Friday, September 26, 2014

3 BEST Places to See Fall Foliage at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The kids are back in school, the air is finally cooling and the trees are slowly beginning to change color. Fall is officially here!  Of all the places to view the beauty of the Fall season, Missouri is at the top of the list!  The scenic Ozarks have gained a reputation of having some of the densest, most brilliantly-colored fall foliage there is. Here are 3 of our favorite places to view the Fall foliage here at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1. Old Kinderhook Golf Resort

Nestled among beautiful valleys at the Lake of the Ozarks, Old Kinderhook is the perfect place to view the georgeous fall foliage.  The Lake of the Ozarks golf course is renowned for its unsurpassed drama: valleys, waterfalls, hills, trees and water hazards, plus its beautiful lake setting.  The changing colors of the leaves only emphasize that beauty!

2. Ha Ha Tonka State Park 

The castle ruins at Ha Ha Tonka State Park are a favorite destination for vacationers and locals alike. Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka one of Missouri's most treasured spots.  High atop a bluff, Ha Ha Tonka provides the perfect viewing area for fall foliage at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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3. Willmore Lodge 

Perched on a wooded hillside north of the Bagnell Dam, historic Willmore Lodge houses one of the best free attractions at the Lake!  This log structure built in 1930 presents yet another wonderful viewing place of the the Lake of the Ozarks this fall.  The spectacular view will be enhanced by the bold colors of the fall foliage!  

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Be sure to visit the Lake of the Ozarks this Fall!  Enjoy the beauty this area has to offer when you stay at Old Kinderhook Golf Resort.  All of our Lake of the Ozarks accommodations offer the comfort and convenience of having your very own fully furnished home at Old Kinderhook.  There are so many things to do at here this fall, so what are you waiting for?  Come on out and enjoy the Lake the way it was meant to be...something for men and women, old and young, alike!

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The "Perfect" Sandwich

Most good ideas are simple...and most ideas in the kitchens are thought of by what you have on hand. One day in July, I was looking at a box of about 50 cucumbers that were picked fresh from the Old Kinderhook Garden.  I was talking to Tom, the sous chef, and he said his grandma made the best cucumber salad in Brumley.  So I thought why not do a hot sandwich with cold, crisp cucumber salad on it?  I started searching through the coolers and ta-da...Grandma's PBLT was born! ~ Chef Biggs

Grandmas "PBLT" Ingredients

*Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Old Kinderhook's "Signature Rub" 
*Crisp Iceburg Lettuce 
*Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce 
*Old Kinderhook Garden Grown Cucumber-Tomato Salad
*Toasted French Roll

For the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Trophy Room. Indoor & outdoor seating is available, offering panoramic views that showcase the natural beauty at Old Kinderhook.  Additionally, we provide full service catering at our golf course Conference Center.  Old Kinderhook provides delicious menu options at prices that won't break the bank!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Old Kinderhook is Having a Party!

Come See Us Grow! 

Old Kinderhook Realty specializes in property at Old Kinderhook and is available 7 days a week! Whether you're looking for a small golf cottage or a larger estate home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have options to fit every family and every price point.  Recently, we've had a lot of activity here at Old Kinderhook and we'd like to invite you to come check it out!

Villas Along the Fairways

The first twenty villas that were built along the 14th Fairway sold out in record time.  A second area of villas was started this year along the 12th Fairway, with six being finished and three of those sold so far. Demand has been amazing, and at a base price of $309,900, they continue to remain an excellent value, as evidenced by the remarkable response we have had.

Developer Homes

Five Developer homes have been completed and sold, with two more complete and two under construction.  There are 227 Developer lots still available for sale, allowing your buyers to select their own floor plan and builder, and get started within their specific time frame.  

Come to Our Social 

We would like for you to visit us and see all the good things that are happening at Old Kinderhook, so we've planned a Social for Thursday, September 18th from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Trophy Room. Please join us for complimentary appetizers and one complimentary house beverage. This is a great chance to network with other business professionals and relax a bit.

If possible, please RSVP to We are looking forward to seeing you!

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

10 Home Buying Tips from the Old Kinderhook Pros

Buying a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a major life event. You want to make sure all your ducks are in a row and everything is perfect. Finding exactly what you're looking for can come with its challenges. These home buying tips from the Lake of the Ozarks real estate professionals at Old Kinderhook will come in handy!

1. Get the Right Agent. 

A good agent can relieve some of the stress of house hunting. A good agent knows her/his market and can offer excellent guidance.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Loan. 

A pre-approval letter—or lack of one—can mean the difference in getting or missing the perfect home. It helps you stay realistic about price, puts you more at ease during the process and gives you an edge over other buyers.

3. Don't Look at Too Many Homes. 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused if you look at too many homes or seek too many opinions from friends and relatives.  Make a “must have” list followed by a “wants or wishes” list.  Trust your agent to narrow down the field for you.  There is a lot of inventory out there, and you can’t or shouldn’t see it all.

4. Keep an Open Mind. 

More times than they can count, agents say, buyers will start a search looking for that perfect ranch-style home only to find that the features and amenities they really love are in a two-story walkout. Be open to suggestions from your Realtor, who might show you something you didn’t know you would love.

5. Learn as Much as You Can About the Neighborhood. 

A large part of your satisfaction with daily life revolves around the amenities and neighbors where you live.  You can never know too much about the area.

6. Never Buy Without a Home Inspection. 

You can’t rely on what you see in a walk-through.  Problems hide under carpeting and inside walls and attics.  Always get the home you’re buying checked over by a certified home inspector and follow through on any additional inspections he recommends.  You’ll be glad you did.

7. If You Don't Understand Something, Speak Up. 

Ideally, your agent will have run through the home buying  process and what to expect at the outset of your search.  But if you don’t understand any part of the paperwork, process or terminology, ask.

8. Submit a Good Offer Upfront. 

Make sure it’s a realistic offer and submit it with a list of comparable sales to support it. Unrealistic offers get you off to a bad start, and may ultimately cause you to pay more than you might have with a higher, but fairer offer.

9. Be Prepared to Compromise a Little. 

To come up with an accepted offer, you might have to tailor it to a seller’s needs, such as a longer or shorter closing time.  Don’t expect sellers to consent to repairs that amount to upgrades or remodels. And don’t lose a house you love over something as small as appliances or carpet.  These things will not make or break your experience in a house.  It’s the big things such as layout, size and location.

10. Don't Get Emotional. 

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and tension of offers and counter-offers.  Just remember that you should not move much beyond your predetermined price range, no matter how much you love the house.  You can always consider selecting a back-up house that you like almost as much.  It might take some of the pressure out of negotiations.

If you have imagined owning a home with a championship golf course and a lake at your doorstep, Old Kinderhook is your dream come true. Allow the sales team at Old Kinderhook Realty to help you discover your perfect home. With golf cottages, villas, condos, patio homes, estate homes and homesites, we offer an option to fit every family and every price point. Come home to Old Kinderhook!

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today!