Some Lake of the Ozarks Businesses Experience Decline Due to Weather
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Monday's rain and thunderstorms caused some Lake of the Ozarks businesses to see a decline in business over the holiday weekend.
Sunset Inn Resort in Sunset Beach had 25 percent of its rooms cancelled. Owner Bruce Brennan said people cancelled their reservations when they heard the weather would be bad.
"We're usually booked for Memorial Day weekend. It's frustrating because people cancelled their rooms when it was predicted to be bad weather all weekend, but it only really rained today," Brennan said.
Brian Kelley is co-owner of Kelley's Landing. He said business Monday was slower than usual.
"This is the first weekend we've been down. Bad weather always affects business, so the storm this morning slowed our bar and resort," Kelley said.
Val-E-Vue Resort owner Mike Smith said his resort did not experience cancellations, but it did see a decline in its boat rentals.
"People made reservations so they came, but they didn't rent boats. A lot of the people who came down this weekend already have their own boats, so we didn't rent any of ours. We were disappointed. We rely on people coming from other resorts to rent our boats," Smith said.
Iguana Watersports had a few boat rental cancellations, and a few rainchecks. Clover Leaf Bay Resort had one cancellation, and Rock Harbor Resort had no cancellations.