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Broken Bow OK Cabin Review: Boomerang Cabin

Welcome back to Cabin Review, brought to you by Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes. Located in Beaver’s Bend, OK, all of our beautiful cabins have something unique about them and we want to tell you why! In the last Cabin Review we covered the Mountain Home, known as “the cabin for a crowd”. This edition features the Boomerang Cabin, a cabin so great you’ll keep “coming back time after time”! With Thanksgiving passed, more and more families are beginning the long process of looking for Christmas getaways for extended family and friends. Keep it stress-free and book the Boomerang Cabin! With updated features, scenic views, and [...]

November 30th, 2019|Tags: |

The 3 Best Holiday Shopping Spots in Broken Bow OK!

As December approaches, the excitement of the holiday season can be diminished with the thought of last minute purchases, long lines, and crowded shops. Make a stop by these shops in Broken Bow, OK to find something for everyone and eat your shopping done early. These shops are perfect for both long-time residents or if you’re looking to get some holiday shopping done while you’re in the area. Book your stay at Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes for a hot breakfast and a good night’s rest before you head out to find your treasures! The first stop on your holiday shopping list might [...]

November 21st, 2019|Tags: , |

Broken Bow OK Cabin Review: Mountain Home

Welcome to this edition of Cabin Review, brought to you by Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes. In each edition, we feature one of the amazing cabins that Beaver’s Bend has to offer. In the last Cabin Review, we covered the Freedom Found cabin, where freedom abounds! This week we’re taking a look at Mountain Home, the cabin for a crowd. Completed in 2018, this luxury cabin will sweep guests away with its privacy and charm! Mountain Home has perfected the “home away from home” experience, and has space enough for everyone to join the fun. Whether you have a multitude of generations coming together for a [...]

October 29th, 2019|

Can’t-Miss Wine Bar Near Me

There are few things better than a good glass of wine. A chilled glass of rosé quenches your thirst on sweltering summer days, and a few sips of cabernet sauvignon heat you up on frosty winter evenings. You can drink it, cook with it, or give it as a gift. So, it makes sense that so many people search for a “wine bar near me.” In Broken Bow, OK, one of the best locally-owned businesses is a fabulous little wine bar called Girls Gone Wine. Beavers Bend Creative Escapes loves to support local business, and this is one of our favorite places to [...]

10 Broken Bow Activities for Your Next Boys Weekend

Has it been a while since the last time you saw all your friends? With jobs, families, school, and bills, it can feel impossible to find time to chill. However, hanging out and bonding with your bros is essential! When impromptu plans aren’t working, a vacation can guarantee you’ll all get together at least once. By making a boys weekend an annual tradition, everyone knows which weekend to keep commitment-free well in advance. And there are no last-minute cancellations with plane tickets involved. The Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins can fit 11 or more people, so whether you’re visiting with a few [...]

Celebrate The Biggest Folk Festival in Oklahoma!

Mark your calendars, the Beaver’s Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show is around the corner! One of the biggest events of the year, this folk festival is for anyone and everyone and will feature treats, treasures, and family-fun aplenty! Running from Friday 11/8 to Sunday 11/10, the hours will be 9am-5pm on Friday & Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday. With a wealth of entertainment options, guests will have a hard time picking what to do and look at first. The Festival is put together and hosted by the Forest Heritage Center & Musuem, take a stop by to see hand [...]

October 14th, 2019|Tags: |

Best Hunting Land in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is full of beautiful hikes and outdoor views. That makes hunting here some of the best in the country. With upcoming seasons for deer, elk, antelope, bear, turkey, quail, pheasant, and rabbit, there is something in Oklahoma for every sportsman or woman. In addition to the wide variety of game, there is also plenty of public hunting land in Oklahoma. So whether you want to catch your own Thanksgiving dinner with Oklahoma turkey hunting or if you’re just an annual Oklahoma deer hunting fan, book one of our Broken Bow cabins and get outside this fall. Here’s the lowdown [...]

Cabin Review: Freedom Found in Broken Bow OK

Welcome to another Cabin Review, courtesy of Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes. In the last Cabin Review, we covered the Creek Ridge Cabin, a cozy get-away that’s soon to be celebrating ten years of service! This time we’re focused on the Freedom Found Cabin, where freedom abounds! This cabin pulled out all the stops when it comes to relaxing, both in solitude and with friends and family. Freedom Found Cabin features five bedrooms, that all come with a King-sized bed, which is perfect for large groups of both friends and family! The open floor plan of this cabin makes a perfect space for [...]

September 27th, 2019|Tags: |

Finest Oklahoma Mountain Bike Trails

Our town is an outdoor oasis. Nature enthusiasts never run out of things to do in Broken Bow, OK. With the gorgeous Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake just minutes from our luxurious cabins in Oklahoma, visitors are free to hike, bike, paddle, and swim the days away. If you’re interested in fast-paced sightseeing and exercise, biking around Broken Bow is just right for you. So, while you’re packing for your next trip to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, don’t leave your bicycle behind. Beavers Bend State Park, Broken Bow, OK Beavers Bend State Park is a lovely section [...]

Scenic Horseback Rides in Broken Bow, OK!

The first day of fall is September 23 this year, and with it comes the draw to get out and about. One of the most beautiful spots to get into the spirit of the season is located right here in Broken Bow, OK, and there’s no better way to experience the beauty than with a gentle trail ride through the trees. That’s where Riverman Trail Rides comes in! With professional handlers and beautiful, friendly horses, this experience is great for both seasoned riders and beginners alike. Riverman Trail Rides offers a variety of riding experiences that range from one hour [...]

September 23rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Get your Golf On at These Oklahoma Golf Courses

In much of the United States, summer is almost over, but here in Oklahoma, we’re just getting started. Our southern vantage point means the days stay warmer longer, so you can stay outdoors well through fall. With two incredible Oklahoma golf courses within a short drive of our Broken Bow, OK cabins, Beavers Bend Creative Escapes is just right for a golf getaway. Whether you’re looking for a driving range or a full 18-hole course, Broken Bow has your back. Here are two spots you’ve got to try on your next Oklahoma golf trip. Cedar Creek Golf Course at Broken [...]

Oklahoma Fall Foliage | Where to See It

When fall rolls around each year, the Oklahoma scenery explodes with color. Ruby reds and honey yellows paint the countryside, but the weather stays pleasantly warm. The unbearable summer heat dissipates, yet the winter frost is nowhere to be found—so you can enjoy your hike without the goosebumps. Broken Bow Lake feeds the lush Oklahoma fall foliage, making Beavers Bend Creative Escapes’ Broken Bow, OK cabins the perfect place to stay for an autumn retreat. Searching for where to see that glorious Oklahoma fall foliage? Look no further. Oklahoma Scenery at Beavers Bend State Park Just up the road from [...]

Cabin Review: Creek Ridge in Broken Bow OK

Welcome to Creek Ridge, the subject of this week’s Cabin Review from Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes, in beautiful Broken Bow, OK! The last Cabin Review featured the Lazy Pine Lodge, where being lazy is the only thing on the schedule. This week we’re taking a look at Creek Ridge Cabin, a large, private retreat that will soon be celebrating 10 years of hosting guests! Creek Ridge Cabin sleeps 6 people with two rooms and a loft, but after seeing the deck your group might just choose to sleep under the stars. The wrap-around porch covers three full sides of the cabin, [...]

August 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

Rugaru Adventures in Broken Bow, OK!

As August begins and the Summer Break comes to an end, more and more people are looking to squeeze in one last hurrah! Come and take your adventure to new heights with Rugaru Adventures. Get a once-in-a-lifetime view (unless you do it again!) as you glide 3,200 ft through the forest and then directly over Broken Bow Lake. Can you spot the elusive Rugaru as you sail through the tree tops? A Rugaru (also called a  Rougarou) is a legendary beast that is said to resemble a werewolf. Started in the Laurentien French community in Canada and passed down through generations, the story [...]

Cabin Review: Lazy Pine Lodge in Broken Bow OK

It’s time again for a Cabin Review, courtesy of Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes! Our last Cabin Review covered the “Big Papa Lodge”, truly a home away from home. This week is all about the “Lazy Pine Lodge” where being lazy is the only thing on the schedule! This cabin has every lazy day amenity that a guest could want. With four bedrooms (all come with a king-sized bed!) and bathrooms that connect to each, families and friend-groups alike will find that this cabin has enough room for everybody that wants to come. Warning: there might be some competition over who [...]

2019 McCurtain County OK Free Fair

Back again by popular demand, five days of fun will be dedicated to the best free fair in southern Oklahoma! Running from 9/3-9/7, the McCurtain County Fair Board is hosting the McCurtain County Free Fair with their community in mind. Along with their annual Championship Rodeo in August, the Fair Board puts on these events to help bring extra support to the local economy and local businesses. Come and stay at Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes, we’ll give you a soft bed and warm breakfast each day before the fair! With five whole days to fill, the McCurtain County Fair Board managed [...]

July 12th, 2019|Tags: , |

Cabin Review: Big Papa Lodge in Broken Bow OK

There are so many beautiful cabins at Beaver’s Bend Creative Escapes that we love to feature every couple of weeks, which brings us to this week’s Cabin Review. Our last Cabin Review featured the Love Shack, where romance abounds! This week features The Big Papa Lodge, a hugely welcoming place to relax with the family in Broken Bow, OK. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the Big Papa Lodge has room enough for families of all shapes and sizes! Visitors can expect a variety of “home away from home” comforts such as a full kitchen, large family room with a fireplace, [...]

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The Love Shack: Where Romance Abounds

“Love rules at the love shack!” Truer words have never been spoken (or sung in this case!) because just like in its namesake song by the B-52’s, the Love Shack is a "lil’ old place to get together". But it’s not actually all that little- this lovely rental cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma sits at 1,400 square feet and boasts sleeping space for four people. With a Master Bedroom, sleeper sofa, and a daybed, you’ll have more than enough space for anyone you’re bringing! But there’s far more than just beds at the Love Shack. To keep things “hot as [...]

Beavers Bend Family Reunions at Big Timber Lodge

With busy lives full of long to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it can be difficult to join your family members other than a time or two a year for the holidays. This summer, get everyone together for an incredible gathering that everyone will enjoy with Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. With plenty of lodging for each member of your party and a stunning venue such as the Big Timer Lodge, it is easy to see why our Beavers Bend venue is the best spot for your event. Get to Know the Venue Big Timber Lodge is an ideal venue for your [...]

Outdoor Activities Abound At Beavers Bend Marina, Broken Bow

If your family’s summer vacation centers around water, head to Broken Bow Lake and check out all the activities at Beavers Bend Marina. It’s just a short distance from where Beavers Bend Creative Escapes luxury cabins are located and a bit of a hidden gem in the state. Broken Bow Lake, part of the Oklahoma State Park System, is located in the heart of the beautiful Kiamichi Wilderness, and is known to have some of the cleanest, clearest water of any fresh water lake in the state, making it ideal for fun family outings. The lake’s north/south orientation is a [...]

Broken Bow OK Events at White Oaks Venue

If you are looking to host a memorable event with your friends and loved ones, there is no better place than the White Oaks Venue at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. From family reunions to birthdays and anniversaries, our beautiful pavilion hosts up to 250 guests so that you can live it up in the beautiful Broken Bow OK area together. Discover our venue and all of the exciting activities in the surrounding area with an event to remember at White Oaks Venue. The Venue Located just north of Broken Bow OK, our venue sits on 8 acres of gorgeous property [...]

Broken Bow Lake Fishing

Imagine casting your line into the rippling waves of the water as you listen to the sounds of the Oklahoma breeze rustling leaves, birds happily chirping away, and the lapping of water against the shores of the lake in front of you. The sunny day is bright with light, and as you breathe in the fresh air, you feel a tug. As you reel in a feisty bass, you can’t help but smile with excitement for the first of many catches. This image can become a reality with Broken Bow Lake fishing during your stay at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. [...]

Nature Cottage: A Modern Woodland Escape In Beavers Bend, OK

Don’t be surprised if your first reaction is, “Wow!” Your second reaction will undoubtedly be, “Sure glad we booked this!” Welcome to Nature Cottage, a modern multi-story luxury cabin with wide windows that bring all the beauty of the outdoors to the indoors. The home is located on two acres adjacent to Beavers Bend State Park, within the Quachita Mountains, and surrounded by towering pines, aspen, cedar, dogwood and other native species. Relax on the large outdoor deck, or soak in the hot tub on the covered patio. Beyond that is a fire pit surrounded by chairs, private walking paths, [...]

Things to do in Broken Bow OK with Your Family This Summer

The sunny summer season is just around the corner, and if you are like many other families, you are looking for the perfect getaway to spend some much needed time with your little ones. When you stay with us at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, you and your loved ones will discover an array of exciting things to do in Broken Bow OK for the best summer vacation imaginable. Our Broken Bow lodging is perfect for all sizes of families with adequate accommodations and plenty of fun adventures waiting right outside your door. Getting Outside with Beavers Bend Creative Escapes When [...]

Celebrate spring in Broken Bow, OK, With 2 Fun Events

Spend a weekend or two in one of our luxury cabins, and while you’re in the area, check out two of springtime’s top events. Dogwoods in bloom are a sure sign spring has arrived—and that’s worth celebrating! Idabel, Oklahoma, does just that with the annual Dogwood Days Festival, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019. Downtown Idabel will be festive and ready for a party that day with live entertainment, craft vendors, children’s games, sidewalk sale, dance contest and country showdown. Visitors will find lots of delicious fair food, plus an Easter “eggstravaganza” barbecue cook-off. And that’s just for starters. This [...]

Where to Find the Best Broken Bow Lodging and Dining

The Broken Bow area is full of beautiful landscapes, incredible experiences in nature, and the perfect place to get away from it all. The only thing more important than finding the ideal Broken Bow lodging for your stay is finding equally ideal dining! Here at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, we have the perfect suggestions to keep you fueled up for every adventure waiting for you during your next visit to our Beavers Bend cabins! Broken Bow Dining Whether you are staying in our Broken Bow luxury cabins with your family, friends, or on a couples getaway, there are several delicious [...]

Relax In Style At Staves & Steel Ranch in Broken Bow, OK

Two couples will feel right at home in the privacy and comfort of Stave & Steel Ranch. This single-level cabin—which was just completed in 2018—has the privacy and all the luxury you’re looking for in a vacation getaway. Surrounded by tall trees, Stave & Steel offers a quiet place to escape. The main living area features a spacious open floor plan with a vaulted beamed ceiling, comfy leather sofas and a floor-to-ceiling rock gas fireplace. This room opens to a modern, fully equipped kitchen with concrete countertops and a cool copper house sink. A large island makes it easy for [...]

Oklahoma’s Mountain Fork Brewery Taps Local Waters

The area surrounding Broken Bow, Oklahoma contains rivers, lakes, mountains and forests—all the makings of a perfect vacation, and also the inspiration behind Broken Bow’s Mountain Forks Brewery. Prior to 2015, there was no brewery in the Broken Bow area, a lack that was noted by three beer-loving guys who did something about it, and are now co-owners of the popular Mountain Fork Brewery. The name comes from the nearby Mountain Fork River, which supplies the pristine water used for brewing the company’s beers, which include a year-round lineup as well as seasonal brews. Among the 10 standards are easy [...]

March 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Broken Bow Lake — Your Memorial Day Destination

Memorial Day Weekend is often a time that families set out for a vacation destination that has exciting outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy time together. This year, pack up your family and head to Broken Bow Lake and stay with us at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes for a memorable getaway with your loved ones. Discover the vast array of things to do in Broken Bow OK, and get ready for the family event of the year. More Than Just Cabins in Oklahoma While other families take to campgrounds or simple lodging, you and your loved ones can discover much [...]

Hiking in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

With such breathtaking surroundings, miles of trails, and landscapes that are perfect for journeying through nature, hiking in Broken Bow should be on every outdoor lover’s bucket list. When you stay at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, lace up your hiking boots and get ready to embark on an epic adventure. Incredible natural areas such as Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park surround our cabins in Oklahoma, and they are waiting for you to discover them. An Experience For Everyone No matter what level of experience you have with hiking, you can find the perfect trail to fit your [...]

Maverick Blue: Your Luxury Cabin Awaits In Beavers Bend, OK

You’ll be just minutes from the heart of Beavers Bend, Oklahoma, yet you’ll feel secluded in your own special world when you book a stay in Maverick Blue, a new luxury cabin offered by Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Completed in 2018, the impressive two-story home sits among tall pines with wooded views and its own creek running through the property. Step inside and you’ll find great spaces to chill out with family or friends. The home’s first floor features a large great room with comfy seating and stone fireplace. A modern kitchen nearby has custom  cabinets and a deep copper [...]

Enjoy a Luxurious Girlfriends Getaway in Broken Bow, OK

Grab your BFF’s and treat yourselves to a fun getaway, complete with a little pampering, great dining, and a super cushy place to stay. Choose one of the luxury cabins at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes —the Vino Vista cabin, for instance—and settle in for a few days of good visiting, play time, spa time and relaxing. First on the agenda, a trip to Body Harmony Spa for its unique Body Harmony Experience, a wonderful relaxing treatment that is choreographed to soothing music for the ultimate in de-stressing. This 90-minute process includes a private bath with cozy robe and slippers, special massaging [...]

February 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Broken Bow Luxury Cabins: Beavers Bend Creative Escapes

When it comes to memorable getaways in gorgeous locations and a myriad of incredible experiences, there is no place quite like Broken Bow, Oklahoma. A stay in our Broken Bow luxury cabins at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes will allow you to explore all of the best things to do in Broken Bow OK while having all of the comforts of home. Choose from a variety of luxury cabins and build an itinerary with exciting area attractions and get ready for an unforgettable getaway with us at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes.   Location, Location, Location One of the best aspects of [...]

Stream Life Cabin: A Cozy Getaway In Broken Bow, OK

If your dream getaway includes being out in the middle of nature, but with all the comforts of home, take a look at Stream Life Cabin. Located on a tree-lined lot in the Southern Hills addition of the Quachita Mountains near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the completely renovated, two-bedroom cabin offers a quiet space to kick back and relax. You may be tempted to spend all your time on the large wrap-around porch that has a five-person hot tub and a barbecue grill. But you won’t want to miss all the great rooms you’ll be getting inside! Wood paneling, oak hardwood [...]

January 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Exploring Oklahoma’s Wheelock Academy Historic Site

The history of the Broken Bow area is intertwined with that of the Choctaw Nation. One wonderful way to learn about the tribe's culture and influence here is to tour the Wheelock Academy Historic Site near Millerton, Oklahoma. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wheelock Academy was a former boarding school for Choctaw children for more than 120 years. Begun in 1932 by a missionary couple, the school taught mostly girls and was an important part of the community for many years. It closed during the Civil War years, 1861-1865), but reopened soon after. A devastating fire four [...]

January 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Group Getaway? Head To Lost Pine Lodge in Broken Bow, OK

If you’re looking for a place to gather for football playoffs, this is it! Set amid tall pines in Ouchita National Forest, Lost Pine Lodge is tailor-made for groups, with enough beds to sleep 20 people. The beautiful two-story lodge has all the features you look for in a country getaway—a homey setting with floor to ceiling windows so you enjoy the outside even when you’re inside, comfortable furnishings, modern amenities and enough space for everyone to spread out. The open floor plan encompasses a large living room with leather furniture and a fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry and [...]

December 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Holiday Shopping? Head To Broken Bow, OK

Whether you’re looking for one last stocking stuffer or that very special gift, head into nearby Broken Bow, Oklahoma—you’ll find lots of local stores with something for everyone on your list. You’re just minutes away from town when you stay at one of our Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins. Creative Expressions is a co-op filled with the creations of talented local women. Here is where to look for all kinds of bags—wallets, lunch bags, purses, beach bags—hoodies, warm hats and more! 6635 N. Highway 259, Broken Bow 580-494-6334 If you know someone who loves to mountain bike, head to Gear [...]

December 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lukfata Creek Cabin: Solitude & Luxury in Broken Bow, OK

Imagine spending your next getaway in a modern two-story cabin nestled on two peaceful wooded acres. Book a stay at Lukfata Creek Cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and that dream could be yours. One of the luxury cabins offered by Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, Lukfata Creek is a spacious 1550 square foot cabin surrounded by towering trees. Outside is a covered wraparound deck with seating, gas grill and a five-person hot tub. There’s also a fire pit. Inside is a home, paneled in warm wood and made for relaxing. A large sitting area with a wood-burning stone fireplace and wide-screen [...]

November 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Sweet Oklahoma: Whip-Poor-Will Original Fudge Shop

Whoever coined the term “happy as a kid in a candy shop” must have had Whip-Poor-Will Original Fudge Shop in mind when they did it. No matter your age, if you love chocolate and candy, you’ll be in heaven in here. Whip-Poor-Will Original Fudge Shop is located in a cute little building in Hochatown, Oklahoma, just outside of Broken Bow. Many a guest has made a return trip to the shop to buy a few more of the sweet bites that are sold there. Whip-Poor-Will makes cream and butter fudge right in their Sweet Shoppe, so you can be sure [...]

November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s Always Cabin Season Time in Broken Bow, OK

Friends and family who are looking for a great vacation spot in Southeastern Oklahoma will find it here at Cabin Season, one of the large rental homes offered at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Dramatic arched two-story windows in front and back let it loads of sunlight and bring the outdoors closer to those inside this new luxury cabin that sleeps up to 12 guests. Though 2300 square-feet, the home has the feel of a comfy mountain cabin, with seating around a stone fireplace. There is a modern open kitchen with a 10-foot granite island that seats four and an 8-foot [...]

October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Oklahoma’s McCurtain County Wilderness Area A Natural Beauty

The shortleaf pine and hardwood forest is the largest virgin forest of its kind in the United States. That’s just one of the things that makes McCurtain County Wilderness Area (MCWA) not just an Oklahoma treasure, but a national one too. You’ll find the MCWA, the oldest wildlife area in Oklahoma, in the northern part of McCurtain County, adjacent to Broken Bow Reservoir and Ouachita National Forest. The area was created from a 1918 purchase, costing about $6.13 an acre. In the 1930’s the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a bridge across the Upper Mountain Fork River and installed more [...]

October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lazy Daze: A Cool Cabin Stay Near Broken Bow, OK

Ah, the joys of relaxing in the country with peaceful surroundings and all the comforts you enjoy at home—or more! Welcome to Lazy Daze, a multi-story modern cabin in the newly developed Pine Hill area near Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Love a front porch where you can sit with a drink? Check. How about a great room with a fireplace where friends and family can gather? Check. A large TV or two for game day? You got it. A kitchen with all the latest appliances and seating for everyone? Yep, that too.   Oh, and let’s not forget, this comfy house [...]

September 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Honobia OK Hosts Bigfoot Festival October 5-6, 2018

Even skeptics enjoy a little fun. And that’s just what you’ll find at the annual Honobia Bigfoot Festival on October 5-6 in Honobia, Oklahoma. La Flore County—where Honobia is located—is considered a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings in Oklahoma, one of the states where sightings have been reported. Signs of these occurrences include strange wood-on-wood knocks or powerful taps and vocalizations that range from whispers to whistles to thunderous roars. No sightings are expected the weekend of the fest, but lots of fun times definitely are! The Bigfoot Festival will be held on the grounds of the Kiamichi Mountains Christian [...]

September 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

False Creek Cottage: Cozy Luxury in Beavers Bend, OK

It may be in the woods surrounded by tall trees, but Fall Creek Cottage is no rustic cabin! Completed in 2017, it is a thoroughly modern home, sporting a clean, sleek look inside and out, while providing all the comfort you could want in a woodland getaway. A floor-to-ceiling rock gas fireplace is the focal point of the living room, furnished with a comfy leather sofa and chairs. The open space design continues to a modern fully-stocked kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a dining table with four chairs, plus an island and bar area that has additional seating. [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Lion and the Lamb: A Luxury Broken Bow, OK Lodge

Now you can gather the extended family or a group of friends together in one place that has space for everyone, and the great outdoors at your doorstep. If it sounds like the Lion and the Lamb Lodge has it all, well, that’s because it does! Scheduled to open in Fall, 2018, Lion and the Lamb Lodge is an expansive 5,300 cabin that blends rustic with romantic and tradition with technology. Step inside and you’ll find elegant arched trusses, a massive wood-burning fireplace, cozy nooks, and spacious areas where the whole gang can gather. The new lodge will have room [...]

July 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Southeast Oklahoma’s Red Slough Wildlife Area

Spanning nearly 8,000 acres, the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area (RSWMA)is a successful project that has enhanced wildlife and recreation in the area southeast of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. In the late 1960, this Red Slough area was cleared and drained for agricultural use, eliminating wetlands that helped maintain a natural flood cycle. In 1997, landowner Philip Hogan placed more than 5,800 acres into the Wetlands Reserve Program administered by the National Resources Service (NRCS). In the following years, additional acres were added, increasing the expanse of the project. Then in 2003-4, the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area received a grant [...]

July 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

A Beavers Bend, Oklahoma Getaway Nestled In The Forest

Book a stay at The Nook and enjoy the best of cabin life—a cozy place secluded in the forest and yet just minutes from Broken Bow, Oklahoma activities. You'll find sleeping for up to 10 people and lots of space to relax or play, indoors and out. An expansive front porch provides an impressive entry into a large great room with light wood-paneled walls and wood floors throughout, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Comfy leather sofas and chairs face the tall stone fireplace on one side of the room. Anchoring the other end of the great room is a [...]

June 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Gear Down Bikes Outfits Cyclists Visiting Broken Bow, OK

Southeastern Oklahoma provides a bounty of places to test your skills on a mountain bike, most notably in Beavers Bend State Park. Whether you’ve arrived with your own bike and need supplies, or are looking to try out a new set of wheels, make your first stop Gear Down Bikes in Broken Bow. It’s just minutes away from the select cabins of Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Opened in the fall of 2015, Gear Down Bikes has gained a reputation for quality and service. Their inventory of bikes is impressive and they’ll even deliver! The shop is also an authorized Specialized [...]

June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Hidden Oaks Cottages: Great Group Venue In Broken Bow, OK

You’ll find privacy and room for group gatherings all in one beautiful location at Hidden Oaks Cottages, one of the premier properties of Beavers Bend Creative Escapes in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Hidden Oaks Cottages is located on eight acres of land that has a fishing pond and plenty of places to play, rest and relax. Three separate cottages—offering two bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms—provide luxury lodging for up to 16 people. Amenities, which vary with the size of the cabins, include fully furnished kitchens, large living rooms with comfy sofas and chairs, and baths with tub/shower combinations. A highlight [...]

May 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

2018 Owa-Chito Festival: June 15-16 in Broken Bow, OK

Once a year for the past 40 years, Kiamichi County in Oklahoma has produced a festival to showcase the natural beauty, heritage, and industry found here. This year’s Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest will be held June 15-16 in Beavers Bend State Park. The forest has played a large part in the history and culture of the area, so it’s fitting that forestry competitions are a major event of the weekend. Featuring men and women who make their living from the woods, the contests include double buck sawing, ax throwing, Jack ‘n Jill crosscut, and Bull-of-the-Woods selection. The family-friendly [...]

May 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Privacy, 360º views at Hill House in Broken Bow, OK

Towering pines, aspens, cedar, and other native trees surround the luxury Hill House resort cabin in the Beavers Bend area, just outside Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Set on nine acres, formerly part of Oklahoma National Forest, it is a landscape that’s tailor-made for relaxing, away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hill House is a contemporary new home with expansive views, built with soothing design materials and thoughtful details that blend the warmth inside with the serene beauty outside. Interior walls and ceilings are solid pine with rough-cut cedar trim. Furnishings reflect a creative spirit with artistic designs, [...]

April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Find Year-Round Fun At Broken Bow’s Choctaw Casinos

Day or night, the Choctaw Casino in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, is where to head for gaming and entertainment. This local establishment is one of several in the state owned by the Choctaw Nation, and it’s super convenient to the cabins at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Stop by Choctaw Casino and you’ll find rooms bustling with activity, starting with hundreds of slot machines that range from one-cent to five dollars. If cards are your deal, try your hand at Blackjack or Three-Card Poker. You’ll also find special deals that add extra fun to the challenge, such as the “Table Games Punch [...]

April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Sommerset Lodge: Privacy & Luxury Near Broken Bow, OK

If you’re looking for privacy, but also a place that is convenient to the area’s attractions, this is it: Sommerset Lodge, one of the Beavers Bend Creative Escapes’ luxury cabins on the outskirts of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. It may just be the perfect hideaway. Set on five wooded acres in the foothills of Kiamichi Mountains, Sommerset Lodge is actually two lodges: a main one with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths; and a smaller, efficiency lodge that’s perfect for in-laws or friends. A tall stone fireplaceand soaring vaulted ceilings add drama to the Great Room—living room, dining room, kitchen—of the Main [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Body Harmony Day Spa in Broken Bow, OK

Feeling stressed and achy? Need a "be good to you" day? Sounds like you might be ready for a visit to Body Harmony Day Spa! The Broken Bow, Oklahoma, spa is handy to guests staying at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins, and just the place to soothe a weary body. Unlike ordinary spas, Body Harmony Day Spa offers a unique 90-minute sensory experience. You’ll be pampered with a robe, fun slippers, and a private room with bath. Then you’ll be introduced to the Body Harmony Instrument Bed, a unique design that is handcrafted with speakers on the inside and features [...]

March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Luxury, Comfort at Whitetail Retreat In Broken Bow, OK

Planning a family getaway? Looking for a spot to host friends for spring break? Check out Whitetail Retreat in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. This beautiful cabin, located in the gated Timber Creek Trails area, is designed for groups, with amenities that every age will appreciate. Wood floors, paneling and handmade furniture throughout provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside, while a large deck with a gas grill and hot tub add additional space to gather and relax outside. All of the cabin’s five bedrooms are conveniently located on the main floor, each with its own private bath. The large great room [...]

February 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |

Natural Resources Helped Shaped Broken Bow, OK

Broken Bow, Oklahoma sits at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains where U.S. Highways 780 and 259 intersect. It’s a proud little town that grew up around the vast natural resources of the area. In its early days, Broken Bow—which is now within McCurtain County—was originally the domain of the Choctaw Nation, who moved to the area in 1830 as a result of a treaty with the United States. The town was incorporated in 1911, and saw its enclave grow to more than 1,900 residents by 1920. Settlers were drawn by the area’s beauty and its abundance of forests. Two [...]

February 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Discover A Southern Oklahoma Getaway Steeped in Luxury

Looking for a dream getaway for just the two of you? Preferably nestled in the woods someplace? A luxurious place, but one that feels comfortable and cozy too? We’ve got the perfect place for you: Vail’s Bluff. Located in the community of Timber Creek, it’s just minutes from Broken Bow Lake and Beaver’s Bend State park—yet feels miles from everywhere. Large glass entry doors and an entire wall of windows on the back side of Vail’s Bluff cabin offer unobstructed views, giving you the feeling of living in nature. But this is no “roughing-it cabin.” It’s top to bottom luxury [...]

January 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Museum of the Red River: Preserving Treasures in Oklahoma

Opened in 1975 with the vision of preserving cultural history and artifacts of the region, the Museum of the Red River underwent a major revision in the 1980’s, broadening its mission to include art and archeology from North, Central, and South America. Today the Museum is the largest exhibiting facility of its kind within 150 miles. One visit is not nearly enough to do it justice! More than 30,000 cultural objects from six different continents make us the Museum of the Red River Collection. Most of the treasures are ethnographic art ranging from prehistoric to contemporary times. Hundreds of mineral [...]

January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Get Away To Luxury at Big Bear Lodge, Broken Bow, OK

If your dream for a family or group vacation includes being nestled in the forest with all the comforts you could want—and more!—Big Bear Lodge is the cabin for you. Step inside this modern, three-story home and you’ll be wowed by 30-foot ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and sleek design elements throughout. The spacious cabin has it all, beginning with a Great Room that has a 65” TV over the mantle, and an open-plan contemporary kitchen and dining area with a farm table that seats 14. And while the living space is terrific, so are the bedrooms, each with a 42” [...]

December 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Discover Fun Holiday Shopping in Broken Bow, OK

Make your list, check it twice, and then head into Broken Bow, Oklahoma to do a little holiday shopping. You’ll find a wonderful array of individual shops selling one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty items for all ages. Here are a few of our favorites. Photo: Timothy Going Photography, courtesy of Hemp Galore Hemp Galore, a jewelry store plus much more, is a showcase for local artists. Owner Brandi Going is an artist herself and makes the leather wrap and sterling pieces on display. (If you don’t see something you like, she’ll work with you to create one for pick-up [...]

December 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

“Road To Bethel” A Relaxing Escape In Southeast Oklahoma

Nestled in the pines outside of Broken Bow, Oklahoma is a comfy cabin that has all the makings of a perfect family or friends getaway. Dubbed “Road to Bethel,” the cabin is part of the Beavers Bend Creative Escape lineup of vacation properties, and it is a gem. The multi-level cabin has a great tree-top the deck overlooking the woods where you can relax and watch for deer and wild turkeys. Inside you’ll find three bedrooms with king-sized log beds, each with its own full bath. With three twin beds in the loft, the cabin can sleep up to six [...]

November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Craft Beers On Tap At Beavers Bend Brewery

Like so many other beer advocates, Brad Reesing delved into brewing his own beer at home in his kitchen. In 2013 he began producing and selling his brews to local McCurtain County restaurants. By 2016, he made his long-time dream a reality and opened a taproom in Broken Bow, an easy drive for guests at our Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins. PHOTO: Pawel Kadysz/Unsplash Beavers Bend Brewery is located in the Hochatown strip mall that includes Grateful Head Pizza (featured in our September 9th blog) and other popular venues. Step inside the tap room or relax on the [...]

November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Take a Hike In Beavers Bend State Park

When you’re looking for great hiking in southeast Oklahoma, Beavers Bend State Park is the place to go. Home to the Forest Heritage Center Museum, the park offers nearly 12 miles of trails with wonderfully diverse terrain, including pine and hardwood forests, bluffs, and creeks. Photo: Jon Flobrant/Unsplash So tie on your hiking books and head out the park—it’s close to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins which makes it super convenient. Once in Beavers Bend State Park, you’ll find both nature trails (marked by signs with blue on white tree blazes) and hiking trails (red on white tree [...]

October 24th, 2017|Tags: , |

Beavers Bend Folk Fest A Favorite Fall Event

Mark your calendar for one of Oklahoma's best-loved autumn events! The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show is coming November 10-12, 2017. Photo: Arthur Rutkowski/Unsplash This is the 24th year of the event and each year it seems to get more popular, with nearly 17,000 attendees at the southern Oklahoma event. It’s prime color season too, which makes a weekend in the woods even more delightful. Held at the Forest Heritage Center at Beavers Bend State Park, the festival showcases turn-of-the-century arts and crafts. More than 70 exhibitors and vendors will be on hand demonstrating skills such [...]

October 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

A Fishing Trip With Friends To Beavers Bend, OK

The weather is just about perfect this fall to enjoy a fishing getaway with a few friends. Head to the Beavers Bend area of Oklahoma and you’ll have a field day of choices in where to fish—and they are all good. Hailed as the best whitewater stream in Oklahoma, Mountain Fork River is the year-round spot to go for brown and rainbow trout. The water’s constant flow and cool temps make it a haven for the fish. Below the dam, on the Lower Mountain Fork River, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation stocks the water with trout on a regular [...]

September 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Grateful Head Pizza A Favorite Stop In Broken Bow Area

With a name like Grateful Head Pizza, you know this popular restaurant doesn’t take itself too seriously. Fortunately for diners, it does take its food and beer that way, delivering great tasting pies and refreshing brews to go with them. Photo: Carissa Gan/UnSplash Located in Hochatown, Oklahoma, Grateful Head Pizza is convenient to our Beavers Bend cabins, and ideal on those nights when you’d rather let someone else do the cooking. The menu features six signature pizzas, including Pig Pen (named for the Grateful Dead’s original organist, “Pigpen” McKernan), a loaded-up pepperoni feast; Funky Chicken (a popular 1960’s [...]

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Plan A Romantic Rendezvous At The Waterfall

Cozy. Secluded. Luxurious. Everything you could wish for in a romantic retreat is waiting for you in the enchanting Waterfall cabin, located near Broken Bow in southeast Oklahoma. Nestled in among the trees, this one-bedroom, loft log home has everything you wish for in a cozy getaway. Snuggle up on the plush leather sofa in the living room and watch a movie on the plasma TV. There’s a fireplace as well, and it’s double-sided so you can enjoy it in the bedroom too, where an impressive four-poster wood queen bed offers a perfect setting for sweet dreams. If you enjoy [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Beavers Bend River Floats in Broken Bow, OK

It’s hard to think of a more leisurely way to spend a steamy summer day than floating down a cool river. All you need is a canoe or a kayak and a few hours to do nothing. Sound tempting? We thought so! Photo: Filip Mroz/UnSplash To get started, head over to Beavers Bend River Floats in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the main outfitter near Beaver’s Bend State Park (and also close to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins). They’ll equip you with canoes or kayaks, then shuttle you upstream. You’ll have the next two and one-half miles to sit back [...]

August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Enjoy A Luxurious Country Getaway With Brother Bear

A vacation in the woods that puts you in the lap of luxury? Welcome to Brother Bear Lodge! This amazing getaway is a full 2600 square feet of delight for all ages. Outside you’ll be surrounded by 1.4 acres of woodland. There’s also a spacious 1,000 square foot wraparound porch with comfy cushioned sofas and chairs, a gas fireplace, slab-top dining table, gas grill, and just to make sure you really relax—a large hot tub that fits up to 8 people. But before you get too comfortable, take a look inside. Brother Bear Lodge is designed to sleep up to [...]

July 24th, 2017|Tags: , |

Watermelon Fest Coming July 28-29, 2017, To Valliant, OK

Right smack dab in the heat of summer is the perfect time for a big slice of fun—the Valliant, Okalahoma, Watermelon Fest, July 28-29, 2017. Bring your family for this annual gala of fun, entertainment, food, and competition. The popular down-home fest draws thousands every year to the town’s City Park where there’s a little something for everyone, and a whole lot of juicy watermelon. Feel like some good-natured competition? Join the 5-K morning run, a watermelon eating or spitting contest, or horseshoe and checkers tournaments. There are pony rides, bounce houses, and special entertainment for kids. A quilt show, [...]

July 13th, 2017|Tags: |

Sip ‘N Ski Cabin: A Quiet Retreat for Up to Six Guests

You may not be on the slopes, and there may not be a lift nearby, but Sip ‘N Ski cabin will welcome you to the local wineries and Broken Bow Lake water-skiing here in southeast Oklahoma. You , and up to five others, will enjoy a southeast Oklahoma getaway that is both relaxing and exciting at Sip ‘N Ski! As one of the newest additions to our cabin family, Sip ‘N Ski is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly retreat located in the middle of all the attractions located in and around Beaver’s Bend State Park. Its location on the northwest side of [...]

June 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Join Us August 26, 2017 For McCurtain County Relay for Life

McCurtain County Relay for Life August 26, 2017: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bring your team to your favorite Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabin during the weekend of August 26-27 to take part in Relay for Life of McCurtain County to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS)! Relay for life is the world’s largest fundraising event against cancer. As the signature fundraiser for the ACS, the event takes place in more than 5,200 communities in 27 countries. This team fundraising event sees team members taking turns walking around a track or designated path for between 4-24 hours: there is always a [...]

June 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

Steel Creek Lodge: A Spacious Retreat for up to 18 Guests

If it’s space for a family reunion, group getaway, girls’ or guys’ vacation, or even a retreat weekend, Steel Creek Lodge might just be the southwest Oklahoma destination you seek. With 3000 square feet of living space, five master bedrooms, futons/roll-aways, a fully stocked kitchen, and plenty of outdoor activity space, groups of all types will love Steel Creek Lodge’s ambience, amenities, and convenience to both Hochatown State Park and the surrounding area. And it’s all contained in a beautifully built “rustic” cabin-type masterpiece. The lodge is wheelchair-accessible, with a ramp l08eading up to the generous wraparound deck, and four [...]

May 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Learn to Paddleboard this Summer at Broken Bow Lake

Always wanted to learn to surf, but find yourself landlocked? Why not try the ancient, flat-water version of the surfboard? Paddleboarding is becoming more and more popular in mainland U.S. as both a sport and leisure activity. Back in ancient times, the Hawaiian kings would ride olo surfboards. These very long, thick, narrow boards were finless, and usually built from wiliwili wood: a low-density wood from a flowering tree in the pea family, native to Hawaii. Olo would range in length from 12-17 feet long (and thought to have reached lengths of up to 25 feet), and were made approximately [...]

May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Up to 12 Can Claim Cabin Fever as a Broken Bow Vacation Escape

It may seem rustic, but don’t be fooled: our new Cabin Fever rental lets you enjoy a cabin vacation with the latest, luxury amenities! Up to 12 guests can make Cabin Fever their Broken Bow vacation home: Eight can sleep VERY comfortably in four total bedrooms holding two king-size beds and two queen-size beds; and up to four additional guests can take advantage of the a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, and two twin-size sleeper sofas – one in each of the upstairs bedrooms. The cabin’s 3.5 bathrooms are so much more than they appear: the Master holds both [...]

April 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Kids 9-11 Love Camp Discover, Held July 11-13, 2017

A “camp” experience for the kids, and a mid-week or week-long getaway for you and the family… what could be better? Each year, The Broken Bow Forest Heritage Center Museum at Beaver’s Bend State Park hosts Camp Discover…  Art of the Forest. This 3-day day-camp for children ages 9-11 is a fun, educational experience that familiarizes kids about the forest and nature. This year, camp is held from July 11-13 (that’s Tuesday through Thursday) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each day, kids can learn about how the forest is used (both recreational and for its resources), and can participate [...]

April 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Find a Fantasy Vacation at 50 Shades of Grey Cabin

While 50 Shades of Grey cabin might attract your attention with its name, it will keep you enthralled with its welcoming luxury. This brand new, custom home is waiting to host your southeast Oklahoma getaway for up to eight people! Three king-bed bedrooms each offer privacy for six guests, while a queen foldout provides space for up to two additional guests. Three full bathrooms offers “get ready” ability for all. A fully equipped kitchen provides the “at home” feel of the cabin, providing a great gathering place, and letting you cater to your own unique tastes. Stock the refrigerator, prepare your [...]

March 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Fish Tales Winery & Vineyard for Local Vintages

Located in what was once a humble fly-fishing shop, the newest owners have combined their love of fly-fishing and wines to bring Fish Tales Winery and Vineyard (and fermenting room), with its wines being the product of their nearby vineyards: Jesse and Linda King welcome you to their tasting room as on stop on your Broken Bow winery tour. Muscadines grapes are the main fruits found in their vineyards. This black grape is one of the oldest varietals in the country, and is known as “the grape of the south” for its ability to thrive in the area’s hot and [...]

March 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Splash Time Cabin: For Extra Privacy Options & Outdoor Fun

With a name like "Splash Time", you know you're in for a fun escape in the warmer weather! With an in-ground swimming pool AND a hot-tub for four, there are plenty of outdoor water options… and that's if you opt to not go to Broken Bow Lake! Splash Time Cabin is the perfect getaway retreat for soaking up the sun and enjoying the water, all while having more privacy options than in most of our cabin rentals! The pet-friendly main house and guest house combine to sleep up to 7 guests comfortably with 2.5 bathrooms for convenience. Bring an entire [...]

February 25th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Great Motorcycle Rides In & Around Southeast Oklahoma

Do you love to travel the open road with the sun on your shoulders and feeling the wind rush by? Do you prefer two wheels (okay, maybe three) to four? Then bring your motorcycle or trikout to Broken Bow, Oklahoma to find some great rides. Make your favorite cabin escape "home base" and explore some fun area roads during your vacation! (Routes and route names courtesy found at motorcycleroads.com.) Some things to consider: Before you leave Broken Bow/Hochatown, know that some of these routes are "remote" with no cell coverage, no gas stations, and no eateries in between towns. Make [...]

February 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Dogwood Days – Idabel Oklahoma’s Spring Fling: April 1, 2017

Arguably one of the prettiest times of the year in southeast Oklahoma, spring brings that wonderful reprieve from winter; warmer weather lets us again enjoy the outdoors without so many layers, and the region is awash in the beauty that comes with springtime blooming. And dogwood trees are an area favorite when it comes to spring blooms. Since the late 1730s, dogwood trees have been used as ornamental additions to landscaping here in the North America. Some credit Thomas Jefferson for the tree's increasing popularity in the late 1700s, as he did his best to spread these trees through his [...]

January 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Memory Lane Cabin: A Perfect Vacation for Family & Friends

Sleeping up to 8 guests, Memory Lane cabin is nearly 1500 square feet of cozy living and sleeping space in the Broken Bow, Oklahoma area. Rustically modern, this sharp two-bedroom cabin with sleeping loft comes complete with entertainment and relaxation, both inside and out. Inside you'll find a large flat-screen television with cable (mounted over a fireplace for those chilly nights) downstairs, and a small pool table and television upstairs. Outside is a hot tub, fire pit with chairs, and a large activity set (with slide, swings, and raised play platform) for the kids. The two downstairs bedrooms feature king-size [...]

December 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Jake’s Brickhouse Grill – Rustic, Hearty & Filling

When you come to Broken Bow, OK for a cabin vacation, there's always the question of food.  All of our getaway cabins come with a fully equipped kitchen to satisfy your inner chef. But what of those nights when you just aren't in the mood to cook? There are a number of restaurants in the Broken Bow area ready to meet your dining needs. However there's a little place just a few miles away that has become an area favorite for a meal that's just a little more special than the standard area fare: Jake's Brickhouse Grill in Idabel serves [...]

December 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |

A Walk In The Woods Cabin: SE Oklahoma Family Lodging

There are so many reasons to visit southeast Oklahoma: to enjoy the holiday activities, discover a bit of area history, take in some great events, to enjoy the natural beauty of our area, or to find and enjoy fun for the whole family. If your reason happens to be family fun, we would love to recommend A Walk in the Woods cabin for your lodging needs. There is nothing like the privacy and freedom of renting your own cabin when you take a vacation, especially when that cabin is fully outfitted with almost everything you need as a home-away-from-home.  Save [...]

November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Broken Bow Area Holiday Activities 2016

There are those who say it's way too early to begin planning for the holidays.  We beg to differ: for those people planning a December vacation in the Broken Bow area, it is imperative to plan! And knowing the area's activities will help them get the most out of their Sooner-State visit!  It's a season of parades and a season of shopping, so take a moment to consider these area activities that will put you in the holiday spirit during your Oklahoma cabin getaway. Monday, November 28, 2016: Broken Bow Festival of Lights Parade The town kicks off the season [...]

November 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Vacation Like a King at Casa del Rey in Southeast Oklahoma

The "House of the King" awaits near Beavers Bend State Park here Broken Bow! Tucked into the Southern Hills neighborhood, this single-story cabin is wheelchair accessible with a ramp leading onto the porch. Everything in the house is on one floor, making it easy for anyone to enjoy a southeastern Oklahoma escape! Inside, cedar woodwork surrounds three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a welcoming living area with fireplace, and a sun/game room. Outside, the cabin boasts a total of three partially covered decks, two dining tables, grill and outdoor counter/sink, recessed hot tub, and a fire ring with Adirondack [...]

October 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show: November 11-13, 2016

Most people agree: they love outdoor fall festivals. The weather is cooler, making it particularly enjoyable to be outside. The fall colors offer a beautiful backdrop and provide leaves crunching underfoot. And one can not help but realize that the year-end holidays are just around the corner, making the talented fall craft vendors your very first stop when shopping for those gifts. If you are one of those who enjoy all things "fall festival", then head to Broken Bow... and specifically the Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend State Park on the 2016 weekend of November 11, 12 and 13 [...]

October 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Enjoy Southeast Oklahoma in Any Weather at Cabin Season

Celebrate the season, any time of year, with our newest cabin choice: Cabin Season! Whether it be a holiday, a special celebration, a group getaway, or just a random day/weekend in a random month, any time is the perfect time to appreciate the beautiful Oklahoma wilderness in this welcoming cabin. The first thing you'll notice about the cabin are the two large banks of picture windows, rendering the rear living room wall and the kitchen wall almost transparent. Who can resist spending time appreciating the outdoors, no matter what the season, with views like that? With 2300 feet; four master [...]

September 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |

2016 Fall Fun in Southeast Oklahoma

Are you coming to Broken Bow for a cabin vacation in the next month? Are you wondering what to do while you're here? Some are standard fall fun, others are a bit off-the-wall, but we have some suggestions that might just be of interest. We hope to see you soon! 2016 Honobia Bigfoot Festival  Friday September 30 - Saturday October 1, 2016 37529 Indian Trail (Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission) in Honobia, OK Enjoy the many activities happening at the festival: 5K Run (8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 - no registration fee), food, vendors, arts & crafts, live music, kid's area, [...]

September 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Brooks’ Creek Cabin: Artistry and Luxury

Family vacation? Friends' respite? Girlfriends' getaway? For your small group traveling to the Broken Bow area, Brooks' Creek Cabin is the perfect destination for an unforgettable southeast Oklahoma escape. Built by artist Marty Wood and his wife, Brooks Creek Cabin is nothing short of spectacular, both inside and out. This solid cabin features numerous artistic details and loads of luxurious extras that will make your "cabin getaway" a completely relaxing and enjoyable experience. Twin arch-top doors welcome you into the large downstairs living area with gorgeous (and fully-supplied) gourmet arts-and-crafts kitchen. But your eye will immediately be drawn to either [...]

August 30th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Hochatown Escape Games: Room-Escape Fun For Your Group

Your pulse races. You and your friends have found a jumble of colored-numbered cards, but what could they mean? You glance up at the clock to see it ticking down from 45 minutes... and you haven't come any closer to finding your way out. Then one of your friends shouts "I've found something!" You rush over to discover a small set of books whose colors correspond to the cards... you quickly grab the cards and jot down letters on the corresponding pages and eventually end up with a message: "Trapped in a box". You think you might be emptying some [...]

August 12th, 2016|Tags: , |

Mountain Hollow Cabin: A Broken Bow Retreat For 16 Guests

Large families love it. So do groups of friends, crafting retreat groups and holistic getaway gatherings. In fact, "large" groups of all kinds come to Mountain Hollow cabin in Broken Bow, OK as a perfect place to gather and enjoy time together! With four bedrooms, a sleeping nook and a sleeper-sofa in the game room, there is plenty of room to easily accommodate up to 16 people! Three full bathrooms help with keeping everyone clean and happy. You can even bring your four-legged friends with you, as Mountain Hollow is a pet-friendly cabin. For working groups and crafting retreats, the [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Forest Heritage Center Events: Sept-Oct 2016

Wood-turning, basket-weaving, and painting - oh my! This September and October is an exciting time at Broken Bow's Forest Heritage Center and Museum at Hochatown State Park. Between September 9 and October 16, the Heritage Center plays host to fine-art events that are both entertaining and educational. September 13-14, 2016: Capturing Nature's Beauty Artist and art educator Jamie Carter graces our presence from Paris, TX to instruct current and would-be artists in nature-painting techniques. "Capturing Nature's Beauty" is a 2-day art retreat for students who want to learn about painting their natural surroundings. It doesn't matter if you are a [...]

July 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |

At Last Cabin: A Luxurious Broken Bow Getaway For 8

At Last, there's a cozy escape from the stress of life. Rustic and reasonable, yet full of luxurious extras, At Last Cabin is the perfect getaway for up to eight people and their pet(s). Three bedrooms (one with king-sized bed and two with queen beds) and a sleeper-sofa offer ample space for everyone to sleep while two full bathrooms offer spa-like features: one bath boasts a 5' x 7' jetted tile shower with both handheld sprayer & rainfall shower head with bench seat, and the other features a whirlpool tub. Enjoy time with family or gathering with friends: the ample indoor space [...]

June 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Shady Oaks Restaurant: Great Burgers and Pie

Sometimes you just want a juicy, delicious burger. And sometimes you have no idea where to find that perfect hand-held meal. We're happy to help! You'll find it sitting just off Route 259 near the southern entrance of Beavers Bend State Park: an unassuming, white box-building with a red tin roof and an unassuming sign just off to the side of an open parking lot. What is it? Well the Shady Oaks Restaurant, of course: home to some of the best burgers at some of the best prices you'll find in this area! The burgers have been described as "the [...]

June 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Lost Pine Lodge: Accommodations for 20 Near Broken Bow, OK

A perfect retreat for a larger group, with seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, the Lost Pine Lodge is THE place to bring up to 20 total guests in Broken Bow, OK! Small family reunion? Bachelor/bachelorette party? Limited-size retreat? Extended family vacation? This cabin offers the perfect lodging solution for all. Begin with the seven bedrooms: three private suites with king-size beds and three queen-size bedrooms are perfect for adults. Kids and young-at-hearts love the bunk/trundle room that sleeps six with its in-room TV and XBOX. A sleeper-sofa in the game room accommodates one or two more. Even if there is [...]

May 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Celebrate America in Broken Bow OK in July 2016

There is so much happening in McCurtain County this July, we just had to tell you about it! The month starts out with a bang - or several of them, considering Independence Day's traditional celebratory displays - and continues on to some fun area events. July 1-4, 2016 brings the Wright City Rodeo. What first started as a celebration from a father to his newlywed daughter, this local tradition has become one of the oldest continuous rodeo traditions in the state. Roping, riding, clowns... you'll see all the traditional rodeo spectacles! And of course, one of the rodeo's Independence Day [...]

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Cozy and Serene: Chinaberry Cabin Offers a Secluded Getaway

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood near the Beavers Bend Creative Escapes main office, Chinaberry Cabin blends the feel of a wooded escape with a location that is convenient to the area's restaurants and nightspots. With a single king-bed bedroom and queen bed in the loft, Chinaberry is an intimate vacation spot for a couple or a small family. Artisans John Bivings and Tommy Allen of Double Creek Construction are responsible for the fine craftsmandship seen throughout this gem of a cottage. Outfitted with both creative wood features and modern technological surprises, Chinaberry offers delight to all senses. While the location [...]

April 30th, 2016|Tags: , , |

2016 Broken Bow Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival, June 16-17-18

It's that time again: time to plan your cabin escape to Broken Bow during the weekend of June 16, 17 and 18 for the 2016 Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest! Residents of and Visitors to the Broken Bow area look forward to this annual event celebrating our community, our heritage and SE Oklahoma's natural beauty. Held at the Broken Bow City Park, this festival brings a friendly welcome to all with the 5K run; children's events; youth activities; Choctaw Indian Dancing, story-telling, singing and cultural demonstrations; concessions; the Forestry Competition; Archery Contest; Horseshoe Contest; Talent Show; Domino Tournament; Turkey [...]

April 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Nature’s Harmony: a Romantic Retreat for Two

In August, 2015 Beavers Bend Creative Escapes welcomed yet another member to our cabin family: Nature's Harmony is a cozy cabin for one, two, or even a small family with up to two children. Nature's Harmony is one of our most beautifully appointed rental options with numerous upgrades and luxurious details. Flanking State Park lands west of Route 259, this cozy beauty offers plenty of nature both inside and out. Nature lovers will especially appreciate that the outdoors have been brought indoors: wood, stone, air and fire are all incorprated into the interior. Wood: besides the obvious cabin walls, the [...]

March 31st, 2016|Tags: , |

Southeast Oklahoma Ghost Towns: Early State History

Some people are enthralled with American history: wars, cultural eras, governmental milestones, and major accomplishments in our country. And some people are enthralled with the early-American history that can still be seen today: towns that no longer thrive, but whose remains can be witnessed even today... or American Ghost Towns. If you are one of these latter histry buffs, consider a visit to Broken Bow and southeast Oklahoma where you can catch a glimpse of "what was" within just a few miles of your vacation cabin. Visit the sites, breathe in the history, and learn a little more about the [...]

March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Twin Cabin Options: Greenbriar and On Golden Pond

Greenbriar Downstairs A Broken Bow getaway is no fun without company. If your plans are to travel with another family, or your group simply wants additional privacy options, consider Greenbriar and On Golden Pond Cabins: rustic "twin" neighbors on the shore of a small shared pond. Your group of up to twelve adults will be delighted at the lodging and activity possibilities at these two welcoming cabins. You can split the group by families, let the girls and the guys have a shared-yet-separate vacation (whether family or friends), or try any configuration that best suits your needs. Located [...]

February 29th, 2016|Tags: , |

Abendigo’s Grill & Patio: Great Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere

So you're staying in a fantastic cabin here in the Broken Bow area that comes complete with a fully functional kitchen. But who really wants to cook dinner EVERY night during a vacation getaway... especially if you have any reason at all to celebrate or simply want to enjoy a meal that's a little more upscale? Abendigo's Grill & Patio is a great choice for that "special night" meal during your stay. Located at the corner of Route 259 and Steven's Gap road (just outside of Beaver's Bend State Park), Abendigo's Grill & Patio is very close to most Beaver's [...]

February 17th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Starry Night Cabin: a Private and Romantic Escape

Want the perfect hideaway for the two of you? Looking for a great place to take a solo retreat? Choose the Starry Night cabin for a peaceful Broken Bow, OK escape. A luxurious king-size bed all but guarantees great nights' rests during your vacation, while the secluded location along Lucian Sorrel Road offers relative privacy for a quiet getaway experience. While the cabin holds a single bedroom, vaulted ceilings and an open layout make the building feel much larger than it is in reality. Add to that the outdoor living and recreation space and Starry Night becomes a luxurious overall getaway. [...]

January 31st, 2016|Tags: , , |

Broken Bow Talent: Mastersmith Mike Williams

We love recognizing area skill and talent. But it isn't everyday we can say that we have, in our midst, an artist of simply amazing skill. Bladesmith Mike Williams fits that bill! As an artist, a metalsmith and a knife-maker, Mike Williams creates some of the most beautiful and functional knives right here in Broken Bow. No matter what the occasion or what the purpose, a Williams Custom Knives creation is sure to fit the bill. Mike first became interested in knife-making in the 1980s, and became enamored with forged knives in 1989. From then, he has refined and honed [...]

January 12th, 2016|Tags: , |

Creekside Serenade Cabin: Your Home-Away-From-Home

With the looks of a small, cozy cabin, Creekside Serenade is actually the perfect Broken Bow escape for up to six guests! Situated just "across the road" from Hochatown State Park near Route 259, Creekside Serenade sits on a spacious, wooded lot, just feet from East Fork Lukfata Creek (a.k.a. "Fork Creek"). Enjoy the burbling of the creek from the covered back porch or from the Adirondack Chairs by the fire ring (let us know if you need wood for a fire). Or choose to drown out the creek in the private back-porch hot tub! Either way, the outdoor living [...]

December 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

Horseback & Train Rides: Broken Bow Family Fun

Looking for a unique experience during your Beavers Bend Creative Escapes getaway? Look no further than the Beavers Bend Depot and Stables. Offering 1/3-size replica train rides, horseback riding, hay rides and campfire fun, this is a one-stop destination for outdoor entertainment! The steam-powered C.P. Huntington was the first locomotive purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad, named after the company's third president, Collis P. Huntington. The Beaver's Bend Depot and Stables possesses a 1/3-size replica of this iconic train, ideal for both children and adults. Because the train's path runs through the Beavers Bend State Park Game Reserve, chances are [...]

December 8th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Dancing Rabbit Lodge: The Perfect SE OK Escape

Tucked into the beautiful Southern Hills addition is the welcoming and cozy Dancing Rabbit Lodge: a perfectly charming wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly cabin destination for you and up to seven other guests! Set on two private, wooded acres this gorgeous log-and-stone structure offers the seculsion of a true southeast Oklahoma getaway, and plenty of space to take a stroll when you feel restless, and parking for boats and motorcycles. The main floor is accessed via either ramp or stairs to the front porch. Inside, guests are greeted with a grand, vaulted living area with a two-story stone fireplace. A cozy-yet-modern kitchen [...]

November 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

November Events: Folk Festival and Craft Show

Each year, the entire town of Broken Bow and the surrounding areas look forward to our annual Folk Festival and Craft Show, held at the Forest Heritage Center. We would like to formally invite you to attend this wonderful, family-friendly event during your southeast OK cabin vacation this November 13, 14 and 15, 2015! Start your holiday shopping early! Nearly 70 exhibitors and vendors will be in attendance this year, and many take things back to our country's roots with turn-of-the-(19th)-century skills. Meanwhile, storytellers will regale their audiences with traditional lore while traditional musicians play dulcimer, banjo, fiddles and more [...]

November 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Denali: A Mountain Retreat in SE Oklahoma

While our spacious Denali Cabin isn't found in south-central Alaska, the surrounding piney woods might make you feel as though you're approaching the peak of the highest mountain in the United States! Wood and stone bring you back to nature in this two-story hideaway in the Southern Hills neighborhood. The cabin itself, the interior, furnishings, fireplace and many of the cabin's details keep to this natural theme. A semi-wraparound deck greets you and offers a place to enjoy nature and the gorgeous wooded surroundings. The living room's picture window also offers a wooded view on cooler days. With space for [...]

October 30th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Explore Spooky Sites in Southeast Oklahoma

October is chock full of "things that go bump in the night", legends, and eerie encounters. While southeast Oklahoma is home to some of the prettiest natural sights, great parks and plenty of attractions, we (like so many other places) also have our share of spooky lore. Spooky Times in October And so, in the spirit of the season and all that is spooky, we present to you some of the lore of the area: investigate for yourself if you dare! Broken Bow Library - While the library isn't technically open until whatever some might define "the witching [...]

October 19th, 2015|Tags: , |

Experience Nature Both Outside and In at Eagle Ridge Cabin

Nestled just south of Beavers Bend State Park is an ideal getaway for you and up to seven of your friends or family members: Eagle Ridge is a luxuriously rustic, pet-friendly cabin destination! The wide porch greets you as you drive up to this beautifully built log cabin, and the outside follows you inside with gorgeous pine and cedar rooms, stone in the walls, fireplace and breakfast bar, and a delightful screened porch to experience the outdoors even while you're safe and sound indoors. The "master" bedroom invites you to relax on the spacious king-size bed. A private balcony lets you [...]

September 30th, 2015|Tags: , |

Fall Events and Beauty in Broken Bow, OK

Fall is the perfect time to visit southeast Oklahoma: the area has plenty to see and do... not to mention the perfect weather to for outdoor events and activities! Reserve your Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabin between the end of October and the start of November, and you can witness the best color in southeast Oklahoma. From Broken Bow north, Kiamichi Trace is known as one of the best Fall Foliage Routes in the state! As you drive north from Broken Bow on Route 259, following Route 259A through Beavers Bend State Park and Hochatown State Park back to 259, [...]

September 15th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Hickory Bear Cabin: Family-Friendly Broken Bow Accommodation

Nestled among the evergreens and practically surrounded by State Park lands, the Hickory Bear Cabin offers a friendly vacation lodging option for up to 10 guests. This two-story, pet-friendly cabin features two bedrooms, a loft with privacy doors offering trundle sleeping options and TV (perfect for kids), a charmingly rustic (yet fully equipped) kitchen, dining area, laundry room, 2.5 bathrooms and a stunning two-story glass den with comfortable furnishings and a gas fireplace. Outside is 600 square feet of wrap-around decks, outdoor dining, chairs with ottomans, a gas grill, a dog kennel and a hot tub with privacy fence. The [...]

August 31st, 2015|Tags: , |

Geocaching & Letterboxing: Hidden Treasure in Broken Bow

School is back in session, and before you know it, fall will have the area covered in beautiful color and crisper air, making it the perfect season to enjoy the world's largest treasure hunt! As you walk the paths and sidewalks of southeastern Oklahoma, did you ever stop to think about what you might be missing, there - just behind that tree or in that flowerpot? Maybe some little secret known only to those who know to look for it? Little treasures just waiting to be found! From as far back as the mid-1800's, people have been placing vessels for [...]

August 18th, 2015|Tags: , |

Vacation at Our Accessible Hidden Creek Cabin

If it's a quiet hideaway you seek here in Broken Bow, OK, then Hidden Creek Cabin is your ideal vacation destination! Located at the end of a quiet lane in a wooded neighborhood just south of Beavers Bend State Resort Park, this spacious cabin offers a getaway location for up to 10 guests, including those that are physically challenged! This two-story building offers all the essentials on the first floor for anyone who is limited in their movement up stairs, yet provides extra space upstairs for our guests' convenience. The quiet property feels remote, but is within a short driving [...]

July 31st, 2015|Tags: , |

Rodeo and Family Fun at Two Idabel Summer Events

For as long as America can remember, Oklahoma and rodeos have gone hand-in-hand. since the 1800s, ranch personnel often tested their skills against those from neighboring ranches, often in the form of roping and riding contests. It was friendly fun that helped build both friendships and good-natured rivalries across the west. While the sport became more popular, and monetary prizes grew, rodeos were the subject of much speculation because there was no standard way to judge a particular skill. Between 1929 and 1965, organizations were created to standardize rules and create a point system for judging, set prize-money policies, protect [...]

July 23rd, 2015|Tags: , |

Cozy Southeast Oklahoma Cabin: Lukfata Creek Cabin

Ideal for a family or a small group traveling together (6-8 guests total), Lukfata Creek Cabin offers privacy and serenity for a very enjoyable Broken Bow vacation. Two wooded acres of land at the end of a private, gated drive surround this 1550-square-foot getaway. The Lukfata Creek's East Fork gurgles away just outside for a truly relaxing soundtrack during your visit. Inside you'll find three bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and two with queen-size beds) and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms even have private balconies! Need separate sleeping spaces? Queen-size air beds are available for your use. A [...]

June 30th, 2015|Tags: , |

Museum of the Red River: Oklahomas Natural History

On the border of Oklahoma and Texas lies the Red River (of the North), which has always played a large role in the development of the United States. When the Europeans arrived on this country's shores, westward expansion was inevitable. The Red River was an integral part of this westward spread. But before the Europeans, there was - of course - our Native American founders: those who actually founded this country, who loved the land and treated it with respect, and whose spiritual lives meshed with their physical selves so perfectly. These were the first peoples to settle along the [...]

June 26th, 2015|Tags: , |

Lazy Bear Lodge: Charmingly Rustic Large Group Accommodations

Nestled very near the Ouachita National Forest proper and only steps away from East Fork Lukafata Creek is what some might consider the ideal group vacation home: Lazy Bear Lodge! Whether you are bringing a large family, group of friends, or even holding a small retreat, this six bedroom, four bath home is the place to be here in Broken Bow, OK! Measuring in at just over 3000 feet, this rustic two-story beauty is much younger than it looks! Built in 2014, this large house includes a variety of extras that you might not find in some vacation rentals, including [...]

May 31st, 2015|Tags: , |

June Brings Broken Bow’s Big Art and Culture Events

June is a big month here in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We not only throw the biggest celebration of the year during June, but we also hold one of the largest regional art shows in the area! Come to Broken Bow between June 13-22, 2015 and take in our art, culture and community entertainment during the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Art Show and Festival of the Forest! You may look at the name "Kiamichi Owa-Chito" and wonder what in the world it could mean, and we would love to offer a quick lesson. Kiamichi is the name of the ancient range located approximately 50 [...]

May 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Moonshine Ridge Cabin for Large Gatherings

Perfect for a large family trip, small reunion or mid-size retreat, the Moonshine Ridge cabin offers creature comforts, amazing views from all sides of the residence and sleeping options for up to an astounding 20 guests just outside of Hochatown State Park! Modern architecture is offset by the rustic interior and decor in three stories of living space. A total of six bedrooms and six bathrooms give everyone a place to lay their heads and get ready. The large updated kitchen is anything but lacking with stainless appliances, stone countertops and large prep area. Eat indoors at the kitchen bar, [...]

April 30th, 2015|Tags: , |

Unique Activities in Broken Bow: May Events

Warmer weather is here, and with it comes our town's tradition of fun events for both locals and visitors to enjoy. We would like to formally invite all of our Beavers Bend Creative Escapes guests to join our town in some unique pastimes in May. During this month, May 16, 2015 is the date of choice, when fun can be had with Cool Cars & Crazy Cones and Music MAYnia & More. May 16, 2015:  Music MAYnia & More 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beavers Bend State Park Amphitheater Start your day at this all-day celebration of the arts, presented [...]

April 27th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Choose Oz Cabin for Broken Bow OK Getaways and Retreats

A tornado really isn't required to sweep you away to a lovely Oklahoma getaway... but you can still end up in The Land of Oz in Beavers Bend Creative Escapes' Oz Cabin! This three-story house features all the comforts of home: the main open area downstairs contains a large living room and full kitchen/breakfast area, bedrooms, bathrooms and additional gathering areas, you certainly won't be "roughing it" while enjoying a vacation-in-the-woods! And, true to the cabin's name, you'll find a few nods to that 1939 film that introduced you to The Land of Oz throughout the building. Perfect for a [...]

March 31st, 2015|Tags: , |

Gardner Mansion and Museum: OK Choctaw History

The Choctaw Nation is the heart of McCurtain County and the Broken Bow Area, and the tribe's history is both celebrated and preserved to this day. It is for this reason that you'll find multiple historical sites, museums and events all over southeastern Oklahoma, including the Jefferson Gardner Mansion and Museum, one-time home of the "Chief of the Choctaws". During the relocation of the Choctaw Nation from Mississippi to Oklahoma on the historic "Trail of Tears" in 1831 and 1832, Eagletown (located just east of Broken Bow) was established as the first Choctaw town in the new Choctaw territory. This [...]

March 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , |

Choose Road to Bethel Cabin For a Luxurious OK Getaway

If you love the idea of a cabin vacation, but don't want to leave the comforts of home, consider staying at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes' Road to Bethel cabin during your Broken Bow vacation. Whether you're planning a large family trip, time with several friends, a bachelor or bachelorette get-together, or even a crafting getaway, Road to Bethel Cabin offers all the conveniences of a home-away-from-home stay with many additional highlights! With three bedrooms and extra space in the loft (three king beds, two twin beds and a queen-sized blow-up mattress), the cabin can easily accommodate up to 10 people. [...]

March 4th, 2015|Tags: , |

HoneyBear Ranch: Local Produce Resource in Broken Bow OK

Broken Bow not only offers a wide variety of outdoor and historic sights, but we also have a number of unique small businesses and products. For this post, we'd like to introduce you to HoneyBear Ranch: a small area business that began as a simple garden farm providing naturally grown vegetables and herbs, but grew into a trusted area resource for information, education, and on-site community gardening services. Phil and Sandy Harris came to the Broken Bow area in 2005, choosing the ranch as a retirement property with the idea of self-sufficiency and a relaxing lifestyle. Sandy, who had always [...]

February 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Escape to the Sugar Bear Lodge in Broken Bow OK

The newest cabin member at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes is the Sugar Bear Lodge. Small enough for an intimate getaway or honeymoon, the cabin is still large enough for small families or a few friends to enjoy a Broken Bow, OK vacation together. With a name like "Sugar Bear", you might expect the decor to include plenty of these furry friends... and you would be right! From the wooden bears welcoming you outside, to the silly bear holding your complimentary wine inside and plush bears warming the bedroom, each mascot offers charm and amusement. With two updated queen bedrooms, a [...]

January 31st, 2015|Tags: , |

Choctaw Nation: Oklahoma History and People

Over the course of our blog posts, you may have noticed the phrase 'Choctaw' pop up every now and then: Choctaw County, the Choctaw neighborhood in the eastern suburbs of Oklahoma City, and of course the Choctaw Casinos. But what is 'Choctaw' and how does it fit in to the area's history? You may have guessed it already: Choctaw is the name of the Native American tribe of peoples who populated this area before modern settlement. In fact, the area that makes up Broken Bow was branch of the Choctaw tribe's homeland. The tribe originated in the southeastern states of [...]

January 29th, 2015|Tags: , |

A Rustic Ridge Cabin Escape in Broken Bow, OK

After a long work-week, you're tired... and looking forward to a Broken Bow, OK getaway that you and your wife have planned with another couple. You have a feeling that a week at Rustic Ridge cabin will be exactly what you all need to relax, unwind and truly enjoy some time away! You've made arrangements for a Saturday arrival in Broken Bow. While you could have opted to let the management company stock your kitchen, you decided to go to the store yourselves. So after a quick stop in town for groceries, you're on your way to your private cabin-for-a-week! Driving [...]

January 25th, 2015|Tags: , |

Cabin Survival Kits for Kids‌ (and Parents)

When you plan a cabin getaway, there are days where things just don't go as planned and you find yourself wanting for things to do. Or maybe you've just built a "down day" into your vacation to relax and enjoy some leisure time. These are days that can bore kids to tears. And when kids are bored, no one is happy. To make this potential time less dull for the kids, and therefore more relaxing for the adults, we'd like to offer some "Cabin Survival Kit" (a.k.a. activity kit) suggestions. Each kit can (mostly) fit into a single bag/box for easy [...]

January 13th, 2015|Tags: , |

Tuckered Out Cabin For Your SE Oklahoma Escape

At anytime in your life, your job can get tedious, home responsibilities can grate on your nerves, and you just need a change of pace. In short, you can get plain tuckered out! When this happens, the Tuckered Out Cabin at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes is just what you need to help regenerate, refresh, and re-energize you for life's greatest demands! Bring your family or some close friends to this two-story charmer located in Broken Bow's Southern Hills subdivision, barely south of Beavers Bend State Resort Park. This forested and secluded neighborhood is anything but "common residential" with its large, [...]

December 31st, 2014|Tags: , |

Family Fun: 15 Things to Do In the Broken Bow Area

There is so much to see and do in the Broken Bow area that we can't possibly list them all here. However, we'd like to suggest 15 of the most popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the Broken Bow area! 1. Head to a park. The Broken Bow Lake area includes both Hochatown State Park and Beavers Bend Resort Park. There is something to do for visitors of all ages on and around the lake including hiking, golf, horseback riding, traditional fishing, guided fly-fishing, a train ride, the marina with watercraft for rent, and a small forestry museum that kids [...]

December 30th, 2014|Tags: , |

Twelve Stones Cabin: Convenient to Outdoor Activities

Located north of Broken Bow proper and in the heart of the Broken Bow Lake and Ouachita National Forest area, Twelve Stones Cabin is the perfect vacation destination for a family, outdoor-loving friends, or golfing buddies looking for some time on the links! While the facility features true cabin interior with plenty of wood and stone fireplaces, it also offers plenty of modern conveniences. The "great room" encompasses the kitchen, dining area and living room, and the vaulted ceilings make the area feel even more spacious. The full, modern kitchen can easily accommodate your cooking needs with refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, [...]

December 22nd, 2014|Tags: |

Girls Gone Wine: a Broken Bow OK Winery

Last month we told you about our Vino Vista cabin near Girls Gone Wine. This month we'd like to highlight this wonderful little business and everything it offers! Girls will do a lot of things to have fun. In 2006, girlfriends Michelle, Rhonda and Chandra decided that their love of wine should be taken one step further: they decided to open a winery as a gathering place for families, friends, and groups in the Broken Bow area! Ah, but this is no ordinary winery. It is also a place to relax, get creative, and even shop at their funky little [...]

December 16th, 2014|Tags: , |

Vino Vista: A Wine-lovers Vacation Cabin Rental

Why Vino Vista? For a vacationing group of up to six people, this traditional multi-level, log-cabin home stands in the midst of picturesque wooded surroundings. Three bedrooms and 2.5 baths provides a pet-friendly getaway for families, vacationing friends, or girlfriends looking for some time to themselves. With its wrap-around porch, private hot tub, full kitchen, outdoor barbecue area, indoor fireplace and Wi-Fi service (if you feel you really need it during a getaway), Vino Vista is the perfect destination in the Broken Bow, OK area for a relaxing time away. On warm days, have breakfast on the porch while watching [...]

November 29th, 2014|Tags: , |

The Grateful Head: Pizza, Beer and Local Music

The year was 2009; brothers William and Kevin Carper decided to give up their public service jobs and follow their passion for delicious pizza, great music, and the coldest beer known to man. And they decided to wrap this all around their love for the Grateful Dead. And the seeds for The Grateful Head were planted. While the idea originally began as a beer-hall gathering place for those from near and far, friends encouraged them to combine their other loves as well. Outside of their once-regular jobs, William was known for his pizza-making skills by his friends and family who [...]

November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Nature House Vacation Cabin: Serenity and Luxury

There's nothing in the world like getting back to Nature.  Beavers Bend Creative Escapes would like to help you do just that with our Nature House Cabin in the Southern Hills Area of Broken Bow, OK! From the outside, this unique pet-friendly vacation home destination looks surprisingly modern and industrial.  But don't let that fool you because inside you'll find natural wood walls and an almost log cabin-like feel mixed with luxurious modern accents and amenities. However Nature House offers something that most log cabins lack: three stories of glass to let you feel like part of your outdoor surroundings!  [...]

November 17th, 2014|Tags: , |

2014 Christmas Holiday Happenings Near Broken Bow

Halloween has passed, and Thanksgiving will soon be upon us with the love, laughter and FOOD that comes with it. And what's after that? Why it's time for all things peace and goodwill that make up the Christmas Season! If you plan to enjoy a Broken Bow vacation with us here at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, you'll find plenty happening to help celebrate this end-of-year holiday. From traditional arts and crafts shows, to parades, larger specialty events and more, you'll find the perfect area diversion during your cabin escape. So come out to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes this Holiday Season [...]

November 11th, 2014|Tags: , |

Wake Up in the Wonderful Wanderlust Cabin

While there is always a great event to highlight, a restaurant to talk about or a outdoors activity to explore, we thought it might be fun to highlight one of our favorite cabins once in awhile! Today our gorgeous Wanderlust Cabin is taking center stage and if you have been looking for a place where your whole family can rest and relax in comfort and style, this cabin will take your breath away. When you hear the word “cabin” you may immediately picture a small one-room building that offers a bit more of a “roughing it” kind of style. Not [...]

October 31st, 2014|Tags: , |

Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show – OK

You know something is going on when a buzz is in the air and Broken Bow, OK is preparing to welcome around 17,000 visitors from far and wide. It is the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show! This is one of Oklahoma’s most popular and anticipated fall events and for anyone thinking of taking a little trip over to our beautiful neck of the woods, this would be a great reason to come. This year the festival will be taking place November 14-16th, 2014 and there will be so much going on, we may run out of room on [...]

October 27th, 2014|

Endangered Ark Foundation – Hugo, OK

Amidst the restaurants that offer delicious comfort food, beautiful golf courses, the Frisco Depot Museum, and a host of outdoor recreational fun, the city of Hugo, OK, is also home to the Endangered Ark Foundation. This incredible sanctuary, only a ¼ mile W of Highway 93, was started in 1993 and is home to the second largest herd of Asian elephants in America. The mission of this foundation is to “ensure the future of Asian elephants in North America, provide a retirement ranch for circus elephants, and educate the public about this endangered species.” If you have the chance to [...]

October 18th, 2014|

Exploring the Open Road in Oklahoma: Fall Color Tours

At Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, we are fortunate to have the beauty of Oklahoma fall foliage right outside the front door of our cabins. There is something relaxing and peaceful though about taking a “Sunday afternoon” type road trip to see the outdoors from a different perspective. There are a couple specific highways and byways that are known to provide some of the best views in Oklahoma. So, grab your camera, fill up your gas tank, and get ready to hit the open road. Kiamichi Trace – This is a beautifully scenic stretch of road on U.S. Highway 271 that [...]

October 10th, 2014|

Canning Tips for Preserving Fresh Oklahoma Produce

Canning may seem like an art of the past and something your grandmother did while you were growing up. The truth is canning, while it takes a bit of effort and time, is the one of the best ways to preserve the fresh produce you love to eat and be able to enjoy it during seasons when it doesn’t grow. There are many places around Beavers Bend Creative Escapes to find local produce and we thought if you were going to stock up a bit during your stay with us, we would give you a few canning tips to get [...]

October 5th, 2014|

2014 Wright City Lumberjax Festival – Wright City, OK

The beauty outside and the mild fall weather make it a blessing to live in Broken Bow, OK! What do you love most about fall? In addition to the pumpkins, cider, and other seasonal goodies to be found, there are some great community events going on that you will not want to miss and the Lumberjax Festival is one of them. This is the 10th year for the Wright City Lumberjax Festival and it is one of the favorite fall events in our area that brings people together from a number of different communities. If you are looking for a [...]

September 26th, 2014|

A Night on the Town at the Oak Tree Lounge

When the workweek winds down and you are thinking to yourself, “Thank goodness it is Friday! Now what am I going to do?” When you live in Broken Bow, OK, there is no shortage of fun to be had but the Choctaw Casino is one place with a lot going on. Of course, you can try your hand at some of the games if you have some change to spare but the Oak Tree Lounge is a fun place with a great atmosphere that is worth checking out if you are looking for something to do on the weekend. Throughout [...]

September 22nd, 2014|

Abendigo’s is the Place to Go!

In our quaint town of Broken Bow, you may not find a string of downtown high rises, massive malls in which you could get lost, huge roller coaster amusement parks, or hundreds of mainstream chain restaurants. No, instead you will find a little piece of heaven that simply takes your breath away. Here you can escape and get lost in nature with an abundance of outdoor activities, fairs, festivals and friendly people to make a visit one you won’t forget. We have many hidden gems that are usually so wonderful they don’t stay a secret for long and this is [...]

September 12th, 2014|

Honobia Bigfoot Festival – October 3-4, 2014

The legend of the Bigfoot has been a part of our culture for many years. There is of course quite the controversy surrounding this “Wildman.” Did you know that the first written account of such an encounter was way before the time of Christopher Columbus, in 986 AD when Leif Erikson and his men landed in the new world. Accounts share that they saw creatures who were “horribly ugly, hairy, swarthy and with big black eyes.” Whatever the truth is, the stories, legends, excitement and curiosity around Bigfoot have set the stage for a wonderful annual event, the Honobia Bigfoot [...]

September 7th, 2014|

Masters at Work Competition & Exhibit – Beavers Bend OK

Have you ever admired a work of art and felt that twinge of jealousy as you wished for a minute that you had the skills to create something like that? The Masters at Work Woodturning Competition & Exhibition in Broken Bow, OK is an opportunity for true artists to show their skills to the world and for others to appreciate and admire. This annual event is put on by the Forest Heritage Center Museum and Oklahoma Forestry Services as an effort to increase awareness of woodturning as an art form. If you have not had a chance to see these [...]

August 30th, 2014|

Parks and Picnicking in Broken Bow, OK

While there is plenty to keep you busy while visiting Broken Bow, OK—shopping, antiquing, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, eating and more, sometimes it is just nice to slow down. The warm and sunny summer days are not over yet and if you are up for a day of chilling out and relaxing, there are many parks in our area that are perfect for a picnic. The Broken Bow City Park is extremely well maintained and has ball fields, a large fishing pond, basketball court, tennis court and even a pavilion you can reserve if you have a large group. Beavers [...]

August 22nd, 2014|

Shopping in Broken Bow, OK – Something For Everyone!

We have such a great time hosting guests from all corners of the country at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Our private, luxury cabins make the perfect home away from home as they are cozy and relaxing but have all of the modern comforts as well. Plus, our cabins are just a stones throw away from a host of fun things to do. Guests enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities and when you are just in the mood to stroll and shop, you will find that Broken Bow in McCurtain County has a unique assortment of antique shops, gift shops, clothing [...]

August 15th, 2014|

ATV Adventure in The Ouachita Nat’l Forest, OK

One of the most beautiful things about living here in Oklahoma is being surrounded by gorgeous, natural forests. Vast areas with towering trees, an abundance of wildlife, and crystal clear lakes and rivers that offer endless places to visit and explore. The Ouachita National Forest covers over 1.8 million acres that spans across Oklahoma and Arkansas. It is truly a breathtaking snapshot of scenery that residents here hold dear and one that keeps visitors coming back. The extensive system of trails that wind through the forest provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you like to walk, hike, camp, fish, [...]

August 7th, 2014|

Muscle Cars Legends Museum – Idabel, OK

When American auto builders joined a large engine with a lightweight body, the muscle car was born and the two ingredients were simply magic..legendary actually. For the history buffs out there, it is said that the origin of the muscle car dates back to 1949 when when Oldsmobile put a 303 cubic inch overhead-valve V8 into the 1949 Rocket 88. The car produced a staggering 135 horse power at that time and heads turned and fans were born. The 1960s were pretty much the golden years for muscle cars and cars started to be manufactured purely for drag racing. Dodge, [...]

August 1st, 2014|

Mountain Biking Around Broken Bow, OK

The wind in your hair, your water bottle below, a snack in your pocket and your legs burning! That’s what mountain biking is all about..well, maybe not the last part if you are only enjoying  leisurely ride. Hopping on a bike and getting out on the rugged trail is one of the best ways to see all of the fantastic scenery our area has to offer plus it is great exercise! There are 5-6 miles to explore at Beavers Bend State Park--a true spot of scenic beauty in Broken Bow, OK. There are three separate loops to choose from and [...]

July 27th, 2014|

Three Lady Scramble at Idabel Country Club

If you are a golfer at heart you probably have a course that will forever be seared in your memory. Perhaps it was one that truly put your skills to the test or where you golfed the best game of your life. Maybe it is one that brought a hole-in-one or a place where you spent a great day with a close group of friends. There are many wonderful things about our little neck of the woods but the golfing opportunities around Broken Bow, OK definitely make the list. The Idabel Country Club in Idabel, OK is just a short, [...]

July 19th, 2014|

Over the Hill and Through the Woods: Road Trip Tips

Broken Bow is a town in McCurtain County, OK that is uniquely nestled between the Red River Basin and the Ouachita Mountains. Broken Bow Lake, with its 180 miles of gorgeous shoreline sits just north of us and foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains are a stone’s throw away. A visit here brings rest, relaxing and fun! Whether you want low-key or are up for some adventure, there is so much to see and do. Of course, those of us that live here are partial to the area’s beauty but you will find that a trip over will bring memories to [...]

July 13th, 2014|

Body Harmony Massage in Broken Bow, OK

After a week of work, getting your summer landscaping picture worthy or a day of adventure with the kids, there may not be a better way to unwind and get refreshed then with a relaxing massage! When guests at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes are looking for some renewing and relaxation, we share the great services at Body Harmony Spa in Broken Bow, OK. The professionals at Body Harmony offer a myriad of services and specials and provide such exceptional service that TravelOK.com deemed their business as one of Oklahoma’s top day spas. This is not just a run of the [...]

July 4th, 2014|

Forest Heritage Center Museum – Broken Bow, OK

While Oklahoma may not be among the ranks of industrial states, it has certainly be dedicated to all kinds of industrial productions, which has impacted the economic well-being and quality of life of residents over the years. Gristmills, salt works, cotton gins, smelters, flourmills, milk and cheese companies and lumber mills have all been very important to the industrial development over the years. We live in an area rich in history, with people that have worked hard made the most of all that Mother Nature has to offer. It was after the arrival of the railroads in the early 1870s [...]

June 28th, 2014|

2014 Watermelon Festival in Valliant, OK

Why do watermelons have fancy weddings? Because they cantaloupe! There’s nothing like a simple joke to put a smile on your face. Something else that will put a smile on your face and that also has to do with watermelons is finding out that the Valliant Watermelon Festival in Valliant, OK is just around the corner! This annual event that brings an already vibrant community alive will take place July 25-26, 2014. If you closed your eyes and imagined an old-fashioned festival in a quaint, beautiful southeast Oklahoma town, chances are you would see exactly what happens at this popular [...]

June 21st, 2014|

Explore the Spectacular Trails Around Broken Bow, OK

When the sun comes up and you realize that your whole day is free to do whatever you would like, what do you choose? Perhaps you stay in your pajamas and relax with a coffee, or go window shop with a friend, have a picnic in the park, work on your landscaping or go for a road trip. We’d like to suggest if you find a free day that you take the opportunity to explore the beauty around Broken Bow, OK and take a hike on one of the fantastic trails in the area! The Lakeview Lodge Trail is one [...]

June 14th, 2014|

Scuba Diving in Broken Bow Lake – Beavers Bend, OK

When you think about scuba diving, your imagination may take you to some beautiful coral reef in the Caribbean or an ocean dive off the coast of Australia. While these areas are of course hot spots for divers and probably do provide experiences that last a lifetime, they aren’t the only ones. In fact, there are many special places right here in the U.S. and we happen to have an amazing treasure right here in Broken Bow, OK. If you have never visited this area, you may be thinking, “Scuba diving in Oklahoma?” Our answer to that is, “Yes!” While [...]

June 7th, 2014|

Grab Your Paddle and Try Kayaking in Broken Bow, OK

Let us paint a picture for you…Imagine sitting in a comfortable kayak, gliding down a smooth and pristine river. You take a deep breath as you realize the beauty that surrounds you—the lush greenery, perfect blue skies, gentle sounds of the water around you, birds chirping and maybe the faint sound of a whistling fisherman or hiker nearby. Are you drawn in yet? We certainly are! The best part of this story is that is can be a reality for you with some time spent here in Broken Bow, OK. Kayaking, whether done solo or with a partner is such [...]

May 31st, 2014|

Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest – Broken Bow

There is already a buzz around Beavers Bend, OK, as people are gearing up for the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, a much-anticipated annual event coming up June 20-21, 2014. Whether you have been faithfully attending this event every year or are looking for a great reason to come down to our neck of the woods, this celebration is will be a highlight of the summer. For more than 40 years this event has remained treasured as a family-friendly festival that centers on showcasing the culture, beauty, and heritage of Kiamichi Country. The “forest” comes alive with blast-from-the-past competitions [...]

May 23rd, 2014|

Beavers Bend Marina Brings the Fun on Broken Bow Lake

Life goes by in a hurry—just think, in six months or so we will back celebrating Christmas! Well, that is a depressing thought so let’s focus on the here and now, which is warmth and sunshine and all that summer brings! Those of us fortunate to live in Beavers Bend, OK truly a piece of heaven in our backyards with so much to do and see. If you are an outdoorsy type of person and up for some fun adventure this summer, the Beavers Bend Marina has everything you need. The marina is located right on Broken Bow Lake, a [...]

May 16th, 2014|

Horseback Riding: The Original ATV in Beavers Bend, OK

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! We have all heard that song, which is actually a Thanksgiving poem. We aren’t talking about Thanksgiving or going to Grandmother’s but we are highlighting one of the original ways of getting from one place to another and that is on horseback! Sure, we have all sorts of four-wheel vehicles to get around...the latest in cars, vans and trucks and all of the ATV’s out there that are fun to tour around in. When you are in Beavers Bend, OK though, there is great reward to be found [...]

May 9th, 2014|

Tee Off at the Memorable Cedar Creek Golf Course

Do you have fond memories from a time where you took part in something special or visited a place that gave you mental snapshots you will never forget? Spending time in Beavers Bend, OK is one place that can give you memories that will last a lifetime, especially if you love to golf. The way golf is played today is believed to have originated in Scotland before it made its way to America around 1779. By 1910 there were 267 golf clubs part of the United States Golf Association and by 2013 that number had grown to 10,600. With great [...]

April 30th, 2014|

For the Love of Fishing – Broken Bow, OK

Fishing is such a wonderful hobby—an outing requiring minimal equipment that can be done anywhere fish are to be found. Whether wading on the side of a river, paddling across a lake in a canoe or hanging off the edge of a commercial boat reeling in the big one, casting a line just never gets old. Anyone can take part—young and old, amateur or professional and Beavers Bend in McCurtain County, OK just happens to be a prime fishing destination. Dropping a line in our beautiful piece of the world never disappoints. The fish are almost always biting and if [...]

April 25th, 2014|

Beavers Bend River Floats in Broken Bow, OK

It can be tempting to keep our little piece of heaven a secret but how can we not share with you all why Broken Bow, OK is one of the most beautiful places to live and visit? Southeastern Oklahoma is known for its scenery but one of the most picturesque places is the Kiamichi Mountains. It is for this reason that great places such as the Beavers Bend River Floats exist—to provide people a chance to get up close and personal with all the beauty this area has to offer. Let’s face it; sometimes you just have to get off [...]

April 18th, 2014|

2014 Red Slough Birding Convention – Idabel OK

What comes to your mind when you hear the following: Cinnamon Teal, Bufflehead, Eastern wood Pewee, Canvasback and Mississippi Kite? If you thought of birds, then you have really earned your nature stripes! The Red Slough Birding Convention in Idabel, OK is coming up May 3-6, 2014 and this just may the exact spring adventure you have been hoping for. Those of us who live down in Idabel or Broken Bow, OK are quite spoiled—we have the most spectacular scenery right out our back doors that is full of amazing wildlife. Countless species of birds just happens to be one [...]

April 11th, 2014|

Hiking in Broken Bow, OK and Some Helpful Tips!

Hiking is one of those activities that can take you to some of the most scenic places on the planet. While those of us who are privileged to live in Broken Bow, OK may be slightly biased, we truly do have a slice of heaven here that is a hiker’s paradise. Hiking is the perfect outdoor pursuit. It doesn’t cost anything besides a great pair of boots and maybe some walking poles, it can be done alone or with friends, you can take it easy or challenge your expert hiking skills and being in nature just feeds the soul! There [...]

April 2nd, 2014|

Beavers Bend Kayak Classic – Broken Bow, OK

There may be some that say those of us who live in Broken Bow, OK are a little biased about how we describe where we live. The truth is our special little nook in Oklahoma truly is breathtaking and Broken Bow Lake is proof! Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of McCurtain County, this lake is 22 miles long lake with pristine, crystal-blue waters and is one of our state’s most beautiful places. Broken Bow Lake provides some of the best year-round fishing spots and a variety of water recreation activities. It is the perfect setting for the Beavers Bend Kayak Classic that is [...]

March 29th, 2014|

The Dogwood Tree: A Gorgeous Sign of Spring in Oklahoma

Around Broken Bow, OK there are just certain times a year when we look around and realize what a special piece of paradise we have! Spring is definitely one of those times and one of the main reasons centers on the blooming of our beautiful dogwood trees. Broken Bow is just a friendly, quaint city in McCurtain County surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains, the Red River, Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park. It is an area rich in diverse scenery and offers locals and visitors countless activities in which to take part. Hunting, fishing, boating, cycling, hiking, horseback [...]

March 19th, 2014|

Beavers Bend State Park Visitors: Dogwood Days Festival

Do you ever just daydream of retreating to a scenic place with mountains, winding roads, beautiful lakes and rivers and endless opportunities for adventure? We are here to tell you that this kind of place exists! The Beavers Bend State Park is one of the most beautiful and popular areas in Oklahoma-it is a true treasure to both visitors and locals. The mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma is where this stunning park is located—along the shores of the Mountain Fork River and Broken Bow Lake. It was named after a Choctaw citizen named John T. Beavers and the “bend” in [...]

March 15th, 2014|

Dogwood Days Festival: Idabel, OK – April 5, 2014

Spring lies in wait just around the corner and for Idabel, OK that also means that Dogwood Days are coming! Taking place on April 5, 2014, this spring event is one that thousands look forward to each and every year. The Dogwood Days Festival arose to celebrate the gorgeous blooms of the    thousands of dogwood trees that are found around the Idabel, OK area. The brilliant whites and pinks of these trees create a simply beautiful backdrop for such a fun community event. This event is held every year on the first Saturday in April and each time it [...]

March 6th, 2014|

Girls Gone Wine: 50 Shades of Pink 7K is Back!

We are so excited to share that our 7K dedicated to breast cancer research is back! It is coming up on April 6, 2014 and is sure to be super fun and super pink time. Let’s go back in time for a minute to share with you who we are in case you are new to our neck of the woods. Our special winery, Girls Gone Wine, started with just three close girlfriends who wanted to give visitors and locals in Broken Bow, OK a place to gather and relax. We can’t even begin to share how much fun it [...]

February 28th, 2014|

Girls Gone Wine 7K Walk/Run

I'm going to be there.  Are you going to be there?  Girls Gone Wine is sponsoring our first 7K walk/run.  Starts and ends at Girls Gone Wine with a few twists through some Beavers Bend State Park hiking trails.   We "Girls" will be walking, not running, so don't hesitate to join us even if you aren't a runner.  Anyone can walk 4ish miles.  🙂 Registration information is below. It is going to be fun, fun, FUN! http://50shadesofpink7k-rss.eventbrite.com/#

March 22nd, 2013|

We have a new website!

We are excited to announce our new website. We hope you will find it helpful and informative as you plan your next getaway to beautiful Broken Bow, Oklahoma!

February 21st, 2013|

Unplugged…to be or not to be

We all need it but seldom do it. I swore to myself that I wasn't going to work this past weekend but, guess what, I did. I visited Chicago with my husband and had plans of shopping and unwinding. A little retail therapy is always good for the soul. I was going to unplug for 48 hours. I think I lasted about 48 minutes, maybe. Why is it that we can't just relax. Why must we be checking email, Facebook, twitter, pinterest, and that dreaded "to do" list is always nearby. I was going to write a blog post about [...]

October 1st, 2012|

Weeks family visit to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes

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April 26th, 2012|

My Trashy Side

I don't know if many of you have noticed or not but there is very little trash on the highway in Hochatown these days.  I want to say a special "Thank YOU" to Janet Cress and her crew for picking up our roads!!  We had a terrible problem with trash on our roads in the past but thanks to Janet and the local merchants and cabin managers in the Broken Bow/Hochatown area, this trash seems to be a thing of the past.  We all donate money to pay for this pick up but Janet is the one that oversees it [...]

August 17th, 2011|

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Creative Escapes and Lago Vista in September

Now is the time to reserve your cabin at Creative Escapes or your room at Lago Vista BnB for the month of September.  There are many reasons to visit the beautiful Beavers Bend area and Broken Bow Lake during the fabulous month of September!!  Here are the top 10. #10  It won't be 108 degrees#9  It won't be 105 degrees#8  The snakes, chiggers and ticks aren't out as much.  (you can hike and mountain bike)#7  You can still float the river, boat on the lake and fish.#6  Cedar Creek Golf Course, with it's tight fairways and greens surrounded by water, is getting very little play.#5 [...]

August 6th, 2011|

Bacon Breakfast Souffles

Try this easy breakfast recipe soon...1 can (8oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rollsCooking spray7 Eggs1/4 C whipping cream1/8 Tsp pepper1 Tbs butter (real)1/4 C diced red bell pepper8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled1 C shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend 1.  Heat oven to 375.  Separate dough into 4 rectangles; lightly press or roll each into 6 inch square or something resembling a 6 inch squre.  My dough is never even, I pinch a piece off here and add it there. Press 1 dough square into bottom of each of 4 greased soufflet cups or large muffin cups, folder over excess [...]

March 12th, 2011|

MMM Pancakes

This morning I enjoyed the company of Larry and Nita.  They are a wonderful Oklahoma couple who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with us.  (And I thought Scott and I were doing a great job making it to 20!!)  It is couples like this that inspire me.  Being married isn't easy and it isn't always fun but it is worth all the work when you find yourselves 40 years down the road  happy, content and spending quality time together.  I hope they had a great stay and I, very much, enjoyed cooking breakfast for them.  Speaking of....We had pecan pancakes (always [...]

March 5th, 2011|

Mountain Fork River Fly Fishing

One of the single most perfect mornings of my life was spent on the Mountain Fork River.  Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.  Ahhhhh fly fishing on the Mountain Fork river.  I hired a guide and rented the proper equipment.  Equipment is very very important to fly fishermen/women.  In fact....it's all about the equipment.  You can't fish properly without the right "stuff".  I didn't catch a single fish that morning, in fact, I didn't get a single nibble.  Which, thinking back, probably made my experience better than if I had.  Touching a fish is not high on my list [...]

January 24th, 2011|

What I am thankful for

It is almost here.  The day of all days to give thanks.  As I sit here pondering what it is that I am most thankful for, the first thing that comes to mind are my family and friends.  Of course, we are all thankful for them.  What kind of person would we be if we weren't.  I think I will write about the second thing I am most thankful for instead.  I feel very blessed to live in the most beautiful and friendliest place in Oklahoma.  To say that, says a lot.  We are surrounded by forest, that are beautiful [...]

November 24th, 2010|

Glamping

Glamping (verb):  A marriage of the words Glamorous Camping to describe a luxuriously appointed stay in, or near, the Great Outdoors.If the idea of roughing it doesn't really appeal to you and the idea of  parting with the creature comforts of home induces panic, you need to make a trip to the luxurious cabins near Beavers Bend State park  http://www.beaversbendcreativeescapes.com/ .  These cabins have everything a city girl or guy needs for a night in the woods:  hot running water, electricity, air conditioning or heat, lush linens, fireplaces, hot tubs and plenty of space to stretch out and unwind.  Most [...]

November 2nd, 2010|

Fall is here

Come visit beautiful Beavers Bend state Park and Broken Bow Lake for some outstanding Fall color.  Beavers Bend Creative Escapes has fabulous cabins and all the fixins for your Smore fun getaway.  Don't forget to visit our site http://www.beaversbendcreativeescapes.com/ to book your trip today.

October 21st, 2010|