Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Events At The Lake of the Ozarks

If you are wanting to visit the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday season, there are many fun events happening all over the area. From Christmas parades to dinner with Santa, there are many festive events to celebrate the holiday. If you are visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this season, check out what you can do this month.

Christmas Village & Ice Skating

Fun Christmas activities such as S'Mores around the fire pit, Christmas Carolers, Santa, gingerbread house making, horse-drawn carriage rides, Elf storytelling and more. Plus, you can enjoy the Lake's only outdoor ice rink. 

Where: Old Kinderhook
When:  Christmas Village open weekends until December 25
Phone: For more information, call 573-317-4314

Christmas On Main Street

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Main Street Music Hall with your favorite songs and a night full of laughter. Gabby Bumm and the talented cast is guaranteed to entertain every kid from one to ninety-two with an evening of clean, family fun. 

Where: Main Street Music Hall
When: November 25 - December 18
Phone: For show times and tickets call 573-348-9500

Versailles Christmas on the Square

Vendors around the Courthouse Square, Versailles Choir singing on the Courthouse steps and the Santa will arrive on the Versailles Rural Fire Department Fire Engine. In addition, there will be a silent auction in the Annex of the Royal Theater. 

When: December 3
Where: Downton Versailles
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

The Lodge of Four Seasons will be bringing Santa to breakfast at HK's!

When: December 3 & 10
Where: HK's at The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time: Opens at 9:00 a.m.


Running of the Elves

A 5K run/walk that begins and ends at the Camdenton Square. Early registration includes a t-shirt, elf hat and ears. 

When: December 3
Where: Camdenton Square
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Online Registration: http://files.constantcontact.com/9a4eaa93201/5e14626f-83e6-42eb-9d41-d5665df5a34f.pdf

Camdenton Christmas on the Square

The festivities include games, ornament making, chocolate snowmen, prize drawings, craft tables, music, cookie decorating, petting zoo, hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Santa will also be joining in the fun beginning at 11:30 a.m. People are encouraged to bring canned goods that will be turned into the LAMB House food pantry as part of the Can-Do Challenge. 

When: December 3
Where: Camdenton Square
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Frosty Float

Go on a magical journey cruising the Lake of the Ozarks! The cruise will include fun, children's activities, hot cocoa and cookies. There will also be Christmas carols while you gaze at the beautiful Christmas light displays. Of course, the cruise wouldn't be complete without a visit from Santa. 

When: December 4, 11 & 18 
Where: Celebration Cruises
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Children's Christmas Play

Young Museum Players will perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson. After the performance, enjoy cookies and punch. 

When: December 10
Where: Camden County Museum
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per family

Christmas For Kids

Enjoy an evening of entertainment with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction. This event is sponsored by the Christmas for Kids Committee, Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Lake Area Businesses. All proceeds benefit underprivileged children in the Lake area, LOSA, Wonderland Camp, Hope House, Big Brother/Big Sisters, Lake Regional Pediatrics, YMCA, Share the Harvest Food Pantry and Kid's Harbor. Must be 21 to enter. 

When: December 10
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time: 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail party; 6:30 p.m. - Dinner; 7:30 p.m. - General Admission
Cost: $20 per person donation plus a new unwrapped toy (additional $20 without a toy).

Polar Express Movie Screening

Polar Express, featuring Tom Hanks, will be showing at the Wehrenberg Theatre. Children are invited to come in their pajamas and/or bathrobes for a visit with Santa followed by a viewing of the movie. 

When: December 10
Where: Wehrenberg Eagles Landing Theatre
Time: Visit with Santa at 9:00 a.m. & Movie begins at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $10 for Adults & $5 Children K - 12

Eldon Community Christmas 

Christmas parade followed by a visit with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Enjoy several church choirs and local performers sing some Christmas Karaoke and watch the lighting of the big tree after dark. 

When: December 10
Where: City of Eldon (Whittle's Pocket Park)
Time: Parade begins at 3:00

Annual Christmas Workshop & Breakfast 

A fun morning filled with children's crafts! Enjoy a breakfast of biscuits & gravy or cereal, milk and juice. In addition, there will be a free gift shop where children can choose and wrap a gift for parents or caregivers, and there will be a display of nativities from around the world. 

When: December 10
Where: West Lake Christian Church 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lake Ozark Christmas Parade

Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Christmas Parade along the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Following the parade, kids can meet and greet with Santa at the bonfire at the top of the Bagnell Dam Strip at Two Bit Town. There will be treats, hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, Christmas music and caroling. 

When: December 10
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Old Tyme Christmas in Linn Creek

A celebration of the Christmas season! A full day of holiday fun.

When: December 17
Where: Camden County Museum
Time: All Day

Spend the Holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are thinking of planning a holiday vacation, make sure you stay with the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keys to the Lake has a variety of different condos and homes available to rent to meet every family's needs. Visit www.KeystotheLake.com to see what Lake of the Ozarks rentals we have available. 


"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

Like us on Facebook  •  Follow us on Twitter  •  Follow us on LinkedIn

Follow us on Pinterest  •  Follow us on Google+  •  Follow us on YouTube
Visit our website to BOOK NOW!
5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
Direct: 573-964-KEYS (5397) 800-986






Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Spend The Holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks

The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year and it's even better when you get to spend time with your friends and family. While you may normally spend this time at a relative's home, spending the holiday in a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is also a great way to spend this time of the year. Keys to the Lake offers four reasons to visit the Lake of the Ozarks during the holiday. 

1. Different Size Homes

One of the biggest benefits of renting a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks is that there are many different sizes available. From large homes to small condos, Keys to the Lake has something for everyone. So whether you and your spouse are escaping for the holidays or if you are bringing the whole family, we have it all! From large four bedroom homes to small one bedroom condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, Keys to the Lake can meet your rental needs. 


2. No Clean Up Required

Let us worry about the dirty work! You can just relax and enjoy your Lake of the Ozarks vacation. This is a huge benefit for any family. Cooking and baking are both popular activities during the holiday and you will be able to make tons of food in our fully stocked kitchens. After you are done, all you have to do is pack up and head home. It'll be one less thing you have to worry about this holiday season. Let us clean and you can just enjoy having a wonderful holiday vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks


3. Centrally Located

If you have family located all over Missouri or scattered around the 50 states, it can be hard to get everyone together. However, if you choose a central location, it can take some of the pressure off of the travel. Lake of the Ozarks is not only located in the heart of Missouri, it is also located in the middle of the United States. No matter where you or your family is traveling from it is easy to get to the Lake of the Ozarks. 


4. Lots of Activities

Although the summer season is over, the Lake of the Ozarks hasn't died down completely. During the off-season, there are still tons of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. From beautiful holiday lights to live music, there is always something going on at the Lake. If you are wanting to brave the cold weather, fishing is also a popular activity and the Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the best fishing in the midwest.

Book Your Lake Vacation Today!


If you are planning on spending the holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks and needing a place to stay, visit www.KeysToTheLake.com. However, at Keys to the Lake, we don't just give you the keys to a wonderful vacation, we can offer the keys to an exciting Lake life! Our expert team can show you many beautiful Lake of the Ozarks homes, and help you and your family get your keys to the Lake. Lake of the Ozarks isn't just a vacation destination, it's also a great place to live. We would love to help you find your dream home at the Lake, give us a call today at 573-964-5397. 


"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

Like us on Facebook  •  Follow us on Twitter  •  Follow us on LinkedIn

Follow us on Pinterest  •  Follow us on Google+  •  Follow us on YouTube
Visit our website to BOOK NOW!
5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
Direct: 573-964-KEYS (5397) 800-986

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Turn Your Second Home Into A Vacation Rental

If you have a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you're ready to take the leap and have it make money for you, Keys to the Lake is here to help! We are a full service company that provides you not only the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also property management at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you hire Keys to the Lake to manage your vacation home, we handle all the details, so you don't have to worry about a thing! However, there are a few things you need to know before turning your second home into a vacation rental. 

 Is Your Home In A Good Location?

Before taking the leap and turning your second home into a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, you need to determine if your home would make a good place for people to stay. Is your home in a desirable location? Is it lake front or near other attractions that draw people to the Lake of the Ozarks? If there are other rentals near your home, that is a good sign that your home could also be rented. 

Can You Legally Rent?

There are many condos and HOAs in the area that restrict home from being rented out to vacationers. Do your research now to avoid paying expensive fines in the future. A good place to start with figuring out if your home can be rented out is by looking at your mortgage agreement and HOA or Condo Association contract. When in doubt, it is a good idea to talk with a lawyer, so you don't end up breaking a contract. 

Get Your Home Ready

The first step in getting your home ready to become a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is picking a management company. You want someone who you trust and know will take care of your property. When you choose Keys to the Lake, we take care of all the details of property management from finding guests to home maintenance. When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake Property Management is the premier choice of discriminating clients. Once you make the decision to list your home to rent, there are a few things you need to do to get your home ready for guests.

Keep It Updated

Although you don't have to go out and purchase new furniture for your vacation rental, you do want to make sure it feels trendy and up-to-date. Those staying in your home are on vacation, so you want them to feel comfortable and relaxed once they walk through the doors. Think practically about the furniture that you choose. You want to pick items that are easy to clean and won't show wear and tear too easily. While we won't bring in guests that will tear your place apart, sometime accidents happen, so it is best to choose durable furniture. 

Provide Amenities

One of the first things guests look for in a vacation rental is WiFi. It is important to provide your guests with modern amenities like WiFi, cable, DVD player. They will appreciate the extra items and will be more likely to return. These items are also on our requirements in order to like your home or condo with us, so make sure you this taken care of ahead of time. 

Well Stocked Kitchen

Many vacationers choose to eat out and enjoy the Lake life, however, one of the advantages of renting a home is being able to eat in, so make sure your kitchen is well stocked and ready to go. It is important to have items like a microwave, coffee maker, flatware, glasses and other kitchen items. 

Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rentals

If you are thinking of turning your second home into a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, now is the time to do it. Many people book their summer vacations early, so it is important to get your home ready to rent as soon as possible. If you are needing a property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks, consider Keys to the Lake. We listen to our clients and create familiarity with your circumstances, lease property criteria and future real estate goals to help you achieve the Lake lifestyle you desire. Although focusing on up-scale homes, condos, apartments and commercial development, we enjoy matching all property types to a myriad of desired lifestyle and budget. If you are interested in learning more about our Lake of the Ozarks property management company, call 573-964-5397. 


"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

Like us on Facebook  •  Follow us on Twitter  •  Follow us on LinkedIn







Follow us on Pinterest  •  Follow us on Google+  •  Follow us on YouTube
Visit our website to BOOK NOW!
5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
Direct: 573-964-KEYS (5397)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! Do you know how you are going to be spending it? Spending the holiday on a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to spend time with your family and make lasting memories. If you are wanting to spend this holiday at the Lake, there are many different places you can enjoy dinner. Your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company has featured a few venues you can join for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Tan-Tar-A

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 494 Tan Tar A Drive
Reservations: 573-348-3131
Price - 
Adults: 28.95
Children 4-12: $14.95
Children 3 & under: Free
Seniors 55 & above: $18.95

Thanksgiving Buffet at H.Toad's

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 2359 Bittersweet Road
Reservations: 573-365-5630
Price - 
Adults: $26
Seniors: $20
Kids 6-12: $12
Kids 5 & under: Free

Thanksgiving Buffet at The Lodge of Four Seasons

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 315 Four Seasons Dr. 
Reservations: 573-365-3000
Prices -
Adults: $39.95
Children under 12: $19.95
Children under 5: Free

Thanksgiving at J. Bruner's

When: November 24; opens at 3:000 p.m.
Where: 5166 Osage Beach Parkway
Reservations: 573-348-2966
Price: $29

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Inn at Grand Glaize

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Where: 5142 Osage Beach Parkway
Reservations: 573-348-4731
Prices - 
Adults: $18.95
Seniors: $15.95
Kids 12 & under: $9.95
Kids 3 & under: Free

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Kinderhook

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 678 Kinderhood Dr. - Trophy Room
Reservations: 573-317-3560
Prices - 
Adults: $35
Seniors: $27
Children 5-10: $12
Children 4 & under: Free

Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are interested in spending Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks and need a place to stay, call Keys to the Lake at 573-964-5397.  Whether all the relatives are coming together or a small gathering, the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. has a place for you. From small condos to large vacation homes, we have something for every family. To view what Lake of the Ozarks rentals are available, visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com or call 573-964-5397. 


"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

Like us on Facebook  •  Follow us on Twitter  •  Follow us on LinkedIn






Follow us on Pinterest  •  Follow us on Google+  •  Follow us on YouTube
Visit our website to BOOK NOW!
5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
Direct: 573-964-KEYS (5397)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November at the Lake of the Ozarks

Crawling hippies, doe widows and fishing! November is definitely an exciting time at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are planning a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, autumn is the perfect time to come. There are still many exciting events to keep you entertained The best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has gathered up all of the November events, so you can plan the perfect Lake vacation. 

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Lake Stock Fall Crawl

The fourth annual Lake Stock Fall Crawl is Woodstock on wheels. For just $10 you get an all access pass to all 10 participating locations and transportation to and from the venues and lodging on the route. 

When: November 5; 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Where: Various Locations

Deer Widows Weekend

Geared for women looking to maximize and extend the holiday shopping season, while focusing on an important time - the opening of hunting season. Shoppers can enjoy our VIP Welcome Receptions, Win Big Bucks Scratch Cards and a Block Party! There will be VIP Welcome Receptions prizes, entertainment and light refreshments as well. The reception will be help in the common area of the center on Friday evening. The scratch card even will be hosted on Saturday with nearly 200 scratch cards available. The final event will be the block party will be held on Sunday morning. 

When: November 11 - 13; 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Osage Beach Premium Outlets

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Veteran's Day Parade

Come on out and support our Veterans! The 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade will go from Osage Beach City Hall to Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge on Osage Beach Parkway. Food and beverage will be available at the Elks Lodge. Everyone is welcomed! 

When: November 12 at 10:00 am
Where: Osage Beach City Hall to Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge

Doe Camp

Ladies - this ones for you! While the men are in the woods, you should visit the winery. Join Seven Springs Winery for an afternoon of pampering because you deserve it! There will be vendors with hand crafted treasures and massages and mini manis. Grab your girls and head to Seven Springs Winery for wine, lunch, shopping and pampering. 

When: November 12; 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: Seven Springs Winery - 846 Winery Hills Estates, Linn Creek

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Missouri Invitational Fish & Golf Championship

The best pro anglers from all over the region will compete in this one of a kind fish and golf tournament. The tournament will kick off with a dinner that includes meeting the pro anglers. The event will begin with a banquet and auction where amateurs will big for the pro fisherman they want to team with. After a full day of fishing, the fishermen and their amateur partners will be joined by a local golf pro and they will play an 18 hole scramble. The tournament will conclude with one last full day of fishing. However, this isn't all fun and games. The winning team will take home $15,000!

When: November 15 - 18
Where: Old Kinderhook

Holiday Market Place 

Craft booths and vendors with Christmas crafts and gifts. There will be a lunch available for a donation. 

When: November 18 - 19; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Camden County Museum

Fall Open House Wine Trail

The wine trail will feature more than a dozen gift shops, retailers and restaurants. Shop local at Osage Beach Parkway for great specials, treats, wine tasting and a day full of fun!

When: November 19 beginning at 11:00 am
Where: Businesses West of the Grand Glaize Bridge

Lake of the Ozarks Vacation

If you are looking to take one last vacation before the year ends, visit the Lake of the Ozarks! At Keys to the Lake, we have many different vacation rentals available during the fall season. From large vacation homes to small condos, we have it all. To see our Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes, visit www.KeysToTheLake.com or call 573-964-KEYS (5397) to book your stay today!


"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

Like us on Facebook  •  Follow us on Twitter  •  Follow us on LinkedIn





Follow us on Pinterest  •  Follow us on Google+  •  Follow us on YouTube
Visit our website to BOOK NOW!
5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
Direct: 573-964-KEYS (5397) 800-986