During the day the cottage is filled with sunlight and panoramic views of the lake. Take your boat for a cruise, kayak, and fish in the tranquil waters or relax and experience spectacular views of the lake from all main living areas. At sunrise relax on the deck with breakfast and a hot cup of coffee and take in the scenic landscape. The open floor plan and expansive deck also make for a great place to spend time with family and friends, grill fresh fish or watch the children play. Deck includes a sun deck, outdoor furniture, new charcoal grill and covered entry. Charcoal is not provided.
The US Corp of Engineers does not permit unregistered boats to moore in private docks overnight, but you may tie your boat to the dock during the day or use the dock to load and unload passengers. Boat slips are available for $15-$20 per night on a first come fist serve basis at Big M Marina and Campground conveniently located only a few minutes away by boat and approximately 0.9 miles by car. Drive your boat to the cottage for lunch and fill your gas tank at the marina on the way out. Big M rents pontoon boats, bass boats, paddle boats, jet skis, inner-tubes, life jackets, and boat slips, while also offering a restaurant, ice cream shop, campsites and a small convenience dock store that sells daily necessity items, boat batteries and live bait. (All roads are paved to M Highway and the Marina.) The closest grocery stores are located 25-30 minutes away in Cassville, Shell Knob and Holiday Island.
Guests at our cottage enjoy a fully equipped kitchen including a new full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave, two coffee makers, pots and pans and cooking utensils. There is no dishwasher, so don't forget to bring your own! The kitchen is well appointed with essentials to get you going such as dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, foil, and cleaning supplies. There's plenty of seating at the new Mission style dining table, which seats 8 guests. The lake house also features a new, quiet, full-size front loading washer and dryer conveniently located near the kitchen, which is well equipped with laundry soap, stain remover, and dryer sheets. In the two larger bedrooms, you'll find one bedroom with a 3-piece king bedroom set (includes plush mattress, luggage rack, closet, hamper, vanity mirror) and one bedroom with a 3-piece queen bedroom set (plush mattress, luggage rack, hamper, vanity mirror, no closet) and in the third smaller bedroom one bunk bed with a twin on top (165 lb weight limit) and double plush mattress on the bottom(includes luggage rack, hamper, & small closet). There are two new futons positioned in the sunroom (includes top-of-the-line futon mattresses, luggage rack and hamper). Our one very small bathroom with shower/tub was recently remodeled. Essentials include 650 thread count linens, duvets, and quilts provided for each bed and sixteen sets of towels. Kid friendly amenities include a Wii console (no games/must bring your own), board games, two dvd players, books, and a yard where children can play. One crib available upon request.
There are plenty of things to see and do along the lake from serious bird watching and spelunking in caves to hiking the numerous trails and limestone bluffs of Mark Twain National forest and Roaring River State Park. Missouri's parks are abound with geological wonders and incomparable beauty. Guided caving/spelunking tours are usually available during peak season in Onondaga Cave and Cathedral Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park, Fisher Cave at Meramec State Park, and Ozark Caverns at Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
Don't forget the fishing! Table Rock Lake, White River (Bull Shoals) and Norfork Tailwaters (Norfolk Lake) are all nationally recognized for their top notch, abundant fishing. Visit the Roaring River Hatchery and Trout Park located on Highway 112, between Eagle Rock and Cassville, a wonderful place to get started (approximately 20 minutes from the lake house via the back way to Cassville).
Local dining includes the infamous Steak Inn in Shell Knob, which offers an evening of ambiance and delicious food. Head to the historic town of Eureka Springs for a day of shopping, eating, and touring the numerous galleries offering art, paintings, handmade collectibles, antiques, jewelry, ceramics, and much more. Or, take a day and visit the action in Branson, Branson Landing, and Kimberling where you'll find all the hot spots from water/theme parks to miles of commercial shops, restaurants, live country music, water sports, galleries, and boutiques.
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