Mini Thistle

An Outlander-inspired home

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


Mini Thistle – a highlands-inspired one-of-a-kind vacation home on Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Highlands (yes, our Thistle Cottage minus the lower level bedrooms).

✅ 3 Bedrooms
✅ Sleeps 10
✅ King Beds
⛵️ Lake view
🌊 Private Container Pool
🎱 Pool table and foosball
🍿 Family room with 65 inch TV
🐾 Dog Friendly
♿️ Wheelchair Accessible main level


Welcome to the grandeur of Thistle Cottage, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to create an enchanting and extraordinary vacation experience.

When you enter the great room, you’ll find soaring cathedral ceilings adorned with magnificent beams, evoking a sense of spaciousness and elegance.

With two full size couches plus side chairs, there’s plenty of seating for the family around the massive tiled modern fireplace. The perfect setting for family game night, lake planning chats, and family bonding conversations.


Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen that meets the needs of even the most discerning chef. It features modern appliances, ample counter space, and all the necessary cookware and utensils, including our KitchenAid mixer, standard for all our properties.

Prepare mouthwatering meals and gather around the spacious dining table that seats 12 people to share unforgettable moments with your family and friends. Additional seating at the kitchen island.


Mini Thistle has three (3) spacious bedrooms for your use, each featuring its own en suite bathroom, providing the utmost comfort and privacy for all guests. With king beds in every room, a restful night’s sleep is ensured for everyone.

Bedroom 1 (Main level): King bed
Bedroom 2 (Main level): King bed
Bedroom 3 (Upper level): King bed + King sofa sleeper
Family room (Lower level): King sofa sleeper

(NOTE: This home has three (3) additional bedrooms in the lower level that are NOT INCLUDED in this listing for Mini Thistle. This listing is for ONLY the main level bedrooms, the upper level bedroom, and all the main living areas plus decks and pool. If you would like the additional 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, please see our 6 bedroom listing for the entire Thistle Cottage.)


The property understands the importance of including every member of the family, that’s why Thistle Cottage is dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your beloved four-legged companions along on your vacation, and the property has been designed with accessibility in mind, making it wheelchair-friendly and providing convenience for all visitors.

Branson Family Retreats container pool Table Rock Lake


Out on the patio, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking surroundings and a private container pool that beckons you to relax and unwind. Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters in the summer or turn the pool into a giant hot tub for the chilly fall and winter evenings.

The pool is perfect for both fun-filled family activities and tranquil moments of solitude.


The covered deck at Thistle Cottage is an inviting space where you can savor your morning coffee while marveling at the tranquil lake view. It serves as an idyllic spot for al fresco dining, offering a barbecue grill for delightful outdoor cooking experiences.

Whether you’re grilling up a delicious feast or enjoying a sunset dinner with your loved ones, this space ensures cherished memories are created.


For more entertainment options, the family room at Thistle Cottage offers a delightful blend of leisure and excitement. Engage in friendly competition with a game of pool on the pool table, or kick back and enjoy a movie night on the large-screen TV.

This space serves as a hub for relaxation and bonding, creating cherished memories for all.


But the magic doesn’t stop there. Behind a seemingly ordinary bookshelf, a hidden room inspired by the world of Harry Potter awaits your discovery.

Step through the secret passage and find yourself in a whimsical and cozy space, perfect for curling up with a good book or engaging in lively conversations.


For added convenience, Thistle Cottage provides an EV charger, allowing electric vehicle owners to recharge their cars effortlessly. This eco-friendly feature reflects the property’s commitment to sustainability and ensuring a seamless stay for all guests.

Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or an adventure-filled getaway, Thistle Cottage is the ultimate haven for multi-generational families and groups of friends.

From the hidden room and the pool table to the serene lake view and private container pool, every aspect of this rental property is designed to create a remarkable vacation experience.

Come and experience the magic of Thistle Cottage, where lifelong memories are waiting to be made.

Thistle Cottage is more than just a vacation home rental; it’s a sanctuary where cherished memories are made.

Book your stay today and discover the perfect balance of relaxation, natural beauty, and endless adventures on the shores of 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!


The Neighborhood

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.

Rocky Shores properties managed by Branson Family Retreats

[Note: The neighborhood indoor pool will be finished in the winter. This is reflected in the introductory rates.]

The final phase of the neighborhood is expected to be completed by mid 2024.

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.

Floor Plans

Knowing the layout of the house is important to figure out who gets which bedroom.


  • 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



For an instant quote, use the form to enter your dates and number of guests.

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

🌟 Choose weeknight stays for lower rates

🌟 Approved dogs are $35/nt each


  • This Mini version of our Thistle Cottage is only bookable within 14 days of arrival
  • To book dates further out than 14 days, please book the full house
  • See FAQs for cancellation policy

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

Book Your Stay Today

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