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'THE COTTAGE' in Branson Canyon at Hollister, 10 min to Branson, 15 min to SDC

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage style, 4 BR, 3 Baths, sleeps13, cook/dinnerware provided. Propane Grill.

We'd be pleased to share our Getaway Home with you. 'The Cottage' has 4 Bedrooms (two upstairs, two downstairs) and sleeps 13 people. There are 3 bathrooms with showers, two downstairs and 1 upstairs.

Downstairs, the master has a queen size bed, an adjoining twin sink bathroom, a walk-in shower, a jetted tub and a private commode. The front bedroom has a queen size bed and shares a bath/shower with the living room and kitchen. A queen size Sleeper Couch in living room adds two more sleeps.

Upstairs, the back bedroom has a queen size bed, a flat screen TV and shares a bath/shower with the front bedroom. The front bedroom has a full size bed, a bunk bed set, a flat screen TV/DVD and a Snowman decor theme. A reading room on the stair landing has a Love Seat/Sleeper and a reading light.

There are flat screen TVs in every room. Secure WI-FI. Living room has a flat screen HDTV, DVD, DVR. Lots of room for everyone to relax. Kitchen has everything you need to cook and eat except food. There is a 4 burner gas grill on the deck with back-up propane.

Branson Canyon is a quiet and relaxing place to stay. The Cottage is fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy. We are an easy12 minute drive from the Branson Strip, 15 minutes from Silver Dollar City, with several major shopping sites in between and just beyond. For your food and drink needs, there is a Country Mart store 5 minutes away with an excellent selection of groceries, produce, soft drinks, beer, wine and liquor products. With so many activities in the immediate area to enjoy, we believe you'll appreciate coming back to the quiet, peaceful surroundings of 'The Cottage' to finish up a great day.

More Details

Ray Johanning
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Ray Johanning

Mariea ... Recently retired, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandson (born Sept 16, 2014) ... Age; 40 + Title: Owner in charge.

Ray ... Retired. 21 year U.S. Navy Veteran. Favorite cause: Wounded Warrior Project. Favorite pastime: coming back home from Branson. 4 daughters, 6 grands, 6 greats. Age: 70+++++++ Title: Owner's Assistant

Ray Johanning purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ray Johanning chose Table Rock Lake

Mariea loves Branson.

What makes this cottage unique

Gives Mariea an occasional excuse to travel to Branson (2 1/2 hour drive, one way).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary Knight said...

Jul 9, 2014


Awesome House and Owners

180 Foggy Bay Lane, HOLLISTER, MO, 65672, United States (7067048)

Date of Stay

July 3, 2014

Helpful votes:0/0.

My family greatly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful vacation home and everything exceeded my wildest expectations. The home is beautiful, comfortable and has everything you need and is convenient to the city of Branson. It is such a great house for a big family like ours. Very clean and we had plenty of room for all the kids to play. The pool was so close and worked out great for everyone. Also, the owners are really nice people and easy to work with, answered all of our questions and gave friendly advice. I would definitely recommend this property to all of our friends and we look forward to getting back together there again soon!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

My Response

We are always very pleased to learn that our guests have enjoyed their stay at The Cottage at Branson Canyon. The only thing that tops that is when they return to stay again.
Jul 2014
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Hollister Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , two sinks and dressing vanity, closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared with main floor living/dining area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, shared with 4th bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master w/jetted tub, walkin shower, 2 sinks, 1 toilet closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , upstairs, shared full bath, flat TV/DVD, bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs, flat TV, shared full bath, blow dryer
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor, bay w, flat screen, shared full bath w/blowdryer
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Air Conditioning / Ceiling Fans Washer/Dryer in home (detergent/dryer sheets provided) Iron and ironing board Linens and towels, soap, with a blow dryer in every bathroom Outdoor zero entry Pool at the Clubhouse, fenced, 1 block from The Cottage Fully furnished kitchen (Cookware, Dinner ware, paper towels, spices, etc. Basically, everything you need except food and appetites. Propane Gas Grill on deck (propane included).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

'THE COTTAGE' in Branson Canyon at Hollister, 10 min to Branson, 15 min to SDC
average rating of 4.870968 based on 35 reviews
Escondido, CA

A great fishing vacation and destination.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and seven other guys from California, New York, and Texas have rented the Cottage for the last eight years. It has been the perfect place for us.The house is always neat and clean, and the owners, Ray and Mariea Johanning have made sure that every need is taken care of. There is more than enough room for everyone. The Cottage is located just minutes from some of the best trout fishing that you will ever find. There are other great fishing destinations within an hour or so drive. All in all, just a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great home to stay in for our summer vacation. There was ten of us and the home was very spacious. The home is very clean and perfectly decorated and stocked for your every need. The owners have thought of everything. The pictures just do not do this home justice. We were blown away when first entering the home. Every inch of the home was clean and well maintained.

The owners, Ray and Mariea were absolutely fantastic. They truly cared about our arrival and how we felt about the home. They take pride in providing great care to people they share their home with.

The location of the Cottage was absolutely perfect for us. We were in and out of the Cottage all the time. You have a 15-20 minute drive to Silver Dollar City or White Water or the 76 strip. You are so close to everything yet far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet.

Our deposit was promptly returned within three days after we left the Cottage.

We look forward to returning to The Cottage and making even more memories in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage Rental!!

  • 4 of 5

We were very impress with this house and the owner were great to work with. This house worked great for the us and the location worked with our needs. We had 3 family staying there. Everybody had a place to spread out and we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. We were there for national dance competition and it didn't take long to get to the convention center. Plus we went to SDC and white water while we were there and was able to find back way into Branson so we didn't have to spend a lot of time on 76. The only two thing was the room upstair that had the queen bed in it tended to a little warm in there and didn't seem to get much of the cool air like the rest of the house. The second thing was that if you want to sleep in and you slept in the master and the bedroom right above it the sun tend to shine bright in to the room when it came up so we end up not sleep in a lot. But other then that we loved the house and would book again if we decided to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gainesville Texas

Super house and value

  • 5 of 5

The "Cottage" was a beautiful home well decorated and very comfortable. It is close to the busy Branson area also pretty location close to the lake. We were a party of 10 we had plenty of room for all of us! The front queen bed was not too comfortable but we made it fine! The owners were exceptional to deal with and we received our cleaning deposit back in 2 days. We highly recommend the "cottage" to everyone and we would definitely stay there again if in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Branson Holiday Trip

  • 5 of 5

The property & the owners were awesome. The house was perfect & decorated very nice for the holidays. We would stay again & recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Returning guests

  • 5 of 5

Each year, my friends and I go to Branson for Christmas shopping and seeing all the lights. We found The Cottage last year and loved it so much we returned this year. The house is beautiful and stocked with anything you could image. We love to take a break from all the walking and go back to The Cottage for some lunch. We make our own food there, and the kitchen has every utensil you will need. It is a great, quiet place to stay. We love it!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Amuesment Parks.

* Water parks.

* Shows.

* Shopping.

* Golf.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Hiking.

* Strolling on the Branson Landing.

* Table Rock Lake.

* I-Max Theator.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Amusesment Parks.

* Shows.

* Shopping.

* Eating.

* Lake.


Nice Clubhouse with playground, kitchen, fireplace, game room and, from the 3rd floor, a great view of the lake! 5 minute walk from "The Cottage".

Boating/Fishing/Wildlife viewing, Hiking trail


At Hollister, 5 to 6 minutes from "The Cottage"*

*Great selection of groceries, produce & beverages "Country Mart", Hollister

*Specialty Pizzas, Subs, Salads (dining, take-outs, deliveries) "Hook & Ladder", Hollister

*Great Mexican food, great service. "Little Hacienda", Hollister (an owner favorite)

Shopping on the 76 HWY Strip and the beautiful Branson Landing (must see)

Live Shows, Some with meals; "Dixie Stampede", "Showboat Branson Belle"

Miniature golf/go karts

Lots of Great Restaurants, Shopping Malls


Rates & Availability

Hollister Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 23 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 15 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 7 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 3 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

Upon receiving your Inquiry re: The Cottage. we will email a Booking Offer containing all appropriate dates and figures for your stay. A $200 deposit is required within 12 days of your verbal or email acceptance of the Booking Offer. Upon your arrival, it will become your security deposit and will be promptly refunded upon your departure (via regular mail) if there is no significant damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.