Travel for Two Around Southwest Missouri

Before the holiday hullabaloos begin, take some time to unplug with your main squeeze and enjoy a couples weekend at one of these new and nearby 417-land spots.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Nov 2023

Cozy Getaway in Southwest Missouri
Photo courtesy Indian Point Tree + House

For a Grown-Ups-Only Experience: Grotto

35 Carson Court, Branson
This adults-only boutique hotel opened in late summer in the Branson area. It features deck houses, treehouses and other unique lodging—all with 200-degree lake views. The Cavern Suite is built partially underground on a hillside, with floor-to-ceiling windows with a cozy, private veranda that overlooks the lake.

For Sweeping Views of Fall Color: Indian Point Tree+House

Available via Airbnb
Windows stretch from the floor all the way up  to the extra-tall ceilings across the entire front of this modern treehouse on Indian Point. That means you can see lovely forest and Table Rock Lake views from every corner of the living space and sleeping loft. There’s also a wrap-around deck with a firepit, grill and seating so you can enjoy the scenery outside too.

For A Moment in the Woods: Getaway House: Ozark Highlands

11750 Northeast 230 Road, Osceola
A series of teeny-tiny trailer homes is situated in the woods near Osceola, just an hour and a half north of Springfield. They are simply but stylishly decorated with all the necessities, but the best part is the huge window that looks out onto the quiet woods. The property features walking trails so you can enjoy a walk through the property’s 317 wooded acres.