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Hidden Haven on 8+ Lakeside Acres,Private Dock,Fishing,Hiking,Old World Luxury

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Luxury, rest, creative space, privacy, peace....hiking, cold water fishing, wooded walks, family memories...we invite you to experience our lakefront home, Rivendell in Branson.

Ideal for family reunions, staff meetings, retreats, luxurious vacations, golf outings, girls getaways, and those who want to hike and fish by day and relax in a hot tub by night...

Our guests have asked to take our mattresses home, 'borrow' our original art :-), move in permanently...One tween hugged her mom and said, 'I feel like I'm a princess!!'

Golfers rest between rounds near the grill or fireside for a game of chess. Fishermen hike down to the lake to our private dock to catch trout for lunch. Families walk through the woods and roast marshmallows over the firepit. Sunlovers tan on the deck and then lounge in the hot tub...

No need to worry about thin walls or loud neighbors or traffic noises...or people even knowing where you are! Our address is literally off the map, tucked away within 8+ acres, hidden by trees on 3 sides and Lake Taneycomo on the fourth.

Though just 3.5 miles from Hwy 76, 6 miles from Branson Landing and minutes further to all the fun Branson offers, you may never want to leave once you pull into the garage...

Wake-up in your luxurious bedroom to watch the deer in the morning. Warm-up to winter seated fireside by the Lord of the Rings chess set. Take a nature walk with loved ones. Enjoy laughter with family and friends around a grand dining table, over a game of shuffleboard, table bowling, foosball, arcade games, or with the Wii.

Watch the sunset with a panoramic lake view on one of the decks. Relax in the 8-10 person hot tub or detox in the 2-person sauna before you say, 'good-night.'

And end the day with a cup of your favorite coffee and a great book from Rivendell's house library as you sink into one of our fabulous chaises and chairs.

Welcome to our family's B&B (without the 2nd B).

Welcome to a private home hidden in the woods on Lake Taneycomo, a cold water fishing lake.

Welcome to a resting space where no one can find you and no one is calling your name.

Occupancy up to 20 guests only. No amplified music or weddings permitted.

Keywords: luxurious, lakefront, wooded, private home, sauna, hot tub, fishing, hiking, large groups, family reunions, church retreats

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Marie

Early 2010, our fun-filled family embarked on four months of remodeling to transform this lakeview home into Rivendell! After taking prayer and writing retreats for 17 years, the door opened for us to create a retreat home of our own.

Through the miracle of adoption, we are the overjoyed parents of three outrageously creative children. Our eldest is gifted with Asperger's Syndrome, our middle is graced with extroverted compassion, and our youngest is currently seeking to master burping the ABCs... We home school part-time, parent full-time, and laugh a lot to stay sane.

Our personal residence is about one hour from Rivendell -- out in the country where you can count the stars. We are the happy guardians of 4 rescued (outside) dogs, 3 odd (outside) cats, 1 rabbit (yes, inside...for the moment), and 9 unusually social chickens.

We write. We travel. We invest in the next generation. We welcome you to Rivendell, our Branson retreat home!

Marie purchased this house in 2009

Why Marie chose Branson

The rocks, hills, trees, lakes...Branson is filled with natural beauty. Since moving to Missouri from Texas in 1996, we've made frequent trips down to Branson to take the kids to Silver Dollar City as a family or to find a quiet retreat for rest and writing individually. We love the drive and often have taken side roads to simply enjoy the scenery.

Over the years, a dream grew in our heart of creating a home that could be a happy haven for families and a spiritual resting place for pilgrims. Our dreams accelerated in October of 2009 when we found this gorgeous home with a beautiful view, private acreage, and enough room for us to create a place of renewal and rest.

What makes this house unique

Reunions, family vacations, staff retreats, personal getaways, a writer's haven...

Groups will enjoy cooking in a beautiful lake view kitchen with 2 ovens. Once dinner is served, all can eat together in a kitchen/dining room that seats 22 comfortably or many more by simply opening the dining room door onto the upper deck.

Families will appreciate two living rooms, a 4-bed bunkroom just inches off the lower family room, loads of interactive games, and enough decks, patios, and yard to give everyone space to roam.

Small groups will delight in several warm rooms ideal for connecting, debriefing, brainstorming, and planning for the future with the only distractions being an occasional eagle and the irresistible sunsets...Our conference-size dining table seats 16 in comfort in a room sure to inspire.

Individuals will relish their private bedrooms, each of which features a relaxing chair/chaise and a desk that will bring out the writer in you! Every room is named, customized, and designed to spoil your body while you rest your mind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 12 to 14 people staying here. It was such a great place to get caught up with family and friends. All of us had plenty of room together or enough space to be on our own if we wanted. You have a lovely home and we're so glad it's one you choose to share. The view was wonderful too! It's the most equipped home we've stayed in and would recommend it to anyone!
Nov 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Branson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , FAR Infrared Sauna
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 6
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Restoration - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Daybed with twin trundle in sunroom off this master
    The Scroll - 1 large double bed , Handicap accessible with attached bath with walk in shower
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 double bed
    Gentle Whisper - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private bathroom with toilet, shower
    Living Waters - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private bathroom with toilet, shower
    New Creation - 1 large double bed , Private Deck, shared hall bathroom with combo tub/shower
    Eagle's Nest - 1 large double bed , Private bathroom with toilet, shower
    Green Pastures - 2 bunk bed , Four twins, shares hall bathroom
  • King size beds (3) 3 bedrooms feature spacious King beds with Simmons (r) mattresses: Restoration, Gentle Whisper, and Living Waters., Queen size Beds (3) The Scroll (wheelchair accessible room) on the first floor and New Creation and Eagle's Watch on the lower level feature luxurious Queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) The master suite sunroom has a daybed trundle featuring a Simmon's pillow-top world-class mattress on top and a Nikken Kenkopad magnetic mattress in the trundle. The bunk bedroom has 4 twins. (2) portable Pack-n-Play cribs are available along with toys for toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The main living room has a full-size sleeper sofa to provide 2 with a place to lay their heads. In addition, we have 2 self-inflating mattresses complete with linens and pillows. If your group is larger than 20, please call 4173345214. Friends have nearby accommodations so larger groups can easily stay within walking proximity on the Lake.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our family piano awaits guests in the living room, a 60 game arcade table, 8.6 acres with hiking trails take you down to the lake and dock, and our home sleeps 20 in beds (if your group is over 20 there are other properties nearby). Additionally, Rivendell has a private sunroom, shuffle board & bowling game table, house library, 6 luxury bedrooms and 1 bunkroom, outdoor campfire pit, and Simmons (r) pillow-top mattresses Lake Taneycomo is a cold water fishing lake. No amplified music or outdoor weddings permitted.


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Perfect for our Writers' Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The home was so welcoming and perfect for our group of writers. We each had our own room and own bathroom, and the three community spaces were perfect for gathering. The views from the porch were stunning and Marie was very responsive to the few questions we had at the beginnings of our stay. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa Oklahoma

Celebrating our 50 th wedding anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and included our son and daughter, our grand-kids, and our great-grand-kids. We wanted them to be a part of our celebration and wanted a place where we could spend some quality family time in comfort as well as enjoy the events Branson offers. This place was just what we wanted. It is secluded yet close to Branson events, large enough for all 13 of us to enjoy private time as well as family time, well stocked, and comfortable. Definitely recommend it to others and will reserve again next time we visit Branson.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not able to get to the water, hard to move around outside.

  • 3 of 5

The sheets were dirty and I had to wash them in the evening when we should have been able to go to bed after traveling all day. House size is not as large as we thought.

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you did not feel Rivendell up to your standards. We strive for every guest to have a wonderful experience. Our cleaning staff is very reliable so I do not understand the sheets not being clean, but a phone call would have fixed the situation. Each guest is given my cell phone number and encouraged to call for any questions or problems. I can usually get there within fifteen to twenty minutes. Rivendell is on a bluff overlooking Lake Taneycomo. The dock is accessed by going down the hill through the woods. We have made winding paths to keep it from being extremely steep and have stairs in the steepest parts. Our mom, in her 70's, accesses it but you do need to be in good health. It is uphill all the way back to the house. Again, we do encourage our guests to communicate with us if something is not up to par. We want each guest experience to be restorative and magnificent.
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newburgh, indiana

truly an interesting and very comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

pictures as they say, don't do the home justice. so many details that say this home is one of a kind. and so large. the kitchen even has 2 stoves. the view, we saw 3 bald eagles. reminds me of an art museum in a castle. and really close to any place you would like to roam to. like i said so many details and the beautiful unusual furniture. would greatly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, Rivendell is very unique and very comfortable. Our over-sized furniture beckons one to sit a spell. And our ornate desks invite even a non-writer to introspection and journalling. The views are phenomenal and we enjoy watching the eagles. The whole atmosphere of the home lends to peace and relaxation, yet it is large enough for a bustling family with all ages.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Silent Witness

  • 5 of 5

Sisters Sippin' Tea Literary Group, Tulsa Chapter, recently returned

from a glorious three night stay at Rest Inn Rivendell in Branson, Missouri. We take our retreats seriously, and having the right location and accommodations are very important to us. We searched high and low for the right property and after endless hours on the internet, reading and listening to different reviews, we came upon Rest Inn Rivendell. When I read about the owners, the Chloe's, and how their dream of Rivendell came to life, the story they shared about their family, property pictures, and several communications with Marie, I knew Rivendell was the place for us. From the moment we crossed the threshold into Rivendell, we were elated. We were surrounded with beauty inside and out. We felt the peace of Rivendell. We took pleasure in touring through the home and making room selections, we were in awe of all the detail and attention in the house. Rivendell has a welcoming spirit; the comfort of the home embraces you. I once read that your home is a silent witness, the language of your home examines what a home reveals about our priorities, faith and purpose to life. You can always find a beautiful place, but to find a place like

Rivendell that aligns with your trip purpose is awe-inspiring. The home is a silent beautiful witness. We hope to return again, and on our next visit, we will definitely curtail our Branson activities so that we can thoroughly and leisurely enjoy everything that Rivendell has to offer.


Sharon Haynes - Sisters Sippin' Tea Tulsa Chapter

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon for such a beautiful and heartfelt review. We are so glad Rivendell ministered to you spirit, soul and body. We looked for quite awhile to find a retreat home. Nestled in the woods, Rivendell offers privacy and nature for quiet reflection. The large front porch and decks overlooking Lake Taneycomo lend to relaxing moments alone or gathering places for the whole family. We have outfitted Rivendell in a way that our guests can feel comfortable the moment they step in the door. It has a wonderful atmosphere for retreats as well as for family reunions. We would love to host your lovely group any time. Thanks again for such a delightful review.
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This place is so beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Me & my family of 13 stay here every year for the past 2 years now & we will be back every year from here on out.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.5 Miles
Branson Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Branson Scenic train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 76 East
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several at Branson Landing
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Moonshine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Branson Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Skagg's Community Health Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Fest
Nearest Point of Interest
Dogwood Lanes Bowling
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Hills Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Harding Auto Repair
Car: necessary

on Lake Taneycomo,5 miles from Branson Landing, 15 miles from the Branson airport, 15 miles from Silver Dollar City

Other Activities: Parsailing, Wildlife viewing, Mini golf, Hot air ballooning, Shopping, Boating, Rock climbing, Health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Branson

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
16 May 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
16 Aug 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late fall 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
16 May 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$332.93 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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