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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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Connecting With Your Family in Branson, MO Cabins

For many American families, the ability to set off on a fun family vacation may seem like an impossible dream. In order to afford the attractions you'd like to visit, your family is forced to stay in a cramped hotel, but if you book a five-star hotel, your budget is spent on lodging! What if you could have your cake and eat it too? When you choose to visit the Branson, MO cabins you will receive luxurious accommodations with plenty of cash left over to have fun with your family! Here are four ways that you can expect to connect and bond with your family during your stay in the Branson, MO cabins.

1. Talking Rocks Cavern - Whether rain or shine, Talking Rocks Cavern is the place to go for a day of family fun and learning near the Branson, MO cabins. With caves to explore, gemstones to mine, and mini golf to play there is truly something for everyone! Tours run from 9:30AM to 6PM every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, which means you can explore the stunning underbelly of the Ozarks all year long! As you discover the dazzling stalactites, stalagmites, and more you will also learn about the fascinating history of the rock's formation. When you're done wandering the caves, your family can bond over a picnic lunch, a round of mini golf, or searching for precious stones in the gemstone mine.

2. Acrobats of China - Looking for a show near the Branson, MO cabins that the whole family will enjoy? You will all love the exhilarating performance art of the Orient when you check out the Acrobats of China, put on by the New Shanghai Circus. Featuring over forty highly talented dancers, acrobats, and other performers, the entire family will be left mesmerized by the many thrilling acts which include hoop-diving, trapeze, ariel ballet, the lion dance, jar juggling, and so much more! You will hardly believe you're still in Branson as the show transports you to China. For those visiting the Branson, MO cabins this winter, be sure to reserve your seats to the Acrobats of China Show running now through 12/31/2012!

Silver Dollar City and Branson, MO Cabins3. Silver Dollar City - A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Silver Dollar City should be a "must" on your vacation itinerary. You will have a blast with your family as you enjoy the thrilling rides and roller coasters or stop in to see one of the forty live shows that occur daily within the park! As you explore the 1880s craft village, you will truly feel as though you're in another place in time. Is your family planning to stay in the Branson, MO cabins before the end of the year? You won't want to miss out on "An Old Time Christmas" - Silver Dollar City's holiday festival! With over four million holiday lights, this spectacular display will create warm Christmas memories that your family will cherish in the years to come. 

4. Your Cabin - Your family bonding doesn't have to end when you leave your favorite Branson attractions! Unlike a stay in a small hotel room, a visit to a luxurious Branson cabin provides the space to enjoy non-stop family fun. Why not pop in a DVD and enjoy a movie night in your cozy family room together? Many families also enjoy connecting with one another by playing board games in front of their cabin's fireplace on on their private, screened-in back porch. When it's time to turn in, everyone can have their own bed and privacy with sleeping accommodations for up to twelve, and a separate room for Mom and Dad!

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Branson Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Plan Your Holiday Family Feast

We've gathered a list of a number of Branson restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving 2012. When you're at your home away from home in Branson, these restaurants will give you a meal you can your family can enjoy without all the work. Restaurant times are subject to change, please call ahead if possible.

Andy Williams Moon River Grill
Thanksgiving Feast (Choice of Turkey, Ham, or Prime Rib)
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (last seating at 6:30 p.m.)
417-337-9539

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
4:00 p.m. to midnight
Phone: (417) 336-5053

Baldknobbers Restaurant
Breakfast/Thanksgiving Dinner
7:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
417-334-7202

Buckingham's Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
417-337-7777

Cracker Barrel
Special Thanksgiving Dishes
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
417-335-3003

Denny's Restaurant
Open 24 Hours
"Turkey Special" & Regular Menu
417-339-3670

Docker's Restaurant & Sports Bar Too!
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (417) 332-0044

Florentina's Italian Ristorante
Family Style Thanksgiving Meals (serves 4-6), Individual Specials
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
417-337-9882

Golden Corral
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
417-336-6297

Grand Country Buffet
11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
417-335-2434

Granny's Restaurant
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (417) 334-7700

Great American Steak & Chicken House
Breakfast: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; Lunch & Dinner: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
417-335-6699

Great Wall Super Chinese Buffet
11:00am-9:00pm Buffet (Crab Legs, Turkey, & more)
417-334-8838

Level 2 Steakhouse
Thanksgiving Brunch (reservations preferred)
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
417-243-3433

LoneStar Steakhouse
Thanksgiving Turkey & Trimmings and Full Menu
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
417-336-5030

Mainstreet Lake Cruises
Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise (advance purchase recommended)
Departing 1:45 pm and 5:15 pm
417-239-3980

McFarlain's Family Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day Feast
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
417-336-4680

Montana Mike's Steakhouse (Hwy 76 and Hwy 248 Locations)
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hwy 76 - 417-334-2766
Hwy 248 - 417-334-5893

Outback Steak & Oyster Bar
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phone: (417) 334-6306

Paradise Grill and Steakhouse
Thanksgiving Buffet
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
417-334-5405

Plantation Restaurant
Breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; Thanksgiving Buffet 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
417-334-7800

Ruby Tuesday
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Phone: (417) 335-5450

Sadie's Sideboard & Smokehouse
Thanksgiving Buffet
6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
417-334-3619

Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (reservations preferred)
Phone: (417) 337-8200

*Most fast food restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Place To Stay in Branson This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Is A Great Time To Visit Branson

The end of the year is closing in and Thanksgiving is just around the corner - do you have plans for this upcoming Turkey Day? Whether you will be visiting loved ones in Missouri or are looking for a non-traditional way to spend the holiday, you've got a place to stay in Branson! Our luxurious suites, condos, townhouses, and cabins are perfect for all groups and are available on a budget you can afford. Here are a few fun ideas for spending Thanksgiving in Branson.

Who should spend Thanksgiving in Branson?

place to stay in bransonNo matter what the reason for visiting, there's a place to stay in Branson for everyone. Couples who are far away from family can enjoy cuddling up together for a romantic weekend in a lush cabin rental for two or take in one of Branson's world famous shows. Do you have friends who are separated from their families as well? Get together and make it a friends vacation! Our cabin rentals can sleep up to twelve, so the whole group can come along! You can prepare your own special Thanksgiving feast in your cabin's private kitchen and spend the rest of the day soaking in your cabin's jetted tub, watching movies, or playing football outside.

Families, too, can experience a unique Thanksgiving in Branson. When family members are scattered across the country, it can be hard to get everyone together. But what if you all met in the middle? Missouri is located right in the heart of the U.S and our luxurious accommodations will ensure that you have a place to stay and enjoy a family reunion in style. You'll create lasting memories together as you celebrate the holiday and explore Branson together.

What is there to do in Branson during Thanksgiving?

Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean that Branson shuts down! You and your group are sure to stay entertained throughout all of Thanksgiving weekend. Besides enjoying a feast and enjoying your cabin's amenities, you'll have plenty to do throughout the Musical Capital of the World.

  • The World's Largest Toy Museum - This fascinating museum allows you to explore the wonders of your childhood and yesteryear for hours on end. You and your entire group will be amazed at the awe-inspiring collection of tin toys, pull toys, Disney toys, action figures, Barbies, planes, trains, automobiles and more! It will feel more like Christmas morning than Thanksgiving day.
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium - Get ready to experience the truly weird anytime during Thanksgiving weekend. Here you will encounter all kinds of strange tales and artifacts including the story of a genuine Vampire killing in 1850, actual shrunken heads, a gallery of illusions, a two-headed calf, and more!
  • The Hollywood Wax Museum - Open 365 days a year, the Hollywood Wax Museum of Branson can't be missed! In fact, the museum has been among the most visited tourist destinations for over fifteen years. You'll see a unique replica of Mount Rushmore with the mugs of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, "The Duke" and Charlie Chapman. Come see all of your favorite stars and snap a picture with folks from Lucille Ball to Michael Jackson.
  • Christmas in Hollywood - What's the point of having a place to stay in Branson if you don't catch a show while you're there? Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season, and there's no better way to kick it off than by going to see "Christmas in Hollywood". This fabulous production features Santa, his Hollywood Elves, and everything merry and bright.

 

Why not spend a magical Christmas in Missouri? You've got a place to stay in Branson!

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Free Gift With Every Reservation Through The End of the Year

polo-branson-discountLooking for a way to make your money go further this holiday shopping season? Thanks to a little help from our friends at Tanger Outlets & Polo Ralph Lauren, now you can! For every reservation at Thousand Hills from now to the end of the year you will receive a gift certificate for $25 off your purchase at Polo.

This offer is good for any purchase (as long as you don't combine it with another offer) and has no minimum purchase. Just $25 for free! This will be great for the Black Friday holiday shopping which opens Thursday evening at Tanger Outlets. Just check in at Thousand Hills and get your gift!

Thanks to our friends at Polo & Tanger, we wish you a merry Christmas early!

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High Powered Performers in Branson Celebrate With Andy Williams!

Andy Williams has long been one of the most well known performers in Branson. With his signature hits like Moon River, countless TV appearances, and awards it could be argued that he's one of the most famous celebrities in Branson. So it's only fitting that for the celebration of his 75th anniversary of entertaining that he brings in some well known friends for the party! All of these performers and more will be hitting his Branson show at the Moon River Theater this fall.

September 10-15 : Debbie Reynolds : Debbie Reynolds has been entertaining on the stage and on the big & small screens for over 60 years. Most people may know her famously as Kathy Selden in "Singing in the Rain" where she performed alongside Gene Kelley. See this Golden Globe nominee, Emmy Award winner, and Lifetime Achievement in Comedy award winner live in Branson celebrating with her friend Andy. 

Frankie Avalon in BransonSeptember 17-22 : Frankie Avalon : Beach weather is coming to a close, so maybe that's why this "Beach Party" star was able to make it inland to Branson this fall. This 60's idol and accomplished singer & performer will be on stage for 5 days at the Moon River Theater, just up the hill from Thousand Hills.

September 24-29 : Jack Jones : Younger visitors to Branson may not recognize the name, but they will recognize his songs. Jack has over 50 albums to his name, with 17 of them hitting the Billboard Top 20. He continues performing today. Still don't recognize the name? Hum the theme to the "Love Boat"--that's him!

October 1-6 : The Osmond Brothers : The Osmond Brothers are no stranger to Branson. For several years they had their own theater here before moving on to other projects. But they're back this fall to share a stage with Andy and perform their biggest hits like "Hey Girl" or "Puppy Love"

October 8-13 : Pat & Debby Boone : This father-daughter team will definitely put on a musical show you won't want to miss. Pat has been entertaining for as long as Andy, and has several smash hits. According to Billboard magazine, Pat Boone was the second highest charting artist of the 50's, second only to Elvis. Since then he's continued to perform, make TV appearances, write, and speak. His daughter, Debby, is equally well known. This 70's pop, country and gospel singer has a number of hits of her own, especially 1977's "You Light Up My Life". Don't miss this chance to see the legendary family perform together in Branson.

October 15-20 : Ray Stevens : Another Branson staple, Ray Stevens is coming back to Branson. Expect "Ahab the Arab", "The Streak", "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" and more hit songs and comedy. You'll be leaving this show with stitches in your side from laughter.

Clint Black Branson PerformerOctober 22-24 : Clint Black : This country music superstar and film star needs very little introduction. A list of songs should suffice: "A Better Man", "Killin' Time", "No Time To Kill", and "Like the Rain" should get you started. If you're a country music fan then seeing Clint Black in person should be on your to-do list. So now's your chance!

We continue to celebrate with our friend & neighbor, Andy Williams; 75 years of entertaining is a feat rarely achieved. Having these guests come to the party just makes it that much better. Remember, Andy Williams Moon River Theater is just up the hill, so if you're coming to one of his shows in Branson this fall you can stay with us and see that stars!

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Bob Newhart To Perform in Branson Theater

Bob Newhart at a Branson Theater This FallMany Branson locals and our guests were looking forward to seeing Tim Conway in Branson this fall. Unfortunately, due to family health issues, he's had to cancel many of his fall tour dates including the stretch in the Branson theater in October and November. All is not lost, however, because another legendary funny man has stepped up and promises to put on an unforgettable show--Bob Newhart!

The Mansion Theater worked hard to line up Bob Newhart and it makes a lot of sense. Mr. Newhart has long been a stand up comedian and entertainer, but he is probably best known for his TV work. Two of his most famous series have won numerous awards--in the 1970's he starred in "The Bob Newhart Show" as psychiatrist Dr. Bob Hartley, and the as the legendary New England innkeeper Dick Louden in the 1980's hit, "Newhart". In addition to TV work he's also well known for several film roles including Papa Elf, where he played the adopted north pole father of Will Ferrell in "Elf". He also voiced lead character Bernard in the Disney films "The Rescuers" and "The Rescuers Down Under".

This will be Bob Newhart's first visit to a Branson Theater, but like many other legendary performers before him we hope it won't be his last! Come out this fall and welcome Bob Newhart to Branson and enjoy a family friendly and entertaining show from a comic legend. For ticket information, contact The Mansion Theater. If you need a place to stay, as always be sure & check out the condos or cabins at Thousand Hills!

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