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14 Best Family Resorts in Branson, Missouri

If you’ve never taken a vacation to Branson, Missouri before, you have no idea what you’re missing. Not only is this mountain townhome to beautiful views of the Ozarks, but it’s also a hotspot for live entertainment with more than 50 theaters and over 100 regularly running shows, including comedy, magic, dinner shows, and tribute band concerts.

Plus, there are plenty of other family-friendly attractions for all ages to enjoy, including a train ride on the Branson Scenic Railway, a visit to the World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex, a trip to the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure, or an educational stop at the National Tiger Sanctuary. There’s enough to do here for a whole week (if not more), so check out these top family-friendly resorts in Branson and start making plans for your next family vacation!

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center Chateau on the Lake, Branson
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Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center is the only 4-diamond resort in Branson and is the perfect mix of Midwestern charm and upscale luxury. The lakefront resort offers a wide variety of amenities, including outdoor and indoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, a full-service spa, a movie theater, tennis courts, nature trails, and a full-service marina with boat rentals, jet skis, water skiing, tubing, parasailing, and scuba diving. The Crawdaddies Kids Club also offers lots of activities for the little ones, including crafts, puzzles, video games, and more. Large families will also enjoy the suites that feature bedrooms and sitting areas, as well as sleeper sofas.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor/outdoor pools

  • Full-service marina with rentals

  • Crawdaddies Kids Club

Lodges at Timber Ridge The Lodges at Timber Ridge Branson
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Lodges at Timber Ridge

The Lodges at Timber Ridge offer affordable vacations for families with luxurious furnishings and high-end amenities here. Your family will enjoy entire vacation lodges with fireplaces, full kitchens, and balconies. Plus, there’s plenty to keep the family occupied since there’s a 2,300-seat theatre, a miniature golf course, and the Splash-a-torium – a 10,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool complex with water slides, splash zones, and a hot tub – all right on the property.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor/outdoor pool with water slides and splash zones

  • Lodges with full kitchens and balconies

  • Mini-golf course and theatre

Suites at Fall Creek Suites at Fall Creek
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Suites at Fall Creek

In addition to breathtaking views of the Ozark Mountains, the Suites at Fall Creek also offer guests amazing views of the White River Basin. Located just a few miles from 76 Country Boulevard, also known as “The Country Strip” and the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” you’ll be just minutes away from all of the shows Branson has to offer. Plus, the resort has plenty of amenities on-site, including miniature golf, beach volleyball, tennis courts, a fitness center, several pools and a marina with boat rentals. Rooms range from studios to one and two-bedroom condos and feature sleeper sofas, dining rooms, and fully equipped kitchens, so you’ll have everything you need in your home away from home.

Key Amenities:

  • Heated outdoor pools

  • Marina with boat rentals

  • Mini-golf and activity center

Falls Village Resort Falls Village Resort
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Falls Village Resort

Nestled in the hills just outside of Branson, the Falls Village Resort offers the beauty of the Ozarks while still being conveniently located close to all the action. The resort sprawls across 22 acres and offers cozy two-bedroom condos with large-screen TVs, private balconies and wooded views. Outside your unit, you’ll find picnic areas with grills, a game room, lawn games, miniature golf, a playground, and three swimming pools – one indoor, one outdoor, and a children’s pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Condos with private balconies

  • Mini-golf and lawn games

  • Outdoor and children’s pool

Grand Country Resort Grand Country Resort
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Grand Country Resort

The Grand Country Resort is a top place for families because it has an onsite water park that is lots of fun for kids. The indoor water park has doubled in size and now has a 5,000-square-foot wave pool, racing raft rides, a dark raft ride, and a basketball activity pool. There is lodging at the resort that comes with free water park access for guests. There are clubhouse rooms here that have bunk beds and are perfect for families that want a little space to spread out. Aside from the water park, other onsite attractions include the 525-foot go-kart track, laser tag, live music shows, and various onsite restaurants ranging from a buffet to late-night pizza. This Branson resort offers vacation packages, including all-inclusive packages that include unlimited food and drinks, water park passes, Silver Dollar City passes, Dolly Parton’s Stampede tickets, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor water park included

  • Clubhouse rooms with bunk beds

  • Mini-golf, arcade and go-karts

Watermill Cove Resort Watermill Cove Resort
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Watermill Cove Resort

Another good option for families visiting Branson is the Watermill Cove Resort, which is two miles from Silver Dollar City. It has pools, sand volleyball, canoes, and firepits to keep families entertained. There are multiple lodging options to choose from here, including cabins, villas with four to 11 bedrooms, and lodges with six to eight bedrooms. There are two hot tubs, a waterslide, a lazy river, and a kids’ splash pad. You’ll also find a free arcade at the resort and many complimentary recreation amenities, including bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, shuffleboard, bocce ball, and fishing poles.

Key Amenities:

  • Two pools, splash pad and lazy river

  • Free arcade and paddleboarding

  • Cabins, villas and lodges with multiple bedrooms

Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
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Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge

Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge is ideal for traveling families on vacation in Branson. This is a premium villa resort with spacious villas and many family-friendly amenities. You’ll stay in a stylish guest room or one- or two-bedroom villa. The villas have full kitchens, separate dining spaces, laundry machines, and furnished patios or balconies. There are no resort fees here. You and your family can enjoy year-round fun with the indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, and clubhouse.

Key Amenities:

  • Villas with full kitchens

  • Indoor/outdoor pool

  • Clubhouse with activities for kids

Club Wyndham Branson at The Falls Take in the dip in the pool with your family
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Club Wyndham Branson at The Falls

Branson family vacations are fun and comfortable when you book a room at the Club Wyndham Branson at The Falls. It is three miles from the Highway 76 Strip and a good option for families with kids of all ages. There are studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites at the resort that sleep two to six guests. The rooms range in size from 350 to 1,428 square feet. There is some excellent privacy here between the separate bedrooms in the suites, plus the use of laundry machines in the suites and full or partial kitchens for private use. Silver Dollar City and White Water are less than 10 miles from this resort. Other opportunities for family fun include the game room, basketball courts, hot tub, and seasonal pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with multiple bedrooms and kitchens

  • Game room and basketball courts

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Lodge of the Ozarks Lodge of the Ozarks
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Lodge of the Ozarks

Conveniently located on the strip, the Lodge of the Ozarks is a family-friendly resort that puts you close to Branson’s shows, restaurants, and attractions. It is a rustic lodge with double queen, standard king, and jetted tub king rooms. The hotel offers an indoor pool for year-round fun, plus a 24/7 gym with aerobic machines and free weights. Daily hot breakfasts are served with eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, fruit, coffee, and more – all served buffet-style. Other family-friendly perks of staying here are the self-service laundry facility, in-room refrigerators and microwaves.

Key Amenities:

  • Rustic lodge with jetted tubs

  • Indoor pool

  • Daily free buffet breakfasts

Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
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Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing is a Branson hotel on Lake Taneycomo and near the fountain shows, shops, and dining. It is across the street from the Branson Convention Center and 10 minutes from the Branson Hills Golf Club. When you stay here with your family, you can enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. Meanwhile, there is an outdoor pool that you can use at the neighboring partner hotel. You can choose a pet-friendly or connecting room at this Hilton hotel, order room service, and dine at the onsite restaurant. Pets up to 75 pounds are allowed here for a fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool and access to outdoor pool

  • Pet-friendly rooms and hotel residences

  • Fitness center

Grand Crowne Resort A stunning year-around retreat for all ages
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Grand Crowne Resort

Another good option for families is to stay at the Grand Crowne Resort, which is a year-round retreat for all ages. It has an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, and lots of resort activities to join. There are multiple types of accommodations here, including suites with jetted tubs and private balconies and one-, two-, and three-bedroom units that accommodate between four and eight guests. Other amenities that families will appreciate at the resort include a children’s playground, sports equipment checkout, fitness center, basketball, game room, horseshoes, and shuffleboard.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool and hot tubs

  • Suites with jetted tubs and balconies

  • Playground, game room and sports equipment checkout

Lazy Valley Resort A variety to units to fit your travel budget
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Lazy Valley Resort

The Lazy Valley Resort is about 1.5 miles from the Highway 76 strip and situated in a beautiful, landscaped valley on Lake Taneycomo. It is a family-run resort with a fishing dock, boat rentals, and a guide service. There are small kitchenette units, condos of various sizes, and a four-bedroom house for rent here. Families will enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, basketball court, yard games, three covered docks with fishing piers and grills with picnic tables. This is a great place to stay if you want to rent a boat from the marina during your trip.

Key Amenities:

  • Lake access with fishing docks

  • Boat rentals and guide service

  • Outdoor pool and sun decks

Tribesman Resort Tribesman Resort Cabin
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Tribesman Resort

The Tribesman Resort is located on Table Rock Lake and is close to both the city of Branson and the Silver Dollar City theme park. Nestled in a rustic, wooded backdrop are a variety of cottages and apartments that have up to six bedrooms and six baths, mini or full kitchens and even washers and dryers in select units. It’s everything your family needs to feel at home. Plus, the resort offers plenty of amenities, including two marinas with boat rentals, a game room, nature trails, a toddler toy room, an indoor/outdoor pool and outdoor hot tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Two marinas with boat rentals

  • Free game room and toddler toy room

  • Indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub

Thousand Hills Golf Resort Thousand Hills Resort Cabin
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Thousand Hills Golf Resort

For families that love to play golf, it doesn’t get better than the Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Accommodations at the resort include both condos and cabins that offer the perfect backdrop, whether you prefer a secluded cabin in the woods, a condo on the golf course or a condo overlooking Table Rock Lake. Inside, you’ll find amenities like mini kitchens, separate living rooms, stone fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Plus, the resort features an exercise facility, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a snack bar, pro shop and an 18-hole golf course.

Key Amenities:

  • Cabins, condos and lodges

  • 18-hole golf course and pro shop

  • Full-service concierge

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