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The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks - Lodging
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Point Lookout
Certificate of Excellence
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Can't wait to go back.”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

We spent a long weekend in a King Loft Suite. The room was amazing. The bathroom was very large and had both a Jacuzzi tub and a great shower. The towels were fluffy, clean and replaced daily. We had a complimentary continental breakfast every morning with fresh muffins and fruit, yogurt, and juice. The room had a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The room had rustic, luxury that was enhanced by a fireplace (non-working) and a balcony that looked out over the campus and the Branson strip. Returning from a day of shows or shopping, the room was a welcome distance from all the hustle and traffic that is Branson. Every night you will get a “turn down service” that includes warm cookies (usually Chocolate Chip) and fresh milk from the campus dairy.

The food at the restaurant was great. Much of the food is local to the College of the Ozarks. The service staff are students who are working their way through school and each has a wonderful story to tell and they go out of their way to make your time at the Keeter Center the best part of your day. The Sunday Brunch is a wonderful way to end your stay.

There is a gift shop where you can purchase hand crafted items, decorations, candles, and books about the Ozark area, people, and food. Also available are homemade jams, fruit cakes, and smoked meats. With their own mill on campus, they also have biscuit, pancake, muffin mixes.

Can’t wait to go back.

Room Tip: For couples, the loft is great. If you have children, the Queen rooms are on the second floor and h...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

The Keeter Lodge at the College of the Ozarks has become our favorite place to stay in Branson. Located outside the busy strip but close enough to all the attractions, it offers great value and luxury. The Lodge itself is absolutely beautiful, and the suites are lavishly furnished. The restaurant in the Lodge is outstanding. The complimentary breakfast is excellent, and the homemade cookies and fresh milk from the dairy farm a nice touch. I would highly recommend this place for couples wanting a quite getaway. Furthermore, what makes the Keeter Lodge so unique, is that it is staffed by the college students. All your waiters, hotel personel and grounds keepers are young people who are trying to earn a college degree and real life skills by working for their education. I can't say enough about how impressed we were by these young adults, their work ethic, their attitudes and their professionalism. Not only will you have a wonderful stay, you will also be supporting an incredible school and some great kids. Check out the small WWar 2 exhibit , it is very touching. Take a tour of the pristine campus and visit the Mill , where you can buy flour, bisquit mix, grits, jellies and jams, all made on the premises by students. Also stop by the kitchens and get some fruitcake, yeah, you heard me! I have never liked fruitcake, but theirs is delicious! Visit the chapel , its a lovely building, and the plant nurseries, where you can purchase some neat varieties of orchids and other plants. One important note: the College of the Ozarks is a Christian school, so no alcohol is served at the restaurant and no alcohol is allowed in the rooms. Whether you like that rule or not, please respect it.
I would highly recommend the Father's Day and Mother's Day brunches. Cheaper than other fancy places in town, but don't let that concern you. The food is delicious, the variety is excellent, the decor is beautiful and the service outstanding. I only wish there were many more colleges in our country that offered what this place does.

  • Stayed November 2011
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dallas, tx
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

This place is so good I hesitate to review it. The facility is an historic lodge at college of the ozarks and is staffed almost entirely by its students. Service is excellent. We had a suite, which includes living room, bedroom with 2 queen beds,small kitchen with microwave, coffee maker and small frig, and a bathrroom with additional separate sink area. View from upstairs balcony is of a pasture with dairy cattle, and the town in the distance. Linens and towels are luxury quality, beds are extremely comfy. Our rate included continental breakfast brought to the room. Food is very good. At turndown around 7 pm they bring you a platter of homemade, still- wam chocolate chip cookies that are among the best I've ever eaten (and I'm a "baker"), along with a bottle of milk that came from those cattle mentioned above. my husband likes to stay in 4-star or 5-star places whenever possible, was crazy about this one.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Nevada, Missouri
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

My husband and I are alumni from this College, and for our two children this is a second home. We usually stay in the good center rooms, but this time we stayed in a sky loft suite. We enjoyed both, but the kids loved the suite. They enjoyed the fresh milk from the dairy and the cookies. Each time we go we have to visit the dairy and watch the students milk the cows. Then we head down to the point that overlooks the lake. There is enough activities to do on campus the kids do not miss not having a pool. The food at the Keeter Center is also wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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missouri
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

The Keeter Center has to be one of the best run hotels in the country. Beautiful facility, personable people, great food, highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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North Little Rock
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

This was an incredible experience. people were great, room was great, food was great. that cookie and milk thing at bedtime works fine to. If you have never stayed here, please make an effort to do so. It will be my place of choice as loong as I continue to go to Branson.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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the ozarks
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Perfect hotel. Escape the chaos in Branson. Keeter Center has everything. You will be pampered. It's pricey but worth every penny. A real "Miracle in the Ozarks." Be sure to read about the whole idea of Hard Work U. What a wonderful concept and surprise for any one on the road. Don't miss the hotel or the food which is beyond belief.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks - Lodging
Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
Location: United States > Missouri > Branson > Point Lookout
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Point Lookout
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks - Lodging 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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