I have stayed at the Cottage Inn and Marina Inn and will never stay there again. I was looking for a better experience and happened to walk over to Hunter's Friend resort and spoke to Mike. Since then, I've stayed there at least 10 times. The rooms are clean and bug free!! Most people need a bed and a shower when enjoying the lake and the great outdoors but they offer more than that. The rooms are large and the kitchenettes make it easy to grab breakfast and pack a lunch for the lake. You can have dinner out or make use of the BBQ grills available and enjoy dinner under the covered deck. They also have a variety of DVD's to borrow in the office to watch and an air compressor to blow up pool toys or tubes for the lake.
Mike and Handan are great and it's always nice to see them when we go down to the lake.
As far as Michelle_Imx review is concerned. The pool did have a diving board until a group of our fine U.S Marines were enjoying the pool and got a little carried away. God bless them and thank them for their service, so you can b#!*h about no diving board (not that you would use it) on trip advisor.
Most rural places have a well, hence the water smelling and tasting a little off, especially if your are used to city water. Walk across the street to the market and buy a gallon of water.
Chris works hard cleaning the rooms and always asks if the room was clean enough or if we need him to get us anything. So it helps him out to pull the trash and leave the towels outside the room for towel exchange. I don't know anyone who changes the sheets on a daily basis, even at hotels they just make the bed and ask you to reuse the towels for water conservation. Take a shower before going to bed and your sheets will be fine for five days.
I'm not a prima donna but there are plenty of places down there that are too dirty, smelly and buggy to tolerate. The rooms at Hunter's Friend are clean and a good value for what you need to enjoy Table Rock Lake and Branson.
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