Ways to Love Lake of the Ozarks
Lake of the Ozarks: where to stay
Some of our favorite lodgings are listed below, but the Lake of the Ozarks' website lists nearly 200 more. Choose from resorts, inns, cabins, condo rentals and even houseboats. Expect to spend an afternoon clicking through websites and making phone calls. If you choose a cabin on the lake's peaceful west side, you'll sacrifice convenience. When you book, ask owners how long it takes to get to the business district (i.e. groceries) in Osage Beach.
Garden House Bed and Breakfast Guests enjoy peaceful breakfasts on private balconies at this modern, spic-and-span B&B in Lake Ozark (left) (573/365-1221).
Bass Point Resort A relaxed vibe and affordable cabins have kept this family-run resort on the lake's quieter west side in business for more than 40 years (573/374-5205).
Eagle's Nest Resort Cottages range from one-bedroom suites to five-bedroom houses. In Sunrise Beach (877/452-5338).
The Lodge of Four Seasons This huge resort offers 350 rooms and suites, a large marina, restaurants, a dance club, a spa and a lush garden. On Horseshoe Bend (888/265-5500).
Tan-Tar-A This retreat, spread over 420 hilly acres, is particularly family-friendly, with an indoor water park, horseback riding and a huge game room (800/826-8272).