Have you been kissed by a fish?

One of the best things about this business is interacting with guests.  Last week, a guest e-mailed inquiring about vacationing at the Lake later this year.  At the bottom of his email he said his young son wanted to know if there were piranhas at the Lake.

I loved that comment because it made me remember my early days swimming in the Lake.Here’s what I said in reply.

And tell your son – no piranhas – especially in the pool! : ) I do remember as a child swimming in the Lake and having the baby Blue Gill tickle my toes. My great grandmother told me they were Fish Kisses! Made me laugh and jump right back in the water – then and always! : )

Think about the times you’ve been at the Lake of the Ozarks? Have you ever been kissed by a fish?

Write  your answer in the comments below!


Some exciting news!

We were recently featured by LiveRez, Inc., a company that helps vacation rental management companies connect with their customers, manage properties, and to book reservations online. You can read the full blog post here.

They point out our secrets to success. But when it comes down to it, our guests and fantastic homeowners are the reasons we continue to be successful each year.  It is an honor and a privilege to meet folks from all over the country and to help arrange a relaxing, memorable vacation.

Thank you so much for coming to the lake and staying with us. We hope to see you soon!

What Guests Are Saying About…The Heron House

What a wonderful property for family and friends. You’ll feel comfortable the minute you park in the driveway. The 4 bedroom 2 bath property includes several desirable amenties for an vacationing guest: dock with swing and water toys, covered and open decks, a great 3 season sunroom, two living spaces and great surrounding landscaping throughout. And if you need a bit more room, rent the companion property – Blue Gill – that sleeps up to 4 more guests!

Read what guests have said about their stay at The Heron House:

Except for Sandy cheating at rummy, everything was perfect! : ) The multiple gathering ares with spectacular views made the weekend relaxing, even when we caught Nan cheating at Hearts. Seriously, this is an extremely lovely home — thanks for sharing with us J, J & K October 2011

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your lovely home with us. YOur hospitality was so evedent in providing everything we could possibly need and then some. Our family get together ended way too soon and we will remember these lovely moments in time forever. The neighbors were awesome and the ambience of your home and property were serene! Thanks again. B & S October 2011

We have been coming down for the last 7 years as a family. We have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. We found the place very accommodating. We did very well with the neighbors. We had alot of fun making memories. Larry made 40 meatballs and the larger pot of sauce. Thanks for the memories! The L Family – August 2011

We had a great time on the Lake! We enjoyed your home very much. We thought you had everything here we could possibly need! We hope to return soon! The G, H & W Family July 2011

Thank you for providing the lake home for the KCF raffle. We just returned and had a wonderful time. Watched the full moon over the lake. Spectacular! With much appreciation! The S Family


Get Your Drinks Cold — Fast!

The refrigerators work great at each of our properties, but to get your drinks cold fast — try this.

Buy a styrofoam or other cooler and fill it with ice and chill the drinks before putting them into the fridge.

Instead of waiting overnight, your drinks will be cold and crisp in no time!