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November 7, 2018 admin0

Plenty of people look forward to the holidays, including the family gatherings that go with it. When you have to travel, however, it can quickly turn into a frustrating and stressful time – especially if you’re traveling with your family. While there is no surefire way to avoid all holiday travel stress, you can put the odds in your favor for your big holiday trip.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Before you make plans

Before you start to make plans, make sure you’re all on the same page. Since families can be complicated, with multiple sets of in-laws and families to visit, you should be sure everyone is happy with where you’re going for the holidays. This needs to happen long before you look into flights, map out a route, or compare accommodations. You should also have an alternative plan just in case your first choice doesn’t work out.

Consider your children’s ages

Children tolerate travel differently, so think about your kids carefully before making any solid plans. If you’re going on a road trip, plan to stop frequently for smaller children. If you’re flying, be sure to prepare them for the experience. No matter the means of travel, be sure to pack some “ busy kits” with items sure to keep your child’s attention. You should also look at school schedules to know what days are official school holidays.

Share your itinerary

Traveling with a family can be challenging, but you’re going to have a smoother experience if everyone knows what to expect. This is especially true of younger children. So, remove uncertainty by making an itinerary of your trip. Include any activities you’re planning along the way and let everyone take a look. Seeing everything laid out makes it easier to imagine what the trip will really be like.

Plan for free time

Sometimes family members have diverse interests that can’t really be addressed in a single outing. For instance, if your spouse likes fishing but you and the kids want to spend time shopping, split up for part of the day and enjoy. There’s no rule that says you have to do everything together. Planning for free time also gives your children some potential downtime and lets you plan on-the-spot outings with those you’ve traveled to visit.


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October 17, 2018 admin0

For some reason, people only think about getting away in the summer. We know, however, that even though summer is over, the fun doesn’t have to end. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can only enjoy in fall, so why not make the most of it with these fun excursion ideas?

Enjoy the views – The Ozarks are full of beauty all year long, but in the fall we’re treated to some of the most amazing sights on Earth. So if you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a few days, why not book a room and enjoy some downtime? This is a simple and surefire way to recharge your batteries and recover from stress.

Book a train ride – Branson is full of interesting things to do, including taking a train ride around the Ozarks on the Branson Scenic Railway. This 40-mile round trip through our beautiful area will offer you not only amazing sites, but also some local history in the process. Learn more about it.

Enjoy the lights, minus the drive – The holidays are particularly special in the Ozarks, especially if you’re a fan of amazing holiday lights. Silver Dollar City treats locals and tourists alike to an astounding display of creativity with over 6.5 million lights. Treat yourself to the display and book a room for the night so you can end your day with a relaxing night, not a tiring drive!

Get in touch with nature – Why not give yourself one last chance to enjoy some outdoor time before winter sets in? Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some time outdoors. You can spend some time on the lake fishing or cruise the water to enjoy the sights. Of course, you can also just hike or bike your way through some trails.


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September 25, 2018 admin0

Fall In The Ozarks

The Ozark Mountain region begins its color makeover at the end of September and early October, with several trees implementing brilliant flush tones. The peak usually occurs in late October to early November, depending on weather conditions.

The Ozark fall foliage can be attributed to the leaves of many trees. Determining exactly which trees you’re viewing while overlooking the Ozark Mountain landscape can be tough, as many trees carry dozens of color variations and change color at different intervals. Our online guide highlights some of the Ozarks’ most prevalent trees and provides you with a good reference for matching the vivid fall colors to the appropriate trees.


Blackgum

When you see the brilliant scarlet colors of the Blackgum, you’ll know summer has ended. Among the first to change its color, the Blackgum tree has presents some of the most luminous leaves in the forest. Some folks consider the Blackgum’s tint the ultimate autumn display.


Sweetgum

Sweetgums help kick-off the fall season with a variation of fall color in red, yellow, purple and orange. Sweetgum leaves can change colors at different times, leaving the tree with a varying assortment of leave colors.


Hickory

The Hickory tree projects gorgeous yellow fall foliage. As one of the first trees to peak, Hickories shed their leaves early in the season. But, if you catch it at its peak, the tree is truly a site to see.


Sassafrass

The Sassafrass tree makes up for its lack of size with beautiful fall colors of orange, yellow and deep wine and red colors. You’ll often spot the early season colors of the Sassafrass along fencerows, roadsides, and forest edges.


Maple

Silver, Sugar and Red Maples can be found in plenty across the Ozark Mountain Region. As fall-lover favorites, the maples develop a wide-array of colors. From deep yellow and blazing orange to fiery red and to a dull burgundy, Maples often carry leaves of varying colors on the same tree.


Sycamore

Maybe more impressive than its beautiful orange and yellow leaves, the Sycamore’s flour-white trunk provides a magnificent contrast to the surrounding fall colors. Its large leaves and lightly colored trunk distinguish the Sycamore tree from all the others.


Flowering Dogwood

Mostly noted for is beauty in the spring, the modest Flowering Dogwood contributes to the autumn color with deep red to reddish-purple foliage. Its graceful horizontal branching pattern can carry foliage well into December.


Oak

The most abundant Ozark trees, Oak trees change into a variety of colors during the fall. Though the Oak tree has nearly 50 different variations, Red Oaks, White Oaks, and Black Oaks are the most common in the region. The green summer leaves of the Red, White, and Black oaks turn to orange and deep red in ideal fall conditions, or reddish-brown during less-than-perfect seasons. Oak trees peak later than any other tree, which allows for a nice extension of the fall color.


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September 11, 2018 admin0

Summer may be the star of the show when it comes to vacations, but you don’t need two weeks off, thousands of dollars, or a passport to get away! Why not redefine what ‘vacation’ means and enjoy some much-deserved family time? In fact, you only need a little time and a bit of imagination to take yourself on a mini-vacation.

The 3-day getaway

If there are no long weekends ahead, you can make your own by taking one day off on either side of a weekend to create your own three-day break. Stay close to home to make the most of the time, so consider booking a room within an hour or two of home. This will give you a break from the ordinary without taking up too much of your time with travel.

The mid-week treat

Have you ever felt done with a week only to realize it’s just Wednesday? If you need to break up the work week, and step away from the stress for a bit, why not book a room with a view for Wednesday afternoon and take a half day of? No making dinner, no running errands, no making the bed – just some much needed downtime.

The treat-yourself night away

Having dinner at a nice restaurant is always fun, but why not extend it and make it an all-night affair? Rent a room with some amenities and really give yourself a treat. You can have a nice meal, go for a swim, soak in a hot tub, or relax by the fire. Even just a night of indulgence can recharge and reinvigorate you.

As you can see, you can get a break from the stress of life even if you don’t have the time or resources for a traditional vacation. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about hitting the road or booking a cruise, consider one of these mini-vacations instead – you’ll be glad you did.

Ready for a break right now? We have a September offer that might be just what you’re looking for – learn more.


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August 3, 2018 admin0

The summer is almost over and the school year is quickly approaching. If you’re a parent, this means that your free time is getting ready to be in short supply. Before you get too into the swing of things, you might as well make time for one last getaway, even if it’s just for the weekend!

We know, it might seem like just one more thing to do, but you’ll be glad you made the time when the bustle of fall and the holiday season arrives. Here are a few fun things you can do in a relaxing three-day weekend:

– Rent yourself a boat and spend some quality time on the lake. This works if you have a large group or just need space for yourself and some snacks. It really doesn’t matter if you want to fish, swim, or just read a book, because this is a great way to spend a day.

– Shop, dine, and sight-see in Historic Downtown Branson. This is a fun way to spend a day without needing to make any time commitments. And since there is so much to see, you will run out of energy before you run out of adventures.

– Eat, eat again, and then eat some more. There are many great restaurants to enjoy, so why not eat your way through as many as you can? And since summer’s over, you can afford a couple days off your diet, right?

– It’s still hot out, so why not head to a water park with the family? This is a fun option that allows you to tailor your experience to match your energy. You can float and relax or hit all the water features, it’s up to you.

The summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to all the good times. By taking a long weekend to soak in a bit more fun, it might be a bit easier to settle in for the busy times ahead.


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July 9, 2018 admin0

Summer is full of opportunities to relax and have fun. It’s also one time of the year when there tends to be a bit more time for play, with kids off on summer break and families planning vacations. Much of the fun times to be had involve water activities, especially here in the Ozarks. What better way to escape the heat than a day on the lake or a dip in the pool?

It’s good to keep in mind, however, that water activities come with risk. Every year people are injured or die due to drowning or boat-related accidents. With that in mind we wanted to offer everyone a few safety tips, ideas, and reminders to keep you and those you love safe this summer.

  1. Never let anyone swim alone. It doesn’t matter how strong a swimmer you might be, it’s always safer to swim in twos. Make this a family rule that is strictly followed

  2. Never drink while boating, swimming, skiing, or operating other watercraft. Alcohol is a known contributing factor in many drownings.
  3. When boating, always have everyone wear a life jacket. It doesn’t matter how good a swimmer you are, this simple precaution can be life-saving.

  4. Have a strong “no-horseplay” rule around water, including around the pool, on the shore, in the water, and on the boat. Kids in particular can get excited and forget the danger around them.

  5. Ban headfirst diving. Diving in feet-first is always safer, even in pools. If you do dive in other bodies of water, make sure you know the depth, that the water isn’t murky, and that there are no rocks anywhere near the dive path or water below.

  6. Always watch children around water, no matter how good a swimmer they are. Even if they are wearing flotation devices, kids should always be closely supervised.

  7. Don’t swim during a storm. If you hear thunder or see lightning, get out of the water immediately.

  8. Consider taking a CPR class, especially if you spend a lot of time on adventures with your family. This is a life-saving skill that you never know if you need.

  9. Set time limits on water-time. Children don’t always realize how tired they are or don’t want to miss out on any fun. This can be dangerous, however, so set time limits and make sure kids get out, rest, and recharge.

  10. Have your children take a swimming and water safety course. This is a fun way to learn how to stay safe in water from the experts.

Remember, no matter how long you’ve been swimming or boating, accidents happen. It only takes a moment for a good time to turn bad. So always be diligent and make sure that your summer is full of safe family fun.


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June 5, 2018 admin0

Summer’s here and that means it’s a great time to book yourself a getaway at Table Rock Resorts at Indian Point. If you’re looking for a one-stop fun-filled destination, we’ve got you covered. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in a quiet weekend alone or a sun-drenched weekend on the lake – we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few of the highlights you can enjoy at Indian Point:

– Round out your week with our Friday Night Bonfires, complete with beverages and s’mores!

– Try your hand at scuba diving during our Saturday TRY-DIVES in the swimming pool! This is a great way to get a taste of under-water adventure. Open to kids and adults. Lessons provided by the certified scuba experts at DiVentures.

– Planning a trip to Silver Dollar city? No need to drive, park, and walk – we have a shuttle for your convenience.

– Want to log some quality lake time? We have boat rentals, boat slips, and 2- boat launches on site. You can even take advantage of free kayaks and paddle boards!

Make this your summer at Indian Point – two steps from the water and two minutes from Silver Dollar City!


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May 1, 2018 admin0

It’s happening – summer is just around the corner! This means kids will be out of school and families will be getting ready for their family vacations. If you’re ready to start making plans, but don’t want to break the bank or spend half your time in travel, Indian Point has some ideas for you.

Family-friendly adventure

You don’t have to travel across the globe for an adventure. There is a world of fun awaiting you, just a short drive away. You can have a high-flying time at a zip line, take in a live magic show, or watch amazing acrobats from the far east – all just a few minutes from your room.

Step back in time, and into excitement

One of Branson’s most popular attractions is Silver Dollar City, and we’re just a couple minutes away. This 1880s-themed amusement park is fun for all ages and has everything from period arts and crafts to live entertainment and thrill rides.

Fine food with all the fixings

There is no shortage of dining options in Branson. You can treat yourself to fine food in a variety of cuisine, or you can enjoy the best of comfort food with all the fixings. And if you’re in the mood for more, there are places where you can see a show while you eat – there’s even a showboat that takes you for a cruise while you eat!

It can be difficult to balance work and family, especially when it comes to planning a family getaway.  By planning your adventure close to home, you get the best of all words – family fun that’s affordable, flexible, and exciting!


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April 5, 2018 admin

Sure, it’s not summer yet, but the seasons are changing and Branson is waking up from the long cold winter! This means it is a perfect time to celebrate spring and book your getaway.

If you’re looking for something to do, there are plenty of things you can do without taking a flight or taking a lot of time off from work.

Thrill yourself at a theme park: Coasters, food, and fun await at Silver Dollar City. This family-friendly park is a few minutes away so you can stay the night and rest up for the excitement.

Dinner and a show: Dolly Parton’s Stampede is exciting fun for the entire family. Book a room so you can enjoy the show and dinner without the long drive home.

High-flying excitement: Exotic and amazing, the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai perform astonishing feats of strength, balance, and skill. If you stay the night, you can be amazed and relax for the night.

These are just a few of the things you can do in the area. So plan ahead, book a room, and enjoy yourself this spring!


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March 7, 2018 admin

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to make the most of a three-day weekend or planning a family reunion–where you stay matters. You not only need the right amount of space, but the right accommodations as well to make your stay convenient and comfortable.

At Indian Point, we pride ourselves on having the right room for every occasion, no matter what your needs may be. This includes:

  • Two-bedroom cabins with a view
  • Four-bedroom lodges for groups
  • Cozy, one-bedroom lodges
  • Two-bedroom condos

Not only will you enjoy scenic views, you’ll also include upscale accommodations like custom bathrooms, full kitchens (Fridge, Sink, Dishwasher, Range W/Oven, Microwave), fireplaces, and much more.

We have everything you need for your next mini-escape, family gathering, or vacation – book your room now!


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