12th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival on September 8th

Heading into fall means plenty of fall festivals with delicious food, activities for the kids, and hot apple cider!

Osage Beach is hosting their 12th Annual Beach Fall Festival on Saturday, September 8th.

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks, this is a festival you need to check out!

Don’t forget to book your stay at any of our comfy, gorgeous vacation rental homes. If you have questions, give us a call at 1-866-273-2169.

Here’s more from Osage Beach:

Enjoy the FREE kids activities including a petting zoo, four large inflatables/bounce houses, kids fishing and pellet shooting activities (hosted by the Department of Conservation), displays from the local fire, police, and EMS departments, plenty of arts and craft booths, health and wellness information, adopt-a-pet and pet booths, and our fun-filled BOW-WOW contest! Bring the whole family, enjoy the park and have lunch!

Spray To Keep the Mosquitos Away

Bug bites can be a big annoyance when you’re on vacation!

If you’re coming to the Lake of the Ozarks this fall, be sure to bring a bottle of bug spray.

Just a few sprays and you’re good to go.

Here are some other tips to prevent bug bites when you’re at the lake:

  • Wear long sleeves in the evening and morning —  those pesky bugs like to bite at dawn and dusk!
  • Mosquitos like to linger over stagnant water — so be aware of your surroundings.
  • Again — Use that bug spray!
  • If you need to, stay indoor around dusk and dawn.

Here are a few more tips and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control.

Lake of the Ozarks: Travel Headlines You Might Have Missed

Whether you’re taking a road trip to the Lake of the Ozarks this fall or thinking about a stay next summer, here are some travel tips to help you this weekend or down the road!

Sick on the road? Try the grocery store – New York Times

Travelers on Labor Day weekend: 33 million – MSNBC Travel

The incredible shrinking airline seat – CNN Travel

Vacation ‘Paparazzi’ a growing trend – ABC News

Burglar’s tips for home safety when you travel – USA Today

Dining made easy: Tips to save money on your vacation – Today

Inside Look: Sue’s Serenity

This wonderful family retreat resides in the middle of a subdivision on a dead end road – offer great privacy for any family retreat. The home is nestled in the trees and yet still takes in the great view of the water and main channel activity – 8 mile marker of the Osage and within the very desirable Buck Creek Cove. The home has a vaulted ceiling, oversized windows, balcony views of the shaded lot and provides guests with three spacious bedrooms, and two full baths.

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This 1,900 sq. ft. vacation rental is available year around. The desirable features include central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, VCR, DVD, phone, ceiling fans, all bedding, dish towels, and an iron. The expansive kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, microwave, range, and refrigerator. Other inclusions are weekly trash service, open parking, and access to the laundry room from the kitchen area.

This beautiful property is just 25-30 minutes away from all the Action on the busy side of the Lake – Bagnell Dam, Lake Ozarks, and Osage Beach – via the community bridge. Once you are here plan to take in any number of the Lake’s attractions including state parks, theme parks, cave explorations, golfing, go-karts, theatres, bowling, music, etc.

Sleeps: 9

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Click here to find out more about Sue’s Serenity and to book your stay!

Where To Stay for Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2012

We can already hear the roar of motorcycles heading to the Lake of the Ozarks!

What’s better than fall weather with bands, food, and booze?!

We have plenty of cozy vacation home rentals available for that weekend.

To check out all that we have to offer, visit our website.  Mention that you’re visiting for the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest and we’ll give you a 10 percent discount on your stay.

Also, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-273-2169 with any questions.

Click here to find more details about the 2012 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest!



Back to School: Easy School Lunches

For all the moms out there — I know the mixed feelings of having your kids go back to school.

Although peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a kid favorite, mix it up this fall with these easy, yet delicious school lunches.  They will add some variety for your kids and are super easy to make.

What do you usually pack in your kid’s lunchbox?

7 Ways to Make Your Kids’ School Lunches Less Boring – Patch.com

30 Ideas for School Lunches – Good Housekeeping

Cheap, Easy School Lunches – Rachael Ray

21 Back to School Lunches Kids Will Love – Real Simple

Cool Lunch Boxes for Back to School – Huffington Post

Inside Look: Lake Escape

Two story home in Buck Creek Cove with great view of Lake.

This amazing family oriented lakefront retreat takes in all the beauty of the Lake and offers guests gentle lake waters in an ideal cove location with easy access to main channel for boating excursions. The three bedroom and 2.5 bath home has special features making it one great “lake escape.” Come and take it all in!

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The 1,700 square foot vacation rental is available year around and features central heating/air, cable TV, DVD player, all bedding, dish towels and iron. The kitchen is furnished with a range, microwave, and refrigerator. Other features include weekly trash pick-up, open parking, washer/dryer and ironing board. A 24′ covered boat slip is available to rent at the property for $10.00 per day. Need extra space for friends or relatives? The Jewell, Blue Gill and Heron House properties are just up the road and within easy walking distance from Lake Escape.

This beautiful property is just 25-30 minutes away from all the action on the busy side of the Lake – Bagnell Dam, Lake Ozarks, and Osage Beach – via the community bridge. Also, the home is just 5 minutes away from the town of Laurie and just minutes from a public golf course and theater.

Sleeps: 9

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2