The Lake of the Ozarks is a region, a lake and a recreation area in the Central Missouri area of the state of Missouri. Visiting Lake of the Ozarks self-catering vacation rentals you can enjoy 93 miles of winding lake with picturesque scenery, islands, nature parks, villages, towns and beaches.
Probably one of the first things to do while staying in Lake of the Ozarks vacation accommodation is to take a scenic tour of the water and get your bearings with the opportunity of seeing Millionaires Cove. For spectacular scenery and some fascinating caves visit Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the largest park in Missouri. Kids of all ages will enjoy crossing the Swinging Bridge over Grand Glaize Creek while golfers may be interested to know that there are over 13 golf courses close to the lake. With more than 1300 miles of shoreline you will never be far from a beach or an opportunity to cast a fishing line.
Finding somewhere to dine out while staying in a Lake of the Ozarks self-catering rental should not be a problem; there are with than forty waterfront restaurants and hundreds of other eateries. On the subject of food and drink there is the aptly named Party Cove, which requires a boat to reach it, and the Seven Springs Winery which offers wine tasting tours and light meals; the views from Seven Springs are spectacular. There is even outlet shopping available in Osage Beach with other shops and a games arcade on the Lake Ozarks strip. If you want to get away from it all then rent a boat and enjoy the peace of the water.
There are two major cities within driving distance of a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental both of which conjure up images from famous films; St Louis, which is 129 miles away, and Kansas City, 136 miles. St Louis was founded in 1764 on the Mississippi River and still has a number of historic sights that reflect its French heritage. Kansas, the larger of the two cities also has a rich and varied history; it is known to have been a Native American settlement for thousands of years.
At a Lake of the Ozarks self-catering vacation rental you will enjoy a variety of weather during each season but the one thing that is certain is the summer will be hot with humid evenings in August and there will always be snow in the winter.
The closest international airport to Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals is Lambert-St. Louis International Airport which is approximately 130 miles away. A number of American and UK airlines fly from major UK airports.