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New Year's Eve in Branson - The Place to Be

Thousand Hills Golf Resort, in Branson is the place to be if you want to bring in the New Years the right way! So much to do with so little time!

Branson New Years CelebrationsSome of the best ways to spend the night in town will be with the gifted entertainers from Pierce Arrow. They were one of Branson’s hottest male vocal bands of 2012. This New Year special is a three hour show that includes games and giveaways, live countdown with a balloon drop, and delicious catered food. Or join the Haygoods with their incredible, heart pounding family-fun show. This entertaing show combines the family's special type of musical gifts, with state-of-the-art effects, mesmerizing dance performances, and unstoppable energy that cannot be contained even if you tried! Those guys know how to end the year with memories that will last a lifetime.

Branson also has a few places in town that will light up the night sky with their amazing display of fireworks. If fireworks aren’t the thing for you, not to worry Branson has a beautiful array of over a million lights displayed at the Trail of Lights. Every building in the park is completely lit up! You have to see them to believe it. Come experience all these wonderful memories for yourself.

Stay with Thousand Hills in one of our cabins or condos, they are just right down the street from the strip, so you will be with in minutes away from all of these attractions. We are running a New Years Special on our rates! Stay with Thousand Hills Golf Resort for 3 nights and we will take 15% off of your nightly rate! For more information and reservations see www.thousandhills.com or call us at 800-864-4145.

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Deciding Where To Live with Branson Real Estate

Branson is a Great Place to live and visit

If you are looking for a conservative, family-friendly resort; consider finding some Branson real estate at the Thousand Hills Golf Course. Whether you are a couple looking for a retreat, a family looking to bond on a vacation, or a retiree ready to indulge yourself, Branson has something to offer everyone.

The Thousand Hills golf course is a great place to take your family or enjoy your retirement. There is an array of nightly rental log cabins and condos, an 18-hole golf course, meeting spaces and condos and cabins available for rent or purchase. The resort comes complete with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi tubs that allow for perfect relaxation, and a fully-loaded fitness center that all work together to make your visit to a hotel and golf resort the best in Branson.

It's Showtime!

Branson Real EstatePeople who visit Branson keep coming back. According to market research, 75% of people who visit Branson have been there before, with only 25% of people being first time visitors. An average traveler stays about one business week and views 2-3 shows during their stay in Branson.

Grab your cowboy hat and get ready to party! The Branson area is packed with music and variety shows that feature fantastic Gospel and country musicians. These family-friendly events allow you to clap along to you favorite songs. With over 100 different shows and dozens of theaters Branson is a sure place to have a one-of-a-kind hoedown that you will never forget.

An amazing time of year is Christmas time at the Ozark Mountain Christmas celebration. There are Christmas specials, lighting displays in Silver Dollar City along with other lighting displays in the area, a festival of lights for friends and family to enjoy. You can also go shopping at Branson Landing, the premier upscale shopping center on the lakefront.

What Makes Condo or Cabin in the Area so Irresistible

The Branson area is teeming with life and relaxation. What sets aside Branson from other areas is also the three basic rules of real estate: Location, location, location! Branson has easy access to shopping, shows, and all sorts of entertainment. Branson also offers value with spacious condos capable of housing an entire family while providing all the high quality furnishes of home.

A great attraction for a family is the Silver Dollar City Theme Park. This Wild West, pioneer-style family theme park is only minutes away from Thousand Hills Golf Course. They have shows and rides for the children, art and craft shows, and fun for the whole family. Silver Dollar City is a must-see on any vacation to Branson, MO.

There are also the three man-made lakes of Table Rock Lake, Lake Taney Como, and Bull Shoals Lake in the Branson area. These crystal clear beauties offer fishing, boating, jet skiing, parasailing, and all other kinds of fun in the sun. Spend a hot summer day sunbathing, cruising the waves on a pair of skis, or sitting down with your children and try to catch "the big one"

A Great Place to Bring the Family or Retire

There has never been a better time to come down to Thousand Hills Golf course and rent some Branson real estate. With its local charm, unique location, Branson is the perfect place for a family or a retiree to spend a week relaxing, lounging, and enjoying a few rounds of golf.

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Getting The Most Out of Branson Lodging

Planning a trip to Branson, Missouri? Take your vacation from good to great by staying at the perfect Branson lodging. Instead of taking the conventional route by sleeping in a hotel room, why not rent a condo or a furnished cabin? You’ll enjoy more space, more accommodations, and more memories... and it won’t cost you a fortune.

More Space

branson lodgingA fully furnished cabin or a spacious condo comes with a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and in some cases, a private pool, a porch, and much more. Forget about staying in a hotel room where the bed overtakes the whole room and go with a cabin or condo where you can leave the luggage in the bedroom and lounge in the living room.

If you’re traveling with family or friends, a cabin or condo will be able to accommodate everyone and keep you all together instead of splitting you up into separate hotel rooms. There are cabins that have up to 4 bedrooms and condos with up to 5 bedrooms, so you’ll be able to choose a Branson lodging that fits your needs.

More Pet-Friendly

Many hotels have strict rules and limitations that might not fit your vision of an ideal vacation. If you have a sweet pup that you’d like to take along, you’ll probably have to pay extra fees for pet accommodations or resort to putting your pet in a kennel. Not so with some cabin or condo rentals -- you can easily request one that’s pet-friendly. Stay in a Branson lodging that can hold your whole family, including those who walk on four legs.

More Memories

Make your vacation one to remember by finding a Branson lodging that is a big part of your vacation instead of an afterthought, like a unexciting hotel room. A cabin or condo of your choosing will be decorated to give it a homey environment where you can spend quality time with your loved ones, which makes it more personal than hotel rooms. You’ll be able to cook your own family dinners in your kitchen with local food finds and spend time in a private pool instead of a crowded hotel pool.

In all, you’ll have much more cherished memories of your Branson lodging when you stay in a cabin or condo, rather than having only bland (or forgotten) memories of sleeping in your hotel room.

More Bang For Your Buck

The cost of renting a cabin or condo is very reasonable when you think about all the amenities that come with your Branson lodging that you wouldn’t get with a hotel room.

  • You’ll have a full kitchen where you can cook meals so you don’t have to go out to eat all the time, which saves you money.
  • You’ll get a better deal for larger groups when you rent a cabin or condo as compared to paying for separate hotel rooms.
  • When you rent a Branson lodging at Thousand Hills Golf Resort, whether you choose a cabin or a condo, you’ll have access to a tennis court, a basketball court, seven pools, a gym, hot tubs, and a shuffle board court.
  • All that and more are already included in your lodging costs, so you’ll have so much more activities and amenities to enjoy during your vacation in Branson, with no extra fees to worry about.

 

When you compare the benefits of staying in a hotel room versus a cabin or condo during your vacation in Branson, the better choice is clear. You'll get so much more for your money with a cabin or condo rental than with a hotel room.

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Christmas In Branson Really Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

They say that there's no place like home for the holidays, but Christmas in Branson will give any other plans you may have been considering a run for their money. Whether you have decided hat you want to have a unique holiday celebration, or are heading to the center of the country to visit your family, you will find world-class accommodations and plenty of things to do in the Branson area. Here's a look at what makes Christmas in Branson such a special time of year, and what you can look forward to during your visit this season.

The Top Things to do for Christmas in Branson

1. Check out the Festival of Lights Drive-Through

branson-christmas-lights-mapThe Branson Area Festival of Lights is a holiday tradition that has been pleasing locals and visitors to our luxurious cabin and condo rentals for years. Although the festival includes dazzling lights throughout the entire city and incredible holiday shows, the real centerpiece is the drive-through which runs from dusk until 11pm each night until January 2nd, 2013. Children and adults will be equally dazzled by this one-mile path that is lit up by more than 175 winter wonderland displays. You'll find this spectacular and unique family experience not far from your winter vacation rental, right off the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.

2. Enjoy an Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City

One of the best reasons for staying with us for a magical Christmas in Branson is the opportunity to visit one of the top 5 holiday attractions in the entire country - An Old Time Christmas! Silver Dollar City's Christmas spectacular does not disappoint, boasting over 4 million lights in theme park. Although Silver Dollar City is a beloved attraction year-round, the holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year here. You and your family will be absolutely awestruck by the incredible 5-story special effects Christmas tree which sparkles and dances in sync with more than one million other lights adorning the City's square. You'll hear your holiday favorites like Carol of the Bells, Joy to the World, Sleigh Ride, and more! And what's Branson without a show? Silver Dollar City is featuring the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" for its 10th year. The living nativity is another popular stop, you'll be able to see the first annual production of "It's a Wonderful Life", dig into a sweet and savory holiday meal, and even enjoy all of your favorite rides. Your day will be rounded off with the truly magical Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade which passes through the "city" two times each evening, as long as weather permits.

3. Say Hello to Old Saint Nick

Even when you're away from home, your kids can rest assured that Santa will still find them when they spend Christmas in Branson. You and your whole family can go visit Santa Clause himself in his workshop which is located in downtown Branson. Here, your children will be able to decorate holiday cookies, make their own personal ornaments to hang on your cabin's tree, and participate in all sorts of other fun Christmas activities from 9AM to 4PM on Saturdays and from noon to 4PM on Sundays. Before you leave the workshop, be sure to have your kids give Santa the directions to your lush cabin or condo rental with us so that he can stop by on Christmas with presents.

Christmas in Branson is like no other holiday celebration you have ever experienced before. Come visit us and see for yourself why it's truly the most wonderful time of the year!

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This Christmas You Should Stay in Branson

The Christmas season is coming up fast, and many people are rushing to buy presents, ham, and all the other trappings that make Christmas such a magical time of year. Many families decide to stay in Branson for a weeks during the Winter season. Here they can enjoy the winter with their families while taking in the beautiful scenery and maybe even going to a live music show or two. Here are some of the great activities and features that Branson has to offer its travelers.

Christmas Shopping Galore

Whether you like to buy ahead or you are a last-minute shopper, Branson has the stores that will meet your holiday shopping needs. Take a few days off while on vacation and knock out your Christmas shopping list in one trip to one of Branson's three major outlet malls featuring over 200 brand name stores. This truly is a shoppers winter paradise.

Once you and your loved ones have had their fill of shopping, you can take a trip down to Branson's newest attraction, the "Winter Wonder Landing" at Branson Landing Waterfront. Here is a promenade of specialty stores and restaurants, set off by a dazzling display of water and fire displays that will warm your heart and soul during this winter season.

Time for Holiday Cheer

Now is one of the best times of the year to visit Branson. There are over 100 Christmas-related shows going on through the month of December. Ozark Mountain Christmas shows feature some of the most exciting and lyrical local country and gospel artists in the area. The revelry and spirits are never higher than this magical time of year!

Any stay in Branson during the Christmas season will be filled with the songs of Christmas jubilee, Motown soul, and irresistible country twang. These shows are all family friendly so do not be afraid to bring the whole family and have an old-fashioned do si do. Join in and spend a night celebrating the most sacred time of year with the people that you care about the most.

Step into the Lights

No stay in Branson would be complete without viewing the brilliant spectacle known to the locals as the "Branson's Area Festival of Lights." Coupled with Branson's breathtaking views and scenery, these lights will surely leave you feeling inspired. These lights only shine this time of year as they are a special gift to travelers near and far.

The absolute highlight of this spectacular festival is the drive-thru lights that flicker along a one mile stretch of road. This conveniently located attractions is right off the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road boats over 175 that will delight children of all ages. There is also the annual Adoration parade that has its roots tracing back all the way to 1948.

Try a Different Kind of Christmas with a Cabin

stay in bransonA great way to stay in Branson is at one of the many beautiful cottages or cabins in the area. What makes a stay in a cabin so much more appealing than a hotel is the quality time you will spend with your friends and family. Put the world behind you, tuck your iPods and smartphones away and truly soak in the true reason for the season.

A stay in a Branson cabin allows you to snuggle up with your loved ones around a cozy fireplace, sip some hot cocoa, and listen to a few old stories. The crystal white snowy blanket on top of pristine natural landscapes will set the perfect atmosphere for you and your family to to have a trip that will always flicker within all your hearts.

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Branson Christmas Shopping Offers More Than You Realized!

A trip to Branson can be both fun and productive. You might plan your vacation in the city for a relaxing stay in a cabin or a condo and to spend quality time with your family, but you can also use some of your time there to complete your Christmas shopping! You’ll be able to get a gift for everyone on your list thanks to the plentiful Branson Christmas shopping opportunities available to you.

Branson Christmas ShoppingBranson Landing

This outdoor mall boasts over 100 speciality stores, including the only Bass Pro Shops in the Midwest, a 65,000 square foot Belk Department Store, and a trolley to take you anywhere you want to go. Not only will you experience some great Branson Christmas shopping at the landing, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment. There’s a magnificent water foundation with lights, sounds, music, and even fire.

The Grand Village

Walk along the cobblestone streets in The Grand Village to shop in the 26 speciality shops that offer a charming mix of boutiques, restaurants, and crafts. If you’re looking for an unique gift for a special person, you’ll probably find it while doing your Branson Christmas shopping at The Grand Village. Don’t miss the two Kringles Christmas stores where you can find some beautiful Christmas decorations for your home. That’s not all -- the shopping center is beautifully decorated during the holidays, making the place a really pleasant spot to indulge in some Branson Christmas shopping.

The Branson Mill Craft Village

You’ll have no problem finding a beautiful, artistic gift at the Branson Mill Craft Village, where craftsmen demonstrate their skills and sell their expertly crafted artwork. You’ll find leather carving, copper colorists, stained glass, custom sign making, wood carving, etched glass, and so much more at this unique location.

Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex

If you have kids in tow while you’re trying to complete your Branson Christmas shopping, make your life a little easier and more fun with a visit to the IMAX Entertainment Complex. There’s something for everyone, from hit movies at the IMAX theater, live shows, and a family restaurant.

The Shoppes at Branson Meadows

You’ll find a nice combination of tradition and modernity at The Shoppes, where you’ll find current name brand stores designed in lovely Victorian architecture. There are over 40 stores for you to browse through, including Hush Puppies, VF Outlet, and more. After you do some of your Branson Christmas shopping, you can relax and catch a movie at one of the largest cinemas in the city.

Tanger Outlet Center

Save some money while doing your Branson Christmas shopping by visiting the Tanger Outlet Center, where you’ll find brand names at great prices. Products are sold straight from the manufacturer, which is how you’ll save money. From children’s clothing to home furnishings, there’s a wide variety of stores to help you check off everyone on your list.

This list doesn’t even come close to giving you a full picture of the Branson Christmas shopping opportunities you’ll find in the area. There are so many different shops and boutiques available in Branson where you can finish your Christmas shopping and still have time to spare to enjoy the rest of your vacation. It’s true what they say -- Branson is definitely a shopping mecca.

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What To Look Forward To With Condos in Branson

Are you looking for a place to stay for your trip to Branson, Missouri? You can’t find a better place to stay than a condo, where you’ll enjoy both home comfort and vacation fun.

Luxurious and Spacious Condos

You’ll feel like you’re relaxing at home when you stay in one of the condos in Branson. Most condo units include a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and a dryer, and a large living space. After a fun-filled day of golfing, sightseeing, and a great show, you’ll truly appreciate the home-like environment of a condo.

Bringing your family and extended relatives? A condo, with plenty of beds and more than one bathroom, will be the perfect place to stay with your loved ones. Instead of sleeping in separate hotel rooms, you’ll get to enjoy each other’s company in the living room and kitchen before going off to separate beds for the night. For even more sleeping space, some condos in Branson provide pull-out sofa beds.

Entertainment For Everyone

You won’t need to worry about suffering through a boring day during a stay in one of the condos in Branson. There are just too many things to do and see in the city.

Branson is considered as the Live Entertainment of the World, and for good reason. There are more than 45 theaters and shows in the city that you can enjoy during your stay. For your convenience, try to find condos in Branson that come with a concierge service that will help you find the shows you’re interested in seeing and to reserve tickets for you.

Looking for something other than shows to keep you entertained? Branson is full of unforgettable activities and adventures. There’s something for everyone here. For the kids, theme parks and water parks will keep them busy all day. For water lovers, the lakes in Branson provide plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming, water-skiing, and more. For the thrill seekers, there are zip lines, hiking trails, and go-kart courses. This small list doesn't even begin to cover all the activities available in Branson.

A Beautiful Golf Course

4-bedroom-branson-condo-porchIf you enjoy a rousing game of golf, a vacation in one of the condos in Branson will be perfect for you. Stay in a condo that’s steps away from the Thousands Hill Golf Resort, the number one ranked golf course in Branson. Rated four stars by Golf Digest magazine in 2009, the 18-course golf course is both challenging and beautiful.

No matter what your golf skill level is, you’ll have an exciting game thanks to the versatility of the golf course -- there are three separate sets of tees for you to choose from. Play your favorite game in a stunning environment, with a forest, streams, and rock formations all on the golf course for your visual pleasure.

What’s more, you can get a condo with a beautiful view of the golf course.

Abundant Shopping

Love shopping and finding great deals? Branson is a great place to do some serious shopping -- there are outlet centers, local shops, galleries that sell arts and crafts, boutiques, and speciality stores. To save money, stay at one of the condos in Branson that provide free vouchers for the nearby Tanger Outlet Mall. From ‘50s memorabilia to hand-made quilts, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the stores in Branson.

You're guaranteed a good time when you take a trip to Branson, but you can make your vacation even better by staying in a condo in the city. You'll have lots of fun during the day and relax during the night in a comfy space. That's what we call a great vacation!

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Feeling Luxurious When You Stay in The Condos in Branson, MO

What does luxury mean to you? To many people, luxury means great comfort, convenience, excellent service, and plenty of leisure time. This sums up the experience that you’ll have when you stay in the condos in Branson, MO.

Great Comfort

condos in Branson MOThe condos in Branson, MO will provide you with all the comforts of home when you’re on vacation. You won’t need to deal with tiny hotel rooms or be limited to a mini-fridge. Many condos are roomy and include more than one bedroom. You can choose the appropriate size of condo that will accommodate you and your travel partners.

If you like to start the morning with a hot cup of coffee while sitting outside and breathing in the morning dew, or end your nights with a few glasses of wine and good conversation while sitting under the stars, select a condo that has a private patio or deck.

Spread out your legs and relax in a spacious living room when you stay at one of the condos in Branson, MO. Whether you prefer to spend your time playing board games or watching movies, you’ll have enough space to do it in a condo.

For people who love to cook, a fully equipped kitchen is a great feature to have in a condo. You can save some money by cooking some of your own meals instead of going out to eat all the time.

Convenience

When you’re on vacation, you want everything you need to be at your fingertips. Lessen your worries and enjoy all the conveniences that the condos in Branson, MO have to offer.

Many condos in Branson, MO come equipped with washers and dryers, along with an iron with an ironing board, so you won’t need to pay a visit to a laundromat if your clothes get dirty on vacation. Soap and detergents are also provided.

You’ll find major appliances, AM/FM alarm clock radios, and even WiFi internet in many condos in Branson, MO. For extra convenience, all linens will be furnished for you and you’ll have peace of mind with electronic door locks.

Many condos give you access to swimming pools where you can relax under the sun and cool down in the water. If you prefer to soak in a tub instead, stay at a condo with a whirlpool jacuzzi. Put on some music or pull up a magazine and soak all of your troubles away.

For your viewing pleasure, condos in Branson, MO will have DVD players, televisions in bedrooms, cable television, and premium channels all ready for you.

Excellent Service

Find a condo in Branson, MO that provides a full service concierge and you’ll receive excellent service and personal attention. From reservations to customized vacation packages, a full service concierge will take your requests and turn them into reality.

Need to book a tee time? Want to make dining reservations at a popular local restaurant? Have a few shows in mind that you want to see while at Branson? Need transportation to and from the airport? The full service concierge will be able to do it all for you.

Talk with a concierge and describe your ideal vacation. Do you want an adventure or a relaxing time? Do you want to see a couple of exciting shows or visit theme parks? The concierge will be able to develop a vacation package for you that include lodgings, reservations, tickets, and anything else you want to include.

You won’t need to do any pre-planning -- all you need to do is to get yourself to Branson. All the details of your vacation will be arranged for you. Now, that’s luxury.

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Getting Up To Par with Branson Golf Courses

Whether you live near Branson or are vacationing in this wonderful town in the heart of the Ozarks, Branson golf courses can be your ticket to adventure and fun. There is one golf course in Branson that offers their course both to the public and to those visitors who are staying in lodging on the property. This golf course is Thousand Hills Golf Resort.

Award Winning

Branson Golf CoursesThe course at Thousand Hills has a four star rating with Golf Digest Magazine. The readers of the Springfield News-Leader voted them best golf course in the Ozarks for two years straight. Playing this magnificent course, you will never realize that just a hop, skip and jump away are the shows and theaters that have made Branson, Missouri famous. The golf at Thousand Hills is part of the benefits of lodging in one of their delightful cabins or one of the luxurious condominiums. This masterpiece of Branson golf courses is also open to the public, so locals can also enjoy it.

Golf Course Facts

Thousand Hills golf course has eighteen superior holes and is a par 64. The course has one par 5, eight par 4 and nine par 3 holes. The fairways are immaculate and wide with Zoysia grass used. They have large Bentgrass greens of U.S.G.A. standards. They offer Yamaha golf carts with GPS at no additional charge. You brought no clubs with you; don't worry, Thousand Hills offers rental clubs. There is a beautiful clubhouse and also Mulligan's Snack Bar and Grill. Thousand Hills also has meeting facilities overlooking the golf course. These are great for your business or maybe a family reunion.

A Vacation Like No Other

You have heard so many things about Branson and you just want to feel the experience. Thousand Hills offers a wide variety of vacation possibilities. While you are thinking of the Branson Golf Courses, keep in mind that Thousand Hills also offer cabins, condominiums that surround the golf course and even lodging on beautiful Table Rock Lake. All of them have wi-fi internet, swimming pools both inside and out and exercise facilities. They surely have the perfect lodging option for you and your family. You can play the Branson golf courses during the day and see a great Branson show at night. That is another amazing part of staying with the Thousand Hills team; they offer a concierge service to assist you in reservations for a show or maybe some other amusement like Silver Dollar City.

No Matter When

Branson offers sights, shows and fun for any season. Play the great Branson golf courses in spring and summer or go fishing at Table Rock in the fall. Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and shows in the winter. No matter when you visit Branson, Missouri, there is something great and magical happening. The best part is you will be with friends as you have the folks at Thousand Hills help you with your lodging and entertainment and fun.

Just give Thousand Hills a call at 1-877-262-0430 or e-mail them at this address. Before you know it, you will be getting up to par on Branson's best golf course.

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3D Virtual Tours? Coming Soon to The Thousand Hills Website

We're always looking for more ways to improve our website and make it more useful to guests. One often requested feature is 3D walkthroughs of our various room types so guests can choose the condo or cabin that is best for them. Towards this end, we are working with a partner to create a 3D Virtual Tour that you can visit in your browser. This is just our first attempt at a project like this, so please give us all your feedback so we can evaluate it!

At the top of this page, you should see a small box along the top with the words Thousand Hills 3D Virtual Tour"Click Here for 3D Tour" or "Full 3D" click this link and begin exploring one of our 2 bedroom cabins! You will be able to use an onscreen character to explore the cabin as if you were there yourself.

Please note, this project is still in the very early stages, and your feedback will help us improve it! Please leave a comment below or on The Thousand Hills Facebook Page and let us know what you like and dislike. Also, if you have trouble seeing the 3D tour (especially with Internet Explorer 7 or earlier), please let us know what browser you are using and what problems you're having so we can have our team working on it.

Here's how to take control of your 3D tour!

  • Movement: Arrow Keys
  • Interaction: Use the mouse to interact with items in and around the cabin
  • Enjoy!

Thanks for helping us improve the website and make it more user friendly all the time!

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