We recently enjoyed a weekend at Crystal Cove, and overall, this was a very nice place, duplex style cabins, cozy, and secluded, away from the city of Branson. We were in the Music Suite. Charming room, very well decorated with Lodge Style accommodations. King size bed was extremely comfortable. Room was very clean, although the area above the fireplace with the music stuff was a bit dusty. The bathrooms are very small, barely enough room to get out of the shower, but workable. Mini kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave available, a nice, large whirlpool tub in the corner, a fire place (that was very hot, requiring you to crack the window) a flat panel LCD TV, and Wifi access.
They do have a sweet shop that is open 24 hours, stocked with water and soda, and when we were there, they had potato chips, candy (bite size Snickers, Milky Way, etc), no bake chocolate and PB cookies, and lemon cake available. The coffee in the sweet shop is in a pump style carafe, and I'm not sure it was ever refreshed the entire weekend unfortunately.
The breakfast is served in a group dining room, and while it may be slightly awkward at first since everyone is afraid to chat, once you get past that, it's OK. Breakfast our first morning included buttermilk biscuits, hash browns, scrambled eggs and sausage patties. Breakfast the second morning was a bit smaller, 2 pancakes, and sausage links. Coffee was low during both breakfasts, and it was eventually refreshed after asking for more. Water was offered, but no juice. The breakfast was served to you on a plate. With a full house, plates were served 2 at a time, and it took a few minutes to get everyone served.
My only complaint would be that the cabins have what appear to be fairly thin walls. This allowed us to hear pretty much everything going on in the cabin next to us. And remember, you may be eating breakfast with these folks the next morning. Also, as everyone else states, the parking lot is a bit cramped, with enough space for 4 vehicles, but it's workable. You can use their main parking area which is just a short walk if you don't get a spot though.
Overall, it's a fairly pricey option, and I have no idea how it compares to other B&Bs in the area. The cabin was clean, the bed very comfortable, the breakfast was good, the sweet shop was a nice gesture, but the walls are a little thin.
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Cove Hotel Branson
- Crystal Cove b&b
- Crystal Cove Hotel