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Lazy Days Resort

The Lazy Days Resort is located in Climax Springs, Missouri, on the south shore of the Lake of the Ozark. Established as a campground in 1991, it was purchased by Dave Godde in 2019 and changed to be a resort. It has over fifty accommodations available for large groups or single patrons and a dock on the lake. Also on the premises is the resort's Boondockz Bar & Restaurant, where guests can enjoy a drink or a meal.


The Lazy Dayz Resort is settled on twenty-three acres of property right on the lakeshore. Besides being on the Lake of the Ozark, those who stay there have many different features, amenities, and activities available to them on the property itself. The lodgings at the resort are extensive and varied in their size, style, and type. This means that guests wishing to stay on the property are able to stay at whichever of the accommodations fit their needs best. There are twenty-three RV sites on the premises, in addition to twelve different cabins, a five-unit hotel, and eight tent sites. All of these are surrounding the Boondockz Bar & Restaurant that is part of the resort.

The twenty-three RV sites at the Lazy Day resort are all different sizes, ranging from the smallest at 44 feet long and 22 feet wide to the largest being 68 feet long and 34 feet wide. They are situated in a grassy field, and, except for one back in spot, they are all pull-through sites. Each of the areas offers features and amenities to the guests staying there, such as 50 amp power hookups, water hookups, and dog-friendly policies. Thirteen of the RV sites are full hookup spots as they also have sewer hookups available.

Though each of the twelve cabins is built from wood and painted blue with white trim, they are perhaps the most varied of the accommodations available to the patrons of the Lazy Days Resort. Differing in size, they can house anywhere from six people in the smallest cabins to fifty people in the largest one. A patron described the cabins as "a great place for us to get together with plenty of room to have fun." Between the smallest and largest cabins, there are units that can accommodate twelve, fourteen, twenty-six, or even thirty people. The features and amenities offered to the guests staying in the cabins are varied depending on which of the units they are staying at. Still, they include air conditioning, dish network, bathtubs, showers, handicap bathrooms, charcoal grills, washers and dryers, full kitchens, and outdoor porches or living areas. They also all have no smoking and dog-friendly policies.

The five units in the hotel are situated right on top of the Boondocks Bar & Restaurant building on the property. Depending on the room, they can accommodate two to four people and offer various features and amenities, including air conditioning, bathtubs, showers, dish network, full kitchens, and no smoking and dog-friendly policies.

The restaurant is primarily open from Thursday to Sunday and serves lunch and dinner, and breakfast on the weekends. Though it is called a bar, the restaurant caters to its guests as a "family-friendly restaurant." One guest's review of the restaurant reads, "the restaurant has great food. The bartenders are attentive and knowledgeable about different drinks." Off the restaurant's deck is a pool and hot tub, where guests can enjoy playing in the water without having to go out onto the lake.

On the lake itself, the Lazy Days Resort tries to serve those guests that bring their own aquatic vehicles by offering a full gas dock, complete with a gas pump that has premium unleaded gasoline and two-cycle oil for mixing. Also built on the docks is a private concrete boat ramp to allow guests easier lake access. The resort has six boat slips available for storing boats during the day and overnight, allowing guests to leave their boats out on the water when they are done boating. One guest said they "loved the ease of parking our boat." To better cater to their patrons who come to spend time on the Lake of the Ozark, the resort offers a sandy beach and kayak rentals. According to Dave, they are one of the only resorts in the area to do so.


The Lazy Dayz Lake Resort, formally known as the Runaway II Resort, is about 15 minutes northeast of Climax Springs, Missouri—the closest town by land. The resort sits on the Lake of the Ozarks, about two and a half hours southeast of Kansas City in the center of Missouri. The sprawling lake system joins with the Harry S Truman Reservoir, which spans over 85 square miles and is slightly larger than the Lake of the Ozarks. Because of this, people staying in the area have access to over 170 square miles of water, with the two lakes combined.

The Lazy Days Resort is open March through October, during the warmer season and the year's summer. Because of this, the primary demographic of the guests that come and stay at the resort are large groups and families that are out on vacation. An abundance of these patrons also come to spend time on the lake or on the property itself.

The Lake of the Ozark, which is the lake that the resort resides on, is described as being more populated than Truman Lake, with houses dotting the shoreline. However, the owner of Lazy Dayz Lake Resort states that many guests have described their site as being "on the quiet side of the lake." The owners try to promote this atmosphere to ensure everyone feels more safe and welcome and relaxed and comfortable during their vacation. In fact, the slogan of the property is "come get lost with us." After staying at the resort, one person mentioned that the resort has a "friendly staff, excellent food, and is very accommodating. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask, and they will provide."

Besides the various things to do out on the lake, some activities available to guests are sand volleyball courts and a playground for children. The pool is also conveniently located right next to the bar, so kids can be entertained while parents grab a drink nearby. The property is described as having "a little something for everyone" in a "quiet cove on the peaceful part of the lake." One guest commented on how they enjoyed the "nice inground swimming pool, and the nice bar and band area right by the lake." In the past, the resort has even played host to weddings.


Dave Godde bought the property in 2019, but it was initially established in 1991 as a campground. Dave talks of how he loved to visit the area with his family and how he wanted his own little slice of heaven on the Lake of the Ozark. Since purchasing the property a little over two years ago, he has made several improvements and renovations to convert it into a lakefront resort, such as installing the pool and the hot tub and building and opening the restaurant. He also plans to make several more improvements, including providing a store and other construction projects to better cater to his guests' needs and offer them more and better features and amenities on the property.

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267 Runaway Dr
Climax Springs, Missouri 65324
United States




Dave Godde

Owned Since
June 2019
3.85 (179 Reviews)
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