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10 03, 2018

Beavers Bend Spring Break 2018

Beavers Bend Spring Break 2018 is officially underway.

We met several people this week from DFW visiting Broken Bow for the first time and they were hooked on the Beavers Bend area.

Beavers Bend/Broken Bow Lake Flooding Update

Sherri and I along with Kula, the Grand Champion Brussels Griffon, enjoyed spending time at the Spillway last week. The heavy rainfall from February has resulted in all boat ramps on Broken Bow Lake being closed. It’s business as usual elsewhere in Beavers Bend State Park.

Picture of Grand Champion Show dog

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Our friends at Adam and Eve’s Coffee shop have a new location. Make sure to drop in for a great cup of Joe!

Our top dining recommendation in Beavers Bend is Rolling Fork Takery.

Rolling Fork was named Yelp’s top rated Oklahoma restaurant in 2017.

We’re different at Mountain Vista. You’ll never pay firewood, resort, cleaning or insurance scam fees. Make sure to look for these before reserving a luxury cabin in Broken Bow.

Enjoy Spring Break in Beavers Bend!

14 02, 2018

Yelp Names Rolling Fork Takery Top Oklahoma Restaurant

Yelp Names Rolling Fork Takery Top Oklahoma Restaurant

Rolling Fork Takery is The One Restaurant To Try In Oklahoma, according to Yelp!

I’m very excited for my lifetime friends, Skip and Shellye Copeland. They’re wonderful people and brilliant marketers. Most importantly, they create world-class food!

Skip and Shel opened this tremendous concept in 2017. Locals and tourists have been elated with their mouth-watering cuisine and service.

Healthy Dining In Beavers Bend

Yelp Names Rolling Fork Takery Top Oklahoma Restaurant

Skip left a lucrative executive position and Shel has been a successful media personality/voiceover talent for years. Now, they’re living the American Dream!

I wrote about Rolling Fork a couple of times in 2017 and knew they’d be very successful. A national award like this from Yelp has caused their popularity to skyrocket.

Broken Bow’s Top Restaurant

Yelp Names Rolling Fork Takery Top Oklahoma Restaurant Photo by Chris Chandler

“We are thrilled by this unexpected recognition from Yelp, said Chef and C0-Owner, Skip Copeland. Knowing that our customers made this possible for us makes it even more meaningful. We are both inspired and humbled by this positive attention and will strive daily to meet those lofty expectations.”

Yelp Names Rolling Fork Takery Top Oklahoma Restaurant


Rolling Fork features indoor and outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome on the patio. They have a convenient online ordering system if you want to grab it and head to the lake.

Rolling Fork is located at US Highway 259 and Coho Road in Hochatown. Only a few miles from Mountain Vista Cabin.  It’s slightly north of Girls Gone Wine.

Rolling Fork is now our top dining choice near Beavers Bend State Park.

Congratulations Skip and Shel!

17 01, 2018

Beavers Bend Valentine’s Cabin Special

Beavers Bend Valentine’s Day Cabin

Beavers Bend Valentine's Cabin Special Chef Tabb Singleton

Reserve Mountain Vista on February 12-14 and enjoy an in-cabin meal prepared by Food Network Champion Chef, Tabb Singleton!

The extraordinary event will be for a maximum of four people on Valentine’s Day evening. I featured this amazing chef a couple of years ago and millions have read the story.

Dine In Style Surrounded By Nature

Tabb won “Chopped” and Deep Fried Masters television shows on the Food Network. You’ll be able to see Chef Tabb prepare dishes and learn a few tips. Watch one of his wins here!

Beavers Bend Valentine's Cabin Special

Tabb will contact you prior to arrival and discuss your meal and beverage wishes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to dine with our famous friend!

Contact us at for details!

8 01, 2018

Beavers Bend Rugaru Zip Line

Activities in Beavers Bend

Discover Oklahoma recently featured Rugaru Zip Line. A great activity to checkout when visiting the Broken Bow, OK area.

Enjoy Charity O’Donnell and Jessica Shank from the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. They’re fantastic showing no fear of heights! Charity and Jessica do a tremendous job promoting Beavers Bend tourism.

13 12, 2017

2018 Beavers Bend Cabin Special

2018 Beavers Bend Winter Cabin Special

Beavers Bend 2018 Winter Cabin Special

Receive a third night free during January and February at Mountain Vista luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK.

Mountain Vista is a three-king bedroom cabin located in the upscale Southern Hills Addition.

How is Mountain Vista Different From Other Cabins?

  • No resort, insurance, cleaning or hot tub fees
  • Acres of seclusion
  • Free Firewood
  • Free s’mores kits
  • 50 mile views of the Ouachita Mountains
  • Free Starbucks Coffee

2018 Beavers Bend Cabin Special Mountain Vista Sunset

Winter in Beavers Bend State Park offers great hiking opportunities. The David Boren Hiking Trail is very popular with Mountain Vista guests.

Download our Beavers Bend app for tourist information and special offers. Make your reservations for 2018 soon. Weekends and holidays will begin to fill quickly.

2018 Beavers Bend Cabin Special

Merry Christmas and we wish you a tremendous holiday season!

2018 Beavers Bend Cabin Special Jerry, Sherri & Kula Isbell

30 11, 2017

Beavers Bend Cabin December Dates Available

Beavers Bend Cabin December Dates Amazing Mountain Vista Sunsets

Two rare weekend dates and a few weekdays are available at Mountain Vista in December.

Do your homework before choosing a luxury cabin in Broken Bow. Research how many cabins provide free firewood and s’mores kits. These are always on the house at Mountain Vista. We never have additional charges for insurance, firewood or resort fees.

A few cabins only provide a specific number of trash bags upon your arrival. We don’t penny-pinch our guests. If you use all the bags we provide, you’d be a Mountain Vista over a month!

Stay two-nights in December at Mountain Vista through December 21st and your third-night is half price.

Beavers Bend Spring Break Cabins

2018 Spring Break dates in Beavers Bend will need to be reserved soon. Holiday and peak dates are hot in Broken Bow.

Beavers Bend Cabin December Dates Available


We just concluded another fantastic fall foliage season at Mountain Vista. Our guests loved Mountain Vista’s seclusion and added amenities.

December Beavers Bend Cabin Dates Available Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

Mountain Vista is located in the upscale Southern Hills Addition near Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake. It features three king bedrooms with amazing views of the Ouachita Mountains.

Download the free Beavers Bend mobile app for VIP specials.

December Beavers Bend Cabin Dates Available Jerry Isbell-Mountain Vista Owner

Visit Mountain Vista before December 21st and take advantage of this great Beavers Bend cabin special!

Mountain Vista isn’t simply a cabin rental owned by a management company, it’s our vacation home.

7 11, 2017

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage 2017

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage 2017

The fall foliage is improving daily at Mountain Vista luxury cabin in Beavers Bend State Park.

Thousands will visit Beavers Bend this weekend for the annual Fall Folk Festival. This event is a huge hit among locals and tourists.

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage 2017


We’re near peak foliage and have a few weekdays open at Mountain Vista. You may even be greeted by a few four-legged friends that visit us daily!

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage 2017

There are differences among cabins available for rent near Broken Bow Lake. Look for cabins with no resort fees. Additional charges may include cleaning, hot tub, insurance and incidental fees.

We never gouge guests with add-on fees at Mountain Vista. Our firewood and s’mores kits are also free.

Reserve your winter and 2018 peak dates soon. People unfamiliar with Beavers Bend’s popularity are often stunned by the high demand of weekends and holidays. The great luxury cabins are usually booked.

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage 2017


Sherri and I invite you to visit our vacation home. Mountain Vista in Beavers Bend!

25 10, 2017

Furnishing Your Beavers Bend Cabin

Furnishing Your Beavers Bend Cabin Glen’s Furniture-Broken Bow, OK

Glen’s Furniture in Broken Bow, OK is your one-stop-shop when furnishing a cabin in Beavers Bend State Park.

Think you can get better furniture deals in OKC or DFW? No way! Their low overhead allows them to pass along savings to customers. This legendary furniture store has been serving the ArkLaTex since 1949.

My family has enjoyed doing business at Glen’s since the 1950’s. Unfortunately the legend, Glen Haley, passed away a few years ago, well into his 90’s. Glen was a dear friend of my family for decades.

He always had a huge smile and joke ready for every customer that walked through the door. Glen’s Furniture has kept the business in the family. Daughter and son-in-law, Bobby Blanque, are continuing his legacy of great integrity.

Furnishing Your Beavers Bend Cabin

“We are a high volume/low margin operation with 28,000 square feet of display along with additional 28,000 square foot of warehouse storage. We have a huge selection to choose from and our inventory changes often. We carry most major furniture brands and sell them on average at 1/3 less than our competition. We are here if you need us and are third-generation owners. Our fourth generation is beginning to learn the business and we plan to be here for years to come.”

-Bobby Blanque, Glen’s Furniture Owner

Sherri and I furnished Mountain Vista cabin from Glen’s and recently added a few new items. As always, the staff was professional, knowledgeable and kind.

You won’t be hounded and surrounded by scores of sales staff. Glen’s Furniture has a relaxed atmosphere and a selection to fit every price range.

Furnishing Your Beavers Bend Cabin Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

Tremendous Broken Bow Furniture Store…

If you’re visiting the Broken Bow Lake area and want a fantastic deal on high-quality furniture, take a world-class leather recliner home in your truck. We just did!

Contact us if you need marketing or Beavers Bend property management advice before building or buying your Broken Bow cabin.

Visit Glen’s Furniture at 1506 South Park Drive in Broken Bow. 580-584-6340.

Glen left the store in great hands…

I know he’s still smiling!

11 10, 2017

Resort Fees Getting Rocked

I’ve done media about luxury vacation rental resort fee scams for years. My feedback has been 99.9% positive…except for those charging you these ridiculous insurance, cleaning, hot tub and incidental fees.

Scores are beginning to take note of the rip-offs, including NBC News.

Resort fees made their way from hotels to luxury vacation rentals a few years ago. These wallet wasters are prevalent in Beavers Bend. We never gouge guests with these charges at Mountain Vista.

Resort Fees Getting Rocked Clouds Rolling In At Mountain Vista

The skies are turning grey for many charging resort fees to consumers. The public has become aware and are fighting back. @KillResortFees is a great follow on Twitter. They’ve been at the forefront of educating travelers for years.

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Update

We’ve noticed a little change in the leaves on our Mountain Vista property, but nothing dramatic yet. Cooler temperatures over the next few weeks will result in beautiful foliage.

Weekdays are available at Mountain Vista in October and November. Remember to find out how close your cabin will be to other renters. Ask if you’ll be near a noisy bar or highway before booking a luxury Beavers Bend getaway.

Jerry Isbell,

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