Golfing Lake of the Ozarks

Witch's Cove, this is one of the most challenging holes at the Lake of the Ozarks.

It is no secret that the Lake of the Ozarks has become a golfing destination.  There are many local courses that accommodate the needs of every level of play and budget. The great number of courses and natural beauty of the area lends itself to a golf vacation.  There is a golf course within ten minutes of nearly every area at the Lake of the Ozarks, but it’s not just a numbers game.  There are also some of the top courses in the Midwest.  The Cove, formally known as Robert Trent Jones, won the top golf course in 2010 the Midwest voted by AAA Midwest Traveler.  The second place course, Porto Cima, is also located here at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Those two are just a start the to list of courses at Lake of the Ozarks.  On your next vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, don’t forget your sticks. 

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

www.lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
3570 Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597
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Three Tips to Better Summer Boating

Lake of the Ozarks would not be what it is without boating.  The Lake Area has become a mecca over the last 75 years for exceptional boating, here are a few tips that will make your season more enjoyable on the water. 

 

  • One of the least enjoyable aspects of boating is keeping you vessel clean, especially in the spring and early summer when pollen is abundant.  One way that you can reduce your cleaning time and spend more time on the water is by waxing your boat.  Wax fills the tiny scratches and pores that collect and retain that green pollen.  A quick wipe will take pollen of easily on a waxed boat and will save time cleaning before you go out.  Also wax works well on glass windows, hatches and windshields.  Just apply as you would normally to your boat or car and wipe clean.  This will leave a streak free and very smooth surface that is much easier to wipe clean.  Be carefull not to get wax on any rubber seals or other materials because it can be very hard to get off.
  • Check all of your fluids and visible hoses.  Even though you probably recently had your boat de-winterized a quick run through and double-check is always a good idea and can save you an afternoon getting towed in and unnecessary work.
  • One item that is often overlooked and can cause a risk to yourself and other boaters are navigation lights.  Many people neglect to check these very necessary items and are unaware that they don’t work until it’s already dark.  Make a quick check of these during the day if you plan on being out after dark.  Keeping spare bulbs on hand is never a bad idea either, in an emergency a flash light with either a red or green cloth over the light can be a temporary fix for a burned out navigation light.

These simple tips can save a lot of time and hassle out on the water during your next vacation to Lake of the Ozarks.  Lake Ozark Vacation Properties can help you find the perfect place to relax in one our great properties after an enjoyable day on the Lake of the Ozarks.

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

www.lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
3570 Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597
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Entertaining at the Lake of the Ozarks

Chances are you didn’t rent a great vacation home or condo, or buy your own place here at Lake of the Ozarks to sit around by yourself.  One of the best things about any vacation property is being able to share the experience with friends.  If you’re planning on having  friends or family over for a meal and drinks here are a couple quick and easy tips that will make it easy and fun for everyone. 

  • Keep it Simple – You are on vacation to relax, don’t stress yourself out by picking an overly elaborate menu, or complicated dishes.  You don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen, make sure you can enjoy spending some time with family and friends.  You can also do this with the menu you plan on serving.  Some gatherings like bar-b-ques, and fish fries are social events in them self and allow the host to mix and entertain while cooking.
  • Plan Ahead -  This tip can save you a lot of stress and time.  Get a solid count of how many people you plan on having over.  Sometimes this will dictate the menu in itself.  A sit down, multi-course plated dinner party is tough for twenty people when you only have seating for ten.  Appetizers and tapas dishes are a great idea for a larger informal get together and most of the work can be finished ahead of time.  Doing as much of the preparation ahead of time as possible allows you to easily finish the meal and serve your guests. 
  • Don’t Forget the Beverages – Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to enjoy a beer, glass of wine, cocktail, or frozen drink.  Make sure you are sensitive to your guests, don’t have a party of one, offer plenty of non-alcoholic options and certainly encourage calling cabs if necessary.  Frozen drinks are a great way to cool off, and enjoy an afternoon.  They are also easily converted into non-alcoholic drinks that are something out of the ordinary and delicious.  Check out the recipe below for Strawberry – Mango Margaritas

Strawberry – Mango Margarita , this recipe is designed to be blended in a standard kitchen blender and will make approximately four,  10 oz drinks.

  • Fill blender with ice leaving 2. in of space at top.
  • 8oz. tequila of your choice
  • 4oz. triple-sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
  • 8oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed is the best
  • 4oz. orange juice
  • 8 – 10  strawberries
  • 1/2 of a mango
  • sugar (optional)
     

Blend until smooth, and fruit is mixed well.  If mix is too thick add water of orange juice as needed.  Garnish with citrus of your choice, or use mango.  Serve in salt or sugar rimmed glasses if desired. 

***repeat as needed***

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Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

www.lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
3570 Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597

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Sittin’ Plush with a Royal Flush, Aces Back to Back

This weekend there is an opportuinty to take your shot at the best poker hand on the Lake of the Ozarks.  No, this isn’t on a river boat, but there are boats involved.  This weekend is the 14th annual Spring Lake of the Ozarks Harbor Hop and Poker Run

The card game is simple, make your optional $15.00 donation and get your first card at that participating venue, visit other establishments on the map and collect a card at each, for a full hand of seven cards.  With over thirty participating local waterfront restaurants,  bars, shops, and gas docks there are plenty of opportunities to make a full hand in a day. 

So what happens when you get that royal flush with an ace kicker? Easy, you turn in your hand where you drew your last card to receive your prize by mail, they will be in the form of gift certificates.  There is also and option to buy an 8th card for your hand at the last stop.  So you’re like us and never win?  Also not a problem at this poker game, there are prizes given for the worst hand, and if you just want to keep going you can buy another hand to play, remember there are thirty-nine stops and all day to do it so why not.  Additional proceeds after prizes are given go the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau to fund this and other like promotions around the Lake Area. 
                                 

CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND LIST OF PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

 

As we have touched on before, the Lake of the Ozarks offers a host of vacation ideas during all the seasons, just because it’s not the 4th of July, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be boating and enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks.  Vacation season is every season here at the Lake of the Ozarks, please keep Lake Ozark Vacation Properties in mind when you’re planning your next vacation at Lake of the Ozarks.

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

www.lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
3570 Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597

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We’re Going to the Ozarks

“The Ozarks” has become shorthand for the Lake of the Ozarks, or the Lake Area to a lot of people, but actually the Ozarks is a geographic region encompassing parts of some four states, including Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Illinois.  This region is large and includes 50,000 square miles, primarily in Missouri, and the western quadrant of Arkansas.  The geologic features that define the area are some of the various reasons the region is so beautiful and diverse and are a source of its natural beauty. 

The karst topography of the Ozarks originates many of the dramatic and unique natural features such as the abundance of caves in the region, springs, sinkholes, natural bridges, and meandering rivers.  Karst topography is the result of millions of years of weathering, precipitation, and seepage through the primarily limestone, and sedimentary rock surface of the region.  As a result of this geographic process the Ozarks are home to thousands of caves and many beautiful examples are in Lake Area.  Bridal Cave, Jacobs Cave and Ozark Caverns are all within a short distance of each other and are open to the public.  Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Ha Ha Tonka State Park also offer dramatic scenery and easy access to many beautiful natural features of the Lake Area.  Both of these state parks offer quiet get aways within minutes of all the other amenities that make the Lake of the Ozarks a great destination. 

Don’t forget to take in some of this beautiful scenery on your next vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks.  Lake Ozark Vacation Properties can help you find your home base for your next adventure into the scenery of the Ozarks. 

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

www.lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
3570 Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597

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Classic Cars at the Lake of the Ozarks

This weekend, April 29th – 31st, The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 23rd annual Magic Dragon Street Meet and first annual GENERATION Next Magic Dragon show.  This is a must see for any car enthusiast.  The Magic Dragon Street Meet takes place on the Bagnell Dam Strip, where hundreds of classic and collectible cars cruise and park along the roadway.  GENERATION Next will be held at Prewitt’s Point shopping center and will feature modern custom tuner imports and domestics. 

There are a number of festivals, shows and other gatherings that make for great weekend get-aways for guests here at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Magic Dragon Street meet is one of the more unique and involved of these.  What makes this car show unique is that many of the cars will be open for viewing, driving down the strip making impromptu stops at locations around the Lake Area.  This isn’t a traditional showroom car show, its a car show right on the street where these beauties belong.  The addition of modern tuners to the meet will make an impact on an even more broad audience of car enthusiasts. 

This is a great opportunity to see some unbelievable cars cruising the streets at the Lake of the Ozarks.  This is just another event that makes spring at the Lake of the Ozarks the place to vacation in the Mid-West.  Check out Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Properties for deals on great vacation rentals for your stay this weekend.

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties
Lakeozarkvacationproperties.com
Highway 54 Suite 103
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 535-5028
1(800) 385-0597

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If I Enlist My Property in Lake Ozark Vacation Properties Rental Program Can I Still Use it?

Using your property when you want to is easy with Lake Ozark Vacation Properties.

“If my property is on a rental program how can I use it?”  Lake Ozark Vacation Properties gets this question quite often from potential owner clients.  The answer is simply, Yes.  One of the main goals of the Lake Ozark Vacation Properties is to create income while the owner is not using their property.  Lake Ozark Vacation Properties allows owners to reserve their property for dates up to one year in advance. 

It costs nothing for an owner to use their own property.  There is a cleaning fee this covers all normal use and allows Lake Ozark Vacation Properties to keep continuity in cleanliness.  Also, any guests at the discretion of the owner, such as close friends and family, can use the property when reserved at no rental charge, again a cleaning fee applies. 

A rental program from Lake Ozark Vacation Properties is flexible and geared toward the property owner who wants to get the most out of their property here at Lake of the Ozarks.  Owners should dispel the myth that once they rent their property they won’t be able to personally use it, it’s totally up to you and your schedule. Our real time online reservation system makes it simple for owners to do this up to a year in advance.  We encourage you to contact us and see how Lake Ozark Vacation Properties can maximize your return this season. 

See you at the Lake!

Lake Ozark Vacation Properties

3570 Highway 54 Suite 103

Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

(573) 535-5028

1(800) 385-0597

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