This isn't the Ritz, but if you want clean place to sleep, cook and shower that is away from Branson's summer chaos, but still close to all its attractions, Twin Lakes is perfect.
Each individual cabin/room has a classic front porch, good natural light, charcoal BBQ and a full kitchen. The water pressure in the shower is great and the beds are comfortable. When we were there, temps were in the 90s and we found the A/C more than adequate.
The owner and her son are friendly and accommodating. The Twin Lakes is family owned and has a great reputation with locals. They don't take reservations online, give confirmation numbers or allow pets; but you may find availability here when all other places have no vacancy.