Ye Olde English Inn is exactly what its name implies. To be even more accurate it could be called, “Ye Olde, Beautiful, Quaint, Comfortable, and Completely-Different-Than- Anything-Else-In-Branson Inn.” But that would make for a very expensive sign.
The curved stairway, hanging balcony and stone fireplace make a remarkable first impression. Built as a hunting lodge in 1909, there is history everywhere you look, including the original terrazzo floors, three-dimensional artwork and a mark on the brick wall left by a 1945 flood of the White River. The inn itself is located in historic downtown Hollister across from the railroad which was once the center of activity in town.
Romance author Janet Dailey recently purchased and completely remodeled the building. Keeping original features was a priority. The décor is a rich, English Tudor style. The inn’s 21 rooms are smaller, as you’d find in Europe. They are tastefully decorated; each is unique in its English theme and color. Beautiful suites have sitting areas and can accommodate families nicely. Some connecting rooms are also available.
A coffee and tea bar is set up near guest rooms so you can access your morning caffeine right away. Other amenities include free Wi- Fi, flat screen television, ceiling fan, bath robes and hair dryer. Refrigerators are available on request.
Ye Olde English Inn sits in between the Riverstone Restaurant and the Black Horse Pub. The Inn is located on Historical Downing Street, which includes a number of small businesses, including a salon and antique store. All of the buildings are done in the same Elizabethan architecture creating the sense you are truly in a European village. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet offered here or they can easily be in the hustle and bustle of Branson within minutes. The Inn is just a mile from Highway 65 and a short drive to downtown Branson.
There may not be enough room on the sign to say it but Ye Olde English Inn is truly beautiful, quaint, comfortable, and completely different than anything else in Branson.