BRANSON, Mo. – The Ozarker Lodge opens today as a completely reimagined roadside lodging concept, according to a press release. The property has 102 all-new guest rooms, modern amenities, heated outdoor pool, cedar soaking tubs, programming for all ages, a coffee and wine bar, and easy access to the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarker Lodge is led by Eagle Point Hotel Partners and concepted by Missouri natives Jeremy Wells and Dustin Myers, founding partners of Longitude°.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests and locals to our re-envisioned and modern lodge that brings back the nostalgia of family road trips, the thrill of outdoor adventures, and the simple charm of an evening outdoors,” said Jeremy Wells, founding partner of Longitude°. “From the very beginning, our locally-based team set out to highlight the best of Branson and the surrounding region and celebrate why so many of us are proud to call the Ozarks home.”
“We reimagined this beautiful setting specifically designed for the Midwest leisure traveler – bringing the best that the Ozarks has to offer with a modern perspective,” said Stephen Chan, principal of Eagle Point Hotel Partners. “Working with Longitude° has been a great collaboration and we look forward to finding more properties like The Ozarker Lodge to reimagine together.”
Regular programming at the property includes guided hikes on nearby trails that leave right from the lobby, group kayaking, poolside movie nights, live music, fireside s’mores, seasonal foraging workshops, wine or beer tastings, charcuterie board and topography map reading classes, and seasonal food truck nights.
The lodge’s new lobby bar, Storeroom, has partnered with several brands from the region including Kingdom Coffee to offer locally-sourced coffee, along with Terrell Creek Farm to supply locally curated charcuterie boards and Grandma Ruth’s for the best cinnamon rolls offered throughout the day. Guests can get a taste of local flavor by sipping on the lodge’s official roast called “Scenic Blend,” roasted in the Ozarks.
In the evenings, Storeroom showcases a carefully selected assortment of all-natural or “low-intervention” white, red, and rosé wines from small producers and local craft breweries. Guests can also opt for Spring Branch kombucha in addition to non-alcoholic selections like delicious espresso drinks and flavored waters.