Shell Knob's annual Christmas Tour of Homes scheduled

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets for the tour are $10 and will include tours of six homes and a stop at TrueCare Assisted Living for refreshments and entertainment.

First on the stop is the Koehler Home, nestled on 37 wooded acres.

Artie and Ginger Koehler bought the home two years ago and began decorating the 4,000-square foot home to reflect their personal style.

The house features three and a half baths, three bedrooms and a fireplace on the main floor.

The next stop is the Parrott Log Home, owned by Steven and Gordia Parrott in Shell Knob. Their 4,200-square foot home is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mark Twain National Forest and Table Rock Lake.

The log home features rustic decor and a homey atmosphere sure to inspire guests. Due to limited parking, guests will park at TrueCare Assisted Living and take a shuttle to the home.

TrueCare Assisted Living is next on the stop. The facility has undergone a complete remodel and is set up for the holiday tour.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample refreshments and hear soloists perform , along with members of the Shell Knob School. Moria and Katie Olliphant will also perform throughout the day.

The Jeannie Jones House is the next stop along the route. Jones designed the home for comfort in her future years.

The home is filled with treasures blended with modern conveniences to make life easy. The house also features a fantastic view of Table Rock Lake.

The Lantry House, owned by Kimber and Valda Lantry, is the retirement home of their dreams.

The 6,000-square-foot house features an amazing view of the lake, space for four dogs and a grand piano. The high ceilings allow for plenty of natural light, room for books and Kimber's own "man cave."

The Neill Home is the fifth house on the Christmas Tour.

After retiring, owners Kathy and John Neill sought a home closer to their family and a slower pace of life. Each room has been remodeled and updated. The addition of hardwood floors, a new staircase, and walnut cabinets in the kitchen are features of the four-bedroom home.

Indian Hills Resort rounds out the annual tour, which offers approximately 80 miles of shoreline viewing at Table Rock Lake. Indian Hills features a private dock and cabins with cozy interiors that offer vacationers a haven while visiting the Ozarks.

The gathering room offers reception facilities offer a spacious setting for family reunions and other gatherings.

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