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It’s the simple things in life that brings us the most pleasure: our dogs sitting at our feet as we read our favorite books, sleeping in late on a Saturday without the kids waking us up, and learning that Valentine’s Day in 2020 falls on a Friday! Letting the romance carry on into the weekend is our plan, and if you’re thinking along the same lines, a romantic escape to Branson and participation in these romantic Branson activities may be the best way to show the love of your life how important to you he or she is! This guide will help ensure that your long weekend for Valentine’s 2020 in Branson is as magical as the early days of your relationship!


Breakfast in Bed Then on to Branson Activities

Your queen works hard every day and our soft beds make it easy to catch a few extra winks on a lazy Valentine’s Day—even easier if you bring her the morning meal to be enjoyed right where she sleeps! If scrambling eggs, popping bread in the toaster, and brewing a pot of coffee is above your skill level, sneak out to the nearest donut shop to pick up some sweet treats; Hurts Donut is one of our favorites. Located in the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, it may be a little further from your Valentine’s Day escape, so feel free to try Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme if they are closer!


Hike Through the Woods

As you walk through the woods with the chilly winter air kissing your cheeks, the peaceful beauty of the season will fill your soul as your soulmate’s love fills your heart. Hear the crunch of snow beneath your feet as you take a stick and draw your initials with a heart around them in the blanket of white and feel the serenity and peace that accompanies a hike in the woods with the one you love more than life itself. Cards, flowers, and gifts are temporary; Valentine’s memories last forever!


Still the Fastest Way to His Heart

You may already have him snagged, but it doesn’t hurt to treat your Valentine to a hearty meal on this romantic day, and for carnivores there are plenty of options in Branson. Offering everything from elegant meals at Level 2 Steakhouse to casual dining at Danna’s BBQ and Burger Shop, your Valentine’s dinner in Branson promises to be one that will be remembered forever.


The Romance Continues

Knowing that however you spend your days enjoying Branson activities you’ll be coming home to the romantic charm of our Sunset Nightly Rentals holiday escapes will ensure the romance continues long after the sun has set. Reserve yours today!

When the need to save a little money hits during your unforgettable journey to Branson, it’s nice to know that you already have a head start; choosing Sunset Nightly Rentals for your vacation accommodations ensured you spent less for this Branson vacation than you otherwise would have! But if it’s not enough and your bargain hunting soul requires more, preparing a meal or two in your Branson escape is as easy to do as it is fun. Our fully equipped kitchens make meal prep fun, and these three recipes take away much of the work that is generally involved in cooking for your family! A grocery list and a stop at Rhode’s Family Price Chopper will help you save even more!


 Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Scallions

This versatile dish can be used as the main event or a side dish, and the simplicity and taste will make it one you may create at home as well! Add 4 large plum tomatoes, 14 large scallions (green onions), olive oil, salt, pepper, and a 10-ounce box of campanelle or farfalle pasta to your shopping list and the most difficult part of making this dish will be over! For those who like a little protein with their pasta, chicken or shrimp and some grated parmesan cheese can be added as well. Blend the plum tomatoes, ¾ of the scallions, and a ¼ cup of olive oil together in a food processor (if available) or a blender (an appliance that is more likely to be available in our homes). In the meantime, make the pasta according to the directions, grill the remaining scallions and meat, and then pour all the ingredients over the pasta.


3-Ingredient Chicken Salad

For as far back as we can remember, sandwiches were an integral part of any vacation we took! Simple to make, pack, and eat while traveling, the memory of our moms bending over the back seats to pull out sandwiches for us to munch on in the car is one we remember fondly. With that being said, you don’t have to stick with bologna and cheese during your Branson getaway; this 3-ingredient chicken salad tastes so great, it’s hard to believe how easy it is to make! Rotisserie chicken, mayonnaise, and craisins (plus bread for sandwich making) are all you need to add to your shopping list. Shred a cup of the chicken and mix it together with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1/3 cup of craisins, then spread on your favorite sandwich bread.


3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Cake

Dessert is the only reason many of us eat our veggies, and if you feel the same, this simple recipe will make your entire trip! 2 jars of cookie butter, sugar, and eggs should be added to your grocery list. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, microwave one jar of cookie butter (poured into a microwave safe bowl) for 50 seconds, stirring halfway through the process; set this aside. Beat ½ cup of sugar and 5 eggs with an electric mixer until tripled in size. Fold some of the eggs into the slightly cooled cookie butter and then fold this mixture back into the egg until all is blended together—a gentle hand is required! Pour batter into greased 12 cup muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Using a knife to loosen, remove cakes and drizzle the remaining cookie butter that you have already melted over the slightly warm cakes.


Feel at Home in Our Homes on Your Branson Vacation

Feeling at home while on your Branson vacation is easy in our comfortable and stylish vacation rentals. Reserve yours today with Sunset Nightly Rentals!

As you begin to explore the landscape of Branson, chances are you are expecting to see some great shows, discover beautiful vistas, and be spoiled and pampered in your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escape! But there’s so much more to our beautiful lakeside village, like the fantastic restaurants serving the food you grew up with, interesting shops and museums, and wonderful spots serving the best handcrafted cocktails in all of Branson with MO beverages, perhaps in the entire state! And because we want to make sure your stay in Branson is a memorable one, this guide to the best of the best will bring a smile to your face and a warmth that will flow through your veins!


Level 2 Steakhouse, 200 East Main Street

It’s only to be expected that the best steakhouse in town is also the place where you can get the best handcrafted cocktails as well. Juicy steaks and smooth drinks have been served together since civilization first reached our country! Offering a selection of your favorites, including martinis and the classic Old Fashioned, it’s their innovative new drinks that you may be choosing to wet your whistle during your night out! If you’re not hungry for dinner, it’s ok; stop by Clear or the Level 2 bar for a cocktail and a night filled with elegance.


Black Oak Grill, 601 Branson Landing Boulevard #2089

Wine and beer have their place in your life, but when you are in the mood for a special cocktail during your Branson getaway, the Black Oak Grill aims to please! Serving the classics you love but offering a modern twist, you may never look at a mojito the same way again after trying one of their Blood Orange Berry Mojitos! Their Black Oak Punch is definitely no child’s drink; concocted with Cruzan Tropical Fruit Rum and Voga Moscato with lemonade, ginger ale, and a splash of cream, this sweet drink really does pack a punch!


Crazy Craig’s Cheeky Monkey Bar, 120 Montgomery Drive

Sometimes the best crafters of cocktails tend to take themselves a little too serious, but this happy spot in Branson is NOT one of those places! Making unique cocktails that are fun and tasty, every sip goes down easy. Offering everything from Chocolate Monkey Martinis to an exciting Oo Ee Oo Ah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang Monkey Pint, the wildest drinks of your dreams are concocted here!


Take That Final Sip with MO Beverages

The end of a night on the town is made better when you know you’re heading back to one of our comfortable and stylish Sunset Nightly Rentals escapes—grab a ride share back to your rental property to be safe! Contact Sunset Nightly Rentals to start planning your exciting trip to Branson today!

Although we are traditionally considered a summer vacation destination spot, the winter in Branson is when the true beauty of the Ozarks is revealed. The trees standing stark and leafless in a bed of glistening white snow, the mountains rising into the sky behind them, looking as if they are standing guide, and the people of our town scurrying around in their bright and colorful winter clothing with smiles on their faces. If you want to experience the real Branson and enjoy a little break from the crowds as you do it, winter is the time to visit, and these Branson sightseeing spots come to life when the temperatures drop and the nights lengthen!


Get Out of the Cold with a Visit to the Titanic Museum

In some places inside the fascinating museum dedicated to keeping the memory of that tragic night in April alive, it may be colder in than out, but you still can get out of any weather that is less than pleasant! Offering artifacts, exhibits, and the stories of those who survived and of those who did not, the Titanic Museum, located at 3235 W 76 Country Boulevard, is a definite must-see experience during your winter break to Branson.


Explore Beneath the Surface

Branson isn’t all it seems to be, as a series of caves wind their way underground, many of which stay at a steady 60 degrees during the summer, spring, fall, and winter. Marvel Cave and Talking Rocks Cavern are two caves in which tours are offered, although Marvel Cave is only open from March through December. Talking Rocks Cavern is billed as Missouri’s Most Beautiful Cave and is open year-round, featuring a stunning display of crystals, waterfalls, and rock formations. It’s quite a popular attraction during the winter months!


When It’s Cold Outside

The easiest way to stay warm is to start with the inside and the local wineries and distilleries are our favorite drinks to warm our bellies! The Ozarks are crowded with wineries that include the Curling Vine Winery, Bear Creek Wine Company, and Lindwedel Wine Gardens, but for those that desire a stronger nip, we have plenty of distilleries to offer as well! Crown Valley Distillery, Smith Creek Moonshine, and Missouri Ridge Distillery all perfectly represent what may or may not have been bootlegger relatives from prohibition—in a perfectly legal manner!


At Home in a Winter Wonderland

Reserve your Sunset Nightly Rentals winter escape today and discover the beauty of the season in Branson!

For many of us, the best way to enjoy the new year is by always planning a trip. Travel makes itchy feet happy, and frequent fliers love to fall in love with vacation destinations all over the world. With that being said, if you’re planning an early 2020 getaway to Branson and a stay in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals, we’d like to tell you congratulations on a great idea and offer this guide to February events in Branson. If this is your first time visiting, we guarantee that our mountain village will move to the top of your favorite places and your winter Branson getaway will be one to remember!


Branson’s Black Tie Gala Presented by Mercy, February 5th

January is the one month of the year our town takes a little breather, with many of the shows closing down for a few weeks as new ones prepare to be revealed. But as soon as the calendar page flips to February, the fun and games begin, and the Black Tie Gala Presented by Mercy starts the new year out with a bang! Held at the Chateau on the Lake and starting at 5:30, this formal event is the perfect opportunity to recycle your New Year’s Eve duds; no one in Branson saw you wearing them the first time!


Hot Winter Fun Big Show, February 5th

If formal isn’t your style, the Hot Winter Fun Big Show may be the casual event you’ve been dreaming of! Held on the same night as the Black Tie Gala, this show has been a crowd favorite for 26 years, offering some of the best performers in the nation! From your favorite country music to an impressive Elvis tribute performed by Jerry Presley, every minute of the show promises to be the perfect example of what makes Branson special!


Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice, February 22nd 

Crazy Crag’s Cheeky Monkey Bar, located at 120 Montgomery Drive, is the only place to be at 9 PM on February 22nd! This bluesy rock band will bring you out of your seats and onto the dance floor as you celebrate travel, the new year, and the fact that Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice is one hot band! Proving that a party only needs good music, refreshing beverages, and a crowd of people ready to rock, this event may end up being the highlight of your Branson getaway!


Make Your Reservations Today for Your Branson Getaway

Branson in the winter is an amazingly popular time, and you won’t want your favorite Sunset Nightly Rentals hideaway to go to some other winter traveler, so be sure to reserve your Branson getaway today in one of our!