The Wilderness is a campground offering log cabins, camping and full hook up sites for RV’s, located in Branson, Missouri, next to Silver Dollar City. We stayed in a log cabin and loved our time there. The Wilderness staff is friendly & helpful. One of the staff members, Mary K, even gave me a hug and wished us safe travels when we left!
The log cabins, which are hand-hewn by a local master craftsman, are clean and cool; a welcome escape from the heat & humidity of the Ozark Mountains. Each cabin has heating, air conditioning, a table with 4 chairs, and a ceiling fan. The Wilderness offers several choices in cabins: pioneer, rustic and loft. We stayed in a rustic cabin with a kitchenette and were thoroughly pleased with our choice.
The rustic cabin had a queen sized bed and a day bed with trundle, making a total of 3 beds in all. The kitchenette had a stove-top, refrigerator, sink, microwave, table service for 4, coffeepot and coffee supplies. There was also a full size gas grill out on the back deck facing the lush green forest. The front porch had 2 rocking chairs. See our photos here.
The campground has a large store with groceries, camping supplies, ice, milk, meat to grill and a whole lot more! I was pleasantly surprised that their goods weren’t ridiculously expensive like most campground stores tend to be! There is also a game room, TV room with Piano, 2 playgrounds, and a pool that opens on Memorial Day weekend.
A few things of note for families traveling with young children: You’ll need to do a little bit of baby-proofing in the log cabins. There was a large butcher knife in the 2nd drawer in the kitchenette and there are many knickknacks hanging on the wall low enough for toddlers to get their hands on easily (i.e. a fishing pole, rustic furnishings-fishing, camping, hunting gear, etc.).
Also the cabin that we stayed in had a padlock on the door instead of real locks. You could potentially get locked into your cabin if you’re not paying attention. Yep, happened to me! Hubby went to pack things in the car and latched the door from the outside. I was locked in. I’m not sure if this is the case on all doors, but it’s definitely something to take note of when you’re checking in.
There is a bus that runs back and forth between Silver Dollar City and the campground throughout the day and makes it very handy to get where you want to be. Overall, I would definitely recommend The Wilderness Log Cabins as a fun place for families to stay while enjoying Silver Dollar City and the Branson area.
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