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Friday August 8, 2014
After performing some domestic chores around the camper we headed into Branson, MO, to see what all the hoopla is about. Our first stop was at "Danna's Bar-B-Que & Burger" for lunch, Valerie had read that they had gluten free rolls so we decided to try it out. The bar-b-que pork and the gluten free rolls were great, and the portions ...
Thursday August 7, 2014
This morning because of the rain we slept in, and didn’t leave the campground until 10:00. We
drove west a short distance to Republic MO, and the “Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield” where we spent about 3 hours talking to the rangers, watching the movie and taking a ...
... 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! ...
... lots of mini golf and various entertainment shows. Thankfully, our campground was on the edge of town and we managed to avoid all the junk! Rain threatened just as we were setting up camp, but, thankfully, it avoided us. Dinner on the grill (beef kabobs), a new Shiner beer for Grant, a glass of wine for Bonnie, and some time reading ended the day about as perfect as possible! Trip Summary 1007 miles driven 21:03 in the car 7.5 miles on the trail 5 NPS sites visited 1 ...
Beautiful day today about 30C with low humidity, great for my last tour of the area. Today I thought I would take it easy and take a relaxed journey this time. Well, that lasted about two curves and then I poured on the heat :-).
Reminiscing about yesterdays trip and today's, I saw more poverty in Southern Missouri (villages made up of old house trailers, Dollar General and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tribesman Resort Branson
Our Family & friends loved Tribesman
We visited the Tribesman along with another family this spring - and LOVED IT! Our kids adored the place and we never felt cramped - plenty of room to run and play, swim, hike, etc.
The owners are friendly and it has a homey feel. I saw the negative comments from ONE person and have to disagree - It's not posh, but very comfortable. We rented a 4 bedroom cabin, found the kitchen to be VERY CLEAN, well stocked, and the grounds to be well kept and neat.
In fact, what reminded me to write this review, was that I was on-line booking another weekend at the tribesman.
Perfect for reunions!
Our family has had reunions at the Tribesman beginning in 1995 or 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and have one planned in August, 2004 and has loved everything about the Tribesman. We started out staying 5 nights and have enjoyed it so much over time, we were staying 7 nights and in August, are staying 9 nights. We have family come in from Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas. Our immediate family rents the 4 bedroom unit in the "Osage" area that serves as the general meeting place for everyone.
The rest of the relatives are able to rent the adjoining units so everyone is very close. It is definitely not the Ritz so don't expect that. What is is is clean and relaxing. If we have had a problem it has been minor and the staff has fixed immediately. Yes, the Tribesman does mention not throwing away food but leaving it for the staff and why not? Why would you want to throwaway things (such as ketsup, mustard) when they can be used by others. They are not referring to your leftovers. Throwing such away really seems not very smart. Anyway, as my cousin from Virginia put it the first time they came, it is not a "Resort" in the sense you think of when you hear resort, like the beach, but it is a wonderful property to stay at. I highly recommend The Tribesman to anyone as long as you don't want "fancy". Again, it is clean and comfortable. We can't wait to visit the Tribesman again this August.
One of the BEST!!!!
This is one of the best times we ever had. The staff was ever friendly and helpful. The home we stayed in was great and held all 13 of us wonderful. We had a fun time on the lake with the free boat rental. We will stay here for many years to come.
Loved the place
We spent the weekend last November, and loved the place, the staff were all very friendly. And the house we rented was wonderful. We looked forward to going back again. t
Not fancy just comforting
My family has stayed at the Tribesman on several occasions. I am very particular about customer service. I found the staff at The Tribesman very helpful and ready to solve any problems that might arise. My children love the place. The activities that The Tribesman provide for the children are unique and highly entertaining. I believe that this resort has put a lot of thought into making guest stays very satisfying
A Great Place !!!
My family has stayed at the Tribesman Resort a few times. I recommend it to friends and neighbors . Some of my neighbors are also now loyal customers of Tribesman Resort. The Tribesman is'nt brand new or supper fancy. It's just really nice, comfortable, relaxing, or as the kids say, its fun. The cottages are very well kept. (they also have apartment style units) The Tribesman has indoor and outdoor pools , nature trails, boat docks and boat rentals, and even a toy room for toddlers. My kids love the family programs like the kids fishing contest and the free icecream night. If you're looking for a nice place and a great value, this is it. When your there rent one of their pontoon boats and enjoy Table Rock Lake , it's beautiful.
Don't Do it!
We were appalled to drive down into the entrance of this resort! We were looking forward to staying in a lovely cabin - as advertised on their webpage. When we got there, the cabin was not ready - the young women at the front desk were extremely cold and uncaring, without even looking up to see who they were talking to. It seemed obvious that we were imposing on these two women.
Upon finally entering the cabin, the smell of pine sol was overpowering - the upstairs was not cool - and after loading our food into the refrigerator, we were dismayed to see that the refrigerator was not working, and water was dripping everywhere.
One bright spot in the time spent there, was a young man who came to our rescue and brought ice for our food. He worked to try to revive the refrigerator, to no avail. The older "gentleman" who came into our cabin in a "huff" - didn't look at us, or offer any greeting. He was obviously angry, and spoke some heated words to the younger man during his visit. He glared and left the cabin in another "huff", supposedly to get another refrigerator. He was not concerned that our food was ruining - it was only the assistance of the younger man which helped us to salvage most of it.
Their newsletter spells out the "rules" of the resort - including how each place must be cleaned (including vaccumed) before vacating - and how cleaning charges will be made to the occupant if the rules are not followed. There was also a recommendation that "leftover" food please be given to the staff of the resort - rather than thrown away!! The families in the other cabins around us offered their popsicles, cookies, etc., to others in the campground, rather than the staff - we had never seen such a request written for all to see! The newsletter also described how there would be no cancelled reservations - because the Tribesman Resort does not receive much "walk-in" business. Imagine that! No one would just "walk in" upon getting a look at what they were walking in to!
The pictures on the website of the resort do not at all match what we found. These people have absolutely mis-represented their cabins and their grounds. Nothing was recognizable to us - even the written descriptions were misleading.
We paid $200+ per night for the very "dated" and sparse cabin we stayed in. For that price, we were expecting much more. Even the tv upstairs was old and "sputtered" most of the time if anyone tried to use it.
We will not return to this resort, and have already told several couples that they don't need to bother.
WOW! More than we dreamed possible!
We plan a family vacation every year. It has grown into an extended family vacation, including my brother and sister and their families and also my father. 15 of us in all. It has been difficult in the past to find accomodations w/o having to split all of us up and not have to pay over-inflated rates for large groups. By chance I happened upon the Tribesman website. It looked to include everything we were looking for. And boy did it. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The boats are in great shape and we didn't find anyone not willing to help. Even my children were impressed. From the pool to the great kid's activities, there was plenty to keep them busy. We loved it and know you will too, just give them a call.
Wow!!!! What a great Place!!!
Over the years we have visited Branson often and have stayed at Tribesman Resort 3 times. Each time we stayed in a different area and have never been disappointed. The clean friendly atmosphere you get is not just surface deep, these people care about your stay and it shows. The lake view is wonderful, we've rented a party barge for the day and had a blast. Whether you want to get away from it all or see the sights this is a great place to stay. I highly recommend trying the Tribesman!