10 Reasons To Stay at Eagle Crest in 2014

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What’s the key word in Eagle Crest Retreat, you ask?! REST!!

As you’re making plans for a vacation in 2014, this is one property to keep on your radar. Here are 10 reasons why staying at Eagles Crest is a great choice for your family:

  1. It has a tiki bar. Enough said.
  2. Sleeps a whopping 10 people.
  3. Oh-so-comfy beds — see above.
  4. Screened-in, cabana-themed porch. Perfect for those long chats at night.
  5. FULLY equipped kitchen.
  6. Close to so many lake attractions — theme parks, state parks, caves, golfing, and more!
  7. Includes a starter packet of detergents, bath soaps, trash bags, toilet paper, and paper towels.
  8. Giant dock with a diving board (practice your cannonballs!)
  9. Serene views of the Lake of the Ozarks
  10. Close to popular restaurants, including H Toad, Frankie & Louie’s, Jolly Roger, etc.

Lake of the Ozarks Forecast This Weekend

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If you’re staying with us this weekend, be sure to bring an umbrella! A slight chance of showers today and tomorrow. However, the temperatures will be nice, hitting 70 degrees tomorrow.

Looking to stay out of the rain? This is the perfect time of year to check out some of the Lake of the Ozarks’ caves. Find a list of the best local show caves on our website.

Don’t forget: The Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds begins tomorrow. 

Book a stay with us between now and January 1st and we’ll make a $20 donation to the display in your name! Simply use the code “LIGHTS” when you book your stay!

Enchanted Village of Lights at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Looking for a festive time at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter?

You won’t want to miss the 20th Annual Enchanted Village of Lights at the fairgrounds in Laurie, Missouri!

The Enchanted Village of Lights is an awe-inspiring, drive-thru display that will be sure to brighten your holiday. The above “God Bless the USA” light display is one of the newest to be added to the spectacular show of lights.

From the City of Laurie: “Last holiday season was the best year in our history with over 4,950 vehicles and 16,110 visiting our beautiful 27 acre drive-through lighted park.  While touring the lights is free, donations are accepted.”

The display kicks off on November 17th and goes through January 1, 2014.

Book a stay with us between now and January 1st and we’ll make a $20 donation to the display in your name! Simply use the code “LIGHTS” when you book your stay!

5 Travel Apps for Your Trip to the Lake of the Ozarks

Remember the good ‘ol days of unrolling or unfolding paper maps? Well, those day are over for the most part.

Today, most of us have smart phones that allows us to navigate our way easily on any trip. Or even a trip across town!

Even though reception can be spotty at the Lake of the Ozarks, as long as you have a signal, here are 5 mobile apps that will help you out during your stay.

  1. Yelp: There are plenty of fantastic restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks — from BBQ to seafood, there’s something for every taste bud. If you’re not sure where to go, open up this app and search what’s nearby. You can filter the search by how many stars people gave the restaurant and by which type of cuisine you’re craving. Download: iPhone | Android
  2. GasBuddy: Looking for a gas station and wanting to save some money? GasBuddy is your new best friend to find the best prices at the pump. iPhone | Android
  3. Google Maps: This is a no-brainer for any trip. Google Maps seamlessly helps you get to your final destination. Either use it as a map or use the GPS feature to make it even easier to navigate the winding roads at the Lake. If you have an iPhone, you can also use their Maps feature. Your preference! iPhone | Android
  4. Travel List: Whether you’re going on vacation or traveling for a work trip, this app is your lifesaver! Never again will you forget the little things: your toothbrush, shampoo, that shirt you love. The app helps you organize and remind you what needs to be packed. This is perfect for those of you who are forgetful. :) iPhone only
  5. Weather Channel: Wondering what the weather at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to be during your stay? Open up your app and add a new zip code: 65037. Once it’s add, take a look at the weekend, 5-day, or week forecast. Once you’re at the lake, begin your morning with taking a look at this app and plan your day accordingly. iPhone | Android

27th Annual Turkey Festival in Eldon This Saturday

Photo courtesy: Eldon Chamber of Commerce

Photo courtesy: Eldon Chamber of Commerce

With Fall officially here, Turkeys beware! :D

This Saturday, September 28th is Eldon’s 27th Annual Turkey Festival in Downtown Eldon.

The day will be packed full of delicious food, fantastic live music, as well as a parade, Demolition Derby at the Miller County Fairgrounds, and the Turkey Trot 5k run/walk. Something for the entire family!

Besides being a great time for the family, it’s also an opportunity to give back. The Eldon Food Pantry will be accepting canned goods and can be taken to the Parade Registration Desk. Be sure to check your pantry before heading to the festival!

The festival begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

Some events to keep in mind:

Friday, September 27th

  • Eldon Turkey Festival Little Mr. & Miss Contest – 6pm – Eldon South Elementary School

Saturday, September 28th

  • Turkey Festival Parade – 10 a.m.
  • Shake Your Tail Feathers Flower Show – 1 p.m. til 4 p.m.
  • Turkey Festival Demolition Derby – 5:30 p.m.

If you have any other questions, be sure to contact the Eldon Chamber at (573) 392-3752.