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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.

About Margaritaville

Margaritaville is a global brand inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author, Jimmy Buffett, whose songs evoke a passion for tropical escape and relaxation. Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where anyone can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude.


Margaritaville, a state of mind since 1977.

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Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peek of what our guest rooms in Building E will look like after renovations. Renovations are expected to be completed in Summer 2018.  #itsfiveoclocksomewhere

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A busy time for our restaurants

Finishing touches are being completed on design plans for a new restaurant to rebrand Black Bear Lodge Restaurant into JB's Boathouse. JB's Boathouse is scheduled to open in Spring, 2018 with a brand new look and menu.

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. At that time, The resort's new name will be "Tan-Tar-A, a Margaritaville Resort", said the resort's longtime general manager Fred Dehner. "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.
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