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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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hollister

Fly into Branson, MO (BKG), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Harrison, AR (HRO-Boone County Regional), which is 22.5 mi (36.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Hollister?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,300 vacation rentals near Hollister. From 271 Houses to 312 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hollister for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hollister?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hollister:

  • Fieldstone Bluffs: 17 vacation rentals
  • Big Cedars: 171 vacation rentals
  • Branson Cedars: 241 vacation rentals
  • Branson Theater District: 452 vacation rentals
  • Notch Estates: 74 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hollister?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hollister. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Table Rock Lake State Park: 2,256 vacation rentals
  • Branson Creek Golf Club: 2,331 vacation rentals
  • College of the Ozarks: 2,325 vacation rentals
  • State Park Marina: 2,356 vacation rentals
  • John Daly's Murder Rock Golf Club: 2,338 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hollister listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hollister?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 271 Houses in Hollister. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hollister include:

  • Cabins: 312 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,342 rentals available
  • Cottages: 312 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hollister?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,724 vacation rentals with pool available in Hollister. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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