Lodges at Timber Ridge & Splashatorium by Welk Resorts in Branson, MO

1984 State Highway 165 Branson, MO 65616
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Featuring one, two, and three bedroom luxury lodge units with kitchens and in-bath whirlpool spas, Lodges at Timber Ridge & Splashatorium offer family-friendly accommodations in Branson. Guests can enjoy the 10,000-square-foot indoor (year round) and outdoor (seasonal) Splash-A-Torium featuring a 100-foot slide, interactive splash zone, and hot spas; free mini golf; Million Dollar Quartet live theater show; free Wi-Fi; a restaurant and lounge; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Located at Welk Resort.
  • 7.8 miles from Silver Dollar City
  • Welk Resort Theatre on-site.
  • Lodge stays do not include daily cleaning service.
  • Luxury lodge condos.
  • 10,000 sq foot indoor/outdoor Splashatorium.
  • 100 foot waterslide.
  • Kids interactive splash zone.
  • Free mini-golf.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • On-site restaurant & lounge.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Children's Pool
  • Children's Program
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Playground
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Sun Deck
  • DVD Players Available
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Golf Course Adjacent
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Barbecue Grill(s)
  • Clubhouse
  • Waterslide
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from Lodges at Timber Ridge & Splashatorium by Welk Resorts
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 10:00am
Lodges at Timber Ridge, TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence, features One, Two, and Three Bedroom Luxury Lodge Units with kitchens & living areas, indoor/outdoor Splash-A-Torium, dining, live theatre, daily planned activities for all age groups, a location just minutes from Silver Dollar City & Hwy 76, and everything else Branson has to offer, including shows, lakes, golf, shopping, and most especially, the friendliness of our people!

Our lodge units offer the following amenities:
  • 10,000 sq foot indoor/outdoor Splashatorium with 100 foot waterslide and kids interactive splash zone

  • Free mini-golf and kids' playground (seasonal)

  • Daily planned activities year round for all age groups, from wine tasting and painting to pilates, teddy bear stuffers and s'mores. Something for everyone!

  • Welk Resort Theatre: This Fall is an all-new production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Performances are now thru Dec 5. Daniel O'Donnell is back with his smash hit Christmas show Nov 1 - 23. Tickets for performances available on Welk website or calling Welk.

  • Two-story log beam ceiling lodges with views of Ozarks

  • Clubhouse with fitness and game room.

  • Wi-Fi available complimentary

  • On-site restaurant 3 meals a day and Lounge (closed Jan 2 thru March 9, 2017)

  • Concierge/ticketing assistance

  • Handicap-accessible & hearing-impaired rooms available

  • 100% non-smoking lodge units

  • Kids stay free with parents

  • Extensive gift shop

Lodge stays do not include daily housekeeping service, however, if you desire your lodge to be cleaned during your stay we do offer that service arranged at check-in for a fee. One mid-week clean is included for a 7-night stay.

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
LaTonya Ousley
Jacksonville, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"THE BEST!!!!"
May 2018
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Laurie Haynes
Como, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Short summer trip!"
July 2016
The Lodges at Timber Ridge was a great place to stay!! Plenty of room for the kids and they love the splashatorium!
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Fort Lupton, Colorado
"More than impressed!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2020 NEW
My sister has a time share and we chose the Branson Welk properties. To say we were impressed is not even close to how wonderful our rooms and our weeks stay was. Immaculate rooms, completely stocked on anything one could possibly need. The beds were like clouds, just heaven. Our adjoining rooms made it even better for us to be together at a very important time in our lives and still had everything we could possibly need should we choose have a day alone. Quiet beautiful surroundings, amazing staff, great restaurants and attractions within a half hours drive. I really can't describe how amazing our week was to be able to reconnect and be so at home and truly enjoy our time together. Thanks to all at Welk for all you do and helping us to have such a beautiful and memorable stay.
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"Family vacation over Christmas."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020 NEW
We had 2 two bedroom units and it was just right for our family ages 8 mo. to 89 years. The units were beautifully decorated, clean and well supplied with kitchen items. We were located just a short walk to the pool, activity and work out area. There was something for every age group.This was a family vacation over Christmas and even on Christmas day we had fresh linens delivered. I highly recommend this resort. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.
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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
We stayed in a small 1 bedroom because we are Welk owners. Had to sit through the upsell "owner update" to stay. Fine. But the lady was not trying to hear us when we said we are not buying any more "points". 2.5hrs later we were able to go. Fine. The "suite" was small. Kitchen is more like a kitchenette. Full size fridge, which was good, and a tiny dishwasher. The dishwasher is obnoxiously loud. It did have a small stacking washer and dryer which came in extremely handy. They provided 2 loads worth of soap (the super cheap kind) with downy dryer sheets. The bathroom door was a barn style sliding door. Aesthetically pleasing but not very functional. No bathroom lock. We must have been in one of the ADA rooms because our bathroom vanity did not have any drawers. Minor inconvenience. Shower had little to no water pressure but the water did get hot. The bedroom was nice, the bed was comfy, and had approximately no less than 1200 pillows on the bed. (I am exaggerating but there were 5 or 6). They were all the same "softness" and very thin. Walls were thin, I could hear the guy next door snoring. I could also hear the people on the other side blasting music. The fan in the bedroom had one speed. No bueno. Balcony had 2 wooden rocking chairs which were nice. We were facing Wyndham resorts so there was not really a "view". The pool was nice, not big, but my kids had fun on the slide. Overall I'm not sure this is what people are looking for in a resort.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
"Not Great. At All. But Thanks to the Lower-Level Workers, Not Terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2019
My aunt had an extra week through her timeshare company (one that allows people to stay at different hotels around the country) and gave it to me and my brother. She suggested we stay at Welk because she's had great experiences with other Welk properties in the past. We were supposed to check into a lodge room on Friday the 6th and stay through Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, when we got there at check-in on Friday, we found out that somehow, because they don't use that timeshare company anymore, we would have to stay in a hotel room until Monday. This wouldn't have been a big deal, except (1.) I had called twice the week before to confirm everything was ready and that we wouldn't have any surprises when we got to Branson. The person on the phone was nice enough but kind of treated me with a "duh, of course everything is ready!" attitude (2.) I am severely chronically ill (kidney transplant survivor, autoimmune and neurological diseases, med-induced diabetes...) and have to have meals carefully planned, so much so this is the first trip I've been on for a while. I was very leery of being away from home, especially for a week. But because we knew we'd have a microwave and refrigerator/freezer in our room, we planned carefully and figured we could do it. I brought my own food that needed to be frozen and then microwaved. They offered to store it in their break room freezer and use a downstairs microwave, which worked but was pretty difficult. (3.) My aunt paid an arm and a leg for this timeshare and was TICKED. We were offered two, 2-day free stays in the future which was nice, but it didn't help my food situation. Long story short, we ordered a pizza through room service. We're not picky when it comes to pizza- I always thought pizza was pizza. My brother called this pizza "horrifying." I ate two slices because I'd given myself insulin (I'm diabetic due to anti-rejection transplant meds... it's more like Type I than Type II diabetes. I have to basically get my body ready to eat- pizza requires a lot of insulin but I didn't really have a choice since my food was fairly inaccessible- I could ask for someone to get it in the freezer anytime, but that was easier said than done since it was check-in and the people at the desk were busy) and literally had to eat carbs. We NEVER throw away food, but the pizza was so bad, we threw it away, and I spent most of the night keeping my blood sugar high enough to be safe (low blood sugar can be deadly) with glucose (sugar) pills that I carry in case of an emergency. It was rough. It would have been fine had a had easy access (without asking and waiting, then going downstairs and waiting in microwave line) to a freezer and microwave. But I didn't. By Saturday morning, we were planning on going home because our schedule was so off (my body has to run on a schedule), but my aunt made some phone calls and got us moved into the lodges early. (They just "happened to have an open lodge this morning." Imagine that.) We also got $150 worth of vochers for room service and activities (instead of the 2, 2-night vacations in the future... we have no interest in returning in the future. Also, we were not charged anything- I was concerned we would be, since the resort apparently no longer uses that timeshare company. Thankfully they honored it anyway- they should have but it wouldn't have completely surprised me if they hadn't). It sounds like the manager who moved us did a great job (my mom, aunt, and brother were mostly in contact with her, as I wasn't feeling well at all, with my blood sugar thrown completely out-of-control) I was ready to go home and probably would have, had I had enough energy to make the trip home, which I really didn't. Thankfully, two housekeeping guys were sent to help us move from the hotel to the lodges. They were FANTASTIC. I wasn't the happiest person in the world, and I tried SO hard not to take it out on them. While remaining professional and not speaking poorly of management, they were totally sympathetic and just wonderful. While moving I spoke to another housekeeper named Tori. She understood my health challenges and was super helpful as well, making sure the guys understood I couldn't walk too far. (They already did, but still.) I feel like things really changed at that point. After that, literally everyone we met was just terrific. I think every "worker bee" (the lowest level people and lower management) we met was great. Very professional but also very kind and down-to-earth. One probably saved my life... I'd met her at the Splashatorium the night before (when using our freebie vouchers). The layout of the Splashatorium is kind of weird, in that you have to walk outside and around the outside pool (which is covered for the winter) to get to the other side of it (unless you walk under a waterfall). I have glasses, and glasses and the indoor Splashatorium don't go together. They fog up. So I had gone in the wrong door, exited and was cleaning my glasses when I just about stepped into the deep end of the outdoor pool because I couldn't see it. (The pool cover makes it look flat.) The woman saw it from the activity center and ran out and yelled "STOP!" My brother was a few minutes behind me (he was coming to the Splashatorium in a few minutes) but I probably would have drowned by then, probably pulled down by the tarp with not a lot of people around. Apparently I was not the first person this woman had saved. She was so great in general as well. I think her name was Jeanine or something similar. As far as the Lodges themselves, they were nicer than a hotel room that I would pay for. All we needed was functional, and the Lodges were functional. I had a microwave and a freezer and so much more. That said, for the price someone would have paid, it wasn't awesome. The toilet kept running and finally overflowed on our last day (and our poor two housekeeper guys were sent to clean up... I don't think the toilet had flushed well all week, so urine, toilet paper, and poop went everywhere. They fixed it with a smile and cleaned better than I have seen hospital rooms cleaned. So more kudos to the lower-level workers! But not to the facilities.) The back porch area's door didn't have a lock; they kept it shut with a PCV pipe. Lots of things like that. They didn't bother us (except the toilet) but considering the hotel is expensive and supposed to be upscale, it seemed like it cost (someone) a lot. The lower-level workers are fantastic, but at the upper level somewhere (maybe even Welk itself), it seems like a lot of things seem to go wrong. I get the idea that the other Welk Resorts are different from this one. There were safety issues here, too, especially the dangerous outdoor covered-pool winter thing (they did have signs up on the day we left that said "DO NOT CROSS POOL COVER," but I'm not sure they would have helped someone like me who wasn't wearing glasses... there should really be an extra gate around the outside pool. The area is gated, but it's really hard to see the outdoor pool at night in the winter.) And the PVC pipe "lock" didn't seem super safe, either. I think it would have been a poor experience at best if it weren't for the "grunt" workers. They were the best. Everything else was just okay for the price my aunt paid.
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
"Best place we have stayed in Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019
It was in a beautiful setting, but still close to all the attractions. The best thing about the experience was the quick check in and out. The staff was very friendly and gave us everything we needed. The unit was very well maintained and beautiful. Great place to stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodges at Timber Ridge & Splashatorium by Welk Resorts

How many adjoining rooms are available at the Lodges at Timber Ridge?There are 28 sets of adjoining rooms available.

Do you have a restaurant of café located on-site?
The Welk Resort offers the Stage Door Restaurant & Lounge on property. The Stage Door Restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from April to December.

What is the minimum age required for check-in at the Lodges at Timber Ridge?
Guests must be at least 21 to check-in at this resort.

Do you charge any resort fees?

How many lodges are available at Lodges at Timber Ridge?
There are 56 lodges units available at the Lodges at Timber Ridge, located at the Welk Resort.

How many floors constitute your property?

The lodge buildings are 2 stories.

How many different buildings comprise your units?

The lodges are located in 4 different buildings.

Do you have cribs available to guests?
Cribs are available at no charge. However, they are on a first come, first serve basis.

What are you pool/Splashatorium hours?The pool & Splashatorium area is open from 10am-10pm (10am -8pm winter hours). The water slide is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and requires a minimum height of 42”. Outdoor Splash Zone is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (weather permitting).

How old do my kids need to be to use the Splashatorium?
Children of all ages are welcome, but all children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Is late check-in available?
Yes. Guests can register 24 hours a day at the front desk.

What are the parking arrangements?
The Welk Resort has ample free parking, including parking for larger vehicles, boats, trailers, RVs and motor homes in designated areas.

Will my lodge be cleaned daily?
Lodge stays do not include daily cleaning service, however if you desire your lodge to be cleaned during your stay we do offer that service for a fee of $100. One mid-week clean is included for a 7 night stay. We gladly offer towel exchange at any time during your stay.