Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August Happenings at the Lake of the Ozarks

August is here and it's time to start planning your end of summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. Our family-friendly resort in Osage Beach is here to provide a fun place for your family to stay when you visit the lake. As you plan out your summer vacation, don't miss these fun events taking place throughout the next month. Check out the details and book your stay at Summerset Inn today!

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The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Aug 03, 2019
Below Bagnell Dam
Bring the kids of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the dam for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food, and lots of prizes and goodies! Stick around and watch the ducks fly and race to the finish line to see who wins the grand prize. If you've never been, this unique event is a must-attend outing the entire family can enjoy!

Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off

Aug 02, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019
Laurie Fairgrounds
Come out to the Laurie Fairgrounds for a fun-filled two day! Entry into the cook-off includes Friday and Saturday nights. If you have never been to this event, you are missing what is known as one of the most fun and delicious events in Mid-Missouri.

National Night Out

Aug 06, 2019
Osage Beach City Park
National Night Out has been celebrated in our community since 2013. It is celebrated the first Tuesday in August from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the City Park on Hatchery Rd. During this time, members from the Osage Beach Police Department, neighboring agencies, and citizens of Osage Beach and surrounding areas gather to celebrate "America's Night out against Crime"! 

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Hot Summer Nights - Since 1969!

Aug 09, 2019
Bagnell Dam Strip
Hot Summer Nights, a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark. 6:00 - 11:00 pm (rain or shine). Free admission and participation. 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.

Annual Mini Shootout

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Ha Ha Tonka Springs Cove
The Mini-Shootout is where remote-control boats a fraction of the size of powerboats race at speeds in the triple digits! These races are thrilling to watch as the machines go faster than many of the big boats ten times their size at the Shootout!

31st Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Captain Ron's
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations! 

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Now that you know what events are coming up this month, you're ready to book your accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't wait and reserve your stay today! We can't wait to help you and your family make new memories this summer. Contact Summerset Inn Resort & Villas today to book your stay!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Schedule your End of Summer Getaway Today!

It's sad to think about but as we near the end of July, summer is wrapping up. Now's the perfect time to squeeze in those last minute family vacations to the Lake of the Ozarks! Our family-friendly resort in Osage Beach is the ideal place for your next getaway. Clear a week for a family vacation you'll remember for years to come. Summerset Inn Resort & Villas is the perfect place to stay during your upcoming getaway. Learn why below:

When choosing Summerset for your vacation, you're moving up to one of the finest small resorts on the Lake of the Ozarks. We're proud to be the place where great friends make great memories!

When you arrive at Summerset, you'll discover one of the most family-friendly resorts at the lake.  Accommodations include one, two, three, and five bedroom units. With several different suites that are perfect for a romantic getaway or the Villas at Summerset offering “second home” spaciousness in a condominium format, we have something that the entire family will enjoy.

Resort units are designed to make your stay enjoyable, no matter how long you are here; from efficiency units to large family rooms with up to five bedrooms.

Lakefront swimming pool, kid's pool, and large deck area for lounging and socializing.

Barbeque areas are great for gathering with family and friends.

A WIFI hotspot is located at the pool for you to browse the web while sitting poolside!

Our resort is located in the "Heart" of the Lake area, beautiful Osage Beach, Missouri. While staying here you are only a short distance from several fine restaurants, a variety of golf courses, shopping - outlet or boutiques, caves, amusements, night-time entertainment, and activities for children.

On the 19 mile marker of the Lake in Darby Cove, near the Grand Glaize Bridge, yet protected from rough water of the main channel, boat slips of varying sizes are available.

We know those school schedules are filling up and your kids will be busy in no time. That's why now's the perfect time to enjoy those last few weeks of family time this summer. Why not enjoy the time with your loved ones on a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks? We know you and your crew can make lasting memories in the area and Summerset Inn is the best place to stay while you're in town. From a convenient location to on-site amenities, you can truly enjoy a week long vacation with your family in style with us!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Family-Friendly Activities Only Minutes Away From Our Resort

The dog days of summer are here and the lake is filled with fun things to do. Come visit us at Summerset Inn located at the Lake of the Ozarks for fun family-friendly activities both on site and in the surrounding area. For a relaxing day, cool off in our lakeside pool or hang out on our patio that’s complete with BBQ grills. If you’re looking for something that’s a little more high energy, Summerset Inn is in a convenient location that boosts a large variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Next time you’re visiting us at the lake, make sure to check out these family-friendly activities.

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If you’re looking to get out of the sun for a bit, go shopping for the day! Located only four minutes from the resort, The Landing on Main Street is a great place to check out. Complete with clothing boutiques, home d├ęcor shops, a candy shop, restaurants and a music hall, there’s something for everyone here. This isn’t the only shopping in the area though. The lake is filled with great places to shop. Also, make sure to check out Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace which offers over 80 shops. A visit to the lake wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down the Bagnell Dam Strip. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a souvenir to remember your time spent at the lake.


Whatever type of food you’re craving, the Lake of the Ozarks has it. Italian, Mexican, Seafood, American, Cajun, Asian, you name it, we have it! The lake offers a unique dining experience because you can either eat on land (with many restaurants boasting a view of the lake) or you can visit a lakeside restaurant. Summerset Inn is located on the 19-mile marker and provides 20 to 40-foot boat slips if you would like to bring your boat on vacation with you to check out some of the lakeside restaurants. If you’ve saved room for dessert, there are some yummy ice cream spots only a couple minutes away from the resort.

Mini Golfing

If you’re looking for a little more of a relaxing night, consider hitting the green (the mini golf green that is). Tucked into the hills of the lake, the mini golf courses offer fun themed adventure with a wide variety of golf holes. Some of these themes include: pirate, Western and safari. Adults—if you’re looking to hit the actual green, there are eight golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort.

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Go Karting

Ready, set, go! For a little friendly competition, check out one of the many go kart tracks at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are both indoor and outdoor tracks only minutes away from us. With many of the tracks offering both single and double karts, there’s an option for every age.


If you don’t have access to a boat, but would still love to spend some time on the water, you’re in luck! The lake offers day cruises, water taxis and charters. This is a great way to enjoy a day on the lake without the stress of bringing or renting a boat. Whether you’re planning a family outing or a day with friends, there’s a boat service at the lake to meet your needs.

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Come visit the Lake of the Ozarks for unforgettable family-friendly fun. From shopping to dining to go karts and more, there’s something at the lake for all ages. If you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit to the lake, look no further! Summerset Inn is an affordable lakeside resort that’s located near a large variety of activities. Call us today to book your next vacation!

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

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Enjoy a Picnic this July for National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month and the Lake of the Ozarks has a ton of great spots to enjoy a picnic with your family. If you're planning a family vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks this month, we think you may want to see this list of ideas to get out and have a fun picnic with your family. It's fun to eat out and experience new restaurants on vacation, but that can get pretty expensive. Pack an old fashion picnic and soak in the great outdoors for a meal with your family while on vacation. It's a fun way to experience something new and spend quality time with your loved ones. Don't forget, our family-friendly resort in Osage Beach is a great location for one of your picnics during your stay!

Celebrate National Picnic Month

Celebrating National Picnic Month is as simple as it sounds - just grab some food and head outside for a meal! Bring your favorite foods that can be eaten cold or get some food that can be prepared in the BBQ grill area at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort. Enjoy your picnic meal right here on-site and take in the beautiful view of the water or pack up and take it elsewhere. There are plenty of great places at the Lake of the Ozarks to host a picnic. The Lake area boasts some great outdoor areas for gathering and enjoying a picnic meal with family and friends.

Great Picnic Spots at the Lake of the Ozarks:
Ha Ha Tonka State Park - Located in Camdenton, the state park has a number of great picnic spots, as well as hiking trails for your family to enjoy. There's a ton of scenic and historic locations throughout the park, as well. Castle ruins, caves, springs, and water create a beautiful and adventurous place for the family to experience.

Bridal Cave - Located in Camdenton, this beautiful cave is a great place to cool off during the summer heat. The cave is a refreshing 60 degrees and guided tours create an educational and fun experience for your family. There are a few different picnic areas around the cave -- perfect for a summer meal!

Lake of the Ozarks State Park Recreational Area - Located in Osage Beach, only minutes from our resort, the State Park offers a few different picnic areas, as well as playgrounds for the kiddos to enjoy. There's lake access at the park, as well. Cast a line, play on the swingsets, and enjoy a yummy picnic with your family.

Willmore Lodge - Located in Lake Ozark, Willmore Lodge offers a fantastic historical experience. A museum is located at the lodge and a gazebo is located down on the water, great for a family picnic!

Bagnell Dam Scenic Overlook - Located in Lake Ozark, the scenic overlook gives you a bird's eye view of the Bagnell Dam. There are also some picnic tables and covered shelters making a great spot for a picnic with the family.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park - Located in Kaiser, the other side of the State Park offers just as much fun as the Osage Beach location. Swimming, fishing, playgrounds, and picnic spots are found all around the park. It's a fun place to spend time with your loved ones enjoying the great outdoors and a scrumptious meal together.

Our Lake of the Ozarks resort is another fantastic picnic spot! Our guests have access to grills if you're wanting to enjoy a bbq picnic. Otherwise, pack up your sandwiches and enjoy a family picnic anywhere on the property. We love watching families enjoy spending time with one another and connecting with nature. A picnic is a fantastic way to do just that!

Make new memories when you vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks this summer. The best family-friendly resort in Osage Beach is excited to help you and your loved ones spend time together and truly enjoy your getaway to the Lake. Contact Summerset Inn Resort & Villas today to book your week-long stay with us! We can't wait to see how much fun you have with your family this summer!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

11 Fun Facts About 4th of July

4th of July week is here and we're excited to kick off the long holiday weekend with our friends at Summerset Inn! If you're planning a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, you may want to keep these fun facts handy for your travels. Quiz your friends as you make your way to the Lake to help pass the time. It's the perfect way to gear up for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation!

Fun Facts About 4th of July:

Fun Fact #1 - The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1870.

Fun Fact #2 - Betsy Ross was believed to have sewn the first American flag.

Fun Fact #3 - The majority of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence were signed on August 2, 1776, not July 4th.

Fun Fact #4 - Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.

Fun Fact #5 - On the flag, the 50 stars represent our 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the first 13 colonies when our country was founded.

Fun Fact #6 - The first person to sign the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock. A signature is commonly known as a person's "John Hancock" and that's where the saying comes from.

Fun Fact #7 - New York City is home to the country's largest 4th of July celebration but we're pretty partial to our local celebrations at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fun Fact #8 - Our state capital was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before it was moved to Washington, DC. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell, among other historical artifacts from our nation's founding.

Fun Fact #9 - Roughly 15,000 4th of July celebrations take place throughout the United States.

Fun Fact #10 - Hot dogs are a popular 4th of July bbq treat and about 150 million of them are consumed on Independence Day.

Fun Fact #11 - Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe all passed away on the 4th of July. On a lighter note, Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4th.

Now that you have these fun facts under your belt, you're ready to celebrate America's Independence Day! While you have a blast this holiday weekend, you may be itching to get back to the Lake of the Ozarks. Our family-friendly resort in Osage Beach is the place to be! Our location is close to dining, shopping, and water recreation -- it truly is the place to be for a family vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today to book your stay at Summerset Inn Resort & Villas.

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

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