Hollister, MO, USA

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Hollister, MO, USA

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A charming English hamlet in America's Heartland

Just next to Branson, Missouri, travelers will find a picturesque village resembling a charming English Hamlet, and complete with its very own Downing Street. Once a mere stopover for travelers reaching the end of the railroad before venturing into the Ozarks, Hollister is now a destination in its own right. Whether you plan to stroll the boutique shops and restaurants in town or explore the great outdoors, finding the perfect Hollister vacation rental means escaping to a quiet and wholesome pocket of America.

From the simple life to the great outdoors

This sleepy little town is a time capsule of Americana, featuring locally owned restaurants, mom and pop shops, and even the occasional free outdoor movie night to delight visitors and locals. It's also a paradise for antique hunters, with a variety of shops and flea markets. Outdoorsy types will love the nearby hiking, kayaking and bird-watching, with scenic lookout points dotting the countryside. The main draw, however, is for fisherman, as the fly fishing open season for most species lasts all year long.

Small-town charm surrounded by natural beauty

Along with a variety of shops and flea markets, the town of Hollister also boasts a charming city hall, complete with a small gallery of works by local artists. Visitors interested in the history of the area will want to visit the nearby Ralph Foster Museum at the College of the Ozarks, and the nearby Cedar Steps remain preserved from 1936 -- a reminder that the local schoolchildren once climbed 230 steps to attend school daily. The city boasts a variety of small parks, trails and playgrounds, perfect for walking, biking, or playing. And don't worry! Your furriest travel companions won't feel left out, thanks to a well-appointed dog park catering to all sizes.

Mild-mannered and pleasant, just like the locals

The weather in Hollister is relatively mild all year long, with four defined yet pleasant seasons. Summer doesn't usually climb above 90, making it an ideal time for bird-watching, biking and kayaking. The winter temps, similarly, hover around 50 degrees, with limited snowfall. This means those eager to go fishing, hiking or golfing in December, January or February, won't be deterred. Christmas is a particularly attractive time of year to visit, when the town comes alive to celebrate the holidays. No matter the temps outside, anytime of year is perfect for kicking back in a Hollister vacation rental.

Rolling hills and raging rivers

The rolling hills of Missouri offer lush, green lookout points, perfect for hikers and birders, while the raging rivers below cater to kayakers, rafters, and fisherman. Hollister might have a few central spots that are perfect for laidback dining and casual shopping, but it's truly Missouri's outdoors that remind visitors what a beautiful state they're in. Whether you book a Hollister vacation rental in town or just on the outskirts, you'll find yourself making any excuse to take the scenic route home.