Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Finest Small Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks

Can you believe it? July has come and gone! Fortunately, there's still time to plan a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a week long family vacation before the kids go back to school, our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to stay! Summerset Inn Resort features both villas and resort units, ranging in size to meet all your needs.

The Villas at Summerset Inn 

Ranging from 2-4 bedrooms, our villa rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks offer spacious accommodations within Summerset Inn Resort. Our villas are fully equipped with an electric range, oven, microwave, large refrigerator with ice maker, garbage disposal, and dishwasher.  Basic cooking utensils, dishes, and glassware are also furnished. All master baths have seperate showers and whirlpool tubs and every villa has a private deck to enjoy the beautiful Summerset sunsets!

Resort Units at Summerset Inn

Our resort units range from 1-5 bedrooms and are fully furnished. All units with kitchenettes are completely furnished with a 4-burner electric cook top, full-size refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, pitcher, can opener, spatula, fry pan, 3 sauce pans, knives, forks & spoons, dishes, cups, & glassware, microwave oven, cable TV, and air conditioning/heating unit. A laundry facility and ice are available on property. Items not included are personal soap, beach towels, sharp knives, BBQ utensils, coffee and coffee filters.

Summerset Inn Resort is located in the heart of the Lake area. Staying with us puts you just minutes from several fine restaurants, a variety of golf courses, shopping - outlet or boutiques, caves, amusements, night-time entertainment, and activities for children. When choosing Summerset for your vacation, you're moving up to one of the finest small resorts on the Lake of the Ozarks. Where great friends make great memories!

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Join us for the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is back for another great year! There will be a charity golf tournament on Friday, July 31 with the duck drop and family fun zone on Saturday, August 1. What better way to end the summer than with a family fun weekend getaway at Lake of the Ozark? Summerset Inn Resort has all the details on this event you won't want to miss!

Golf Tournament

Calling all of our golf guests - this one-of-a-kind golf tournament is perfect for you! For the 3rd annual duck drop golf tournament, there will be a quacky "twist" this year. Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game! Join us Friday, July 31 at The Cove golf course in Four Seasons. There will be an 8:30 shotgun start, a 4 person scramble with a ladies flight! Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters & Ozark Coast Kiwanis; both organizations help local children at the Lake! REGISTER HERE!

Duck Drop & Family Fun Zone

Calling all kids - the family fun zone will feature games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lost of prizes and goodies! The family fun zone opens at 10 am on Saturday, August 1 and the ducks start flying at noon. You can walk to the viewing area from the fun zone. The first duck to cross the finish line will win $5,000 and 7 additional ducks with win prizes too! You don't have to be present to win. All funds raised will remain local and be distributed to non-profits via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization. We're celebrating our 7th year and the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will be better than ever for 2015!

Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort is the perfect place to stay while you're here for family-fun weekend! While you're not at the Duck Drop, cool off in our lakeside pool. You can also enjoy free Wi-Fi at the pool! Contact us today at 573-348-5073 to setup your reservations for a weekend you won't forget!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Monday, July 13, 2015

3 Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Grilling Month

July is National Grilling Month and Summerset Inn Resort is ready to help you celebrate! From burgers to kabobs to corn on the cob, there's just something about they way food tastes when it comes off the grill. Grilling is one of the best parts about vacationing at the Lake! The lakeside grilling area at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort is the perfect place to cook up these delicious grill recipes:

Grilled Herb Shrimp

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2 lbs Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves Garlic
1 medium Yellow Onion, small diced
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, minced
1/4 cup Fresh Basil, minced
1 tsp Dry Mustard
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Lemon, juiced

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow them to marinade for 1 hour at room temperature.
2. Preheat the grill and brush lightly with olive oil to prevent shrimp from sticking.
3. Skewer the shrimp; 3-4 per 12-in skewer.
4. Grill the shrimp for only 1 1/2 minutes on each side.

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Pineapple Chicken Kabobs 

1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 Onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups Fresh Pineapple, cut into cubes
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
Olive Oil
6 Skewers

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
2. Alternate the green bell pepper, onion, chicken and pineapple on the skewers.
3. Brush with the BBQ sauce.
4. Cook on the grill until chicken is no longer pink in the center adn the juices run clear, roughtly 7-10 minutes per side.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

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4 large Portobello Mushrooms
6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 cloves Garlic, minced
3 medium sized Vine Ripened Tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8 oz. Fresh Water-Packed Mozzarella, drained, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat the Grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
2. Drizzle 3 table spoons of olive oil over both sides of the mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Grill mushrooms until they are heater through and tender, about 5 minutes per side.
4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and garlic in a medium bowl. Add the tomatoes, cheese and basil. Toss until mixture is coated. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Place the grilled mushrooms gill side up and spoon the tomato salad atop the mushrooms.
6. Place back on the grill for a couple minutes to let the cheese melt just slightly.

The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best places to celebrate National Grilling Month. What could be better than enjoying deliciously grilled food while taking in the beautiful Lake views? Book your stay at our family-friendly resort at Lake of the Ozarks with us today by calling 573-348-6073!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4 Reasons to Vacation at Lake of the Ozarks

If you've been on vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks before, then you're already aware of the great things this area has to offer. Some of our previous blogs offer ideas for top attractions at Lake of the Ozarks. If you've never been here before though, then this blog is for you! Here are 4 great reasons to vacation here at our beautiful lake:

1. Save Money by Staying Close to Home. 

For those of you living in Missouri or the surrounding states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to getaway without spending a ton of money. You don't have to pay for a flight or transportation once you get there. And while it is a popular tourist destination, the prices of things aren't inflated like they are at Disney World, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Plus, less travel time means more time to enjoy your vacation!

2. The Central Location is the Perfect Meeting Place. 

The Lake of the Ozarks is located almost equal distance between Missouri's two largest cities: Kansas City and St. Louis. Since Missouri is one of the central most states, it makes it an easy meeting place for families that are spread out across the country. Families or friends that live on opposite coasts can meet in the middle and spare one party from driving all the way across the country.

3. Enjoy Fun in the Sun on the Water.  

On a hot summer day in the Midwest, there's no better place to be than on the water. The Lake of the Ozarks offers plenty of fun in the sun without having to fly or drive all the way to the coast. If you don't have a boat of your own, there are plenty of rental places to hook you up. From water skiing and tubing to swimming and jet skiing, there's no shortage of water sports here at the Lake.

4. There's More to Lake of the Ozarks than Just Water Attractions. 

The Lake of the Ozarks is a year-round destination! From shopping to golf, we have something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The Bagnell Dam Strip has always been a popular attraction, featuring locally owned shops and more. You can get your picture taken at the old time photos, play some games, buy souvenirs and lake attire, and even grab a bite to eat or something to drink!

Now that you have your heart set on coming to the Lake of the Ozarks for your vacation, it's time to book your reservations! Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort is the perfect place to stay. Whether you're on a weekend getaway with that special someone or a week long vacation with the family, we have several room options to choose from. Contact Summerset Inn Resort today at 573-348-5073!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How Much Do You Know About the 4th of July?

The biggest holiday here at the Lake of the Ozarks is here! Our rooms are filling up with guests and the lake will soon be crowded with boats. People from all over the country will be joining us here at the Lake for a 4th of July celebration. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort is ready to kick off the holiday weekend, starting with a little fun trivia!

4th of July Trivia

1. On what date did the majority of the signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document? 

A. August 2, 1776
B. July 2, 1776
C. July 4, 1776
D. August 4, 1776

2. In what year did the 4th of July become a legal federal holiday? 

A. 1776
B. 1942
C. 1842
D. 1938

3. Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner? 

A. John Philip Sousa
B. Francis Scott Key
C. Katharine Lee Bates
D. Samuel  Francis Smith

4. The Second Continental Congress met in which city to draft The Declaration of Independence? 

A. Boston, MA
B. New York, NY
C. Baltimore, MD
D. Philadelphia, PA

5. According to legend, which of the following women sewed together the first American flag? 

A. Dolly Madison
B. Martha Washington
C. Eleanor Roosevelt
D. Betsy Ross

6. The "midnight ride" of which American patriot was later immortalized by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? 

A. John Hancock
B. Samuel Adams
C. Joseph Warren
D. Paul Revere

7. Which of the following was not one of the 13 original colonies? 

A. Georgia
B. Virginia
C. Vermont
D. Massachusetts

8. What classic children's book was published on July 4th, 1865? 

A. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
B. A Tale of Two Cities
C. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
D. Oliver Twist

9. On July 4, 1954, what country finally ended 14 years of rationing meat and bacon? 

A. France
B. Spain
C. Great Britain
D. Germany

10. In July of 1776, approximately how many people were living in the colonies? 

A. 1 Million
B. 2.5 Million
C. 500,000
D. 1.5 Million


1. A - August 2, 1776
2. D - 1938
3. B - Francis Scott Key
4. D - Philadelphia
5. D - Betsy Ross
6. D - Paul Revere
7. C - Vermont
8. A - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
9. C - Great Britain
10. B - 2.5 Million

Summerset Inn Resort wishes you a Happy 4th of July weekend! Remember to keep our family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks in mind for all your future vacation needs. The Lake is a great place to enjoy family time, whether it's a holiday weekend or not. We hope to see you soon at Summerset Inn!

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