Lodge of Four Seasons
Travel Blogs from Lake Ozark
9th June 2014
Leaving the dorm with the crazy lady with the zimmer frame who made horrendous noises in the night was a happy moment. Walking down the road to collect our car we noticed the long queue, 1 hour 30minutes later Emma began driving her first automatic car on the other side of the road. Apart from spacial awareness all was good and we made it out of San Francisco safely onto the famous Highway 1. The drive took us along the sea side edge, with a changing landscape ...
... on any of the trails which are my favorite kind. The terrain was hilly but not mountainous so it was easy hiking. I saw a few deer and the woods here was very pretty as the change in season was getting cranked up here. The trail I went on also passed under some big rock bluffs that formed a bunch of caves. I managed to see a badger peeking his head out of one of the caves. Of course, it disappeared ...
Today was a long driving day as I drove from Nashville, TN to Osage Beach, MO. I also ended up crossing the Mississippi for the first time in my life! Leading up to this trip my explanation for wanting to see the west was that I had never been west of the Mississippi before. Today I finally achieved that goal! I choose Osage Beach as a destination through some random research. I learned that it is a pretty big resort town in the warmer months and a ...
Sunday, Oct. 5th, shoved off from St. Louis for a stressful drive to the Lake of the Ozarks. First the busy 4 laners with the tractor trailers and then the most winding roads ever and absolutely not a single amount of a shoulder anywhere! If you drift even slightly off the edge of the road, forget it. Your vehicle will be rolling around down the bank. Jim drove and I'm sure it was stressful for him. Absolutely no margin for error ...
... of his program for the kids (they were AWESOME...very excited group), we passed out foam clown noses and flyers to everyone, and gave the birthday boy a free ticket to the circus.
One of the highlights of the daycare was when J.P. was challenged to a moon walking contest by one of the older kids...hahaha. Even in size 18 shoes, he managed to pull off a pretty respectable moon walk while playing ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lodge of Four Seasons Lake Ozark
#1 resort at the lake come on
I stayed there for 2 nights last spring and was totally let down. Im a long time customer at Tan-Tar-A Resort (Beatiful lake resort!!) and was unable to get there for one weekend. I figured ill stay at Four season after hearing all the hype. Not only was it dirty it seams like the staff had a hard time fixing the little things you asked of them. Personally ill stick with Tan-tar-a next time
Great place for outdoor fun
We just returned from our trip to the Lodge of Four Seasons. We stayed there 7/19 thru 7/24, this was a Monday thru Saturday, and during the whole trip we kept asking ourselves "Where is everybody?". The resort was not very crowded and this was perfect as we enjoyed the outdoor swimming pools, the 9 hole short-game golf course and the marina. We have two boys ages 9 and 10.5 and found the availability of outdoor activities at our fingertips perfect. Our goal during vacations is to stay busy and if you have trouble doing it here, my guess is you will have trouble doing it anywhere.
Our first day there we went to the marina and reserved a boat for two hours per day for the next two days to tube and ski and waverunners for two hours on the thrid day to just explore. With this locked up we then proceeded to take advantage of the golf as I attempted to refine the skills of my two boys in a very low pressure environment - there was no one chasing us from behind and pushing us to play faster. It was a great experience for them and gave me plenty of hands on opportunity to teach them.
Overall it was a great outdoor vacation and the weather co-opperated to enhance our experience - 90's everyday. The rooms were comfortable and clean - not ultra modern but not worn out either. I have stayed in nicer places and much worse places. If you are looking for the ultimate in room service and hotel amenities this is probably not your place but if golf, swimming and lake activities is what you are looking for, you have found it. Enjoy!
Family stayed there last weekend, such nice accomodations. Staff was courteous, prompt and very helpful. Price is worth what you get. Have stayed at Tan-Tar-A and the Lodge of the Four Seasons, and will be returning to the Lodge instead of Tan-Tar-A for the comfort, value and service.
Never even stayed
Checked into this resort and went directly to our assigned room lugging our luggage and was very disappointed with what we saw. Room was clean inside but balconey outside was trashed with food that somebody must have thruout at one time or another. Oh well lets check the pool area out as we came here to relax in the indoor pool and spa and get away from the daily grind. We went to the pool and saw bugs, duck feathers, and who knows what else floating all around. This looked like it had never been cleaned in a month so when we went over to the spa next to pool we were in shock as the water was a dirty murky color that was a horrible sight to see. We went directly back to hotel lobby to complain and was given a refund for our two nights. This resort is top rated and I still can't believe they can get great reviews on this place with this kind of cleanliness they have. We stayed at another place in town and saved over $40 dollars a night and had just as much fun as we would have stayed in this place. What a shame as I will never get to experience this top-rated??? resort.
Can't wait to visit again!
My husband and I loved the Lodge of Four Seasons. The weather during our visit was dreadful, so we enjoyed reading books by the grand fire place and getting treatments in their spa. We were pleasantly suprised at the quality of our accomidations. Our room was clean, comfortable and rather upscale. We will return and tell others about this excellent retreat.
A very restful trip
My wife and I had a very nice Thanksgiving at the Lodge. The rate was unbeatable, and the room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. We have stayed at the Lodge for years, and was disappointed that the Toledo Room was no longer open for dinner. The Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet was only average. The Holiday package was a great deal. We will return.
What a great place for a weekend getaway!
My wife and I recently stayed at the Lodge of Four Seasons. She is pregnant and we wanted a weekend to get out of town to relax. What a great decision! The staff was very welcoming and our room was beautiful. (My wife especially like the view.) The hotel was clean, staff outgoing and friendly and the golf course was awesome. We enjoyed dinner at their restaurant, HK's. The steaks were great and the server was lots of fun. In all, we would recommend the Lodge to anyone, and we will cerainly be back.
Theft of personal items
My teenaged daughter went to the Lodge mid-October for a school conference. Her last meeting ran late, so her friends were supposed to pack the personal items she left in the bathroom, but they forgot. When my daughter went back to her room to make sure they packed those items, the maid ( a foreign woman whose name she didn't note)refused to let her in the room. My daughter said there may be some of her belongings still in the room, but the maid told her everything was gone. On the trip home, she discovered that her friends forget to take her shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, and shower pouf. They were behind schedule so the teacher wouldn't go back. I called the Lodge as soon as my daughter returned home. The first 2 employees I spoke with told me the room had been cleaned and was empty. Then a housekeeping manager told me it wasn't cleaned yet and he'd have the room checked the next day. After many phone calls, I was told the items weren't found and what would I like them to do to make it better. I told the manager that the items totaled some $20 and for a single mom of 4, that's a lot to us. I believed the maid stole those items from my daughter and wanted to be reimbursed. He said that shouldn't be a problem, but if it was he'd call back. He never did call and we didn't get a check. After a week, I called him and he stated that he left a message for me that they would not be reimbursing us. For a hotel of this caliber, this is very disappointing. If the staff cannot be trusted for simple items, what about the more expensive ones? We will not be staying there again and will make this recommendation to the national organization which sponsored the conference.
Busy Lake Ozark
Lodge of Four Seasons has all the resort amenities such that one could stay within the lodge and have an enjoyable vacation... Aside from lake noise, the lodge generally was pleasantly quiet.
We were interested in the lake area also and found that part to be disppointing. PUblic access to the lake is minimal. The noise from the lake at times was extremely disturbing what with giant engines screeching at noisy full volume. Years ago I went row-boating on this quiet lake. It would be foolishly dangerous to do so now.
This area, once so picturesque, is near gridlocked with traffic, elbow to elbow condos, etc. Once gets glimpses of what once was a lovely lake, but mostly the views are of traffic and more traffic.
LIked Lodge of the Four Seasons, but this was our fourth and final trip to the area. We won't be returning to the unfortunately congested Lake of the Ozarks. the Ozarks.