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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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2 10, 2017

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Season Tips

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Season Tips Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

The fall foliage season is one of the most popular times of the year in Beavers Bend. Here are a few tips to make your trip to Broken Bow more enjoyable.

Mountain Vista has a 50 mile views from the deck!

If traveling to Beavers Bend from the Oklahoma City area during October to mid-November, I recommend taking I-40 to Sallisaw. Jaunt down 250 South and enjoy the fall foliage. You’ll see picturesque views and experience many winding roads.

There are a few weekdays available in October and November at Mountain Vista.

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Season Tips

We do things very differently at Mountain Vista cabin. There are never charges for firewood and s’mores kits. Our fire pit is very popular with guests during the fall and winter months. Others charge $100 for a few logs and do not issue refunds for unused firewood.

Mountain Vista features acres of seclusion in the upscale Southern Hills Addition. We’re minutes away from Mountain Fork River and Broken Bow Lake.

Download our free Beavers Bend app. It features VIP offers to Mountain Vista and other area promotions.

Beavers Bend boasts crisp mornings and chilly nights during October and November. Afternoons are usually filled with sun-kissed days and a kaleidoscope of tree colors.

Contact us at Mountain Vista and let us help plan your trip to Beavers Bend State Park!

12 09, 2017

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips

I had a great couple of days enjoying our Mountain Vista vacation home in Beavers Bend this week.

The cabin rental market is booming in Broken Bow. Dallas and Oklahoma City visitors frequently flock to the area for R & R.

Businesses are flourishing and McCurtain County’s Kiamichi Mountains continue to titillate luxury cabin guests. Visit Broken Bow on a Friday and you’ll see tourists lined in droves at the few red lights in town.

Tourist Tips When Visiting A Beavers Bend Luxury Cabin

We have a few weekdays available at Mountain Vista in September and only two weekends are open until December. Fall foliage dates are filling in October/early November.

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips Mountain Vista Features Three Deck Levels

Pay Attention to Resort Fees & Add-On Charges

Here’s a great article from the USA Today about needless fees in the travel industry.

There are plenty of cabins in Broken Bow that do not charge needless fees, including us!

Pay attention to the terms and conditions before reserving any property. Look for things such as “We provide you a starter supply…” At Mountain Vista, we give guests free firewood and have no additional charges for insurance, cleaning or incidental fees. We don’t penny-pinch our guests by counting the number of trash bags and bars of soap provided. 

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips A Mountain Vista Visitor!

We created the Beavers Bend app to provide you with area information and special offers. Download the app and you may receive a great Beavers Bend deal!

One of the most popular times of the year in the Broken Bow Lake area is just around the corner. We hope you can visit Mountain Vista in the fall.

21 08, 2017

Bryce Archey, Broken Bow Lake Guide

My friend Bryce Archey had a client land a beast of a bass this week!

This 10 pound hybrid was caught on Broken Bow Lake and is worthy of mounting above the fireplace. Bryce is infamous for his bass fishing knowledge and customer service. He’s been considered the top bass guide on Broken Bow Lake for many years.

“With some cooler temps, hopefully in the near future, fishing will continue to get better. September and October are great months to be out on Broken Bow Lake. If anyone is interested in booking a guided trip on the most scenic lake in Oklahoma, contact me. Dates are filling up fast. Book soon at,” Bryce said.

Pic of fishing guide Bryce Archey Bryce Archey,

Bryce and I offer fish and stay discounts in conjunction with staying at Mountain Vista Cabin near Beavers Bend State Park. It’s always a great experience being on the water with Bryce.

Land your next trophy bass with Bryce!

17 08, 2017

Rolling Fork Takery Review

Rolling Fork Takery Review Rolling Fork’s Street Tacos Rock!

Rolling Fork Takery is a refreshing new dining concept near Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park.

Friends Skip and Shellye Copeland, along with lifelong pal Chris Chandler, recently unveiled healthy dining choices for Beavers Bend fans. Rolling Fork is a huge hit with tourists and locals.

Rolling Fork features a plethora of local farm to fork organic options and a convenient on-line ordering system. We ordered from our iPhone and it was a breeze.

Picture of Rolling Fork Takery Photo by Chris Chandler

Shey and I enjoyed the street tacos and a chicken salad. Both were superb. The tacos were seasoned to perfection. I could drink their homemade salsa by the gallon!

Healthy Beavers Bend Dining/Great Customer Service

Sherri loved her fresh salad and said the homemade ranch dressing was tremendous.

Picture of salad from Rolling Fork Takery Superb Chicken Salad

Attention to detail and tremendous hospitality are paramount at Rolling Fork Takery. Upon walking through the front door, it feels like home. Take it and go or relax on their gorgeous outside deck.

If you’re like me and enjoy a little red meat occasionally, their sliders are rated as a powerful option for your palate.

Rolling Fork Takery Review Photo by Rolling Fork Takery

Whether you’re camping or want a quick meal to enjoy at the lake, I highly recommend them. Their menu is updated frequently.

Rolling Fork is located at 5 Coho Road. Only a few minutes from our Mountain Vista Cabin.

Visit Rolling Fork Takery during your next luxury cabin stay in Beavers Bend State Park!

31 07, 2017

Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin Property Manager

Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin Property Manager

“We need help choosing a Beavers Bend cabin property manager.”

I hear this sentence frequently as cabin building continues to boom in Broken Bow. How do you choose one? Do you really need one?

If you’re not a marketing and media expert, you need to rely on a pro. We’ve seen it all during Mountain Vista’s fantastic history.

Maintenance bills being jacked up 30%; cabin owners’ receiving no invoices for work done; charges for advertising and more…

A few tips to consider before entering Beavers Bend’s rental market:

  • Is the property manager marketing an acceptable number of cabins?
  • Does the property manager’s bio exude confidence and facts regarding their media and marketing expertise?
  • Will your cabin be on a state-of-the-art website?
  • Are you dealing with social media experts?

If you’re unable to answer with a resounding “Yes” to any of these bullet points, engage your safety.

Little things such as having someone return a call promptly is important to luxury travelers. If someone is managing 50-80 cabins-you do the math. That’s lots of phone calls to return.

Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin Property Manager

We’ve seen a dramatic increase of people interested in buying luxury vacation properties since November. More than the last eight-years combined. If you’re interested in discussing Beavers Bend cabins, contact us.

Incorporating professional video and social media is important to cabin success. We have decades of global marketing and media experience to lead your strategy.

The summer season at Mountain Vista is winding down. It’s been our best ever. Guests love our views and seclusion. We never gouge guests with resort, insurance and cleaning fees.

Our Beavers Bend mobile app is a great way to keep up with area activities and VIP offers. It’s a free download and is compatible with IOS and Android devices.

Make sure to accept push notifications when downloading the app. We have fantastic offers for our fans via text.

Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin Property Manager

Weekends are filling fast for the remainder of 2017. A few remain available in September. October and November are very popular for fall foliage season guests. If you’re planning on a trip to Beavers […]