Frequently Asked Questions
If you have never been a guest of Beavers Bend Creative Escapes before, here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
How far is it to Broken Bow?
197 mi. from Dallas – approximately 3 to 3 ½ hours
255 mi. from Oklahoma City – approximately 4 hours
155 mi. from Shreveport – approximately 3 hours
218 mi. from Tulsa – approximately 3 ½ hours
What time is check-in / check-out?
Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. This allows time for us to prepare for our next guests.
What amenities are available in the cabins?
You’ll find that our cabins are well equipped for all of your needs. Please visit your cabin’s page for more information about individual amenities.
Do you provide firewood?
For cabins with wood-burning fireplaces, we provide firewood from mid-October until mid-March.
What is the closest address for MapQuest?
Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Addresses for the individual cabins are not available. See the Beavers Bend Creative Escapes area map on the web site.
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How do I locate my cabin?
We will e-mail you directions & the key code to your cabin about 1 week before you arrive.
Are your cabins handicapped accessible?
No – some one-story cabins with few steps may be more suitable for handicapped guests.
Do you allow pets?
We do have some pet-friendly cabins. Visit the Cabin Rental page and look for the dog icon under the cabin listings. For more information about bringing your pet to Creative Escapes, please see our Policies page.
Are any of the cabins located on the lake?
No cabins are permitted to be constructed near the water at Broken Bow Lake, as per the Corps of Engineers. Our cabins are situated in the Ouachita National Forest. Beavers Bend is just three to five miles away, and Broken Bow Lake is only four to six miles. Pine Cone cabin is located on the lower Mountain Fork River.
Are there stores nearby where we can buy groceries & necessities?
Pruett’s Grocery in Broken Bow, Super Wal-Mart in Idabel, or Wal-Mart in Broken Bow.
What charges will be applied to my credit card when I make my reservation?
When you place your reservation, you will be charged a $50 booking fee per cabin which is non-refundable. This $50 fee is deducted from the balance of your reservation. The balance is charged to your credit card 14-10 days before you arrive, and we will e-mail you a confirmation notice along with directions & a key code for your cabin.
May I pay in cash?
No, we require a credit card for reservations.
What if we the number of people in our group exceeds the capacity of our cabin?
Your cabin has been properly appointed with sleeping arrangements and amenities for the maximum amount of people suggested in the cabin listing. We ask that you rent additional accommodations for additional guests. See the Beavers Bend Creative Escapes map to find cabins located nearby.
Is there dining nearby?
You can enjoy casual dining at the following restaurants: Shady Oaks, Abendigos, Stevens Gap, Grateful Head Pizza, The Blue Rooster, and Beavers Bend Cafe, just three to four miles away. Take-away food is available at the Frontier General Store, and there are more places to eat in Broken Bow.
Is a license required for fishing?
River Fishing – all ages must have a valid trout stamp; 14 & older must have a valid Oklahoma fishing license
Broken Bow Lake Fishing – must have a permanent or temporary fishing license
Fishing licenses and trout stamps are available at Wal-Mart, most convenient stores, or the Beavers Bend State Park office. For more fishing guide info, go to www.mcta2.com
Are boat ramps available nearby?
There are boat ramps at Beavers Bend Marina on Stevens Gap Road. Additional boat ramps are found in Carson Creek and Stevens Gap. See the map on the Creative Escapes website
Can we rent watercrafts?
Yes – Beavers Bend Marina has a variety of watercrafts available for rent including pontoon boats, fishing boats, and Jet Skis. Call 580-494-6455.
What about canoe rentals?
Yes – you can rent canoes for a half day or a full day for use on the lower Mountain Fork River. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats are available for rent inside Beavers Bend State Park. See the Area Attractions page of the Creative Escapes website for phone numbers.
Are there local hiking and mountain biking trails?
There are designated biking and hiking trails located within Beavers Bend State Park. Check with the Nature Center or the State Park office for trail maps and directions. We strongly recommend that you notify the Nature Center (580-494-6556) or State Park office (580-494-6300) when you are planning to use the trails.
Are there designated ATV trails?
Yes – you must purchase a pass to access any of the Three Rivers ATV trails (Weyerhaeuser land). The annual pass fee is $25 per person. ATV access passes may be purchased at Wal-Mart, most convenience stores, or at the Beavers Bend State Park office. ATV trails maps and information are available at Frontier General Store. Before you ride the trails, make sure you are familiar with all of the rules and regulations. The nearest access to AVT trails is 4 miles north of the Beavers Bend entrance. Free passes are available through the US Forest Service for trails to the right of Hwy. 259. The majority of Weyerhaeuser land is to the left of Hwy. 259.
May we ride our ATVs from our cabins?
No – you must transport your ATVs on trailers to access the designated trails.
Do your cabins have air conditioning?
Yes – all our cabins have thermostat-controlled central heating and air conditioning.
Is there a fireplace in my cabin?
Yes – all of our cabins have fireplaces for wintertime use, as well as outdoor fire rings for campfires. Don’t forget to bring the marshmallows!
What wild animals live nearby?
Our cabins are located in the Ouachita National Forest, and you may expect to see squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, etc. Please take precautions against poison ivy and 2 types of poisonous snakes – copperheads and rattlesnakes. For your comfort, we recommend using poison ivy protectant and bug repellant.
Do I need to have 4-wheel drive to access my cabin?
Most of our cabins are easily accessible. However, the location of some cabins may be reached more conveniently using 4-wheel drive.