After reading mixed reviews my family and I visited the Kirkwood Lodge again last August (2009). We found it to be as quaint and quiet as we remembered yet still in the middle of the action. There is a new stoplight in planning at the main road which will make it easier getting out. We did learn that some bad storms had put the docks in dissarray and there was some damage to few units since our last visit which is most definitely corrected. It sounded like it was rough but there is now a replacement gangway and dock which will put you right out on the Lake and there's even a JetSki watercraft rental along with the Celebration Yacht. The lift up to the lodge patio was working fine while we were there (but it must have some quirks). The staff was helpful and courteous to all of our needs. The pool towels were immediately replenished as they ran low and value for the money is excellent. I did say in my original review that the rooms are rustic (no tv or internet in rooms) The lodge has YFi. There's enough going on that all we did was sleep & shower in the room. The game room was locked for security but the counter person gladly opened the doors and provided pool cues and billiard balls. The gift store was also opened (during off hours) at our request for a somewhat private shopping spree. My only thought was that other reviewers had their sights set on glitz and glamour rather than relaxing, rustic charm which I have come to enjoy from the Kirkwood Lodge.
Bottom line if you're looking caviar and Dom with chamber music maybe not your first choice but many more memories are created from the simpler things in life.
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- Kirkwood Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks/Osage Beach, MO