12 Top-Rated Resorts in Branson, Missouri

Written by Bryan Dearsley
Jul 28, 2020

As one of the leading places for live music in the US, Branson, Missouri offers no end of great accommodation choices. This picturesque Ozark town is especially popular for its many attractions and theaters, as well as live entertainment, ensuring there's plenty of things to do here for everyone.

Those seeking a dash of luxury with their stay would do well to book into the elegant Chateau on the Lake Resort or Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge. Both of these elegant resorts are considered among the area's top-rated properties in terms of quality. Families are also well catered to at these locations, as well as at D'Monaco Luxury Resort and the Village at Indian Point, both of which offer a variety of larger suites and condo-style units.

To find accommodation to suite your needs, be sure to review our list of the best resorts in Branson.

1. Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center

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Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, our top-rated resort in Branson, Missouri, offers excellent accommodation options. In addition to its standard hotel rooms, a number of spacious suites are also available that have large bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs (plus bathrobes).

These lovely units also feature a master bedroom with a king bed, a living area with a pullout couch, a handy wet bar with a mini-fridge and microwave, and a private balcony with lake views. For a real treat, upgrade to the even larger, luxurious Presidential Suite.

In addition to being close to all the action in Branson - the city's theater district is just a short drive away - there's no end of fun things to do at this lovely 4-star resort. Highlights include live music and entertainment, a world-class spa, and plenty of great dining options at its restaurants.

Other notable amenities include a marina offering boat rentals and slips, an ice-cream shop with a large lakeside terrace, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a fitness center, movie theater, and tennis courts.

Accommodation: Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center

2. D'Monaco Luxury Resort

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Another high-end vacation destination worthy of consideration, the 4-star D'Monaco Villas offers plenty of fun activities for guests to enjoy. In addition to a restaurant with alfresco patio dining, the resort has a large heated swimming pool with a spacious pool terrace and lounge area, a fire pit, a modern fitness center, plus a golf driving range. Water sports include the use of kayaks and paddleboards, boat rentals (including Jet Skis), as well as swimming at the private beach.

The accommodations here are also a cut above. Consisting of spacious and well-appointed luxury villas ranging in size from 1,900 to 3,700 square feet each, they boast such high-end features as cathedral ceilings, plenty of light, and wonderful views. Also included are deluxe kitchens with modern appliances, bathrooms with walk-in showers, and large living rooms with access to private patios with hot tubs.

Accommodation: D'Monaco Luxury Resort

3. Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge

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For those looking for a high-quality offering from Marriott, Willow Ridge offers a first-class luxury stay close to Branson's entertainment area.

Accommodations include a mix of standard hotel-sized units, as well as spacious one- and two-bedroom villas. These larger units are popular with families and groups and come equipped with modern kitchens, separate dining areas, a laundry room, plus fully-furnished patios.

The two-bedroom units are particularly popular. These spacious suites come with a master bedroom with a king bed, a second king bedroom, two sofa beds, plus two full bathrooms.

The resort amenities are equally pleasing. Highlights include a fitness center, a games area with a ping pong table, a heated indoor swimming pool, and a first-rate restaurant. On-site barbecues and a picnic area offer another possibility when it comes to meal times. There's also a handy convenience store.

There are plenty of fun things to do nearby, too, including popular activities like biking and hiking trails, water sports, and boating activities, as well as fishing.

Accommodation: Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge

4. Welk Resort Branson, The Lodges at Timber Ridge

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Another great choice for those seeking a family-fun vacation spot in Branson, The Lodges at Timber Ridge by Welk Resorts offers a variety of on-site activities and amenities.

A highlight for young and old alike is the 10,000-square-foot indoor water park. Aptly named the "Splash-a-Torium," the park features attractions like a 100-foot waterslide, a splash zone for kids, along with heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools with ample room to spread out and relax (there's also a hot tub).

The resort's other amenities consist of a variety of dining options in its restaurants, including room service deliveries. There's also a theater with frequent live shows suitable for adults and families alike, as well as a fitness center, games room, plus mini golf.

A good choice for families of four are the spacious one-bedroom villas. Highlights of these 940-square-foot units are the large living rooms with pull-out couches and fireplaces, a kitchen with full appliances, a dining room, laundry area, and large master bathroom with a jet bathtub and stand-alone rain shower. Larger two-bedroom units are also available.

Accommodation: Welk Resort Branson

5. Lodge of the Ozarks

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The Lodge of the Ozarks is the perfect spot for those wanting to be as close to the excitement and action in Branson as possible. In addition to its wide array of accommodation choices, it also just so happens to be within easy walking distance of the top attractions and venues on the city's bustling "strip."

The king bedrooms with large bathrooms and jet bathtubs, mini-fridges, and HDTVs, are a popular accommodation choice for couples. These affordable standard-sized hotel units also come in double queen bed versions, too. All rooms are attractively decorated in a rustic Midwest theme, with good quality furnishings and bedding.

Amenities at this large hotel include a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center, plus a ticket center for area attractions. A nice perk is the inclusion of a complimentary breakfast with your stay.

Accommodation: Lodge of the Ozarks

6. The Village at Indian Point

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The Village at Indian Point offers plenty of programs and activities for families, and is a great option for those traveling with children, whatever their age. Highlights include a year-round kids' wading pool, well-stocked games room, an adventure playground, plus basketball hoops and tetherball. Children's fishing poles are also available.

For adults there's a heated gradual-entry outdoor swimming pool with a large terrace area, as well as an indoor pool, a spa, sauna, and fitness center. Other notable amenities include a conference center, banquet rooms, barbecues, a boating dock, plus a restaurant.

Families will also like the one- and two-bedroom suites available at this large resort. While the largest units are able to sleep up to eight guests comfortably, all of these spacious accommodations come with living areas with a pullout couch. They also feature a stone fireplace, a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a dining room, laundry facilities, and a covered deck with outdoor furniture and superb lake views.

Accommodation: The Village at Indian Point

7. StoneBridge Resort

StoneBridge Resort

Set amid a huge 3,200-acre gated golf community, StoneBridge Resort offers plenty of choice for those seeking high-end accommodations near Branson. Guests can choose from standard hotel rooms to individual homes featuring three or more bedrooms, with the largest unit available boasting an impressive 12 bedrooms.

Popular options are the three-bedroom villas. Able to sleep up to 10 guests comfortably, these spacious units have a master bedroom with a king bed, and the other two bedrooms have one and two queen beds respectively. There's even an extra place to sleep on the pullout sofa. In addition to a large living area with ample seating and a gas fireplace, these luxurious units come with full kitchens, laundry facilities, plus a furnished patio or balcony. Pet-friendly units are also available.

Given the size of the property, there's certainly no shortage of fun things to do on-site. Highlights include lounging around the three heated swimming pools, enjoying a game of tennis (three courts are available), fishing at the catch-and-release lake, or exploring the resort's many miles of walking trails.

The resort is able to satisfy the inner gourmand with a variety of casual and fine-dining options. There's also a golf course.

Kids will be kept busy, too, thanks to the basketball and volleyball courts, along with three playgrounds.

Accommodation: StoneBridge Resort

8. Thousand Hills Resort and Golf Club

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Consisting of a mix of well-appointed suites and spacious cabins, cozy condos and townhomes, the Thousand Hills Cabin & Golf Resort has something for everyone seeking a great Branson vacation. A popular choice are the stand-alone one-bedroom log cabins. Covering an area of 675 square feet, these luxurious units include a two-person jet tub, separate living areas with HDTVs, and fully-equipped kitchens.

Another option worth considering are the four-bedroom lake-front condos. Features of these huge units include a pullout couch in the spacious living area, a full-kitchen, and sunrooms with lake views.

On-site amenities include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, plus a full-service spa. Other features of note include a fitness center, a business center, meeting and function rooms, as well as a variety of dining options.

Sports enthusiasts will want to take advantage of the chance to get in some golf on the on-site course (with a pro shop), plus a tennis court and fitness center.

Accommodation: Thousand Hills Resort & Golf Club

9. Still Waters Resort

Still Waters Resort

Thanks to its location on the shores of Table Rock Lake and its being just minutes away from all the action in Branson, Still Waters Resort is a great choice for those seeking a fun family getaway. There are plenty of water-based activities, including a choice of three heated swimming pools to relax in (and around), two of which have waterslides (inner tubes provided).

Other notable amenities include a hot tub, the use of complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, and aqua cycles, as well as fishing gear. The resort also has its own marina. Also fun are the hiking and biking trails, along with basketball and volleyball courts. On-site dining is also available in the resort's restaurants.

When it comes time to bed down for the night, take your pick from the resort's spacious studios, along with its one- to six-bedroom condos. Located overlooking the lake, these luxurious units include full kitchens with modern appliances, large living room areas with plenty of comfortable seating, plus a master bedroom. They also feature large decks and patios with outdoor furniture.

Accommodation: Still Waters Resort

10. French Quarter Resort

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Another great choice of a place to stay that's within walking distance of all the top attractions and things to do here is the French Quarter Resort. The resort also offers a variety of on-site amenities worth checking out.

Highlights include the large, heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and its neighboring kids' pool. Children will also enjoy spending time at the outdoor playground. Other fun things to do include playing basketball on the sports court, shuffleboard, and a fitness room. There are also barbecues available.

The French Quarter is also popular for its spacious accommodations, which consist of a variety of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, which sleep up to four, six, and eight guests, respectively. The inclusion of a full kitchen is a bonus for those traveling with kids and big eaters (sometimes one and the same), as are such handy features as breakfast bars, living and dining areas, and laundry facilities.

Accommodation: French Quarter Resort

11. Grand Country Resort

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Traveling with kids? Then be sure to consider the Grand Country Resort. A highlight of a stay here is spending time at the on-site water park, Splash Country. This first-rate attraction boasts a tall indoor "treehouse waterslide," a lazy river, splash zones, and kids' pools. Best of all, admission is free for resort guests. Other notable on-site amenities include a variety of dining options.

The fun for kids carries through to the accommodations, too. Youngsters will love the king rooms with their kids' clubhouse, a private area that includes bunk beds, and their own HDTV. A variation with two queen beds is also available. Included with each room is a microwave and mini fridge.

Accommodation: Grand Country Resort

12. Stormy Point Village, A Summer Winds Resort

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Those seeking something a little different should consider staying at Stormy Point Village, a Summer Winds Resort. Built to resemble a traditional Cape Cod fishing community, this sprawling resort consists of some 200 stand-alone two-, three-, and four-bedroom cabins and is a great location for those wanting additional space. Features of this gated community's spacious units include large and well-equipped kitchens, separate living and sitting areas, and private balconies or patios.

The amenities at Stormy Point are equally impressive. Highlights include two heated swimming pools (one indoor, one outdoor) plus a large water park with plenty of fun activities for kids. There are also arts and crafts classes available.

When it comes to dining, there are two restaurants to choose from, as well as two well-appointed clubhouses with lounge and relaxation areas plus gift shops.

Accommodation: Stormy Point Village, A Summer Winds Resort

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