Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Feast

...with These Twists on Your Traditional Favorites


Are you tired of the same old recipes every Thanksgiving? Surprise your guests by creating unique dishes that are similar, yet so very different, from the traditional dishes you usually prepare. Here are a few recipes your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort gathered that put a little twist on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes:

Peach Stuffing 

Source: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients: 

  • 1 loaf rustic Italian bread, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, diced 
  • 4 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 celery stalks 
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 can peach halves in heavy syrup, drained (reserve the syrup) 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: 
  1. Arrange bread in a single layer on baking sheet, let stand, uncovered, at room temperature overnight. (Or you can bake the bread at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes to dry it out, but not brown it.) 
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in herbs, and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the bread and toss to combine. 
  5. Whisk peach syrup into the orange juice concentrate, then add to the bread mixture with the peaches. 
  6. Spoon the stuffing into a buttered 9x13 baking dish, cover with parchment paper, then foile, and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover the dish, and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. 

Chipotle and Coca-Cola Braised Sweet Potatoes

Source: AlwaysOrderDessert.com

Ingredients: 

  • 6 large sweet potatoes 
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + 2 Tbsp adobo sauce from the same can 
  • 4 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes and slice into 1-inch thick slices (no need to peel). Arrange in a baking dish or roasting pan with at least 2-inch sides. 
  3. In a blender, combine coca-cola, garlic, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Puree until smooth, for about 1 minute. Then pour mixture over the sweet potatoes. Season generously with salt and pepper. 
  4. Top off with pats of butter. Then cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake an additional 20 minutes, or until tender. 
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed. 
  6. Serve as is or with some extra toppings such as grapes and greek yogurt, or spinach, bacon and pecans. 


Bourbon-Cranberry Compote 


Ingredients: 
  • 1 - 12 oz bag of cranberries, fresh or frozen 
  • 2/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup bourbon 
Directions: 
  1. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, apple juice and bourbon. 
  2. Simmer, stirring occassionally, until the cranberries begin to burst and the sauce thickens, about 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Let cool before serving. 

Happy Thanksgiving from Summerset Inn Resort! We hope you have a wonderful time spent with family and friends. Speaking of time spent together, have you thought about your summer vacation plans yet? It's never too early to start booking your rooms at the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks for the 2018 season! With the holidays approaching, summer will be back before you know it! 


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, October 27, 2017

5 Fun Facts About Halloween

Since Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, we'll be celebrating with festivities all weekend long! To get you in the spirit, Summerset Inn thought it would be fun to share with you some interesting facts about Halloween, it's history and traditions.

Halloween Fun Facts 


1. Trick-or-treating is traced back to the European practice of "guysing" in which costume-wearing participants would go door-to-door performing choreographed dances, songs and plays in exchange for treats. In early versions of trick-or-treating, men paraded door to door, with the boys following, begging for coins. Most of these trick-or-treaters were poor and actually needed the money. This begging mostly stopped by the 1930s, but re-emerged later to distract children from pulling Halloween pranks.

2. Halloween is actually more Irish than St. Patrick's Day, as its roots come from the Celtic festival for the dead, Samhain. On this day, the Celts believed the ghosts of the dead roamed the Earth, so people would dress in costumes and leave "treats" on their doorstep to appease the roaming spirits. This Halloween tradition was eventually disrupted and adapted by Christian missionaries into celebrations closer to what we celebrate today.

3. Originally, Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips, beets and potatoes. According to Irish folklore, a man named Stingy Jack tricked the Devil into agreeing that if he ever died, his soul would not be claimed for hell. When Jack died, God decided he wasn't fit for heaven, so his soul was left roaming the Earth with only a burning coal for light. Jack put the coal in a turnip as a lantern. Based on this myth, the Irish carved scary faces into turnips, beets and potatoes to scare away Stingy Jack and other spirits.

4. Halloween used to be considered a great night to find your soulmate. In some parts of Ireland, people celebrated Halloween by playing romantic fortune-telling games. These games allegedly predicted who they’d marry and when. Since Halloween was one of the main celebrations of the year where young people could mingle with the opposite sex, it was also considered a good day to scope out a sweetheart.

5. Halloween was originally referred to as "Cabbage Night." This came from a Scottish fortune-telling game, where girls used cabbage stumps to predict information about their future husbands. Many teens however skipped the games and simply threw the cabbages at their neighbors. Some pranksters in the northeastern United States keep up with this stinky tradition of collecting rotten vegetables and leaving them near their neighbors' doors.

Happy Halloween from Summerset Inn Resort! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween with their families and friends. While our Lake of the Ozarks resort is closing for the season this month, we can't wait to host you in 2018. Get a jump start on next year's vacation planning by reserving your dates now. Call 573-3448-5073!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Thanks for Another Great Season at Summerset Inn

As Summerset Inn Resort prepares to close for the season at the end of the month, we would like to thank all our amazing guests for another great season. Some of you come back year after year and the resort just wouldn't be the same without you. We hope you had as a great a time here as we did hosting you!

About Summerset Inn Resort 


If you've never stayed with us before, you're missing out! Summerset Inn Resort is the most family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. From a wide variety of rooms to choose from to our large deck and swimming pool area overlooking the Lake, you're sure to enjoy your stay at our resort. Choose from individual rooms or condo-like accommodations and bring the whole family. Bring your boat and rent a dock slip. Grill out by the lake and watch the sunset over the water. Great memories are sure to be made at Summerset Inn. Keep reading to learn what a couple of this year's guests had to stay about us!

Client Testimonials 


"We had the best time here!! The lake was right in our front yard!! Met so many nice people staying there as well! Nice pool, awesome location! My favorite visit to the Lake of the Ozarks yet!!" - Stephanie Ann 


"Loved it. It was nice and quiet, really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely go back. The bed was kind of to hard, but the rest was amazing." - Keri Ann Combes 

We really appreciate all the kind words from our happy guests over the years. We're glad you enjoyed staying with us!

We wish you a great holiday season and hope to see you again next year at the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep in mind, it's never too early to start planning your 2018 summer vacations at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-348-5073. We'll see you then!


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Friday, October 13, 2017

17 Fun Facts About Vacationing and Travel

The summer vacation season may have come to a close, but the holidays are quickly approaching. Vacations and traveling happen all year round, whether you're going to visit family or just trying to take a break from regular day-to-day life. For today's blog, your favorite resort at the Lake of the Ozarks has gathered a list of fun facts related to vacationing and travel. Enjoy!

Vacation and Travel Fun Facts


1. Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease.

2. Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.

3. The United States is home to 1/3 of all airports in the world.

4. There are 61,000 people in the air over the U.S. at any given time on any given day.

5. Travel can make you more creative.

6. Travel can make you smarter.

7. Couples who travel together have reported increased feelings of intimacy.

8. Travel has been shown to promote overall brain health.

9. Travel can help improve your problem solving skills.

10. After just a day or two of travel, people experience significant drops in stress.

11. 18% of U.S. travelers bring their pets along with them on vacation.

12. 80% of family travel is influenced by mom.

13. 76% of U.S. vacationers travel by car.

14. The number one reason people take road trips is to visit family and friends.

15. Your phone charger is the most forgotten item on family vacations.

16. The most popular road trip song is "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson.

17. The most popular road trip game is "I Spy," closely followed by "20 Questions."

You only have a couple weeks left to travel to the Lake of the Ozarks and vacation at Summerset Inn Resort, as we will be closing for the season at the end of the month! To make your last-minute reservations today, give us a call at 573-348-5073. Otherwise, we will see you next year at Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront resort!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Your LAST Escape to the Lake Before Summerset Closes for the Season!

The end of October is fast approaching, and Summerset Inn Resort will be closing for the season! Now is the time to book one last escape to the Lake before we do. Keep reading to learn about all that our Lake of the Ozarks resort has to offer you this season!

Private Decks 


Enjoy coffee on your private deck overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The fall foliage makes October one of the most beautiful months to just relax and take in the views of Lake. Cozy up with a blanket and cup of coffee, and enjoy the cool, crisp fall air.

Boat Slips


While it may be a little chilly for recreational boating, fall is a great time for fisherman at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have covered boat slips available for you to keep your fishing boat in right here at the resort! Whether you just like to fish for fun or want to participate in a fishing tournament, October is a great time to hit the water with your fishing gear. Learn about upcoming tournaments at: www.BassingBob.com.

Kitchenettes 


When you stay at Summerset Inn Resort, you don't have to dine out for every single meal. Each of our apartments comes with a kitchenette for your convenience. You'll have a refrigerator, electric cook top, toaster, microwave oven and all the cookware and utensils you'd need to prepare a small meal at home. You can also prepare food to take out to the BBQ grill area.


Great Location 


Our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is in the perfect location! We are just minutes from all the great dining and shopping at the Lake. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping at the Osage Beach Outlet Mall or check out all the little shops along the parkway. Enjoy a nice dinner at J. Bruner's restaurant just down the street. Anywhere you'd like to go in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark is just a short drive from our resort.

Book your reservations today by calling Summerset Inn at 573-348-5073. We offer some of the best Lake of the Ozarks accommodations you'll find. Now's you last chance to stay with us during the 2017 season. We hope to see you soon!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Events at Lake of the Ozarks

Join us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks during the month of October! Not only can you experience the beauty of the fall foliage, but you can participate in a variety of fun fall events. Keep reading to learn about what's going on at the Lake of the Ozarks this coming month.

Thunder Mountain Park Fall Festival - October 1-31


Throughout the month of October, Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park will be hosting a Fall Festival full of excitement! The everyday wonders of Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park will be joined by tasty autumn treats (pumpkin fudge, s'mores, caramel apples, and more,) duck races, a hay bale maze, corn crib, Hay Bale Mountain, and so much more! On weekends, there will be demonstrations of sarsaparilla making and pumpkin painting, as well as incredible live entertainment, plus take home your own pumpkin from the thousands that will be lining our Pumpkin Trail. For more info, call the park at 573-346-2676.

MECCA Family Farm Pumpkin Patch & Fall Attractions - October 1-29


The pumpkin patch will be open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fall activities include corn crib, corn cannon, big slide, face painting, photo ops, petting zoo, hay rides and a maize walk.

Fall Big Bass Bash - October 7-8 


The Fall Big Bass Bash is back! Amateur anglers from across the Midwest will gather at the Lake of the Ozarks for this annual event. There are over 280 payouts totaling in excess of $220,000 in prizes. First place takes home $70,000 cash! For more information on how to enter this fishing tournament, visit: www.BigBassBash.com.

Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival - October 7 


The 38th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival will be held October 7 in downtown Versailles. This award-winning festival is enjoyed by thousands of festival-goers from all over the state and beyond. Activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, 5K run, car show, vendors, kids zone, crafts and more! For more info, please visit: www.versaillesapplefestival.com.

17th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival - October 14 


The 17th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival will take place October 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event will include free activities for the kids, such as a petting zoo, four large inflatables/bounce houses, bow wow contest, fishing and pellet shooting and displays. There will also be great food, art and crafts booths, local Fire, Police& EMS displays, a hayride, live entertainment and an evening concert at the park.

32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop - October 14 


Visit over 40 of participating locations on the water to collect a winning poker hand! Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points and paying an optional $20 donation. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. For more details and checkpoint locations, visit: www.funlake.com/harborhop.

OkToaderFest at The Horny Toad - October 14 


Head over to The Horny Toad on October 14 from 2-6 pm for OkToaderFest, an Oktoberfest celebration! Come by road or by boat to enjoy German food, beer and wine tastings, music and a variety of arts, crafts and goods vendors.

Apple Butter Days & Fall Festival - October 20-21


Many crafters with a variety of items will be setup at the Camden County Museum on October 20 & 21 from 9 am to 4 pm both days. There will be craft demonstrations and a quilt raffle, as well as apple butter and apple pies available. Admission is free. A chili and soup lunch will be available for a donation. 

Book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks resort today by calling 573-348-5073. We only have a few weeks left before we'll be closing for the season. Come stay with us at Summerset Inn one last time, and enjoy the beauty that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer during the fall season!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, September 22, 2017

A Fall Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks

While many people think of the Lake of the Ozarks as a summer destination, the other seasons offer spectacular experiences as well. The fall season at the Lake offers gorgeous fall foliage, a colorful backdrop for already spectacular lake views you can experience at Summerset Inn Resort. From golf and shopping to dining and relaxing, there's plenty to do at the Lake in the off season. Keep reading to learn more about why you should come to the Lake of the Ozarks this fall.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Fall Foliage 


At the Lake of the Ozarks, the fall season is the most beautiful time of the year. From mid-September through early November, the miles of shoreline and rolling hillsides transform from green to vibrant shades of yellow, red and orange. This is a great time of the year to explore nature in the amazing state parks this area has to offer. Hiking and biking are great activities to participate in during the fall season at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Less Crowds 


Summers at the Lake of the Ozarks can often get a little crowded. If the busy lakefront bars and crowded waters of the Lake aren't your scene, consider a fall getaway. Now that the season has come to a close, things are winding down. You can experience the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks without all the hustle and bustle of the summer. While you may need to bring a light jacket, you can still hit the water too if you'd like. Not only are the waters less crowded but the shops and restaurants aren't quite a busy either.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Fall Golf 


If golf is your game, there's no better place to play a few rounds than the Lake of the Ozarks. This area is home to a variety of championship golf courses. Plus, there's no better time to hit the courses than during the fall. Not only can you experience the vibrant colors of the leaves, but the temperature is just right to spend hours outdoors. You're not sweating like you would during the hot summer months. Ask about our golf packages when you call to book a room at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort!

Summerset Inn Resort 


Summerset Inn Resort is located in the heart of Osage Beach, near all the attractions, shopping, dining, golf and more. Book your fall getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks today by calling 573-348-5073. From one bedroom units up to five bedroom condo-like units, we've got all your Lake of the Ozarks accommodations needs covered!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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