Oct 29, 2020

College of the Ozarks, The Keeter Center earn 2020 TripAdvisor®️ Travelers’ Choice Awards

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The Keeter Center and Dobyns Dining Room restaurant at College of the Ozarks have been recognized for the 2020 TripAdvisor®️ Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for hotels and restaurants. This marks the sixth consecutive year that The Keeter Center and Dobyns Dining Room have been honored.

College of the Ozarks also received a 2020 TripAdvisor®️ Travelers’ Choice Award, along with the Ralph Foster Museum and the Hoge Greenhouses.

College of the Ozarks continues to receive high praise from the plethora of positive reviews on TripAdvisor®️. The College is lauded on the TripAdvisor website as being more than just a college. They describe it as a destination with tons of family-friendly activities, including two museums, an old-fashioned grist mill, fruitcake and jelly kitchen, greenhouses, and a stained glass studio.

“Our students and staff strive to exceed expectations and create truly remarkable hospitality experiences for guests of The Keeter Center,” said Mollie Crawford, director of sales and marketing. “We understand that many guests take into consideration the reviews of hotels online before choosing where to stay.”

According to TripAdvisor®️, the results are based on reviews prior to any changes caused by the pandemic. Award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler/diner feedback, placing them in the top 10 percent of hospitality businesses around the globe.  

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer at TripAdvisor®️. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well-deserving, but they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers/diners as the world begins to venture out again.”

The Keeter Center Curbside

The Keeter Center now offers curbside service for Dobyns Dining Room restaurant. Food lovers choose from lunch and dinner menu selections that highlight the traditional farm-to-fork cuisine for which the restaurant is known. Dobyns Dining Room is excited to welcome students back and to offer curbside service for lunch and dinner menu options. Curbside Pickup is simple and convenient with an online ordering process.

The Keeter Center is offering specialty items, in addition to menu options, for order and pickup. These items include specialty groceries raised on campus (milk, meats, fruit spreads, and Edwards Mill products); coffee shop items, including signature lattes and espresso; bakery items such as freshly baked breads; and homemade ice cream from Nettie Marie’s Creamery, available by the cup or by the pint.

More about TripAdvisor®

TripAdvisor®️ has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, and Family. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotel winners are remarkable service, value, and quality. 

“TripAdvisor®️ is one of the most well-known platforms for hotel reviews, and we are delighted to be recognized as a 2020 Travelers' Choice award recipient from TripAdvisor®️,” Crawford said. “This is all due to the excellent reviews submitted by our guests. We want to convey how grateful we are that our guests take the time to express, sometimes at great lengths, their extreme appreciation for the hardworking students of College of the Ozarks.”

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor®️ offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor®️ branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average monthly unique visitors, and reached 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The sites operate in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor®️: Know better. Book better. Go better.

To see TripAdvisor®️ traveler reviews and opinions, go to https://www.tripadvisor.com/ and search for College of the Ozarks, KC Dobyns Dining Hall, Keeter Center Lodge, Ralph Foster Museum, and Hoge Greenhouses.

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.