In 1992 there was a boom of tourism in Branson, Missouri thanks to a story that aired on the CBS News TV Magazine “60 Minutes”. At the time, there were 27 theatres with live shows, over 53,000 seats to fill, and the likes of Loretta Lynn, Mel Tillis, and Boxcar Willie performing regularly. Branson saw an average of 4 million visitors a year filling theater seats, eating at restaurants, and booking hotel rooms. The Stone Castle Hotel Branson was built by three brothers from Wisconsin as a direct result of this economic boom.
The Stone Castle Hotel Branson rooms and suites
In 2012, the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center was acquired by new owners that have transformed the property into an affordable and fun establishment. The hotel has 296 rooms of all varieties from king suites with jetted tubs to standard queen rooms to rooms with kitchenettes. There is also a handful of themed suites, some based on Branson’s most popular attractions like Clay Cooper and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, and other themes non-Branson related like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Miss Kitty from the TV show “Gunsmoke”.
All rooms have a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board. I stayed in a standard two queen bed room and it was bright and clean, and oh boy, those beds are comfortable. My room was on the fourth floor facing the main strip in Branson and from there I could see the dancing lights from the Branson Ferris Wheel at night.
Enjoy the hot breakfast buffet
Though there is not an actual restaurant on site, there is a hot breakfast buffet served from 6:30-9:30am in a beautiful room overlooking the gardens. It’s a great place to grab eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, waffles, cereals, toast, and of course, coffee. The hot breakfast buffet is free to hotel guests – friends and family not staying at the hotel can enjoy the breakfast buffet at a price of less than $10.
There are two indoor heated pools and hot tubs, a newly redesigned Arcade Game Room, and over 9500 square feet of meeting space. During your stay, you may find yourself joining one of the many employee events, from an Easter Egg hunt to a Halloween Costume Party.
The Stone Castle Hotel Branson location
The location of the Stone Castle Hotel Branson is in the center of Branson and close to all the attractions. Whether you are catching a show at the Clay Cooper Theater, riding high on Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon, or ziplining off the 230 foot high Inspiration Tower, you are never more than a ten minute drive away.
How to book your stay
The Stone Castle Hotel Branson can cater to couples, families, solo travelers, group travel, students and specialty groups like scrapbookers, quilters, and square dancers among others. For more information and to book your stay, visit the Stone Castle Hotel Branson website here.
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*Disclaimer: I was invited to stay at The Stone Castle Hotel as part a media event sponsored by #BloggingBranson and the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center in exchange for coverage. No other compensation was provided and I arranged my own travel to Branson. All opinions are 100% my own.