1 . Tan-Tar-A Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 8662

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Overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks and spanning over 420 acres is Tan-Tar-A Resort, where entertainment for the whole family is endless. At Tan-Tar-A, the outdoors is the ticket to adventure. Two golf courses, nine-hole Hidden Lakes and 18-hole The Oaks, are perfect for the the novice or most skilled golfer. At their full service marina, rent a jetski or parasail to discover the lake. Of course, the fun doesn’t end once you head indoors. Timber Falls Waterpark is a splash at any age. Grab a bite at the casual Black Bear Lodge or enjoy fine dining at Windrose. Between all the fun, you’ll find comfort in the lodging at Tan-Tar-A. Tan-Tar-A Resort has two guest room locations: The Resort Complex and The Estates Complex. The Resort Complex includes standard rooms as well as one- to two-bedroom units, each featuring a balcony with sparkling lake views. The Estates Complex is hidden ten minutes from the main complex on 200 acres of lush hillside. Here, choose from one- to six-bedroom houses for a more private getaway.

Address

494 TanTarA Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Extra Stops

While staying at Tan-Tar-A, check out some area attractions for family fun: Lazer Fore Shoot, The Clayground, Funny Farm Petting Zoo, and Orion Dinospace Adventure Science Center.

Related Onsite Offerings

Tan-Tar-A has endless indoor and outdoor fun. Enjoy Bears Den Arcade, billiards, bowling, and Windjammer Sap inside. Outdoors, check out the two outdoor pools, miniature golf, horseback riding, tennis, and more.

2 . Alhonna Resort

Lake Ozark, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 939 - 5715

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Located on the banks of Lake of the Ozarks, Alhonna Resort is a hospitable family owned and operated getaway. Alhonna is the perfect place for a fishing adventure. Bring your own boat to keep in your complimentary slip or rent one for the day. Or, try out the enclosed fishing dock, where submerged logs create a home for crappie, bass, and bluegill. Even when the weather becomes a bit chilly, two wood-burning stoves will keep you toasty warm as you reel in fish after fish. The indoor pool with two hot tubs is a favorite for all ages as is the outdoor pool overlooking the lake. After a day of lake fun, grab a bite at Bobber’s Restaurant & Lounge. Feast on the deck for views of the outdoor pool or lake or cool off in the air conditioning. Alhonna’s accommodations are the perfect place to escape to on a full belly. Have a restful night in one of their sixty lakefront or lake view motel rooms. Or, rent a two bedroom condo or three- to four-bedroom cottage. All cottages feature private decks and wood-burning fireplaces providing a cozy atmosphere for family time.

Address

677 Outer Drive, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049

Season

Each year, Alhonna hosts two "open buddy bass" fishing tournaments. The Early Bird Tournament is generally held the last week of March during the bass spawning period. The Fall Class, generally occurring in October, is popular due to the great fall colors and weather.

Related Onsite Offerings

Alhonna Resort has a variety of different boat rentals available to enjoy Lake of the Ozarks. Choose from pontoons, fishing pontoons, deck boats, ski boats, and bass and fishing boats.

3 . Point Randall Resort

Lake Ozark, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 658 - 6025

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Tucked away in McCoy Branch Cove on Lake of the Ozarks, only two miles from Bagnell Dam, sits Point Randall Resort. One thousand feet of shoreline welcome you to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Point Randall is the ideal place for boaters. Along their shore you’ll find four docks with 29 slips as well as discounted boat rentals for all guests. The sandy beach is great for soaking in the sun as is the deck surrounding the heated pool and hot tub where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the lake. Point Randall is a family-friendly resort whose top goal is customer service. Here, you’ll find comfort in the variety of accommodations available. Their lodging ranges from studio units to three-bedroom cabins with fully equipped kitchens and a deck or patio overlooking the lake. The private getaway cabin includes a Jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace. And, just outside the door of the cabins are clean picnic areas with BBQ grills for an evening cook-out. Reconnect with family and friends on Lake of the Ozarks at Point Randall Resort.

Address

1584 Susan Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Extra Stops

Point Randall is just moments away from the greatest golfing in the area with 15 courses to choose from. Bear Creek Valley, Deer Chase Golf Club, and Dogwood Hills Golf Club are just a few.

Related activities

Explore the fun around Lake of the Ozarks. Near Point Randall Resort you'll find miniature golf, go-karts, horseback riding, and more. There are also three major caves open to visitors: Bridal Cave, Jacob's Cave, and Ozark Caverns.

4 . The Lodge of Four Seasons

Lake Ozark, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 318 - 9767

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The Lodge of Four Seasons is your luxury Lake of the Ozarks family getaway. At The Lodge of Four Seasons you’ll find there’s fun for everyone in the family! Adventure Club for Kids is a fun and interactive learning and child care space allowing you to enjoy a few hours at Spa Shiki while the kids engage in fun. The 250-seat movie theater is a great way to spend the evening with the family, and it is free for all guests! The indoor and outdoor pools are always a favorite, as is the bike path. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the lodge offers trap shooting as well as a bass guide service and leisure lake charters. Of course, accommodations at The Lodge of Four Seasons are as appealing as the many amenities. There are three lodging options at the lodge: the main lodge, Lanai, and Seasons Bay. The main lodge is located off the lobby and you’ll find spacious and bright decor as well as a number of rooms with fireplaces and lake views. Lanai offers guests a quiet retreat next to pools and the Japanese gardens. And, Seasons Bay is located next to the main lodge. Here you’ll enjoy a private pool and spanning views of Lake of the Ozarks.

Address

315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Fun facts

The Lodge of Four Seasons was build in 1964 by Harold Koplar and has been owned by the Koplar family since.

Related Onsite Offerings

During your stay at The Lodge of Four Seasons, enjoy any of six dining options including HK's that overlooks the Japanese Gardens, Breezes Restaurant offering casual breakfast and lunch entrees, and the 19th hole The Ridge Grill.

5 . Summerset Inn Resort & Villas

Osage Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (573) 348 - 5073

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Create lasting family memories at the Summerset Inn Resort & Villas. Although small, Summerset Inn will leave a lasting impression. Located on Lake of the Ozarks, it is the ideal vacation spot for the outdoor enthusiast! Kids love the beach and swimming near the shore, and fishing is always a popular activity among guests. The lake is also great for boating and more extreme water sports such as skiing and wave running. Summerset Inn is a great place to meet with friends and family for a BBQ on the patio or around the pool. Rest up after a day on the lake in the comfortable accommodations offered by Summerset Inn. The resort has one-, two-, three-, and five-bedroom units with kitchenettes and a roomy living space. Some units offer a lake view. The Villas include two- to four-bedroom condominiums perfect for a comfortable family stay. So, pack up the kids and head to Summerset Inn Resort & Villas for some Lake of the Ozarks fun!

Address

1165 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach, Mo, 65065

Extra Stops

For the golfers visiting Summerset Inn, there are eight golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort!

Related Onsite Offerings

Looking to bring your boat? Summerset Inn has covered slips from 20 to 40 feet in length.

6 . Robin's Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 940 - 1152

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Robin’s Resort is your home away from home lakeside getaway. As a family resort, ensuring your family is entertained is their specialty. Of the many area family activities, fishing is at the top. Robin’s not only works with Glaize Bridge Boat Rentals for your boating needs, but they also provide slips, a fish cleaning station, and for those wishing to stay closer to shore, a heated fishing dock. Robin’s also has an outdoor pool and hot tub, and they are ideally located for not only lake adventure, but premier golfing and shopping. Robin’s Resort has several accommodations for your lakeside stay. From one- to four-bedroom units to one- to three-bedroom condominium style units, there’s something for any size family. The lakefront units have kitchens and a lovely view of the lake while the condominiums feature full kitchens, screened porches, wireless internet, and cable television. In addition to comfortable lodging, Robin’s has a recreation room filled with arcade games, ping-pong, and pool tables as well as refreshments. It’s a great environment for the whole family.

Address

4935 Robins Circle, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Population

The population of Osage Beach, as of 2012, is 4,362.

Extra Stops

Golf enthusiasts will thrive with 15 scenic lake area golf courses. If you aren't quite up for the links, there are also eight area mini-golf courses.

7 . Runaway II Resort and Campground

Climax Springs, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 468 - 1655

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Upon a thousand feet of Lake of the Ozarks’ shoreline you’ll find Runaway II Resort and Campground. At Runaway II, fishing, boating, and relaxation are at the top of the priorities list. Included in amenities is the marina with 33 boat slips as well as a safe swim dock perfect for catching afternoon sun. On land, Runaway II has a swimming pool for lounging as well as a restaurant and lounge. Grab a drink and relax after a day on the lake. Within this sheltered cove comfortable accommodations are ready for your stay. Runaway II has 20 cabins, nine hotel rooms, and 25 RV sites. So, no matter your taste, Runaway has the perfect fit for you and your family and friends. All cabins feature decks, kitchens, and multiple bathrooms as well as satellite television. It’s perfect for a small family’s getaway vacation or a family reunion.

Address

267 Runaway Drive, Climax Springs, MO 65324

Average temperature

The average temperature in Climax Springs, Missouri is around 54 degrees Fahrenheit, and you'll most likely encounter the most precipitation during the month of May.

Getting there

Directions From Kansas City, Missouri... Travel South on Hwy 71 to Harrisonville, Southeast on Hwy 7 to Clinton, watch for left turn at Clinton, continue Hwy 7 to Warsaw South on Hwy 65 & 7 combined for 5 miles, Hwy 7 turns left, 15 miles to Climax Springs, another 5 miles to Lake Road 7-13, turn left, 5.5 miles to 7-13P, turn left to Runaway II sign. Directions From St. Louis, Missouri... Travel West on I-70 to Hwy 54 (Mile Marker 148), 60 miles South on Hwy 54 to Hwy 5 & 7 (Camdenton), Right turn 8 miles North to Hwy 7, turn off at Greenview (Left only), 8 miles to Lake Road 7-13 (Right only), 6 miles North on 7-13 to Cable Point Road (Left only), three-tenths mile to Runaway II. Directions From St. Louis, Missouri Via I-44... Travel I-44 west (130 mi) to Exit 150 Richland exit. Turn Right onto MO-7. Turn Right onto MO-7/W Washington Ave. Continue to travel MO-7. Turn Right onto MO-5/MO-7. Continue to travel MO-7. Turn Left to stay on MO-7 (Greenview). Turn Right onto Lake RD 7-13/Bollinger Creek RD. Turn Left onto Cable Point Dr. Turn Right onto Runaway Dr.

8 . Kapilana Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 796 - 4915

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Savor the peaceful glisten of Lake of the Ozarks and the serenity of the state park from your private deck at Kapilana Resort. Kapilana is the ultimate lakeside resort. Take a break in the swimming pool or play in the sun on the swim beach that includes a lake swim platform! The whole family will enjoy the poolside playground and BBQ area ideal for a cook-out or gathering. Kapilana Resort wants to help you enjoy the beauty of the lake, therefore take advantage of their covered boat docks, fish cleaning services, and boat rentals. Kapilana Resort not only provides endless days of lakeside fun, their accommodations are sure to please the entire family. The Poolside Building is perfect for larger families with decks overlooking the pool and lake and full-sized kitchens. The Beach House is one of the original resort buildings, and it is located right on the water’s edge. A stay at the beach house is a tranquil choice where you can enjoy the lake from your private patio. Kapilana also has several Lakefront Suites ranging from two to three bedrooms.

Address

793 Winn Road, Suite 6A, Osage Beach, Mo 65065

Extra Stops

Make a stop at the Osage Beach Premium Outlet for name brand shopping. Or, head across the lake to Lake of the Ozarks State Park for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and much more!

Season

Kapilana is a great stay if you're planning to visit for special events such as the Big Bass Bash or Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Even if you're planning a family reunion, schedule ahead for special rates!

9 . Sunset Inn Resort

Sunrise Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 8565

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Experience the spanning vistas of Lake of the Ozarks at Sunset Inn Resort. For 30 years, Sunset Inn Resort has been providing families with relaxing yet exciting lake vacations. With Lake of the Ozarks at your fingertips, Sunset Inn wants you to enjoy as much of the lake as possible. They have two boats available for rent, just in case you don’t have you own. Choose from the Misty harbor pontoon or the Lowe Aluminum Fishing Boat as well as two kayaks. They also provide a clean and spacious area for your family to play off the lake. Enjoy an outdoor pool and hot tub, a playground and green space, as well as a safe swim dock. Sunset Inn also offers guests clean, comfortable, and contemporary rentals to enjoy multiple days on the lake. Their 12 two- to three-bedroom cabin include kitchens, flat-screen televisions, and patios. They also have four lakeside rental houses nearby ranging from two to five bedrooms. So, no matter your family’s size, there’s a perfect space for everyone.

Address

598 Zack Wheat Drive, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

Extra Stops

During your stay at Sunset Inn Resort, the kids will love an afternoon at Big Surf Waterpark or Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark. You may also want to visit the Miller County or Camden County Museums.

Season

Every spring and fall, Sunset Inn Resort hosts the Big Bass Bash fishing tournament. In past years, the cash prizes have equaled up to $350,000!

10 . Lakeview Resort - Lake of the Ozarks

Sunrise Beach, Missouri

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 8639

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With the end of three peninsulas as its home, Lakeview Resort truly has Lake of the Ozarks as its backyard. Of course, as it is surrounded by the lake, Lakeview utilizes this special area in hosting great entertainment. From swimming to fishing, wakeboarding to parasailing, there’s something for everyone! The fun doesn’t end on the lake. Head on shore for a variety of swimming pools, campfire sites, horseshoes, bocce ball, volleyball, and so much more! Matching the quality of amenities, the lodging at Lakeview is abundant, spacious, and comfortable. With 80 cottages and condos, Lakeview is sure to have the perfect fit for your family. Their Lakefront lodging features one- to six-bedroom cottages as well as lakeside studios. They also have two- to five-bedroom condominiums, perfect for large families, with spanning lake views, Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces to choose from. At Lakeview, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in your next family vacation!

Address

328 Lakeview Resort Blvd., Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

Fun facts

Lakeview Resort has been family owned and operated for 67 years!

Related Onsite Offerings

Because Lakeview is located right on Lake of the Ozarks, fishing is a popular activity. Lakeview offers a covered boat dock and boat launch ramp, fish cleaning services, a heated fishing dock, and more.

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