Want to pamper yourself on your next Branson vacation? At the newly opened Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge you can indulge in rest, relaxation and plenty of rejuvenation. You’ll walk away feeling like whole new person!

Cedar Creek Spa

Photo Credit: Big Cedar Lodge

Located in the heart of Ozark Mountain Country, the Cedar Creek Spa features a full-service salon, massage services, fireplaces, indoor hot tubs and grotto pools, indoor and outdoor showers, and an abundance of charm. The 18,000 square foot spa aims to make every guest experience, from locals to just-visiting, a transformative one.

Designed to blend harmoniously with the scenery of the Ozark Mountains, a modern yet rustic motif is found both inside and out. Natural stone floors, timer ceiling, fireplaces, and canopies of ivy create a serene environment. It’s a beautiful place to get pampered.

Speaking of which, the spa services are what you’re really interested in, right? There are 11 different treatment rooms, steam chambers, hot spas and saunas. A true gem is the “Ozarks Rain Shower Experience.” The Vichy shower treatment has nearly a dozen showerheads and is the only like it in the area. Surrounded by candles and secluded coves, the indoor grotto is set to be the most popular spa amenity. Underwater loungers with full body massage jets and the quiet ambiance will melt away your worries. Spa guests can opt for a fireside massage, an organic facial, deluxe nail treatments or refreshing body treatment. At the salon, styling options are available for women as well as men and kids. An old fashioned barber chair is a throwback for men who want a classic cut and shave.

The Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge is open from 9am to 7pm Sunday through Friday and from 8am to 8pm Saturday. The salon is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended for the spa.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

The magic of the holidays is on full display at Silver Dollar City during an Old Time Christmas. Visiting the Branson theme park is a tradition for many during the holiday season, which is all the more reason why it was recently voted one of the Top 10 Best Public Lights Displays. Silver Dollar City was chosen by a USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice poll.

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Photo Credit: Silver Dollar City

The full list of winners includes:

1) Festival of Lights – Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
2) Nights of Lights – Downtown St. Augustine
3) Holiday Festival of Lights – James Island
4) Holiday Lights Show – Coeur d’Alene Resort
5) Fantasy in Lights – Callaway Gardens
6) Magic Christmas in Lights – Bellingrath Gardens
7) Christmas on Main Street – Silver Dollar City
8) Dominion Garden of Lights-Norfolk Botanical Garden
9) Garden Lights – Atlanta Botanical Garden
10) Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill – Clifton Mill

The over five million bright lights of Silver Dollar City Branson made it an easy choice. Christmas on Main Street, which is highlighted by a five-story special effects Christmas tree covered in 350,000 LED lights, is a magical spectacle. The lights dance in unison to holiday music, along with lights strung on nearby storefronts and trees. Of course, the entire park is adorned with twinkling lights and larger-than-life displays. Visit before the festival ends on December 30, 2014. Silver Dollar City tickets are on sale now.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

You may love the small town charm of Branson, Missouri but the bright lights of the big city also beckon you. To cater to those who dream of taking a bite out of the Big Apple Reserve Direct has launched an all new destination – New York City, New York. The city that never sleeps is a prime vacation destination for many reasons. You can combine the theatrics of Broadway with historic sites, cultural excursions and sightseeing in places like Central Park.

ReserveNewYorkCityIf you’re planning a trip to New York City book with Reserve New York City to find great deals on all your vacation needs. From discounts on Broadway shows, hotels and tours to inside information on things to do and places to go, we aim to be your one-stop shop for all things New York. There are thousands of things to do and sights to see in New York. A new of the must-see attractions include:

  • Empire177275065Madame Tussauds New York
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • NYC Sightseeing Bus Tours
  • New York Harbor Tours
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Statue of Liberty
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Les Miserables
  • The Lion King
  • Wicked
  • American Museum of Natural History

 

Ready to book your vacation? Check out all NYC has to offer with Reserve New York City. Then, get ready to experience all the reasons why the bright lights of this big city make it the best in the world.

Shopping 479598481If you’re planning on picking up an item or two (or 10) for Christmas in Branson, you’re in luck. The Tanger Outlet Mall, home to steep discounts on everyone’s favorite brands, has recently opened new retail shops. Just in time for the holidays, Branson shoppers can score great deals at new Tanger stores.

New retails stores include

  • Adidas
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Pandora
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Express Factory Outlet
  • Talbots
  • Asics
  • Calendar Club & Go Games

 

I, for one, am especially excited about the Express Factory Outlet.  Cute fashions at outlet prices?  Yes, please.  The addition of Adidas and Asics to Tanger, which currently offers Nike, Reebok and Sketchers stores, covers all the sneakers bases.  Plus, I know many are excited to have a Pandora conveniently located in Branson. 

Which stores are you the most excited about opening at Tanger Mall Branson?

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Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

january_eventsMark your calendars for these Branson events:

January 1: Chateau on the Lake – New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch
Wake up to a Champagne Brunch New Year’s Day. Available from 11am to 3pm. Sample savory breakfast items, salads, fruits, cheeses, shellfish, entrees, side dishes, carved meats and dessert! Contact 888-626-6051 for more details.

January 1-15:  White Flight at the Butterfly Palace
Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in Branson. Thousands of white butterflies flit and fly in a rainforest atmosphere among twinkling lights.

January 24: The Master Trout Fishing Tournament at Lilley’s Landing
Experience this historic fishing tournament in downtown Branson. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and weigh in is at 4 p.m. Each team is checked at the dock in the order in which they signed up, boating past the tournament director with live wells and ice chests open for inspection.

It’s Christmas season in Branson, which means all the shows are highlighting the merriment of the season with special holiday productions.  Legends in Concert gets in on the entertainment action with an all-new line-up for a special Christmas themed version of the show.  Curious about who is performing this winter in Branson? Take a look.

Legends_in_Concert___Christmas_Show_(45569)The Legends in Concert Christmas line-up includes:

  • Rod Stewart
  • Reba McEntire
  • Blues Brothers
  • Elvis Presley
  • Nat King Cole
  • Special appearance by Kenny Chesney

 

A classic Christmas show is just what the show wanted, after hosting more contemporary artists during the summer and fall months.  Traditions and the holidays go hand-in-hand.  With tribute artists such as Christopher Nolan (Nat King Cole) performing “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), and Dean Z (Presley) bringing “Blue Christmas” to the stage, the show is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Legends_in_Concert___Christmas_Show_(73021)Legends is also welcoming back performers who haven’t graced the Branson stage in some time.  Tribute artist Wendy T., who performs as McEntire, is back in town after an 11 year absence.  She belts out hits like “Fancy” and “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” like nobody’s business, and audiences will love her soaring voice.  Rod Caudill as Rod Stewart returns too, bringing his energetic rendition of “Hot Legs” and emotional “Forever Young” with him.  Dean Z, who is the resident Legends Branson Elvis, has been in high demand this year after winning the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition.  After performing throughout the country, he returns for this special Christmas show.

The show follows the typical Legends in Concert show but each performer adds a holiday song as well.  In addition, the entire cast performs a unique Christmas finale.  Wait for “Mary Did You Know,” an inspirational performance by Bucky Heard (Jake Blues).  Emotionally charged, it’s a beautiful tribute to the reason to the season.   Festive fun like snow and a visit from Santa make the experience even more enjoyable.

Looking for New Year’s Eve plans?  Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show is an all-inclusive night with dinner, drinks and entertainment.  Get ready to welcome 2015 in style at Duck Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.