Things that happen over coffee...


A group of friends were sitting around in December of 2009 drinking coffee and decided that they would like to go to Branson, MO the next year. One of them suggested they charter a bus and go.

Dave Lawson, founder of Windmill Tours, LLC was a retired charter bus driver (and part of the coffee-drinking group) and was asked to see what he could put together. He put together a package of rooms, shows, food, chartered a bus, and made up flyers to hang in local stores.

In November of 2010, forty-five people headed out to Branson, MO and the trip was a huge success. On the way home, the group asked if Dave would plan another trip for the following year and Windmill Tours was born.

In 2018 Dave decided to retire (again), and Ivan and Ruth Stahl purchased Windmill Tours. They have gone on many trips with Dave and will continue to offer great tours in the future.


All of our trips are kept pretty simple, seeing the best highlights of each area and eating and sleeping in the best the local area can provide. Each year more trips have been added which have been enjoyed by those in the local community and beyond.

We launched our new website in March of 2018, and we invite you to take a look around and check out the great trips we have lined up for the year. In 2019 we will be adding one, and two-day trips so make sure you check back for the latest information. If you have any questions or suggestions, or just want to talk about one of our trips, don't hesitate to reach out! You can contact Ruth directly at or by calling (231) 878-4961.

We hope to see you on the bus!

- Ivan and Ruth Stahl