Friday, February 16, 2018

Book a Spring Golf Getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks

Spring is just around the corner, which means great golf weather! Now is the time to book a guys trip or couples getaway that you've been dreaming about. There's no better place for a golf getaway than the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn all about the golf that this area has to offer.


Golf at Lake of the Ozarks 


The Lake of the Ozarks area is home to more than a dozen golf courses and driving ranges. Enveloped in an amazing setting, Lake area courses challenge golfers at every skill level. Elevation changes, water features, rock outcrops and more have been built into these championship courses. Carved out of Missouri’s Ozark Hills, these courses feature beautiful tree-lined fairways and many courses overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks itself. The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's premier golf destination. Check out some of our favorite courses below:


Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rentals 


No matter what courses you want to play and what area of the Lake you want to stay, we've got a place for you! From one bedroom condos up to 5+ bedroom homes, our vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks can accommodate any size golf group. Need a separate bed for each golfer? No problem! We'll create a custom golf package that specifically meets the needs of your group. Let us know what courses you'd like to play and we'll take it from there. For all your Lake of the Ozarks vacation needs, we're here to help!


Book your spring golf getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks today! Call 573-365-3367 to make your reservations. We'll find you the perfect accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks and setup your tee times for you. For all your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental needs, we've got you covered!

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  

Friday, February 9, 2018

6 Romantic Things to Do at the Lake for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a few days away, but with it falling in the middle of the week, many couples are celebrating this weekend. Are you spending this holiday at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks? Here's a list of some romantic things you can do in the area:

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

1. Enjoy a Fancy Dinner Together. 


The Lake of the Ozarks may be known for it's waterfront bars and nightlife during the summer season, but there's no shortage of fine dining restaurants in the area. JB Hooks offers incredible seafood with a fabulous lake view. Baxter's Lakeside Grill is a local favorite featuring spectacular wines and amazing steaks. Other popular choices for a romantic dinner date include JJ's at the Copper Pot, Michael's Steak Chalet, HK's Steakhouse and J. Bruner's.


2. Take a Hike Through Ha Ha Tonka State Park. 


If you love hiking and nature, Ha Ha Tonka is the place for you to go! The castle ruins, along with the spring offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic hike. Breathtaking scenery combined with old architecture make Ha Ha Tonka one of Missouri's most treasured parks. There's no better place to stroll around with that special someone this Valentine's Day than here!

3. Participate in a Wine Tasting. 


The Lake of the Ozarks area is home to a variety of amazing wineries featuring some of the best wine you'll find in Missouri. Shawnee Bluff Winery offers daily wine tastings and the view from their patio is unbelievable! Seven Springs Winery is a somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away in the woods, but worth the drive. Sample some of their wines and grab some delicious food while you're out there as well. Other wineries to checkout include Sugarloaf Winery, Golden Rock Winery and Casa de Loco Winery.


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4. Renew Your Wedding Vows at Bridal Cave. 


Each Valentine's Day, Bridal Cave offers a special event for those wanting to renew their wedding vows. On Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm, head over to the cave for this romantic event. Each couple will receive fresh flowers for the bride, a wedding portrait available for download online, a goodie bag with Lake area discounts and a Lifetime Pass to Bridal Cave at no charge! Don't necessarily want to come to renew your wedding vows? The cave is still a beautiful place for a date on any given day.

5. Have an Old Time Photo Taken. 


Looking for something fun and unique to do this Valentine's Day? Head on over to the Bagnell Dam Strip to get your photo taken at the Old Time Photo place. Choose from hundreds of costumes and props, and travel back in time together. Select a backdrop and a pose, and then you'll have a unique image to cherish for years to come.

6. Enjoy a Couples Massage. 


The Lake of the Ozarks area features a variety of spectacular spas. There's nothing more romantic or relaxing than a couple's massage. You can even make a day of it and treat your spouse to an entire day of pampering at the spa. Check out Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Serenity Medical Spa in Lake Ozark or the Spa at Old Kinderhook for an unforgettable spa day!

Plan your last minute getaway today by calling 573-365-3367. We'll hook you up with some of the best accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks and help you place the perfect Valentine's Day getaway. There's so much to do at the Lake, from shopping to dining, nature and more. There's no better place for quick weekend trip with that special someone. Happy Valentine's Day from Your Lake Vacation!

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  


Friday, February 2, 2018

To Dock or Not to Dock?

Just how important is a boat dock or boat slip when it comes to your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental? I get that question quite a bit when people call me about their vacation rental property. Remember that the absolute main attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is "the Lake." And, as a renter, if you are going to experience the Lake in a boat or other watercraft, then a dock is essential. So how many of our renters bring a boat or other watercraft with them? Having the answer to that question can help you realize the overall value of having a boat slip available for your guests.

How Many Renters Bring a Boat? 


I usually won't accept a condo without a boat slip onto our rental program and I most definitely won't take a home without a dock and a slip. During the summer months, about 38% of all our renters bring a boat. So if you don't have a boat slip, you could be reducing your pool of available renters by 38%. In addition, many of our guests choose to rent a boat for a day or two and need a place to park it overnight. 

It is even more important that a rental home at the Lake of the Ozarks (vs. a condo) have a dock with a boat slip. And the bigger the home, the bigger your dock should be and the more slips you will need. Bigger homes are usually rented by a couple of families or a group that many times are bringing more than one boat. Our history shows that large homes with two or more slips rent better than those with only one slip. 

Does Boat Slip Size Matter? 


Size is also a factor. Most older homes and condos have boat slips in the 10 x 24 foot range, but boats just keep getting bigger and bigger. You can put a smaller boat in a big slip, but you cannot put a bigger boat in a small slip. I would recommend a slip in the 12 x 32 or 12 x 36 range just to be safe, and again to maximize your rental opportunities.


Should I have a Boat Lift?


Another question I am frequently asked is if the slip should have a lift or not. The best answer is that you should avoid having a lift in the slip. Lifts are setup for a specific boat, and unless the renter has the same size, weight and hull style (to fit your lift design) you could end up with damage to the lift or even the boat. Ensure that you have proper padding and tie downs while instructing yoru renter that a properly tied boat should be fine unless you have very, very rough water. 

Russell Burdette is the owner of Your Lake Vacation, a professional vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1986. If you would like more information on renting your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks as a vacation rental, call 573-365-3367. We would be happy to provide you with other statistics on what makes a great rental property 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