What To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks In April

Happy April, everyone!!

Here’s a friendly reminder to keep an eye out for those tricksters and pranksters at home or at your office. It is April Fool’s Day, after all.

We hope you’re gearing up for another beautiful, spring, summer, and fall at the Lake of the Ozarks!

With winter FINALLY behind us, all you have to do is book your next stay and bask in the beauty and relaxation that the lake provides.

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks this month, here’s a list of some activities worth checking out!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS

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Bringing Your Own Boat to the Lake? A Special Offer!

Nothing is quite as therapeutic as spending a full day on the Lake of the Ozarks.

We wanted to extend an offer to all the boat owners out there.

Bring your new or existing boat to the lake and we’ll waive the slip rental fees with your reservation!

When you make a reservation, simply use the code FREESLIP in order to take advantage of this offer.

Here are some properties that are PERFECT for boat owners:

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Senator’s Retreat | TAKE A TOUR

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Eagle Crest Retreat | TAKE A TOUR

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Paradise Cove | TAKE A TOUR

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Evening Rose | TAKE A TOUR

Also, click on the image below to check out this Official 2014 Marine Dealers Association Boat Show Guide.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks This Year

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Bill Kuykendall, Photographer

  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.

December Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

December is the season of togetherness, family, and reflecting on all that happened this year.

We’ve so enjoyed having all our guests – that includes you – down to the Lake of the Ozarks!

Even though December isn’t known as the “peak” time at the lake, we’re grateful for those who are making the trek with their families or friends to stay with us. If you’re planning a last minute getaway for 2013, be sure to search for our properties that have fireplaces and/or a hot tub! There’s no better way to stay cozy during your vacation!

Also, the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau just put out their list of events happening in and around the lake in December.

Click on the image below to check it out!

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Recipe: Make Your Own Moonshine This Fall!

Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks are all the rage this time of year.

However, if you’re looking for something a little more boozy. Oh, who are we kidding?! We’re talkin’ A LOT more boozy…then this Apple Pie “Moonshine” from A Taste of Meghan’s Kitchen might be just the ticket!

Word of caution: This drink can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. Wait until a very crisp, cold night to try this drink.

If you give it a go, be sure to snap a photo while you’re making it OR drinking it and post it on our Facebook page. Just another way to celebrate fall! 🙂 Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Gallon Apple Cider
1 Gallon Apple Juice
3 Cups Sugar
8 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Liter Bottle 190 Proof Everclear, Moonshine or other Grain Alcohol

Directions:

In an extremely large stock pot, combine the apple cider, apple juice, sugar and the cinnamon

sticks. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool.

Once the mixture has cooled add in the liter of alcohol and stir.

Pour (or ladle) the mixture into mason jars. (You can either throw away the cinnamon sticks or

add them to a few of the jars as you are bottling them if you desire.) You can drink the mixture

immediately; however, it does get better after it has sat for a couple of weeks.

This will make approximately 9 quarts of Apple Pie “Moonshine”.

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.

September 2013 Events At the Lake of the Ozarks

As summer comes to an end and kids return to school, there’s still plenty to look forward to at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the lake and there’s no shortage of events. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau has a comprehensive listing of events at the lake in September. It all begins with fireworks over Labor Day weekend and ends with the 28th Annual Turkey Festival on September 28th.

Click here to see the all of the events happening in September.

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