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Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Branson House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Luxury, rest, creative space, privacy, peace....hiking, fishing, wooded walks, family memories...we invite you to experience our lakefront home, Rivendell in Branson.

Ideal for family reunions, staff meetings, retreats, luxurious vacations, golf outings, girls getaways, and those who want to hike and fish by day and relax in a hot tub by night...

Our guests have asked to take our mattresses home, 'borrow' our original art :-), move in permanently...One tween hugged her mom and said, 'I feel like I'm a princess!!'

Golfers rest between rounds near the grill or fireside for a game of chess. Fishermen hike down to the lake to our private dock to catch trout for lunch. Families walk through the woods and roast marshmallows over the firepit. Sunlovers tan on the deck and then lounge in the hot tub...

No need to worry about thin walls or loud neighbors or traffic noises...or people even knowing where you are! Our address is literally off the map, tucked away within 7 acres, hidden by trees on 3 sides and Lake Taneycomo on the fourth.

Though just 3.5 miles from Hwy 76, 6 miles from Branson Landing and minutes further to all the fun Branson offers, you may never want to leave once you pull into the garage...

Wake-up in your luxurious bedroom to watch the deer in the morning. Warm-up to winter seated fireside by the Lord of the Rings chess set. Take a nature walk with loved ones. Enjoy laughter with family and friends around a grand dining table, over a game of shuffleboard, table bowling, foosball, pinball, or with the Wii.

Watch the sunset with a panoramic lake view on one of the decks. Relax in the 8-10 person hot tub or detox in the 2-person sauna before you say, 'good-night.'

And end the day with a cup of your favorite coffee and a great book from Rivendell's house library as you sink into one of our fabulous chaises and chairs.

Welcome to our family's B&B (without the 2nd B).

Welcome to a private home hidden in the woods on Lake Taneycomo.

Welcome to a resting space where no one can find you and no one is calling your name.

Keywords: luxurious, lakefront, wooded, private home, sauna, hot tub, fishing, hiking, large groups, family reunions, church retreats

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Marie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Marie

Early 2010, our fun-filled family embarked on four months of remodeling to transform this lakeview home into Rivendell! After taking prayer and writing retreats for 17 years, the door opened for us to create a retreat home of our own.

Through the miracle of adoption, we are the overjoyed parents of three outrageously creative children. Our eldest is gifted with Asperger's Syndrome, our middle is graced with extroverted compassion, and our youngest is currently seeking to master burping the ABCs... We home school part-time, parent full-time, and laugh a lot to stay sane.

Our personal residence is about one hour from Rivendell -- out in the country where you can count the stars. We are the happy guardians of 4 rescued (outside) dogs, 3 odd (outside) cats, 1 rabbit (yes, inside...for the moment), and 9 unusually social chickens.

We write. We travel. We invest in the next generation. We welcome you to Rivendell, our Branson retreat home!

Marie purchased this house in 2009

Why Marie chose Branson

The rocks, hills, trees, lakes...Branson is filled with natural beauty. Since moving to Missouri from Texas in 1996, we've made frequent trips down to Branson to take the kids to Silver Dollar City as a family or to find a quiet retreat for rest and writing individually. We love the drive and often have taken side roads to simply enjoy the scenery.

Over the years, a dream grew in our heart of creating a home that could be a happy haven for families and a spiritual resting place for pilgrims. Our dreams accelerated in October of 2009 when we found this gorgeous home with a beautiful view, private acreage, and enough room for us to create a place of renewal and rest.

What makes this house unique

Reunions, family vacations, staff retreats, personal getaways, a writer's haven...

Groups will enjoy cooking in a beautiful lake view kitchen with 2 ovens. Once dinner is served, all can eat together in a kitchen/dining room that seat 22 comfortably or many more by simply opening the dining room door onto the upper deck.

Families will appreciate two living rooms, a 4-bed bunkroom just inches off the lower family room, loads of interactive games, and enough decks, patios, and yard to give everyone space to roam.

Small groups will delight in several warm rooms ideal for connecting, debriefing, brainstorming, and planning for the future with the only distractions being an occasional eagle and the irresistible sunsets...Our conference-size dining table seats 16 in comfort in a room sure to inspire.

Individuals will relish their private bedrooms, each of which features a relaxing chair/chaise and a desk that will bring out the writer in you! Every room is named, customized, and designed to spoil your body while you rest your mind.

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Luxurious 8.61-Acre Hidden Haven on Lake, Private Dock, Fishing, Hiking, Golfer
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews
West Chester, Oh, USA

Truly a "Hidden Haven"

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem in the Branson area. It is out of the way, and yet close to town. Rooms are well appointed with each of the bedrooms having its own personality. The property has a well equipped kitchen, easily able to handle a large group. And the views of the lake from the deck are spectacular. If you want to "get away from it all", this is the place.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Family Reunion Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time using this facility. Everything was perfect for our needs both times and we would recommend this lodging to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My family of 23 people, ages 3-67, came together for our bi-annual reunion for the first time to Rivendell. It was, as I quote from my son, "The best family vacation we ever had"!!! I jammed our schedule with daily activites that entertained us all. And every evening we came to the serenity and peacefulness that was Rivendell! The accommodations were superb. The common areas were inviting. The deck was our memory makers that we will remember for ever. Every mornings cup of coffee enojoed there. Every song sang or quiet conversation was another memory made here. Even the trivia night we were able to have here on the deck. The hike to the water was less inviting, but after our daily outings, we just wanted to relax!

Kitchen and baths not only clean but well stocked. Decorations to the nines! Beautiful!! Wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our time at Rivendell. My family (9 adults, 4 young children) stayed here for four nights last week. The entire house is lavishly furnished for rest and rejuvination. We especially appreciated how family friendly the home was with pack and plays, games, DVDs, toys, etc. The view was astounding, and we treasured our time relaxing on the deck taking in the beauty. The hot tub was an added perk that was perfect for the unseasonably cool weather we had. All the beds were extremely comfortable and there were ample extra pillows, blankets, towels, etc. What a perfect retreat! We hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed their time at Rivendell and we thank you for such a wonderful review. Rivendell is the manifestation of our heart's desire for restoration and renewal for families. We have furnished it so it is comfortable and accommodating from the very young to the very mature. And yes, the views of Lake Taneycomo are serene and stunning. In October the trees dress up in their finest, making it an absolutely majestic view. We are happy to you were refreshed and look forward to hosting your family again.

Kansas Sister

  • 5 of 5

This home was AWESOME the serenity was so welcoming. My family & my sister family took our first vacation together this Home was more than we could have hoped for the front porch was used by one of us all the time just rocking and appreciateing the beauty and peacefulness. Our grandkids where in heaven with the Pac Mac Pinball machine & foosball ..we could have stayed at the house the whole time instead of planning events..We will know for the next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Excellent Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family met at this beautiful property for my mother's 75th birthday celebration. The home was luxurious and the beds and pillows were dreamy. We had a problem with the internet due to a storm and the property manager, and the owners couldn't do enough to get us back "on-line". The kitchen was very well stocked. Our entire family plus a few family friends who stopped by for a day were all quite impressed with Alicia's mission for a place of restfulness, prayer, and reflection. The home was accessible for my elderly parents to get in and out of, but the trail down to the water is fun for adventure seekers, and nature lovers, but not for elderly parents.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Nearest Airport
15.5 Miles
Branson Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Branson Scenic train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 76 East
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several at Branson Landing
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Moonshine Beach
Car: necessary

on Lake Taneycomo,5 miles from Branson Landing, 15 from airport, 15 from Silver Dollar City

Other Activities: Parsailing, Wildlife viewing, Mini golf, Hot air ballooning, Shopping, Boating, Rock climbing, Health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

From $359 Per night

Branson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 2 2015 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 18 2015 - Aug 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Aug 17 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015
Nov 16 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $198 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.1%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Branson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , FAR Infrared Sauna
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Restoration - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with twin trundle in sunroom off this master
    The Scroll - 1 queen , Handicap accessible with attached bath with walk in shower
    Gentle Whisper - 1 king , Jack and Jill bathroom
    Living Waters - 1 king , Jack and Jill bathroom
    New Creation - 1 queen , Private Deck
    Eagle's Nest - 1 queen
    Green Pastures - 2 bunk bed , Four twins
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 double
  • King size beds (3) 3 bedrooms feature spacious King beds with Simmons (r) mattresses: Restoration, Gentle Whisper, and Living Waters., Queen size Beds (3) The Scroll (wheelchair accessible room) on the first floor and New Creation and Eagle's Watch on the lower level feature luxurious Queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) The master suite sunroom has a daybed trundle featuring a Simmon's pillow-top world-class mattress on top and a Nikken Kenkopad magnetic mattress in the trundle., Baby Cribs (2) Two portable Pack-n-Play cribs are available along with toys for toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The main living rooms has a full-size sleeper sofa to provide 2 with a place to lay their heads. In addition, we have 2 self-inflating mattresses complete with linens and pillows. If your group is larger than 20, please call 4173345214. Friends have nearby accommodations so larger groups can easily stay within walking proximity on the Lake., Bunk Beds (2) Our bunk room sleeps 4.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our family piano awaits guests in the living room, a full-size collector's edition Super Mario pinball machine, 8.6 acres with hiking trails take you down to the lake and dock, and our home sleeps 20 in beds (if your group is over 20 there are other properties nearby). Additionally, Rivendell has a private sunroom, shuffle board & bowling game table, house library, 6 luxury bedrooms and 1 bunkroom, outdoor campfire pit, and Simmons (r) pillow-top mattresses

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