The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced Willmore Lodge was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for being the No. 5 “Top Thing to Do at Lake of the Ozarks.”

Willmore Lodge was in good company on their list of “Top Things to Do at Lake of the Ozarks,” with others on the list receiving Certificates of Excellence, as well. Those additional Lake attractions that are part of the chamber’s membership, on the list include: No. 1 Ha Ha Tonka State Park; No. 2 Ozark Distillery; No. 4 Bridal Cave; No. 7 Lake Ozark Helicopters; and No. 10 Osage Beach Premium Outlets. Certificates of Excellence and recognitions were also awarded by individual cities including: “Top Things to Do in Lake Ozark,” No. 2 Lake Ozark Helicopters and No. 4 Willmore Lodge; “Top Things to Do in Osage Beach,” No. 1 Ozark Distillery and No. 2 Osage Beach Premium Outlets; and “Top Things to Do in Camdenton,” No. 1 Ha Ha Tonka State Park and No. 2 Bridal Cave.

The Lake Area Chamber also congratulates its members that received Certificates of Excellence and/or were recognized in the following categories: “Top Restaurants in Lake of the Ozarks,” No. 2 JB Hooks, No. 3 The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook, No. 5 Bentley’s, No. 8 Baxter’s, No. 10 Savannah Grille and No. 13 Nok’s Wok-N-Roll; “Top Restaurants in Lake Ozark,” No. 1 JB Hooks, No. 2 Bentley’s, No. 3 Ruthie D’s, No. 5 Savannah Grille and No. 6 Nok’s Wok-N-Roll; “Top Restaurants in Camdenton,” The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook; “Top Hotels in Lake of the Ozarks,” Guesthouse Inn & Suites; “Top Hotels in Lake Ozark,” No. 1 Camden on the Lake; “Top Hotels in Osage Beach,” No. 1 Guesthouse Inn & Suites; “Top Hotels in Sunrise Beach,” No. 1 Lone Oak Resort and No. 2 Lakeview Resort; and “Top Specialty Lodging in Osage Beach,” No. 1 Kapilana Resort.

Now in its fifth year, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence award, celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on their site. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business, in a news release about the recognitions.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and frequency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“With such amazing attractions, restaurants and accommodations it is no wonder Lake of the Ozarks continues to be a prime vacation spot for so many, year after year. The Lake Area Chamber is proud to continue supporting such a wonderful business community,” said Wendy White, executive director for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, in the news release.

Lake businesses awarded Trip Advisor certificates of excellence
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