Branson MO Log Cabins
Includes Kayak/Canoe Tour
Includes Guided History Tour
50 - 100 yr old authentic cabins
2nd oldest settlement left on the river by Branson
Bald Eagle nesting grounds
Fully equipped kitchens
|Mar 01 2014||Sep 30 2015||$79||$79||$549||$1,900||2 Nights|
|: 4 p.m. : 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 6.1|
|Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: PET FRIENDLY: Up to 2 pets any size. $35 for each dog under 25 lbs. $60 for dogs over 25 lbs.|
Richard McGurn said...
Aug 3, 2014
A wonderful experience
Date of Stay
July 24, 2014
I spent four days at Arcadia Coves with my wife and 15-year old son. It is a group of cabins, roughly 100 years old, sitting on top of a bluff overlooking lake Tanycomo. If you've heard of the Baldknobbers, this is one of the actual "bald knobs" that gave them their name. It is not a resort. It's a family owned property that has recently been opened to the public, so don't expect a parade of cleaning staff, fancy restaurants, etc. What you can expect is a wonderful experience with wonderful people. Short story: On arrival, Benjamin (the owner) told my son that all of the guests would often gather on Saturday night for a big bonfire, and that he would take all the kids to the woods to find a branch they could carve into a staff (think Gandalf) that they could each customize as a souvenier. When Saturday night rolled around, the other guests had arrived late, and weren't up for the activity. I thought it would be cancelled. Instead, Benjamin built a full bonfire solely for my son, took him on a trail hike to pick out a 6-foot cedar branch, and spent no less than five hours on the porch of the lodge helping him carve it (hard work, I'm not kidding), sand it, scorch it with a welding torch to give it character, engrave it with his name, and laquer it repeatedly. It is a wicked cool staff. Benjamin worked on it into the night alone, long after I dragged my boy back to the cabin around midnight. Try getting that at the Hilton.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
What an awesome place for adventure, relaxation, fun and fellowship.
The place was awesome. As a photographer the shots of wildlife and nature were around every turn. If you are seeking relaxation this place will take the stress right out of you. There is so much to see and do, when we had to go into Branson we rushed back to get back to the serenity of Arcadia Coves.
Ben made us feel like we were family and the staff's goal was simply YOUR WISH IS OUR COMMAND. Everything was clean and neat, but keep in mind this is rustic adventure not four walls in a motel room. Remember your are out by the lake and in the beautiful settings of the woods not a concrete parking lot where you hear every move your neighbor makes. This is peace and quiet and spending time throwing out that fishing line on their personal dock seeing the sun set and hearing the frog crock made me feel like there was not a care in the world. My thoughts were not about all the things on my to do list but how awesome God had made this place.
My one regret is that I did not spend enough time reading about the history of Arcadia Coves at the lodge. You must remember this historical hunting and fishing lodge is being restored with love from their hearts and alot of sweat equity so that we can enjoy the character and charm of days gone by.
In closing let me state no business big or small, unknow or well advertised can do anything about and Act of God. These people had no control over what happened to knock the cable, water, electricity or whatever out. How would you feel if your new flat panel tv was ruined due to the power surge beyond what your surge protector could handle--well then multiply that by 10 or 12 tv's that Arcadia Coves lost. We did not have cable, but they brought in another tv and offered to rent us new releases, but heck who needs a tv when there is so much adventure to be had here.
When all is said and done all I can say is I can hardly wait to visit again. And I salute you for the wonderful efforts you all have done in bringing back and allowing us to share this hidden gem in the Ozarks.
PS: I certify this was written by a person who has experienced the joy of Arcadia Coves. This has not been written by any staff and I am not related to anyone who owns or works there. And shame on anyone who's desire is to imply these people are not honest in their dealings or are not trying to provide the best hospitality that you so rightfully deserve as a customer. FYI:It's best to show mercy when something is beyond a persons control.