Treat your family as royalty in the castle-inspired great room with hints of Outlander. With gray velvet couches flanking the stone fireplace, an antique victrola converted to hidden shelves with board games, and a golden crest hand painted on the wall.
This is where your family photo will be with the light pouring in from the massive windows that stretch up to the vaulted ceiling.
Choose an honorary king and queen for each meal as there are a pair of custom handmade thrones. These thrones and the tables are inspired by an actual set at Stirling Castle in Scotland, down to every curved detail.
Your entire family or group can sit together at the two tables or play a few rounds of your favorite games. We have several decks of cards for you besides our favorite board games, including Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, Bananagram, Scrabble, and more.
Truly fully equipped with all the tools you need to make your family meals, even a KitchenAid mixer, electric griddles, crock pot, several baking pans, and more…everything but the food and spices.
Two large refrigerators, several ways to make coffee (including a French press), and an electric tea kettle.
Big families are our jam! We have one of our own—6 kids between us, plus their significant others, and 3 grandkids—so we know how tough it is to keep the peace as your group size increases. Add in the grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and those friends who are like family… and you’ve got a ton of people to please.
Our Highland Retreat isn’t just any vacation home. With amenities like a private indoor swimming pool with spa/hot tub, 2 massive covered decks with incredible views, a large dining space, and a family room with pool table, Highland Retreat will be the highlight of your trip.
Getaways with Friends
Whether your friends group is couples from your college days, guys golfing and fishing, ladies shopping and winery-hopping, or besties bringing your boats to the lake, Highland Retreat is a perfect place to hang out between adventures.
State Park Marina is around the corner. Be sure to book your slip there as soon as you book your dates with us.
Insider Info to the Area
We’re happy to share our insider info about where to get a massage, who to choose as a fishing guide, how to avoid the traffic to Silver Dollar City, who to contact for the best tee times, and lots more.
We also share our favorite places to eat, although those recommendations might be a little heavy on BBQ, Mexican, burgers and ice cream. 🙂
In fact — we have super duper special partnerships with The Haygoods that are ONLY for our guests. (Both savings and serendipity that you can’t get anywhere else!)
We also have example itineraries for families to use while exploring Branson. That includes a list of free and inexpensive activities as well as a list of not-to-miss activities. Our welcome book and area guide are in both digital and printed format so that you can access it as soon as you make your reservation and throughout your stay at Highland Retreat.