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

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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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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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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

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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:


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!

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

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