By Angie Roberts Harris
Group travel offers many benefits such as discounted rates, making new friends, sharing travel experiences, and safety in numbers. The experienced and amazing staff at Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center will eliminate the stress of planning and budgeting and provide an excellent and smooth experience for your entire group!
A total booking of five or more rooms qualifies any group for a special rate, regardless of the number of guests in the party. This is a great discount!
Bands, veterans, churches, crafters, quilters, homeschoolers, civic groups, family reunions, marriage or corporate retreats, ham radio groups, and performance groups of all ages! Specials and bonus offers apply for five or more rooms and groups of all interests are welcome!
The friendly Ozark Mountain Country groups department will greet the coach or bus and personally welcome your group to their home away from home! A welcome note and special goodie bag will be tucked into each comfortable room and a personal contact will assist the group during their entire stay.
Miss Lori prepares a fresh, delicious, hot, country buffet breakfast each morning! Eat to your hearts content while sitting in the open floor plan surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the magnificent Ozark scenery. Guests can also dine outside at the gazebo or on the decking and listen to tranquilizing water spilling over the layers of rocks. Of course, the breakfast is at no extra charge!
Stone Castle Hotel is also a Conference Center. The 10,000 square feet of meeting space can be divided into rooms and a water station is provided. Make prior arrangements for rehearsals, meetings, break out classes, etc. and the courteous and knowledgeable staff will attend to every need.
The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center is located on Green Mountain Drive near Hwy. 76, Branson’s famous strip! The hotel offers easy access to the back roads and your group will never be far from their transportation as the amazing castle and adjoining parking is in a long strip. Their accommodating groups department will place group rooms together and in close proximity to any conference rooms required.
The independently owned castle includes a cozy library and living room, game room, washers and dryers, and even board games to enjoy in guest rooms. Staff members will become friends and your group will want to return again and again, making Stone Castle Resort & Conference Center a great Branson tradition!
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by Angie Roberts Harris, Going Out The Door
Dixie Stampede embraces Ozark hospitality and wholesome family entertainment. Fantastic food, rousing music, rugged loggers, beautiful and brave horse riders, and impressive animals combine to create nearly two hours of thrilling adventure!
Arrive early to meet the stars of the show! The thirty-two top performers are beautiful quarter horses, palominos, appaloosas, and paint breeds and each rider has a special and unique relationship with his or her horse. My husband, Bobby, was a rider in the early years and I love his stories!
Bobby had a routine of giving his horse, Dakota, treats at certain times of the day as did the other riders. A horse named Lucky was in the next stall and every time he got a treat, he would brag to Dakota. As you can imagine, this did not make Dakota happy and he would turn his back on Lucky, swish his tail, and stomp his foot. Guests can sense the distinct personality of each horse as they take their time walking along the famous horse walk!
A brand new pre-show is scheduled to open February 24th for the 2017 season! Look for more information soon.
The four-course suppertime feast at Dixie Stampede consists of a biscuit, creamy vegetable soup, an entire rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked pork loin, corn on the cob, potato wedges, apple turnover, and all the Pepsi products guests can drink from a mason jar. Yummy! Utensils are not used so be sure to ‘wash up’ before suppertime.
The arena is 30k square feet of dustless white sand! The audience and riders are separated into two groups representing the north and south for some friendly competition. Audience members participate in a lively chicken race and horseshoe throwing contest and Skeeter, the hilarious stage hand, keeps guests in stitches!
Keep the excitement of this fun event during your entire Branson stay at the Stone Castle Resort & Conference Center in the Dixie Stampede Family Suite! The cheery lodging was designed by the Dixie cast and features a private bedroom with a queen-sized bed, large bathroom with double sinks and spacious jetted tub, plus a living area with a comfortable sofa sleeper for the little broncos. There is plenty of room for a roll away bed for any extra wranglers!
Experience scrumptious food, horse races, chicken chases, rivalries, rings of fire, rushing wagons, beautiful southern ladies, screaming crowds, stomping feet, live animals, a stunning patriotic salute and much more! Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is a wonderful start to a grand vacation in Branson, Missouri.
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