The Lodge Of Four Seasons

Horseshoe Bend Parkway , Lake Ozark, Missouri, 65049, United States

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    Unique Qualities of the Lodge


    WE did not stay here this time, and it has been quite a while. The purpose is to provide a perspective of what is was like going back in time to the 1960's, since little has changed since then.

    Unique Quality: The lobby, the rooms and the outside are just the same as back then, or close to it. The gardens area in the rear by the pool was a recent addition in 1989. Harold Koplar hired a famed Buffy Murai to design a garden for Zen and he did. It has a number of connecting pools, exotic fish and bridges connecting the pathways. There is also many special plants in the area. The pool is cloverleaf shaped to pattern style of the era in 1960's. The view is great though. Rooms are still very old in feature even though they change out the style of Madrid Spain in the 1960's to upgrade into Guadalajara Mexico special in the 1980's It is still there like that. The carving of wood is of cypress with a lot of burlwood narls. This was a populuar thing to carve fo Chinese and Koplar purchased a piece that is magnificent. It is a show piece.

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    Lodge of Four Seasons Fame


    It actually has been a while since I stayed here, but recall the times when it was in vogue. In the last few years I visited the hotel and kept up with the activity to guage the competition of the area. Not much in improvements have changed in the last 20 years. That is good or bad? The feeling is like going back in time, with big dark wooden doors and the theme then and now is Spanish motif, maybe? The centerpiece in the lobby has a copper vent and was its monicker in the old days. The flame is now out and actually there is no flame or fire.
    HK's restaurant is still like it also was years back, but the food is still good, and prices in middle range of $18-30 for dinners.

    Unique Quality: It has a wonderful Japanese garden with Zen. It overlooks the pool area down below. Beyond that is a nice view of the lake. Rooms in the hotel itself are a bit cheaper than the "cottages" surrounding the hotel. Nothing, or little has changed since construction in 1964.
    Harold Koplar from ST. Louis made a lot of money and bought around 3,500 acres of ground when it was cheap. They have been developing and selling homesites and condos since. His daughter and SIL now operate the place, and it gives them a living. The original theme was redneck and country western and cowboys. They even had a bull walk around the grounds and into the lobby at times. The furniture and huge wood doors came from Madrid and much is still there, and not cleaned often. Rooms are furnished from custom work in Guadalajara, Mexico.
    They have 20,000SF meeting hall next to the motel.

    Directions: From Bus 54, follow Route HH for about 3 miles. It is on the left side across from the golf courses clubhouse.

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don't book this one

by A TripAdvisor Member

This lodge is displayed as a premier destination and it is a dump. We paid over $200 a night for a room that smelled of mildew and the room was filthy and very old. We were so disappointed!


by A TripAdvisor Member

What a disappointment! At first, we were in a room near the pool in the older section. The toilet in the room didn't work. You'd have to stand there and hold the handle down until if flushed. The hairdryer had a buzzing sound and smelled like something was burning. We killed some bugs. A light bulb was burned out. The pool was dirty. It was a cramped room.

We were moved to another room in the main building. The room was more roomy, but you would have to be about 5' 4" or shorter to enjoy the shower that ran hot and cold the whole time without warning. Too hot one minute.. cold the next. The Atrium pool was also dirty. There were many leaves floating on top and dirt and leaves on the bottom. I mentioned it to one of the staff members. She said that someone comes out in the afternoon and cleans it. I said I've been here a few days and no one has cleaned it. I said my husband filtered some leaves out using their broken equipment. Finally the night before I left, it had been vacuumed. I was unable to enjoy it during my stay, but at least someone would. This is summertime. They should clean the pools daily! Front desk just considered me a complainer I think. Who wouldn't complain? I would think they could improve if we report poor conditions.

The bed and pillows were comfortable. Housekeeping was friendly and efficient.


by A TripAdvisor Member

The Lodge has been around since the 60's but I had never stayed there. This past 4th of July, friends invited my wife and me to come along with them for the extended holiday weekend. All four of us were impressed with the large and comfortable rooms. The staff was, without exception, extremely polite and accommodating. Extremely professional for a resort located in a rural area.
The delightful details, such as the indoor waterfall and Asian artwork adorning the halls, were just great.

I loved the golf. The wife loved the spa. It was what we both needed.
The Lodge is a wonderful "get away from everything" kind of place. Highly recommended.


by A TripAdvisor Member

The first indication that our trip was going to be special was when we got out of our car and were greeted by two men from Jamaica. We felt like we were not in Missouri any longer. The next nice surprise was how accommodating they were with our early check-in request. Our room was large, fresh and had a great view of the lake.

My two children loved the pool with the waterfall and Japanese garden. They also hiked, fished and spent time in the game room. My wife loved the spa and pool. I played two rounds of golf on two spectacular but difficult courses.

Besides being a beautiful resort with fun activites, I need to mention the food. I have had too many over priced and over crowded dinners at the lake so I was wowed at the enjoyable evening at HK's. The room is big and the service was professional. I had a fantastic bouillabaisse and my wife loved her crab fettuccine.

After four days we left rested and happy and thinking we recieved big city service in the middle of the Ozark hills at midwestern prices. We will see you again soon. Thanks.

Spa Shiki and Golf was the best

by A TripAdvisor Member

We had a great experience from the friendly helping staff to the excellent spas. The true feeling of ozark mountains was great. The facilities offered something for everyone in the family. Great atmosphere,good food,unreal golf,and a spa my wife loved made our trip a real success.

A Real Winter Wonderland!

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I expected to find a quiet and deserted lake area with little to do when we arrived at The Lodge this winter. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised.

Not only was there a full-service spa and an 18-hole golf course open at the resort, we got one of the nicest rooms I've stayed in anywhere. The view of the lake was glorious.

I recommend having dinner at the resort!!! We went to HK's in the The Lodge's main lobby and got the most attentive and warm service. The food was amazing, and there's a spectacular view of the gardens and the lake just outside the restaurant windows. It was very romantic. The music playing was a big hit for me (Sinatra).

I have stayed at another hotel at the lake this winter, and I regretted it. The Lodge is the only choice for anyone wanting a superior stay.

Can I give it less than 1 out of 5

by TripAdvisor Member Arkbn7

First I would like to note that Trip Advisor has two entries for this resort-- "Lodge of Four Seasons" is the same as "Lodge of the Four Seasons" so please look at both. I have this entry posted on other other page as well as this one to forewarn others that this resort isn't worth it.

I am a Lake Area local, born and raised, and decided to get married at the lake in December. I considered having my reception there, but their ball rooms are dated and not worth the price in my opinion. I figured that a reception for 150 people would cost me about $11,000 before alcohol. I ended up using Osage National. They cost less than half including alcohol and my guests are still taking about how beautiful my reception was.

My next mistake was to book Spa Shiki for makeup and hair for me and my bridesmaids. My stylist, Reagan, was very rude to me and I wasn't impressed with her talents. I went in for my trial hair and makeup. Within a few moments of sitting in the chair, I was told I was not allowed to talk, cause I was disturbing the others at the spa. If I wasn't allowed to talk, then what was I going to do when my whole bridal party was there with me? A wedding is a happy time and should be celebrated, not silent! I also thought this really strange since most salons are separated from the spa so as not to disturb patron with chatty brides and noisy hairdryers. The harsh nature of Reagan's diciplining me had me in tears in no time. She finished my hair (sort of) and then took it back down. And my makeup was terrible, it didn't match my skin at all. She never even finished it off (no lipstick, no finishing powder). I had to wipe if off in the car on the way to meet my priest it looked so terrible. Also, they tried to charge me full price for both services. I didn't have a problem with the price, but if you are paying for an updo and makeup, you should look like you have had them done. They also tried to double charge me the mandatory tip, but luckily I knew that tip was included (not that I would have voluntarily paid it to begin with). I met with one of the resort managers after my terrible experience, she was very nice and sympathetic, but nothing could makeup for the experience I already had. I cancelled my appointments and went to another salon. (I ended up very happy and at a fraction of the price at the other salon, FYI).

My next mistake was to book them for a 3 nights stay (wedding night plus 2). I should have learned my lesson, but my husband and I were looking for a romantic place to unwind for a few days after the wedding. We booked the Murai suite (the Japanese tea house that is the most expensive room along with the presidential suite). The entrance to the Murai is outside. Luckily, we had a bell boy lead our limo driver to the room. When we got to the entrance (after our driver had left) we learned that our key didn't work and we were left waiting outside for 15 minutes in the cold of the December night waiting to get in. The bellboy offered to take me back up to the main lodge and wait there, but I didn't think a train, veil, and crinoline would ride well on a golf cart. And a strapless wedding dress is no match for the cold! Our bellboy worked as quickly as possible, but he had to go back to the main lodge twice before getting a key that worked. After such a long physically exhausting and emotional day it would have been nice to have simply gotten to our room with no hassles. I would have to say that my wedding day would have been prefect except for that incident.

The room itself was ok. There was lots of dust in the corners and where they thought guests wouldn't look ( I guess). The bathroom was very nice, it had 2 head shower and a little jacuzzi tub. Eventually (the next day or so) we tried to turn on the tv to learn that we weren't getting any channels. The maintenace worker was in and out 3 or 4 times trying to fix our problem. Since it was December at the lake all we wanted to do was cuddle up and watch a movie instead we spent half the day with the maintenace worker coming in and out (how romantic!) and never got the tv to work correctly. However we did have free porn (not the kind of movie we were wanting to watch).

The last problem, and the one that still has me sick to this day... we ordered room service for breakfast. I asked for ketchup for my potatoes, and got one of those glass bottles. I opened it and poured a little out on to my potatoes. I ate that and then poured some more, and then the ketchup came out WHITE AND FOAMY!! My stomach still churns. I was absolutely ill for the rest of the day. I was offered to order somthing else off the menu, but I did not want anything else at that point. Oh, and the food was cold.

At check out, we managed to get 1 night taken off the bill, but I don't really think that was enough. For a 4 star hotel, it really fell short in a lot of ways. I know a lot of people find brides hard to please but I think anyone would have had the same objections if they had the same problems and bad service.

In need of repairs

by TripAdvisor Member rysmom8821

The price of the room wasn't bad. And at first look it appeared okay. The remote for the television didn't work but was replaced promptly when we called. The plug in the bathtub wouldn't come up. It was always getting stuck.

The bigger pool with the waterfall was nice and seemed clean. The other pools we visited were full of bugs and I didn't see them get cleaned once while we were there. Most of the resort was in need of cleaning or repair. I saw numerous places in need of paint or general cleaning. The roof in the indoor/outdoor pool area is corroding and it looks as if parts of it have fallen out. Also, in our room the dust ruffle was ripped and safety pinned together, the carpet was dirty and the walls and door of the bathroom were dirty. Not exactly what I would have expected from The Lodge of the Four Seasons.


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Address: Horseshoe Bend Parkway , Lake Ozark, Missouri, 65049, United States