Trimble Creek Lodge - Perfect Vacation Lodging for Families, Reunions & Groups Nestled in the Arkansas Ozarks. Summer getaways planners - reserve the entire resort and treat your family to a truly unique vacation that allows togetherness and getting away from the crowd in a pristine, natural setting on a 72 acre penninsula of beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. Fabulous Lakeview Lodge for Dinners, Games and Gathering, 3 Cottages, Bunkhouse, Treehouse, and Private Boat and Swim Dock in a gorgeous, quiet cove. Personalize the TCL set up for your group with 6 bedrooms - 5 with queen beds and a 6th separate bunkhouse building for up to 5 tweens or teens plus additional sofa sleepers and bunkbed in the cottages.
'What a wonderful place for our family reunion! Thank you for a relaxing vacation at your 'nothing-more-to-be-desired place.' Looking forward to being with you again!' Mildred & Cleo MO
*Relaxing, Lake View Vacations and Reunions
*Natural, Lakeside Setting
“Remarkably outstanding only begins to scratch the surface of the feelings we all have for our Arkansas family vacation at your “best kept secret” lake country resort… WOW.' Rich & Carla TX
*Enjoy the privacy or our 72 acre peninsula on the Lake
*Reserve the Lodge Common Area just for your family
'We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful Christmas at the lake. All the little extras added a very special touch to our vacation. We look forward to planning our next visit. ' Lisa & Chris, Kim & Tom MS
*Attached Lakefront Cottage and a Second Meadow View Cottage
*Plenty of space for togetherness and privacy
*Attention to detail includes ironed sheets, great beds, plenty of towels.
'Most comfy beds ever!' Ray & Lorrie MO
*Keep your Boats in our Private Boat & Swim Dock
*Nearby Marinas, Open, Pristine Lake
*Water-ski, Boat, Tube, Wake Board or just Relax in the Lake
*Enjoy Gorgeous Views from one of our 6 Porches or Patios
*Six-year old swim and boat dock with 28 foot slips, electricity, and a fish cleaning station.
'What a bang up delight to find this place and two wonderful innkeepers to provide us with awesome experiences.” Paul & Barbara TX
*Trimble Creek Lodge Innkeepers, Michael and Lorilee help you plan your vacation for 2-16 guests
'Y’all are amazing! The food was amazing too! You two go so way beyond what you have to do. You are an inspiration.' Jason & Joy AR
What is your set up including sleeping arrangements?
Country Inn Style Vacation Home Lodging
Lodge & Hot Tub Room
The Lodge is often “reunion central” at Trimble Creek Lodge – a place to gather or share meals at the three dining tables. Other times the Lodge hosts games, conversations or maybe just a quiet afternoon with a dear friend or a good book. Fabulous lake views, a glass window-enclosed hot tub room, and a charming antique-style bathroom with an old-fashioned claw-foot tub are available to all members of groups who rent the Lodge.
East Cottage Attaches directly to the Lodge, giving families a combined total of over 2600 square feet with panoramic views of Bull Shoals Lake and Ozark hillsides. Often the location for joint dinner preparations, the two and a half bedroom East Cottage is fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, living room, sofas, chairs, air conditioning, linens, fireplace and two fridges for those extra vacation foods. Two queen-sized beds, two queen sofa sleepers and one twin chair sleeper provide sleeping for 2-7 guests.
The Bunkhouse, a separate sleeping space with a view of the forest, is an option for all groups who also rent the Lodge and East Cottage. Located just west of the Lodge, it provides sleeping and adventure for up to 5 tweens or teens in one twin bed and two sets of bunk beds. Flashlights included!
A charming two-bedroom cottage style vacation home provides additional sleeping, kitchen and bathroom spaces for groups using the East Cottage and Lodge. A full sized-kitchen, TV, bathroom, linens and air conditioning make the Meadow House perfect for families with younger children, grandparents, or those who enjoy a quiet getaway. A large covered porch provides lovely forest vistas where wild turkey regularly feed over rolling hills leading to the lake. Each bedroom sleeps two in queen beds and the family room also offers a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on the top. Sleeps 2-7.
The Barn at Trimble Creek Lodge
And Yes! It's really in the Barn! A perfect additional 'away from the crowd' sleeping space for a couple. One bedroom & one bathroom with a queen bed, kitchen, family room and lovely views of an oak tree dappled meadow, located between the Meadow House and the Lodge/East Cottage. An extra large kitchen table may make the Barn at TCL the next “Poker Game Central” at TCL. Dubbed by Michael the Outside Guy at Trimble Creek Lodge 'A Frontier Style Accommodation and Found Object Gallery.'
Bathrooms & showers: We have a total of four guest bathrooms (one each in the Meadow House and East Cottage, Barn at TCL and Lodge). Plus, we also have an outdoor shower and we sometimes host an 'outdoor shower competition' with fun-loving crowds! Taking outdoor showers is part of the vacation fun for many of our summer groups.
The Lodge bathroom has a large old-fashioned claw foot tub and a great assortment of bubble baths (not a shower though).
Other Things to Do
*Hire a Guide for Bass or Walleye Fishing
*Kids can enjoy old fashioned fishing from the dock
*Nearby attractions include Branson, MO live music shows and shopping
*Trout Fish on the White River, just 35 minutes from the Lodge
*Float the Buffalo, the First National Scenic Riverway in the US, 40 minutes from this resort
*Golf in Branson, MO (42 miles), Mountain Home, AR (40 miles) or Harrison, AR (30 miles)
Rates are based on the number of guests, which spaces you choose, dates and time of year. We confirm vacations with a 40% payment using checks, Credit cards or PayPal and your balance is due two weeks prior to your vacation.
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Dear Families and Friends,
We are honored by the many wonderful families who in the last eight years have chosen Trimble Creek Lodge for their vacations or getaways. Over the years we created many memories during our family vacations with our children and extended family and friends. We hope you will do the same during your time here with us in Arkansas, the Natural State. We are fortunate our kids still return “to the Lake.” In fact, our son still takes his summer vacation here, traveling from Japan and then Korea to Trimble Creek Lodge. (The picture of us is actually from his recent wedding in Tokyo!) As a family, we treasure the things that were most different from our daily lives – long (and competitive) card games, lazy afternoons on the lake, learning new ways to have fun in the water – tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, fishing and making up games of our own!
Here at Trimble Creek Lodge we hope you enjoy leaving your normal lives behind and experiencing life in our unique, natural setting where summer days are distinctive, simple and relaxed. Enjoy fixing (and eating) family breakfasts or dinners when no one is rushed to get to work, soccer or school. Have the kids do the dishes (there are no dishwashers here except the natural kind - your kids!) Take the time to enjoy a quiet morning outdoors listening to the birds. Have a family story/discussion night and hear everyone’s stories – Grandpa as well as young ones (Michael & Lorilee have a basket of story-starting questions). Please let us know any questions about Trimble Creek Lodge. Our hope is that your family and friends will build your own memories and vacation traditions here in one of the most pristine, natural environments you will find in all of the US.
We vacationed on Bull Shoals for years with our kids and realized there were no places quite like Trimble Creek Lodge - distinctive, yet simple and relaxed. Below is a list compiled by our guests of their favorite experiences here at Trimble Creek Lodge. Previous guests, please send us your favorites to add!
Eat, sleep, ski, fish!
Memorial Day – Mid September: Tube, Water-ski or wakeboard on the lake where the water is beautiful and clean.
Game night in the Lodge – we have Cards, Poker chips, Apples to Apples, Guesstures, Scrabble, Monopoly, Dominoes, Jenga, Pool table (adults), Foosball (outdoor porch), Pictionary, Yahtzee, Uno and more - or bring your favorite games!
Walk - Forget the treadmill while you’re here, we have 72 acres for outdoor walking! (Remember the insect repellent and shoes for walking on rocky surfaces.)
Walk to the dock – 6 minutes down, 10 minutes up a rocky Arkansas lane – about ¼ mile.
Walk from the Meadow House to the Lodge, Lodge to Meadow House (1/4 mile), enjoy the views and scenery along the way.
Or bring your bikes for riding between the Meadow House and Lodge (the hills surrounding the Lodge are rocky and a bit steep for biking although we have had some mountain bike enthusiast who disagree!)
Swim (Memorial Day – Mid September) or relax off the dock – we have both sun and shade for swimmers and relaxers.
Boat on the Lake – 1,000 miles of shoreline on the 10th largest lake in the US. Pack a picnic, find a nice cove, jump into the lake for a swim, play water volley ball or keep away. Nap or read in the boat. Enjoy this beautiful, clean and uncrowded lake. There are boat rentals nearby at the Buck Creek and 125 Marinas.
If you are here over July 4, consider watching fireworks over the lake from a boat! Pack your family into boats and enjoy a mosquito-free fireworks display from the lake. Typically fireworks take place a few days before the 4th and also on the 4th at several locations on the lake (Buck Creek Marina (nearby), Sugarloaf Harbor (8 miles) and Bull Shoals Boat Dock (35 miles – we use our GPS on the way home in the dark!). Schedules for these are usually available in June.