Family-Friendly Lodge on Lake of the Ozarks
Hole three at The Cove golf course juts into the glittering Lake of the Ozarks, just past a lush stand of trees along the fairway. The Cove is one of two onsite championship golf courses on the 3,500-acre campus of The Lodge of Four Seasons, and it represents one of the many ways this sprawling family-friendly resort takes advantage of its massive property. When it's too cold for golf, guests can unwind in the indoor-outdoor pool or watch a movie for free at the 250-seat onsite cinema. There’s also Spa Shiki, which was named a Top Spa in the Midwest by readers of Spa magazine.
Use your included dining and drink credits at the Lodge's signature HK's Restaurant & Bar, which offers steak and seafood along with a vast selection of regional and international wines. HK's Restaurant & Bar provides breathtaking views of Lake Ozark and also overlooks the resort's Japanese gardens designed by Buffy Murai. Daily specials are offered including happy hours with two-for-one cocktails and free chef selected appetizers, complimentary wine tastings on Saturdays, all-you-can-eat buttermilk fried chicken dinners on Sundays, burger and beer specials on Mondays, as well as baby back ribs specials on Thursdays.
In the main-lodge lobby, you’ll find one-of-a-kind artwork from emerging talents—a hint of the lodge's commitment to artisan craftsmanship throughout the property. Guest rooms are adorned with country-style decor and blond-wood furnishings produced in Guadalajara, Mexico. The earthy taupe color palette complements the area's natural beauty, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the surrounding terrain.
Lake Ozark, Missouri: Beautiful Hill Country with Lake Activities and Cave Tours
Located within a 3.5-hour drive of Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield, the 54,000-acre Lake of the Ozarks has become a weekend destination for kayaking, fishing, and parasailing. Consider exploring some of the 300 natural caves surrounding the water, or head to Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park (about 20 miles away) to go on a one-hour tour of caverns filled with towering columns and dangling stalactites. If shopping's more your style, head to Osage Beach Premium Outlets, just a 15-minute drive away. Here you'll find more than 100 outlet stores, including Banana Republic, Coach, and Nike.