We eloped on the Isle of Skye in an abandoned chapel

perched on a cliff overlooking the sea during 60mph gusts of wind with snow, hail, rain, and a rainbow. Between us we have 6 kids, 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson.

Our favorite adventures include kayaking into the bio luminescence in Grand Cayman, exploring castles in Scotland, and surfing in Kauai.

We have two brands of vacation rental homes: Branson Family Retreats (voted Best Family Lodging in Branson) and Missouri Haus (located in Missouri wine country, just west of St. Louis).

Not sure what to do while you are in Branson? Take a look at our family’s favorite activities here, as well as many others to choose from.

We’re excited about sharing our vacation homes with you and hope you and yours enjoy them as much as we do!

Nat and Tyann (Marcink) Hammond

Nat and Tyann (Marcink) Hammond

Nat and Tyann

Our Mission

Our mission for our vacation homes is to provide a place of rest and peace for families and friends to gather. There are many reasons to gather together, including strengthening family bonds, creating memories, and building relationships.

We believe those relationships, memories, and bonds are a part of the core foundation of a family unit, no matter the make up of your family unit. We celebrate diversity in families and friends by creating these spaces for our guests to enjoy.

Giving back

Part of our support of the family unit is our support of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for foster children. Tyann serves on the board of directors for Franklin County CASA, and we as a business donate $1 per booked night at all of our vacation rentals, both those through Branson Family Retreats and our Missouri Haus vacation rentals.

We also give our guests the opportunity to donate their support when they book with us. The option of adding a donation of $1/night or $1/person is presented at check out. Many guests have taken the opportunity to support CASA along with us, and we are thrilled to present the donation check at the end of the year.


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Nat worked in the IT field for 25 years as a subject matter expert as a Build Release Administrator, TFS Administrator, and assisting Project Managers and Web developers with creating, updating, and maintaining websites for large client projects, including MasterCard, Maritz Motivation Solutions, and US Bank. He frequently volunteers for service projects with the Humane Society of Missouri and the local Harvest Table by serving meals to families in need.

Tyann is considered a leader in the vacation rental industry, mentors other vacation rental owners and hosts through VR Mastered, and is the Queen of Guest Experience for Touch Stay digital welcome books. She is also the creator behind Natty MediaLove of the Game Art, and Little Elephant Company and serves on the board for Franklin County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP). Learn more about Tyann at tyannmarcink.com.

We also have a second set of vacation rentals in the Missouri Wine Country, including a historical 1902 bank building with original vaults. See our Bank Haus and other properties at Missouri Haus vacation rentals.

Nat’s children are Adrian (married to Nick with children Hayden and Ashton and works for our Missouri Haus vacation rentals), Ian (daughter Marcie and works in machining), and Noah (married to Shannon and studying to be a nurse).

Tyann’s children are Noah (plays guitar, umpires little league baseball and is studying engineering), Joey (wrestles and plays baseball), and Jacob (sharp wit and loves animals).

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