May 6, 2020

A Much Needed Getaway – Big Trout Lodge with Rent Branson

This past week we had the pleasure of staying at the Big Trout Lodge cabin with Rent Branson, which you can check out HERE, and had the most wonderful time!! We desperately needed a change of scenery, as I’m sure you can all relate, and this was the perfect getaway. We felt completely safe with everything going on, and wouldn’t have changed a thing.

The Cabin

The cabin was beyond our expectations! Of course we saw pictures online, but it was even better in person. It had 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, game room with a pool + foosball table, hot tub, and grill with outdoor seating. It was amazing! The girls room had bunk beds, and let me tell you, they were more excited to sleep in bunk beds than anything else with the trip!! The other rooms all had king beds, and were very comfortable. They provide firewood for a daily fire, and we loved making fires every day! It’s the little things like that, that make all the difference 🙂

The cabin comes fully stocked with appliances + washer/dryer, so the only thing we brought was food. Due to Covid, no restaurants were open, nor did we want to go anywhere, so we brought enough food to eat every meal in the cabin. There is a grocery store not too far if you did forget something. There is a playground in the complex, and it was open, so we let the kids play on it.

The complex is located right across the street from Big Cedar Lodge, which you all know we love. It was so nice to stay outside of the resort to get a feel for other lodging options! I would definitely say you could rent here and just head to Big Cedar and use their amenities. It was a much better price than a cabin there, as well. I’ll share more of this below.

Feeling Safe During Covid

Rent Branson did an amazing job making us feel safe during our stay. First off, there is no in person check in or check out. There is a key pad on the doors, and when it’s check in time, they give you a specific code and that lets you in. They are only a phone call away if there is any problems. In fact, our code didn’t work at first, and Jessica texted me right away and got it working. I even texted her a couple other times during our stay and she responded immediately.

They are also waiting 72 hours after a guest checks out to let the next guest check in, so that there is plenty of time for sanitizing and airing out the cabin. The cabin felt very clean and we didn’t have any issues whatsoever feeling “unsafe.” We did bring a can of lysol wipes to wipe down anything extra, but didn’t even feel like we needed it! Upon check out we just texted when we left, and that was it! No in person contact at all.

What To Do

When there isn’t a world crisis going on, there is a ton to do in Branson!!! When there is, unfortunately not a lot to do lol. However, we planned on not doing much, so we didn’t mind that everything was shut down. We took daily walks at Big Cedar, played on the playground, played in the game room, soaked in the hot tub, and actually rented a boat one day! It was the coldest day of the week (see below haha!!), but we didn’t mind because we love boating!

We rented the boat through Big Cedar at Long Creek Marina, which was only 3 miles from the cabin. We try to get out on the water every time we are in Branson and rates were discounted, so we said why not! The Big Cedar property is so beautiful, so I highly recommend walking around there as much as possible! When everything opens up, definitely check out Top of the Rock, Fun Mountain, the Spa, and all the restaurants they have to offer there. Truman Cafe was open for take out while we were there, and so we did that one morning, and it was amazing because we had the entire resort to ourselves!! We sat outside to eat and literally didn’t see anyone else. A very strange feeling, for sure. Mini Golf was also open, so the girls did that several times.

Like I mentioned above, there is a great play area for the kids and there is also a pool and outdoor bbq area for the guests to use, as well. If the pool had been open, we would have no reason to leave the cabin! It had lots for us to do.

Another fun thing to do in Branson is Silver Dollar City. Of course it wasn’t open when we were there due to Covid, but it’s definitely worth doing when you come! It’s extra magical at Christmas, if yo happen to be in Branson then. We typically do 2 trips a year to Table Rock Lake. One in the summer and one at Christmas.

What I Wore

You know I can’t let my outfits go without being shared ha! So, here is what wore!

Please let me know if you have any questions or want to know more about our trip. I’m happy to help in any way! You can check out Rent Branson HERE, and our cabin HERE. It really is the perfect getaway, even during the pandemic that’s happening right now.



Thanks for taking the time to read this post! It is in partnership with Rent Branson, and as always, all opinions are completely my own.