Mini Thistle

It doesn’t get much cozier than this Branson cottage rental! With 3 king-size bedrooms suites, a private container pool, two covered decks, and a surprise or two, Mini Thistle welcomes your small group to Table Rock Lake.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thistle Cottage! We had 8 people in our party and with 6 bedrooms…we had more than enough space. The kids loved the game room area, the pool and the hidden room. So much fun! The check in and check out process was so easy and Branson Family Retreats made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay great!

– Chelsea (Arkansas)


Prepare to be enchanted by Mini Thistle, an exceptional stay for up to 10 guests on Table Rock Lake.

From the private heated container pool and game room… to the lake-view decks and EV charger… and even a secret, tucked-away reading nook… your entire group will thank you for booking this gem in Branson.

At Mini Thistle, 3 charming bedroom suites provide privacy and perks like flat-screen TVs and king-size beds. Plus there’s an attached, en-suite bath for every single bedroom.

For extra guests, the upper level bedroom has a king sofa bed in addition to the regular bed, and there’s a second king-size sofa bed in the family room.

NOTE: This home has 3 additional bedrooms and 3 baths on the lower level, which are not included in this listing and will be unoccupied and locked off during your stay. If you would like to add the 3 beds/baths to your reservation, please see our listing for the entire Thistle Cottage.

The accessible main level (including an accessible bedroom + bathroom), combined with a ramp for easy Cottage access, means everyone in your family can join the fun.

Family bonding never felt so elegant-yet-cozy. The spacious Great Room is a beauty, with its high, beamed ceilings, velvet green sofas, and a flickering gas fireplace.

Nearby, a dining area is the setting for your unforgettable family feast—or epic board game—right next to the sliding glass doors to the upper deck.

Speaking of the upper deck: the lake view to the left is just awesome, an unobstructed panorama from your elevated vantage point.

Watch the boats from a comfy spot on the plush outdoor sofas, and eat burgers from the Weber grill at the outdoor dining table for 6.

On the lower deck is a Mini Thistle highlight… a private, heated container pool, complete with a glass front for Mermaid photoshoots. Even better? Because it’s heated, you can use it year-round. This feature is unique to Branson Family Retreats—you’ll find it only here and at our neighboring Claymore Cottage.

Branson Family Retreats container pool Table Rock Lake
Branson Family Retreats

This was a very nice home in a convenient location to the marina where our boat is stored, and to run into local stores for supplies/food. The kitchen had everything you could every need and a gas grill on the deck which is so nice to have in rentals. The owners responded immediately to any questions we had. Would stay again!


📍 Location: Rocky Shores

Neighborhood Swimming Pools

The outdoor pool is awesome: Splash pad, lounge area, and the swimming area. Open roughly end of May through end of September.

The indoor pool is open year round and has both a large pool and a kiddie pool.

The Rocky Shores neighborhood is down Emerald Point on Table Rock Lake and not far from your favorite area attractions:

🚤 Public boat ramp – 3 minutes
⚡️ Top of the Rock – 10 minutes
🎶 Thunder Ridge Amphitheater – 10 minutes
⛵️ State Park Marina – 12 minutes
⛱ Moonshine Beach – 15 minutes
⛳️ World Class Golf Courses – 10 to 15 minutes
⛲️ Branson Landing – 15 minutes
🎭 Shows and shopping – 15 to 25 minutes
🌊 White Water – 20 minutes
🎢 Silver Dollar City – 30 minutes

We are thrilled to be adding more brilliantly curated vacation home rentals for you at the brand new Rocky Shores neighborhood at Table Rock Lake.

These modern cabins have absolutely incredible lake views and are located next to one another — book one or several to accommodate your multi-generational family. See all Rocky Shores cabins here.

Map of all Branson Family Retreats vacation home locations

Floor plans

Video tour

Video shows the entire Thistle Cottage — the Mini Thistle listing does not include the three lower level bedrooms and bathrooms


  • Sleeps (10)

  • (3) Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed

  • Bedroom 2: King bed

  • Bedroom 3: King bed + King sofa sleeper

  • Family room: (1) King sofa sleeper

  • (3) Bathrooms

  • WiFi

  • (5) TVs

  • Streaming

  • Game room

  • Pool table

  • Foosball

  • Board games

  • Heat

  • Air conditioning

  • Washer and Dryer

  • Iron and board

  • Baby items

  • Highchair

  • Stroller

  • Pack-n-play

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Refrigerator

  • Stove

  • Oven

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher

  • KitchenAid Mixer

  • Keurig

  • Coffee maker

  • French press

  • Electric griddle

  • Waffle maker

  • Dishes and utensils

  • Cooking utensils

  • Wine glasses

  • Toaster

  • Blender

  • Tea kettle

  • Private container pool

  • Covered deck

  • BBQ grill

  • Lounge seating

  • Outdoor dining



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🌟 Rates vary depending on season and are subject to change until confirmed

🌟 Choose weeknight stays for lower rates

🌟 Approved dogs are $35/nt each

Availability for Minis

Minis are only available within a few days of arrival as a last minute stay.

If you want to secure dates further out, please book the entire home.

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  • 2 to 5 night minimum
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  • Pay your balance by Zelle, Venmo, or check at least 35 days before arrival, and we’ll remove the convenience fee from your booking (more info here)

Travel insurance

  • Travel insurance is available when you book with us through our insurance partner RentalGuardian
  • You have a choice of a standard insurance policy or a Cancel For Any Reason policy
  • Insurance is not required, but we HIGHLY recommend it
  • You can also purchase travel insurance through many other providers