Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Experience the beautiful, clear water of Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, with almost 500 miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy. Relax at an exceptional Table Rock Lake vacation rental, and choose from lakefront chalets to luxury condos, and rustic cottages to elegant villas. Many accommodations include private docks and access to hiking and bicycling trails. For fun away from the lake, explore the shows and amusement parks in the city. Here are the most unforgettable places to stay during your vacation at Table Rock Lake.

1. Branson, Missouri

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Cut loose for a wet and wild vacation at Table Rock Lake when you choose one of the exquisite vacation rental lake houses on the Branson side. Put your walking shoes on to hit some of the many attractions in Branson, including the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. Head up to nearby Silver Dollar City theme park too, which is only a couple of miles from Branson vacation rentals at the northern end of the lake. Keep the kids busy with zipping line tours, horseback riding, and swimming at the lake, and they’ll gladly crash into their comfortable beds every night with the sounds of nature around your cabin.

2. Shell Knob, Missouri

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Think convenience when you book your quaint cottage, rustic cabin, or lovely guest house at Shell Knob. Everything the lake offers is within minutes of your reach, and you can take the kids to visit other popular local attractions, such as Cosmic Cavern. Be sure to visit Promised Land Zoo, just a few miles north of Eureka Springs. Enjoy this drive-thru exotic animal park that features a petting zoo. For some additional fun therapy, put Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on your list to see the rescued lions and other big cats.

3. Lampe, Missouri

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Throw down on the lake shore with an elegant waterfront chalet, a comfy cottage, or a beautiful village right on Table Rock Lake at Lampe. Enjoy hot tubs and satellite TV in many of the rentals. Take advantage of your strategic location to fish for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie that zip through the cool waters waiting for you to cast your line. It’s a great opportunity to build a new kind of rapport with the little ones by answering all of their fish questions. All.

4. Galena, Missouri

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Shake out your jangled nerves, leave them behind, and hide out at peaceful Table Rock Lake in Galena just off Route 76 about 30 minutes west of Branson. Imagine your cabin’s back door opening up onto a dock, surrounded by water. Tie a little rowboat there and use it to drift into calm coves or take in the scenery along the lake shore. Sit on the dock and dangle your bare feet in the cool water at sunset while you think about your perfect day.

5. Marvel, Missouri

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Less than a mile from Silver Dollar City theme park at the north end of the lake, Marvel offers quiet vacation rental lakefront cabins that feel deceptively a million miles from civilization. Book your vacation rental at the lake or in a house in town to give your family the ideal epicenter for all of your vacation adventures. Be sure to take a trip on the Branson Belle Showboat to round out the perfect family outing before returning to your home-away-from-home.

6. Near Lakeview Resort General Store

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Water, water, everywhere and not a moment to waste makes your vacation rental waterfront cabin near the Lakeview Resort General Store a perfect jumping off point for every water sport you can imagine. Swim, snorkel, or go scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Table Rock Lake, starting at your private dock. Most vacation rental units include docks and decks for outdoor relaxing when it’s time to dry off.

7. Thousand Hills Vicinity of the Lake

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Vacation is a time to relax and recharge, and the Thousand Hills Vicinity of the lake is the place to do it. Enjoy exquisite vacation rental lake condos that are just a short walk from access to swimming and boating. Bring your own boat or rent one at the marina and keep it at the marina just down the hill from your condo. Or, book a tidy cabin at the water’s edge to enjoy stepping out onto the lake shore every morning when you first awaken. The Thousand Hills Golf Course welcomes you to play a round of golf at your leisure.

8. Hollister, Missouri

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Feel chained to your office chair? Slip the locks and escape to quiet Hollister where you can enjoy a rustic hillside vacation rental cabin just eight miles from Table Rock Lake. Make this your headquarters for all of your vacation adventures, including a day at the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in nearby Branson. Watch your kids amazement as they walk among thousands of live tropical butterflies that are imported from exotic rainforests all around the world.

9. Kimberling City, Missouri

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Slink away into total seclusion when you book a cozy vacation rental cabin in the woods near Kimberly City. Relax on your deck to watch the wildlife play in the trees, including deer, rabbits, and squirrels. Fire up the charcoal grill to cook up dinner and let the kids toast marshmallows while you tell ghost stories. It’s just a few minutes to the lake and to Branson’s shows and parks.

10. Table Rock Lake

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Where can you get the very best view of the lake? From right on the lake, in a houseboat, among the unique vacation rentals on the lake. Explore the lake, sleep under the stars, and float around on this dazzling, crystal clear lake. Swim or fish from the deck, and pull wake boards or go tubing. Put in at the Table Rock Marina when you want to go ashore for other adventures.