The Best Place to Stay in Branson is The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center
What do you look for when making reservations for vacation? Is location more important than room rate? Are the amenities the swing factor in your decision? For our family, we consider the location and amenities over pricing and I want to share a place that has both and competitive pricing. The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center should be the first place you consider when traveling to Branson, Missouri.
About Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center
The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center is a one-of-a-kind Branson hotel with a fun and unique twist. Stroll the indoor corridors like kings and queens of old surrounded by knights in shining armor. Sit outside on the patio immersed in the beauty of the Ozarks while listening to the waterfall. Or relax in one of the two indoor pools or hot tubs.
Nestled just off the main highway, the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center is just a couple of blocks off the traffic troubles and still within minutes of the major attractions. With location being super important to me, this location is awesome! Being able to run along side streets (like the locals do) saves time and frustration when trying to get around.
We recently visited Branson as part of the Blogging Branson Media Crew and were hosted at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center for our stay. During the day we enjoyed their conference facilities as we learned and refined our social media, photography, and podcasting skills. And then we were off to enjoy the area restaurants and attractions. However, coming back to a comfortable bed in a beautiful room was the perfect end to each day of our stay.
The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center has several buildings that have a castle design to them which is really neat. There is a rock arch over the entrance and knights standing guard over everyone that enters.
As you approach the lobby and registration area, the bright red door draws you inside where you will find friendly staff that greet you are you cross the threshold.
The lobby has comfortable seating for small gatherings or while you are waiting for your group to assemble.
A small business center is set up and available 24 hours a day if you need to research travel plans or print boarding passes like we needed to when our home bound flight was cancelled at the last minute!
In the corner there is a memorial area that I thought was super special. It is the underlying theme in Branson to honor those that have served to make this country free. As a mom of military children and the wife of a retired military man, I will be the first to say that the freedoms we enjoy in this country did not come easy and are not free. My husband missed a large majority of our children’s lives growing up because of his call to serve his country. Both our sons and one of our daughter in laws served after college and it came at a cost to their families as well. It is nice to see the community of Branson always make it a point to honor veterans and their families.
There are several types of rooms at the Stone Castle Hotel including Standard Rooms, Family Suites, and Unique Theme Rooms.
During our stay, we enjoyed a theme room which was too cool because we also spent an evening at the Titanic during our stay.
Titanic themed room
Step back in time and be immersed in the atmosphere and events surrounding the Titanic! This spacious suite includes a beautiful mural of the grand ship departing from the dock as it heads out to sea.
Our room had a variety of Titanic themed decor and a nice sitting area.
The wall mural that covered two walls was exquisite. The details and bright colors made it hard to not just stand there and gaze at it.
And the massive jetted tub was a wonderful way to relax after a long day touring the area. I have to admit that the mirror was the largest one that I have ever seen, especially right over the bathtub!
In addition to the themed room we enjoyed, the hotel has many others that you can choose from when making your reservations.
Other Unique Themed Rooms Available:
Nestle in a cozy ski lodge overlooking the grand Rocky Mountains within the isolated stillness of the aspen and birch trees while unwinding in the warm jetted tub. Our mural features the splendor of fresh snow and the thrill of a mountain ski adventure!
Experience old world charm in Camelot, the legendary castle and court of King Arthur’s realm! Step back in time and join King Arthur as he reigns over his kingdom with his beautiful and noble wife, Queen Guinevere.
Sail the seven seas on an adventuresome nautical voyage as captain of the ship!
Clay Cooper’s Crib
Welcome to Clay Cooper’s Crib! This charismatic suite was designed by Clay and his wife, Tina, and is described as ‘modern Texas’ style! Guests are delighted to enter through the barn door and feel at home with country décor featuring many of Clay’s favorites such as oversized furniture, cowhide, leather belt straps, luxurious hand stamped leather furnishings and of course, the Texas star!
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
The excitement of Dolly Parton’s Stampede will remain during your entire Branson stay in this fun and lively two-room family suite!
Yippee-ki-yay, yippee-ki-yo! Grab yer cowboy hat and boots, saddle up, and ride to the OK Corral! Camp amidst the heroes and villains of the western front stagecoach era surrounded by cactus, sagebrush, horseshoes, and the wide-open prairie.
If a themed room isn’t something you would enjoy or if you are traveling with small children (because of the large tub in the main room area), there are standard rooms and family suites.
While a guest at the Stone Castle Hotel, a breakfast buffet is available each morning in the dining hall located in the center building. This ready to grab breakfast is packed with goodies for everyone. According to the staff at the hotel, on any given Summer day they serve up to 800 guests each morning.
The breakfast includes potatoes, scrambled eggs, biscuits, Sausage links or patties, Waffles or Pancakes, Gravy (14 gallons are made each morning), Oatmeal, Muffins (over 40 dozen made fresh in house each morning), Various fruit (over 120 pounds), and multiple options of beverages and juice.
Other amenities to enjoy
- Pools and Hot Tubs: Located in buildings two and three, you will find a pool and hot tub, complete with towels and chairs for you to enjoy.
- Tracks Family Game Room: Everyone in the family will find a couple of games to enjoy in the game room.
- Gazebo Area: Located just outside the Drawbridge dining area (breakfast hall), is the gazebo. It was built into and around a natural rocky hillside. Paths lead along the stream to the picnic area near the garden pond. This is a beautiful place to sit and relax while looking over the beautiful hills. In the evening you can see some of the taller attractions off the main route.
- BodyWorks Day Spa and Salon: Although not in the hotel, the spa is located next door and offers packages from massages and blow outs to mani/pedi and reflexology treatments.
The newly transformed meeting space at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center spreads over 10,000 square feet. This area accommodates from 10 – 300 guests for a variety of purposes.
During our visit, one of the the conference center rooms was used for our team to learn and develop our skills as writers and photographers. Other rooms were in use for a ladies crafting weekend (that looked like so much fun), and a family reunion. These rooms would be perfect for a gathering whether for business or pleasure.
You can see why we feel the best place to stay in Branson is The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center. Not only is it a beautiful and convenient place to stay, they have the amenities most families are looking for when traveling. If you are planning a visit to Branson, make sure to reach out to the staff and make your reservations as soon as possible so you will have the best chance at getting your first room layout.
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