Summer getaway planners, treat your family to a truly unique vacation that allows togetherness and getting away from the crowd in a pristine, natural setting at Trimble Creek Lodge on beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. We would love to host your family getaway here.
We are a resort with the privacy of a Vacation Home, the extras of a Country Inn and the adventure of a 72-acre wilderness-location peninsula on beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. We offer one-of-a-kind vacation experiences for families, reunions and groups of 8-16 in a rustic upscale set-up that includes: A spacious Lodge for gathering, three unique and charming, fully equipped cottages, plus private boat & swim dock, bunkhouse, treehouse, disc golf course and horse shoe pits. We reserve the whole place to one group at a time so you would have sole access to the Lodge, 3 unique sleeping cottages and gorgeous, private swim and boat dock during your stay.
You will find plenty of extras here like great beds, fresh flowers, nice sheets, homemade desserts & breads and on-site innkeepers. We live in a cottage attached to the West side of the Lodge, but you cook for yourselves in your kitchens with options to purchase meal additions, home baked breads or desserts. One reason our place is great for families and reunions is our Lodge Common Space – an airy room with cathedral ceilings, plank oak floors and fabulous views overlooking the lake where you can gather day or night for games, conversations, or meals. Then our guests move to our three cottages for sleeping and showering. The mile-long cove where our private dock is situated is not crowded and perfect for skiing, wakeboarding and swimming. In fact some days you will be the only boat in the cove. On Google Earth, find us at the end of the Trimble Creek cove of Bull Shoals Lake – we are the entire peninsula there.
All getaways include many extras including use of free boat slips and one free stand-up paddleboard or kayak for the week. In addition we offer Two Free Family Style Desserts or Breads – all homemade here at TCL. Enjoy a hand-churned ice cream event with your family complements of us. Or, try a batch of our TCL Crusty Home-made rolls and Lecy’s brownies, one of our cobblers or carrot cakes to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Optional Free baking lessons from Lulu, the TCL Cook are fun and popular here among cooks of all ages. Private dock, Wi-Fi in all the cottages and kitchens with everything from coffee to crock-pots make your stay distinctive, simple and relaxed.
OUR GUESTS SAY: 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!
Y’all are amazing! You two go so way beyond what you have to do. You are an inspiration. Jason & Joy AR
What a bang up delight to find this place and two wonderful innkeepers to provide us with awesome experiences. Paul & Barbara TX
ADDITIONAL DETAIL FOR FAMILIES & GROUPS
WHAT MAKES TRIMBLE CREEK LODGE UNIQUE?
We, Michael & Lulu, are your Innkeepers during your stay at Trimble Creek Lodge.
We personalize for each of our groups. Homemade ice cream, double chocolate brownies, free baking lessons and help celebrating a special occasion, birthday or anniversary are some of our unique offerings. Every vacation here includes at least two free family style food gifts from our Trimble Creek Lodge favorites including our own hand churned ice cream, double chocolate brownies or fabulous crusty fresh baked rolls. Spend time together in the Lodge, on the dock or at one of the many porches throughout our resort. Then, spread out for sleeping in our 3 stand-alone cottages plus the bunkhouse. We have a gas grill and provide most everything you need in our kitchens (waffle irons, crock pots, good knives, rolling pins, great pots, plenty of dishes and a dishwasher in the East Cottage), bathrooms and bedrooms (fluffy towels, high quality sheets we iron by hand for you, beautiful quilts, fresh flowers and American & English soaps). Bring your food and friends and you are set!
Bull Shoals has 1,000 acres of shoreline and the water is beautifully clean. Guests love swimming or just relaxing off our swim dock and enjoying the seclusion of our beautiful natural location. This lake is so large, you can boat or water ski without getting close to other boats – one of the reasons families love this place. We are located on a 72-acre peninsula in a wilderness area, have a great swim and boat dock with 28-foot slips, electricity, and a fish cleaning station. Our dock is for our guests only in a private cove on what many think is the most beautiful lake in the Ozarks. We have slips for your boats or jet skis, and you can also rent watercraft from 2 nearby marinas - 125 Marina or Buck Creek Marina. We also have 2 Kayaks, 2 youth size Stand Up Paddle Boards and a Jon boat available for a nominal fee for our guests to use during their stay here.
WHAT IS THE SET-UP INCLUDING SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS?
LODGE An ideal space for all your group gatherings, card games, pool tournaments, and simply spending time with friends and family. This large, airy space houses the library, vintage pool table, family-style dining tables, sofas, chairs, fireplace, hardwood floors, cherry paneling, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, and a twenty-two foot window wall with spectacular views of the lake and our Heart of the Ozarks hillsides. (We are at 900 feet elevation, the lake at 650). Attached to the East Cottage, and opening to back and front decks complete with grill, a sun deck, a sun-shading pergolas and outdoor furniture, the Lodge is a favorite with all our family reunions for lounging, refreshing, outdoor meals and catching up with those we love in our naturally mosquito-free location. The treehouse, disc golf course, foosball table (porch location) and nearby horseshoe pits provide additional outdoor fun for your group. The Hot Tub Room, a lovely 12 X 12 redwood enclosed room with windows on three sides, houses our hot-tub-for-two and is also attached to the Lodge. About 1200 sf or a combined 2600 sf with the East Cottage. Wi-Fi available. Available all Seasons.
EAST COTTAGE Typically the location for joint dinner preparations, the two and a half bedroom East Cottage is fully equipped with kitchen, lake view grill, 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, one futon, and one twin chair sleeper provide sleeping for 2-6 guests. Attaches directly to the Lodge. About 1400 sf. Wi-Fi available. Available all Seasons.
MEADOW HOUSE A charming two-bedroom cottage style vacation home provides additional sleeping, kitchen and bathroom spaces for groups using the East Cottage and Lodge. A kitchen, family room, 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. Each bedroom sleeps two in queen beds and the family room also offers sleeping for teens or children on a large sofa and a twin futon. Sleeps 2-6. About 900 sf. Wi-Fi available. Summer Only.
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 with a queen bed, bathroom, family room/kitchen with full sized futon, and lovely views of an oak tree dappled meadow, located between the Meadow House and the Lodge/East Cottage. Located on the ground floor of our barn. Sleeps 2-4. Wi-Fi available. Summer Only.
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 5-6 tweens or teens in one full size futon and two sets of bunk beds. Guests sleeping in the Bunkhouse come into the Lodge or East Cottage to use a bathroom. Summer Only.
BATHROOMS & SHOWERS Trimble Creek Lodge offers a total of four guest bathrooms (one each in the Meadow House, East Cottage, Barn at TCL and Lodge). The Lodge bathroom has a large old-fashioned claw foot tub and an assortment of bubble baths (not a shower though). We also have an outdoor shower located near the East Cottage with a privacy screen on three sides and the forest on the third.
SLEEPING SUMMARY East Cottage: Green Room (1 queen), White Room (1 queen), Tile Room (1 double futon). Family Room (2 queen sofa sleepers and 1 twin chair sleeper). Meadow House: Blue Room (1 queen), Pink Room (1 queen), Family Room (1 large sofa & 1 twin futon for teen or child sleeping); Bunkhouse: 1 full futon & 2 sets of bunkbeds; the Barn at Trimble Creek Lodge: 1 queen & 1 full futon; Lodge: everyone for fun, dinner or gathering 24/7 (no beds).
SUMMER AVAILABILITY: All Spaces 2-14 guests.
SPRING & FALL AVAILABILITY: Lodge & East Cottage Only 2-6 guests
WHAT'S NEARBY? The Buffalo River is not far and lovely for day trips & river floats. The nearby White River is famous for trout fishing. We are only an hour from the shows and shopping in Branson, MO. Harrison, AR, 45 minutes, has great prices on antiques, plus groceries and restaurants. Visit Yellville or Flippin AR for used books & groceries. Eureka Springs is great for upscale boutique shopping & Victorian architecture. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is in Bentonville, AR – both 1.5 hours west. Google Arkansas Trails for hiking info