Red Bud Cove B&B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Great Get Away!

4.8 on October 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed two quiet nights at the Red Bud Cove. The suite was perfect for us, the setting was very pretty, and the hosts were more than accommodating.

first b&b

4.8 on October 18, 2015

could not ask for a better experience at first b&b

31st Anniversery at Red Bud Cove

5 on August 13, 2015

We spent our 31st anniversary with Rick and Carol at Red Bud Cove and it was so peaceful with an excellent view of the lake. The rooms were amazing and everything was first rate right down to the personally cooked breakfast. I would recommend them to everyone. We had a wonderful time. Bob & Rita

Awesome trip

5 on July 03, 2015

This was the second B&B my wife and I stayed in. She was hesitant at first because of our first experience She absolutely loved this place. The setting was beautiful for a relaxing evening and the owner was very accommodating. We will definitely be back

Wonderful Experience

5 on May 22, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Red Bud Cove B&B for our second anniversary and was very impressed. The room was outstanding, grounds well taken care of and the view of Table Rock Lake as the sun was setting was priceless. Hospitality was great as well. We will be coming back in the future.

Recent Stay

5 on May 07, 2015

We stayed recently for 2 days. Very nice, quiet accommodating bed and breakfast. The setting was super with wonderful lakeviews. Rick is an oustanding cook serving just the right combination of foods for flavor and color. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

BEST B&B I've ever stayed at!!

5 on May 04, 2015

Absolutely the BEST B&B that I've ever stayed at!! Quiet rooms. Wonderful Breakfast. Rick takes the personal approach with each guest to make sure everyone is happy! Will return again and again!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!

Nice and quiet

4.6 on April 24, 2015

This was my first time staying in a b&b and before I got There I thought it was going to be "cheesy." But it was really a cozy little place on the lake, just close enough to town (Branson) that it didn't take long to get to our events, yet just far enough out that it was like we were hundreds of miles from civilization. Great people running the place too!! Thanks for a great experience & we will see you again soon.


5 on March 22, 2015

Beautiful setting by the lake. Our deck on the 3rd floor faced the lake and it was great to sit, relax, enjoy the view, and have a glass of wine. The rooms were charming and very sound proof. We liked the idea of the kitchen area as we could prepare an evening meal a few nights of our stay without having to go out to eat. Rick provided a gas grill for our use. We would highly recommend.

Very nice people. Beautiful surroundings

4.2 on January 28, 2015

They are very nice people. Room was clean and cozy

Red Bud Cove Hollister MO

5 on January 03, 2015

Quiet, scenic B&B right on the lake. The room was wonderful and the breakfast was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Our 25th Anniversary stay!

5 on November 25, 2014

My husband and I were there this past weekend. We stayed in the Pennsylvania Suite. It was lovely! The bed was comfortable, the Jacuzzi was great after a tiring and wet day being outdoors. We even used the fireplace. We were greeted by a special treat for our anniversary the second night of our stay, a plate with a mug and chocolates and biscotti. The breakfast that was served each morning was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to go back next year.

Best B&B

4.8 on November 04, 2014

Beautiful location/ view on lake, Rick is Great Cook, by far our favorite bed and breakfast. Plan to return.

The best B & B we have ever stayed with

5 on September 24, 2014

My husband and I have traveled and enjoy staying at B & B's rather than a confined hotel space. Having our own access in and out of our room and just walking a few feet down to the lake was ideal. What made this B & B really special, was the fact that it was not just a bedroom and bath. We actually had our own suite with a small kitchen area, table chairs and sitting area.

A nice surprise

4.8 on September 16, 2014

We were so surprised at how clean and nice our accommodations were. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we were quite impressed. The breakfasts were delicious. The quiet lake view was serene. Would stay at this one again.

Excellent B&B

5 on September 10, 2014

A 5-star plus rating for this B&B! We have visited yearly for the past eight years and look forward to many more visits. We find the Red Bud Cove B&B to be very comfortable, peaceful, restful, pleasant ... breakfasts are wonderful! Rick and staff are excellent hosts. There is nothing negative to say ... we love our stays there and hope to return many more times.

Best B&B in far!!!

5 on July 30, 2014

Nothing else compares!!! The food, hospitality, the rooms, the bed, the view...everything was amazing!!! Rick is simply amazing and knows how to take care of his guest. I stayed in the California Suite and it was just amazing. Spacious, huge jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the world's most comfortable bed. Great...just great!!! And the breakfast...oh wow!!! First class!!! I've never had a better stay. Thank you Rick and Red Bud Cove!!! I'll see you again real soon

Wonderful place to stay

5 on July 22, 2014

We love this Place. The owners take such great care of this Bed and Breakfast. Rooms are spacious, very clean, charming, Private location. The morning breakfast is to DIE for.

Great location, food, price and facility.

5 on July 21, 2014

We had family staying in nearby Big Cedar and this location and facility was great. It really is a one-bedroom apartment. The price was so much more reasonable than staying in Big Cedar! Great value. Beautiful view right on lake. Food and owners were outstanding. I would recommend to everyone except those with small children. Being that close to the lake might be a hazard for the.

Travel with Granddaughters

5 on July 21, 2014

We traveled with our granddaughters ages 8 an 10. Their first time at a B&B. We had the family suite with kitchen (which we never had to use.) The breakfasts were so good and filling that we did not need to eat until later in the afternoons, as we were visiting the venues our granddaughters had picked as MUST DOs. LIVING areas were excellent an very clean and the bed were sooo comfortable! Awesome views of the lake and the ground were immaculate. Definitely would stay again. SW , Illinois

Get Away

5 on July 12, 2014

My wife and I received a Gift Card for a Bed and Breakfast stay. We chose Red Bud Cove B&B. The room was private and very clean. We even had breakfast brought to us, which was very delicious. Very nice place to visit!

Our stay for weekend after July 4th

4.6 on July 09, 2014

This was the 3rd time we have stayed here and will return many more. The place is peaceful, the owners are wonderful hosts and I always feel welcome

Great Place to Stay

5 on May 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the California Suite over memorial day weekend and had a wonderful visit. Rick was a fantastic host. He and his wife provided very helpful information when we arrived and showed us our room. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The thing that stood out to us is that this couple has truly tried to anticipate the needs of their guests. They provided a few drinks in the fridge, a "black book" with takeout restaurant menus and along with your room information, all the way to having DVDs you can barrow and umbrellas by the door. We really enjoyed the huge jetted tub and beautiful view from the benches by the lake. The bed was super comfortable and the location was quiet and close to Branson (about 10 minutes away with a beautiful drive). Overall, we had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend staying at Red Bud Cove. If we are back in the area, we would definitely come back. One other thing; my wife and I were in Branson for a wedding but really didn't know what to expect. Wow ... lots to do in Branson! But listen to Rick's instructions on how to avoid "the strip's" traffic. Thanks again, Rick!

a relaxing stay

5 on April 20, 2014

We just returned from a very relaxing stay at Red Bud Cove B&B. Rick and Carol, our hosts, were just wonderful! The food was delicious and the service awesome! We enjoyed the beautiful view from our patio overlooking Tablerock Lake. What a wonderful place to rest after a busy day in Branson.

An enjoyable, memorable experience

5 on April 12, 2014

Pleasant, comfortable, hearty and delicious breakfasts. Inn keeper very knowledgeable and helpful.We hope to return.

Honeymoon hotspot :)

5 on January 14, 2014

Wonderful view. Staff was friendly and helpful.

very nice people

5 on November 19, 2013

every thing was good

going back

5 on October 22, 2013

We are deffently going back! I loved the fact that the owner remembered our names and asked how we were doing everytime he saw us and if we needed anything. He gave us a map of the area and showed us where the traffic areas would be. The room was great and fully stocked. Breakfast was amazing also. Its far enough away from branson but not to far that you have a long drive. Its a beautiful place and would recommend it to everyone!

Better then the pictures.

5 on October 19, 2013

The cleanest place we have ever stayed in. Was like brand new. Owners extremely nice as well as the lady that helps.

Outstanding Value and Service

5 on September 03, 2013

We have visited Bed and Breakfast all along the east coast and in Canada. We have not found as hospitable B & B as Red Bud. Has to be the best value in the Branson area. Not far from the action and theatrical/restaurant venue but remote enough that you feel secluded in very tranquil environment. Rick and Carol are outstanding hosts, tending to all your needs without being requested. We have visited Red Bud on numerous occasions and intend to return often. We highly recommend Red Bud. We have been here as a couple and as extended families.

Mr. Rick

5 on August 11, 2013

A Beautiful Home away from Home. Upon leaving you will feel as if you stayed with best friends,

Everyone deserves to experience the BRANSON hospitality.

5 on August 10, 2013

From the initial reservation phone call, until out check-out the next morning, we were treated exceptionally well. We were treated with the expectation that we might return. The breakfast was designed to set us on our way with great food, excellent coffee, and friendly converstation. The "BED" portion of our stay was likewise great - private and quiet. We indeed felt welcome there and would not hesitate to return..

Spacious Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 05, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Red Bud Cove. The internet pictures do not do justice to how much space was provided in our suite. It was cozy and the owners were fabulous!

business trip

5 on July 22, 2013

I could tell that my trip was going to be a good one, as when I was walking up the steps to check in, Rick was waiting with a friendly smile and a firm handshake. The Kansas Suite was very clean and comfortable and was very appropriate as I'm a Jayhawk fan. The breakfast started with some fresh blueberry muffins and fruit and followed by plate sized pancakes and sausage links. Plus the great view of Table Rock Lake topped off my trip and Rick and Carol's hospitality was absolutely wonderful. I would definitely stay there again. Thank you Mike Maphies Overland Park, KS

Love this place

5 on June 11, 2013

My best friend and I took our 2 and 3 yr old sons to Branson. Red Bud Cove Bed and Breakfast Suites was so nice and we had a blast. great location right on the lake with a hot tub. The owners were so nice and friendly and made a killer breakfast. They were willing to help with annything we needed. The place was nice, neat and clean!

Wonderful place

4.0 on June 04, 2013

My Husband and I stayed at the Red Bud Cove and Breakfast Suites almost 2 weeks ago. We were greeted by our host Rick and he could not had been more wonderful. The hosts live in a beautiful home next to the suites and the grounds are awesome. Rick walked us to our suite, gave us our key and when we walked in the lights were on, there were flowers on the table for us and the suite was magnificent, very inviting and homey filling. The next morning we went to the main house and Rick cooked us a nice breakfast. We had our deck o walk onto and the view was spectacular, you could view the lake, folks water skiing, hear the birds chirping and could see the tree's, flowers, shrubs and all the beauty of nature. It was so peaceful, it felt like you were in your own little world. There was also bottled water, popcorn and soda in the refrigerator. There was nothing else that we needed, they had everything in the sweet that was needed. Oh, the sheets on the bed were more then we can explain, they were delicious. The bed and breakfast is up a curvy hill with tree's and houses on either side, but yet it was like going way far away from the city life, very comforting. For all that you get at the Bed and Breakfast, we thought it was reasonably priced. We would love to go back again someday.We would more than highly recommend this place to all our Family, friends and strangers. Thank you for a wonderful time Rick and Carol!

Great Stay at Red Bud Cove

5 on May 21, 2013

We had a great stay at Red Bud Cove. We enjoyed the large suite and loved breakfast. Visiting with Rick was the highlight of our stay.

Red Bud Cove B&B

5 on February 14, 2013

A fantastic B&B outside Branson. Eight very nicely presented suites on the water. Every detail has been considered and fulfilled. Breakfasts are excellent and more than ample. Staff is extremely polite and responsive. Priced right as well, you won't be disappointed.

Aniversery hide away

4.8 on January 07, 2013

We spent a week in this romatic very well maintained B/B for our thirty first. This was not our first get away but was one of our most enjoyed. Rick and Carol took care of our week like they had known us for many years. If you are looking for a place in the boonies yet only 10 min from town this place is for you.

Great breakfast!

5 on December 05, 2012

My wife and I have stayed four times to at Red Bud Cove B & B to celebrate our anniversary. We have stayed in 3 different rooms and loved them all, but the Indiana Suite is the best. The breakfast is great, and the view of the lake is very nice. They are convenient to Branson without being too close. We will be going back.

Nice place for a vacation

5 on November 14, 2012

It was nice to stay close to Branson, but away from the strip. We only ventured onto 76 once and that was to Ride the Ducks for the Christmas Lights ride. We enjoyed our stay in the California Suite. The bathroom was spacious. And took advantage of the fireplace in the room after a wet and cold day at Silver Dollar City. We look forward to returning here in the future.

A Private Little Gem

5 on October 31, 2012

Visited again for the 3rd time in 15 years, first for our 10th & now for 25th anniversaries, and found Red Bud Cove to still be every bit the pretty, super clean, restful and private gem it has always been. Rick & Carol provide a great and peaceful place for respite, only minutes from the bustle of Branson, yet remarkably quiet with a beautiful view. From tasty homemade breakfast, to welcoming grounds, to service that is never obtrusive yet always accommodating, to cozy warmth, Red Bud Cove is an excellent, affordable choice for couples, friends' getaways, and even young families.

Weekend at Red Bud Cove

5 on October 15, 2012

Weather could have been better but enjoyed our stay anyway!!!

Private and so peaceful. Just what we needed it to be.

5 on October 11, 2012

kitty smith

Table Rock Lake boat show

5 on October 07, 2012

A very freindly and relaxing stay. The lake view was relaxing, The breakfast's were thought out and presently very well. Sleeping on those comfortable beds provided a really pleasant night's sleep. Gary and Deb

The best Bed and Breakfast ever

5 on September 24, 2012

We recieved a gift certificate to Red Bud for our 50th anniversary and just loved it there. A lovely peaceful setting, Rick and Carol and their staff are wonderful folks and make your stay vry special. We have been their twice and it will be our spot to stay when we are in that area....It is most wonderful.

What a great experience!

5 on September 03, 2012

My husband stayed here while in Branson for our son's bachelor party. The service was superior, the room perfectly clean and stocked, and the breakfast was excellent. Scott and Carol, the owners went above and beyond to make him feel welcomed...we will be staying here in the future!

First visit to the Ozark's

5 on August 30, 2012

Our visit to Red Bud Cove Bed & Breakfast Suites was a very enjoyable experience. The accomodations were clean, spacious and luxurious. We were delighted with our surroundings which included the beautiful lake situated behind the cove. Staff served breakfast to the guests every morning in a beautiful dining area with a scenic view of the lake with humming birds majestically feeding in the back yard. All of the staff were friendly, the food was excellent and the total experience was one which we hope to experience again.

One of the Best

5 on August 21, 2012

This is one of the best if not, THE BEST, B and B we have ever stayed. We speak from a fairly extensive B and B background which includes Europe, Canada, and the US. We stayed four nights the first week of August. Our suite was more like an apartment having a spacious living room with kitchenette area and a beautiful view of Table Rock Lake, bath, and separate bedroom with an extremely comfortable king size bed. Rick cooked up some great all you can eat breakfasts and took special care to accommodate my wife's gluten free diet. All in all it was a wonderful experience in a great tourist area. We will certainly return the next time we visit Branson.

Relaxing B&B

3.6 on August 21, 2012

Nice place, quiet and relaxing but breakfast only served at one time so they are not accommodating guest schedules like other B&B I have stayed at.

Hidden Gem

5 on August 11, 2012

We stayed at the Red Bud Cove last week for a Birthday get away. It was absolutely delightful. They have a boat slip, so we came on our boat. The rooms are quaint, the grounds beautiful and breakfast was way more than I was expecting. Rick and Carol are delightful hosts. I can say with confidence that you won't be disappointed.

First visit

5 on August 05, 2012

When we were booking initially they could not meet our request of three nights for a king. Before I could book anywhere else, Rick called and offered us the Honeymoon suite. Fantastic service. A great relaxing location & great breakfasts. Looking forward to next time!

Wonderful and beautiful place to stay.

5 on July 11, 2012

Red Bud Cove is an excellent place to stay. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and we plan to visit again soon. The breakfast was plentiful, the hospitality was exceptional, and the location is perfect. We were able to relax and unwind - away from the hustle bustle of the crowds.

A lovely time...

4.8 on July 09, 2012

My husband and I recently had overflow company at our home and this B&B is the first that we call for our company. Our family and friends enjoy this location and always exclaim that they've had a lovely time. Rick is a wonderful host and we are so thankful this B&B is close to our home and so well loved by our family and friends.

best bed and breakfast ever!

5 on July 06, 2012

We have been guests of Red Bud Cove six or seven times, and we have thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Their place sits right on Table Rock Lake which is absolutely picturesque! It is always immaculate, and the breakfasts are quite unique and delicious, and we never walk away hungry. Thank you, Rick and Carol! You are wonderful!

Awesome getaway!

5 on July 05, 2012

Rick and Carol were wonderful! The location was perfect to all the surrounding areas of Branson. The lake view was a pleasant surprise! The rooms were spacious and very clean. We felt right at home! We will definitely make a repeat performance of this getaway! Went for a family wedding at Big Cedar and found a memorable location to vacation in the future.

We would stay here again

5 on July 05, 2012

What a wonderful get-a-way. My husband booked us here at the last minute. The location was far enough away from the craziness of Branson but still close enough if you wanted to go into town. Rick and Carol are wonderful hosts.

Home Away from Home

4.6 on June 27, 2012

Spent the weekend at Red Bud, it was my wifes 47th B-Day. wonderful owners made us feel very welcome and friendly. Great Breackfast, and beautiful surroundings, will want to get back for the fall color. Located by the Big Ceder complex but away from the crowd, a quiet place to hang out! Rooms are well appointed and tasteful we will be back, right on the water of Tablerock!

Awesome getaway

5 on June 11, 2012

What an awesome time my wife and I had for a little getaway vacation together. Our stay was the greatest. The grounds were great, the room was beautiful, the cleanliness was perfect, the service was great and warm, and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning. It was so peaceful, quite, relaxing and romantic. You got to try this one!

So peaceful and restful.

5 on June 10, 2012

This was our first B&B experience. It was great! We'll go back!

Memorial Day Getaway - Lovely location, suites, and great service!

4.2 on May 30, 2012

Found Red Bud on the Internet, took a chance and was pleasantly surprised! Great views of Table Rock Lake and very close to Branson, Mo. Great breakfast and service, nice clean suites with all the amenities! Loved the resident kittycats, Funnyface and Tom! ( Don't worry if you are not a cat person they won't bother you!)

Great Honeymoon Getaway!

5 on May 29, 2012

Our favorite getaway in the Ozarks. We just stayed there for our honeymoon and the accommodations and Rick couldn't have been nicer. The room we stayed in (California suit) had very large double jacuzzi inside with hot tub outside. This was our fifth stay, but it won't be our last.

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

5 on May 28, 2012

We stayed here a few days after our 25th wedding anniversary. If there were 6 stars, I would rate it that. The room was unbelieveable, very clean, nice jacuzzi, felt like we were at home. Rick and Carol served an excellent breakfast every day and it was different food every day. We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast! Becky and Mark

Spectacular Getaway!

5 on May 21, 2012

I love this place!! The view of the lake from the door of your own room is amazing!! Rick and Carol have thought of all the little extras that make you feel pampered during your stay. The price can't be beat for the hospitality, cleanliness, and scenic view that you get when you stay at Red Bud Cove. Just 20 minutes away from shopping, shows, and attractions in Branson, you can easily choose to rest and relax at the B & B or head into town to enjoy some of what the area has to offer. And the breakfasts? AWESOME! I can't wait to go back!!

Gary and Dee's Getaway

5 on May 03, 2012

We were down for 2 days and wished we could have stayed longer. This was our 2nd visit and will definitely be back again soon. Everything exceeded my expectations. Rick is not only a great host and cook, he is an excellent concierge. He keeps up with what is going on in the area and always has good recommendations. Our suite was immaculate and very comfortable. I'm ready to go again. Next time I'm taking my fishing pole and will try my luck in the lake.

Wonderful Time at Red Bud Cove!

5 on March 09, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Red Bud Cove for an extended weekend getaway. We stayed in the Indiana Suite, and we loved it! It was beautiful and very well kept, and it had everything you could possibly need, including drinks in the refrigerator and little chocolates to snack on. The view of the lake was fabulous, and we enjoyed relaxing on our porch. We also enjoyed using the outdoor hot tub that is kept open year round. The breakfasts each morning were delicious! We had waffles and sausage one morning, and eggs, bacon, and biscuits the next. Ginger was super nice and friendly, with great suggestions of where we might find local activities and sights. Overall, we were VERY impressed with this B&B and we can't wait to go back!

Winter Wonderful

5 on January 18, 2012

Great place to stay close to branson, but far enough away to be peaceful. Breakfast was wonderful and different every day. Had a wonderful relaxing and romantic time.

It doesn't get better than this

5 on December 09, 2011

The Pennsylvania suite was wonderful--with a cozy fireplace and relaxing jacuzzi tub. The hospitality was outstanding and the food superb. Rick and Carol Carpenter are the consummate innkeepers and always make everyone feel at home.

Happy Birthday

4.6 on December 06, 2011

I took my wife here for her birthday and she was very happy with our stay. Very clean. Very relaxing. Rick & Carol are great hosts.

Outstanding Experience

5 on November 16, 2011

The Red Bud Cove is without a doubt one of the best B & B's we have visited. The rooms are extremely neat and clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. The owners and their staff are friendly and always willing to provide any assistance you may need. Highly recommend this B & B for a relaxing and pleasant stay on beautiful Table Rock Lake.

A Great B&B!

5 on October 15, 2011

This is a superior place! Location, on the lake, is beautiful; accommodations are large, modern and extremely well maintained; breakfast was plentiful, different all three days we were there, and excellent. If you are looking for a great B&B experience, the Red Bud Cove is for you.

great accommodations.

4.0 on September 23, 2011

Red Bud Cove was a beautiful bed and breakfast. It was very clean,the food and accommodations were great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Always a great time.

4.6 on September 05, 2011

Jackie and I have been visiting the Red Bud Cove B&B for a decade or more and recommend it highly. Rick & Carol offer a very welcoming, friendly environment for couples and families. Located just a cove or two North of Big Cedar Lodge & Top of the Rock. Close to Branson Creek & Murder Rock golf cources, the Landing, shopping, restaurants, shows, etc. Nice album of restaurant menus, shows, and entertainment venues comes in handy. Rooms are large & immaculate. Well stocked with linens, towels, soaps, etc. Kitchenettes include a nice supply of everything you would need including coffee, filters, condiments, water & soft drinks. A DVD library is available as well as cable TV, wireless Internet access, and a secluded, screened in hot tub area Nice dock slip is available, along with ramp to unload toys. Breakfast is always very good with a nice variety of fresh foods, and friendly seating arrangements offering a great view of the lake.

Wonderful suprise!

4.4 on August 10, 2011

Having never stayed in a B&B before, we had no idea what to expect. Well, we were quite surprised and very pleased with not only the accommodations, but the family style meal and the quality of the other guest. It was an experience that we will repeat with Red Bud Cove!

It was an awesome place to stay

5 on August 08, 2011

It was an awesome place to stay we enjoyed it so much and the owners were very kind and it was very very clean

Worry-free vacation

3.6 on August 02, 2011

Owners very friendly. Style of room was very early 90's. Great breakfast.

Best Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 20, 2011

This place was wonderful and the breakfast was unbelievable!! I would definately recommend it!!

A Perfect Vacation Getaway

4.4 on July 01, 2011

Me and my wife went to vacation at Branson and stayed here at Red Bud Cove during June 2011. We were extremely satisfied by our overall experience. First of all, the location is excellent, around 100 meters from the table rock lake. Our suite (Kentucky) had a lake view from the living room and balcony. Secondly, the breakfast (multiple courses) is so delicious and fulfilling that we ended up skipping lunch regularly, and made the most of our time during the day. Breakfast table allows the guests to mingle and talk to each other in a nice homely environment. Moreover, the lake view from the breakfast lounge is gorgeous. This place is quite close to some good places for dinner including devil’s pool restaurant. There is a lot to do in Branson and nearby, and this place is a nice driving distance from everywhere. Particularly from state park marina since we were interested in water sports. The owner Rick is very helpful and easygoing. We sought his suggestions during breakfast in the morning and his suggestions with respect to – where to go, what to do, where to eat, where to get something (fish bait, souvenirs etc) were extremely helpful. He is very calm, polite and prompt in responding to any issues we had. Rick even lend us his fishing equipment, and allowed us to use his fishing boat and dock free of cost, which made our day with a perfect fishing experience! We caught 11 fishes in total that day. We were so excited with our overall experience at Red Bud Cove and Branson that we ended up extending our stay from (originally planned) three days to six days, and availed the weekday discount :) Overall a perfect vacation experience. Would highly recommend to friends and family, and would stay there if we visit again in future.

solitude at its best

5 on February 04, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Red Bud Cove B&B for 2 nights in January. We were the only ones there that weekend and it was wonderful. We felt so pampered. The breakfast was very appetizing and elegant. My husband and I have been looking for somewhere that is quiet to spend a weekend getaway in the winter (near our anniversary) for the past few years. I think we have found our place. I look forward to revisiting each year in the winter.

Awesome experience at the Cove!

4.8 on December 03, 2010

The owners were very personable and accomodating; very clean rooms; and food was fantastic. For Nov. stay, gas fireplace added a nice touch, heating instantly; and located in a secluded area about ten minutes from Branson traffic. We will definitely recommend this site to our friends and relatives!!!

First experience at a Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on November 17, 2010

The location was great. Right on the lake. Very peaceful, relaxing and quiet. Food was delicious! Will try to make a return stay.

Good Experience

4.8 on November 15, 2010

Was looking for a place to stay in Branson and found this was only a little more than a hotel room and offered a lot more. We decided to give it a try and we're very impressed. We had a view of the lake and there's a big outdoor area in the back. The room was very nice. Everyone there was very nice. Breakfast was very relaxing and nice as well. I don't have anything bad to say about this place. Great for the money.

Our 25th anniversary weekend getaway.

4.6 on November 13, 2010

Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Area was quiet and peaceful. We hung around the B&B on Sat night---rather than going to the city---because of the atmosphere and we sat by the lake and watched the sun go down. We would go back in a heartbeat!!!!

Great place!

5 on November 03, 2010

We stayed 4 nights in October, 2010. Very part of our stay was great! The hosts were very friendly and served wonderful breakfasts. Our suite was nicely furnished, very comfortable, well supplied, and we felt very safe. It was just excellent.

A haven in Branson

4.0 on November 03, 2010

We stayed at Red Bud Cove for 3 days in October and were delighted by the setting, accomodations and helpfulness of our host, Rick. Among the thousands of impersonal condos and strip settings of the hotels, this lovely B and B by the lake was a lovely getaway.

Wonderful Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on October 27, 2010

The rooms were very clean and decorated very nice. The inn keepers were very friendly and food was delicious.

Charming Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 20, 2010

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. The food was amazing. Very relaxing. Enjoyed our stay!!


5 on October 20, 2010

every thing was very good

Peace, joy, perfect place

5 on October 15, 2010

We received our visit to Red Bud Cove from our children for a 50th wedding anniversary gift and that had to be the best of gifts...what a great choice they made for us. This place is in a peaceful setting, and the rooms are just amazing. We felt like we were at home. Such a joyful experience. Rick and Carol are just amazing, like we always knew them and their breakfasts are yummy. Tom and Funny made us feel at home too. We will be going back there every chance we get and have told our friends and family about it also. Rick and Carol and their workers, made our stay, an enjoyable and special time. They will help you with any ideas or questions on shows, places to eat, fishing, etc. Can't wait to go back. Sandye and Sonny

wonderful, romantic get away!

4.8 on September 08, 2010

we totally loved this getaway...far enough off the beaten path to be away from the labor day crowds...yet easy access to everything we wanted to do...rick and carol were wonderful hosts and we will definitely go back! very romantic suites!

Truly enjoyable

4.4 on September 07, 2010

Everything was just wonderful. Would love to go back.

We loved it

4.0 on July 27, 2010

Everything about our stay was wonderful. This was our 30th anniversary and we had a wonderful time. We are planning to go back to Branson for our anniversary next year and we will be staying at the Red Bud Cove B&B.

Can't Wait to Go Back to Red Bud Cove

5 on July 18, 2010

I wanted to take my cousin to Branson but I was little dubious about going there because of the crowds. I looked on the internet for a B&B on the lake so we could get away from the crowds and that is how I found this place. It was all I wanted and more. We stayed three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The breakfasts were great. Rick was a perfect host . I enjoyed just walking across the lawn and going for a swim followed by a relaxing soak in the hot tub. My cousin enjoyed reading out on the deck with its view of the lake. The drive into Branson was easy and quick. The suite was very clean and comfortable. I have recommended this B&B to many of my friends since I got home and I definitely plan on going back.

Extremely Pleasant, relaxing and affordable!

4.0 on July 12, 2010

Rick and Carol were so wonderful and took care of all of our needs. It is a beautiful separate living quarters next to their house. The California Suite was a perfect suite with the jacuzzi tub inside and a hot tub outside for anyone. The suite had a living area, kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. It was huge! We wanted to stay longer, just to enjoy staying in the room & the view & watching DVD's! (they had a large selection) At breakfast we were pampered and catered to, which made us feel very special. We enjoyed getting to visit with you and hearing more about your lives too. The grounds had a boat dock and a bench swing on the lawn, so we enjoyed the outdoors watching the boats on the lake. The curtains were pretty and I wondered if they'd block the light, but there are blinds that lower and they blocked the light just fine. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!

Great stay!

5 on July 07, 2010

The stay was amazing. It was my second time staying at this B&B. Again, the food was great and the service was excellent. Rick and Carol were very hospitable and always friendly. Great view of the lake and super cozy feel. It feels like taking home on a vacation with you.

Weekend Getaway..

5 on July 05, 2010

Red Bud Cove Bed & Breakfast is a very nice,quiet and peaceful place for those wanting to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday hectic schedules...but you're still close enough to the attractions of Branson and the restaurants as well. You are also only a few yards away from the shore of Tablerock Lake and you can sit on the private dock and kick your feet. If tranquility and good food is what you're looking will definitely love Red Bud Cove. The innkeepers are very warm and friendly as won't want to leave! I'm looking forward to my next stay there.

2 nights a Red Bud Cove

4.0 on June 19, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at Red Bud. Would return to this place again. very clean. very roomy. nice people. Would make reservations in advance next time to get a view of the lake from room. Highly recommended.

The Perfect Setting

5 on June 18, 2010

A "perfect" place to stay while visiting Branson. Rick and Carol were great hosts and the suite was comfortable from the coffee to the DVDs. The view and access to the Lake is another asset in addition to the quite location.

Can't wait to go back

4.8 on June 16, 2010

5 star service, attention to details, and food! We stayed in the family suite. It was wonderful. My two teenagers loved it. Rick was wonderful with directions and recommendations.

Cosy Retreat

4.0 on May 13, 2010

We had a very enjoyable four-night stay at the Red Bud Cove. The suite was comfortable and spacious. The breakfasts were out of this world. Rick and Carol were gracious hosts.

Nice Wedding Anniversary

5 on May 02, 2010

We enjoyed two quiet nights and two wonderful breakfasts. We had everything we needed and some things we didn't expect. We would stay there instead of staying in Branson.

simply spendid

4.4 on April 26, 2010

We had a VERY relaxing weekend stay at Red Bud Cove. Quiet and romantic. Off the beaten path, but close enough to enjoy everything Branson has to offer.

Spring time at Red Bud

5 on April 18, 2010

The red buds were in full bloom during our April stay at Red Bud Cove. Beautiful setting! Our 2 room suite was tastefully decorated and offered a nice view of the lake. Very quiet. Breakfasts were unique, delicious with an elegant table setting. This place is a great value compared to the congested downtown Branson - the short, scenic drive is worth it.

A great breakfast to start your day.

4.4 on April 12, 2010

My wife, two teenage sons, and I spent spring break in Branson and stayed here. It was a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Rick and Carol provided yummy and hearty breakfasts both morning. Rick served while Carol visited and provided conversation. My youngest was to tired to wake up and go to breakfast the first morning and the Carpenters packed up a breakfast to go for him. Bottom line great service, great food, great value!

a Spring stay

5 on April 10, 2010

The Red Bud Cove was charming and well worth the visit. Close enough to Branson, yet secluded with a beautiful view of the lake. Breakfast was great, we had 2 rooms, one for the kids and seclusion for us!! Rick and Carol were delightful and helpful to us - to pick out great canoing and nature sites as well as places to visit near Branson (and sites and shows in Branson). We'd like to visit again in the summer to see the sites when they are greener and vibrant. Nick, Naperville, IL

Solitude with a view

4.4 on April 07, 2010

I would highly recommend the Red Bud Cove. The outstanding hospitality and the spectacular view were greatly appreciated.

Great value and food

4.8 on January 06, 2010

We had a marvelous time at this B & B. The innkeepers have been in the business for nineteen years and it shows. The breakfasts were a feast. You will love staying here.


4.6 on November 23, 2009

The atmosphere, scenery, and hospitality leaves nothing to desire. Rick and Carol are great "inn keepers". If we are in the area again we will definitely stay here. Thank you for a great stay!

Red Bud Cove

4.4 on October 23, 2009

The B & B is beautiful and peaceful. We had the honeymoon suite and it is wonderfully decorated with great amenities. If you want to stay away from the strip on the lake, this is a great place to come.

Great Place to Stay

5 on October 08, 2009

My wife and I stayed for three nights and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The property is very quiet, but within easy driving distance of Branson and other communities. Breakfast was a surprise and an awesome experience. Overall, a great value and highly recommended.


4.6 on October 03, 2009

The girls had a four day family reunion. One way to bring Texas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois closer together. We enjoyed our stay at Red Bud Cove Bed & Breakfast. Everything was very nice and the Breakfasts were to Die For!!! Close to everything and very comfortable. Scenery was great, I can only imagine what it will be like by mid October. Rick & Carol were a great host & hostess. Thanks from Dee, Vi, Darlene & Jan.

Our 10th wedding ann. at red bud cove

5 on July 24, 2009

We had an excellent time staying at red bud cove for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was very relaxing and very clean. They had everything we need for a relaxing weekend away form our children to be able to fall in love all over again.

Quiet and Calm

4.8 on July 20, 2009

Here is to a grand host/hostess, a quiet lakeside retreat and a lovely lake to dip your toes into on a hot day. The room was warm and comfortable and felt like home, Rick was very helpful in finding fun things for us to do and how to find just the right priced restaurants for a single mom and the girls. I would go back again and stay longer the next time.

Great place

5 on June 28, 2009

Very attractive B&B on the lake...immaculately clean and very quiet. The hosts were most accomddating and served a fine breakfast. Definitely worth a repeat visit.


3.2 on June 09, 2009

Red Bud Cove is a nice clean place with excellent service Rick was alot of help taking care of things for us to make our stay special would recommend to anyone

Don't miss it!

5 on May 01, 2009

This is a great place to stay, Very friendly and helpful inn-keepers who know how to serve a delicious breakfast will really satisfy your hunger pangs. We'll definitely stay at RBC B&B on our next visit to Branson.

wonderful weekend getaway

5 on February 26, 2009

it was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. rick was very kind! our breakfasts were wonderful, he spoiled us! he upgraded our room for free since no one else was there. he was so helpful. he called to check what shows were open. i had car trouble and he helped out with that too. i hope to stay there again soon!

Made for a lovely and memorable 10th Anniversary

4.0 on February 21, 2009

My husband Tom and I stayed at the Red Bud Cove B&B this past October 2008 for our anniversary. Rick and Carol Carpenter’s place is very clean, charming and well located. The grounds in the front of the buildings are pretty and the back slopes down to the lake, very picturesque. The atmosphere during breakfast was very warm and inviting and made for easy conversation with other guests. Carol prepared delicious breakfasts and shared her perfected recipes with us. They were very accommodating to our needs and Rick knew all the right places to go as we toured southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Thank you both for the lovely stay.

Beautiful, Quiet and Cozy!!

4.0 on February 18, 2009

My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. We thought the rooms were amazing, the view of the lake was awesome, and Rick and Carol were very hospitable. We will definitely be back, hopefully in the fall when the leaves are changing, will definitely be beautiful that time of year.

Our Sister Getaway

5 on August 22, 2008

My three sisters and I spent a long weekend at Redbud Cove. The location is beautiful and the setting totally relaxing. The Minnesota Suite accommodated all four of us very comforably in its two bedrooms and we were able to visit any time in the living room of the suite or outdoors by the lake. The kitchen was just large enough for us to eat in almost every meal, shopping at a very convenient local grocery store. Rick was very friendly and helpful with maps and information and very accommodating in providing us with charcoal, lighter fluid, and utensits for the grill. The property is beautifully kept with wonderful flowers and the rooms immaculate. We totally enjoyed our visit and would definitely return and recommend the Redbed Cove B&B to others.

Birthday Getaway

5 on August 15, 2008

Beautiful, quiet property. Just far enough away from Branson to avoid the hustle/bustle, noise and busyness, but close enough to slip into Branson for entertainment and food. Immaculate suite. Comfortable beds. Large, lovely bathroom. Super-delicious food. Great hosts - even provided a clear and concise map of all entertainment and eating establishments. We would go again, without hesitation.

A Great Lakefront Getaway!

5 on August 14, 2008

We stayed in the family suite last weekend and found it to be a clean, homey and cozy place in which we were very comfortable. Much nicer than we anticipated, especially at the great price, and such a welcome relief from the impersonal hotel environment. The property is beautiful and the service was just right. Close to everything, very friendly people, casual and laid back, and perhaps the best French Toast we've ever eaten! This will be our first choice when visiting Table Rock Lake in the future.

Wonderful place to stay!!!

5 on August 01, 2008

The Red Bud Cove Bed & Breakfast is a very relaxing getaway. The Innkeepers Rick and Carol are tremendous hosts! We stayed in the Kansas Suite with our daughter and we all enjoyed our stay very much. The breakfast feasts are outstanding.

Dream Anniversary

5 on July 14, 2008

Our stay at Red Bud Cove was one of the most romantic, relaxing, and peaceful vacations we have ever taken. Everything was perfect, our reception, the suite, the cleanliness, the attention to detail, the superb breakfasts, the friendliness of your family and staff. The lake view was just beyond what we expected (even though it was a little closer due to the high water). The soft music greeted us and set the serene mood for the rest of our stay. I am sending this directly to you, to let you know how much we appreciated your hospitality. The links listed below seem like a good excuse to get my e-mail address and since I don't believe Sherry and I will want to consider any place other then the Red Bud, I don't want to be receiving bunches of e-mail from everyone in the Branson/Hollister area.


4.4 on July 14, 2008

Our stay at the Inn was memorable with the view of the Lake visable from all but one room. The porch outside each room was a pleasant feature as well. Rick and Carol provide great food and conversation. I will definately go back!

Super Place

5 on July 12, 2008

This is such a nice place!! The owners go to great lengths to make sure your stay is perfect, the breakfast each day is super. A great place to stay in the Branson Area.

Friendly and convenient

4.4 on June 24, 2008

Owners Rick and Carol were super and very helpful. Breakfast was always great and convenient. Red Bud Cove was a great value and was just what we were looking for!

Beautiful area!

4.6 on June 24, 2008

My husband and I loved the location. It was close to Branson and all the activities, but in a beautiful, peaceful location. Rick was very helpful with maps and getting acquainted with the area. Wish we could have stayed longer! Breakfast was awesome! K.C., St. Augustine, Fl

Great visit

4.6 on June 19, 2008

Rick took great care of us. We will be back soon. Great hostipitality, very informative, this is my new spot when traveling to branson!


5 on June 15, 2008

Breakfast was great, the lake was out our front door a few feet, Rick catered to our needs, it was clean, romantic, fun, all in one. We would definitely return!

our honeymoon

4.8 on April 23, 2008

I was extremely impressed. My wife and I shared our honeymoon there. We stayed in the Kentucky Suite. Lots and lots of room. The view of the lake was awesome! Very quiet and serene. Enjoyed sitting out on the balcony late and listening to the water birds making their noise. Reminded me of the movie "On Golden Pond." My wife was ill the first three days and the hosts took care of our every need. We are planning a trip there again this summer with mom and dad. We will recommend to anyone. This will be our B&B of choice everytime we come to Branson. Hats off to Rick and Carol!

Wonderful People, Wonderful Place

5 on April 21, 2008

My colleague and I were looking for a nice alternative to the typical hotel conference centers, and we found a jewel in the Red Bud Cove! The owner was terrific: personable, professional, caring, and such incredible attention to even the smallest detail. The cook was so much fun, too! Red Bud Cove is easy to find, and it was such a pretty drive to our conference. The rooms were meticulous and absolutely perfect! The beds were comfortable, the bath with jacuzzi tub was fun, and the outdoor jacuzzi was great! We also had fun watching a DVD-movie from their collection one evening. In fact, we had so much fun there that we didn't work on our conference materials in the evenings as we had planned. If you've never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, you should plan your first time with Red Bud Cove. There's more privacy than in a hotel by far! And, it's much, much more comfortable. Seriously, we could walk out our door, and there's the car--no noisy hotel lobby and no concern for safety. The grounds are equally wonderful--the lake is less than 50 feet away, and it's a beautiful view. Stay here; you will love it!

Relaxing Getaway

4.0 on March 25, 2008

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Red Bud Cove. Since I have allergies to alot of different things, I was concerned when I booked the room without seeing it in person, but I must say that it was clean, comfortable, and I did not have to deal with my allergies acting up. We stayed in the Kansas Room and enjoyed the view very much. Breakfast was delicious and relaxing. The hosts were very friendly and made you feel at home. We will definitely be returning for future stays.

Red Bud Cove

5 on March 24, 2008

This is a wonderful stay. It was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and we were very pleased. The hosts Rick and Carol are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The accomadations are very clean. Breakfast is delicious. We plan on returning this summer.


5 on January 29, 2008

Once I found it I was extremely pleased. Very clean and friendly. Great view and close to Bransons main strip. The owners are very helpful and can recomend the best resturaunts and parking areas. The hot tub in the living room almost made me faint. I will definantly be back!

Loved It!

5 on January 02, 2008

Beautiful, quaint, out-of-the-way (but not too far) location. Wonderfully clean and cozy room, breathtaking scenery, and outstanding breakfast. Plan to go back soon!


5 on December 27, 2007

We enjoyed our two night stay in the Pennsylvania Suite. Rick was very friendly and helpful. We recommend Red Bud to others and will return in the future.

Wonderful Family Friendly Environment

5 on December 18, 2007

Our family had a wonderful stay in the Minnesota Suite. If you are traveling as a family, you won't find a more accommodating place to stay. My children were treated as grandchildren while we were treated as old friends. The view of Table Rock Lake is breathtaking as well.

Fantastic in every way!

5 on December 13, 2007

From the moment we arrived we were impressed. The rooms and breakfast exceeded our expectations. The view was awesome. Got to enjoy Breakfast watching the squirrels eat out of the feeders. Even saw a red cardinal. The place was tastefully decorated for Christmas both inside and out. We enjoyed our Kentucky room, and the other couple we traveled with enojyed their Indiana room. Rick was a terrific host. Breakfast was very delicious and filling. We left feeling very relaxed and we will return again!


5 on November 01, 2007

It was perfect. Great View, Great Food and the room was perfect.

Friendly and Welcoming

4.0 on October 15, 2007

A delightful pleasure; what you see is what you get. Great hospitality, wonderful location, quite, beauty, convience; everything for a restful vacation or getaway. Always a filling and tasty breakfast.

A fantastic find

4.2 on August 25, 2007

Everything about this place was wonderful. We enjoyed our quiet time, the views were lovely, and our hosts gracious!! Thanks for some great memories!

Thanks for the memories

5 on June 26, 2007

This was our first stay with Rick & Carole but deifnately not our last - the rooms were at their best - the meals were designed with everyone in mind - the hot tub was wonderfully relaxing - watching your 2 cats play with the armadillos was very amusing - the sunrise & sunset view over the lake was breath taking - the information that Rick gave on things to do in the area helped round out a full day of fun and relaxation -thanks again, we are looking forward to seeing you again real soon.

Red Bud Cove

5 on June 17, 2007

My family recently stayed for a weekend at Red Bud Cove. The facility was very nice, comfortable and clean. The grounds were beautiful and had a very nice overlook of Table Rock Lake. My wife, children (4 & 6) and I were visiting the Branson area. Rick & Carol made everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We will be back to visit again.

Red Bud Cove B & B

4.6 on May 27, 2007

Our visit was an excellent experience in a beautiful setting. Rick and Carol, the owners, personally looked after everything. We highly recommend Red Bud Cove to others.

Outstanding B&B

5 on May 25, 2007

Clean, beautiful lake location, outstanding breakfasts, wonderful and friendly inn keepers.... this is a super-super place to stay, and we will be going back...

Peaceful B&B

5 on May 21, 2007

This was our second time staying at Red Bud. It is a very peaceful change from the busy Branson town. Everything is very beautifully decorated from the rooms to the garden. The breakfast is delicious. Rick and Carol are very friendly, wonderful host. The in is very clean and well kept inn. The price was very reasonable. We have nothing negative to say about it. We have stayed in both the Kansas and Kentucky Suite. Our favorite is the Kentucky Suite.

Red Bud Cove B&B


  • Nightly Rate $105 - $162
  • Reviews (147) 4.8
  • Rooms 7
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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