History of Old Kinderhook

The natural beauty of Camden County and the region where Old Kinderhook is located has awed and inspired visitors for 200 years. Since early American explorers first set foot in the region, Old Kinderhook has become a centerpiece of all that Lake of the Ozarks in mid-Missouri. The area shares its name with the moniker bestowed on Martin Van Buren, the nation’s eighth president. He was born in Kinderhook, New York. Its appeal has endured two centuries of change. First as a cattle ranch that would attract settlers to relish its natural splendor with church services, picnics, games and fishing on Sundays.

Then it emerged as a spectacular setting at the heart of the state’s largest tourist attraction, the Lake of the Ozarks known as Fun Lake, when the Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931. Today, Old Kinderhook is a year-round attraction for visitors with a variety of lodging options and it a year-round home to those who can’t resist its appeal.

Enjoy the finest rental accommodations and amenities offered in the area and perhaps at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Cottages are entirely remodeled and available as a vacation rental. Set in a virtual wildlife sanctuary on the 16th tee box and fairway of Old Kinderhook, Cottages 21 and 22 offer the ideal lodging for your golf getaway or escape to the lake. The perfect environment for small corporate retreats or for couples, families and friends. Cottages 21 and 22 are an ideal destination for family reunions, groups or a small conference.