The Branson Town Company built this elegant little hotel in 1903, nine years before the town’s official incorporation, to accommodate for the Missouri Pacific Railroad line through the Roark Valley, which was completed in 1906. With the coming of the first railroad through Branson and the onset of progress, the hotel, which overlooks the town, was a meeting place for important people in Branson’s early history.

Harold Bell Wright stayed here while writing his famed novel “Shepherd of the Hills,” and the hotel housed the town’s first library. Near the intersection of Main Street and Business 65 in historic downtown Branson, the hotel has provided memories for past generations. It has been restored with great care to provide memories for you and future guests traveling through Branson. During your stay, we invite you to visit the glass case located at the front desk. Inside of this case, you will find a letter signed by Harold Wright, various editions of Shepherd of the Hills, and a postcard found in the wall during a recent remodel adding Backstage Wine Bar.


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