The Cottages

Thistle Cottage + Claymore Cottage

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)


The Cottages is both our Thistle Cottage and our Claymore Cottage together:

✅ 11 Bedrooms (5+6)
✅ Sleeps 28 (12+16)
✅ King Beds
🌊 (2) Private Container Pools
🐾 Dog Friendly
⛵️ Lake view
🎱 (2) Pool tables and foosballs
🍿 (2) Family rooms with 65 inch TV
🌱 (2) EV Chargers
♿️ Wheelchair Accessible

Side-by-side homes to give you double the space for your family. Yes, that’s two kitchens, two great rooms, two dining areas, two decks, two container pools, and two family rooms.


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 fireplaces. The perfect setting for family game night, lake planning chats, and family bonding conversations.


Fully equipped kitchens that meet the needs of even the most discerning chef. Each features modern appliances, ample counter space, and all the necessary cookware and utensils, including our KitchenAid mixers, standard for all our properties.

Prepare mouthwatering meals and gather around the spacious dining tables, each seating 12 people to share unforgettable moments with your family and friends. Additional seating at the kitchen islands.


Thistle Cottage boasts 6 spacious bedrooms and Claymore Cottage has 5 of its own, 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.


We understand the importance of including every member of the family, that’s why both Thistle Cottage and Claymore Cottage are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your beloved four-legged companions along on your vacation.

Both properties have been designed with accessibility in mind, making them wheelchair-friendly and providing convenience for all visitors.

Ramp entry to the main levels, plus each home has a bedroom with extra room around the bed and a bathroom with grab bars at the toilet and the shower as well as a handheld showerhead.

Branson Family Retreats container pool Table Rock Lake


Out on each patio is 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 covered decks are an inviting space where you can savor your morning coffee while marveling at the tranquil lake view. They serve as an idyllic spot for al fresco dining, offering a barbecue grill on each deck 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 rooms at The Cottages offer a delightful blend of leisure and excitement. Engage in friendly competition with a game of pool on each pool table, or kick back and enjoy a movie night on each 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, The Cottages each provide 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, The Cottages are 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 The Cottages, where lifelong memories are waiting to be 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

The house was beautiful. The view was awesome. My kids swam, played pool, played games. We all had the best time ever.


📍 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

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


  • Sleeps (28)

  • (11) Bedrooms

  • Thistle bedroom 1 (main level): King bed

  • Thistle bedroom 2 (main level): King bed

  • Thistle bedroom 3 (lower level): King bed

  • Thistle bedroom 4 (lower level): King bed

  • Thistle bedroom 5 (lower level): King bed

  • Thistle bedroom 6 (upper level): King bed + King sofa sleeper

  • Thistle family room (lower level): (1) King sofa sleeper

  • Claymore bedroom 1 (main level): King bed

  • Claymore bedroom 2 (main level): King bed

  • Claymore bedroom 3 (lower level): King bed

  • Claymore bedroom 4 (lower level): King bed

  • Claymore bedroom 5 (lower level): King bed

  • Claymore family room (lower level): (1) King sofa sleeper

  • (11) Bathrooms

  • WiFi

  • (15) TVs

  • Streaming

  • (2) Game rooms

  • (2) Pool tables

  • (2) Foosballs

  • Board games

  • Heat

  • Air conditioning

  • (2) Washers and Dryers

  • (2) Irons and boards

  • Baby items

  • (2) Highchairs

  • (2) Strollers

  • (2) Pack-n-plays

  • (2) Fully equipped kitchens

  • (2) Refrigerators

  • (2) Stoves

  • (2) Ovens

  • (2) Microwaves

  • (2) Dishwashers

  • (2) KitchenAid Mixers

  • (2) Keurigs

  • (2) Coffee makers

  • (2) French presses

  • Electric griddle

  • Waffle maker

  • Dishes and utensils

  • Cooking utensils

  • Wine glasses

  • Toaster

  • Blender

  • Tea kettle

  • (2) Private container pools

  • (2) Covered decks

  • (2) BBQ grills

  • 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

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  • 2 to 5 night minimum
  • See FAQs for cancellation policy
  • 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

Book Your Stay Today

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