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Our Journey to Margaritaville

Tan-Tar-A Resort will transition to a Margaritaville Resort in the spring of 2019.
Follow our progress as a relaxing, laid-back, easy-breezy style is incorporated, while retaining all of the charm of Tan-Tar-A.

Renovations continue in 2019

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks coming May 1, 2019!

As Tan-Tar-A Resort prepares to change it's name to Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks on May 1st and become the ultimate lake destination, renovations continue at the Resort.  Revamping of the lobby and Mr D's Lobby bar began in early February, 2019. Expecting to finish in mid-March, new tile flooring will replace the carpet and Mr D's Lobby bar will transform into License to Chill Bar & Grill bringing a relaxing and casual lake vibe to every guest's check-in experience.


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Landshark Bar & Grill

Coming Spring 2019!

There is a boatload of reasons to love Landshark Bar & Grill, like street tacos, wings, crispy fried shrimp, crisp salads and your favorite brews and boat drinks. Wha more could you want when you are chilling at the  Lake of the Ozarks.

Accessible by land at Tan-Tar-A Resort (soon to be Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks) or by boat at mile marker 26 on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Let the fin begin!

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Margaritaville Lake Resort Coming Soon

New details were revealed surrounding the introduction of a Margaritaville Resort to the shores of Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. This new lakeside retreat, the first of its kind for Margaritaville, will feature renovated guestrooms, an exterior refresh and several new dining concepts. Upon completion of a phased renovation program in spring 2019, the property will be named Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.

"Margaritaville's relaxing, laid-back vibe fits in perfectly here at Lake of the Ozarks and complements the unique charm of Osage Beach," said Fred Dehner, the resort's general manager. "We look forward to introducing the brand's distinctive sense of fun and escapism to guests from around the world."

Guestrooms on the Resort Complex have been updated to feature elements of Margaritaville's signature ‘casual-luxe' design, such as sky-blue walls, offset by warm wood elements with bright accents. The exterior of all buildings at the Resort Complex are now a shade of warm sand, accented with white trim, to reflect the lake's peaceful shoreline. Guests also will find enhanced activities and facilities, including a fresh new fleet of gray golf carts for The Oaks golf course and the renaming of Arrowhead Pool and Bear's Den Arcade - now Lakeside Pool and Fin City Arcade, respectively.

Several signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts have been introduced at the property and are now open, including:

  • JB's Boathouse Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat drinks and more - featuring classic nautical décor with bright blues and crisp whites.
  • Frank & Lola's Pizzeria & Billiards features a cool and comfortable atmosphere and is the perfect spot for guests to grab a fresh pie.
  • Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, a resort staple, serves exceptional seafood, steaks and more, with incredible lake views.
  • The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, a new concept located at the resort's Lakeside Pool, offers light fare and tropical beverages for those enjoying fun in the sun.
  • LandShark Bar & Grill (opening spring 2019), the new flagship waterfront restaurant, features classics like fish tacos, nachos, wings, crisp salads, boat drinks and signature LandShark burgers.

Final touches will be completed early next year, including updates to the lobby, marina, water park, bowling alley and more.

The former property, Tan-Tar-A Resort, was acquired in 2017 by Driftwood Acquisitions & Development (DAD) - a privately held investment firm specializing in the acquisition and development of hotel assets - with JV partner Sefira Capital, a Miami-based investment boutique platform that focuses on acquiring and developing commercial real estate. DAD is assisting with the transition.

For more information, visit www.Tan-Tar-A.comand follow Tan-Tar-A Resort at Facebook.com/TanTarAResort, Twitter @TanTarAResort and Instagram @TanTarAResort. 

About Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks

Located along the peaceful shores of the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo., Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks is a 494-room scenic retreat inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. Slated to open in spring 2019, this perfect lakeside escape will transport guests into a vacation state of mind, blending Margaritaville's authentic "no worries" vibe with the area's lake lifestyle. The resort will feature multiple diverse restaurant concepts, a full-service spa and salon, a fitness center, horseback riding, bowling, an arcade, two outdoor pool complexes and a 20,000 square-foot indoor water park.A premier destination for corporate meetings, incentive retreats, social functions and weddings, the resort is home to more than 89,000 square feet of flexible indoor event space, as well as several outdoor venues. Once complete, the resort will officially be a part of Margaritaville's growing collection of hotels and resorts. Today, the global lifestyle brand features 14 lodging locations across the Southeast United States and Caribbean with more than 20 additional locations in the pipeline.


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This way to your room ...

Floor to ceiling renovations of Building E and Building C were completed in June of 2018. A blend of casual design with luxurious comfort, our rooms offer a relaxed beach vibe. Attention to detail is expressed through thoughtfully selected features placed in every guest room for pleasure, comfort, and convenience

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JB's Boathouse Grill Dining Room

Take a bite of paradise

Finishing touches were completed in the Spring of 2018 on transforming Black Bear Lodge Restaurant into JB's Boathouse Grille. The perfect spot for both resort guests and locals seeking a laid-back luxe dining experience

A kitchen has been added to Mr. Ds, our lobby bar. An updated menu will continue to provide guests with a comfortable dining experience in the casual atmosphere of Mr. Ds. The kitchen was completed in early December 2017. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are being served in Mr D's while Black Bear Lodge Restaurant is being transformed to JB's Boathouse.

Demolition of outlying buildings in Complex F began in Early December to make way for LandShark Bar & Grill. Design plans for the indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar located on the water's edge are still in the works with a Summer 2018 Grand Opening expected.

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Black Bear Lodge Auction

We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we received during our Black Bear Lodge Restaurant Auction. Together with the assistance from Bryant Auction, we raised $40,500!
We were so pleased to present Kids' Harbor a check for all the proceeds. The mission of Kids' Harbor is to provide coordinated response, healing and prevention of child abuse. The organization assists victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members as they make their way through the difficult and often frightening process of a child abuse investigation.
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Black Bear Lodge Restaurant Auction

Black Bear Lodge Restaurant is closing the doors on December 5th. Here's your chance for you to own a piece of its history before we introduce a new restaurant concept this Spring!
Memorabilia items will be auctioned off at Black Bear Lodge Restaurant from 11am - 2pm on December 9th. The auction will be handled by Bryant Auction, and all proceeds will benefit Kids' Harbor, Inc. We hope to see you there!
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Tan-Tar-A Receives A Facelift

All buildings on the Resort Complex have received a new color! The resort's exterior has been given a fresh coat of paint, a shade of warm sand accented with white trim. Building E depicts touches of the island life with a bright blue band enhancing the top of the building.
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A Round of Renovations at The Oaks Golf Course

The Oaks Restaurant has a new deck providing a panoramic view of the driving range and the beautiful Ozarks terrain. Sliding glass doors to the deck open up the restaurant to the great outdoors. A new fleet of golf carts has been delivered, sporting a crisp shade of gray, allowing our golfers to ride in style!
The exterior of the Oaks Golf Course Pro Shop has new siding and trim, matching the new colors of the Resort. Stop by in season for a great burger or dog and your favorite beverage!
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A New State of Mind at Tan-Tar-A Resort

A New State of Mind at Tan-Tar-A Resort

Tan-Tar-A Resort is excited to announce highly anticipated multi-million dollar renovations beginning Fall, 2017! At the conclusion of the renovations in Spring, 2019, the property will be rebranded as a Margaritaville Resort.
Renovations will touch all facets of the property, incorporating Margaritaville's signature 'casual-luxe' design elements. The property will be upgraded with elements of Margaritaville - both aesthetically and in terms of culture - while keeping the family friendly atmosphere our guests have come to expect and love. Guests can anticipate updated food and beverage concepts and Margaritaville's iconic design elements incorporated throughout the property.
With all the great changes we have in store, many things will stay the same. Management and staff at the resort will remain the same. Our dedicated staff will continue to provide excellent customer service, ensuring all of our guests are well cared for during their stay. Continued commitment to the success of our groups will remain vital with our professional team, all working together to make every guest's experiences memorable.
Tan-Tar-A's management company will remain Driftwood Hospitality Management, the same company that has managed us since 2012. Driftwood Acquisitions and Development recently acquired Tan-Tar-A Resort. DAD, a privately held investment firm specializing in the acquisition and development of hotel assets, is a division of Driftwood Hospitality Management.
Tan-Tar-A's name will stay the same until the Spring of 2019. The resort's longtime general manager Fred Dehner said "All of the associates at Tan-Tar-A are enthused about the changes and look forward to the new look that will be offered to our customers."
We are currently working with the design team on new concepts for the resort guest rooms and food and beverage outlets. A complete timeline of all renovations is not available yet, but work will begin at the conclusion of the 2017 summer season.
We will continue to update you with tantalizing news and photos of our journey to Margaritaville.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.
Tan-Tar-A Resort Sales Team
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