10 Reasons To Stay at Blue Gill in 2014


Are you looking for a couples getaway or do you have a smaller family?

Blue Gill is the perfect, cozy, and charming cabin for a summer vacation.

Here are 10 reasons why Blue Gill might be the perfect fit for you…

  1. Need a little more room? Heron House is right next door!
  2. Ideal for a quiet retreat/getaway
  3. Stunning views of the lake
  4. A quaint sitting area to catch up on your reading
  5. Patio are perfect for watching the wildlife
  6. WiFi Internet connection (for those who need to stay connected)
  7. Pet-friendly
  8. Great fishing on dock and shoreline
  9. Bed linens and bath towels are provided!
  10. Plenty of lake activities nearby

10 Reasons To Stay at Eagle Crest in 2014


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.

Lake of the Ozarks Forecast This Weekend

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If you’re staying with us this weekend, be sure to bring an umbrella! A slight chance of showers today and tomorrow. However, the temperatures will be nice, hitting 70 degrees tomorrow.

Looking to stay out of the rain? This is the perfect time of year to check out some of the Lake of the Ozarks’ caves. Find a list of the best local show caves on our website.

Don’t forget: The Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds begins tomorrow. 

Book a stay with us between now and January 1st and we’ll make a $20 donation to the display in your name! Simply use the code “LIGHTS” when you book your stay!

Customer Review: Staying at Crownview

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I cannot tell you what a wonderful time we had during our stay at your beautiful lake house. Words cannot express how grateful I am that you have made the house available for others to share with they’re families. Thank you for being pet friendly as well because so many places on the lake aren’t.  I only hope it will be for rent for a very long time because we are already planning our trip for next year when our other son and his wife (who live in SC) can come with us as well.  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful accommodations; It was a blissful weekend.

– Cindy R.

Thank you for the kind words, Cindy! We are SOOOO glad your family enjoyed your time at the lake 🙂

Click here for a FULL TOUR of Crownview.

Fall Bar Hours at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is open for business during the fall, however, there some of the bars and restaurants have special hours during the off-season.

We came across this VERY informative list, courtesy OzarkRick from Midwestboatparty.com. Thanks, Rick!


Beavers at the Dam — Open Tues–Sun through the end of the year; closing for the season on New Year’s Day

Ozark Yacht Club — Open Wed–Sun, not closing for the season, closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Boat House at Village Marina — Open Fri–Sun, 11 a.m. – close, through Oct. 26

Schmidty’s — Open weekends through Oct. 26

Momma’s — Open Fri–Sun this weekend at 9 a.m. for breakfast, until 11 p.m. Fri & Sat and until 9 p.m. Sun, closed for the season after Oct. 13

Shady Gators — Open Fri–Sun, last day open is Oct. 19

H. Toad’s at Camden at the Lake — Open all season

Coconuts — Open for Harbor Hop, Closed Oct. 13.

The Jerk Shack — Closed for the season

Jolly Rogers — Open this weekend, closed for the season after Oct. 13

Bumps Barefoot Bar — Closed for the season

Franky & Louie’s — Closed for the season

Scallywags — Open this weekend, closed for the season after Oct. 14

Backwater Jacks — Open Thurs–Sunday through Oct. 27, then closed for the season

Dog Days — Open Wed–Sun until Oct. 19, then closed for the season

Topsiders — Open 7 p.m.–close, Fri/Sat/Mon through Oct. 21, then closed for the season

Shorty Pants — Open 7 days a week until November, then reduced hours, closed for the season after Nov. 30

Paradise — Open every day, closed after Oct. 13

Papa Chubby’s — Open weekends through Oct. 26, then closed for the season

Larry’s on the Lake — Open every day through November, will close for the season based on weather conditions in November

Bulldogs Beach House — Open Thurs–Sun through Oct. 26, may open a couple of weekends after that

NautiFish — Open 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., no close date specified

The Fish Company — Open Fri-Sun, closed after Oct. 13

Captain Ron’s — Open Thurs–Sun until early November, no close date specified

Bear Bottom Resort — Open Thursday–Monday through the off-season

Big Dick’s Halfway Inn — Open Fri/Sat, until New Year’s Day

September Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Even though the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is over and done, there’s still a few events this month that are worth checking out!

– Lake of the Ozarks Air Show: This weekend, September 21st, the sky will be filled with airplanes of all kinds, dipping, spinning, and performing daring aerial, acrobatic feats. The Air Show will take place at the Camdenton Memorial Airport. Admissions is FREE, but there is a $5 charge for parking. There’s also free shuttles from Camdenton Schools. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! For more information, be sure to visit www.lakeoftheozarksairshow.com.

– Lake of the Ozarks 2 Dam Days International Flatwater Championship: Sept. 28th & 29th at Bagnell Dam. The FOURTH ANNUAL 2 Dam Days Paddle Marathon on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri will be held Sept 28 and 29, 2013. Don’t miss this challenging event. The purpose of the 2DamDays Paddle Marathon is to provide support to LOWA, the citizen-based, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the water quality of the Lake of the Ozarks while helping the local economy by publicizing to the world the beauty and recreational aspects of the Lake. Find more information at www.2damdays.org.

If you’re still looking for a place to stay, look no further! Please take a moment to look at all of our vacation rentals and give us a call at 866-273-2169 if you have any questions.

Bikefest FLASH DEAL Ends This Weekend!


First off, we’re excited to announce that this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest was a HUGE success!

From LakeNewsOnline:

A huge turnout but few problems, according to officials who’s attention was focused on the record number of bikers who turned out for the 2013 Bikefest.

Preliminary estimates indicate 2013 was a record year for attendance. Bikefest officials estimate the crowd easily exceeded the 20,000 participants or 10,000 bikes that were expected. Motorcycle enthusiasts began arriving Thursday.

Bikefest is becoming one of the largest events of the year at Lake of the Ozarks, attracting bikers from across the Midwest.

Even though the Bikefest is over for this year, you can still take advantage of our discount. If you’re looking for quick getaway this weekend, we have plenty of vacation rental properties for you to choose from. And we’re offering 15 percent off of the nightly rate! Offer is for Bikefest participants staying from now until 9/22. Use offer code: HARLEY to get your discount!