water fountains, and narrow walking paths wind past manicured gardens and willow trees. The resort’s one-bedroom condos evoke quaint country homes with their wood furnishings, cream-colored cabinets, and large, landscape paintings, while plush queen beds anchor the studio rooms.
Branson: Waterfront Entertainment District with Country-Music History
What began as a riverside general store in the 1880s has blossomed into an entertainment mecca with country-music tribute shows and live dinners shows at more than 40 venues. Among The Strip’s many musical mainstays is a troupe of six brothers—known simply as Six—who put on an award-winning a cappella concert at the former home of music legend Roy Clark, about 3 miles from the hotel. Outdoors offerings include an amphibious sightseeing vehicle that embarks on a land-and-water tour showcasing the Table Rock Dam, the rolling Ozarks hillsides, and a pair of fiddle-playing mallards.
What You Get
For $125, a three-night stay for two in a studio room
Or, for $175, a three-night stay for four in a one-bedroom condo