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Cozy Cabin near Branson, MO

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming cottage escape just minutes from the Branson action.

This charming home is all yours for a romantic getaway in the Ozarks or a fun-filled stay in the entertainment capital - Branson, MO! Just 15 minutes from all the shows and shopping, and 5 minutes from Lake Taneycomo. Perfect for up to 4 guests!

Newly renovated, guests will enjoy the new wood floors, bright interior, and modern furnishings.

This cozy cottage is nestled right in the heart of town, on Highway 160. McDonald's and the local grocers is just a few doors down. It's a country setting with city access, so you can be one the road to your vacation adventures in no time!

The upstairs loft features a comfortable queen bed. The downstairs sofa pulls out into a sleeper for two. The wide front verandah lets you watch the world go by, or enjoy a private cup of coffee on the back porch nestled inside a privacy fence. The media room has a flat screen TV with several local channels and a DVD player. There are kitchen and laundry facilities on site, and a bathroom with shower (no tub).

The special keypad entry means no worrying about keys. Just contact us for the code and arrive whenever it is convenient for you!

This is country living in a cabin, with all the amenities. For you city folks, we get the occasional critters - everything from ants to 10 point bucks - so don't be alarmed if you rub elbows with nature just a little. That is life in the Ozarks. (And what staying in a cabin is all about!) But our clean and comfortable home will be the restful spot you need to reconnect with the things that matter.

We do not accept pets, but welcome well-behaved children and spouses. :)

Come see what Branson and the Ozarks are all about!

More Details

Karen Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Karen Nelson

We enjoy our home away from home, and hope you will, too!

Karen Nelson purchased this house in 1998

Why Karen Nelson chose Forsyth

This is a perfect balance between the style and feel of a woodsy cabin, while being in the heart of modern amenities. Be minutes from Branson, the area lakes, and more!

What makes this house unique

I can't imagine a better location to sample the Ozarks. Away from the big lights and bustle of Branson, you can relax and connect with the real lakes area. Stores and restaurants are minutes away (some even within walking distance!), but a 15-minute drive can have you strolling the Landing shops, tucking into a steak and lobster feast, or being ushered to your theater seat.

Fisherman and water-lovers can sample all three of the area lakes from the house, and several parks and state recreational areas are sprinkled throughout.

Thrill-seekers get their kicks at Silver Dollar City and White Water, approximately 30 minutes away.

As my folks used to say, "If you get bored around here, it's your own fault!"

I fell in love with the cozy comfort of this house, and know you will, too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing 4 days and 4 nights at the Gingerbread Cottage. We were celebrating 21 years of marriage and this was close to perfect. Very private, very comfortable and very cozy.

There is a very usable kitchen area where we were able to cook a nice meal, and also bake a take and bake pizza we got from the local grocery store, which is walking distance. Very convenient. There was a nice selection of DVD movies there although we brought our own.

For a house so close to everything, it is very private and quiet. The house and property are clean, well maintained and functional. We hope to be able to stay at this little slice of happy again. Thank You Karen!!!
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Forsyth in Swan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size shower, sink, and toilet, with towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs loft has a queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress, sitting chair, storage bench, night stand with lamp, ceiling fan, clothes rod, luggage rack, and separate air conditioner unit.
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy Cabin near Branson, MO
average rating of 4.0 based on 23 reviews

Nice cozy place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was well stocked, paper products etc. A neat an clean place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Branson. Forsyth is a nice little town.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great !

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin very much.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and clean property

  • 4 of 5

We definitely got our money's worth staying at his cabin. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed for the long weekend. The bed was comfortable and we had a the location was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Absolutely LOVED Our Time @ THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE!! (Don't miss your chance to stay here!)

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation spent in this unique cabin, and we loved it! We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. This is such a cozy, charming cottage. Everything was neat, tidy, and accessible. As soon as we put down our luggage, we felt at home. The cottage was equipped with everything we would need, as well as many things we would want, for our stay. Please read on for details that may help in YOUR decision to stay.

First of all, Miss Karen stocked the cabin in such a way that you could come in and actually live there...needing nothing except groceries for meals and your *luggage. (*However, even your luggage is something you could do without as there are several little boutiques, retail stores, and resale shops that can more than meet your needs for clothing and personal items.) We were surprised to find coffee, filters, and even Coffee Mate near the full-sized coffee maker. There were enough plates, bowls, cups, and utensils for an entire family --- None of these items were plastic, by the way. (The dishes were Corning Ware.) The salt & pepper shakers were full, and there were additional spices in the cupboard. There were plenty of paper towels and TP, as well as trash bags, aluminum foil and dish-washing liquid. Miss Karen was sure to have plenty of kitchen linens and hot pads on hand. I don't know if there was laundry detergent available (probably was). We never bothered to look since we brought our own.

Next, the living room was spacious with wood floors and comfy furniture. We enjoyed being "unplugged" since we were able to find entertainment on the local channels and the collection of DVDs made available to us. What's more, there were board games and a variety of reading material including some great books. The central AC kept the entire cabin cool, and the large ceiling fan in the living room kept the air moving, which added to our comfort.

Finally, the loft bedroom was perfect for us. The slanted ceilings provided the charm one would expect in an A-Frame cottage (one that actually has a LOFT bedroom - WOW!). Although there was central AC in the bedroom, the additional AC unit there provided for a truly comfortable night's sleep in a very soft bed. Extra bed linens are stored in the padded window seat.

Karen was a kind, gracious hostess. She even provided a binder of local information, phone numbers, and entertainment options. Thank you, Karen! -THE TAYLORS

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ada, OK

It was very clean , wish it was more secluded but I knew that before I went.

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was super clean and the bed was so comfy. We were only 20 minutes from Branson. I do wish it was more secluded , there was a lot of steeet noise but other than that it was perfect. I wish I could take it home with me!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you can return to the area again!
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Campbell, Mo

Great Cozy Place

  • 4 of 5

If you don't mind driving 13 miles toward Branson and no cable TV or Internet then this is the place to stay! My husband and I enjoyed the quaint cottage style house. Very clean! We didn't encounter any problems.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our vacation home. Many people enjoy the relaxed "unplugged" opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains, while still being close enough to catch all the entertainment in Branson. We hope you had a pleasant stay and a safe journey home. Many thanks!
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.86
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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