Thursday, February 8, 2018

5 Great Reasons To Book Our Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Houses NOW!

You may be under the impression that planning a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks is something you can worry about later, once the season rolls around. We disagree because a little pre-planning right now will not only get you out of those winter doldrums, but it also means that when vacation time rolls around, you're already prepared. 

Step #1 is to pick a few dates to come to town, and step #2 is to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks vacation house rental for those days before someone else beats you to it! Here are a few reasons, along with 2018 dates, that you should start making plans to stay with us at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina.   

You Love To Party!
The lake area is the best place to party all summer long, but we throw some amazing bashes mid-winter too! In a couple of weeks on Saturday, February 17, the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is taking place. You'll want to be here the entire weekend for that because our sister restaurants are causing that party to last the entire weekend long. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill is throwing an amazing Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Pre-Party on Friday, February 16 featuring the Mixtapes and the Dope Ass Sneakers onstage. On Saturday for the actual pub crawl, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has Dale Blue from 4-8 pm and DJ Vinyl Richy from 8 pm-close, plus it is Happy Hour all day on Sunday at the Boot to help you recover from the weekend! Three entire days of fun before heading home.  

One more party coming soon is St. Patrick's Day at the Lake. It falls on Saturday, March 17 this year, so it's going to be bigger and better than ever! There are parades both on and off the water, and the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be open by then. (Conveniently, right next door to our vacation rental houses!)       

You're Getting Married
If you've got a wedding to plan, there are 2 Bridal Shows happening in the lake area that you should check out. Our vacation rental houses are big enough to house your entire wedding party so you can bring them along to help with the planning, or simply to enjoy a few fun days away together. 

While you're at it, go ahead and reserve the dates to stay with us when you come back for the bachelor & bachelorette parties, plus the wedding weekend itself. The Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show at the Lodge of Four Seasons is Sunday, February 18 (the day after the Marid Gras Pub Crawl!) and the Missouri Bridal Expo is at Old Kinderhook on Sunday, March 18 (the day after St. Pat's!)  

The Waterfront Bars Are Opening
You know that you don't want to miss opening day at your favorite waterfront bars, and when you stay with us, you're only a short walk away from Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and a short drive or boat ride away from Dog Days Bar & Grill. Both of these hot spots are opening on Friday, March 9. Stay the entire weekend and party your heart out at both places!  

You're Craving Adventure
A wonderful annual fundraising event, the Polar Bear Plunge, is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, February 24 this year. Participating in this event is not for the faint of heart, but you only live once, right? If you're up for braving the icy cold water, convince a few friends to join you and get signed up. If you're staying in our Red House or the Glass House, you'll have a toasty warm place to thaw out afterward, and the houses even have washers and dryers to take care of those wet clothes. Put your feet up by the fireplace, have a Hot Toddy, and feel good about helping out a great cause.    

Summer's Closer Than You Think
There are tons of annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks that you definitely don't want to miss, and if you book your stay in the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks right now, you won't have to worry about searching for a place later when all the good spots are booked up. Some of these can't-miss events include the Spring Harbor Hop, the LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show, AquaPalooza, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Bikefest... The list goes on and on, plus there are all kinds of attractions to visit, and you don't need an event weekend to enjoy some time out on the water. 

If you are wanting to plan a trip to the lake around your favorite event, a great place to find all the dates is at When you're ready to book your stay, you'll want to visit where you can click on the links to both of our vacation rental houses to view photos, detailed descriptions, reviews, availability, and then reserve it online. Planning a fun trip now will make dealing with the 6 more weeks of winter that groundhog predicted for us a lot easier to deal with! 

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