Wednesday, September 19, 2018

5 Popular Fall Attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks

The beautiful Lake of the Ozarks has a ton of local attractions to enjoy with your friends and family. If you're thinking of visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this fall, we think you should! Summerset Inn provides the perfect place to stay this fall. If you're dreaming about a fall getaway, take a look below to learn what fun activities you can enjoy around the area!

1. Hike at Ha Ha Tonka

One of the top state parks in the country is right our backyard. Ha Ha Tonka State Park features more than 15 miles of hiking trails through sinkholes, natural bridges, caves, and natural springs. It's also home to a turn of the 20th century stone castle ruins.

2. Learn at Willmore Lodge

If you love history, Willmore Lodge is the place for you. Learn all about the history of the area and the construction of Bagnell Dam. You can also catch one of the best views of the Lake of the Ozarks here!

3. Aerial Helicopter Tour

Get one of the best views of the Lake of the Ozarks - from up above in an aerial helicopter tour. Catch breathtaking views and local attractions at a bird's eye view. It's a fun and unique experience to enjoy during your vacation at the lake.

4. Explore Bridal Cave

Bridal Cave is one of the top family attractions around the area. Explore the cavern and learn all about the various formations inside. There are also other fun activities found around the property at Thunder Mountain Park and a Fall Festival every weekend in October.

5. Cruise with Celebration Cruises

Located near our Lake of the Ozarks resort, Celebration Cruises offers a unique view of the Lake of the Ozarks. Get up close and personal to the natural beauty aboard a cruise. Lunch, evening, & dinner cruises are convenient to fit into your exciting schedule as you explore the area.

Now that you've learned about a few of the family-friendly attractions around the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to find the best place to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Inn Resort & Villas is the place for you! Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to book your stay today. We look forward to providing a great location for your getaway!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks this Fall

Fall is one of the most BEAUTIFUL times of year to visit the Lake of the Ozarks. Many people think of summer as a prime to visit - and it is - but fall offers a TON of fun activities for you to enjoy. If you're curious about scheduling a fall getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks, take a look below to find a few of the exciting happenings you can expect to find!

Escape the Hustle & Bustle

While we LOVE the busy summer season at the Lake of the Ozarks, fall is a nice time to relax and catch our breath. Experience a whole different atmosphere when you visit our area in the fall versus the summer. If you enjoy a relaxing getaway and a fall vacation to the lake can help meet your needs!

Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Foliage

The Ozarks are filled with breathtaking views - especially in the fall months. As the leaves start to turn in the autumn season, it creates a picturesque atmosphere for all. Enjoy the natural beauty as the leaves change from beautiful green to vibrant shades of yellow and orange.

Get Outside in the Crisp Air

The summers at the lake are HOT - which is perfect for swimming and boating. If you enjoy being outside and relaxing, this is the perfect time of year for you. As the hot summer temperatures drop to comfortable and cool, now is the right time to take advantage on your next getaway.

What Do Do During Your Fall Getaway:

Wine Tasting (or touring) - There are a number of wineries around the Lake of the Ozarks, many with breathtaking views. Visit one or all to enjoy sipping on your favorite wines during your relaxing getaway.

Shopping - The Lake of the Ozarks is known for shopping. With the cooler temps, the outlet mall is the ideal place to browse for fall fashions and screaming deals! There are also a number of other local shopping opportunities near our resort.

Boating - Getting out on the lake during the fall months is a unique experience. With much less boat traffic than normal, you get a glimpse at the natural beauty around the area.

Hiking - Take a deep breath of fresh, fall air when you visit the lake this autumn. From hiking trails to local parks, there are a TON of fun and exciting ways to stay active and enjoy the beautiful area.

Now that we have you convinced to visit the lake, you're going to need a great place to stay! That's where Summerset Inn Resort & Villas comes in. We can provide you with relaxing accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to schedule your stay and start getting excited about all the thrilling things you get to do this fall during your getaway!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Reserve Your Room for Bikefest 2018!

It's that time of year again - the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is right around the corner. Now is the time to reserve your room for this thrilling weekend of biking, entertainment, and FUN! As the best resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have the PERFECT place for you to stay during your Bikefest festivities. Join in on the excitement when you stay at Summerset Inn Resort!


Thursday: Sept 13, 2018

Dog Days Entertainment at Harley-Davidson

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grayson Wood
Location: Harley Davidson

Lake of the Ozarks Bike Night

5:30 pm
Bagnell Dam Strip
Lake Ozark, MO

Friday: Sept 14, 2018

2nd Annual ALR Post 624 Veterans Memorial Bike Parade & Vegas Vacation w/Air Giveaway

Starting at Camdenton VFW Post 5923 to Sunrise Beach AL Post 624 
Line up starting at 9:00am
Kickstands up at Noon 
Sponsored by the American Legion Riders of Post #624 in Sunrise Beach

Dog Days Entertainment at Harley-Davidson

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Steven Moore
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grayson Wood & The Rusty Tractor Nuts 
Location: Harley Davidson

Saturday: Sept 15, 2018

Eldon Noble Eagle's National Jerk Off Contest

Beavers at the Dam 
1PM - 5PM
1076 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Join us between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM at Beaver's at the Dam for the 2018 National Jerk Off Contest - a National Beef Jerky Contest and enter to WIN a Harley-Davidson during the Free Ride Give Away. Judging starts at 3:30 PM and Awards start at 4:30 PM.

Christiana at Backwater Jack's

4341 Beach Drive
Osage Beach MO 65065 
Phone: 573-348-6639
Smoke Free Inside. Casual dining lakeside featuring south Florida cuisine with a Midwest flair, "Floribbean". Lounge and open air deck. Reverse Happy Hour:10:30 - 12:30, Appetizers Fri & Sat till 1:00.

Sunday: Sept 16, 2018

Music by Spincasters at Shawnee Bluff Winery

2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd 
Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 573-365-9463
Hours of Operation: Summer - Mon - Thur: 10 am to 10 pm, Fri - Sun: 10 am to 11 pm, Winter - Mon - Thur: 10 am to 9 pm, Fri - Sun: 10 am to 10 pm

Art Bentley at Larry's on the Lake

1:00 pm
364 Galley Rd.
Camdenton, MO 65020
Phone: 573-873-5227
Larry has made significant improvements to the overall ambiance and fun atmosphere. Dining on the water will definitely enhance your overall lake experience. The indoor dining area has been completely remodeled, including large, flat screen TVs. Larry features his "Bloody Larry Bar" every Saturday and Sunday 11am-1pm. Larry's presents top-notch entertainment every weekend all summer long! Visit Larry's water park "SPLASH" for some real excitement on the Lake. If you are up for some BIG fun, be sure to take the "Big Larry Challenge!"

These are just a FEW of the events taking place during Bikefest. For a complete list, visit!

If you're still looking for accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks for the 12th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, we've got you covered. Our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is centrally located - a short drive to most of the Bikefest events. Get in on the action when you stay at our Lake of the Ozarks resort! Call us TODAY to reserve your room for this exciting event.

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

September Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Just because summer is coming to an end and school is back in session that doesn't mean you can't still have some fun at the Lake of the Ozarks. The month of September is full of fun events for you, and your family and friends to enjoy! Check out this list of upcoming events brought to you by your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort.

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Hot Summer Nights - September 7 

Head over to the Bagnell Dam Strip for a classic vehicle cruise and family night! The event runs from 6-11 pm, rain or shine. Admission and participation are both free. All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around. This kid-friendly event offers games, activities, live entertainment and more!

Bellamy Brothers Live in Concert - September 7 

The Bellamy Brothers join us September 7th at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard. Doors open at 5 pm, the opener takes the stage at 7 pm and the Bellamy Brothers take the stage at 8 pm. Food vendors at the event include Tilly's California Burritos and Taco Truck, Hart's Smoked BBQ & More Truck and a Kettle Corn vendor. This is an all ages show. Kids and under are free. Parking is $5 for this event.

31st Annual Reel help for Kids Charity Bass Tournament - September 7-8

A charity bass tournament to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis will take place on September 7-8 at Lake of the Ozarks Public Beach #2. Friday night is registration/check-in starting at 3 pm. There will be brats, beer, soda and chips served starting at 5 pm, followed by a presentation regarding lake fishing conditions by local guides at 6 pm. On Saturday, boats will be sent off at 6:30 am. For more info, visit:

Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show - September 8

Laurie Sunrise Beach Rotary Club will be hosting their annual Car Show at the Laurie Fairgrouunds on September 8th from 7 am to after dark. The car show will include a parade through Laurie, vendor tents, 50's & 60's music, beer garden, engine blow, and a fireworks show in the evening in Laurie Park to conclude the event. Proceeds from the event will go to charity and various community projects.

Lil' Boat & Pontoon Shootout Poker Run - September 8 

The Lil' Boat & Pontoon Poker Run will start at 9 am at Captain Ron's. After a full day of fun, winners will be announced at 6 pm back at Captain Ron's. Registration & Meet and Greet will be on September 7 at 6 pm.

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12th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest - September 12-16

Visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this September 12-16 for the ultimate Bikefest experience. Events include spectacular scenic rides, more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants, great parties, vendors and rockin' concerts at night. Plus you'll have a chance to win a custom Harley!

Laurie Hillbilly Fair - September 14-15 

The Annual Hillbilly Fair at the Laurie Fairgrounds features activities and attractions for the young and old. Bands, crafts, food, a Rat Rod contest, carnival rides and games for all! The event runs 4-11 pm on Friday and 9 am - 11 pm on Saturday.

Kid's Fishing Derby - September 16

The 7th Annual Kids Fishing Derby is for kids 2-14 years of age. There will be 4 fishing age groups, with fun and prizes for everyone. Please bring a life jacket and rod & reel for your kids. Bait will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will take place from 1-3 pm on September 16. Registration and lunch on your own will start at Noon.

Lake of the Ozarks Wingfest - September 19

The Lodge of Four Seasons will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Wingfest on September 19 from 5-7 pm. Get all the wings you can eat plus 2 drinks (soda or beer) for just $10 per person! Tickets are available at all Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks locations. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit Lake Area charities.

LOMDA Fall In-Water Boat Show - September 21-23

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association presents the Fall In-Water Boat Show and Clearance Sale, September 21-23 at Captain Ron's. There will be over 100 boats including new cruisers, performance boats, runabouts, personal watercraft and a good selection of quality pre-owned boats.

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Lake of the Ozarks Air Show - September 22 

Come enjoy a day of celebrating our military, aviation and more at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport! This event will run from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, and will feature multiple air show acts, vendor booths, a ping pong drop and other kid activities. This salute to our veterans will be a day to remember!

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - September 22 

Celebrating Led Zepplin's 50th Anniversary, Ozarks Amphitheater proudly presents Get the Led Out - The American Led Zepplin. Doors open at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 8 pm. The Ozarks Amphitheater was recently voted #5 of the Best Live Music Venues in Missouri! For tickets or more info, visit:

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert - September 28 

The 4-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Join them at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard on September 28th. Gates open at 5 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Food vendors include Rustik Roosters Farm Homestyle BBQ, Tilly's California Burritos and Taco Truck, & a Kettle Corn vendor. This is an all ages show. Kids 5 and under are free. Parking is $5.

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Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza - September 29 

This is a family-friendly fall event you don't want to miss! We promise you fun from start to finish with hourly pumkin chunkin exhibitions. There will also be a largest pumpkin contest and best decorated contest. Enjoy great MO micro brews and MO wines, as well as some tantalizing foods as you browse through all the MO artisans and crafters. There will be great live music throughout the day on the stage. The young ones will have plenty to enjoy too, from bounce houses to corn pits, hay rides, pony rides, face painting and games upon games. There's plenty to keep everyone entertained all day! The event runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 29th.

33rd Annual Turkey Festival - September 29 

The 33rd Annual Eldon Turkey Festival will be Saturday, September 29th from 9 am to 5 pm in downtown Eldon. Gather all your family together and spend the day in Eldon, enjoying all the different items the crafters will be selling, entertainment on 3 stages and all the delicious BBQ, kettle corn, funnel cakes, fried pickles, gator burgers, Chicago hot dogs and more! The Turkey Festival Parade will begin at 10 am.

If you don't already have your September reservations booked with us, call 573-348-5073 to make them today! We've got a variety of accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks to meet everyone's needs, from efficiency units to 5 bedroom condo-like units.

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Ways to Make Your Labor Day Weekend Memorable

The end of summer is upon us, and we're here to help you make the most of your Labor Day Weekend! Whether you're spending the long weekend here with us at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort or your staying home, there are tons of things you can do to make this holiday memorable. Keep reading for a few fun ideas to do with your family!

1. Host a BBQ. 

Nothing says summer holiday weekend than a BBQ! In fact, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. If you're staying home, invite friends and family over for a potluck style BBQ. If you're staying at our Lake of the Ozarks resort, we have a great lakeside BBQ area that you can use to grill up some tasty food for your family during your vacation. From hot dogs and hamburgers to potato salad and watermelon, a BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend!

2. Visit a State or National Park. 

Labor Day Weekend means that summer is quickly coming to an end, and there's limited time for enjoying the outdoors before the cool temperatures arrive. Take advantage of the long weekend and do some exploring at a state or national park. If you're joining us at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have two state parks with numerous trails and nature features to keep you entertained. Ha Ha Tonka State Park even features the remains of a castle!

3. Pamper Yourself. 

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer vacation, and it's back to school, not just for students, but also for teachers. This is a great time to pamper yourself as you prepare to settle into a new school year. Even if you're not a teacher or student, the long weekend presents itself as a great opportunity for some you-time! Book a massage, pedicure, hair appointment, etc. to enjoy a relaxing weekend. You can even make it a mother-daughter outing to get some quality bonding time in. The boys will be fine without you. ;)

4. Go to a Concert. 

Cities across the country will be hosting events for Labor Day Weekend, and you're sure to find some great live music. Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll find a variety of venues featuring live entertainment. Many of the restaurants on and off the water will have live music for the holiday weekend. From country to rock, you're sure to find something you like to keep you entertained all night long!

5. Hit the Water. 

The season for swimming and boating in the Midwest is coming to an end! Take advantage of the long holiday weekend to hit the water one last time. Whether you just want to cruise around or do some watersports, like tubing, skiing or parasailing, you're sure to have a great time with friends and family out on the water. If you're at the Lake of the Ozarks, there's no shortage of fun to be had on the water. Visit one of the many waterfront restaurants for a tasty meal and some cold drinks or find a quiet cove to hangout in and do some swimming.

Happy Labor Day Weekend from Summerset Inn Resort! If you didn't get a chance to stay with us this summer, you've still got some time before we close for the season. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to book your weekend getaway today!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, August 17, 2018

August is Family Fun Month

Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August. This is a great time to enjoy spending time with your family through fun activities.

There's no better way to strengthen your connections and family bond than taking a vacation together. Whether you've still got a week before school starts or you can only get away for a short weekend trip, spending time with your children will create lifelong memories. Here are a few ways to celebrate family fun month at Summerset Inn Resort at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks:

1. Spend a Day on the Water. 

The Lake of the Ozarks is known as the best recreational lake in the country. Whether you have a boat to bring or need to rent one, spending a day on the water is a great way to celebrate family fun month! From cruising over to a waterfront restaurant for a meal to tubing or skiing to coving out and swimming, there's enough water activities to keep you and the kids entertained all day long. Docks are available for rent along with your room here at our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Have a Lakeside BBQ. 

There's just something about eating outside that brings the family together. Our BBQ area at Summerset Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Throw some burgers and brats on the grill, while the children help you setup the picnic table for a tasty meal outdoors. Most of our Lake of the Ozarks accommodations include a kitchenette, so you can easily keep food right here at the resort.

3. Relax by the Pool. 

You don't have to do anything extravagant or expensive to enjoy time with your kids. Sometimes all they need is a pool to keep them entertained for hours. Whether you hop into the pool to play with them or watch from the large deck lakeside deck, your family is sure to have a great time just relaxing and playing at the pool. We also have a kiddie pool for the younger children.

4. Go Exploring. 

While there's plenty of fun to be had right here at our resort, you may want to get out and explore the area some more. There's no shortage of family fun activities at the Lake of the Ozarks. Miner Mikes is an indoor family fun center filled with arcade games, exciting rides and a brand new indoor electric go-kart track! If your family likes the outdoors, go hiking in one of our two great state parks. We also have several caves in the area that are so much fun to explore!

The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to celebrate Family Fun Month, and our family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to stay! Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to book your reservations with us today. We can't wait to host you and your family at Summerset Inn!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Celebrate National Golf Month at the Lake

August is National Golf Month, and the Lake of the Ozarks area is the perfect place to celebrate! With nearly a dozen courses on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail, we've got something for any golfer to enjoy. During this month, golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens. National Golf Month challenges us to take the time to show someone new to the sport everything they need to know. Whether it's addressing the tee or picking the right club, every new golfer needs someone to guide them along the way. So grab your friends, grab your children, etc. and plan a golf trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Golf Courses at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's premier golf destination! Our courses are carved out of Missouri's Ozark Hills, and the courses feature beautiful tree-lined fairways, with many overlooking the Lake itself. These courses will challenge anyone's golf game, from the amateurs to the pros. Elevation changes, water features, rock outcrops and more have been built into these championship courses. Area courses offer all the amenities and services you expect from first-class facilities.

Courses Within 10 Minutes of Summerset Inn

  • Bear Creek Valley Golf Club - Located just off Hwy 42 in Osage Beach, this course meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along "Little Bear Creek." 
  • Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A - Ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the United States, this course features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens. 
  • The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A - Designed by world renowned architects Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, this course is carved our of the natural Ozark Hills, and places a premium on accurate shots and strategic course management. 
  • Osage National Golf Club - Located just off Hwy 54 in Lake Ozark, the course is laid out on beautifully forested, rolling terrain and surrounded by lakes, creeks and the imposing bluffs of the Osage River. this tranquil setting provides the backdrop for a challenging, enjoyable golf experience. 

Courses Within 25 Minutes of Summerset Inn 

  • The Cove at The Lodge of Four Seasons - Located off HH in Lake Ozark, this course features 72 bunkers, rolling hills and water coming into play on nine of the holes. This par-71 course is anything but tame! 
  • The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons - Considered one of the finest courses in the Ozarks, this course features beautiful scenery with panoramic views of the Lake, while its hills and valleys boast more than 180 feet of elevation change, natural rock walls and a spring-fed lake. 
  • The Golf Club at Deer Chase - Located in Linn Creek, this course offers a challenging track through the beautiful Auglaize River valley and surrounding hills. It features Bermuda fairways, multiple zoysia tees and the largest bentgrass green settings in the area. 
  • Lake Valley Golf Club - Set on rolling hills, this course features an unusual balance of six par threes, six par fours and six par fives. The fairways are generous, but the large greens are slick and demanding, with considerable back-to-front slope. 
  • Old Kinderhook - Spectacular vistas, elevations and a championship layout meander through the Ozarks hills with this course in Camdenton. Consistently ranked as the 2nd best course in all of Missouri by GOLF Magazine, this course has turned the rolling topography, rock waterfalls and flowering trees into one of the Midwest's finest courses. 

When your round of golf is over, there's plenty more fun to be had at the Lake of the Ozarks. From great food to live entertainment, you're sure to stay busy all weekend long. The Lake area was recently voted the "Best Recreational Lake in the Nation." Aside from the over 200 restaurants and bars, the area features many full-service marinas, professional fishing guides, two beautiful state parks, four show caves to explore and much, much more!

Golf Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks

What are you waiting for? With all the great course options, why wouldn't you plan a golf getaway at the Lake? Book your golf package with our Lake of the Ozarks resort today by calling 573-348-5073. We can recommend where to play and where to eat nearby! Happy National Golf Month!

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