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Why Have A Branson Condo Rental


Are you planning to have a Branson vacation? If you say yes, then this must be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Not only will you be rejuvenated from all the stress and worries, you will also be treated to a days of fun and adventure! Branson is truly the premier vacation destination of the Midwest.

You are coming to Branson for your vacation, so you might as well plan for your lodging place to make your vacation experience even more perfect. For your Branson vacation, make Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort as your lodging partner. Thousand Hills has a very convenient location in Highway 76. You can stay close to Branson’s entertainment district, which means you can’t miss Branson’s greatest shows anymore! You can also experience fun in Branson’s famous theme park, Silver Dollar City, and in the countless nature parks. Shopping and dining still will not be a problem as restaurants and malls abound the area. Thousand Hills is also situated close to the Ozark Mountains, so you are still assured of some peace and quiet when you come to your home away from home. This is the perfect location – staying close to city for convenience, but far from the city for a relaxing atmosphere.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort offers you various lodging options. One of which is the Branson condos. If you are coming to Branson in large groups, then renting a condo unit for your lodging needs will prove to be the more practical choice. Maybe you have been used to renting multiple hotel rooms, and you tend to visit these rooms to check up on each other. By renting a condo unit, you don’t need to do that anymore. Live in one place with all your loved ones so you could check up on each other easily. The Branson condo rentals in Thousand Hills also gives you lots of first-class amenities that are similar to those in hotels – maybe even better!

When you avail of Branson condo rentals in Thousand Hills, you already have a fully furnished condo unit to call your home for the vacation. It has fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, which also features king sized beds and a Jacuzzi tub. The condo unit also has a fully equipped kitchen for you to cook your own meals if you do not want to dine outside. The rooms in the condo units are also very spacious. Its living room is also spacious enough, which makes it a perfect spot for some time to catch up with each other’s lives. There is also a private patio or deck where you can have some quiet alone time. Your Branson condo rental in Thousand Hills also comes with swimming pool access, televisions with premium cable channels in all bedrooms, free wireless internet and many more!

These Branson condo units come in 1 bedroom units to 5 bedroom units. Choose your Branson condo unit in Thousand Hills Golf Resort now to make your vacation the best one ever! 

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Why Visit Branson’s Bull Shoals Lake


There is nothing like the serene feeling of being near beautiful bodies of water. Branson is one place that never runs out of the wonders of nature, including the pristine bodies of water in this area. Branson is very famous for its beautiful lakes, which have become a tourist attraction of its own, too. Some of the famous lakes in Branson are Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, Bull Creek, Roark Creek, the Little Sac River, the James River, and the Pomme de Terre River. One of Branson’s best lakes is the Bull Shoals Lake, where a lot of fun lake activities are waiting for you!Bull Shoals Lake

The Bull Shoals Lake is a man-made lake in southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. This lake is part of Branson’s TriLakes Area, and is also controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. Bull Shoals Lake’s main area for its activities is located in Arkansas in Baxter County and Marion Country. Get to know more about the activities you can do in Bull Shoals Lake for your vacation in Branson.

Boating is one of the most popular activities that you can do in Bull Shoals Lake. This place has multiple boat docks where the avid boaters can weigh anchor and set sail. Bull Shoals Lake ensures the safety of every guest by making sure they comply first with the boating safety rules. The Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock also offers rental services of its WaveRunners and boats. You can also avail of a guided lake fishing trip. The Boat Dock also has rentals of houseboats and scuba gears. Aside from these, the Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock also gives you a full floating marina store, wherein the guests can buy fishing equipment like rods and steels, marine hardware, clothing, sunglasses, snacks, and many others. You can also buy skis, wave boards, and knee boards in here.

You can also try bass fishing in Bull Shoals Lake. Fishing is increasingly becoming a popular activity in the lake, as it is home to several species like striped bass, black bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, and trout. There are a lot of varieties of fish in this lake, so you can have endless possibilities on what species you can catch.

Scuba diving is also one of the activities that you can do in Bull Shoals Lake. For the scuba divers, Bull Shoals for them is called the “Carribean of the Midwest”. Diving in Bull Shoals caters to different levels of expertise – from the beginner level to the expert level. There are also a lot of mapped dive sites that you would want to explore.

Your visit to the Bull Shoals Lake will definitely be something that will be memorable to you and to your loved ones. Come over now, and experience fun in Branson’s lakes!

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Plan a Trip to Mount Pleasant Winery


Branson is popularly known to tourists for its unlimited attractions and activities. While you may be used to associating Branson Missouri with theme parks and live music shows, then you should also know that there can be more to Branson than those. For the wine lovers out there, or for the people who would be interested to learn something new, Branson has the perfect attraction for you.

Another attraction that you can visit in Branson is the Mount Pleasant Winery. This place is a fresh break from Branson’s exciting theme parks. In here, you get to learn something new and you might even develop that love for wines. The Mount Pleasant Winery was founded in the year 1859 and it opened its original winery location in the Augusta Appellation. The Augusta Appellation is the first government appointed wine growing district in the entire United States, and up to this day, the Mount Pleasant Winery is still going strong.

The Branson location of the winery is located in an off beaten path and is far away from the live music shows that are happening along the Strip. The Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson opened in April 2008, and it treats the guests to wine tasting and winery tours daily. For the wine tasting part, Mount Pleasant Winery charges $5 for some of the winery’s Estate wines. If you are interested in knowing more about the world of wines, you can also avail of Mount Pleasant Winery’s Wine 101 classes. In these classes, you get to learn about the workings of wines, how to perfectly pair wine with food, and many others. After the class, you also get to have your wine glass souvenir courtesy of Mount Pleasant Winery. The rates for the classes are at $15 per person and are available on Wednesdays at 2 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM.

The Mount Pleasant Winery also has a souvenir shop so you can choose a souvenir you want to take home. You have a choice to bottle the wine you have concocted so you can let the people back home taste it. You can also sign and date the bottle to make it even more special and memorable. It could even be the perfect gift for your special someone, too!

For your Branson vacation and visit to Mount Pleasant Winery, book your stay at Thousand Hills Golf Resort! This is where you can have the best lodging options in Branson. Say goodbye to the usual hotel rooms, and say hello to Branson log cabins, Branson golffront condos, and Branson lakefront condos. Make your visit to Branson a really exciting one! Visit and for more inquiries. 

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More Fun in Branson’s Promised Land Zoo


Branson has been all about the live music shows and the nature parks. After all, it is the live entertainment capital of the world. But what if you can have more to Branson than all these? You definitely can! Make your vacation with the whole family in Branson a lot more memorable and worthwhile as you visit one of Branson’s newest zoo!Branson Promised Land Zoo

Book your trip to Branson’s Promised Land Zoo, the newest attraction added to Branson’s long list. The kids will surely enjoy the zoo and the rare animals they can see in this zoo. At last, they can see the animals they used to see in books and television only. Your visit to Branson’s Promised Land Zoo will really be worth it because this can be a perfect opportunity for learning – not just for the kids, but for the adults, too. You can see lion cubs, lemurs, hyenas, and many other animals.

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo opened to the public last June 2013, and since then it has been one of the most popular destinations for the families visiting Branson. Promised Land Zoo encompasses five acres which serves as a home for more than a hundred different animals and over forty-four different species. You can also find caracals, alligators, prairie dogs, spider monkeys, and a lot more exotic animals in the Zoo’s hillside paths. There are also some animals which have become a hit with the visitors. These are Delilah the lion cub, and Bonzai the sun loving hyena, Forrest Hump the camel, Calamity Jane the babboon, Banana the largest albino Burmese python and a very adorable baby zebra. Jungle Josh is one of Promised Land Zoo’s animal show performers, whose shows you have to catch for some entertainment while in the zoo.

Promised Land Zoo is open daily, from 9 AM to 7 PM. If you haven’t planned for a trip to Promised Land Zoo, then you might still catch the selling of the last admission ticket, which is at 6:30 PM daily, too.

While in the zoo, you can walk around, take pictures, and ask some questions to the personnel to gain some knowledge about the exotic animals. You can drop by Parakeet Paradise, which is a sanctuary for exotic birds – you can even feed the birds if you want to. This is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. The live animal shows in the Promised Land Zoo goes on every day at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM.

Make your family vacation in Branson really worth it. Not only do you get to bond with your kids, you also get to learn and see something new with them. For your lodging needs in Branson, partner with Thousand Hills Golf Resort to give you the best lodging options there is. Inquire now about the Branson lodging options you want for your Branson trip, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Chick fil A Coming to Branson

Branson Chick fil A

We have all seen those funny commercials, billboards and magazine ads that feature the spotted cow holding a sign saying ‘Eat Mor Chikin.’ It is a humorous advertising campaign that has stretched across the nation, and familiarized most Americans with the restaurant known as Chick fil A. Chick fil A, the home of the original chicken sandwich, is a popular fast food franchise with an emphasis on tasty chicken and quality service that has venues nearly everywhere. And now, they’re coming to Branson – be on the lookout for the cows telling Ozarks residents to Eat Mor Chikin!

Chick fil A came to life in 1946, when a gentleman by the name of Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. After creating a widely popular boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick fil A Inc. in the early 1960s. These chickin’ fixin’ restaurants made their debut in shopping malls dotted around the South, with the first one opening in a mall in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1967. Chick fil A literally skyrocketed in its popularity, and today, they are the largest quick service restaurant chain in the United States. In 2013, annual sales at Chick fil A were over 5 billion dollars. Even with all the growth and popularity of this restaurant chain, Chick fil A is still privately held and family owned.

Chick fil A has hundreds of locations, in shopping malls, as stand-alone restaurants, with drive-thru only outlets, or sometimes both! Chick fil A also makes it a point to give back to the communities they are located in – they do this through youth and education programs, local giving, community involvement, and leadership and family enrichment programs. With such an emphasis on community, it is no wonder that the home of the original chicken sandwich was offered a home in Branson!

The Branson Chick fil A will be located just east of the Highway 65/76 interchange between Casey's and McDonalds. Local city officials hope to see this restaurant expand its reach into the Ozarks region, now that Branson has opened its doors to Eat Mor Chikin.

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Top 5 Cleaning Tips From the Pros

With over 300 condos, cabins and townhomes to clean, our housekeeping staff has to be among the best in the business. Tara, our Director of Housekeeping has these top 5 tips for you that her staff uses to good effect daily.

Housekeeping Tips From the Pro1) Does your shower head have a hard water film on it? Then try this. Take a bag of vinegar and tie it to your showerhead; let set for 30 minutes; take bag off scrub shower head, and then rinse it will be squeaky clean!

2) To remove grease on microwaves, door handles, light switch plates and other surfaces use some dish liquid and hot water with a magic eraser. It comes right off. Do this regularly and the buildup will not be as bad.

3) To eliminate pet odors use white vinegar to cover the solid areas then cover with baking soda let set until dry. Vacuum or sweep up excess baking soda. There will be a strong pet odor but that means its lifting the odor up!

4) Do you have white grout that gets stained easily? Take vinegar and spray on the grout. Let set for 5 minutes then take a brush and scrub the grout and it will immediately go back to its original color. Wipe up excess vinegar.

5) To get red wine stains out of clothing or carpet try spraying peroxide on stain. Let it set for a couple minutes then wash.

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Gotta Love Nature in Branson’s Busiek State Forest


Branson Missouri is very well known for a vast playground for nature lovers out there. It may be a small town but the experience you can have in Branson is totally limitless. Of course, you may have heard or read about Branson’s live music shows and that it is the live entertainment capital of the world, but there is certainly more to Branson than that. For your Branson vacation, dare to do more by keeping in touch with nature. Visit Branson’s Busiek State Forest to experience nature at its best.Branson Busiek State Forest

The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area is located off of Highway 65. It is one of the best places you can go to so you can see Missouri’s rugged landscape. This breathtaking forest will surely leave you at awe whether you are a hiker, trail rider, bird watcher, naturalist, or something else. For the activities that you could do in Busiek Stare Forest and Wildlife Area, let this serve as a guide for you.

Hiking is one of the famous activities in Busiek State Forest. This beautiful forest is every hiker’s heaven. It has a range of 2,505 forested acres, and it also has fourteen miles of trails. It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice hiker or a professional one, because the Busiek State Forest has several trails varying in their length and difficulty to suit every hiker’s skill. The trails are also marked very well so you can navigate easily inside the forest. Just a heads up for those who are planning to go hiking, be careful of the loose rocks in some of the trails as these might get you injured. Also, if you are hiking during a warmer season, be careful of the snakes that come out in some trails. Nevertheless, you have every reason to enjoy these trails and get a thrilling hiking experience in Branson.

You can also do some horseback riding in Busiek State Forest. You also get to choose which trail will you ride, and tehse trails also differ in their degree of difficulty. The most challenging trail is the Silver Trail and the trail which is fit for beginners is the Red Trail. There will also be obstacles along the way such as creek crossings, mud holes, and many others to make the trail even more exciting.

For the naturalists, the Busiek State Forest is a perfect site for camping to observe the plethora of flora and fauna in the area. Some of these are seasonal so you are sure of something new to see for every season you visit. For the spring season, you can find Redbud and Dogwood trees. For the summer, you can find sycamores. Busiek State Forest also serves as a home to many different species of birds like the Red Tailed Hawks, finches, Blue Jays, and many more. If you want to go camping in the area, you must secure a camping permit from the conservation department of Busiek State Forest.

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Catch the Daniel O’Donnell Shows in Branson


Branson is all about music and that is one major reason why you should be in Branson. It is only in Branson where you can experience the best music with the freshest renditions and performed by the best musical talents in Branson. For your Branson vacation, make sure that you get to catch the live music shows in Branson that made it very famous around the globe.Daniel O'Donnell Shows in Branson

One musical talent in Branson that you should not miss out on is the show of Daniel O’Donnell. Daniel O’Donnell is also known as Daniel Bosco. He grew up in Donegal, Ireland which is a small town on the coast. As there were many O’Donnell’s in the area at that time, Daniel’s family chose the surname Bosco so as to distinguish themselves from the others. As a child, Daniel O’Donell had an affinity for music. He began playing music at an early age. His musical influences was his older sister, Margaret O’Donnell, who began her musical career at the early age of twelve. Daniel would always travel with his mother to lots of places to watch his sister perform. Then, Daniel got his own chance at performing his music when Margaret invited him onstage to sing with her. And as they say, the rest is history.

Daniel’s musical career started with Irish country music. He was still a teenager back then and he became an overnight success. He was a musical prodigy at his age. Daniel O’Donnell is not only known as a great singer but also as someone who values his fans very much. After his shows, he would be more than willing to stand for hours to sign autographs and for photo op with the fans. He would even invite his fans to his house on the Donegal Coast to have tea and a good conversation with him. This is his own way of saying thank you to the fans who have made him into what he is now. The people adore him because of his talent, and a big heart at that, too. What’s not to love in Daniel O’Donnell?

Daniel O’Donnell is a huge music star in Ireland, Australia, and America. But you do not have to go all these places just to catch him performing in his shows. You can just come over to Branson Missouri and watch Daniel O’Donnell. The shows of Daniel are being held next winter at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater, which is located in Highway 76, Branson’s entertainment district.

To make your stay in Branson more convenient, choose to stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort which is located just a few blocks away from Branson’s entertainment district. Thousand Hills has various lodging options that you can choose from to give you a break from the usual hotel rooms and motel rooms for your vacation. Make your vacation in Branson a blast by staying in Thousand Hills and seeing the live music shows, especially those by Daniel O’Donnell. For more inquiries and information, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Choose Right. Choose Thousand Hills Real Estate.


Having a home is one of the goals of everyone. May it be your primary home or a vacation home, choosing the perfect place for it is no joke.  With a decision as big as this, you have to consider a lot of factors to make sure that you make the right choice.Branson lake condos

If you are considering having a home in Branson Missouri, then you have come to the right place. A home in Branson lets you live in the live entertainment capital of the world. You can enjoy any live music show or play that you want to watch anytime you like to have it. Fun and exciting activities and attractions abound the area so you can always have a good time. Branson also has the best restaurants and outlet malls, so staying in Branson not only can let you save some bucks, it also guarantees you the best food and fashion finds.

Living in Branson is so much more convenient when you are in some place that is close to entertainment and nature. Having a home from one of Branson’s real estate leaders is the best decision you can make for yourself and for the family. Thousand Hills Golf Resort, one of the leaders in the real estate industry in Branson, brings you the perfect vacation homes. Choose from golf condos, golf homes, log cabins, and lakefront condos near Table Rock Lake, one of Branson’s most beautiful lakes. These real estate options in Branson are perfect for all the adventure lovers and nature-seeking people out there. The location of Thousand Hills Golf Resort is just minutes away from the entertainment district, and some of the best outlet malls and restaurants in Branson. For golf enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about the sport, you can also have a grand time in Thousand Hills because it houses on of the best golf courses in the Midwest. The 18-hole golf course caters to different skill levels of golfers, too. Thousand Hills is also located near Branson theme parks and the TriLakes Area. Have as much adventure as you can in Branson. Living in Branson would feel like you are on a vacation everyday.

Don’t miss the chance of getting the perfect vacation home for you in Branson. Thousand Hills gives you the best choice for you and your family. Get to know more about the real estate choices in Thousand Hills by calling 1-800-495-4653. You can also visit their website at

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Lots of Love in Branson this Valentine’s Day


Branson is a city that takes pride in celebrating momentous occasions in the grandest and most memorable way possible. It is also a prime vacation destination for families, friends, and couples because of the countless attractions and activities that people of all ages will truly enjoy. For the coming month of February, come and celebrate Valentine’s Day in Branson with your loved one.Valentine's Day in Branson

Branson Missouri, the live music capital of the world, gives you a fun and romantic experience this February 14. Show your loved one just how much they mean to you by treating them to a grand vacation in Branson Missouri. Valentine’s Day in Branson is regarded to be a special and joyous celebration of love. You can choose to come to Branson the weekend before or on Valentine’s Day itself to catch the love month specials of several establishments here.

During Valentine’s Day in Branson, the restaurants offer a special menu for the couple. You can also avail of the Valentine’s Day promos in Branson’s outlet malls. While shopping may not be what Branson is famous for, the outlet malls in the area are the places you should visit for great discounts and the latest fashion finds. Bring your date to Branson’s entertainment district in 76 Country Music Boulevard to witness the best live music shows. During February, most, if not all, of these shows serenade you with love songs of yesterday and today. If you and your date are lucky, you might even get to have ticket discounts. You can catch a movie also with your date, and February 14 is the perfect time to see a romantic movie. The theme parks in Branson are also ready to offer you added thrills and adventures. Feel like a kid again in the Track Family Fun Parks, Xtreme Racing Center, and a lot more. There are also a lot of nature parks if you want a more calming experience. Branson museums also join in the fun of celebrating Valentine’s Day with you and your sweetheart. Museums like the Titanic Museum have Valentine’s specials, which could also make for an interesting and unique date.

While you are in Branson for your Valentine’s Day getaway, make sure that your stay is comfortable and convenient at the same time. Choose Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort for your lodging place because it is situated close to the Branson’s theaters, malls, restaurants, and parks. Thousand Hills also offers you various lodging options to choose from. Choose from a log cabin, golf front condo, or a lakefront condo to make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one. Reserve your vacation home for Valentine’s Day now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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