This Branson destination offers a weekend of strenuous activity or utter relaxation—or even better, a combination of the two
Do you think you know Branson? If you haven’t yet experienced Chateau on the Lake and Spa, your Branson experiences are not yet complete. A weekend spent at this four-diamond (AAA rating) resort and spa might just change your idea of what vacationing in the Ozarks is all about. Commanding an impressive site overlooking Table Rock Lake, Chateau on the Lake brings luxury into the equation. There’s no reason to leave the resort once you’ve checked in if total relaxation is your goal.
Accommodations range from the standard room at $139/night all the way up to the Presidential Suite and plenty in-between. Find out more at chateauonthelake.com.
Surrender to the Spa
“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Branson anymore.” That’s the impression you’ll get when you enter the lobby of Spa Chateau and view the stunning chandelier. But the relaxing and restorative treatments will transport you even further. The spa features 10 separate treatment rooms and an infinity tub, as well as a large outdoor Roman bath that overlooks the lake. You can treat yourself to one of the spa’s treatment packages or just relax away in privacy.
Get on the Water
Table Rock Lake can become your playground with the wide assortment of aquatic equipment available to guests of the Chateau, including boat rentals, wave runners, tubes, water skiing and/or fishing trips and even Scuba diving and parasailing adventures. The Spirit of America, a 48-foot sailing catamaran, is available for private parties. Take the resort shuttle down to the lake.
Where to Dine
Beat the heat for a casual lunch in this café located in the indoor garden area. Or go alfresco for dinner on the deck in the evenings and enjoy cocktails and fine wines too.
Offering gourmet food and stunning views, the Chateau’s fine dining venue is hard to beat. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested for evening dining; call 417-243-1777. Call ahead to book seats at the Chef’s Table.
Don’t tell your spa attendant, but the old-fashioned bakery and fountain has that morning pastry or afternoon ice cream treat to keep you going.
Chateau on the Lake is located 215 miles south of Kansas City at 415 N. Hwy. 265 in Branson. Travel south on Interstate 49 from Kansas City. At Harrisonville take Hwy. 13 to Clinton. Then take Hwy. 13 to Springfield; then to U.S. 65 south to Branson. Take a right on North Hwy. 265.