Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine's Day Packages at Old Kinderhook

Surprise your loved one with an extraordinary Valentine's Day dining experience at Old Kinderhook! Our new ice skating rink at the Lake of the Ozarks provides the perfect activity for a romantic evening. We're offering two special packages this Valentine's Day!

Sweethearts Night Out 


Spend a romantic night together at Old Kinderhook. This package is $299 and includes the following:
  • $150.00 Gift Card for the Trophy Room
  • One night stay ($79 additional night) 
  • One dozen long stemmed roses arranged in room
  • Ice Skating for two 


"Let's Break The Ice" 


This package is $40 and includes the following:
  • Young adult package
  • Lunch for two in the Trophy Room
  • Ice skating for two
  • S'mores for two 
  • Single rose

The Cabana will be open, proudly serving Trophy Room pizza, hot dogs and chili dogs, frito pie, hot chocolate, coffee, S'mores kits and other snacks. For more information on our Valentine's Day events at Old Kinderhook or to purchase your package, please contact us at 888-346-4949. Old Kinderhook, the Lake the way it's meant to be!

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Friday Night is Date Night!

Join us for Date Night at The Trophy Room this Friday, January 23! Take that special someone out to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant. The Trophy Room features gorgeous views and a warm ambiance, perfect for a romantic dinner date. Just $30 gets you a three course meal. Check out the menu below!

Three Course Prix Fix Menu 

(choose one item from each course)

First Course
Steak House Wedge
Flash Fried Spinach
Chicken Tortilla Soup

Entree Course
Pan Roasted Airline Chicken Breast
Steak House Marinated Bistro Steak
Seared Ahi Tuna

Dessert Course
Fried Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Layered Coffee Semifreddo
Strawberry Sorbet

Bring your receipt of $30 or more from the Trophy Room to the Skate Shop and skate for free. It's an 80s themed night! Call 573-317-3560 to setup your reservations today. The Ice at Old Kinderhook is the ONLY ice skating rink in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Come check it out!

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





Thursday, January 15, 2015

Old Kinderhook is Looking Forward to a GREAT 2015!

As we wrap up 2014 and press on into the New Year, Old Kinderhook has a lot to celebrate! Not only have we had a great season with many new changes last year, we are anticipating more excitement in 2015! Let's take a look at what 2014 brought for Old Kinderhook and just a small bit of what you can expect to see at Old Kinderhook in 2015!


Looking Back at 2014


Old Kinderhook had an amazing year with all types of changes and events. Blessed with great weather, the golf course had record numbers and course condition was pristine throughout the year. The Tom Weiskopf designed championship golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks was nationally recognized as one of the top 5 courses to play in Missouri. The Trophy Room has proven to be one of the Lake's favorite dining establishments with an award winning menu and 5 star service. Events at Old Kinderhook grew in numbers as more couples decided that the amazing backdrop was perfect for taking their vows. The attendance grew dramatically for special events at Old Kinderhook with record crowds attending Fourth of July funfest, Chef Biggs' monthly "Cooking with Class," corporate outings and holiday parties.

Construction of the Lodge at Old Kinderhook was in high gear as the new 84 room Lodge and 250 person conference facility rose up from the ground. The ever changing landscape included the relocation of the #15 tee boxes to allow room for the new outdoor pool, Cabana and the much anticipated Ice Rink. The Ice at Old Kinderhook opened December 5, 2014 and has been a much needed addition to the Lake area as well as a new amenity to the guests staying at Old Kinderhook.

Looking Forward to 2015


The Lodge at Old Kinderhook will open its doors to offer the Lake of the Ozarks visitors a first class lodging facility, featuring 84 well-appointed hotel rooms, a conference facility capable of accommodating groups of 250, a beautiful, spacious Hearth Room which can accommodate large groups & social functions, Starbucks coffee, a full bar, indoor pool & a workout facility. The lodging guests will also have access to our new outdoor pool and Cabana facility in the Summer season. The Ice at Old Kinderhook will remain open through mid-April (weather permitting) and continue to give locals and guests a family-friendly activity. Once Spring arrives, The Ice will transform into The Sand at Old Kinderhook offering guests two full size sand volleyball courts as just another amenity at Old Kinderhook.

Golf Season is just around the corner and everyone from the Superintendent to our Head Golf Professional are getting ready for 2015. Tournaments are starting to book, so if you are thinking about having a Lake of the Ozarks golf outing, be sure to contact the Golf Shop for more information. Chef Biggs and the entire staff at The Trophy Room will continue to feature award winning food and service that locals and guest have come to expect. Once again, the menu will feature items that are grown on site in our Kinderhook Sustainable Garden promoting the use of fresh ingredients. The Spa at Old Kinderhook has been recently relocated and is in the process of a face-lift and expansion. The Spa will offer world class amenities and services this upcoming season, so stay tuned for it's unveiling. This is just a taste of what Old Kinderhook will be doing in 2015, so please Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with what's going on!

Old Kinderhook is a premier resort at the Lake of the Ozarks! From outdoor activities such as golf and ice skating to exceptional dining and lodging, Old Kinderhook has everything to make your experience at the Lake of the Ozarks a great one. If you've imagined owning a home with a championship golf course and lake at your doorstep, Old Kinderhook is your dream come true. Contact us today at 573-317-3500 for more information about visiting or moving to Old Kinderhook!

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Construction on The Lodge at Old Kinderhook is Nearing the End


The Lodge at Old Kinderhook is nearing completion! 


Soon our Lake of the Ozarks resort will be up and running. Guests can relax and unwind in one of our 84 tastefully appointed guest rooms overlooking Old Kinderhook's award winning golf course. We've carefully selected a blend of units offering King sized beds with sleeper sofas and others with select amenities to accommodate business and recreational guests. Check out the timeline provided by Chad Nugent for finishing everything up!

Thomas Construction Timeline


  • Fire Sprinkler Finish - Monday, January 19
  • Kitchen Equipment - Friday, January 23
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment - Monday, January 26
  • Laundry Equipment - Friday, January 30  
  • Signage - Friday, January 30
  • Punch & Touch Up - Tuesday, February 10
  • Final Inspections - Saturday, February 17
  • Vending / Ice Machines - Tuesday, February 27
  • Staff Training - Friday, March 6 
  • Turnover - Friday, March 6 

The opening date and grand opening have not been finalized yet. Old Kinderhook is already known for championship golf, outstanding dining and impressive amenities, and now we'll have a beautiful lodge to add to the community. For more information on what to expect with our new Lake of the Ozarks lodging, visit: http://oldkinderhook.com/thelodge.asp. Be sure to check our Facebook page for future updates on The Lodge at Old Kinderhook!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Job Opportunities at Old Kinderhook

Are you interested in working at the BEST Golf Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks? You're in luck! Old Kinderhook is currently seeking qualified applicants for two great job openings. Whether you're looking for a management position or a job in sales, Old Kinderhook is a great place to work. Check out these Old Kinderhook job opportunities below!

General Manager


The General Managers purpose is to supervise the overall amenities operation, sales and marketing, and fiscal operations for the hotel. This position will oversee the quality process to ensure guest satisfaction by consistent delivery of both product quality and service to achieve the hotel's financial objectives.  Duties include but are not limited to, physical asset management and upkeep, budgeting; costs analysis; payroll and staffing guide control and compliance; sales activities and booking policies; yield management in manners that maximize the revenue generation and resulting profits; motivating and retaining associates; assist in all financial responsibilities of the resort, exceeding guest expectations, communications with management and any other duties required for the day-to-day management and oversight consistent with the expectations for any first class hotel operation.  This position requires experience in all phases of hotel management, including sales and marketing, human resources, food and beverage, budget/forecast management, rooms, housekeeping, maintenance, golf, spa & landscaping.

Job Responsibilites: 
  • Responsible for the recruiting, terminating, counseling, ongoing training and development of all operations staff. 
  • Organize monthly meetings and perform follow-up with all necessary staff.
  • Ensure the resort's inventory is managed effectively to attain the highest yield per resort objectives. Conduct periodic yield meetings.
  • Assists in managing and achieving all areas of budgets by implementing proper controls. Periodically checks audits to ensure all financial controls. Ensure all financial SOP's are being followed as outlined in the Financial SOP checklist. Anticipates and documents capital expenditure requirements.
  • Maintains personal contact with members/guests of resort. Monitors and maintains procedures for safety of guests and personnel. 
  • Maintains high levels of service at all times. 
  • Performs daily and weekly inspections to ensure quality.
  • Ensure all communication standards are being met and all association, administration and financial responsibilities are being executed in accordance with hotel guidelines and policies. 
  • Assists in preparing weekly and monthly reports as outlined by the Executive Director.
  • Prepares annual budget and business plan.
  • Performs any other duties deemed necessary by the ownership group and/or management.

Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  • 5 years General Manager Experience with Resort Hospitality background
  • Prior experience with golf & high volume Food & Beverage Operations
  • Prior resort pre-opening experience very helpful, but not required
  • Knowledge of daily operations of front desk, reservations, yield management and problem resolution. 
  • Ensures hotel is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including OSHA, EEOC, Wage Hour and Health laws
  • A keen eye with attention to detail
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress
  • Protects the hotel and its assets through enforcing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with associates and Guests/Members.
  • Multi-tasking skills are needed
  • Self-starter - able to work independently and good work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to deal with ever-changing situations
  • Must be flexible with scheduling to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Group Sales Specialist


Responsibilities of the Group Sales Specialist include soliciting potential clients, giving tours of the hotel facilities and accommodations, negotiating pricing of room rates and services to ensure maximum profitability, and ensuring the satisfaction of groups who use the facilities. Group sales specialists maintain relationships with current clients to continue selling additional accommodations and hotel services.

Job Responsibilites: 
  • Soliciting potential clients
  • Attending trade shows, events
  • Personal Sales Calls to prospective client facilities
  • Involvement in Professional Organizations for growth of business
  • Giving tours of the hotel facilities and accommodations
  • Negotiating pricing of room rates and services
  • Ensuring the satisfaction of groups who use the facilities.
  • Maintain relationships with current clients to continue selling additional accommodations and hotel services.

Requirements: 
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  • 5 years Sales Experience with Resort Hospitality background
  • Prior experience with golf & high volume Food & Beverage Operations
  • Knowledge of sales contracts and Proposal requests
  • A keen eye with attention to detail
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with associates and Guests/Members
  • Multi-tasking skills are needed
  • Self-starter - able to work independently and good work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to deal with ever-changing situations
  • Must be flexible with scheduling to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Note: These job descriptions exclude non-essential and some marginal functions of the positions that are considered to be fundamental job duties. Additionally, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. They characterize the typical fundamentals and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be assigned by the ownership group and/or management.

Furthermore, these descriptions are subject to change, at the sole discretion of the Company. None of the prerequisites or associated job essential duties listed, in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; every associate is considered an "at will" associate at all times.

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please contact Old Kinderhook at 573-317-3500. For future job openings, please be sure to follow us on LinkedIn! We will be posting any job openings we have on our Old Kinderhook page.  Come be a part of what makes the Old Kinderhook community so great!

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