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When we were young, our parent’s favorite activity to participate in on a lazy Sunday afternoon was to take a long drive, seemingly with no destination in mind. They just enjoyed the journey. We would drive for a couple of hours with the music playing low as our parents pointed out cows in fields and the beautiful fall leaves. Today, we continue the tradition with our families, enjoying the everchanging landscape of the Ozarks as we drive along some of the most beautiful roads in the area. If you are vacationing here, these scenic drives in Branson may just end up being the highlight of your entire trip!


Table Rock Lake to Kimberling City and Back

Fall is here, and the scenery in the area is absolutely exquisite, making this particular trip even more beautiful now than any other time of the year! Beginning at the Branson Chamber of Commerce offices, head towards Highway 248, turn right at the traffic light and follow 248 through the Branson Hills. This two-lane road is filled with stunning scenery, so be sure to stop along the way and take some pictures. The drive continues when you turn left on 465, continuing to road’s end to Highway 76. When you reach Branson West, you will turn on Highway 13; the views of Table Rock Lake begin here, allowing you to see it’s just as beautiful from afar as it from up close. Highway 13 will merge into Highway 86; stay on 86 until you reach 65. When you turn left onto Highway 65, you will be nearing the end of your 90-minute drive as you return to Branson proper.


Blue Buck Knob Scenic By-Way

This scenic drive around Branson lasts only 45 minutes one way as it meanders through the Mark Twain National Forest. As you leave Branson, you will take Highway 76 to 160 to 181. The natural beauty of the forest will take your breath away. Cool, clear streams and tall green trees that turn fiery in the fall make this one of our favorite road trips. You can turn around and head back to Branson at this point, or continue on as you choose.


Glade Trail

This trail also lasts only 45 minutes one way. Taking 76 from Branson to 160 down to 125 and then ending at the Glade Top Trail, the views are similar, but can you ever get enough pictures of the Ozarks? Serene, tranquil, and unbelievably breathtaking, your Branson vacation will be enhanced by this quiet road trip.


Sunset Nightly Rentals Holds the Key to Your Peaceful Branson Vacation

Our cabins and homes allow you to continue the peaceful experience in comfort and style; reserve yours today and be sure to take some time for sitting on the porch and just breathing.

As Thanksgiving approaches, you may find yourself dreading your normal routine. As much as you love your friends and family that visit each year, sometimes the thought of all the work involved in hosting Thanksgiving can make you want to run away and hide for the holiday. So why not do it? Branson is stunning this time of year, and our Branson rental homes offer a unique opportunity to celebrate a holiday that you will truly be thankful for! We have created this list of  activities that are guaranteed to make this Thanksgiving in Branson one you won’t soon forget!


Watch the Parade in Your Pajamas

Can you remember the last time you were able to sit down with a cup of coffee and a warm blanket and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from start to finish without having to check the progress on your turkey? This Thanksgiving is all about relaxation, and our televisions are large, flat-screened, and can make you feel as if you have front row seats in New York City!


Eat Food Prepared by Others

And thoroughly spoil yourselves! Who says the Thanksgiving feast has to be about turkey? Level 2 Steakhouse is offering a family style meal served to you at your table (Mom’s, isn’t THAT a wonderful thought?!) featuring your choice of smoked pork loin with a red onion marmalade or citrus brine roasted turkey along with a host of side dishes and two different desserts. Arnie’s Barn at Top of the Rock will be serving up a special Thanksgiving buffet that includes chicken, salmon, and short ribs (turkey too!), and Buckingham’s Restaurant is preparing its own special Thanksgiving brunch. Your choices are as endless as the smiles on your own face as you celebrate this holiday in style!


Do Whatever You Want

It’s not often you get to spend your gobble day doing what you want, so we suggest you take advantage of it! Feel like watching wonderful Branson shows all day long? Begin your turkey day with matinee shows of the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai and the adorable Grand Country’s Amazing Pets, follow it up with a dinner show of Dixie’s Stampede Christmas (More food? We couldn’t possibly…well, ok, it IS a holiday, after all!), and finish up your feast of fabulousness with another ode to the upcoming holiday, the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza show at 8:00 PM. This Thanksgiving in Branson promises to be the best one ever!


And the Best Part?

You don’t have to do anything but revel in the wonderful that is your immediate family! Reserve your Sunset Nightly Rentals family vacation cabin today and spend your next Thanksgiving truly being thankful!

You’re staying in one of the best vacation rental properties in all of Missouri, you’re planning on riding roller coasters, exploring caves, and viewing performances from your favorite stars: Is there anything you can do to make this trip to Branson even better? Well, we’re glad you asked, because our answer is an enthusiastic, “Of course, there is!” You can dine at these new restaurants in Branson while you’re here! New isn’t always better, we get that, but these restaurants are ones that we’ve been waiting to open and we can’t wait to share them with you, our honored guests!


Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Café, 285 MO-165

Sneakily disguised as a retro diner, this new Branson restaurant has rapidly become a local favorite! Featuring American comfort food and live entertainment (you’re in Branson, now, did you expect anything else?), their steak burgers have become the talk of the town!


RibCrib BBQ & Grill, 1855 MO-76

Casually wonderful and wonderfully patriotic (Veterans eat free on Veteran’s Day!), the food served at this Branson restaurant will remind you of the food your Uncle Al created in his backyard smoker! The brisket is tender, the sauce is spicy, and ribs are all you can eat on Tuesdays. If you don’t walk away from a meal here feeling you need to loosen your belt, you’re not doing it right!


Getting Basted, 3115 MO-76

If it seems like we are focusing on the wonders of meat, it’s not intentional; these new restaurants are just so good, we can’t stop talking about them! Getting Basted, located inside the Starlite Theater (dinner and a show, anyone?), is proud of its award-winning barbecue for a very important reason: It’s that good! They’ve only been open since March, and we’re almost embarrassed to admit how many times we’ve visited, but once you taste what they offer, you will completely understand!


Thai Thai Cuisine, 1615 West 76 Country Boulevard

This unpretentious spot in Branson is home to the best Thai cuisine we have ever tasted, and we’ve eaten A LOT of Thai food. From noodles and curries to Pad Thai served Thai hot, every visit here is an international adventure of taste and wonder!


Experience New Restaurants in Branson During Your Vacation

The best vacations all involve culinary explorations of the region’s cuisine, and your Branson vacation promises to be the best! Reserve your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation cabin today, and enjoy a home that may be the highlight of your entire trip!