I actually do the method you suggest here - I rack into a 1 gallon pitcher, and then bottle into beer bottles with a funnel. I am careful as I can be not to splash it a whole bunch by running down the side of the bottle instead of aiming straight down. It's careful work, but it works.
I should say, however, that so far I have only bottled cider (not beer, mead, or wine yet) because I'm still new at this and my wine and mead are all still in secondary. But it worked quite well with cider.
I'm going to keep an eye on this in case there is a better way to do it. The dip-tube option is too complicated for me.