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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark: Branson Indoor Water Park

Disclosure: I received a two night/three day getaway plus complete access to the waterpark and all the resort amenities.

Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark

I hadn’t visited Branson, Missouri since I was a child, yet I fondly remembered it being a small, yet lively town in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. It has tremendously boomed since my last visit. It’s almost like a miniature Nashville, seemingly boasting country acts and attractions around every corner. It can almost be an overwhelming, even panic-inducing experience, especially for the casual traveler that doesn’t have an itinerary in mind. Although I like having an idea of what adventure awaits for me, yet on the same note, spontaneity runs through my veins. Something about not having a destination is always intriguing and in most cases turns out to be the best source of entertainment.

During my recent visit to Branson with my husband and daughter (my son stayed with his grandmother since he had school during the week), we stayed in the King Tower Room at the Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark. This waterpark and resort is located in the heart of Branson, Missouri and surrounded by myriads of attractions. Nearby attractions include Hollywood Wax Museum, Branson’s Wild World, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, Titanic Museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Ride the Ducks, and much more! Notable on its own merits, this resort and waterpark boasts a 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark, 10,000 square foot outdoor waterpark, Tower Grill, an on-site restaurant; day spa & salon, 24-hour arcade, and gift shop.

Their waterpark features 150,000 gallons of splashtacular fun with two 500 gallon dumping buckets, multiple indoor and outdoor kiddie pools with rain showers and waterfalls and more! Their indoor waterpark features a lap pool and an activity pool where you can basketball. They also have 2 large three-story thrill slides, a lazy river where you can kick back and ease your mind, play on themed water slides, or relax on the multilevel sun deck.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark boasts 98 tower rooms connected to the waterpark through interior corridors and 102 exterior entrance rooms in the two Atrium buildings located approximately 50 yards from the waterpark. Each tower room has a built in Kiddie Cove (6′ x 4′) with a bunk bed and 19” flat screen TV. Their tower room accommodations boast 2 double beds or 1 king bed, 32” flat screen TV, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer. Their newly refurbished Atrium rooms boast 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed, a 32” flat screen TV, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer.

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Check-in went effortlessly smoothly. Unlike the last waterpark and resort that we stayed at, it didn’t take us 30 minutes to get our room. They didn’t ask for our license plate number, which I thought was peculiar to ask for at the last waterpark and resort. Even though at the other place, we were also supplied with wristbands that granted us access to the waterpark. At this resort, it didn’t double as key like the other one did, which got tedious at times since it didn’t always work. Instead, they supplied us with a card swipe. All of the necessary information that was needed to check was a glance at my ID.

The King Tower Room that we stayed in was warm, inviting, and thoroughly clean. It included a comfortable king size that I could practically sleep for days in, a kiddie cove, featuring a bunk bed and television in the upper corner; a mini Frigidaire refrigerator, a 32” flat screen television, coffee maker with complimentary coffee samples, hairdryer, and complimentary travel-sized bath products. The only downside was the Wi-Fi was non-existent (it was only attainable in the lobby), but they told us they have been in the midst of remedying this issue.

Little Miss Fae Fae approved!
Little Miss Fae Fae approved!

After hours being on the road and in a car seat, my daughter was ready to play!

Kiddy Cove
Kiddy Cove
Bathroom
Bathroom

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Gift Shop
Gift Shop

Although their gift shop mostly consisted of swim essentials (i.e. swimwear, goggles, and beach balls), tees, sunglasses, hats, and flip flops, I was pleasantly surprised that their items were fairly priced. Since my son wasn’t able to embark on this traveling experience because of school, I bought him a black and white guitar magnet/bottle opener. I knew that he would love this since he has a knack for playing with my magnets that are adorned on the fridge!

The Lobby
The Lobby

Since the Wi-Fi connection was non-existent in our room, I had to come down to the lobby a few times to get on the internet on my laptop. The atmosphere was cozy, relaxing, and quiet.

Tower Grill
Tower Grill

Breakfast isn’t complimentary with your stay, but their on-site restaurant, Tower Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Although we didn’t have a chance to eat at their restaurant, their menu is reasonably priced. A sampling of their menu includes fried pickles, hot wings, mushroom swiss burger, catfish nuggets, mini tacos, breadsticks, and grilled chicken Caesar salad.

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Room Types

Tower Rooms

STANDARD TOWER ROOM

Offering all the amenities of a traditional hotel coupled with the unique style and décor that you’ll only find at Castle Rock Resort. Each room has a built in Kiddy Cove with bunk beds and their very own 19″ flat screen TV, which they can watch their own channels or hook up a game station or DVD player. Great for a bit of added privacy for the adults and extra fun for the kids.

Their standard tower room accommodations boast double beds, 32” flat screen television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• 2 Extra Long Double Beds
• Kiddy Cove Bunk Room with bunk beds (100 lb. max weight limit)
• Waterpark Access included for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupanc y- 6 People
• Add a Microwave & Refrigerator for an additional $10 per night.

KING TOWER ROOM

Their King Tower Room accommodation offers all the amenities of their Standard Tower Room coupled with the unique style and décor that you’ll only find at Castle Rock Resort. Each King Tower Room features a King size bed and the signature Tower Kiddy Cove.

Along with the King bed and Kiddy Cove enjoy a 32” flat screen television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• 1 King Bed
• Kiddy Cove Bunk Room with bunk beds (100 lb. max weight limit)
• Waterpark Access included for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupancy – 4 People
• Add a Microwave & Refrigerator for an additional $10 per night.

FAMILY TOWER SUITE

Indulge your family in one of their Family Suites located in their Tower building. The Family Suites offer all the amenities and style of their standard Tower suites but with the addition of increased space. The additional area in the Family Suite holds a sofa which pulls out into a double bed, kitchenette with cabinets, sink, microwave, refrigerator (no cooker due to safety guidelines) and a dining table for 4. The Family Suite also offers a larger bathroom and vanity area making it easier to get the family ready to experience all the fun!

The accommodations boast double beds, 32” flat screen television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• 2 Extra Long Double Beds
• Kiddy Cove Bunk Room with bunk beds (100 lb. max weight limit)
• Pull-out Sofa Sleeper
• Waterpark Access included for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupancy – 8 People

Atriums
Atriums

Atrium Rooms

For families who don’t mind going outside or who are visiting during the warmer months, Castle Rock offers rooms that do not have inside access to the waterpark. The Atrium Rooms are located across a parking lot from the waterpark.

Note: Atrium Rooms do not have kiddy cove area

STANDARD ATRIUM

Enjoy one of their standard guest rooms located in their Atrium building, offering all the amenities of a traditional hotel coupled with the unique style and décor that you’ll only find at Castle Rock Resort.

The accommodations boast 2 Queen beds, 27” television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• 2 Queen Beds
• Waterpark Access included for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupancy – 4 People
• Add a Microwave & Refrigerator for an additional $10 per night.

JACUZZI KING ATRIUM

Their Jacuzzi rooms feature a king size bed with a 2 person Jacuzzi in the room. The separate bath features a shower and large vanity area. The space is perfect for a couple visiting the Branson area.

The accommodations offers a King bed , 27” television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• King Bed
• Waterpark Access included for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupancy-3 People
• Add a Microwave & Refrigerator for an additional $10 per night.

KING ATRIUM

Enjoy one of their King guest rooms located in their Atrium building, offering all the amenities of a traditional hotel coupled with the unique style and décor that you’ll only find at Castle Rock Resort.

Their accommodations offers a King bed , 27” television, coffee maker, hairdryer and high speed wireless Internet access in every room.

• King Bed
• Waterpark Access for your entire stay when booked as a waterpark package
• Maximum Occupancy – 3 People
• Add a Microwave & Refrigerator for an additional $10 per night.

Big Savings Weekday Special – Book your reservation online and receive 30% Off your entire stay! Valid on new reservations only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages.

Blackout Dates: 10/13-10/17, 11/28. Offer Expires: 12/19/13

Wet & Wild Weekend Package – Includes 2 nights lodging, waterpark access, breakfast each morning for 2 adults & 2 children, VIP coupons, 1 water blaster, 2 adult & 2 children Branson Wild World VIP admission (includes animal adventure tour, arcade, and mini golf). Package starts at $268, 25% off. On new reservations only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages.

Blackout Dates:10/18 – 10/19 Offer Expires: 11/2/13

Call 1-888-273-3919 to book or visit http://www.castlerockbranson.com.

About the author

Lesha

HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.

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