Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed & Breakfast’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For all you cookie monsters, here it is, our chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Enjoy……

 2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces

1. Heat oven to 375°.
2. Mix thoroughly shortening, butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. (I line my baking sheets with parchment paper.)
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown.

Makes about 7 dozen cookies




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Take a hot air balloon ride over Branson

Some of our guest took hot air balloon rides during their visit to the Branson area.  The feedback we get is very positive and all have said it was great fun.  The rides are very dependent upon the weather and conditions have to be near perfect so potential balloon riders need to be flexible.  The rides are usually early in the morning when the conditions are best.  Check out Branson Balloon for more information.  Here is their contact information:, 417-336-6060.   Can’t you imagine how beautiful this would be in the Fall!

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Our Comphy sheets are here!

We’re happy to announce that our full order of Comphy sheets has finally arrived and now we’re making up all our beds with Comphy™ Sheets.  These are the most comfortable and luxurious sheets we’ve found anywhere.  We actually discovered them at a Bed and Breakfast we stayed at in Virginia.  We liked them so much we had to order them for our B&B.

Comphy™ sheets, which look and feel like 600 count cotton, are known for their luxury and are used in high-end spas.  Made from eco-friendly micro fiber they are 100% recyclable.  The Comphy company’s motto is “Changing the world one bed at a time which makes sleeping a dream come true.”

You won’t believe how good they feel.  We invite you to come dream on them yourselves.

Comphy sheets + Heavenly mattresses + Mediterranean Lighthouse Room = Awesome

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Boat Rentals near Anchor Inn on the Lake

Early morning on Table Rock Lake at Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed & Breakfast

If you are interested in renting a boat, here are some places that are around us.   Some also have slip rentals if you need one for a boat you are bringing into the area.

Baxter Marina

Port of Kimberling City

Indian Point Marina

State Park Marina

Please note that while we have a dock at Anchor Inn on the Lake, we are not permitted by Stone County or the Corps of Engineers to allow guests to dock their boats on it.  However, swimming and fishing from the dock is ok!  We also have a small paddle boat and two kayaks that guests are welcome to use.

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Table Rock Lake Information

Sunset on Table Rock Lake near Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed & Breakfast

Here are some useful links to sites that give current Table Rock Lake information……

Lake Level

Lake level, power generated, and flow rates

Fishing on Table Rock Lake

Fishing Reports

Diving in Table Rock Lake

Water temperature reports




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Helpful Links for Branson information

Planning your Branson vacation or get away?  Here are some links that might be of help.

Explore Branson:  Branson’s official web site.  Show, lodging, attraction, restaurant, calendar of events, and other area information.  Excellent travel planner that allows you to fill in the dates of your potential visit and see what show’s and attractions will be available at that time.

This Week in Branson:  Complete list of festivals, events, live shows, attractions, and other businesses that are open for the current week.

Branson on the Web:  Lists nearly every Branson attraction, show, and museum.  Has a built in travel planner.  Make on line reservations or call a travel agent for help.

Branson Weather:  Current and forecast weather for Branson, MO.

Branson Calendar of Events:  The official calendar of events for Branson, MO.




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Our favorite show in Branson – SIX


One of the Branson shows that gets almost unanimous “thumbs up” from our Bed & Breakfast guests is SIX. Dee and I went again this month for our seventh time!  So you get the idea we like it too!

The entertainers are six brothers (of a family of 10 brothers) who perform a wide variety of “musics” (you have to see the show to understand “musics”) without backup band or taped music. They make all the instrumental sounds with their mouths. It may seem a little weird but without question you’ll enjoy their many musical and entertainment talents.

In 2009 they were voted the fan’s choice awards for best show and entertainers of the year which is no small feat in a town that has over 100 live shows. If you’re in Branson for a limited amount of time this show should definitely be on your short list.  Here’s a link to the web site for  SIX.

During the 2012 season Anchor Inn on the Lake guests will be able to purchase their SIX tickets here at the inn.

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