Lake of the Ozarks resort purchases sign of fictional lodge it inspired

Ozark on Netflix recently finished filming the series in Georgia

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Lake of the Ozarks is the setting of the Netflix drama series starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Recently as the 4th and final season finished wrapping the sets were being dismantled in Georgia and sold off.

 An interesting opportunity came for the actual Alhonna Resort in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, to get the iconic sign from the fictional lodge it inspired, The Blue Cat Lodge. 

“Our realtor called and said the set director asked if we wanted to purchase the Blue Cat Lodge sign for Alhonna.  Without a doubt…Yes!” they state in a release of information on FB.

It seems they are still trying to find the best place for it as they pose for a photo in front of the newly arrived sign in Missouri.

But wherever it lands will be perfect for fans and followers to enjoy, “The Blue Cat Lodge sign is where it belongs and will be available for photo ops this season!”

Ozark, first released in 2017. Bateman plays a normal financial planner family man who suddenly relocates from a Chicago suburb to Lake of the Ozarks to try and pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.

The fictional show is set at a modest waterfront resort at Lake of the Ozarks, inspired by the real-life place Alhonna Resort where series creator Bill Dubuque worked as a dock hand at the resort while he was at school in Missouri during the 1980s.

Rather than filming at the Lake of the Ozarks, most of the shooting locations are in the Atlanta area because of tax breaks offered by the State of Georgia.  The film crew constructed a set in Georgia after extensively studying the Alhonna Resort property in Missouri.

The 4th and final season is 14 episodes and broke into two parts. The first part released in January 2022. The second half is still to come.

They also give a shout of thanks to their realtor, Mike Swift of Swift and Co. Realty.

About Alhonna Resort … “Located at the 8 mile marker off Horseshoe Bend, the Alhonna Resort is owned and operated by the Gross family.  Over the last 37 years, we have played host to thousands of visitors who have chosen again and again to call Alhonna Resort their home at the Lake!”