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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:
22 July, 2017

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 Missouri

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: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 3.9230769 based on 18 reviews
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: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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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Great Cozy Little Place

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in celebration of our 9th anniversary. We did not see mice or bugs anywhere as one other reviewer. We thought it was a great little cozy place. Very clean and updated décor. Couldn't be happier! We will likely be back. It would be great for a group of four as well. The couch folds out to accommodate another couple or two kiddos, however we did not use this feature. I gave it a slight less than perfect review because the mattress in the upstairs bed was too soft. We both sunk to the middle of the bed. No internet is an inconvenience as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable, clean, cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family LOVED our stay at the gingerbread house! It was super clean, in great condition, and adorable. My kids thought it looked like something out of a fairy-tale. It's close to everything Branson has to offer, but away from the craziness. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We really appreciate your leaving the house so clean, and are glad you enjoyed it. Please think of us again on your next travels. You are welcome back any time!
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The cottage was cute. It was tiny, but very efficient.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely. I enjoyed my stay. It provided a central location while I explored the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! So peaceful and quiet even though it's right off the main road in town, which by the way makes it very conveniently located to all there is to do. Loved the layout of the house with the loft bedroom and all the space downstairs. Very cozy but spacious. I like to do a lot of my own cooking when away so always travel with my favorite knife, a cookie sheet and my own spices and this time my ice cream freezer and wine glasses. Everything else I needed for fixing full meals was there. Enjoyed the outdoor grill a couple of evenings. Everything was neat and clean. Had brought DVDs to watch but enjoyed several from the selection in the house.

I would highly recommend a stay at the gingerbread cabin. Totally relaxing and rejuvenating. If you're there anytime from June -Aug. be sure and ask about the amazing Blackberry patch Karen's parents own, thornless, organic, so much fun to pick and delicious! Oh we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We're always pleased when someone fully enjoys our vacation home and all the area has to offer. If we had known you had an ice cream freezer we would have invited ourselves over for a treat! :) We especially appreciate how much care you took with the home and keeping it clean and tidy. Be sure to visit next year for blackberry season (or any time!) Happy Travels!
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Wish We Could Stay Longer

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to move in forever. This place was super clean, comfy, and close to everything we wanted to do. I got to go fishing, the wife went shopping, and our son thought the whole house was "cool".

Karen checked in on us during our stay through messaging, and it was great to know she was close by if we needed anything. (We didn't. Everything is here but a toothbrush!) I was amazed at how cool and quiet it was, even though there was a heat wave of 112 degrees.

Wife says the hidden gem next door made her day - "Memories of Mom" vintage store. Must be good because the car was loaded.

Will definitely stay again when we come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our vacation home! I'm so glad you took advantage of all that the area has to offer. That little shop is a favorite of mine, too! We really appreciate your kind words and hope you come back soon. You were definitely 5-star guests, and we'd love you to stay anytime.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Forsyth, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.24
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.
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