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Top Kid-Friendly Accommodations in Branson

A Lodging Guide by Discover Branson


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Are you planning a family vacation with the kids and don’t know where to stay?


In our experience handling family vacations, we know just how important it is to carefully consider lodging, especially when the kids are coming along.


We want to experience a great time bonding with the whole family, and with that, three essential things come to mind: comfort, safety, and, of course, fun!


First, we want our kids to feel like they are living the comforts of home at a different place. It’s important that everyone fits into their vacation accommodations comfortably. 


Ah—safety. Perhaps the most vital component when you’re going on a vacation. It's always important to research the area ahead of time and make sure that it's safe for everyone. When you’re partnered with a travel agency like Discover Branson, you won’t have to worry about a thing, since the places that will be recommended are our partner establishments.


Lastly, we want everyone in the family to remember and cherish how fun their vacation was. With the right lodging, the kids will look back on how amazing their experience in the Ozarks was and remember it fondly for years to come.


When you book with a long-trusted travel agency like us, we assure everyone is safe with our established accommodation partners, so you can sleep soundly knowing you’re safe. Whether you’re staying indoors or outdoors, we’ve got you covered. Now, all you have to do is choose which place suits your vacation vibe. On top of everything, we always make everything fun! Not only will you be staying in comfortable and safe accommodations, but we can add activities in between to make your trip even more memorable for your family.


At Discover Branson, not only do you get the best value for less with our long-established partners, but we facilitate the process when you speak with our travel experts to book your vacation. Here are our top recommended kid-friendly accommodations in Branson.



  1. Grand Country Waterpark Resort


For the ultimate family vacation, look to Grand Country Waterpark Resort. It has everything your family needs and more; from lodging, live shows, a waterpark, and many dining options. Not only will your family stay in one convenient location, but they will also enjoy every minute spent there with plenty of entertainment.


Grand Country Resort is the perfect location for a family vacation. Situated on highway 76 in the center of all the entertainment, this resort offers an extraordinary experience with everything you and your kids need to have fun. If privacy is what you're looking for, then the new Clubhouse Rooms are ideal, featuring bunk beds and flat screen TVs that your children will love.


Kids will love:


  • Arcade

  • Go-Karts

  • Laser Tag

  • All-Day Buffet

  • Black Light Mini Golf

  • Inclusive park access to guests

  • Clubhouse with Bunk Beds and a Flat Screen TV

  • Entertainment in Their Very Own Grand Country Music Hall


  1. Big Cedar Lodge


Reconnect with nature at the Big Cedar Lodge in the Missouri Ozarks with the whole family. Get away from all the noise of everyday life and melt into serenity as you explore Table Rock Lake. Boats are available to rent for swimming and fishing excursions. The adults can indulge in some much-needed relaxation time at our tranquil spa while the kids can enjoy a load of kid-friendly amenities.


At Big Cedar, you'll find yourself immersed in a tranquil sanctuary of natural grandeur atop 4,600 acres. Nestled into the Ozark Mountains and overlooking the serene Table Rock Lake, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris envisioned this destination as an opportunity for families to bond in nature's splendor. Vacationers will be able to bask in serenity while engaging in captivating outdoor activities all with that special hint of Ozarks' warmth. Make lasting memories with your family while enjoying this beautiful resort and enjoy an experience like no other.


Kids will love:


  • Bonfire

  • Mini Golf

  • Lazy River

  • Playground

  • Paved Trails

  • Horseshoes

  • Board Games

  • DVD Checkout

  • Sand Volleyball

  • Swimming Pools

  • Pickleball & Shuffleboard

  • Hot Tubs (best for adults only)

  • Paddle Boats, Canoes, and Kayaks

  • Big Cedar Beach and Camp Long Creek Beach



  1. Westgate Branson Woods Resort


No matter the size of your family, Westgate Branson Woods Resort has space for everyone. Choose from a variety of options including traditional guest rooms, studio villas for extra serenity and privacy, or two-bedroom cabins. With so many accommodations to choose from, it'll be easy to include all of your loved ones, especially the kids, on this adventure. So pack up those suitcases—it’s time for your Branson vacation!


Westgate Branson Woods Resort is nestled on 145 wooded acres in the Ozark Mountains, providing quick access to a variety of activities such as stunning lakes, championship golf courses, theme parks, outlet malls, and restaurants. Accommodations range from cozy hotel rooms to generous two-bedroom grand villas perfect for families. The Woods welcomes you with a variety of amenities for the perfect resort experience. Whether it be an intimate gathering, grand conference, annual retreat, or family vacation, they offer discounts for big or small groups, so you can save more on your budget. Visitors can enjoy delightful lunch and dinner selections at the Drafts Bar & Grill that will exceed your taste buds' expectations.


Kids will love:


  • Arcade

  • Playground

  • Horseshoes

  • Hiking Trails

  • Market Place

  • Shuffleboard

  • Miniature Golf

  • Fitness Center

  • Volleyball Court

  • Two Restaurants

  • Basketball Courts

  • Foosball + Ping Pong


  1. Hilton Promenade (at Branson Landing)


Soak up the lively atmosphere of the Branson Landing, featuring over 100 shops, restaurants, and attractions! The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing provides modern guest rooms, suites, and condos that feature stunning views of this spectacular location. Experience a unique show as Lake Taneycomo comes alive through amazing firework displays from 120 foot geysers.


Relax in comfort at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing. The 236 rooms offer easy chairs, flat-screen TVs, and granite work desks for a truly comfortable experience. For larger groups or extended stays, the Hilton Promenade also provides spacious junior suites as well as one-bedroom condos with full kitchens and roomy balconies that are perfect for families. Other great bonuses are the on-site catering and the 1,800 sq. ft. of meeting space, meaning that no event is too large and no one will leave hungry.


Kids will love:


  • Fitness Center

  • Free Wi-Fi Access

  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools 

  • Room Service and Concierge

  • On-Site Restaurant and catering

  • Connecting Rooms (perfect for big families)

  • A center point nearby shops, restaurants, and attractions

  • Pet-Friendly Rooms (now every member of the family can go)


  1.  WaterMill Cove


Unwind and revel in the many amenities that WaterMill Cove has to offer, merely two miles away from Silver Dollar City. From pools and sand volleyball courts to canoes and fire pits, your family vacation adventures await you at WaterMill Cove in Branson, MO. The breathtaking lakefront properties are ideal for all types of groups. Kayaking or paddle boarding on the lake, riding a bike, and lounging at the poolside? Guests get to enjoy all of that for free as part of their booking.


Some of the amenities you’ll find at WaterMill Cove include an impressive 5,000 square foot swimming pool, a 200-foot lazy river with a commercial waterslide, and an upper level infinity edge pool featuring an expansive 50 ft. waterfall. Spending all day in the waters has never been this relaxing and fun! For the really little ones, the resort also offers the kids' splash pad, too.


Watermill Cove is one of the most impressive values and experiences that Branson has to offer. The guests can enjoy the private resort dock with boat slips available for rent. Additionally, WaterMill Cove has a wide range of accommodations from six, seven, and eight-bedroom individual log chalets to four, five, six, and eleven-bedroom luxury duplex villas; some even house their own theater rooms. For ultimate comfort and convenience, there's also a three-bedroom small cabin as well as an upgraded home boasting five bedrooms & four bathrooms, all ready to be enjoyed by the family. 


Kids will love:


  • Bikes

  • Picnic Tables

  • Fishing Poles

  • Miniature Golf

  • Horseshoe Pit

  • Sand Volleyball

  • Swimming Pools

  • Shuffleboard Court

  • Treehouse with Slides

  • Fire Pits (included firewood)

  • Two In-Ground Hot Tubs (best for adults only)

  • Paddleboards, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, and Canoes

  • Full-Length Basketball Court and Bocce ball Court

  • Private Boat Dock (slips available for rent) and Boat Ramp


  1. Still Waters Resort


Step away from the chaos of day-to-day life and spend some time at Still Waters Resort, nestled in the stunning Ozark Mountains. This family resort is located only two miles away from Silver Dollar City, seven miles from downtown Branson, and is right on the shores of Table Rock Lake.


Offering comfortable, stunning one to five bedroom condos and studio suites, Still Waters Resort is the ideal lakefront getaway for your family's retreat. Guests enjoy the spaciousness of the accommodations, which are complemented by stylish furnishings and balconies that overlook breathtaking views of the lake. Still Waters also provides a wide array of complimentary amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Their non-smoking rooms are designed with your comfort in mind, offering you a full-sized bathroom, cable TV, and DVD player along with King or Queen beds. For those wishing to enjoy the convenience of home cooking while away from home, our condominiums provide fully-equipped kitchens complete with dishware and utensils, microwaves, stovetops, and ovens, with some select units even featuring washers and dryers.


Better Homes & Gardens has officially recognized Still Waters Resort in Branson, Missouri as the "Preferred Place to Stay," and for good reason. This lakeside retreat offers breathtaking views while not skimping out on convenience; all of what the city of Branson has to offer is only minutes away. Choose between 1-6 bedroom lakefront luxury condos that have been equipped with the modern amenities you need. Don't miss your opportunity with your family to make memories at one of Branson's most premier resorts.


Kids will love:


  • Cane Fishing

  • Miniature Golf

  • Free Inner Tubes

  • Free Aqua Cycles

  • Free Paddle Boats

  • Beautiful Hiking Trails

  • On-Property Pizza World

  • Free Paddleboards & Kayaks

  • Volleyball & Basketball Courts

  • Waterpark with Two Waterslides, a Hot Tub (recommended for adults only), and Three Pools

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