Horizons Marriott Vacation Club

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ajavagal on February 1, 2006

Best Things Nearby:
Pirate Cove Mini Golf Stone Hill Winery The Ducks Outlet Malls Theaters Restaurants

Best Things About the Resort:
Newly built, comfortable beds, concierge service (get your show tickets there), great location, indoor swimming pool, great decor, free popcorn in the main lodge. Ask for the FREE coupon book, great savings on a lot of Branson and Springfield businesses.

Resort Experience:

We stayed at the Marriott Horizons Vacation Club (a condo resort, but rooms can be rented nightly). Horizons was nice, but don't be deceived by "villas"; rooms and condos are in buildings. I recommend getting at least the two-bedrooms; otherwise, there's not much room, and your TV/mini-kitchen is right there at the foot of the bed (not appealing).

Our one-room was not big enough (queen bed and pull-out sofa), and our bath only had a shower. There's an extensive outdoor pool area (closed at our visit) but a wonderful indoor pool and hot jet spa. Outside, there are grills available. A play area is only open until 5pm, and since we were out during the day, we did not get to use it. A gym and gathering room with movie viewing (at check-in a schedule is provided) are available. There is no on-site dining or groceries, but Krispy Kreme, Denny's, etc., are not far away.

I recommend the Pirate Cove Mini Golf (walking distance) for entertaining kids. The staff was not very friendly on my visit (from the front desk to the maids), but I feel it was due to lack of training/experience and hope this has been resolved. Overall, I recommend the place and will try it again in a larger "villa".

Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
2929 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, Missouri, 65616
(417) 348-3100


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