Our new Cookbook is published!

Dee’s new second edition cookbook titled “Second Serving of Favorite Recipes” is filled with all her best B&B breakfast entrees, muffins and breads, soups and salads, vegetables and sides, dinner entrees and desserts.  Filled with 127 delicious recipes the “Second Serving” is even better than the first edition with more recipes including the newest dishes she’s served at the bed and breakfast.  The books sell for $10 and can be bought at the inn or ordered by phone or on line at our web site.  Here’s a link to our on line gift shop.

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Le Grand Cirque – Branson

After hearing great reviews from several of our guests, Dee and I decided to go and see Le Grand Cirque at the Kings Castle Theater Monday night.  We enjoyed it greatly and are planning to take our kids and grand kids to see it when they are in town next month.  The show mixes comedy and some very difficult and impressive acts like we’ve never seen before.  The most impressive were the “Wheel of Death” and the motorcycles in a steel globe.  Both are hard to describe, you’ll just have to see the show which we highly recommend for both adults and children.

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Short Fuse Specials – Check with us on Monday’s or Thursdays to see what we have



Short Fuse Specials!!

Having a bummer Monday and decided you need a get away this week or it’s Thursday and you’ve just made a last minute decision  to get away for the weekend?  Give us a call and we may have just the deal you’re looking for.   On Mondays and Thursdays we check our room availability and decide what kind of last minute deals we can offer guests. Call us on Mondays or Thursdays for  last minute weekend specials. Call us at 417-338-9140 and let’s see if we can help you create a great last minute experience! These specials are based on availability and pricing.

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Best Tribute Show in Branson – The Rankin Brothers

Visitors to Branson just don’t want to miss this show.

The Rankin Brothers continue to wow audiences with a two-hour show packed with top hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, gospel, country, rock and roll, and instrumentals.  You name it, they do it, and they do it extremely well—totally live (full live band backup, no recorded background music).  Dee and I got to see them when they first came to Branson several years ago.  We thought they were top notch then and they’ve just kept getting better.

Now in the Yakov Theater they are, in our opinions,  a “must see” show.  If you grew up anywhere between the mid 50’s to 1990 you’ll hear the music you love.

For a sample, see this Promotional video from Rankin Brother’s web site.

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See the Fair Family – Great new morning show in Branson

We got a chance to see a preview of an excellent new show coming to Branson beginning April 2014.  They are the Fair Family who are opening a new morning  show at the Hamner’s Variety Theater.  We were entertained by five wonderful voices  and talented musicians performing a wide variety of music.  Jacob, Jonathan, Sarah, Daniel, and Nathaniel include in their show selections from country, gospel, patriotic, a cappella, pop, top 40 and oldies. They  also dance, clog, and are very gifted musicians playing several different instruments.  It’s wonderful to see this young new talent come to Branson and we expect them to do very well.  Give them a try!

Here’s a link to their website for more information.

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Jonah is spectacular


Dee and I had the wonderful opportunity last night to attend the Branson premier of Sight and Sound theater’s “Jonah.”  To use an overworked expression, “It was awesome” in every way from visual, music, message, humor, and fun.  In our humble opinions Jonah is the best yet of the shows at Sight and Sound, and that’s a very very high bar.  Our audience gave the show a sustained and rousing standing ovation at the end and even some of the visual effects brought loud and enthusiastic applause.  As we walked out of the theater we could overhear conversation after conversation about how wonderful the show was.

Everyone just has to put this show on their Branson bucket list.  You will come out amazed at the grandness of more than the production but of our God.  The show is a portrayal of one of the most interesting but least understood books and characters in the Bible.  Please don’t miss this show as you’ll be challenged as well as entertained.  Here’s a link to the show’s trailer.

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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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The Red Chair is Coming!

So what’s the big deal with the Red Chair?  Well it’s not just any chair, this chair is on a voyage that will take it to Bed and Breakfasts all across the country from Maine to California and from Florida to Washington state.  We at Anchor Inn on the Lake don’t know when it’ll be here but we do know that it’s coming.  We’ll keep you posted as we know you can hardly wait.  Check out the Red Chair Travel site to see where it is right now!!  Have fun!

 Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed & Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast on Table Rock Lake near Branson”
Branson West, MO

Click here for availability or reservations.

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Anchor Inn on the Lake Christmas Gift Certificates receive 10% bonus value!

Anchor Inn on the Lake is offering an unmatched gift certificate value this Christmas season.  Every gift certificate issued between November 18, 2012 and December 31, 2012 will be given a free 10% boost in value.  For example, pay $100 and receive a $110 gift certificate.

Our gift certificates feature:

  • You may choose any amount.
  • You may choose a particular date and/or room OR you may leave it entirely open ended for the recipient to decide.
  • You may personalize your certificate with a greeting of your choice.
  • We can send the certificate to you or directly to the recipient if you wish.
  • For you last minute shoppers we can email a PDF version of the certificate that you can print out.
  • To order a gift certificate simply call us at 417-338-9140 or order securely on line.


Anchor Inn on the Lake
Bed & Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast on Table Rock Lake near Branson”
Branson West, MO

Click here for availability or reservations.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day all the month of February

Free Rose on your pillow for all of our February guests!

Whether you’re able to stay with us on actual Valentine’s Day or not, stay with us anytime in February and we’ll “romanticize” your pillow with a complementary beautiful red rose.


Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed & Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast on Table Rock Lake near Branson”
Branson West, MO
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