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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4820690

About the area

This home is located approximately 20 min south of Branson off of 86 Highway. Just down from Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock Golf Course. It is a great location for those looking to get away from the crowds, yet wanting to be close enough to enjoy great dining, shopping and other activities! Eureka Springs is a beautiful 45 min drive. Perfect spot for a day trip to take in the historic town and quaint shops. Dogwood Canyon is approximately 15 min away and is our favorite place to visit! Bring your own bikes or rentals available (with tandem and pull-behinds also) and spend the day taking in the scenery. Many other activities available such as fishing and horseback riding are also located there! Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock Golf Course are just down the road! Great dining, great views and wonderful course available to the public! Bass Pro Long Creek Marina is approximately 5 min away by boat or by car for daily boat rentals or slip rental. Tie up on our shoreline and walk to your own home just 50 feet away! Picnic table, chairs and fire circle are located on the shoreline for you to enjoy! Top of the Rock, Big Cedar Lodge (Worman House, Devils Pool), Keeter Center

Getting around

Approximately 10 min from Branson Airport, 1 hour from Springfield-Branson Airport.



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (25)

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25 reviews

“Excellent views”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2016

Beautiful home with excellent views. Tastefully decorated and plenty of room! Nice, quite surroundings. We will be back time and time again!

“Fall get away”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2016

We always spend a weekend in the Branson area each year for our anniversary. This year we stayed at your lovely cabin for our 30 year anniversary. This was by far our favorite place to stay yet! The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We loved that it was not to crowded in with other properties, very relaxing and quiet! We loved the nice deck and hot tub! We really enjoyed the fire pit area too! The location was ideal, not to far from Branson and a short drive to Eureka Springs. We will definitely stay here again!

“Our Most Enjoyable Vacation Ever!!!”

Reviewed 26 May 2016

Thank you for providing us with a beautiful home with all the conveniences needed to have a comfortable stay for a week! The cottage house was clean, well-furnished, and the perfect place for us to take our grandchildren for a "back to nature" experience! We loved it all . . . close to Silver Dollar City, close to a great place to rent a pontoon boat (Bass Pro Marina) and spend a leisurely afternoon on the beautiful Tablerock Lake after attending church in Branson. Our grandchildren loved being able to fish in the "backyard" and we enjoyed bonfires and hot dog roasts near the lake with the great firepits and chairs provided. We enjoyed cookouts on the grill and we all loved the hottub at the end of each day! We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to spend the week, enjoying the gray squirrels, turtles, birds, and chipmunks all around us when we sat on the deck. We had a wonderful kitchen to cook our meals with cooking pans and utensils all provided. We definitely plan to return to this wonderful place of seclusion, yet close to whatever we needed or wanted to do! It was just the right size for us, our daughter, and her 3 children. The kids loved sleeping in the "loft" area!

Owner's reply: Wonderful ... so glad you enjoy the location as much as we do. Love to have you back :)

“Peace & Quiet”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2016

Tall Tree Cottage is absolutely the PERFECT place to get away! If you love clean & spotless with all the "extras" ready & waiting then this is the #1 place to stay! Our family loved staying here and will be back without a doubt! Wonderful Spring Break Getaway

“Great getaway!”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2015

Love this house and everything about it. We stayed at the tall tree retreat previously and loved that as well. It's a great getaway plus the lake is in the backyard, can't beat that. Plan on staying here many times in the future. Awesome rustic feel inside and everything is pretty much provided, just bring your food and you're set.

“Weekend Retreat”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

Beautiful getaway to secluded area just the right distance from Branson. Referring to the lodging as a "cottage" is a little misleading, as it is a fully furnished house with all the modern amenities. Hot tub, fire pit, and Table Rock are all right off the back deck. Price is very reasonable and the owners clearly put a lot of care into the upkeep of the home. This is a great place to stay for anyone traveling from out of town or anyone local ust looking for a weekend getaway.

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed the stay. We call it a "Cottage" for the design of the home being a story and a half with large vaulted ceiling. You are correct in that it's not a smallish property like some "cottages" would seem to indicate. The other property, the "Retreat" is much more rustic in it's design and decor. Hope to have you back at the Retreat (or Cottage) to check it out this winter when we are running our $99/ night couples weekends !

“Room for Everyone”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2015

This was the perfect place for my husband and I and four kids to stay for a fun Branson weekend. The house is lovely and the beautiful lake setting just can't be beat. The kids especially loved the hot tub. The house was stocked with everything we needed and the beds were comfortable. We would absolutely recommend this place to our friends!

“Great place to stay!”

Reviewed 21 May 2015

This cottage was so beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice! It was a very relaxing atmosphere, we had fun sitting by the fire every night and hanging out in the hot tub. They provided games and movies for kids. We will definitely be back! The owners respond right away to emails and were very helpful. Thanks for the great stay!

“Great for relaxing”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2015

Very nice home and the view of the lake is amazing, plus it's just a short walk down to the edge. If the weather was warmer, that's where we would have spent more time. It has a very nice kitchen that really makes you feel at home. We did all of our meals there and it was so easy. The ceiling in the upstairs bedroom is a little too close to the bed, but other than that, we love staying with these owners and at their two properties. This was our fourth time and it won't be the last. They beat anything we've ever seen in Branson. We wouldn't think of spending a weekend getaway anywhere else.

Owner's reply: Glad to have you return again, and again and again :) That says a lot for sure. The bedroom you mention is unique in that it's a half story vaulted ceiling and with a Queen bed it does come close to one edge of the bed... but makes it cozy feeling (like a cottage should be). Thanks again for your repeat business.

“Wonderful Lake Retreat for the Family”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

I took my family to the cottage for a weekend away. This cottage has outstanding furnishings, a well prepped kitchen, cozy bedding, and a wonderful lake view! We made use of the board games, the Hot Tub, and drank wine in front of the fireplace. By far the most relaxing mini-vacation we have ever had! Very clean & neat! Truly a home away from home and we plan to return many times in the future!

Owner's reply: We look forward to your return real soon !

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

10/28/07 Positive Thank you so much for opening your home to us!

It was a delight to stay in and we really appreciate all of the little accomodations you provided. From the cotton balls to the coffee creamer, it seems you thought of everything! It seems like you have picked an ideal spot for a vacation cottage. The lake was gorgeous and the woods were so still and calm.

We really appreciate all your careful thought and preparation. Thanks again! Best wishes.

Joe & Karisa O'Connor, St Louis, MO

10/28/07 Positive Dear Patterson's:

We have completely enjoyed our stay here! Your house is SO beautiful out here and the weather and color of the leaves didn't hurt!

Some highlights from our stay at Tall Tree: 1) reliving childhood by playing "Mousetrap" - we were so glad you had all the pieces but not so sure why the (childrens) game was so hard for twenty-somethings; 2) enjoying walks along your beach; 3) soaking in the hot tub and jacuzzi; 4) fishing out at Table Rock Dam - no fish caught; 5) building a campfire and scaring ourselves with ghost stories.

We are so glad we found this place as it was a much needed break from work and school!

Don't be too surprised to hear from us again!

Brandon & Rebecca Farquhar, St Louis, MO

10/10/07 Positive October 4-6, 2007:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Everything is so nice, new and clean. You guys covered everything - we could tell you put a lot of thought into this. Your decor is superb and professionally done. We liked the evening sounds of tree frogs and crickets; a very soothing sound. We grilled out several times and made use of the beautiful deck, whether my wife was sitting out there reading or I was soaking in the hot tub -- it was very relaxing.

Linda and I have stayed many places like this and we both agree this is the best. We look forward to our next stay at Tall Tree Cottage on Tablerock Lake.
Linda & Jeff Willis, Frisco, TX

09/03/07 Positive Tremendous place, lots of privacy with lake front swimming and boating available. We had 6 in our group, very comfortable.
Ms. Patterson, Joplin, Mo

11/22/07 Positive Nov 17-22, 2007

Thanks for sharing your home with us! Our 16 year old loved walking down to the lake and fishing. We all loved the solitude. As regulars at Chateau and Big Cedar, we have high standards and we were pleased ! We had a great trip - visited U of Arkansas for Matt, went to a wedding for a local young man we know, shot alot of clays at Ozark Shooters, fished Taneycomo - and always had wonderful evenings here -

Happy Holidays!

Sue, Lou & Matt Boers
The Boers Family, Downers Grove, IL

11/26/07 Positive 11-25-07

Derek and Jennifer:

Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home (Tall Tree Cottage on Tablerock Lake).

The boys enjoyed fishing at the waters edge. John and I enjoyed reading by the fire & watching the birds at the feeder.

We enjoyed an afternoon of shopping at The Landing then a quick stop at the Go-carts.

It was just the perfect hibernation spot to enjoy our Thanksgiving weekend ! Saturday night was spent watching the "Border Showdown" -- with the Kids rooting for KU and the parents for MU! Go MU ! Go KU !

Matt and I did spy a doe eating in the woods while John and Ross were on a walk! John was bummed he never saw a deer !

Thanks again,

God Bless

The Borgmeyer's
The Borgmeyer's, Lees Summit, MO

01/02/08 Positive 12-26-2007

Thank you so much, we had a great time at Tall Tree Cottage on Tablerock Lake ! It was very thoughtful of you to put up the Christmas decorations and tree. All of my family have seen the house and will let all of their friends who visit know. Our favorite thing to do was spend some alone time in the Hot Tub after the kids all went to bed.

Happy Holidays!
The Powers
The Powers, Arizona

01/02/08 Positive 12/30/2007

Hello! Thank you so much for graciously opening your lovely cottage (Tall Tree Cottage) to us. You truly have a beautiful home. We really enjoyed laying in the hot tub, playing games, and just lounging around. And we especially enjoyed the very easy-to-use fireplace! We were all very comfortable on the furniture, and had a great weekend of relaxation.

Thank you again and have a very happy New Year!

Much Love,

The Werners :)
The Werners, Oklahoma City, OK

02/12/08 Positive

Derek and Jennifer,
We had a wonderful weekend at your beautiful lake home (Tall Tree Cottage on Tablerock Lake) and we found the area to be completely relaxing and secluded, but close enough to be in Branson in minutes when we wanted to be. Our family loved the hot tub and the girls really loved sleeping in the loft. You have decorated so beautifully and we will recommend this to our family and friends (We already have.) Thanks for a great get away weekend and we look forward to staying again in the future!

Grant and Laura McCune, Springfield Missouri

What a wonderful time we had! Our only regret was that it was way too short. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. We're looking forward to our next trip to Tall Tree Cottage and we just hope to stay a little longer next time.

The Mullenix Family

What a neat "palace" on the water! We enjoyed roasting smores over an open fire, walking the shoreline looking for fossils and shells, and soaking in the hot tub! This was a very nice weekend get-a-way for our family. Thank you for sharing the house!

The Sheeley Family

Fall has never been more beautiful than what we experienced this week. Our time in your cottage was the perfect get-away. Thanks for providing the perfect setting.
Nancy and John Becker
Lincoln, NE

We enjoyed a nice, relaxin stay at your beautiful retreat in the woods! The men fished while the women shopped....that's what I call a perfect weekend! The weather was beautiful and we all enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. We hope to return next fall!
Melissa Hemmann, Perryville, MO

Derek & Jennifer,
I had a wonderful girls weekend with my 82 year old grandmother, sister, aunt, and stepmom at the cottage. You had thought of every detail. Our favorite parts were sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine & looking at the amazing scenery. We also enjoyed a campfire where we roasted hot dogs & made smores. It was a memorable weekend and we all said we would definitely rent the cottage again.

Thank You,
Valerie Green
Valerie Green, Des Moines, Iowa

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Opening your beautiful cottage to us really made our daughters first trip to Kanakuk even more of a treat!
After her first week away from home, it was so nice for her to come here and relax with us over the weekend. We all had a wonderful time on the lake and hanging out here as a family !
We were joined by sister, her husband and baby as well as my mother. The 8 of us had more than enough room and were so impressed by your attention to detail. You have not missed one thing!
I can easily say that we look forward to seeing you again next year for our annual Kanakuk trip and hopefully in-between!
We will be recommending your new cabin to friends that may be joining us at Kanakuk next year as well.

Blessings to you --
The Ralston Family, Tulsa, OK

May 12-16, 2008

The Vices from "Cajun Country" were so impressed with the scenary around the cottage and in Branson. Not surprisingly, our favorite meal was at Landry's seafood restaurant. We really enjoyed the Legends and the Titanic Museum. Your cottage was the perfect place for our stay in Branson!

Thanks so much !
Cary, Jan & Skipper, Houma, LA

May 9, 2008 (Repeat customer !)

Once again we had a wonderful time at Tall Tree Cottage. We truely enjoyed having the lake so close to the deck (from the flooding this spring). You could here the fish jumping and the water lapping on the "new" beach when boats went by. We had a nice mix of rain and sun making being lazy the right thing to do. Best wishes on your new cabin that you just completed.

Peace and Grace to you all...
Linda & Jeff Willis, Frisco, TX

March 21, 2008:

Derek and Jennifer - Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. It definetly was the perfect place for a wonderful getaway.
You have done such a wonderful job with the house ! We all will definetly be back again. We all had such an amazing experience while we were here !
Sara & Paul, Rolla, MO

We loved our stay at Tall Tree Cottage! It is very beautiful. We stay at the lake every year, and this was one of the nicest places we have stayed at. I will recommend this to everyone looking for a place on Table Rock Lake.
Steve & Tabby Berry, Edmond, OK

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We loved the privacy and having some quiet time to enjoy family fun. We liked visiting Branson area and enjoyed the College of the Ozarks, the Fish Hatchery tour, and riding the ducks. We had a marvelous time tubing out on the lake. We hope to return again next summer.
Gina and Charlie, Fieldon IL

Thank you for sharing your home. Coming from Arizona it far exceeded our expectations. You have really thought of everything down to the last detail. We would love to make this an annual vacation for our family and will contact you next year about returning. The quiet nights, comfortable beds and all of the conveniences of home makde our stay outstanding. We got on the lake (boating and jet skied), fished Dogwood Canyon and saw a show in Branson. Thank you again!
The Branch's

Derek & Jennifer,
Your Tall Tree Cottage is just the perfect place. Beautiful home in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We loved our stay and found everything we needed to make our stay a great one. We have have stayed in rented cabins, cottages and villas from Breckenridge, CO to Hilton Head, SC and we would have to say that Tall Tree Cottage on Table Rock is now among our very favorite places.
The Hoyt Family, Andover, KS


Derek & Jennifer:

Thank you for opening your lovely home to us. It is so quiet and peaceful here. The decor is beautiful and sets a very relaxing atmosphere. We have really enjoyed our stay here and definately plan on returning sometime over the summer.

Thank you again & God Bless !

Carla Brenneke
Carla Brenneke, Jefferson City, MO

As we were driving here up and down hills and around curves, I was thinking this is the boonies! But when we arrived at the Cottage and walked inside, it was WOW! We shopped, saw the Legends and cruised the Showboat Branson Belle (what a meal). We spent our evening grilling, eating in and playing Aggravation. This is a beautiful and relaxing place. We plan on coming back in a couple years. The lake is clean, nothing like the lakes in Southern Illinois! God bless!

Norman and Mary
West Frankfort, IL

Thank you so much for opening your home to us. From the moment we stepped inside, we felt that "comfy" feeling. What a relaxing place to be. We spent our time at Silver Dollar City, Dixie Stampede, Rented a pontoon and spent the day on the lake swimming and tubing. Our children and grandchildren had a great time. Your home is beautiful and you are such a pleasant couple to deal with !

St. Charles, MO

Thanks so much Jennifer and Derek. This was a lovely place to spend a 40th anniversary - your home is a perfect getaway from the "strip" - would encourage anyone to go in and see Six! It was awesome - a little shopping, lots of eating - and just hanging out peacefully. Enjoyed it all!

Deb and Randy
Quad Cities, IL


Had a great time at the lake, nice place. We'll be back !

Haubein's of KCMO


What a beautiful place to spend my 50th Birthday. We really enjoyed watching the fireworks display across the lake. A wonderful cottage with a great view. Thank you for such a special place.

Rinehart's of MS


Thank you for a wonderful stay; the accomodations are excellent ! We hope we have the opportunity to return. Love the seclusion on the lake.

Barb of MO


What a wonderful home ! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here. We were able to enjoy quality time together and made lasting memories.

Jeanine of Troy MO


What a great way to end the summer, relaxing, playing in the water and enjoying Branson. Our kids and friends had so much fun cliff diving, wake boarding and (as they put it), "tearing up the water on the tube"!

Enjoy your stay - we did !!

Kissells of KS


We wanted a peaceful retreat and that's exactly what my husband and I got. It was a perfect 4 days and we can't wait to come back soon. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

Ross family of OK


Clean, quiet, peaceful atmosphere, beautiful scenery, a place away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. A place where you can turn the corner and see a deer standing in the road. This is "Tall Tree Cottage". Hope we can return soon. It was everything we wished or and more!

Ruth of NE

12-16 to 12-23-12

Thank you so much for providing a wonderful place to stay. Our family all moved to different locations at the same time 5 years ago and we have not spent a Christmas together in 5 years. We had the best time here, the guys went fishing. The house was a perfect layout and gave us plenty of room to play games. Thank you again so much for helping to bring our family together for Christmas. We will always remember this place and have fond memories to last us a lifetime.

Ghilini and Conroy families of WI, ND, NC

Our vacation week was amazing! Our kids said it was better than Disney World! Here are a couple of things we learned: -Dana's BBQ in Branson is great! -Ride the Ducks was fun for kids and adults -Boating info AR is beautiful -We did not see one snake ( we were very prepared for this!) -Cliff jumping east of the house was a highlight for my eight year old -Walmart in West Branson is so much better The information in the books were very helpful! Thanks for an amazing week!

We enjoyed our stay at your Cottage! The easy access to the water was perfect! We loved listening to country music on the patio and playing games while the toddler slept inside with quiet! Perfection! We had s'mores every night at the fire pit and shared many laughs. Not much is a more perfect vacation than soaking up sun, boating, grilling and fire in the woods! Thank you for sharing your place!

Thank you for a great vacation spot. We all had a wonderful time. We brought a canoe and appreciated the easy access to the lake. You have a great off-the-beaten-path location. We all had a biking afternoon at Dogwood Canyon and rented a pontoon at Long Creek Marina. We got groceries at Harter House in Hollister. Thanks for all the great tips!

The perfect getaway, June 11 2015

Our two daughters spent a weekend in Tall Tree Retreat last fall and decided this was the place for our summer family gathering. Spent four enjoyable nights in this lovely home secluded on a cove of Table Rock Lake (one of our families stayed in the Tall Tree Retreat just a few steps away). The cottage was comfortably furnished with everything needed for a relaxing stay. A large deck was great for grilling, dining and for star gazing. We used the short easy to walk path to the lake for fishing and relaxing around a bonfire. We spent a day on the lake tubing, a day at Silver Dollar City with the best day just hanging out with the family at the cottage. It is a very nice quiet place to be with everything that you may want to do just a short drive into Branson. Everyone wants to come back again next year.

Thank you for sharing your home,
Gary K

It was a lovely, secluded place for our family and we used every bit of the place, yard, lake, woods, deck and those lovely bathrooms. It was close to the places we needed to get to as well. Thank you for allowing us to stay. It might just be where we go again! The seclusion is what we liked about it, no one looking on you.