Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
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... all the "Icons", 8 bottles of Route 66 soda, and a trunk load of trinkets and souvenirs. Gary knows how sell, but he does it in an earnest manner. He truly enjoys the people he meets and acts as an ambassador of the route. He will give you more time then you have to spare. If he "really likes" you, he'll go in the back and come out with a signed photo of himself. (we now have four, people love ...
... 1. The speed limit is a minimum you must stay at least 45 mph faster than, except in town drive really slow it averages out that way.
2. All yellow lines mean pass really fast
2. Double yellow lines mean pass really really fast.
3. When the wheels scream around a turn, take the next one 10 mph faster (The wheels must have too many squeaks in them. Doubling and tripling your speed is important. It helps ...
... rescue and went to drug store and all is now well but Lisa now HATES hornets! Met some lovely people along the way ( pity we missed you at the big rocking chair Billie - but we have to move on) The people at Skippys were first class, Thanks for a great lunch! All the other bikers and lovely people who were around really make this trip one of dreams ...
... as it saw me. I did see a nice buck on the trail too. I've seen lots of deer, but coming from a family that loves to deer hunt, bucks always get me excited.
At night, I listened to Monday Night Football while I sat around the fire. This would become a recurring theme as I would try to set up my camping trips for Monday and Thursday nights so I could listen to the NFL before passing ...
... and out of the way detour. You want to talk about rural? There is absolutely nothing in South Central Missouri. It felt like one of the most rural, desolate locations of the entire journey. Despite the twists and the turns, I was able to make it to Osage Beach at a reasonable hour and upon my arrival, I discovered that I had access to a full kitchen and a charcoal grill. What better way to celebrate then by grilling up a nice juicy steak! So, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark Osage Beach
I spent one weekend the last week in March 2004 at Tan-tar-a with my significant other and two 8 year-olds. It is an older property, but appears to be clean outside of a little dust in corners--that sort of thing.... We had a one-bedroom cabin-like suite with balcony and a view of the lake. It also included our own barbeque grill and a kitchenette.
Over-rated and in need of updating
Just got home from a family vacation and was terribly disappointed of this resort. Luckily we just stayed one night and didn't get rip-off more than what we did. We paid $120 that night for a room that had gigantic water stains on the ceiling, peeling paint in the bathroom and a heater that needed fixed when we arrived in our freezing room. My wife and I came to the conclusion that all they are after is the almighty dollar by charging $15-$20 to use their new waterpark, charging people to bowl on outdated lanes etc. instead of fixing up the rooms that are in a dire need of repair. To me this place is way over-rated and families would be better off going to the Wisc. Dells and spend their hard earned cash their instead of here.
We visited Tan-tar-a in March 2004.Prices were reasonable for room/season.Disappointed that we could hear most of what the next room occupants were saying.Indoor waterpark disappointing for children over 9-10 years old,but being able to go day of check-in and part of next day made the $ 15 price reasonable. Couldn't believe observers are charged $7.50 to watch their kids though.Staff were pleasant and helpful at resort. Only one restaurant open so after a few meals there we had to drive to Osage Beach for variety.Parts of resort in need of updating especially the bowling lanes. Only 2 of the 8 lanes can have bumpers so if your kids need them there may be quite a wait . Overall ok .
I just spent a week end at the resort on business in the off season. I am going to go back with my family in the warmer weather. Some of the facilities were a little dated, but everything was nicely located for a business conference. The only complaint I had was the staff. I found only one helpful person on the hotel staff that was not rude during this weekend. However the resturant and lounge employees were very pleasant. We'll see if it is as good on a family vacation.
Wonderful for a single dad
we have stayed here for 3 years in a row and have fell in love with the varity. my daughter rides horses while my son and i went on a guided fishing trip. and they loved the sports facilities. and choice of indoor or outdoor pool.
We stayed here to celebrate our honeymoon. Our stay was okay. I used the spa and really thought it was reasonably priced for a spa. The staff there was very friendly. We also ate at all but one of the eating establishments. We were very very pleased with the food. (except Sbarros-it was just okay) Our check-in was very easy. Our room was located with others right on the lake. We had no problems with noise, but there was a slight insect problem. I found a few in the bathroom (which is right by the front door). We did however encounter a problem with the in-room babysitting. This was the whole reason we went to this place. We had planned on using the marina and doing some parasailing.
We were highly disappointed with the entire resort. While it was nestled in beautiful surroundings, the rooms in the resort had paper thin walls, bugs in the bathroom, and was very noisy. The staff was rude and unconcerned with the problems we encountered. The "activities" were very expensive, rarely available, and overall a rip-off. I will never recommend or stay at this overpriced, overrated "resort" again.
Loved estates sales
The other review is right on the money! Estates Sales does a nice job.
We have stayed with them numerous times and their rooms are always clean and nice. A little hassle to check in after hours but cheaper than staying with TanTarA Resort. Would recommend them to anyone staying at TanTarA.
Stay with Estates Sales & Property Management
Estates Sales & Property Management is a small business across the street from Tan Tar A that rents homes in the Estates part of Tan Tar A Resort. Our unit had a hot tub and was very nicely decorated. Very clean and the staff treated us like we were family. We come to Tan Tar A a couple times a year and this was our first time staying in one of Dave Huffman's homes. It was clean and cheaper that staying with the Resort. We paid $179. per night for a one bedroom suite with a hot tub and screened in porch. We have already booked for next spring! Anyone staying at Tan Tar A should check out what this company has to offer.
I expected more...
I had always wanted to stay here so we did this past Fourth of July.
Everyhting was great except the room and the parking garage smelled of vomit. I am not sure if I would stay here again.