Wednesday, November 22, 2017

December Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks - and You Can Stay With Us!

The lake area is beautiful in every season, and if you haven't had the joy of seeing it in the fall and winter, then you really should make the effort to get yourself here soon. We've got the perfect vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to stay in during your visit that are spacious, comfortable, and centrally located with an amazing lake view. In case you need more incentive than the natural beauty of the area, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has come up with a list of some fun things to do in December while you are here.   

Holiday Shopping
Tis the season to frantically search for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list! The lake area has lots of wonderful places for you to do just that. You'll find name brand stores that you are familiar with at the Outlet Mall and the other shopping centers. There are also lots of smaller, local shops with unique and amazing items you won't find anyplace else. Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses are centrally located in Osage Beach, so you're never very far away from great shopping, no matter which direction you travel. 

Holiday Lights & Activities
If you'd like to take in a few sights and sounds of this festive season, there are lots of options available to you throughout the month of December. For holiday lights, parades, cruises on the lake, and entertaining shows, this is the place to be! A few that you may enjoy are:  

  • Osage Beach Holiday Lights in the Park
    Osage Beach City Park is filled with a free drive-through light display through December 31, and there are also many displays up for you to enjoy along Osage Beach Parkway. 
  • St. Patrick's Festival of Lights
    This is the oldest light park in the lake area at the Shrine of St. Patrick/ Mother's Shrine in Laurie. It's free and open to the public from 5-10 pm until December 31.
  • Enchanted Village of Lights
    Through January 1, you can enjoy this drive-through light park at the Laurie Fairgrounds for free from 5- 9 pm, but donations are greatly appreciated. 
  • Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises & Frosty Float
    Celebration Cruises host 2 different types of holiday fun on the lake. Deck the Docks goes out from 5:30-8 pm to view the many holiday displays on the water every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through December 30. Their Frosty Float is fun for the entire family on December 3 & 10 with daytime cruises at 10 am, 1:30 pm, and 5 pm. These include children's activities, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.  
  • Christmas on Main Street
    The Main Street Music Hall in the Landing in Osage Beach will be putting on their holiday show through December 17. It's filled with music, laughter, and incredible entertainment for all ages. 

A Quiet Retreat From the Holiday Hustle
Of course, if you simply want to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses can offer you that relaxing seclusion that you are longing for. Both houses are tucked away just past Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and each features the same breathtaking lake view that you enjoy from our restaurant every summer. (Just with fewer leaves on the trees!) 

The Glass House can hold up to 8 guests, which is perfect for a family getaway or a weekend away with a few friends. It's 1,500 square feet of living space has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a washer & dryer, and a full kitchen with everything you might need during your stay except the food. There are also some lovely decks to sit outside on if the weather allows.

The Red House boasts 3,400 square feet of living space, which easily houses up to 16 people. This is a wonderful place to stay if you are organizing a family reunion or maybe a shopping trip with all of your pals. There is a large deck off of the upstairs and a covered deck downstairs. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath. It also contains its own washer and dryer plus a kitchen with all the necessities. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina may be closed for the season, but our vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks are available year-round. There are plenty of open dates right now, and hey, no one has claimed New Year's Eve yet! Lots of fun parties take place in the area to ring in the new year, or you can host your own small gathering in the Glass House or the Red House and let Shorty Pants cater it for you! Get out your calendars, pick some dates, and reserve your stay with us. 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid-back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our 2017 Season Ends November 18 - Come & Get It!

We knew the day would come, but it still always seems to sneak up on us! Our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is getting ready to close our doors for the 2017 season, but don't worry, because Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be back again next spring.

If that seems like a long time to wait, then you'd better make plans to come in for at least one more meal before the end of the day on Saturday, November 18, 2017To tempt you, here's a little recap of what we've got waiting for you when you stop by. 

Amazin' Cajun
The best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks comes out of our kitchen, no doubt about it! We are able to offer authentic Creole cuisine because we use rubs and spices that come directly from Louisiana. If you close your eyes after taking a bite, you just might think you're actually in the French Quarter instead of mid-Missouri! 

A large portion of our menu features classic Cajun dishes that have become favorites of the many people that dine with us every year. Some of the most popular dishes include our Crab Cake Pasta, Smothered Catfish, Creole Quesadillas, great big Po Boy Sandwiches, and our New Orleans Medley featuring creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and a half-link of our Andouille Sausage all on one plate.   

...and There's MORE!
Even though we love creating Creole cuisine that makes your mouth water, our diverse menu has quite a few non-Cajun dishes too, so that everyone in your group can find something to satisfy their appetites. You'll find savory steaks as well as many signature sandwiches like the Asiago Chicken Sandwich or our Prime Rib Burgers. We've even got an impressive kids menu for the young'uns. When you come in before we close for the season, you're sure to find something to please everyone for lunch or dinner.  

Creative Cocktails
The food is incredible all on its own, but when you pair it with one of our delicious drinks from the bar, your experience is taken to a whole new level! Some of the legendary cocktails that our bar is known for are our muddled Mojitos, Cajun Bloody Marys, and of course, the lake area classics, Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, and Pains. It's not too cold for one more frozen drink this year! 

Our bar also carries an impressive wine list and the coldest beer in town. The bartenders will be happy to pour you a drink so you can raise a glass to an incredible 2017 season with us. 

Cozy Fireplace with a View
The lake view from Shorty Pants Lounge is incredible, but if it's a bit too cold to sit outside this week, it's not a problem! Our outdoor fireplace offers a cozy spot to sit, relax, sip a cocktail, and still enjoy that incredible lake view. There's even a TV out there, in case you want to catch a game. 

Our indoor dining area is pretty impressive too. You can admire the lake through the windows while sitting amidst some classic New Orleans decor. We've got plenty of seating to handle groups of every size, plus a great indoor bar to belly up to. 

Stay With Us Over the Winter
Just because the restaurant is closing for the season, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on our friendly Shorty Pants Lounge hospitality. Our amazing Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses are available year-round. The lake area's a lot less crowded in the winter, but there are still plenty of fun things to do and see. There is some great holiday shopping going on in the area too, so get a group of friends together, stay in the Red House or the Glass House, and take care of those shopping lists while enjoying the luxury of a comfortable and inviting home away from home. 

As sad as we are to say goodbye for now, you can rest assured that Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be back again next spring with another exciting menu full of Cajun goodness. Please make plans to join us at some point this week before we close for the 2017 season on Saturday night, November 18. We'd love to hang out with you again this year! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid-back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Let Us Handle Your Holiday Catering

If you have a lot of guests headed your way for the upcoming holiday season, or if you are in charge of feeding everyone at this year's holiday party, make it easy on yourself. Hire the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks to take care of the food so you can enjoy the celebration along with the rest of your guests. As a part of the Barrett Restaurant Group, Shorty Pants Lounge can create the tastiest treats for any get-together. 

Wide Variety of Foods
The Barrett Restaurant Group is made up of Shorty Pants Lounge, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. When you let us cater your event, you not only have all of those amazing dishes that each restaurant is known for to pick from, but the creative chefs from all three restaurants are capable of making a customized menu of your favorite foods. No matter what the meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner, or "snack-time," you just let us know what you have in mind and our kitchen will come up with a menu to suit your needs. 

Just in time for Thanksgiving, our Lake of the Ozarks catering service will be using our incredible smoker to make mouthwatering hickory-smoked turkeys! You can bring your bird to us and we'll cook it up for you at $2/pound. Then all you have to do is pick it up when it's done along with a few homestyle side dishes and you're all set! 

Any Event, Large or Small
Our Lake of the Ozarks catering is available for small parties for a few close friends all the way up to groups of 500! Wedding receptions, holiday parties, office meetings, family reunions... the list goes on and on. If your celebration needs food, we can make that happen in the most delicious way possible.

All of our catering is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so once you have a date for your party, get it on our calendar. To guarantee your date, it needs to be booked in advance with our sales office and a final guest count is needed one week before the event.  

Your Place or Ours?
If you already have a place to host your celebration, you can swing by the restaurant to pick up your order or make arrangements for us to deliver it directly to you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a great venue to host your group, ask about having your party right here at your favorite Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant! Our dining room is sometimes available for private events.   

Book Your Event NOW! 
There are only a few weeks at the end of November and throughout December to squeeze in a lot of holiday cheer. If you'd like to be able to serve your guests the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, then give us a call soon at 573-348-2277 to make the arrangements. Any party will be a lot more fun for you, the host, when Shorty Pants Lounge does the cooking! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

More Rave Reviews For Our Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rental Houses

Fall is a beautiful time to visit the lake area, and our vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks come with all the comforts of home plus an outstanding lake view! You don't have to take our word for it though. Here is what some of our past residents had to say about Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's vacation rentals. 

The Red house is able to sleep up to 13 people in its 3,400 square feet of living space. It has a breathtaking panoramic view plus lakefront access. You can see pictures of the inside as well as dates it is available by visiting the link above.  

Modern, clean and spacious!

"The house has plenty of room for all people involved. Short boat ride to most places. It was great having the private dock also. We will definitely be back to this property. The views are awesome from both decks."
~ Kenneth M. 

Amazing Property

"The house was amazing. Ashley was so helpful in making sure our vacation was wonderful. Everything was clean and the space was perfect for our family. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
~ Michael S. 

Great House & Would Book Again in a Heartbeat

"Wow!! I absolutely LOVED our experience. Ashley was so nice and easy to work with. The house was better than it appears in the photos & can't wait till my next girls trip to book this house again. Great location with the bar located 100 yards from our back door. The house was extremely clean & was stocked with towels, coffee filters, paper towels, which makes the whole trip easier. Highly recommend this location!"
~ Johnna D. 

Nacho Average Bach

"We booked the Red House for a bachelorette weekend. The house was AMAZING! We had nine guests, and had plenty of room for more! We loved having a private dock to enjoy the lake and the sun! The staff at Shorty Pants took great care of us. Our arrival was smooth thanks to Ashley's organization and efforts. She had everything set up for us, and was always available if we had a question! The house is great for larger groups because there is a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and covered porch downstairs as well as a kitchenette, dinette, living room and sun porch upstairs! With 9 women, it was great to have 3 full bathrooms and a half bath. I would definitely recommend staying with Shorty Pants Rentals! The driveways are very steep, so I'd make sure you have 4-wheel drive! We can't wait to stay here again! Thank you Shorty Pants for giving us a weekend we won't forget!"
~ Katelyn K. 

Our 2nd vacation rental also has lakefront access and the same amazing panoramic views. Up to 8 people can sleep comfortably in its 1,500 square feet of living space. The link above will show more photos of the inside plus allow you to check availability and book directly from the site.  

Cute, clean, and convenient!
"We just had a great long weekend staying with Shorty Pants Rentals! There was a little hiccup at the beginning, but Ashley went above and beyond to accommodate us. She was more than helpful to answer any questions and genuinely cared about our experience. Having Shorty Pants and Salty Dog Marina within walking distance was extremely convenient and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this rental!"
~ Sarah S. 

Nice home and great location!

"This house has a nice deck & grill. All the amenities you need and more. The place looks new."
~ Brett B. 

Great Experience

"The house is adorable and very clean. Just steps from Shorty Pants restaurant which made dinner easy. They also have a marina which made forgetting a toothbrush an easy fix. Ashley was great to communicate with and left her cell number on the chalkboard inside in case we needed anything. Myself and 7 other girls had a great experience!"
~ Brandi B.

Both of these incredible Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals are located close to many great lake area attractions, and they are within walking distance of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. If you'd like to experience fall at the Lake of the Ozarks in the comfort of a home away from home, book your stay with us. Don't forget to leave a review after your trip so that we can share your awesome experience with future visitors.  

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!