Lakefront Resort in Ozarks Offering Spacious Villas with Private Verandas
D'Monaco Luxury Villas Resort is perched on a cliff overlooking a vast fishing reservoir with 800 miles of shoreline in the Ozark Mountains. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the four-story hotel showcase the scenic landscape, which blends with the resort's ornate, Mediterranean-style design. The calming setting makes for the perfect spot for the resort’s villas, which channel European grandeur with spacious layouts and wraparound lake views.
As a new, state-of-the-art resort, D’Monaco features, two- and three-bedroom luxury villas with warm-hued wood furnishings and private verandas. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, as well as soothing steam-stone showers. The hotel's private docks stay open year-round, providing easy access to Table Rock Lake. To relax without having to leave your room, use the $30 massage credit (included for each adult with all two-night options) and a licensed massage therapist will visit your villa.
Ridgedale, Missouri: Ozark Mountain Town Just Down the Road from Branson
Located 10 miles south of Branson near the Arkansas state line, the lakeside town of Ridgedale is nestled in the Ozarks’ wooded hillsides, with scenery that naturally lends itself to outdoor activities. Table Rock Lake attracts many professional fishing tournaments thanks to its bass and panfish stocks and mild water temperatures. 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-filled lakes.
A glittery constellation of entertainment venues makes nearby Branson the self-proclaimed "live music show capital of the world." Dozens of stages and music halls line Branson's main strip, some of which are owned by stars such as Dolly Parton. On any given night you can watch anything from country music performances to circus acrobatics to magic shows.
If you're traveling with kids, Silver Dollar City is a safe bet; it's located about 5 miles west of the strip. The popular theme park is built around Marvel Cave and modeled after an 18th-century frontier town. Here you can hop on a mine-car roller coaster, take a tour by lantern through limestone caverns, or watch as blacksmiths hand-forge mailboxes for the mayor's private collection.