Situated on Table Rock Lake, Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center brings the best of Branson, Mo.—boating, fishing, golfing and live music, for example—to meeting attendees. The resort recently completed a renovation of its 301 guest rooms as well as updated its 43,400 sf of meeting space, making it more attractive for groups looking for a lakeside retreat this summer.
“With the blue waters of Table Rock Lake and surrounding Ozark Mountains serving as a scenic backdrop to memorable theme parties and outdoor functions, the Chateau on the Lake Resort offers the perfect setting for relaxation and teambuilding,” says David Hume, director of sales and marketing for the resort.
For active groups, the resort can arrange zip lining activities, fishing and golf tournaments, and even laser tag, Hume says. The full-service Chateau Marina (open seasonally) gives groups immediate access to boat rentals such as pontoons, ski boats, wave runners and sea kayaks. Parasailing is also available for attendees who want to see the lake from above.
Less active groups can participate in culinary teambuilding opportunities such as a sangria-making competition, cooking demonstration or wine tasting. The 14,000-sf Spa Chateau is also available for attendees in need of relaxation. It offers customized body treatments, a soothing Infinity Tub that is filled from the ceiling and an outdoor Roman Bath situated beneath a waterfall overlooking Table Rock Lake. It also features a Movement Therapy Studio offering Zumba, yoga and Pilates classes.
Branson’s live music has long attracted groups with permanent music acts similar to Vegas available each night. During the ’80s and early ’90s country musicians such as Roy Clark, Ray Stevens, Johnny Cash and Andy Williams all had theaters in Branson, says Hume. “And today, you will find local musicians entertaining our guests in the Library Lounge and at our Sunday Brunch in the Chateau Grille,” he added.
In between all the activities, the resort offers 20 meeting rooms as well as a private, 54-seat theater for special presentations. As part of the renovation, the resort added a new 684-sf Executive Board Room that features advanced audiovisual and technology capabilities including a 54-inch, touch-screen HD television with speakers built into the boardroom table, which can seat 20 people. The resort also enhanced all of its meeting space (including its 32,000-sf Great Hall ballroom) with new LED lighting, new flex-back banquet chairs and new “linenless” meeting tables.