There's something special about the Ozark Mountains, and part of the appeal is a castle-like hotel overlooking Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. The aptly named Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center is carved into the bluffs with pinch-me views from every vantage. This palatial, French-inspired property offers Southwest Missouri's largest conference center, a myriad of dining options, a full-service marina, swimming pools, an expansive spa, tennis courts, a fitness center, a kids' club, and a movie theater. Here's our full review.
The Look of Chateau on the Lake
Guests walk into the 10-story atrium — which towers above the streams and rock formations below — that marries modern amenities and classic architecture while also paying homage to the Ozarks' natural beauty.
Within a stone's throw of the check-in desk is the high-end Chateau Grille (we recommend the salmon or filet mignon), a more casual Atrium Café & Wine Bar, The Sweet Shoppe, and the Library Lounge. Just below lies the Downstairs Deli, Crawdaddies Kids Club, and Sassafrass Movie Theater. In a nutshell, there are tons of things to see and do outside of the resort – though you'll find everything you need right on-site.
Meanwhile, the guest rooms and suites, most of which are outfitted with private balconies, offer an upscale yet traditional design approach. (Pro tip: Request a room with a view in advance.)
The Vibe at Chateau on the Lake
The vibe at Chateau on the Lake is Ozarks-chic. The aesthetic is classic, with every amenity one could wish for. Here, you'll find happy vacationers sipping boat drinks and mingling around the outdoor pool, which offers chaises and shade — plus stunning views of Table Rock Lake. You'll also see groups of friends at dinner and those celebrating a special occasion. Plus, the friendly staff is on hand to assist on the spot.
Who Will Love Chateau on the Lake
The hotel is ideal for just about anyone: There's enough to keep kids entertained, but it's equally lovely for a romantic weekend; plus, the spa offers the ideal friends getaway.
Who Might Not Love Chateau on the Lake
Those looking for a small boutique hotel might find the property overwhelming.
Best Amenity at Chateau on the Lake
The best amenity at Chateau on the Lake would have to be the spa. The 14,000-square-foot space features 10 treatment rooms and ample amenities, including a Roman bath, eucalyptus steam room, and sauna. For a truly relaxing experience, book the spa's signature Table Rock Hot Stone Massage.
What's Included at Chateau on the Lake
Your stay here includes complimentary wifi, two bottles of water daily, on-property shuttle service, access to the pools, admission to the on-site movie theater, and free parking in the outdoor lot. A shuttle to the marina is also available for guests. Each room is also equipped with a smart TV and Keurig coffee maker.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Chateau on the Lake
The property charges a $25 nightly resort fee. It's worth noting that all of the restaurants and bars — along with the spa — come at an additional cost. Garage and valet parking also cost extra.
How to Get a Deal at Chateau on the Lake
Check the hotel's packages and offers page for the latest deals, special discounts (including ones for AAA and AARP members), and various packages.
In the Neighborhood of Chateau on the Lake
One of the best parts about staying at Chateau on the Lake is how close you'll be to Branson. Don't miss a trip to Silver Dollar City (just a 10-minute drive), an 1800s-inspired theme park that offers a wholesome experience full of surprises. Don't miss a bite of cinnamon bread from Clara Belle's; a ride on PowerKeg and Fire-in-the-Hole; a souvenir from one of the 100 craftsmen; and a jar of the famous Silver Dollar City Apple Butter.
Nearest Airport to Chateau on the Lake
The Branson Airport (BKG) is just over 20 minutes from Chateau on the Lake. Alternatively, the larger Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is just over an hour's drive.
A property that marries outdoor splendor with an upscale atmosphere, Chateau on the Lake is the perfect place for a getaway.