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Why Branson Missouri Cabins are Great in Winter

Why Branson Missouri Cabins are Great in Winter

By April Yap

Looking for ways to beat the winter blues? Ever felt you need to take another holiday after the holiday season? Well, you’re not the only. As a matter of fact, millions of Americans feel that way too. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do it, such as a trip to Branson Missouri, which will definitely give you, your friends and loved ones the best time.


Most people think Branson Missouri , as with other tourist destinations in the Midwest, are only good during summer vacation. But as a matter of fact, this great town in the Ozarks is a stellar getaway at any time of the year. And winter is one of the best times to visit; snowfall is infrequent, while the average daytime temperature rises up to the 50s. Not to mention there are no shortage of exciting things to do and special things to see. And one of the best ways to do it is by staying in a cabin accommodation.

Most accommodations, especially the cabins, offer great “off season” discounts during winter season. And though some attractions and sights are closed, many attractions are open for the cold months.

There are tons of cabin accommodation options throughout Branson. And here are some of them:

Branson Missouri cabins

Thousand Hills Cabin

One good example is the Thousand Hills, which sports a perfect combination of rustic charm of the Ozarks and luxury. This cabin is close to all the best things you can find in Branson, which means you need not to venture out far into the cold to see and experience the popular tourist spots. It’s close to some of the famed outlets malls, which are perfect for those who want to get a hand of fashionable winter gears. It’s also a short distance away from the Silver Dollar City, which is Branson’s biggest and most popular theme park and family destination. Looking to catch some live music shows? Well, this cabin is also a short distance away from some of the most popular live musical shows in town.

Branson Missouri cabins

Branson Vacation Cabins, Branson

Located just 8 miles south of Highway 76 Strip, this place showcases accommodation that features fully furnished 2 and 3 bedroom log cabins, with beautiful fireplace near the famous Table Rock Lake. Near the cabins are the beautiful Eureka Springs, Dogwood Canyon, and the Buffalo River, basically you get some of the best outdoor activities in this place, with lots of places to go for shopping.


Great Branson Missouri Cabins

If you wish to have a secluded getaway for you and your loved ones, then you might want to check out the Great Branson Missouri  Cabins. This family-operated business, and they offer fantastic amenities, such as indoor and outdoor pools, 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, walking trails, lakefront access for fishing, and more. All of their cabins are upgraded to offer the most comfortable experience you can have for winter. And the best part about their accommodation is that, they are one of the cheapest out there. It’s a perfect destination for birthday trips, honeymoons and family getaways.

Author's Bio
April is an online publisher for The Cabins at Grand Mountain in Branson, MO. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences.




Food adventures USA

Food adventures USA

I’ve been thinking about writing a USA related food blog post for a while now. Finally I’m ready to share some pictures and recommendations from our coolest trip so far: USA roadtrip! So all food lovers, check out our food adventures USA – my personal top  of the American food picks! We were obviously saving on our meals – food in the USA isn’t cheap. But eating fast food for 14 days straight isn’t easy, so some days we went to better restaurants.


Starting off with some fast food – “Asian” type of meal that you can get in most shopping centers – rice with shrimps and some fresh salad. Simple, yet tasty and quite inexpensive – around 8$. This one we had in a mall in San Diego (Las Americas Outlets)

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Cirque du Soleil experience in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil experience in Las Vegas

Our Cirque du Soleil experience started with a proper research. We were only for 1 day in Las Vegas, so it had to be a good show for limited budget. For me, visiting Cirque du Soleil was one of the main reasons for coming to Vegas. Among other things, like casinos and nightlife, these shows are a true highlight and a must see for anyone visiting Sin City for the first time.

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Cirque du Soleil coupons

You can purchase tickets online in advance. For late runners like us  ticket booths called Tix4Tonight offer quite nice discounts (up to 50%) for the same day shows (including Cirque du Soleil). You may purchase coupons in these booths all over the Strip – 11 in total. The closest to our hotel was the one at Bally’s Grand Bazaar. I recommend getting there early, they open at 10 am, but it’s better to be there at least half an hour before that, as usually there is a line! Good show tickets sell fast! Once you are in the line waiting, helpful reps may approach you and explain all the different options and prices. It’s great to hear about the shows and makes the check out process a lot faster.


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Grand Canyon experience

Grand Canyon experience

Our visit to Grand Canyon was in early March 2016. The weather was getting warmer already and it was a perfect day for a nature walk. It was a dream to see the beauty of this nature phenomenon, so we planned whole day for this visit.


Arriving at Grand Canyon

We drove from Las Vegas and stayed in Flagstaff overnight. The motel was called Aspen. It’s a nice property, but a bit cold for winter months – night temperatures went as low as 0 C. There was still snow at mountain peaks. Wish I had a heated blanket with me! On the positive side – it felt like a true nature hike – something completely different from Vegas style hotels.  Location of the motel is very convenient, it was clean and fairly good price. There is a supermarket next door and few nice restaurants. I recommend Satchmo’s – amazing BBQ ribs at great price. Their address is 2320 N 4th St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, United States.

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USA Roadtrip – best moments

USA Roadtrip – best moments

Now that a month has passed since we returned from our awesome USA roadtrip, it’s time to sum up and create a post on the things we liked. We had planned a lot of different destinations, so the trip was quite intense. I might have to thing of few more posts on some specific locations and things we did. Here are some of the best moments and memorable experiences from our trip.


Our route looked like this:

Map of our road trip in the USA

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How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 2 – San Diego ZOO (Gallery)

How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 2 – San Diego ZOO (Gallery)

We continued our adventure in San Diego with visiting the famous Zoo. Make sure to arrive early, as it get’s crowded. I also recommend purchasing tickets in advance – online. You will receive a map at the gates.

The Zoo is very large in size, so in order to enjoy all the animals, more than one day is needed. We managed to squeeze most of it in one day due to tight schedule. There is an option to use tour bus inside the zoo, which may be a good idea if you are not into long walks. Luckily there is enough shade to hide from the sun.



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How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 1 – SeaWorld

How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 1 – SeaWorld

One of the best attractions in San Diego is certainly SeaWorld. This amazing park has tons of attractions, not to mention all the great shows. The park is quite big, so it’s best to arrive early. This way you can secure good parking as well.


San Diego seaworld

Friendly personnel at the gates will hand you a map with the schedule of all the shows. All of them are great and it’s possible to see all in one day. Start you tour with a walk through the park, visiting various aquariums. The first show we saw was sea lion show. The animals are wonderful and well trained! It was funny and entertaining!

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Planning first American roadtrip: Arizona, California, Nevada

Planning first American roadtrip: Arizona, California, Nevada

As time is getting closer to a moment, when our flight will take off, it is a good idea to think about the itinerary. The trip is 2 weeks long and covers a lot of ground. As a first time visit, there is a number of must-see cities and sights. Before hitting the road, we will spend our first night in San Francisco, as that is where our plane from London lands. The hotel we booked is located near the SFO Airport and cost us 70$/night. The next morning we will catch a flight with Southwest Airlines down to Phoenix, Arizona. This airline has some impressive offers, our rate was 60$/person for mentioned flight! Once we land in Phoenix, a rough plan looks like this:


Rough plan of our trip

  • Landing in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Driving to San Diego, CA
  • Heading North to Los Angeles, CA
  • Visiting Sequoia National Park, CA
  • Heading East to Las Vegas, NV and Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Visiting Sedona, AZ
  • Heading back West to San Clemente, CA via Palm Springs, CA
  • Flying back from Los Angeles, CA

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