The AAA Four-Diamond Chateau on the Lake makes it easy to balance the buzz of Branson with the peace of a lakeside setting. The modern, 10-story hotel commands a sweeping view of Table Rock Lake. With Branson only a 15-minute drive away, you can take in not only a show or attraction, but outdoor activities. The Chateau’s amenities tempt guests to spend the entire day at the resort. Play tennis. Swim in the indoor/outdoor pool. Or get a hot stone massage at the spa. The resort’s private marina offers complimentary kayaks, canoes and paddleboats with which to explore the lake. It also rents motorized watercraft. During the summer season, parents can pursue their own interests while the Crawdaddies Kids Club entertains their little ones. Onsite dining options range from hand-made pizza in the 9th Street Italian Deli to pecan-crusted salmon with sweet potato puree in the upscale Chateau Grille. The resort is pet friendly, but a fee is charged. With such an amazing myriad of options, it's should be no surprise that the Chateau ranks as one of the best Branson hotels.