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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, BeaversBendVacations.com

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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 BrokenBowLakeGuide.com,” Bryce said.

Pic of fishing guide Bryce Archey Bryce Archey, BrokenBowLakeGuide.com

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 […]

7 07, 2017

Broken Bow Cabin Rental Tips

I get tons of inquires from people wanting Broken Bow cabin rental tips. What are the most important things to consider before reserving a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend?

My Top 5 Broken Bow Cabin Rental Tips

  1. Make sure your cabin will be secluded. I’m not saying you need to be on a hundred acres with no one nearby.  You want to have peace and quiet when spending a lot of money on a vacation. Often, Broken Bow visitors don’t realize another cabin is nearby until they arrive. Surprise, the Beavers Bend cabin management company didn’t tell you about nearby neighbors on their website! Ask for perimeter pictures and videos of the property. There are scores of cabins being built close together now that the economy has picked up.
  2. Don’t Pay Add-On/Resort Fees. @KillResortFees is a great follow on Twitter. They’ve been featured here a few times. @KillResortFees does fantastic job of exposing tourist scams across the country. Resort fees, insurance fees, incidental fees, hot tub fees, cleaning fees…they’re prevalent punches to your pocketbook at a plethora of hotels and resorts. We never gouge our guests with this junk at Mountain Vista
  3. Stay Clear Of Honkey Tonks. So you’ve booked a great looking cabin online and you arrive to the sounds of this blaring through your cabin.

Make sure your cabin isn’t near a loud bar with outdoor tunes crankin’ until the wee hours of the morning. This happens frequently and unless you brought earplugs, it could be a sleepless night.

4. Know T’s & C’s. Read the terms and conditions carefully before booking a Beavers Bend luxury cabin. If you see penny-pinching things such as “We provide two trash bags. If you need a third, bring it,” punt them to the curb! We provide plenty of trash bags and all the essentials you’ll need at our Mountain Vista vacation home.

       5. Understand vacation and rental home differences. Sometimes management companies will own cabins with the sole purpose of renting them. They’re not true vacation homes. Corners will often be cut regarding amenities, location and proximity to a loud highway. These cabins are usually smaller and very close together. A vacation home will probably offer more upscale features such as free firewood, s’mores kits and non-generic supplies. Our guests at Mountain Vista don’t get cheap paper towels and toilet paper. We feature the Real McCoy’s. Free firewood and s’mores kits are […]

6 07, 2017

Fall Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

Fall Beavers Bend cabin reservations

We’re already booking fall Beavers Bend cabin reservations at Mountain Vista.

Mid October to mid-November is beautiful near Broken Bow Lake during fall foliage season. Make your luxury cabin reservations soon.

One of the best fall activities in Beavers Bend is taking the Talimena Scenic Drive. The winding roads north of Broken Bow offer amazing views for photographers.

Summer is in full swing at Mountain Vista cabin in Broken Bow. Our weekends are packed until mid-August and we only have a few July weekdays available.

Here are a few Beavers Bend activities I recommend while visiting this summer.

Ride The Duck Boat In Beavers BendFall Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

Fans of Beavers Bend love taking a ride on the duck!  Our guests love it and you’ll enjoy a tour of Broken Bow Lake along with trips to all the area hot spots.

Eat At Rolling Fork Takery

Fall Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

You don’t want to miss the newest dining concept to hit the Broken Bow Lake area. Skip and Shellye Copeland are lifelong friends and are creating a dining experience unlike anything Beavers Bend has seen.

Rolling Fork’s grill recently opened and they’ll be rolling soon with live music and healthy dining choices.

Golf At Cedar Creek

Fall Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

Visitors to Beavers Bend can’t believe how great this course is. We’ve had nice rains this year and the course is in its best shape in years.

Beavers Bend Marina Boat Rentals

Fall Beavers Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

Get on Broken Bow Lake. Many visit the area and only see the lake from the highway. That’s a mistake. Dock in a cove and enjoy a picnic lunch while watching wildlife along the shoreline.

Fall Beavers Bend Cabin Reservations

Contact us at beaversbendvacations.com, 405-535-8055 if we can help you plan a trip to the Kiamichi Mountains in McCurtain County Oklahoma.

If you’re considering buying a cabin […]

2 07, 2017

Amenities

Mountain Vista features scores of amenities including many not offered by other cabins.

Free Netflix,Firewood & S’mores Kits. No additional add-on charges for cleaning, insurance or resort fees at beaversbendvacations.com. We feel you should never pay for firewood when you’re in the middle of the forest. It’s abundant in our area and inexpensive for us to provide. 

  • High Speed Wireless Internet available throughout the cabin and property
  • Wide screen High Definition TV with DVD
  • DirecTV (Satellite) with over 155 channels and free Netflix
  • XM Satellite Radio on three TV’s
  • Radio with indoor Surround Sound
  • Plush Leather Furniture
  • Flatscreen TV’s  in each upstairs bedroom
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Mountain Vista features three private bedrooms with king size log beds and private decks
  • We accommodate six to eight comfortably at our vacation home
  • Luxury Bedding (Egyptian cotton sheets with down and standard pillows)
  • Downstairs bedroom features a luxury memory foam mattress
  • Two upstairs bedrooms with private decks. One bedroom features our fabulous 20-mile view, the other boasts a beautiful acreage of forest. Unlike others, we feature true seclusion.
  • Additional air bed is available which is suitable for two children.
  • 2 1/2 Baths
  • Hair dryer and extras in the bathrooms including soap, Q-Tips and cotton swabs
  • Fresh cotton towels
  • Full size Washer/Dryer and laundry detergent supplied
  • Fully equipped kitchen with spices including several of Jerry & Sherri’s favorites
  • Microwave, Oven/Range, Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator with ice/water in the door
  • Coffee pot and Keurig K Cup Brewing System
  • Toaster, Blender, Slow Cooker
  • Complimentary Non-Generic Snacks
  • Outdoor Six Person Hot Tub with a fabulous view of the Beavers Bend forest
  • Outdoor gas grill allowing guests to grill in style while taking in our amazing 20 mile view
  • Fire pit with wood available at no extra charge
  • Multi-level and wrap-around decks
  • Paved hill for easy cabin access
  • Pets and smoking are not allowed
  • Professionally and locally managed
  • Mountain Vista’s acres of seclusion are great for hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
8 06, 2017

DFW’s Eagle Gun Range Visits Mountain Vista

DFW's Eagle Gun Range Visits Mountain Vista

DFW’s premier gun range visited Mountain Vista luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK and tell us we hit the bullseye with our location and amenities.

“We’ve stayed in many cabins in Broken Bow over the years. This one ranks at the top,…beautiful views, comfy beds/linens, completely stocked kitchen and a BBQ grill that works great,” Eagle Gun Range owner Nanci Prince said.

I’m so impressed with Eagle Gun Range, I recently became a customer and greatly enjoyed the experience. Communication with their staff was terrific and they went beyond the call of duty to get the exact firearm I wanted.

Eagle Gun Range Visits Mountain Vista

Eagle Gun Range is located in Lewisville and they’re opening a new facility in Farmers Branch soon. Their state-of-the-art facility features:

  • 24 indoor lanes
  • Air filtration system with continuous fresh air
  • Constant 74 degree temperature
  • Guns, ammo, bag and apparel sales
  • Gun rentals-$5 plus ammo
  • Lane rentals-$20 with no time limit
  • Ladies shoot all day on Tuesday’s for $5
  • License to carry classes
  • Private lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Corporate events

“We truly overpacked because everything we needed was already there, including two coffee makers! We loved the hiking trails, fire pit and outdoor seating. The kids loved Netflix and the s’mores. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home…would love to return in the fall or sooner,” Nanci said.

Many of our Beavers Bend guests are from the DFW metroplex and we hope you’ll visit Nanci and her staff at Eagle Gun Range soon. I highly recommend them and can vouch for their first-class service. Sherri and I are thrilled they enjoyed their experience in Beavers Bend.

Whether you’re a seasoned firearms expert or beginner, they offer excellent training courses to improve your marksmanship. Eagle Gun Range can ship firearms to a Federal Firearms License dealer if you live out of state.

Visit their beautiful Lewisville, TX facility at 491 Valley Ridge Boulevard. (972) 353-4867.

Virtual Tour of Eagle Gun Range.

We hope you’ll aim for trips to Mountain Vista luxury cabin and Eagle Gun Range soon…both are sure shots!