Friday, July 27, 2018

August Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

The month of July was full of amazing events for the whole family to enjoy, but the fun doesn't stop there! August is also jam-packed with concerts, golf tournaments, boat races and more! Keep reading to get an idea of what fun you can expect at the Lake of the Ozarks throughout the next month.

If you see something that interests you, be sure to book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks resort by calling 573-348-5073.

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The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop - August 3-4 

The 10th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will take place August 3-4. The golf tournament will take place on Friday, August 3rd at The Ridge golf course at the Lodge of Four Seasons. Then the Duck Drop and family-fun zone will be on Saturday, August 4th below the Dam. For more information, please visit:

Dirt Road Addiction Live in Concert - August 3-4

Dirt Road Addiction will be heading to the Horny Toad August 3-4. They'll be supplying the party, and all you need to do is bring yourself. The show starts at 8 pm and will continue through the night until 1 am.

Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off - August 3-4

Head over to the Laurie Fairgrounds for two fun-filled days during the Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off! Come and just checkout the event or enter the competition to show off you skills. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best tasting BBQ. There will also be a kid's contest. For more information, please visit:

The Lake Walk/Run for the Fallen - August 4

At 9 am on Saturday, August 4th, Lake of the Ozarks will be hosting the 10th annual walk/run to honor our American heroes. The event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted for the Flags for Freedom. The miles at this event will be pledged towards a national total of miles for all fallen service members. Learn more about the event here:

National C.O.P.S. Golf Tournament FORE Survivors - August 5 

Head over to Old Kinderhook on Sunday, August 5th for this 4-person scramble golf tournament to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors' Hands-On Programs. C.O.P.S. has been serving families and co-workers of America's fallen law enforcement officers for more than 30 years. Please consider attending this golf tournament, dinner and silent auction to support a great cause. For more details, please visit:

Trixie Delight Live in Concert - August 10-11

Hop on over to the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex for Trixie Delight! Take all your favorite bands from the 70's, 80's, 90's and now, and then have them play your favorite songs, all on one stage, all in one night! The concert will start at 8 pm and run until 1 am.

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Hot Summer Nights - August 10 

Hot Summer Nights is back again! This classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark will run from 6-11 pm, rain or shine! Admission and participation is 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!

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival - August 11 

The 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 2-5 pm at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Wineries and breweries from across the state provide samples to guests, along with vendors and restaurants from the Lake of the Ozarks area. There's also live entertainment throughout the event.

Big Head Todd and The Monsters & Los Lobos Live in Concert - August 11 

Ozarks Amphitheater proudly presents Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Los Lobos on Saturday, August 11. Doors open at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm. The Ozarks Amphitheater was recently voted #5 of the Best Live Music Venues in Missouri.

Dance Floor Riot Live in Concert - August 17-18

Hop on over to the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex for another weekend of quality live music. Dance Floor Riot is one of St. Louis' hottest acts. The concert will start at 8 pm and run through 1 am.

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30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout - August 18-26

The event everyone's been waiting for is upon us! The Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will be held at Captain Ron's on August 25-26, with a week full of events leading up to those races. This is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations. Find the schedule of events here:

Supercat Fest with The Dave Baker Band - August 24-25 

Supercat Fest is a gathering of the fastest, most exotic offshore marine hardware in the world. Head over to the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex August 24-25 for this incredible event and be in the middle of all the action as Dave Bake Band takes the stage at 8 pm.

Wynonna & The Big Noise Live in Concert - August 25 

Wynonna & The Big Noise will be at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard on August 25th at 8 pm. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 33-year career.

Come stay with us at Summerset Inn Resort this August and participate in a variety of these great events, as well as enjoying the beautiful Lake. Make your reservations today by calling 573-348-5073. Our Lake of the Ozarks accommodations range from 1-5 bedrooms, so we've got something for any size group. We hope to see you soon at our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Celebrate National Picnic Month at Summerset Inn Resort

July is National Picnic Month! When the weather gets warm, the outdoors are calling for families to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. There's no better way to celebrate summer than with a meal outdoors. National Picnic Month encourages people to get out and celebrate the warm summer days, and find your love and wonder of the outdoors again while enjoying some great food. Keep reading to learn more about National Picnic Month and how you can celebrate at Summerset Inn!

History of National Picnic Month 

Throughout the recorded history of civilization, there's always been something special about leaving the confines of your home to enjoy a meal outdoors. When summer finally rolls around, we're eager to get outside after being cooped up indoors all winter long. The word "picnic" is thought to have first been used by Tony Willis in 1692. From a simple family gathering to a peaceful protest in the Pan-European Picnic, picnics have been used for a variety of things throughout the centuries. Fun Fact: The most notable, and largest, picnic ever held celebrated the millennium’s first Bastille Day in 2000, and it spanned 600 miles, crossing France from coast to coast.

Perfect Picnic Tips

Whether you're packing food into a picnic basket or cooking up some food on the grill, a picnic is best shared with family and friends. When planning your picnic, keep the following tips in mind for a successful meal outdoors that  everyone will enjoy.
  1. Keep It Simple - When eating outdoors, you don't need to get too fancy with the food. Keep things simple so it's easy to carry to your picnic spot.
  2. Avoid Fragile Items - Ice cream, sticky puddings, pies and cakes are best left for indoor parties. Consider cookies and watermelon for dessert, as they are easier to carry and to eat. 
  3. Forget About Courses - It's a picnic. Throw all the food on the picnic table or blanket and let everyone dig in. 
  4. Keep Food Cool - Use a cooler to keep foods the proper temperature until they are ready to cook or consume. You want to avoid any risk of food poisoning. 
  5. Bring Cleanup Supplies - Don't forget to bring a garbage bag and paper towels to clean up after your picnic. 
  6. Use the Grill Properly - There's nothing like the taste of a burger fresh off a charcoal grill. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time for it to heat up before you prepare the food. 
  7. Keep the Bugs Away - The only bad thing about picnics is the bugs! Be sure to keep your food and drinks covered, and bring some bug spray and citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay. 

Picnics at Summerset Inn Resort 

There's no better place to enjoy a picnic than by the water's edge. At our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, we offer a BBQ area that's great for gathering with family and friends. Take in the views of the Lake while you throw some food on the grill, and then enjoy it at one of our picnic tables! You might even make some new friends in fellow guests staying at the resort.

If you don't already have plans to stay with us this summer, book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks resort today by calling 573-348-5073. From a relaxing family gathering by the water to a day on the Lake, Summerset Inn Resort is the perfect place to stay for your summer vacation. It's central location puts you just minutes from shopping, golf and other area attractions. Come join us for a summer of fun!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The BEST Small Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks

When choosing accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks for your vacation, you've got a lot of choices. We're here to show you though, that there's no better place to stay than Summerset Inn Resort! When you choose to stay with us, you're enjoying the benefits of staying at the BEST small resort on the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn about all that our resort has to offer.

Resort Accommodations

Our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks offers family-friendly accommodations for any size group. Several different suites offer a place for a romantic getaway or space for a fun family vacation. Accommodations at the resort include one, two, three and five bedroom units. These resort units are designed to make your stay enjoyable, no matter how long your stay. From efficiency units up to large family rooms, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. Learn more about our resort units:

The Villas at Summerset Inn Resort

If you're looking for a place that feels even more like home, consider The Villas at Summerset Inn Resort. These condo-like accommodations offer a second-home spaciousness that the entire family will enjoy. There's room for everyone to spread out and have a relaxing vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Villas range from 2-4 bedrooms, and each one features a private, spacious deck to enjoy those great summer sunsets. Learn more about The Villas:

Summerset Inn Amenities 

When you stay at our Lake of the Ozarks resort, you can take advantage of all the amenities of a big resort without the crowds! Our lakefront swimming pool offers a place to cool off with a great view. There's even a kid's pool for the little ones to enjoy the water as well. The large deck area is perfect for lounging, sunbathing and socializing. We now have a WiFi hotspot at the pool, so you can easily stay connected if needed. The barbeque areas are great for gathering with family and friends for a tasty meal in the great outdoors. There's so much fun to be had right here at our resort! All types of water recreation is  awaiting your indulgence. From swimming and fishing to boating, floating and more, you can hit the water from right here at Summerset Inn Resort! Ask about renting a boat slip with your unit.

Nearby Attractions 

Summerset Inn Resort is conveniently and centrally located in the "Heart" of the Lake of the Ozarks area, in Osage Beach. While staying here, you are just a short distance from several fine dining restaurants, a variety of golf courses, shopping - either outlet or boutiques, caves, amusements, music and shows, mini golf, go-carts, horseback riding, nightlife and activities for children.

Summerset Inn has the reputation of being one of the finest family resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks! Come see what it's all about by booking your reservations with us today. Just give us a call at 573-348-5073. We hope to see you soon here at our resort on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Test Your Knowledge With This Independence Day Trivia

Independence Day, or more commonly the 4th of July, is upon us! Whether you're celebrating here at our Lake of the Ozarks resort with us or somewhere else, we hope you have a fun-filled day. Add to the fun with these trivia questions below.

Independence Day Trivia 

1. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? 

A. Thomas Jefferson
B. John Hancock
C. Benjamin Franklin
D. John Adams

2. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence? 

A. 13
B. 50
C. 56
D. 32

3. While we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th each year, the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on which date? 

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

4. Which founding father is rumored to have wanted our national bird to be a turkey instead of the bald eagle? 

A. Ben Franklin
B. George Washington
C. John Adams
D. Thomas Jefferson

5. Which of the following was NOT one of the original 13 colonies? 

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

6. In what year did Independence Day become an official federal holiday? 

A. 1776
B. 1777
C. 1820
D. 1870

7. Which United States President was born on July 4th? 

A. George Washington
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. William Howard Taft
D. Calvin Coolidge

8. How many United States Presidents have died on July 4th? 

A. 0
B. 5
C. 3
D. 2

9. How many stripes are on the American flag? 

A. 50
B. 13
C. 20
D. 42

10. How many stars are on the American flag? 

A. 50
B. 13
C. 25
D. 42

11. Where is the oldest 4th of July parade held? 

A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B. Bristol, Rhode Island
C. Washington D.C.
D. Cambridge, Massachusetts

12. Where and when did the very first 4th of July fireworks show take place? 

A. Philadelphia in 1777
B. Boston in 1776
C. New York in 1777
D. Richmond in 1797

13. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? 

A. Francis Scott Key
B. Katharine Lee Bates
C. Betsy Ross
D. Frances Bellamy

14. In what year was the Star Spangled Banner written? 

A. 1776
B. 1773
C. 1931
D. 1814

15. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? 

A. Francis Scott Key
B. Katharine Lee Bates
C. George M. Cohan
D. Frances Bellamy


1. B - John Hancock
2. C - 56
3. D - August 4, 1776
4. A - Ben Franklin
5. B - Vermont
6. D - 1870
7. D - Calvin Coolidge
8. C - 3
9. B - 13
10. A - 50
11. B - Bristol, Rhone Island
12. A - Philadelphia
13. A - Frances Scott Key
14. D - 1814
15. D - Frances Bellamy

Happy 4th of July from Summerset Inn Resort! If you didn't make it down to our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks for the holiday, there's still plenty of summer left! Book your reservations to stay with us this season by calling 573-348-5073 today. See you soon!

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