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One of the top vacation destinations in the Midwest, Lake of the Ozarks is tucked into the rolling hills of Central Missouri. It’s renowned for its fishing and boating opportunities, but you’ll find many other activities available along its 1,150 miles of shoreline, along with plenty of dining and shopping venues. These cool cabins in Missouri all offer an ideal base for taking advantage of it all.
Enjoy a peaceful setting right on the lake by booking this two-bedroom cabin that feels as if it’s on an island with two coves on either side. It includes two decks, one on the water, and a swim platform that makes it easy to enjoy refreshing dips. In the evening, look forward to sitting around a roaring fire. Inside you’ll have all the essentials like a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a washer/dryer.
This lakefront cabin-style lodge offers three bedrooms, accommodating up to 10 for a relaxing retreat that comes with a swim dock, kayaks, and other gear for fun out on the water. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee from the oversized deck and after a day of play, cookouts on the propane BBQ followed by gathering around the fire pit. There’s a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, multiple TVs with Roku for streaming, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. You won’t have to leave Fido at home either as it’s dog-friendly too.
Dewey’s Dream is a four-bedroom lakefront retreat that comes with fabulous views and a large two-level deck to enjoy them from while relaxing or cooking out on the grill. It includes a private dock with an open slip and a swim platform in a deep water cove for easy access to fun on the lake, and inside you’ll have many upscale perks. There’s also a gourmet kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals, an open entertainment area with a fireplace and a 46″ HDTV with cable channels for watching your favorite shows.
Ideal for a small family reunion, this beautiful cabin can accommodate up to 16, providing plenty of space for everyone with one of the seven bedrooms including a kids double-bunk room plus four sofa beds. It comes with your own private boat launch and empty slips for your vessel along with a game room that has a pool table, darts, and ping pong. On the over 4,000-square-foot deck, there’s even a tiki bar with a 65″ big-screen TV. All the essentials are included too like a very well-stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.
A two-bedroom cabin for four, this cozy cabin is nestled in a wooded hillside just steps from the lake. It has a screened-in porch ideal for sipping your morning coffee or evening wine, along with a fire pit and TV with a DVD player for movie nights – lots of DVDs are included. If you prefer playing games with the family, it comes stocked with board games too. The kitchen is stocked with the basics, including a smaller oven with four burners, a microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, and full-size fridge.
Enjoy a tranquil stay for up to four guests in this cabin that sits at the confluence of two creeks just west of Lake of the Ozarks. You’ll feel as if you’re worlds away from the hustle and bustle, but you’ll be able to pick up groceries in Climax Springs, just eight miles away. The cozy cabin sits on a private 120-acre property with many flowing creeks, ponds, springs, fields, and rolling wooded hills. The porch overlooks a creek and you’ll have a spot for roasting marshmallows on the campfire along with a grill for cookouts although there is a basic kitchen with a fridge, small microwave, two-burner hotplate, coffeemaker and small toaster oven. There is no Wi-Fi but you will have a TV with Dish Network.
This 1930s cabin enjoys a wilderness setting in the heart of Osage Beach. It sleeps up to four in one bedroom, providing one of the best views you’ll find on the lake, right above the water. Look forward to beautiful sunsets and a perfect view of local fireworks displays too. You’ll be close to hiking, shopping, and dining while having all the comforts of home to come back to, including Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a TV with a DVD player and DVD library.
This three-bedroom cabin offers a peaceful retreat with scenic views and plenty of privacy for up to six plus a baby with a high chair and Pack ‘N Play provided. Look forward to relaxing on the sun porch enjoying a view of the pond, gathering around the fire pit under the stars or heading inside for movie nights. The living room includes a 50″ TV with a DVD player and all bedrooms have their own Smart TVs too. A fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi are all included as well.
Located in a private, quiet setting tucked into a cove that sits beneath a large hillside, this cabin offers a memorable lake getaway complete with an exclusive boat ramp, dock for fishing, and kayaks for paddling around. Enjoy swimming and relaxing with serene views that include sunsets and frequent deer visitors from the lakefront deck along with all the comforts of home like a full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV with an extensive movie collection and a library of books. Despite the secluded feel, you’ll be just 15 minutes from town, close to many restaurants and attractions.
Built with native cedar logs, the Sunset View Log Cabin sleeps up to six in three bedrooms and sits right along the water. It comes with a private boat dock ideal for fishing, boating, swimming and sunbathing. You’ll find a number of restaurants and bars along the waterfront that can easily be reached by boat too. You’ll have all the essentials inside including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.
An adorable two-bedroom lakefront cabin for up to four guests, look forward to magnificent views and lots of special extras by booking a stay here. Located at the 60-mile marker on Lake of the Ozarks in a tranquil cove, it includes a tree-shaded deck that’s ideal for sipping sunset cocktails along with a lily pad, an old canoe and floats for enjoying time out on the water. There’s a dock for fishing, a gas grill for cookouts, and a fire pit, with fixings for S’mores included. While you’ll have a TV, DVD player and some movies, it’s great for an unplugged retreat (no Wi-Fi) with the family, board games included.