Family-Friendly Lodge on Lake of the Ozarks
Just past a lush stand of trees along hole three's fairway, The Cove golf course juts into the glittering Lake of the Ozarks. With an inviting 3,500-acre campus and two onsite championship golf courses, The Lodge of Four Seasons integrates the rich surrounding landscape into its ambiance and design. A Japanese garden with a koi pond and waterfall comfortably blends into the Missouri scenery. Stroll through the lobby and you'll see exclusive artwork from emerging artists—a hint of the lodge's commitment to artisan craftsmanship, evident throughout the cozy accommodations.
Along the waterfront, The Cove—a par 71 course designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.—features undulating fairways, 65 bunkers, manicured greens, and pedicured caddies. On The Ridge course, meanwhile, golfers hit drives down zoysia-grass fairways lined with local wildflowers. A year-round pool provides space for swimming laps or family time, and features a 10–12 person whirlpool.
In the main lodge, 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 unveil views of the surrounding terrain. The resort's three onsite dining options include HK's Restaurant, an upscale steak-and-seafood eatery near the Japanese gardens, and Breezes, which serves a daily breakfast buffet, included with this Groupon.
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. Over 1,500 miles of shoreline make the lake a prime spot for swimming and sunbathing as well.
About 300 natural caves surround the lake. Tours of the Ozark Caverns take visitors on expeditions to see the best of them. About 20 miles away, Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park offer one-hour tours that show off towering columns and stalagmites and stalactites.