Well friends, summer is almost over. We spent time in the sun, explored Indianapolis, went to the State Fair…but, it feels like we forgot something.


Oh wait – we forgot to go on vacation.


It’s not that we didn’t want to take a vacation. But this summer was a hard one for us, both personally and financially. We just didn’t have the time, money, or energy to plan a trip. I know that not getting to take a vacation is a total first world problem, but I want my kids to have great memories of us going on vacation. Thus far, we’ve yet to make that happen.


When I heard about Castle Rock Resort in Branson, Missouri, I knew it was exactly the kind of place I wanted my family to visit. A family-friendly indoor water park that has activities to suit all ages? Sign me up. I love water parks, and because it’s indoors, we don’t have to worry about bad weather ruining our vacation. Plus, Branson is close enough that we could drive there in a day. I check out some of the pictures on their website and I fell in love. But surely a place like this is out of our price range, right?



Wrong! Castle Rock is not only fun and family-friendly, it’s an affordable family vacation. They have a Big Savings Weekday Special: book your reservation online and receive 30% Off your entire stay! (Valid on new reservations only.  Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages.  Blackout Dates: 10/13-10/17, 11/28.  Offer Expires: 12/19/13.)


Castle Rock Branson


If you’re a working family that needs to plan a weekend trip, Castle Rock Resort has a Wet and Wild Weekend Package. It includes two nights lodging, waterpark access, breakfast each morning for two adults & two children, VIP coupons, one water blaster, AND two adult & two children Branson Wild World VIP admission (includes animal adventure tour, arcade, and mini golf).  This package starts at $268, 25% off.  (On new reservations only.  Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages. Blackout Dates: 8/30 – 8/31, 10/18 – 10/19. Expires 11/2/13.)


Castle Rock Branson


So if you’re like us and planning a fall or winter vacation, Castle Rock Resort has got you covered. One of the things I am most excited about are the rooms at the resort – they have a special Kiddy Cove so your kids can have their own little room, rather than sleeping in your bed and kicking you in the back all night. And their own television – hello, you get to watch YOUR SHOWS. Plus, the water park has a corkscrew slide, a lazy river, a special area for the littlest ones in your family. If the weather is nice, you can also spend time at the outdoor pools, too.


Castle Rock Resort


If you’re like us and didn’t get to go on vacation this summer – or if you just want to get away again this year – Castle Rock Resort is a great option. Don’t miss their great deals this fall. The memories you make will last a lifetime!


This post is sponsored by Castle Rock Resort. All opinions and missed vacations belong to me.