January 29, 2009
Little tiny snowflakes continue to fall this afternoon at the Lake. It makes for a pretty scene and a good time to enjoy a crackling fire in one of fireplaces at the Inn. Guests at the B & B decided to head towards Bagnell Dam this morning to see if the eagles were flying and they were (3)! The eagles love to catch a fish (stunned) as it comes thru the spill gates of the dam and then fly over to the huge sycamore trees that line the bank of the Osage River. Sushi, anyone? Come visit the Lake between late November and late February and enjoy a visit with our wintering eagles! Our annual Eagle Days is the first weekend in January but as long as you remember your binoculars or camera lens you’ll be set!
January 29, 2009
It’s official! This morning at 6:44 AM spring arrived at Lake of the Ozarks.The Bradford pears along the Inn’s drive way and just outside the solarium’s dining room window are in full bloom! Absolutely gorgeous. . .The jonquils are nodding in the sunshine and we’re ALL ready to chase away any cold nights who dare to sneak up on us now! Come check out our spring colors.
The Lake is a great place to be – anytime of year, but especially now when we’re all so hungry for sunshine, mild temps and good news.
One of the “rites” of spring here at the Lake is the beginning of snagging season. What a sight to see! Fishermen used heavy-duty fishing poles equipped with large sinkers and even larger hooks and throw their lines into the Osage River, below Bagnell Dam. The line sinks to the bottom of the river and then the fisherman sweeps it back hoping to “snag” a paddlefish ~ anywhere on his body. Are you ready for this? Paddlefish date back to prehistoric times and are one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen! Come see what snaggin’ season is all about!
If you like innside fun, check out the 30th annual Lake of the Ozarks Products and Services Show on Saturday and Sunday< March 21st and 22nd, at the Country Club Hotel in Lake Ozark, MO. It's the largest trade show of its kind in Central Missouri. Free parking, free shuttle service and free admission.
Mid-April will bring blooming service berry trees in the Ozark woods, followed by the dogwoods. Something you won’t want to miss! Why not call now for your getaway reservation at the Inn at Harbour Ridge?
Happy spring; Happy hearts!
We built our dream, Harbour Ridge Inn, nine years ago from our own rough sketches with the grand inntention of opening the perfect B & B. During our Research and Development stage we traveled from Northern Illinois ( Sue’s family home) to
And so with lots of TLC and special touches Ron built my dream. We opened on Valentine’s Day of 2000 ~ so all of February is a celebration time for us! Ron shows off his home building talents in the design and construction of the
We offer our guests four differently themed guestrooms and a guest “cottage” in our Big Red Barn. Our favorite guest room is Uncle Bill’s Place, named after my great uncle. Guys get a charge out of Uncle Bill’s billy club, the one he used to chase Al Capone’s gang. Anterls above the twosome tubby hold plaid towels. 96 ties in
And tie together it does. Each guestroom has everything that anyone could want or need, as well as all the little things to help guests feel relaxed and romantic. Ron enjoys storytelling guests while he is s’posed to be serving breakfasts on weekends. I enjoy making our breakfast parties a fun time for guests and helping folks reconnect and re-kindle.
So we invite you to sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the innkeeper insights we’ll be sharing on our blog.
Happy Hearts! Sue