Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fishing Tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks has some of the best fishing not only in Missouri but in the Midwest. Whether you've been in hundreds of tournaments of you're a weekend angler, a fishing trip to the Lake of the Ozarks is perfect for any fishermen.  If you want to test your skills, here are several fishing tournaments that are being held at the Lake of the Ozarks throughout the summer.

Alhonna Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament

Alhonna Resort's Annual Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2-day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. The Tournament entry fee includes a complimentary breakfast at 6:00 AM each morning for tournament participants at Bobber's Restaurant at Alhonna Resort.

When: March 25 - 26
Where: Alhonna Resort
Time: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament trail comes to Lake of the Ozarks April 16. This event sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Mercury Motors and Captain Ron's is a one-day tournament. For more details, visit their website.

When: April 15
Where: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Fishing Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Spring Big Bass Bash

The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. It's uniquely formatted for weekend anglers to get a chance to win big money just like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments, which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman with just one big bass to win.

When: April 22 - 23
Where: Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Time: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM each day

"Catch a Vet" Charity Fishing Tournament

The AT&T Veterans St. Louis/Metro East and Missouri West Chapters invite you to the upcoming "Catch a Vet" charity fishing tournament. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Gold Star College for Kids. Gold Star helps children who have lost a parent in combat. This is a team tournament at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Dinner and Auction will immediately follow the tournament at the Elks Lodge. Call Gary Hollern at 314-562-2001 or email garyh@heavensanglers.com for more details.

When: May 20
Where: Elks Lodge
Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Kids Fishing Derby

The 6th Annual Derby for both boys and girls 2 - 14 years of age. There will be 4 fishing age groups and prizes for everyone. Bait will be provided, and there's plenty of room for lots of kids. Please provide a lifejacket and rod and reel for you kids. A parent or guardian must be with the child participating. Call Lake West Chamber at 573-374-5500 for more information.

When: September 17
Where: Captain Ron's
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Book Your Fishing Trip Today!

If you are needing a place to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks during your fishing trip, check out Keys to the Lake! We have a variety of different vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, so whether you are planning a fishing trip with all your friends or you're going solo, we have the right place for you. Visit www.KeysToTheLake.com to view what homes and condos we have available.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Escape Room Comes To Lake Of The Ozarks

From golfing and boating to mini golf and go-karting, the Lake of the Ozarks is filled with fun activities to enjoy while on vacation. There will soon be another great addition to add to this list - Lake Escape! Experience something completely unique to the Lake area with Lake Escape, opening April 6. If you want to add some adventure and excitement into your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, read on to learn more about the newest addition to the Bagnell Dam Strip.


What Is An Escape Room?

An Escape Room is your chance to test your skills at clue-seeking, problem-solving and critical thinking. Every room is different and has its own experience. The point of the Escape Room is to take you out of your element and see if you have what it takes to escape! You cannot rely on just one person, you must work together to create the ultimate escape plan and beat the clock.

Lake Escape is Lake of the Ozarks' first, live action escape room. Each team has 60 minutes to work together to crack the codes, find clues and solve the puzzles to achieve one goal - to escape the room! Join friends, family or co-workers as you work together and channel your inner sleuth.

The Rooms

Each room at Lake Escape is unique and has its own experience. You may be wondering if the rooms are scary. None of the rooms are scary. Each room has a different theme and they are created for a problem-solving experience, not like a haunted house. Lake Escape has three different rooms you and your team can escape from once they open in April.

 Lost at Sea

"Yo ho, mateys … ye’ve been caught taking extra rations of the captain’s favorite rum. There’s no place in a pirate crew for untrustworthy, unsavory, unkempt, thieves … such as ye be. Captain has ordered that the lot of ye be placed in the belly of the ship until we can prepare the plank and give ye all the old heave-ho! Don’t even think about escape! Since the Jolly Roger set sail, nary a knave has been cunning enough to escape the brig and cheat Davy Jones!"

Fire Escape

"What’s that incessant beeping sound? Who turned off the AC? And where’s that smoke … wait … SMOKE? As the alarm chirps and firefighters bang on the door, you find yourselves already behind the ball and almost out of time. The rest of the resort has been evacuated, but you just had to go and spring for the top floor view. The flames are creeping closer and the easy way out is blocked. You’ll have to be resourceful as a group, firefighter and vacationer alike if you want to escape the suite and beat the heat!"

Water Wall

"In 1931, to avoid bad omens, engineers on the Bagnell Dam canceled the installation of a 13th floodgate. Though permanently walled off, rumors have always insisted on the existence of a secret workshop, hidden away by a reclusive member of the original engineering team. For you and your team, today will turn out not to be just another dam tour, but a race against the clock, to save not only yourself but the entire lake. With 60 minutes until the culmination of a zealous plan, will you have what it takes to Escape the Lake?"


About The Owners

Thor, Evan and Drew are the owners of Lake Escape. In addition to running Lake Escape, all three owners also have other full-time jobs. Thor is a paramedic, Evan is a Firefighter and Drew works for Zimmer Radio and Marketing Group. The owners all love escape rooms and they thought it would be a fantastic addition to the Lake. The Strip has many bars and restaurants, but not many family-friendly attractions. All three are happy to bring a family-friendly addition back to The Strip.

Visit the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are wanting to plan a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Keys to the Lake at 573-964-5397. We have several vacation rentals in Lake Ozarks that are close to The Bagnell Dam Strip and the new Lake Escape. We would love to help you plan the perfect Lake of the Ozarks vacation!

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Four Tan Tar A Homes To Enjoy Your Lake Vacation In

When you stay with Keys to the Lakes in any of our Tan Tar A Estates vacation homes, we strive to provide you with many different room options. The homes feature the "Main Suite" which includes the Kitchen, Living Area, and the Master Bedroom and Bath. We also offer additional bedrooms in each home that have their own locking door as well as their own full bath, so your guests can have their own private space, or the lockout door can be left open to provide more of a 2 bedroom suite option. Here are just a few of our Tan Tar A Estates vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks you can stay in during your trip.


6820 Waterscape
This beautiful Tan Tar A Estates Lake view home features 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms and has recently been updated. This home boasts plenty of room for your entire group to live comfortably while visiting the Lake of the Ozarks. The master bedroom offers a king and queen bed, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th bedrooms offer two queen sized beds each and the 5th bedroom offers a  king and queen sized bed. Together you can comfortably sleep up to 22 people. Each bedroom offers a full bath. There are three levels of outdoor open air decks with a screened in area directly off the living room with an adjoining gas grill. The middle deck offers an inviting hot tub that's perfect for relaxing.



6932 Tall Cedar Ridge
This beautiful 3 bedroom Lakeview home has recently been renovated. This home has it all, including a large hot tub just outside the master suite. The master suite offers a king bed and the second and third bedrooms offer two queen beds each. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, cable TV and DVD player. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room, which makes it comfortable to sleep up to 12 people. This home features two open air decks with a gas grill and screened in patio, which offers plenty of outdoor space to enjoy during your Lake vacation.



7275 Hopetown
This recently renovated and tastefully decorated 3 bedroom Lake view home is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation. The master suite is appointed with a king bed and the other two bedrooms are appointed with two queen beds each. The third bedroom also has a day bed for children, which makes it easy to sleep up to 12 people. This home features a deck with a gas grill and hot tub, which is the perfect place for the whole family to get together.



6569 Bent Shadow
Beautifully updated and decorated modern home in Tan Tar A Estates. This 3 bedroom home is one of the newest homes in the area. Everything you need is already here, so just bring your bags and have a great time. This home is just as charming on the inside as it is on the outside. The living room features vaulted ceilings and a modern fireplace, which makes you feel like you're at home. With the 3 bedrooms, this home can comfortably sleep up to 10 people, and with 4 bathrooms there are plenty of room for everyone to have their own personal space. After a long day on the lake, you can sit and relax on the large screened in porch and enjoy the view of the 7th fairways of the Hidden Oaks Golf Course.



Tan Tar A Estates offers two outdoor swimming pools, lake access and Hidden Lakes Golf Course running throughout. The Resort offers an Indoor Water Park, several Restaurants & Lounges and Specialty Gift Shops which adjoin the Estates. Our Tan Tar A vacation homes have plenty to offer so feel free to book any home with confidence. If you need help booking your vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Keys to the Lake at 573-964-5397.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lake of the Ozarks - A Golfers Paradise!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to plan your next vacation, but it can be even more thrilling for golfers. While the entire summer season is a great time to grab the clubs and hit the green, one of the best times to go golfing at the Lake of the Ozarks is during the spring. The weather is perfectly cool, the sunshine is bright, and Daylight Savings has started so you can golf long into the evenings. Here are a few courses you'll want to make sure and try your hand at, as well as a few reasons why!


Bear Creek Valley

910 Highway 42
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Bear Creek Valley
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The Cove at The Lodge of Four Seasons

315 Four Seasons Dr.
Village of Four Seasons, MO 65049

The Golf Course at Deer Chase 

770 Deer Chase Rd.
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort

494 Tan Tar A Estates Boulevard
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Lake Valley Golf Club

367 C.C. Blair Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020

Old Kinderhook Golf Resort

20 Eagle Ridge Road
Camdenton, MO 65020

Osage National
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Osage National Golf Resort

400 Osage Hills Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons

170 Seasons Ridge Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

The Oaks Course at Tan-Tar-A Resort

1524 State Road KK
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Dogwood Hills Golf Ridge

1226 State Road KK
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Golfing Excursions at the Lake of the Ozarks

There are are many reasons why Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's premier golf destination. There are courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Fred Farley, Ken Kavanaugh, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Jack Nicklaus and Von Hagge/Devlin. In addition, the natural beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks makes the courses spectacular. From course carved out of rock bluffs to courses that sit on the shores of the glistening Lake, these courses are sure to make your golfing experience truly unforgettable.


Best Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Keys to the Lake, we take pride in providing you and your golfing buddies or family with a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental that feels like home. Our condos come stocked with the necessities you will need to ensure a great vacation, and our team is always here to help you when you have questions. We don't just provide you with a great vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, we provide you with the Keys to the Lake!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

When Should You Hire A Property Management Company

In addition to vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, Keys to the Lake also manages properties in the Lake area. If you own a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks and are thinking about renting it out to make a little extra money, you may want to consider hiring a property management company. If you don't know if your rental is right for a property management company, here are seven moments when you should hire a professional company to manage your property.

1. When you don't live in the area. If you manage your own vacation or long-term rental, you're limited to investment properties within the radius of the area you live in. By hiring a property management company, you can take advantage of investment opportunities in any location you wish - including the Lake of the Ozarks! 

2. When you need a little help with marketing. When you hire a property management company, you will not have to worry about all of the advertising and marketing that goes along with it, as they will handle that all for you. You can just sit back and relax and let the property management company do all the hard work for you. 

3. When you need help finding the right tenants. When you hire a reliable property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks, they can help ensure your property is rented to reliable tenants. At Keys to the Lake, when finding long term rental tenants, we have a 4-point application process to ensure your property is rented to the right person. We run a criminal background check, credit check, rent or mortgage history and we do an employment check.

4. When you need help managing tenants. In addition to helping find the right tenant, a property management company can help you manage them. They can manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship, such as routine and emergency maintenance, inspections, and manage any situations where conflict resolution is required.

5. When you need help with maintenance. Managing a rental property, whether it's a long-term or vacation rental, can take a lot of work, time and money. A property management company has a team of employees who can help ensure your property is in tip-top shape. When a tenant has an issue, we are local, so you know it will get taken care of in a timely manner.

6. When you need help making sure you're in compliance with the law. There are many laws and regulations you need to abide by when renting property. A property management company deals with these laws and regulations on a daily basis, so you know your property will be in good hands.

7. When you need help maximizing your time and money. By having a reliable Lake of the Ozarks property management take care of the day-to-day aspects of running your rental property, you'll have more time to do the things you love. In addition, a good property management company will know how to properly price your unit for it to get rented.

When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake is the premier choice of discriminating clients. In a crowded world, we know you will find Keys to the Lake is a voice, not an echo. Whether you are needing property management for your vacation or long term rental, we can help. In addition to property management, we also offer real estate, long-term and vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. We give our clients the peace of mind that things will be done right the first time and on time.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summer Events To Look Forward To At The Lake Of The Ozarks

If you are planning on visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, now is the time to book your stay. During the busy holiday or annual event weekends, Keys to the Lake is often sold out. Don't miss out on your favorite event of the year and call 573-964-5397 to book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental. The Lake of the Ozarks during the summer is filled with fun events nearly every weekend. However, there are a few events that we look forward to each year.

Lake Race 2017
June 1 - 4

This annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is four days of huge powerboat racing events. This year's event begins On June, 1 and is jammed pack with fun events that will all lead up to the big races that begin on Saturday, June 3. However, the fun doesn't end at the awards ceremony! Stick around until Sunday, June 4 for the Lake Race 5K run and Props & Horses Poker Run.

Aquapalooza 2017
July 17

The Lake of the Ozarks largest boating event is happening July 15! Hop on your boat and head on over to Dog Days for a great day on the water. There will be LIVE music and activities that will keep you having fun all day long. Don't have a boat? No problem! Head on over to Dog Days to enjoy the live music from the land. Stay tuned for the artist line up.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout
August 26 - 27 

Top powerboat racers and offshore racing powerboats from across the country will come to the Lake of the Ozarks for 2017 Shootout event. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Enjoy Shootout all week long with fun events happening the week leading up to the big race!

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
September 14 - 17

This September, hop on your bike and head to the Lake of the Ozarks for one of the biggest biker events in the Midwest. This year's Bikefest will include beautiful scenic rides, great parties, rockin' concerts and more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants. Participants will even get a chance to win a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

Hot Summer Nights
May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 17

Hot Summer Nights is celebrating 10 Years of Cruisin' the Lake! Theme nights include Cruisin' Through the Years, It's a 66 Day, Route 66 Returns, Bikes, Trikes & Trucks, Muscle Cars & Custom Cars and Salute To Our Heros. This FREE event welcomes all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles! From 6:00 - 11:00 PM enjoy watching (or even participating) vehicles cruising up and down the strip.

 Holiday Weekends
May 27 - 29, July 1 - 4, September 2 - 4

Holiday weekends are always popular at the Lake of the Ozarks. They're typically filled with live music, fireworks and other festivities. Spend the weekend on the water, golfing or eating at one of the many delicious restaurants. Long weekends are the perfect opportunity to head to the Lake of the Ozarks, as there is always something fun going on throughout the area.


These are just a few of the many fun events happening this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Nearly every weekend, there is something happening at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're thinking about joining us for one of these fun events, make sure you book early in order to get the rental property you want. We have a variety of different vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, so no matter how many people you're bringing with you, we have the right place for you. Visit www.KeysToTheLake.com to view what home and condos we have available this summer.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cozy Condos In The Koala Bear Complex

These condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a very quaint setting with an outdoor pool and hot tub! Offering large decks that overview the Lake, a sand beach and an expansive Tiki deck at the water's edge, this complex is perfect for family reunions and gathering of group up to 30 people. The Koala Bear complex is located near all of the favorite attractions at the Lake including the Bagnell Dam Strip and several of the top Lake area golf courses. Learn more about these wonderful vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks below.


Koala Bear 12

Beautiful lakefront condo with two bedrooms and one bath. This quaint condo offers a queen bed in each bedroom and two double sofa sleepers in the living room. Adjoining this condo is a large, outside Lakeview deck with a gas grill and patio table to relax and enjoy the view. Guests can rent a boat slip for an additional fee.


Koala Bear 13

Walk-in level Lakefront two bedroom, one bath condo. It has a queen bed in each bedroom and two queen sofas sleepers in the living room that would allow room to sleep up to 8 people. There is a very nice lakefront deck with a gas grill that's partially covered and sweeps around to the front door.


Koala Bear L4

This is an awesome condo with a private deck. It offers two bedrooms with a queen bed in each and a queen sofa sleeper in the livening room. This condo is handicap accessible and has a private Lakeview Balcony with a gas grill.


Koala Bear 15

Located in a quaint resort-type setting you will be sure to enjoy your time at The Lake. Nicely appointed two bedrooms and one bathroom condo with a sofa sleeper in the living room and plenty of space for an air mattress allows you to comfortably sleep up to 8 people. A sweeping Lakeview deck with a gas grill, table and chairs offer the perfect setting to relax and unwind.


Koala Bear 16

This Koala Bear two bedroom, one bath condo is the perfect setting for families and couples looking for a quaint and peaceful vacation experience. Each bedroom is appointed with a queen bed and there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room making it comfortable to sleep up to 6 people in beds. There is also enough floor space for an air mattress if you would like to bring one for the kids. There is a large, flat screen TV in the living room and another flat screen TV in one of the bedrooms. There is a gas grill available on the large outside Lakeview deck with a table and chairs for relaxing.


Rent one condo for small families or a couple's getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks. However, together, these five condos can sleep up to 30 people, which would be perfect for family reunions, wedding parties and other large gatherings. Call Keys to the Lake at  573-964-5397 to reserve your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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