Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa Voted One of the Country’s Top 10 “Best Hotels for the Holidays” in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards


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Publish Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019
… Known for its beautiful Christmas décor throughout and its impressive Gingerbread & Candy Village, the AAA Four-Diamond resort in Branson was voted #6 “Best Hotel for the Holidays” in the country in the prestigious national contest.

BRANSON, MO (December 2019) – Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa in Branson, Missouri was just named one of the country’s “Best Hotels for the Holidays” in a new national poll on the USA Today 10Best website. The AAA Four-Diamond resort was voted #6 “Best Hotel for the Holidays” in the U.S. in the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Known for its impressive gingerbread, candy & cookie village display and for its beautiful Christmas décor throughout, the resort is the only hotel or resort in the Midwest among the Top 10 winners. Twenty nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from; and relevant expert contributors. After 4 weeks of voting by the public on – which averages 5 million visitors per month -- the winners were revealed on December 13th. The winners may be viewed on the USA Today 10Best website at .


The Roosevelt New Orleans (Louisiana) captured the #1 spot, followed by Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (California), Boca Raton Resort and Club (Florida), Congress Hall (New Jersey), and Mohonk Mountain House (New York). Following Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa in the #7 spot was The Langham, Pasadena (California); and then Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (Florida); Four Seasons Washington D.C.; and Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa (Hawaii).   


In describing Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa with its nomination for “Best Hotel for the Holidays,” the USA Today 10Best website said, “Branson takes the Christmas season seriously, and Chateau on the Lake is no exception. The entire property gets a holiday makeover, and the culinary team builds an entire gingerbread village from 300 pounds of sugar, 120 pounds of eggs and 500 pounds of candy.”


A great way to experience the resort is by taking advantage of its “Ozark Mountain Christmas Package,” which is available through December 30, 2019. The package includes: accommodations for two nights in a spacious guest room elegantly decorated in French-country furnishings; $25 dining credit at the resort, for use during the stay; a specially-selected Chateau on the Lake Christmas ornament; use of the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness facilities, and year-round nature trails; and free indoor parking. In addition, the package includes two adult 2-day passes to Silver Dollar City, which is celebrating “An Old Time Christmas” through December 30, 2019. Featuring 6.5 million dazzling lights, An Old Town Christmas features an all-new, 8-story, state-of-the-art Christmas Tree this year, which features hundreds of thousands of dancing high-resolution lights; as well as Rudolph’s Holly JollyTM Christmas Light Parade; The Living Nativity; and two Broadway-style original musical productions (A Dickens’ Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life). 


Based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum, the “Ozark Mountain Christmas Package” starts at $201 per night for a standard room. Tax, resort fee and gratuities are additional, the package is based on space availability, and the rate depends on the day of the week and the room type selected. Additional Silver Dollar City tickets may be purchased separately. For reservations, or for additional information, call 1-888-333-LAKE (5253) or (417) 334-1161, or visit , specifically (or ).


Note that Silver Dollar City is closed on Dec. 25, 2019. For the Silver Dollar City calendar and hours, visit


For those visiting through December 30, 2019, Chateau on the Lake also offers fun holiday activities, Christmas Caroling under the tree in the lobby, and holiday movies in the resort’s Sassafras Theatre. From December 21-27, 2019, the resort’s Crawdaddies Kids Club will offer such fun holiday activities as ornament making, caroling by the fire with S’mores, and story time with Lucky the Bear. 


“We are extremely proud to be voted as one of the very best hotels for the holidays in the entire country,” said Nathan Wood, Director of Sales & Marketing at the 301-room Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa. “It is such a terrific recognition of the hard work of our culinary team and resort staff in making Chateau a truly magical destination for the holidays.”


Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa is known for its picturesque setting, overlooking scenic Table Rock Lake, lush gardens, and the surrounding Ozark mountains. In addition, the resort offers an array of amenities, which includes multiple dining options such as the elegant Chateau Grille; a full-service spa; and an atrium with streams brimming with colorful Koi fish.


For reservations to Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa, or for more information, call 1-888-333-LAKE (5253) or (417) 334-1161, or visit .