The Lodge of Four Seasons has been serving our guests since 1964. We invite you to discover the hospitality of the family-owned, waterfront resort, its unique artwork and beautiful Japanese gardens, as well as the breath-taking views of the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lodge of Four Seasons will surprise you at every turn.
The Lodge of Four Seasons has been serving our guests since 1964.
Harold Koplar, the founder of the Lodge of Four Seasons, had a vision to create an unequaled experience in a remote land that would bring enjoyment to people of all ages. The 3,500-acre community of Four Seasons, USA, in the Midwest’s Lake of the Ozarks emerged in 1965. Koplar brought a family tradition of entrepreneurship, hospitality and entertainment to the Lake.
Part of HK’s dream was to create an experience for all guests. In the early 1980s, his creative spirit even brought a live Brahma bull to mingle with the crowd as part of a country and western act.
Although the rhinestone days of bulls and country singing have passed, some aspects of the Lodge have remained intact. The beautiful Japanese gardens still provide a quiet backdrop for the resort. Koplar brought Japanese landscape artist Buffy Murai to the Lake to design the Lodge scenery. Murai once added his watercolor talents to film backdrops for Sayonara and Around the World in 80 Days.
Inside, during the early days, the Lodge continued its unique air with hand-carved furniture from Madrid. Today, guests find comfortable Lodge rooms with furniture custom made in Guadalajara, Mexico. Continuing its tradition of exclusive, irreproducible décor, the Lodge seeks talented young artists to create its custom pieces.
HK’s daughter, Susan Koplar Brown, served as president of The Lodge of Four Seasons from 1985 to 2004 before handing the reins to her son Mark. Susan and Peter Brown reside in Four Seasons, Missouri, and are present in the daily operations of the Lodge. Their three sons, Mark, Peter and David, represent the fourth generation in family-related hospitality, recreational and residential industries.
Adding to the resort’s already robust activity options, such as golf and boating, Spa Shiki opened at the Lodge of Four Seasons in 2000. Since its inception, the Japanese-themed resort spa has been featured on The Today Show, in Self Magazine, Midwest Living, Spa Magazine, and more. Spa Shiki was ranked in 2016 as one of the top 100 spas by Top Spas of America.
In 2016, the full-service, 358-room Lodge underwent a complete remodeling with a $15 million renovation was completed in 2016. The renovation transformed the Lodge inside and out, from landscaping, golf course and swimming pool updates, new roads, walking trails, lighting, carpet, painting, furniture, and wall coverings to total restaurant renovations.
For further information regarding the Lodge’s colorful history, please call (800) THE LAKE.