Up for the Challenge? 2Dam Days Is This Weekend

Are you up for the challenge?

The THIRD ANNUAL 2 Dam Days Paddle Marathon on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri will be held Sept 29 and 30, 2012. Don’t miss this challenging event. Comments from the first annual 2DamDays race included, “..toughest race I was ever in…I’ll be back”. What will it be like this year? Will it be a calm, windless weekend with no big cruisers around to make horrendous wakes? I doubt it. So if you’re among the faint of heart, maybe you’d best stay at home. But if your heart jumps at the thought of a real challenge, plan to join in for the race between the dams. Come for the challenge, but don’t forget the BIG BUCKS! The 2DDUL (2DamDays Unlimited) has a guaranteed purse of $13,500 in prize money if all divisions are filled. In addition, the best overall time (and this includes all race categories within “The Main Event”) will win an additional $1000! Last year the grand purse winner took home $2400!

Coming Soon: The Versailles Apple Festival!

Summer is for spending hours on the Lake.

Fall is for festivals!

There are a lot of different fall events at the Lake of the Ozarks, but the Versailles Apple Festival is a must-attend.

This year’s festival is on October 6th — mark your calendar or be sure to book your stay with us that weekend!

As always, there will be fantastic live music and all things apple – apple pie, apple jam, apple juice, apple sauce, and more!

Do you have any tips for the festival?? If so, leave them in the comments section below.

Try This Fall: Five Of Our Properties with Fire Pits!

The best conversations always seem to take place around a fire.  These five properties all have fire pits for you and your family to enjoy!

Oh, and here are 10 Crazy S’mores recipes to try!

5 Delicious Recipes For This Fall

Another great reason to stay with us (in a vacation rental) is that you have a full kitchen!  No more crusty, half-warmed hotel buffets.  With fall just a few weeks away, be sure to hit the supermarket before settling in for the weekend. Hy-Vee and Paul’s Supermarket are both great places to get the groceries to make these delicious fall recipes!

  • Hot Apple Cider: Nothing says falls like Hot Apple Cider! Add a little rum for that extra kick!
  • Pumpkin Pie French Toast: This french toast of course includes some pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices in the batter to give it the pumpkin pie flavours.
  • Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese: A fall twist on traditional mac ‘n cheese.
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits: Sweet potatoes add a little natural sugar to biscuit dough. These are great right out of the oven, split in two, and stuffed with Virginia ham for a scrumptious sandwich.
  • Pumpkin Parfait: This parfait is a super easy, super yummy treat…perfect for breakfast, a mid day snack, or dessert! It tastes rich and creamy while at the same time remaining light and healthy.

Lake of the Ozarks Events This Fall!

Even though the finals days of summer are upon us, there’s a whole lot going on this fall at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here’s a snapshot of some must-attend events. Book your stay with us this fall and be sure to ask about our latest specials!

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2012: September 12th – 16th – www.lakeoftheozarksbikefest.com

Lake of the Ozarks AIR SHOW: September 22nd – ALL Day – www.lakeoftheozarksairshow.com

World’s Largest Pontoon Party at Captain Ron’s: September 22nd – ALL DAY – www.captainronsatthelake.com

Big Bass Bash: October 6th & 7th – ALL DAY – http://midwestfishtournaments.com/bigbassbashhome.html

Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop: October 13th – http://funlake.com/harborhop/

16th Annual Fall Classic Open Bass Buddy Tourney – October 27th & 28th – http://alhonna.com/

Do you know of any other events?? Write in the comments below!

Inside Look: Hill Crest

Ideal family retreat – lakefront with great view, large screened porch, and hot tub.

This wonderful family retreat is the last home in a small subdivision. The back lot is heavily wooded adding privacy and yet the home takes in an expansive view of the cove and main channel – 39 mile marker of the Osage. The two story home has an open living floor plan with three bedrooms and three full baths.

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This 1,960 sq. ft. vacation rental is available year around. The desirable features include central heating and air conditioning, dish network TV, VCR, DVD, phone, ceiling fans, all bedding, dish towels, and an iron. The large u-shaped kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, microwave, range, and refrigerator. Other inclusions are weekly trash service, open parking, and access to laundry facilities off the downstairs hallway.

This amazing property is just 5 minutes from the town of Laurie and just 20-25 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 shows, museums, and of course lots of shopping. We can help with any of the details of your vacation planning and would be glad to mail out vacation guides, restaurant guides, state park guides, etc. Our hospitality is yours for the asking!

Click here to find out more about Hill Crest and to book your stay!