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Guest Reviews

Lesli R...Short Spring Break family Getaway!

Date of Stay March 2021

Great house, plenty of space for everyone. Location was great, easy to get to downtown Branson or up on 76 for other activities.

Mac M...Great Accommodations & Location

Date of Stay March 2021

This cabin was great for our multi family spring break trip. The 3 level house allowed for great spaces for age groups. Location was good as it was relatively close to all Branson attractions, yet it was away from from the traffic of Branson. Great experience in this cabin.

Dannene Y...Branson Christmas weekend with the family!

Date of Stay December 2020

Excellent rental. Very clean. Roomy (party of 15) yet cozy. Out of the hustle and bustle but quick easy drive to everything. Fully furnished with all your needs plus many more!

Rebecca T...Gracious Moose lived up to its name.

Date of Stay November 2020

This rental had everything we needed for a comfortable "Covid style" gathering with our two adult children, spouses and four grandchildren. Plenty of room to spread out, well equipped kitchen (as we ate all meals in) all, better than expected. Would not hesitate to rent this property again!

Melanie D...Wonderful Weekend Getaway

Date of Stay November 2020

Our family of 15 stayed at the Gracious Moose for the weekend. It was wonderful! Kim and Jennifer were so easy to communicate with and let us know a few days before that we were able to have early check in which was so nice! This house was the MOST stocked VRBO home that we have ever stayed in! They literally had everything we needed and then some. We will definitely be back to stay there!

Patti M...Family Pandemic Getaway

Date of Stay October 2020

We chose Karin's property for it's spacious layout that allowed us to have 9 family members under one roof for a getaway weekiend, while still allowing us plenty of space to distance from each other. The area had so many wonderful things to do nearby that were outside, again allowing us to spend time together in the safest way possible. We loved our stay and are already starting to plan our next visit. Stay here. You won't be disappointed!

A Beautiful and Well-Equipped Vacation Home

Date of Stay October 2020

This home was a great place for our two families to stay and enjoy a week together. There was plenty of space for the kids to hang out and have their own rooms as well as the parents having their own space. They have it decorated nicely and every little amenity was thought of from serving dishes to the first aid kit in the bathroom. It's as though they stayed in dozens of rental homes and created their own with all of the best practices that a vacation renter would need. Thank you for a great week!!

Rob M...Family Reunion in Branson!

Date of Stay August 2020

Karin's place was great! Clean and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. It had everything we needed to feed, sleep and entertain our 3-generation family ranging in age from newborn to 60s. The community pool was clean, convenient and very kid-friendly. We spent a lot of time there when we weren't busy in Branson or Silver Dollar City. Karin was great to communicate with a d very accommodating. Thanks!

Linda R...Excellent place for our family!

Date of Stay July 2020

The house was beautiful. It had plenty of room. Kids had places to play, teenagers and bigger kids had place to hang out, parents and grandparents had place to visit. We cooked together in the nice kitchen. The bar and table were perfect for seating room to eat. The laundry room was great so we could do our laundry before heading home. The area was beautiful. The pool was just right. The club house wasn't too exciting, no pool sticks, empty most of time. Playground in good spot. The hills are hard to walk up and down lol. Good exercise. It was nice to have a grill outside to cook on. The sites were close within driving distance. It was a great weekend for our family gathering. The owner was fantastic and was always nice and friendly when I called. This was our first time renting a house but it is the way to go. No more hotel/motel.

Edwin P...Family Friendly

Date of Stay July 2020

This property is everything you need to enjoy a family get together. Enough room for everyone. Close to all Branson attractions. Had the best time ever. Would definitely recommend. Exceptionally clean and had everything you need for cooking and enjoying yourself.

Pallu L...Great week in Branson Area!

Date of Stay June 2020

We had a nice time at the Gracious Moose. We didn’t venture out much due to COVID so we were pleasantly surprised how well stocked the home was (we cooked many times and found all we needed in the kitchen) and how the owners had left plenty to do (shuffleboard, kids books, games etc). Beds were comfy and everyone was happy. Thank you Karin!

Sandra L...Gracious Moose Lodge is the best!

Date of Stay June 2020

Our family of 14 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gracious Moose Lodge! The home was well layed out with plenty of room for everyone. We loved the screened-in porches for morning coffee and visits. It was so helpful to have two different levels of living areas for different age groups to congregate. We loved how clean and well supplied the home was! Plenty of linens for everyone, even beach towels were supplied! Very comfy beds on all levels! Karin and company were the best at answering all questions, supplying needed info, and making our stay the very best! Would definitely stay again!

Jenny R...Great as expected!

Date of Stay February 2020

This is the second time I've stayed at Gracious Moose and it was fantastic as expected. This time I took a group of 7 friends with me and they were so impressed with the home. We all had plenty of room to spread out and have some privacy if we needed it. But we were also all able to sit together in the living room or basement and visit. What a fantastic place! I know I'll be back!

Michael H...Great place for family!

Date of Stay November 2019

This property is amazing! Looks, amenities and location are all great. Just a few miles from downtown Branson, in a private area.. it is very quiet and relaxing. The place is fully stocked for all your cooking needs, and the layout of the home is perfect for multiple families to have privacy if needed. The upstairs bunk room is perfect for the toddler who needs a nap during the day. The basement has more than enough games to keep the adults happy, and with TVs in every room you just need to plug in a video game system for extra entertainment. This place truly feels like you are at home! Comfortable beds AND pillows, and a super clean house. The owners are readily available via text message if you have a question, and really try to make your experience easy and relaxing. I will definitely add this location to my very short list of vacation locations to return to with family.

Debra...Fun Fall Break with grand-kids!

Date of Stay October 2019

Great trip with my mom, mother in law daughters and grandchildren ages 9-16 . Perfect space for everyone, beautiful home decorated so nicely and stocked with all the necessities! Love it! Highly recommend!!

Kara D...Wonderful

Date of Stay July 2019

Beautiful home with wonderful amenities. Great communication and service from owner.

P Family...Great Place

Date of Stay July 2019

Very homey, well maintained and decorated.

Scott B...Fourth of July 2019

Excellent condition and well stocked. Gracious Moose Team was easy to work with from start to finish! Parking in Branson Canyon can be a challenge at times. An excellent experience and would recommend this property.

Kenny L ...Nice!

Date of Stay June 2019

House was clean, spacious, well-maintained. Lots of convenience items provided.

Tim S...Wonderful place and perfect for our getaway.

Date of Stay May 2019

The Gracious Moose was absolutely perfect for our group. We had four families, 9 adults and 9 kids and there was plenty of room. The place was beautiful, clean, stocked and wonderfully decorated. We didn’t have to bring ANY cooking dishes and they even provided basic essentials, which was extremely beneficial. The beds were soooo comfortable and you really felt at home. The owner was responsive to questions we had and you can tell she is super accommodating to her guests. We enjoyed the fire pit, nature trail and the pool! Would recommend this place to any large group and we will definitely be back again!


Date of Stay May 2019

Family reunion. Everyone enjoyed the home. Beds were so comfortable. Well stocked kitchen. We moved in and everything was there so all we had to do was enjoy. Thank the owner.

Shelley...Love this home!

Date of Stay April 2019

The ladies of the Marvel family loved this home! Great location! All twelve ladies agreed this home is fabulous! Plenty of room and a wonderful hostess! Highly recommend!

Kara L...Great, spacious place!

Date of Stay March 2019

Our group of three families loved our stay. Plenty of space to have dinner, hang out, sleep and get everyone up and out the door to enjoy the fun attractions all around. Our crew loved the rec area in the basement and ample kitchen/living room space upstairs. All the bedrooms were comfortable and quiet, and bathrooms modern and clean. It’s a terrific place. Thanks for your hospitality!

James C...Great home, lots of character

Date of Stay March 2019

We loved the house, lots of rooms and amenities. You won’t go wrong staying at Karin’s place. Awesome!

John...Great house, great amenities, will come here again!

Date of Stay Feb. 2019

Awesome house, great space, lots of bedrooms, close to Branson. When we come back we will certainly stay here again.

Erin J...Love this house!

Date of Stay December 2018

This was our second time to stay here. It is the best house and Karin is great to work with!

Corey...So impressed with everything

Date of Stay November 2018

Our family of 14 stayed here for Thanksgiving and we could not have been more pleased. The house was perfectly designed for a large party not to feel crowded. It is a tri-story house with bedrooms and bathrooms on all levels and two living areas to give the house plenty of room to hang out. The house was nicely decorated for Christmas giving it such a festive feel. All necessary items were at our finger tips for the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, etc. We couldn't have asked for more. The location in Hollister is perfect keeping you out of all the Branson busy traffic, but close enough to get to town in a few minutes for any entertainment. Thank you for thinking of everything to make our stay so easy. Great memories were created at your beautiful home. You cant go wrong with renting this place!

Great place!...Robert G.

Date of Stay November 2018

We had so much fun at this house. It was very clean, had plenty of space, and everything you may need. I hope we get to stay here again!

Extraordinary Home!!!...Sharon

Date of Stay July 2018

The Gracious Moose is a wonderful home to spend your vacation in!!! The home is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and has all the special little amenities that make your stay perfect!! Karin and Jennifer have thought of everything that a family may need like beach towels, high chairs, games, spices, laundry detergent, coffee, etc. I have never stayed in a property that was that well equipped and so welcoming!! Thanks for sharing Gracious Moose with our families. We will definitely return to this property!!

David...The Gracious Moose was as close to perfect for us as anything could get.

Date of Stay July 2018

Karen and the Gracious Moose have the ideal location that was easy to find and get to from every place our four families wanted to go. There were 16 of us ranging from 5 to 68 covering 3 generations. The swimming pool being so close and actually fun to walk to with the kids on the street or on a wooded trail was fun. Evenings were enjoyable with all the areas to spread out yet interact..It seemed every room had a TV with lots of options. The hockey table was a hit for young and old to interact. This nicely decorated home has plenty of kitchen, dining, and conversation ares to comfortably handle the 18 people as advertised. There was enough driveway area for our four vans. We were amazed at how quiet the home is even full of activities and games going on..Next time we come to Table Rock/ Branson area with the family we will want to stay at the Gracious Moose. Karen did an excellent job in all communications and questions.

Mark A...Family vacation

Date of Stay May 2018

Fantastic house! Was perfect for our group of 6 adults and 3 small children. Furnishings were excellent and Karin and Jennifer were very helpful for any questions we had. Highly recommend the Gracious Moose!

Great accommodations for large family gathering over the holidays...Kimberley G.

Date of Stay December 25, 2017

The home is spacious and designed well with bedrooms and attached full bathrooms for each. Room with 2 sets of bunk beds worked well for the four cousins. The kids enjoyed the board games and going to the basketball court. The location was perfect for accessing area attractions.

Harry W. ...A most wonderful “ Pre-Xmas Xmas!” at the Gracious Moose!

Date of Stay December 14, 2017

This was the 6th year that our family of 16 has met in Branson to celebrate Xmas a week early . However this was our first stay at the Gracious Moose . Let me say that everyone from grandparents to grown children to grandchildren rated our stay here as our favorite so far . This was due to several reasons : 1) the Xmas decorations were very plentiful and nicely done making our time there very festive 2) the layout was perfect for multi- generations 3) this home is very well stocked from toiletries to other incidentals and kitchen even had 3 crockpots !) owners have thought of everything it seems . Our family has traveled several places through the years and rented from Homeaway and other sites . Gracious Moose rates as one of the top vacation homes. We very much look forward to return to the Gracious Moose for another fun adventure together!

Laura L..Fantastic home

Date of Stay December 3, 2017

Our family of 12 really enjoyed our stay at this impressive 3-story home. We traveled about 6 1/2 hours to take our children and grandchildren to Silver Dollar City to enjoy the Christmas lights. No one was disappointed in our stay. There were plenty of comfortable beds plus lots of extras. We cooked breakfast one morning and there wasn't a lack of good cookware, utensils or dishes. This is a beautiful area and is very quiet. The home was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The owners were awesome to rent from. We all had a fantastic time.


Fantastic & Fabulous...Roger F

Date of Stay August 2017

This home is wonderful! We loved it and will always rent from Karin, the homeowner. She went above and beyond to welcome us and make sure our 4 day stay was special for our daughters wedding. This is the best stocked vacation rental I've ever stayed in. The decor is a designer's delight. It looks amazing and is extremely convenient and spacious. This property is amazing!! Very clean, great linens, amenities, neighborhood very convenient to Big Cedar, State Park Marine, and golf. The best part is it's away from heavy traffic. We will return!! Thank you!!


Missy D. said...Jun 18, 2017 Incredibly warm and comfortable home!

Date of Stay Jun 11, 2017

Our group of 6 moms and 8 daughters came to Branson for a national dance competition. We usually stay in hotels, but this time we decided to stay at a rental home. I cannot express how pampered and comforted this home made us all feel. So much better than a hotel!! It was so great to return home after a long day of dancing to the amenities Gracious Moose offers! And a great neighborhood, backyard forest with walking path, and a quick walk to the pool. If we return to Branson again, we will definitely be heading back to Gracious Moose. Oh, our girls named the bear statue in the front yard Phillip!

Erin C. said...Oct 26, 2016 Gracious Moose was Perfection!

Date of Stay Oct 19, 2016

My family enjoyed our stay at Gracious Moose. The home is decorated beautifully, but also in a liveable way. We enjoyed making s'mores in the fire pit and going through the trail behind the house. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about the house. We appreciated all of the extra touches such as fall decorations, stocked trash bags, detergent, toys for the kids and overall had a great time! Thanks for sharing your amazing home!

Gracious Moose...What a great home for a Branson multi-generational vacation stay!

Date of Stay Jun 15, 2017

3300 square feet of home away from home comfort! We stayed in the summer during mid-west heat and were very pleased to find cooling comfort on all floors of the house. Everything was well maintained and clean. Thank you! We will share with our friends!

Ashley said...Jun 3, 2017 Fantastic home for large groups!

Date of Stay May 26, 2017

We had a wonderful vacation in Branson, MO at Bear Trail Lodge!!! The home is a close drive to everything and has plenty of space for everyone. The kids loved the large and well equipped game room and the adults loved all of the outdoor space. The owner's attention to detail makes this rental exceptionally special. She left a binder with suggestions of activities, must see places, and directions to each, as well as a scrapbook of her family and what they like to do while in Branson. We loved it, and you will not be disappointed!!

Shawna H. said...Our Wonderful Stay at the Gracious Moose

Date of Stay Aug 31, 2016

We were a group of 3 families on a Labor Day getaway and the Gracious Moose was the perfect place! There was plenty of space for all 16 of us! Room for everyone to sleep comfortably and the 2 family rooms were very spacious for all of us to relax and visit. The open floor plan was very nice for those of us preparing meals in the well stocked kitchen and still being able to interact with the rest of the group. We had everything we needed to have all of our meals at home. They boys enjoyed playing basketball at the neighborhood court, playing pool at the clubhouse, and everyone enjoyed the pool. The house was decorated beautifully and everything was thought of. The beds, pillows, and linens were very nice and comfortable. The home was very clean and all of the furnishings were new and very nice quality. We were only about 10 minutes from State Park Marina where we rented a pontoon boat with a slide! What a fun adventure! The owners were so easy to work with and were always quick to reply with any questions we had. I would defiantly recommend the Gracious Moose!

Anonymous said...Perfect Home for Multi Family Christmas Vacation

Date of Stay Dec 25, 2016


Gracious Moose was perfect for our annual Christmas vacation! We had four families stay for the week (8 adults, 4 toddlers and 2 infants). It was so nice for everyone to have their own bedroom and attached bath. The home is very clean and well taken care of - it was even decorated for Christmas! I was very impressed with all the essentials that were stocked and organized in the kitchen. We cooked several big meals and I had no trouble finding all the dishes and utensils that we needed. The basement was great for movie watching with the kids all cuddled up on the large sectional couch. Beds were super comfy and the master bathrooms are ah-mazing! Our family will for sure stay at Bear Trail Lodge the next time we are in Branson.

Sharon L. said...The Gracious Moose was a perfect place for my family to get together!

Date of Stay Aug 2, 2016

It is a beautifully decorated and comfortable home. There was plenty of space for all 11 of us. The kitchen is well stocked. My husband fixed a big breakfast each morning and had everything he needed: waffle iron, griddle, skillets. I highly recommend it.

Steve W. said...The Property Was Excellent

Date of Stay Nov 21, 2016

This Is Got To Be The Best Rental We Have Ever Done. The House Is Just Decorated Unlike Any Rental You Will Ever Find. Finding This Rental Has Been The Best Thing Ever. There Is Plenty Of Parking And The Lady That Rents The Place Stays Next Door And She Makes Sure That You Have EVERYTHING You Could Possibly Need. 5 Stars In My Book.

JP said...Great family reunion / vacation at the Gracious Moose

Date of Stay Jul 12, 2016

Just got back from a family reunion at the Gracious Moose. One set of Grandparents + 3 full families (5 adults + 12 kids from 1 yr to 18 yrs old) all had plenty of space at this great home. Lots of room to spread out, and plenty of place on the main level for everyone to gather for meals! Short drive to all the spots we visited -- Silver Dollar City, Branson main strip, Moonshine Beach and everything in between. If our travels bring us through the Branson area again as a group, we'll definitely be back to the Moose!

Michael A. said...Fantastic fun place

Date of Stay Nov 2, 2016

We had 3 families (8 adults and 4 kids) and we all had a blast! The kids loved the bunk beds. Kitchen was supplied with more than we would expect and more than we have seen in the past at other homes. This location was very quiet and did not seem crowded at all. Some of the other streets in this area seemed FULL of vehicles. We would definitely stay here again.

Judy J said...July 13, 2016 Great Place!

Date of Stay Jul 4, 2016

Beautifully decorated and very clean and spacious. Loved the tall ceilings. Several large areas for us all to congregate and talk on comfy sofas and chairs. The mattresses were great too! Loved the outside screened porches on lower and main levels and the front porch had some great rocking chairs!!! Had a large group and we all loved it!!!

DEBRA C. said...Wonderful house, great location

Date of Stay Jul 15, 2016

Our family of 13 truly enjoyed our stay! The 3 floors were perfect for our large family of multiple ages. It was so nice that 5 of the bedrooms were furnished with king size beds and the 6th bedroom had bunk beds, perfect for my 4 grandsons. Some of my favorite things about the house was it's well-equipped kitchen, the comfortable beds with their beautiful linens and the tasteful decorations throughout the house. Karen told me she likes to shop and that is evident from all the beautiful items in the house! The location of Branson Canyon is very convenient to all the activities we were interested in. We spent an evening at The Track enjoying all the go karts, bumper boats and, of course, the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, so pretty at night! We also spent a day on the lake by renting a pontoon from The Table Rock Lake Marina, and also a day at Silver Dollar City. The girls in our group enjoyed the shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall and The Landing. The pool at the club house was much appreciated as it was so very hot the week of our stay. We also enjoyed swimming at the nearby dock area. Karen could not have been more cordial or helpful, so thank you for opening your beautiful home to my family, we had a fabulous time!

Anonymous said...Perfect!!

Date of Stay May 30, 2016

Super pleased with my stay! Very spacious. Very beautiful. Love the decorations! The owners definitely have everything well organized! Definitely recommend to consider staying at this place while visiting!

Linda P. said...Loved Gracious Moose!!

Date of Stay Jul 8, 2016

This was our 2nd year booking Gracious Moose. Again, as in 2015, we found the home so warm and welcoming...we just love staying in this home. It is so comfortable for our large group (8 adults & 4 kids), very kid-friendly yet wonderfully decorated. On both visits (2015 & 2016) we found the house to be very, very clean and very well-maintained. The owner provides everything you could possibly need or need to worry about anything: kitchen well stocked with dishes/bowls, eating utensils, pots & pans, coffee pots, paper towels, trash bags, etc.; bathrooms had LOTS of towels and toilet paper. Beds were unbelievable comfortable with top of the line bedding. Washer & dryer, detergent, iron & ironing board also provided. We felt "at home" in Bear Trail Lodge as soon as we entered on our first day there...second stay was not a disappointment...our experience matched our anticipation/expectation. We found everything to be as stated on the listing for property. Lastly, but so important, the owner of Bear Trail Lodge is so great to work with! Karin & her daughter Jennifer do a superb job answering questions, resolving any issues, and making sure visitors to their home have all the information they need prior to their visit. Would definitely book this house again (and again) and would recommend it to friends & family.

SUSANA E. said...Amazing Place!

Date of Stay Apr 23, 2016

A great place for big families. Every room has a different theme. beautiful views each one different than the other. There is a hiking trail with a small river beside it. Bathrooms and rooms are very spacious. Kitchen and living rooms big enough for two families. outside screened porch was so beautiful the sound of the outdoors is breathe taking. My stay here will be one I wont forget. Such a great cabin.

Jeff and Julie said...Fabulous house for our family vacation!

Date of Stay Jun 30, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Bear Trail Lodge lake house the last five days! It was the perfect place for our family to gather, have fun, relax, and shoot off fireworks. The family room downstairs provided the perfect place for our 15 family members to relax and play games. We all had fun with the air hockey table! The dining room and kitchen were so open and we were able to eat together with 10 people at the table, one in the high chair, and four at the island. This was the first vacation house where we could all sit together - a fantastic bonus!

Ben D. said...Amazing Accommodations! Perfect Family Retreat!

Date of Stay Apr 10, 2016

The Gracious Moose was the perfect getaway for our family! There was plenty of room for our family to spread out and make ourselves at home. We had not been able all get together in several years and this was the ideal place for us to meet up. The lodge had everything you would need. It was beautifully decorated and homey!

Anonymous said...Best place to stay!!!

Date of Stay Apr 29, 2016

Great place to stay while visiting Branson! Love the view around the cabin! Very pleased with the owners! If you forget any little thing; they while have it for you in any of the rooms! Very pleased with my stay! Definitely, wanting to go back!

Rob and Jenny G. said...Perfect family vacation get away

Date of Stay Dec 29, 2015

6 bedrooms of incredible space and wide open living made our stay here great. This house is HUGE! We have done several VRBO's and this particular property exceeded any previous experiences. We plan, book and make all of our vacation decisions around a destination and "the moose" was a wonderful spot for our new years trip to pivot around. We had a large group and the open living, dining and kitchen made family game night, the annual super duper Branson waffle bar and taking money from our friends and family playing CLR with a few dollar bills even more memorable and fun. We caught the OU game on the big LCD tv's just about any place in the house. When the adults wanted to settle into quiet conversation, there were plenty of options for the kids with the great game selections and living space downstairs. The home is well equipped and beautifully decorated. The owners were super to work with. It's clear that this home is more than just another place to stay, but a polished hospitality jewel!

Debbie B. said...Spacious family home

Date of Stay Aug 27, 2015

This home is ideal for extended families with grown children. there are 2 living area with plenty of space. The kitchen was very well-stocked as well.


Nancy F. said...Gracious Moose Excellent as Usual

Date of Stay Aug 19, 2015

Our visit to the Gracious Moose was fantastic again this year. Beautiful, welcoming home that is well stocked. Thanks again for sharing your home with our family.

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