(Disclosure -I was invited to a semi-expense paid trip to Branson, courtesy of Stone Castle Hotel, to attend the #BloggingBranson Event in exchange for my coverage. No other compensation was provided. All views shared are completely my own.)
Stone Castle Hotel is unlike any other place I have stayed, and I say that simply because I travel a lot. I have stayed at many hotels, but nothing compares to the Stone Castle Hotel. Not only is it family friendly, but the personal touch happens from the moment that you check into the hotel. Nestled up on a hill the first thing that captivated me about the hotel was that it looks like a castle! If you want to make your own little living fairy-tale and pretend you are having your own personal royal wedding, this is the hotel for you. All joking aside, Stone Castle Hotel is a budget friendly option when traveling to Branson. It is not a chain hotel, meaning that it is not a franchise. It is independently owned.
Upon check in, you can immediately notice the difference between this hotel and a chain hotel. The staff is personable and everyone is very friendly and accommodating. They actually enjoy coming into work every day and it shows. One of the amenities that makes it stand out is the breakfast the offer. Most hotels offer a continental breakfast which usually consists of muffins and yogurt. At Stone Castle Hotel, their version of the word “continental” takes on a whole different meaning. Their continental breakfast is a buffet that includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, pancakes, cereal, muffins, oatmeal, and more! You will not go hungry! I loved this about the hotel because when you are traveling with a big family, it can get expensive to pay for three meals a day. It’s great to save money by not having to buy breakfast.
Stone Castle Hotel is also unique in that it has 36 themed suites that you can stay in. I had the pleasure of seeing some of them and they are quite the sight to see. They offer various themes ranging from a King Arthur’s suite to an Oval office suite. You will be amazed at some of the suites they have to offer and their unique decorations. Below you will see a video I made highlighting some of the suites. Renee Virata from talesofonemomsmess.com. and I toured the Titanic suite and of course we had to reenact a scene from the movie! I think Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet would be proud!
All of the themed rooms have jetted tubs. To see which ones, visit https://bransonstonecastle.com/accommodations/jetted-tub-rooms-suites/themed-rooms-jetted-tubs/
Stone Castle Hotel does a good of offering a variety of accommodation for all budgets. You can book a standard double queen room like the one I stayed in, or a family or kitchenette suite. They will be happy to work with your budget.
Branson can get cold. Real cold! When we went in April, it was 30 degrees. At that temperature, I would not even consider getting into a pool, but the hotel has heated indoor pools and the water felt amazing like a warm bath. I suggest if you do want to use the pool, especially during the winter months, you call the hotel to see if you can get a room in the same building as the pools. That way you do not have to exit the building in the cold, which will not feel so pleasant.
Another amenity that you will not find at any other hotel is The Stone Castle Rocks VIP Event, which is a yearlong series of activities that includes the opportunity to make friends with Branson entertainers and do behind the scenes tours. You will be able to attend many shows as a group and have specific events that allow you to get up-close and personal with Branson royalty. Every Monday throughout the year, the hotel celebrates Funday Monday, with some of their favorite Branson cousins. These special packages include a one night stay at the hotel and two adult tickets to attend different Branson attractions.
Here is a video I made of my experience at the hotel enjoy!
Stone Castle is a quaint and budget friendly family hotel. If you head to Branson, make sure you book your room at this hotel. You will not regret it!
For more information on Stone Castle Hotel, visit https://bransonstonecastle.com/