Friday, June 30, 2017

Spice Up Your 4th of July BBQ with these Twists on American Classics

When you think backyard BBQ, what comes to mind? Maybe hamburgers and hotdogs. Potato salad, baked beans, and corn on the cob are great side dishes for a cookout, and don't forget the watermelon! Today's blog from your favorite waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks features a few twists to try on your American cookout classics:


One of the most popular things to grill is a hamburger! Instead of your typical mustard, ketchup, pickle, onion, lettuce and tomato for toppings this year, try one of these unique hamburger topping ideas:

  • Sweet & Spicy Burgers - Top your burgers with a pineapple-jalapeno salsa! Just combine one cup of chunked pineapple (fresh or canned) with 1/2 a jalapeno finely chopped, fresh lime juice, salt & pepper to taste! 
  • Teriyaki Burgers - Brush your burgers with teriyaki sauce while you're cooking them. Once they're grilled, brush on some extra sauce and top with thinly sliced scallions and finely shredded green cabbage. Finish off the combination by spreading Japanese-style mayo on the buns. 
  • Cajun Burgers - Mix small cubes of andouille sausage with the beef before forming patties to grill. Create a remoulade sauce by combining mayo, ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, parsley, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, horseradish and garlic. Top your grilled burgers with the remoulade, grilled peppers and onions, thinly sliced celery and blue cheese crumbles!    


The other popular entree to throw on the grill is hotdogs! While a hotdog with ketchup may be the kids' favorite, the adults may want to try one of these interesting options:

  • BLT Hotdogs - Combine two amazing classics: your grilled hot dog with a BLT! Top your dog with crispy bacon crumbles, fresh tomato chunks and crunchy lettuce, dressed with a creamy mayo or ranch sauce. 
  • Cheddar Apple Hotdogs - Saute up some apples with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Place your grilled hotdogs in pretzel buns and then sprinkle with cheddar cheese, followed by the caramelized apples! 
  • Pizza Dog - Add an Italian flair to your hotdog by topping it with marinara sauce, melted fresh mozzerella and fresh basil. 

Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is a great option for a 4th of July side dish! Try one of these twists for a unique flavor at your BBQ this weekend:

  • Mexican Style Corn - Sprinkle your grilled corn with crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese and cayenne pepper. Serve with lime wedges! 
  • Lemon-Garlic Glazed Corn - Create the lemon-garlic glaze by combining butter, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper in a small pan. Pour your glaze over the grilled corn and serve! 
  • Peppered Corn - Rub garlic butter over your corn on the cob, wrap the corn with bacon slices, securing it with a toothpick. Once grilled, top it with some sauteed minced jalapeno peppers. 


While some people will enjoy a simple juicy slice of watermelon, others may find one of these watermelon recipes intriguing: 
  • Watermelon & Arugula Salad - Toss cubed watermelon with some red onion and arugula, using a mixture of orange juice, lime juice and raspberry vinegar for the dressing. Top with shredded ricotta salata and walnuts! 
  • Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt Sauce - Cut the watermelon in triangles, drizzle with olive oil and place on the grill until nicely charred, about 1 minute per side. Mix greek yogurt with lemon juice, white wine vinegar, thyme and olive oil to create a nice yogurt sauce to dollop on top of the grilled watermelon. Lastly, top it with a small mint leaf.  
  • Watermelon Skewers - Toss cherry tomatoes, cubed watermelon and feta cheese in the marinade. Cover and chill for an hour. Then thread the skewers alternating tomato, watermelon, feta. Drizzle with remaining marinade. Either serve immediately or throw on the grill for a minute to give it some extra flavor (be careful not to let the cheese cook off.) 

Summerset Inn Resort hopes you have an amazing 4th of July Weekend! Whether you're spending it at home or here with us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you enjoy some of these recipes at your holiday parties this weekend. If you're wanting to take a vacation soon, give our Lake of the Ozarks resort a call at 573-348-5073 to make your reservations! We hope to see you soon!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, June 23, 2017

What Our Guests are Saying About Summerset Inn Resort

If you're in search of the perfect place to stay at the Lake this summer, you've found it at Summerset Inn Resort! Summerset is the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, but don't just take our word for it. Keep reading to see what our fans are saying about the resort and their stay with us!

Customer Testimonials 

"Loved it. It was nice and quiet really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely go back."

"Very awesome place. Stayed in their apartment rental and it was very clean and had the best view anyone could ask for. Got away on a girl's weekend and this place was the best. Price was great and the people are very friendly...highly recommend this place to anyone." 

"Very clean, great access and views to the lake, spacious units and reasonably priced! We love this place!" 

"Great place at the Lake of the Ozarks! Definitely stay again! Friendly and helpful staff! Close to shopping. Quiet cove!" 

"My husband and I chose to spend our 17th anniversary @Summerset. It was wonderful. Great service, clean and spacious room, wonderful view of the lake, perfect tranquil areas to sit and enjoy the sunset from the lakeside of from our room. So much value and not ridiculously priced like area "Resorts"."

"Amazing place!! Amazing staff!! My family LOVED it!" 

"Great place to spend a vacation. Great pool, fishing and great rooms." 

"I loved my stay here. The entire property was very clean and the staff was warm and welcoming. The location is great and the rates are beyond reasonable. We had so much space in our room. Very highly recommended! I used to spend every summer at the Lake as a child and now that I am an adult, I wouldn't stay anywhere else."

"We love this place and have been coming here for years!!" 

"Best stay ever!!! A very nice place to go on vacation! I only stayed for one day but I wish I could have stayed for least a week. I went on a couples trip and it was excellent. The room was very clean and organized and the front desk clerk was very nice I loved the pool and patio area. The lakeview was wonderful. The price was amazing!"

"This place is awesome! This is the second time we have stayed at the Summerset Inn, and will never stay anywhere else at the lake. We have stayed in the Master Suite and the King Suite, and loved both of them. You will never find rooms that are cleaner or a place that is more kept up. We just can't say enough about this place. The people are so friendly and make us feel so at home. They also have a wonderful pool/deck area."

With all these great reviews, why wouldn't you want to stay at our Lake of the Ozarks resort this summer? Book your reservations today by calling 573-348-5073. From efficiency rooms to large condo-like accommodations, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. See you soon at Summerset Inn

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Friday, June 16, 2017

15 Father's Day Fun Facts

The year is nearly halfway over already, and Father's Day is upon us. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort offers some fun facts about the dads and the holiday that celebrates them. How many of these Father's Day fun facts did you already know? Share them with your family this weekend and see how much they know as well.


1. According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 70.1 million dads in the United States.

2. According to the Greeting Card Association, Father's Day is the fourth-biggest day for sending greeting cards, after Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. 72 million cards are given each year.

3. More than 1/3 of Father's Day cards are funny in nature.

4. Father's Day is the busiest day of the year for phone calls, even over Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

5. Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in over 50 countries around the world.

6. In Germany, Father's Day is celebrated by men hiking with hand-pulled wagons filled with beer.

7. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is credited with starting Father's Day after hearing a sermon on Mother's Day. She wanted to honor her father who raised 6 children on his own.

8. The first Father's Day celebration was said to be on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.

9. Many attempts to make Father's Day an official holiday were shot down, as it was viewed as another commercialized holiday scam to boost sales. Many fathers felt that the holiday was emasculating, and some disliked the idea of children showering their fathers with presents likely bought with the father's own money.

10. In 1966, Lyndon Johnson finally made an official proclamation that Father's Day would be recognized on the third Sunday of June.

11. It wasn't until 1972 though, that President Nixon finally signed it into law and Father's Day became a permanent national holiday in the United States.

12. The necktie is consistently the most popular gift to give dads on Father's Day.

13. Hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers are also at the top of the list of most popular Father's Day gifts in the United States.

14. Female shoppers spend roughly 50% more than men on gifts for their dad.

15. There are now more than 214,000 stay-at-home dads.

Happy Father's Day from Summerset Inn Resort! If you're looking for something fun to do with dad this summer, bring him to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. There are so many family-fun activities happening all season long that you can participate in with dear old dad. Book your reservations at the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks today by calling 573-348-5073!

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Events at Lake of the Ozarks You Don't Want to Miss

Summer at the Lake of the Ozarks is well underway, and all your favorite annual events will be here before you know it! Today's blog focuses on some of the big upcoming events at the Lake of the Ozarks that you won't want to miss! Choose your favorites and book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks resort now!

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The Canine Cannonball: June 16-18

One of the best family events at the Lake of the Ozarks, Canine Cannonball will be held at Dog Days again this summer - and admission is free! Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve at this event. For more info, please visit:

Support Our Troops Poker Run: June 23 

The Support Our Troops Poker Run is one the best summer charity events at the Lake of the Ozarks! See all the big boats gather at Lake of the Ozarks for this fun-filled poker run! All proceeds from the event will go to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. For more info, please visit:

Independence Day Weekend: June 30 - July 4

The no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks! From family-fun festivities to fireworks over the Lake, there's something for people of all ages to enjoy. Old Kinderhook will be hosting their annual Fun Fest on Friday, June 30 and Windermere is planning another Freedom Celebration over the holiday weekend as well. For a complete list of where to go to watch firework displays, visit:

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Aquapalooza: July 15 

The Lake of the Ozarks' largest family boating event is back for another great year at Dog Days! Get your boat ready for this all-day on the water party at the 19 mm featuring awesome live music. The music will start at Noon, but get there early to find a place to park your boat! For more info, please visit:

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop: August 5 

Enjoy playing in the family fun zone with all types of kids games, inflatables, face decorating, dunking booth and more! Wrist bands for unlimited activities in the fun zone are $5 each. Then watch thousands of rubber duckies drop from a helicopter and off the back of boats to race on the Osage River to see who wins $5,000 cash! For more info, please visit:

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival: August 19 

Easily one of Missouri's most recognizable summer festivals, the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19th from 2-5pm. Wineries and breweries from across the state provide samples to guests, along with vendors and restaurants from the Lake Ozark area. There's also live entertainment throughout the event. Tickets are $15 each. For more info, please visit:

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Lake of the Ozarks Shootout: August 26-27

The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators, will take place at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM. The event will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations! Fore more information, please visit:

If you haven't already, now's the time for you to book your reservations at Summerset Inn for these great summer events. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 today. There's no better place to stay this season than our family-friendly, waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks! See you soon!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, June 2, 2017

4 Benefits of Staying at Summerset Inn Resort

Planning a lake vacation? Aside from choosing the destination, you'll have to decide on accommodations. Our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to stay! Today's blog offers 4 of the benefits of choosing to stay at Summerset Inn Resort in Osage Beach.

1. Centrally Located

Whether you're visiting the Lake of the Ozarks to spend time on the water, get some shopping done or enjoy some entertainment and attractions, Summerset Inn is the place to stay. Our resort is centrally located in the heart of Osage Beach, making it easy to get wherever you need to go! We're also within walking distance of one of the best waterfront restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks, Dog Days Bar & Grill.

2. On the Water

Who doesn't love waking up to a beautiful view of the sun rising over the Lake? Our Lake of the Ozarks resort sits right on the water's edge. Not only are the views breathtaking, but the ease of water access makes this a great place for boaters to stay. We have boat slip rentals so you can easily get ready for a day on the water and hop on your boat right here at our resort. End your day sitting outside watching the gorgeous sunsets over the water!

3. Variety of Accommodations

No matter the size of your group, we've got the perfect Lake of the Ozarks accommodations for you! From one bedroom units up to 5 bedroom condo-like units, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. If you're here for a romantic couples retreat, check out the Captain's Suite. Bringing the kids with you for a weekend of family fun? Try one of our family apartments. For a large group, our Captain's Quarters offers sleeping arrangements for up to 8 people! Check out the Villas at Summerset Inn Resort for a more cozy, home away from home feel.

4. Awesome Amenities

Summerset Inn Resort offers fun for the entire family! Take a dip in our lakeside pool or soak up some sun on the large deck. We also have a kiddy pool for the little ones. We even have a WiFi hotspot at the pool! Gather with friends and family for a cookout in our BBQ area. Most of our units offer a kitchen or kitchenette, so you're able to prepare meals right here at the resort. This can cut down on expenses by avoiding eating out every meal during your vacation. The private decks on our units are great for enjoying your morning coffee and taking in the views.

Book your reservations at Summerset Inn today by calling 573-348-5073! When you choose to stay with us, you'll discover one of the most family-friendly resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here, great friends make great memories. See you soon at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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