Thursday, October 30, 2014

Host Your Holiday Party at Old Kinderhook!

Old Kinderhook has all the facilities to host your holiday party!  Whether big or small, our Lake of the Ozarks resort can accommodate any size group.  We have a full catering menu that will make your party perfect!  Make it a longer event with our various lodging options.  At Old Kinderhook, you can expect nothing less than the best!


Let Old Kinderhook serve as the backdrop for your meeting, retreat or special occasion.  With over 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and conference space, Old Kinderhook is the perfect place to host your holiday office party or family gathering.  We can accommodate up to 100 guests for meetings and up to 170 guests for banquets.  You can also check out our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Trophy Room, for smaller private parties. Indoor and outdoor areas are available to make your next event memorable!


Our in-house catering at the Lake of the Ozarks includes everything from plated meals to buffet style dinners. Choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner options and we even offer snack packages! Below is a sneak peak of some of our favorite menu items, but you can view our full catering menu on our website.
  • Box Lunch: Roasted Chicken Avocado Spinach Wrap with Kettle Chips, Cookie and a Drink
  • Plated Lunch: Pineapple-Soy Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese Grits & Vegetables
  • Buffet Lunch: "The Open Flame" - Salad, Baked Beans, BBQ Chips, Cole Slaw, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Fresh Baked Buns, Pickle Spears and Drinks 
  • Plated Dinner: Mediterranean Chicken Roulade with Basmati Rice and Vegetables, with Salad
  • Buffet Dinner: "The Hill" - Salad, Herb Polenta, Egg Plant Caponata, Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast, Roasted Peppers, House Lasagna, Artisan Breads and Tazo Tea
  • Hors D' Oeuvres: Stuffed Mushrooms, Wings, Cold Cut Sliders, Gulf Shrimp and More! 


Make it a weekend event with our Lake of the Ozarks lodging options. All of our accommodations offer the comfort and convenience of having your very own fully furnished home at Old Kinderhook. Our existing units include 1 and 2 bedroom golf cottages, 3 and 4 bedroom villas and patio homes, as well as individual estate homes.  Be sure to ask about our special group rates when you call to book!

Don't forget, we now have "The Ice" at Old Kinderhook!  Opening December 4, our new ice skating rink at the Lake of the Ozarks will make for the perfect family-fun event.  Add a skating lesson, complete with S’Mores and Hot Cocoa at our rink-side fire pits. We aim to dazzle and sparkle this holiday season!  Contact our event planner today at 573-317-3559 to get started planning the perfect holiday celebration!

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beer Pairing Dinner at the Trophy Room

Join us at the Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook for our Beer Pairing Dinner on Thursday, November 6th at 6 PM!  For just $50 per person, you can taste the refreshing beer of Mother's Brewing Company in Springfield, MO. Sample beers picked for pairing with each of the 5 delicious courses throughout the night!

1st Course

Three Blind Mice, Brown Ale
"Chilly" Caramel Popcorn

2nd Course

Spiffy Britches, Belgian IPA
Chicken "Lollipop"

3rd Course

Townhead, American Blonde
Fish N' Chips

4th Course

Li'l Helper, Midwest Coast IPA 
Gyro vs. Spaghetti & Meatballs

5th Course

Winter Grind, Coffee Stout
Coffee & a Smoke

The event is hosted by Brian Allen, Brewmaster.  Limited seating is available, so call 573-317-3560 today to make your reservations!  Old Kinderhook hosts many events throughout the year.  If you're interested in hosting your event with us, please fill out the form to Contact Our Event Coordinator.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tempt Your Palate with this Trophy Room Recipe

For the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks, be sure to check out the Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook.  Our chef has prepared menus ranging from sandwiches and pizza to steak and seafood with nightly features.  This month, Chef Biggs would like to tempt your palate with one of his favorite recipes: Vichyssoise!


3 TBLS Vegetable Oil
1lb 8oz Finely chopped Leeks (white part only)
3lb Russett Potatoes, peeled and medium diced
3qt Chicken stock or broth
24fl oz Half & Half
1 TBLS Kosher salt plus salt and white pepper to taste
Garnish of your choice (bacon, chives, cheese, etc.)


1) Heat oil in medium stockpot.  Add the leeks and onions, sweat over medium-low heat until translucent, 2-3 minutes
2) Increase the heat to high, add potatoes, stock & add a tablespoon of salt.  Bring to a full boil, reduce the heat to medium-low & simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.
3) Puree the soup in batches using a blender or food mill.  Cool soup.
4) To finish the soup for serving, stir in half & half.  Adjust seasoning with Kosher salt & white pepper & serve in cold plates.

If you're interested in more recipes from Cheff Biggs, be sure to check out his monthly cooking classes!  Old Kinderhook offers two unique restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks: the Hook Cafe and the Trophy Room. In addition to the restaurants, we also offer Lake of the Ozarks catering.  Ask us about hosting your Holiday Party!  Open to the public year-round, Old Kinderhook provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and private parties at prices that won't break the bank!

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Golf is in Full Swing at Old Kinderhook!

Fall brings some of the best playing conditions of the year for Lake of the Ozarks golf. The grounds staff has worked hard and it shows in the shape of the greens.  Be careful with your downhill putts - the greens can be fast!  Make your fall tee time reservations for the best golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks today!  To help you with your golf game, here's a tip from our Old Kinderhook Golf Pro!

Find the Fairway...Not the Fringe! 

Tip from the Pro

For most of us, our tee shot is either a draw (moves slightly to the right) or a fade shape (moves slightly to the left). Whichever you happen to hit most frequently, you can employ some strategy to make sure you land in the fairway. If you tend to fade off the tee, make sure you align your ball on the right side of the tee box. You will then aim down the left side of the fairway and your ball should land nicely in the center of the fairway for a good approach 2nd shot.  The
opposite is true for those
who tend to hit draw shape shots, simply tee up on the left side of the tee box and aim down the right side of the fairway - again, the result will most often be a center fairway landing position. The fringe is a difficult 2nd shot - we hope this helps you stay in the short grass!

With the beauty of fall comes course maintenance, including aeration of the greens. Plans for this process are targeted for October 22nd & 23rd, with weather delay dates of October 27th & 28th. We will be pulling cores on the greens. Some surfaces will be treated with different sized cores based on the health of the green. As always, a nice layer of sand will be applied to fill in holes, which generates grass growth. Within a couple weeks things should get back to normal. Enjoy another beautiful fall golf season at Old Kinderhook!

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Old Kinderhook Ice Rink Grand Opening Coming Soon!

You've heard us talk about "The Ice" at Old Kinderhook and now it's almost here! The rink is an 80 x 100 outdoor pond hockey sized rink.  We are the only Lake of the Ozarks ice skating rink.  The addition of "The Ice" makes Old Kinderhook the perfect gathering place for all your special occasions!  Mark your calendars and get ready because the grand opening is just over two months away!

"The Ice" at Old Kinderhook

  • Grand Opening -             December 4, 2014
  • Evening Skating -               starting at 4 PM
  • Weekend Skating -             starting at 10 AM
  • Groups skating, Birthday parties, Christmas parties, etc. 
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 5, 2014

At Old Kinderhook, you have everything you need all in one place!  With the Lodge at Old Kinderhook opening in 2015, Old Kinderhook will be a destination for lodging, flexible meeting facilities, dining and recreation, including golf, spa services, indoor and outdoor pools, marina and ice skating.  Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation destination will continue to offer championship golf, outstanding dining and impressive amenities.  Contact us at 573-317-3559 or to book your meeting or event today!

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