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Fall in Love with Branson and The Stone Castle!

As the trees begin to change in Branson, Silver Dollar City welcomes its National Harvest Festival which runs now until October 29. This is a wonderful festival for the entire family to enjoy. Not only will you see beautiful fall foliage and enjoy Silver Dollar City's roller coasters, but you will also enjoy 125 demonstrating artisans, all-new shows, and a variety of fall specialty foods.

Branson Welcomes the K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Branson Triathlon this Sunday.

This Sunday, September 18, Branson will host its second K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Branson Triathlon. This event will consist of swimming in Table Rock Lake, biking along the Ozark Mountain Highroad, and running along Lake Taneycomo. Triathletes from all around the world will be joining together to compete in this race.

If you're a family member of one of the triathletes or are coming to watch the competition, we have a special deal for you!

Employee Spotlight: Irma Toles, Front Desk Manager

For The Stone Castle Hotel, the very first impression most guests receive is that of the front desk clerks. First impressions are vital in the hospitality industry; it is the first impression that can sometimes make or break a guest's hotel stay. That is why the front desk manager, Irma Toles, not only trains the front desk in various procedures, but also in customer service.

"I train the front desk clerks not only to process reservations, check-in and check-out guests, but to give the upmost service that will make a guest [feel] welcome and return," said Irma.

We Salute Our Military and Emergency Responders as we remember 9/11

As we remember the events of that fateful day ten years ago, we salute those who suffered, sacrificed, and who have fought for our freedom since that day. There are some who have lost their lives, given their lives up for another, yet some who are still living with images forever burned in their minds. For those families who have suffered and lost a loved one, we salute you.

Church Trips to Branson

Yesterday we said goodbye to an Adult Senior Retreat held here at our hotel. This is a church group that comes to our hotel several times each year and they always have a grand time. They bring their senior adults, adults, and ministers for conferences in Branson. The groups that come to our hotel are always very lively and enjoy a wonderful stay.

Branson Labor Day Hotel Deals!

Now, doesn't this lovely gazebo look like the perfect place to spend your Labor Day weekend? We sure think so.

We are currently running some very special deals, so call our front desk now to reserve your Labor Day weekend getaway hotel! The rooms are going fast, and there's not many left, so make sure to call soon.

How good of a deal are we running this weekend?

Employee Spotlight: Marlene, Groups Coordinator

The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center is made up of many wonderful employees. There are various positions which are vital to the successful operation of the property. From the housekeepers to the front desk clerks, the maintenance men and the management team, each person plays a vital role.

One of these vital roles is the that of Group Coordinator.

Landscaping Update

Yesterday I promised to show you more of what our Executive Chef can do.

To the left you'll see a watermelon fruit basket as well as a floral watermelon our chef created. This was part of a salad bar we catered to a military group. The salad bar included a wide variety of vegetables and other goodies to top off their salads. We also provided a variety of cheeses, crackers, and fruits.

BBQ on the Menu

What's cooking in our kitchen, you ask?

Some delicious pulled pork barbecue, that's what.

Our Executive Chef, Steve Davenport, has been cooking away all day. We have several catered events this weekend that he's preparing for. And boy does it smell delicious. I was able to sneak down to the kitchen and snap a picture of a pork round at about 325 degrees. It was steaming and looking good!

At our Military Reunion Planners Conference last week, we were able to host one of the dinners. Steve smoked brisket and made some finger-lickin' good ribs.

Coming soon to a room near you...

Updating our in-room televisions has begun! We are replacing 10 of our old TVs with 10 32" flat screen HDTVs per week. What a difference this is making.

Also, in an effort to open up the rooms more, when our wonderful maintenance men replace the televisions, they are removing the top half of the armoire that the TVs sit in.

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