August 2014 Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Give your family one last outing to the Lake of the Ozarks!!

There are plenty of events — indoor and outdoor — for families, couples, or for a Ladies’ Weekend.

Click on the image below for a full list of events this August at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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May 2014 Events At the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Dogwoods are in full bloom and summer is on its way!!

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks this May, Funlake.com has a list of events you won’t want to miss.

Whether you’re coming for a couple’s weekend, a ladies getaway, or with the entire family, there is something for you to do!

Don’t forget to start planning for Memorial Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! There is always a gorgeous fireworks display May 24-26 at five different locations in the area.

To download a list of events in May, click here.

Super Bowl Recipes — With A Beer Twist

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Beer, brats, and the Super Bowl are a combination that just about every man loves.

If you’re looking for some different recipes for the big game this year, we’ve compiled five recipes worth trying. All of them incorporate beer in some way. If you have cooked with beer, you know it can add a richness to whatever dish you’re making.

  • Beef & Guinness Stew: Something hearty and heavy. Perfect for before, during or after the game! This stew has everything a man could want — beef & beer.
  • Beer-Battered Potato Wedge Recipes: Serve with burgers or a hot ‘n spicy aioli. These crispy, crunchy beer-battered fries are perfect for game day.
  • Cheddar Beer Dip with Smoked Sausage: Dips are the perfect dish for Super Bowl Sunday. Throw in a dark beer, such as Guinness, and Tabasco sauce, to give this dip the perfect kick!
  • Chipotle Stout Sloppy Joe’s Sliders: Make sure you make plenty of these — because they will be gone in no time!! Ground beef, chipotle peppers, a Chipotle Stout or Porter, and tiny buns. This will for sure be a new Super Bowl favorite!
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings: This name is hilarious. But the onion rings are seriously delicious. The batter, laced with Arrogant Bastard Ale, spices, and chipotle chiles, makes for an unforgettable onion ring. Heartburn will be totally worth it!

Do you have any Super Bowl recipes/traditions? Share your recipe with us in the comments!

5 Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks This Year

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  1. Time to Relax: It’s no secret that most of our days are packed with taking the kids to soccer practice, going to school events, and everything else that fills our calendars. We’re often going at 100MPH. Spending a few days or even a week at the Lake of the Ozarks gives you the perfect chance to slow down. Relax. Lounge around. Nap in a hammock. Soak up the quiet and stillness of nature. Too often, vacations end up being as busy and hectic as our day to day lives. Come to the lake and really let your worries melt away.
  2. Airfare Going Up: Flying to your destination won’t get any cheaper in 2014. According to CNN, seats on airplanes will shrink and fees are likely to increase this year. That means more for checking baggage and more fees when booking your flight. Instead, hop in the car and drive to the Lake of the Ozarks. Road trips are a perfect way to re-connect and enjoy the views along the way.
  3. Something For Everyone: Are you looking for a romantic weekend getaway? A family vacation? A golf outing? A weekend with the girls? There is literally something for everyone at the Lake of the Ozarks. And when you stay at a vacation home rental instead of a hotel, you can have all of the comforts of home without the cost and noise of a hotel. Plus, the Lake of the Ozarks can be fun on any budget!
  4. More Than A Lake: Yes, we love the lake. Boating, water-skiing, and renting jet skis is always a blast. But there’s way more than the lake to keep you entertained. There’s plenty of shopping, fishing, play a round of mini-golf, visit one of the many show caves in the area, see a music show, hike through Ha Ha Tonka Park, visit Big Surf Water park, dig through the many vintage and thrift shops, and eat to your heart’s desire at the lake’s many delicious restaurants.
  5. Beauty All Around: Too often, we’re surrounded by city buildings, lots of honking cars, and concrete parking lots. The Lake of the Ozarks has so many trees, adorned in beautiful colors, a gorgeous, serene lake, walking trails for miles, animals scurrying about, and best of all – FRESH AIR. It’s tough to beat the sunsets and sunrises (if you get up in time) that make getting away so priceless.

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.