Grand Oaks Hotel
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... games. We then drove to the "Historic District". Beautiful scenery surrounded the White River but the 'historic' part left a lot to be desired. It was really an outdoor strip mall with many contemporary stores. Steve and the kids enjoyed go-karting to end the evening. Tomorrow (7/10) Will turns 15 and we're headed to St. Louis to see a Cardinals game. Happy Birthday Will! ...
... far outside Pea Ridge we passed through the very touristy area of Eureka Springs. It reminded us of Helen, GA but a lot less charm and a lot more redneck. Seemed to be a nice enough place to get away for a few days, but we really didn't see much other than hotels & restaurants. Pea Ridge NMP is a Civil War Battlefield that is an interesting study in how forgetting the fundamentals of battle will get you killed. In addition to driving the loop road we did a 2-2.5 mile hike ...
... in the house. The outside walls she covered in stones and built rock ornaments outside with stones, rocks, crystals. There is also a huge perennial garden outside too.
Supper was a Chicken Curry wrap with a side salad. Nothing to write home about but I devoured the salad. My body must be telling me something.
Leaving tomorrow but have not decided where (too many choices)
... time I have scraped my footpeg is going up Pikes Peak in Colorado. I had so my fun...55 mph road with 15 & 25 mph curves. The yellow signs are recommended speeds aren't they? when I am running the curves all my focus is on the curve - where I am on the road, where the road is going, am I going fast enough and then when I am through it and setting up for the next currve I check on how I did it, could I have done better. I ...
... ride around town. The houses are great! Ranging from small palaces to the witches house on the left. I hope you enjoy them
Finally I had my first great supper at Porkies Barbecue (photo attached) where I had a very smoky 1/4 ribs and chicken. I was stuffed and happy when I had finished. :-)
Tomorrow a six hour tour of the Ozarks.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Oaks Hotel Branson
I live near Branson and my sister was coming to visit for a few days. She is rather independent and did not want to stay with us so she made a reservation on line for the Grand Oaks hotel. She told me she wanted something that would offer her security since she was traveling alone and a hotel was better for her than a motel. She said she liked the hotel very much with an indoor pool and a hot breakfast every morning.
very nice hotel and staff would recommend staying there. Our room was very clean. Only problem is they charge extra for using the fitness room. But otherwise no problems.
I enjoyed my stay at the Grand Oaks
We booked thru Tourist Information Center (bad choice). Our origional hotel was the Prince Charles. After one night there we contacted our booking agent and said to move us. We moved to the Grand Oaks. Extremely friendly, great room, good loacation, good service!!!!!!! I will stay there if I ever return to Branson and I would recommend it to anyone.
GCN, Somerset, KY.
I just called to make reservations for a romantic get a way and the person working the phones was completely rude with answering the questions I had that I just changed my mind on the whole deal.. No one needs to be treated that way!! It's poor for the Bussniess!!
We have just returned from a trip to Branson. We stayed in the Grand Oaks and were so disappointed. The rooms are pretty, but the beds are so uncomfortable. This hotel also charges $3.00 a day to use the exercise room. We have stayed in plenty of hotels and have never had to pay extra out of our pockets to use the exercise room. That has always been part of the deal. I was so embarrassed for them. We won't be returning to the Grand Oaks Hotel.
Hotel ok but not great, would not stay again
The hotel was OK--looked nice enough for a short stay. We quickly found out that the walls seemed to be paper thin! In the evening---until about 2:00am we could hear our neighbor talking. He wasn't talking loud just in a regular voice--no party or anything-- but we could hear everything very clearly. We would have complained about his noise but he really wasn't being noisy--just speaking to his wife. When anyone on either side used any water source--it was so loud in our room--sounded like the pipes might explode. The last thing was that for a room with 2 Queen beds we recieved only 1 bath towel.
Grand Oaks...a good choice.
We stayed at the Grand Oaks the week of 7-20-03.
We had stayed there before. We always find our stay to be enjoyable. Most of all we like the indoor pool. The price was the reason we stayed this year...and of course the pool.
The ONLY thing I don't care for is that the rooms at pool level all have the smell of pool chemicals.
At least the ones I've stayed in. Otherwise, I think it's a great place to stay.
Enjoyed Our Stay
We stayed at the Grand Oaks Hotel during June of 2003, and were very pleased. While making the reservations, the staff were very friendly and helpful. and continued to be when we arrived. The rooms were very comfortable, nice and clean. Nice indoor pool, also two hot tubs. Great location, off the stip, but within walking distance to Moon River Theater, the Grand Palace, and "Ride the Ducks". We will definitely stay there again. Found them on the web, more people should check them out!