Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Join us as bright yellow rubber duckies are dropped by helicopter over the Osage River for the 7th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop! The 2015 event is sure to be better than ever, and this is one event you don't want to miss! Make a mini vacation out of it and come on down for a family-fun weekend getaway at the Lake of the OzarksYour Lake Vacation has all the details right here for you:

FRIDAY - Duck Drop Golf Tournament 

Sign up online now for this one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament! We're calling all of our guests and owners who love to play golf at the Lake of the Ozarks to join us this weekend for the 3rd Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament. With a new quacky "twist" this year, your golf game will be tested with crazy holes & fun obstacles placed around the course. This 4 person scramble, with a ladies flight this year, will have an 8:30 shotgun start. Registration with a hot breakfast is at 7 am. Get more information and register online here: http://www.greatdamduckdrop.com/duck-drop-golf-tournament.html#golf.

$125 Entry Fee Includes:
  • 10 Duck Drop Tickets ($50 value) for the Duck Drop event on August 2 at Noon. Chance to win $5,000, plus 7 other winners. 
  • Breakfast at the Cove prior to the tournament. 
  • Admission to the awards party at Savannah Grille immediately following the golf tournament. Appetizers are included and a cash bar is available. 
  • Tournament Goody Bag 
Golf Tournament Prizes: 
  • 3 Flights with Top 3 Teams in each flight receiving prizes + Ladies flight this year! 
  • Hole in One contest for CASH by Spieler's Inc. 
  • $5,000 Putting Contest by Ellerman Construction
  • Clostest to the pin and long drive contests. 
  • Other on course contests and special events. 

SATURDAY - Family Fun Zone

Join us for some family fun while we wait for the ducks to drop! The Family Fun Zone opens at 10 am on Saturday morning. Children of all ages can enjoy games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies! Fun Zone wrist bands are $5 per child and include all Fun Zone events, games and prizes. You can also purchase Duck Drop tickets for $5 each at the Fun Zone until 11 am for your chance to win $5,000 or 1 of 7 other prizes!

Fun Zone Activities: 
  • Games & Prizes 
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations
  • Dance Demonstrations
  • Live DJ
  • Great Food
  • Duck Ticket Sales (Ends at 11 am) 


The helicopter will arrive at noon and the ducks will fly! The first 8 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5,000 cash prize and a $1,000 cash prize. You can walk to the viewing area from the Family Fun Zone. The BEST viewing area is just past the Dam Bait shop on the shoreline at the Campground. Winners will be announced at the Family Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7. You do not need to be present to win! All funds raised remain local & are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization.

2015 Duck Drop Prizes: 
  • 1st Place - $5,000 Cash
  • 2nd Place - $1,000 Cash
  • 3rd Place - $500 Hy-Vee Grocery Card
  • 4th Place - $250 Paul's Supermarket Card 
  • 5th Place - $250 Rental from Glencove Marina
  • 6th Place - $50 Panera Bread Gift Card 
  • 7th Place - $50 Panera Bread Gift Card 
  • 8th Place - $50 Andy's Frozen Custard Gift Card 

Charity events like these are just one of the many reasons owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks is so great! You can come down here anytime you want and be a part of this wonderful community. Plus, when you're not here, you can rent out your Lake of the Ozarks waterfront home or condo to help offset the cost of upkeep or maybe even make some extra cash. Contact us today at 573-365-3367 for more information on our property management services at the Lake of the Ozarks!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Monday, July 20, 2015

National Vacation Rental Month

July is National Vacation Rental Month! Vacation rentals are great options for families or groups of friends, providing all the comforts of home. Why would you stay in a hotel when you could have plenty of space to spread out, a place to cook meals, many rooms and more for close to the same price? Whether you're a vacationer or someone who owns a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, this is the month to talk to us about what Your Lake Vacation can do for you!


With July already well underway, there's a limited amount of time to take that family vacation before the kids head back to school. Now is the time to get your vacation planned with the help of our staff. Not only can we help you find the perfect accommodations, we can help you with renting a boat or jet skis, setting up a golf package, suggesting the best places to eat and more! We are committed to making your Lake of the Ozarks vacation a truly memorable experience. Contact us at 573-365-3367 to book your reservations today!

Second Homeowners

Now is the time to consider putting your home on our rental program! We are halfway through the season, making now a great time to analyze how much you've actually used your vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're only coming down a couple times during the summer months, you're home could be a great candidate for our vacation rental program. We can come out, take a look at your property and give you an estimate on how much you could potentially make through renting your home. We'll make suggestions on improvements to help your home rent better and the best part is, you have someone looking after your home while you're away. Depending on where your permanent residence is, it might be nice to have someone else taking care of the maintenance of your home and keeping an eye out for you. Contact our Lake of the Ozarks property management company at 573-365-3367 about putting your home on our program today!

Since 1986, we've helped thousands of guests from all across the country with their vacation planning. In fact we have served more than 10,000 guests staying a total of more than 40,000 nights in the past 25 years. We are dedicated to providing visitors an exceptional vacation experience in one of the many private homes or condos at the Lake of the Ozarks that the company manages. For more information on our property management services, give us a call at 573-365-3367!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lake of the Ozarks' Largest Family Boating Event is Back!

Dog Days Bar & Grill will be hosting Aquapalooza 2015 this Saturday, July 18. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers are inviting all boaters to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep the entire family entertained all day long! It's the perfect reason for a weekend getaway at Lake of the Ozarks! Check out this year's band lineup below:

State Line Drive 

State Line Drive is made up of twin brothers Mason and Micah Marrs and Jordan and Joel Mills from Kansas City and Jacob Filer from Harrisonville, MO.

Disco Dick & The Mirror Balls...bring the 70's back to life in three sets of the bestdance music ever unleashed. With a "Tingue-in-cheek" approach, the band declares it's allegiance to the boogie lifestyle with such mega-grooves as "Shake Your Booty", "Love Rollercoaster" and "Superfreak". Their efforts have gained for them enormous popularity in a relatively short period of time. They're hot...and your audience will know it before the first songs is done.

Double Vision, A Tribute to Foreigner

The Midwest's premier tribute to the music of Foreigner features members from three long time favorite Kansas City bands - Vandelyn Kross, Monkey Finger and London Drive. 

Members Only Band

Members Only is the nation's premier 80's tribute band, playing your favorite hair and pop classics from the decade that gave us the Rubik's Cube, Atari, and feathered bangs!  Members Only has been playing regionally since the "Summer of 69" (no wait, 2008) with experienced musicians Brent Thornton on lead vocals, Jeremiah Sharp on bass guitar, Will "The Prodigy" Clark on the keys, Seth Jaeger and Zach McClease playing guitar, and Justin Gabossi keeping the beat on the drums. With a high energy show and songs you know and love, Members Only is guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along all night!

Be sure to book your rental condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact us at 573-365-3367 for availability and pricing. We would love to have you stay with us during this fun filled weekend at the Lake. Our staff is here to help you plan the perfect vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, to make memories that will last a lifetime!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Packing Tips for Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation

So you've booked that Lake of the Ozarks vacation you've been dreaming of and now it's time to pack! The question now is, what do I need to bring? One of the great things about staying in one of our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront condos or homes is that they come fully furnished and ready to use! Linens, towels and basic kitchen items are provided in all of our accommodations. A starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels and soap are also provided, but for extended stays you'll want to bring extra. Here's a list of things you'll definitely want to make sure and pack when vacationing at the Lake!

Clothing and Footwear

While it may seem like a swimsuit and hat are the only clothing items you need to enjoy a day at the Lake, be sure to pack both cool and hot weather clothes. If you choose to go out on the boat in the evening, the breeze over the water might be kind of chilly. You'll want a hoodie or light jacket to throw over your swimwear. In addition to your flip flops, be sure to pack some tennis shoes or boots for hiking, and don't forget the socks. The Lake of the Ozarks has beautiful trails throughout the State Park and you'll want to make sure and visit the castle ruins at Ha Ha Tonka as well.

Kitchen Items

Each home or condo will have a coffee pot and toaster available for your use. However, you will want to bring your own coffee and maybe some extra coffee filters. Basic cooking utensils, pots, pans and dinnerware are also provided. While a roll of paper towels is provided, you may want to bring extra if you plan on cooking a lot. Dish soap and dishwasher tablets are provided. There will be two trash bags per trash can, so you may want to bring a few extra if you think you'll have a lot of trash during your stay.


Be sure to pack shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, toothbrush, toothpaste and any other personal care items you may need while on vacation. When vacationing at the Lake, you'll probably want to include sunscreen, bug spray and maybe some aloe vera gel or lotion. A starter supply of toilet paper and bar soaps are provided. However, you're likely to need additional toilet paper, unless you're only staying for 2 nights.

Beverages and Snacks

While a day at the Lake for you may consist of kicking back on the boat and having a few beers, you don't want to get dehydrated. In addition to your tasty beverages, be sure to pack plenty of bottled water! Depending on how long you plan on being out on the water, you'll want to make sure you have snacks too, especially if you have kiddos. Some popular lake snacks include chips, crackers and grapes. If you're going to be gone all day, sandwiches make a great on-the-go lunch; all you need is some bread, cheese, lunch meat and maybe some mayo or mustard.

Water Toys 

While you may want to get some good ole exercise by swimming, you'll want to make sure you have some floaties. From inflatable tubes to foam noodles, having something ready for when you get tired of treading water is important. If you're going out on a boat or jet ski, you'll need to make sure everyone has a life jacket as well. They will probably be provided for you if you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Tubes, water skiis and kneeboards are also great water toys to have at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't have your own, there are lots of places you can rent them from!

Other Items

Coolers full of ice and koozies to keep your drinks cold are two must haves for a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! There's nothing like a cold, refreshing drink in the sun. You'll also want to make sure to pack some sunglasses, preferably a cheap pair in case you loose them in the lake. While bath towels are provided, you'll want to bring your own beach towels to use at the pool, swim docks and out on the boat. As with any vacation, don't forget your chargers for all your electronics!

Don't worry if you forget something...the Lake of the Ozarks isn't on some deserted island. There's a Wal-Mart in the middle of town, as well as several other grocery and convenient stores around. For any questions regarding what is available in the specific condo or home you've reserved, give us a call at 573-365-3367. At Your Lake Vacation, we're committed to making your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental experience truly memorable!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July from Your Lake Vacation!

The big holiday weekend we've been preparing for is finally here! While the rain may have thrown a wrench in some plans, it's not going to stop us from having a great holiday weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! To kick off the festivities, Your Lake Vacation has thrown together some interesting facts and statistics about the 4th of July!

4th of July Fun Facts

1. In 2014, $247.1 million is fireworks was imported from China. This represents the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($257.8 million). 

2. The word "liberty" is found in 59 counties and census places across the United States. Pennsylvania has more of these places than any other state with 11. 

3. In 1776, the population of the 13 colonies was around 2.5 million. Today, there is an estimated United States population of 321.2 million. 

4. On the 4th of July this year, 63% of the U.S. population will attend a fireworks show, while 80% will attend a barbecue, picnic or cookout. 

5. The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island began in 1916. The record is 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes! 

6. On the 4th of July each year, Americans eat roughly 150 million hot dogs. 

7. More than 14,000 4th of July fireworks displays explode across the nation each year. 

8. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show in New York City is the largest in the country, using more than 70,000 pounds of fireworks!  

9. There is almost a 33% probability that the hot dog you eat this 4th of July came from Iowa. Nearly 1/3 of all hogs and pigs are from Iowa. 

10. Aside from hot dogs, other popular food sales for the 4th of July include $107 million worth of popsicles and $167 million worth of watermelon. 

4th of July at Lake of the Ozarks

Fireworks at Captain Ron's
July 3rd from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm 
View by water at the 34.5 MM

Old Kinderhook Fun Fest 
Friday at 5:00 pm with Fireworks at Dusk 
View by water at the 12 MM of the Big Niangua

Freedom Celebration at Windermere
Friday All Day with Fireworks at 9 pm 
View by water at the 7 MM of the Big Niangua 

Fireworks at Bear Bottom Resort 
Saturday and Sunday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm 
View by water at the 13 MM

City of Eldon Fireworks - City Park 
Saturday at Dusk 

Freedom Fest at Sonlight Christian Fellowship
Saturday at 6 pm with Fireworks at 9:15 pm 

Fireworks at Lake Valley Country Club 
Saturday at Dusk 

Fireworks at Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat
Saturday Entertainment at 7 pm with Fireworks at Dusk 

The Lodge of Four Seasons BBQ & Carnival
Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm
View by water at the 13 MM

Tan-Tar-A Resort Fireworks 
Saturday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm 
View by water at the 26 MM

Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental office will be open all weekend to answer your questions! Give us a call or swing by for information about what is going on at the Lake this weekend! There will be fireworks and live music all across the area. Let us know how we can help you make memories this holiday weekend! 

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076