And the winner is…

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in our “That’s Our Pet” photo contest!!

ALL of the submissions had us smiling. So much cuteness to go around.

Nevertheless, there can only be one winner.

With over 1,700 votes cast, the winner of this fall’s Facebook photo contest is Laura Flores, from Kingston, Illinois. You can see her pup, Diesel, below.

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We also had four winners, who got at least 30 votes and qualified to win a $50 Pet Voucher to stay with us next year:

  • Dirk R., owner of Phineas
  • Diane J., owner of Duke
  • Nicole W., owner of Lola
  • Jazzmine M, owner of Roscoe

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Please stay tuned for future contests!! If you’re thinking about taking a vacation next week, please check out all of our properties and give us a call at 1-866-273-2169 if you have ANY questions!

Inside Look: Eagle Crest Retreat

This 4 bedroom 2 bath home is spotlessly clean and perfect for any family gather at the Lake! Cove location, screened in porch,giant dock with deep water, diving board and tiki bar.

You’ll arrive at the home and enter though the super clean l-shaped kitchen with dining seating for 6. Beyond the ktchen is the living rom with section seating and a cable TV. Just off the upstairs hallway is a full tub shower bath and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom is lakeside with a queen size bed. Back in the living room are stairs leading down to the lower level. There you’ll certainly utilize the leather futon in the sitting area – ideal for reading a book or catching up on the latest news.

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If you like the inside offering on this property, you’ll love the outside even more! Everyone will want to spend time in the cabana themed screened in porch with seating for 5. And the lake side upper deck is shaded with a pation dining set for 6. Downstairs is a covered porch with bistro seating for 2.

Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

Inside Look: La Casa de la Bella Vita

This beautiful 5,300+ sq ft brand new, one of a kind, custom built home features the best of the best at the Lake of the Ozarks. It is fully furnished and especially designed to capture the view of the lake from almost every room in the house. The exquisite open floor plan is perfect for formal entertaining or just enjoying lazier time with friends and family. And the name, La Casa De La Buona Vita means “The House of the Good Life.”

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The main floor provides guests with an expansive vaulted open living area, complete with leather seating , tiled gas fireplace and is an ideal place to enjoy the flat screen TV. Just behind the living area is the large dining table with enough seating for 8. And every gourmet cook will love the kitchen with granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and breakfast bar with additional seating for 4. Just to the left of the kitchen is a large laundry room with a stackable washer and dryer and access to the three car garage. Also on the main floor is a hall bath and the master suite with a king size bed, oversized dressers, and a flat screen TV. Four of the six bedrooms offer lakefront views of the lake and the most beautiful sunrises ever seen. The master bedroom on the main floor also features a large Jacuzzi tub, a full body shower and yes, a walk in closet. MORE…

Sleeps: 18

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 6

A Visual History of the Lake of the Ozarks

Words can describe what happened in history, but nothing can communicate the past or the present quite like photos.

Author Joe Sonderman has published four books about one of America’s most vital roads — Route 66.  In addition to writing, Sonderman is sharing with the world his collection of photos taken at the Lake of the Ozarks.  This is a peek into the history of one of America’s most beautiful destinations.

From resorts to old postcards, photos of restaurants in the area, to small businesses that once thrived in the area, his collection takes you into the lake’s rich past.  Many of these photos can be found on Sonderman’s Facebook page titled “Vintage Lake of the Ozarks”.

If you have photos of the lake, please share them on our Facebook page.  We love to hear about and see experiences others have at the lake.