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Trimble Creek Lodge - Bull Shoals Lake Resort in the Ozarks
Trimble Creek Lodge - Bull Shoals lake resort in the Ozarks. Private lakefront homes for 2-16 guests. Lodging, personalized service, outdoor activities, and amenities galore.
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Trimble Creek Lodge - Bull Shoals Lake Resort in the Ozarks
Trimble Creek Lodge - Bull Shoals lake resort in the Ozarks. Private lakefront homes for 2-16 guests. Lodging, personalized service, outdoor activities, and amenities galore.
Check out this 5 star Google Reviews review by Connie Leinicke: Trimble Creek Lodge is truly a little bit of heaven tucked away in the Arkansas Ozarks. With spectacular views of Bull Shoals Lake, the peace and tranquility we found here was matched only by the outstanding fishing and boating. The food at the Lodge is delicious. We recommend this as a true "getaway" from the hustle and bustle of today's world! See the review on Google Reviews by clicking the link below.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Cookies for Trimble Creek Lodge Outside Guy

Cookies for Trimble Creek Lodge Outside Guy

Cookies for the Trimble Creek Lodge Outside Guy

Michael, my Trimble Creek Lodge Outside Guy wanted chocolate.  I adore shortbread.  I made these (& plenty more) for my guy and saved a few for this picture.  Michael’s Dad recently ate 16 of Mom’s cookies before she hid the tin.  Gotta love those family traditions.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Becky’s Birthday Pasta

Becky's Birthday Pasta

Becky’s Birthday Pasta Veggies


This month at Trimble Creek Lodge I am re-organizing some of our favorite recipes, many of them named after special guests.  This one, Becky’s Birthday Pasta, sounds really good to me today – lots of veggies, some pasta and our home-made lemon pesto.  Oh gosh, gotta head to the store soon!  Made in honor of a dear return guest who loves veggies, this dish appears often on our table year round, thanks to the Outside Guy’s great expertise in growing basil!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Fun in Trimble Creek Cove


Fun in Trimble Creek Cove

Fun in Trimble Creek Cove


OK, so it is January 1 and I am dreaming of summer already. True, I live at a resort at the end of a truly beautiful cove so I am easily distracted into day-dreaming just about every time I look out the window. So here is a pic of a few happy people enjoying the beauty and quiet of Bull Shoals Lake, just a few feet from our dock.  Ahhhh, begin dreaming now….


Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Holiday and 2013 Preparations

Outside Guy at ChristmasTrimble Creek Lodge is pulling out all the holiday trimmings!  Wait Outside Guy…What are you doing with your Christmas present?  It’s not Christmas yet!  Outside Guy is working hard on the newest update to Trimble Creek Lodge:  the Barn at Trimble Creek Lodge, a Frontier Style Accommodation and Found Object Gallery.  Coming April 2013.  One bedroom with queen, one bathroom, kitchen/family room and view of the Meadow between the Barn and the Lodge.  Stay tuned…

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Fishing and Fun at Trimble Creek Lodge

Great Fishing With Great GuestsTrimble Creek Lodge return guest Craig and Innkeeper Michael (also known as the Trimble Creek Lodge Outside Guy) had great fun bringing in these gorgeous bass last weekend here on Bull Shoals Lake in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Families at Trimble Creek Lodge


Who are these kids? Hint: 1987!One of the very best things about living here at Trimble Creek Lodge is hosting family reunions.  Michael is our resident photographer and has taken many reunion pics of groups with our beautiful Bull Shoals Lake in the background.  Although this reunion picture was not taken here, it does include our own kids and a few of our neices and nephews, Easter, 1987.  Recognize anyone?


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Vacation Home Fun

Vacation Home Fun

One of the greatest things about living at this resort style vacation home is seeing some of the joy families experience during their summer getaways.  We’ve had our “winter snow” and now we are ready for summer – bring on the homemade ice cream!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Bull Shoals Lake Vacation Home

Friends at Bull Shoals Lake Vacation Home

One of the things we love here at Trimble Creek Lodge is helping our guests feel as if they are nestled away in their own Bull Shoals Lake Vacation Home.  Yes, we live here too, but our goal is to help everyone enjoy a distinctive, simple and relaxed vacation – whether they notice us or not!  Some include us in meals and celebrations, a few ask for fishing or skiing advice, many enjoy free bread or brownie lessons and most ask us to take a picture like this one to help preserve the memories of fun, friendship and family they created during their stay with us in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Spectacular Views

SunsetSpectacular views abound at Trimble Creek Lodge Resort on Bull Shoals Lake.  However, every now and then even the Outside Guy (Michael) can take on a heavy, unhealthy, too-much-to-do attitude.  Thankfully, when the sun sets and we walk down the lane to”Sunset Point” (between the Meadow House and the Lodge), the beauty of this world is refreshed.  Life is so good here in our little piece of heaven that lies nestled in the Ozarks of Arkansas, the Natural State.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Fun on the Lake

Fun on the LakeOne of the very best things we experience here at Trimble Creek Lodge is the beauty of so many families and their joy in building memories together on vacation.  When we started this place 10 years ago, “helping families have fun on the lake” was one of our goals somewhere mixed in with “getting a dock” and “paying the mortgage on this place!”  We sure didn’t anticipate the richness of experiences we would also enjoy while hosting families here.  We thought we would share a few “favorite vacation memories” over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned….

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Summer Fun on Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake Summer FunSummer Fun on Bull Shoals Lake means timeless days on the water with friends and family.   This gorgeous and pristinely clean lake is not crowded and perfect for wakeboarding, skiing and tubing.  No need to worry about other boats getting too close to your novice skiers.  In fact, you might not even see another boat on a lazy July afternoon.  After discovering this natural gem-of-a-lake, our kids (now fully grown-up) won’t ski anywhere else!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Extras at Trimble Creek Lodge

Outside Guy Finds Tina's Pink Gloves  We are happy when our guests notice the extras we offer here at Trimble Creek Lodge.  Return guest Tina  was so pleased with the fancy kitchen gloves we provide (to help protect those vacation manicures) that she now buys these for her friends.  Recently the TCL Outside Guy discovered a new use for these - not exactly the use Lulu intended but the pink does look especially great with TCL Outside Guy’s big smile.  Tina, what do you think?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Christmas at Trimble Creek Lodge

Pre-Soup PotLodge Christmas StuffChristmas at Trimble Creek Lodge nears.  The post-Thanksgiving turkey bones are simmering in the soup pot.  The Outside Guy’s most recent venison is in the freezer.  Fireplaces are prepared and wood is in the racks.  A truckload of Christmas ornaments and decorations have arrived from the barn.  Lulu is so happy!  A plump cedar tree has been selected from the woods and Big Don’s Eggnog is warming our lips.  Life is good as we begin our preparations for Christmas in the Ozarks.   If you would like our delightfully wonderful eggnog recipe, let us know via Trimble Creek Lodge Facebook!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Fishing on Bull Shoals in November

November Fishing at Trimble Creek Lodge

3 pound Kentucky Bass Caught by Michael Richardson

It’s deer season in Arkansas but the fish are also biting on Bull Shoals Lake. Trimble Creek Lodge ”Outside Guy,” Michael, caught this 3 pound Kentucky Bass just this week using sliders/soft plastic on an eighth ounce jig while fishing in 25 feet of water.  Other fishermen are catching walleye and one guy in particular is having great luck with crappie.  Sure wish we could find his crappie bed!  Ahhh, life in Arkansas, the Natural State.

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Winter Foods at Trimble Creek Lodge – Simple Chili

Winter Food & Recipes

The weather is changing fast now and all of us here at Trimble Creek Lodge are getting ready for winter foods.  Our son asked for his Grandpa Howard’s Simple Chili recipe so I thought I would share it here.  I remember my Dad, Howard, would get home from work before Mom and start this simple chili in a big pot on our 1970’s avocado green kitchen stove, chopping and browning the ingredients while enjoying his cocktail of port wine mixed with 7-up.  It truly is simple and delicious  (the chili, not the port & 7-up!) and this chili won 1stplace at our kids’ Elementary School in 1995, ending up in the school cookbook, What’s Cookin’ at Claymont.  I have included my variations here and like all good soup recipes, this one can be adjusted with great results based on what’s in your pantry.


1# or so Hamburger – Venison also works great.  If you use venison, you’ll need a little olive oil to brown it since venison has practically zero fat.

3 Ribs Celery, chopped

1 Green Pepper, chopped

2 Medium Onions, chopped

1 Large Can “Brooks Chili Hot Chili Beans” – about 32 oz or so

2 or More Medium Cans Dark Red Kidney Beans – Dad just dumped them in but I prefer to drain & rinse these before adding to the chili.

1 ½ Tbs. Chili Powder – or more to taste

1 ½ Tbs. Cumin – This was my addition – we love cumin – try it on popcorn!

1 tsp Black Pepper

3 or more garlic cloves, put through a press – Dad went for the speedy powdered version of garlic, using 1 teaspoon.  We prefer fresh garlic but either  fresh or powdered can be used.

1 tsp (or more to taste) Oregano

Four 15-oz or Two 28-oz Cans of Diced Tomatoes – Dad used a quart jar of Mom’s home canned tomatoes and a small can of tomato paste.  Since I eat every last one of Michael’s tomatoes, there are none left to can and we opt for the “store bought” canned tomatoes

1 Can of Beer – optional – This was my addition since I like a “soupier” version of chili.   The beer gives the chili a nice tang, especially if you use a dark beer, and the alcohol cooks off as you simmer the chili.

1-2 Tbs. Lemon juice – another Lulu addition, added at the very end to taste

Red pepper flakes, to taste when serving – OK, Howard didn’t use this but we love hot!

Salt to taste - Mom’s  home canned tomatoes had less salt so I’ve found that I need significantly less salt than the 2 teaspoons in Howard’s recipe.  Try just a dash or two at the end, after adding the lemon juice.

Directions:  Slightly brown the meat while chopping your vegetables and enjoying a cocktail of your choice!  Add the chopped veggies and cook a little longer.  Add remaining ingredients, except the lemon juice & red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and then simmer uncovered 45 minutes or so.  Add lemon juice, red pepper flakes and salt to taste.  Dad would refrigerate his chili a day before eating it but we can never resist eating this hot off the stove.  Enjoy and let us know what you think!  Lulu


Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Flowers & Food

Trimble Creek Lodge Zinnia

Trimble Creek Lodge Zinnia

Last Week’s return guests enjoyed a flourish of fall flowers and foods – zinnias, mums, basket flowers and pretty grasses.  While searching for the perfect flower stem we discovered a new crop of green beans and sugar snap peas.  Our goal for the week then  became “eat as many locavore foods as possible!”  Our meals included those lovely slender beans and peas plus Greek oregano (thanks to Pammie for the new plants), basil in the form of lemony pesto, chives, tomatoes, okra, lettuce, radishes and our newest Trimble Creek Lodge favorite – Game Six Eggplant -  In honor of our favorite Baseball Team, the St. Louis Cardinals!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Autumn Has Arrived

Trimble Creek Lodge Fall Foliage

Autumn has definitely arrived at Trimble Creek Lodge. Leaves are falling and the colors are changing. It’s lusciously cool morning and evening – we need sweaters plus socks and the summer sandals are now stowed in the barn along with the ski boat. A few days ago the last of the hummingbirds stopped by our feeders on their way south. We spotted a bald eagle in the cove this afternoon and turkeys are showing up behind the lodge more frequently. Michael the Outside Guy says “It’s easier to stalk turkeys than the bald eagles!”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Welcome to our new blog!

We just wanted to take a second to welcome you to our new site and blog! Enjoy!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011