Top 5 Inexpensive Activities In Beavers Bend

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabins at Mountain Vista

Are you planning on visiting Beavers Bend cabins and wondering which activities are definitely “Must Do’s” and easy on the pocketbook? There are many things to do in the Kiamichi Mountain region, do not try to fit them all in during a three-day visit to Broken Bow Lake. Remember to enjoy a little down time by reading a good book on our secluded decks at Mountain Vista. Here are a few suggestions that will help you make lifetime memories with your family when taking your Beavers Bend vacation.

1. David Boren Hiking Trail: It features easy and challenging terrains and the gorgeous bluffs and water views give photographers outstanding opportunities to capture the beauty of Beavers Bend State Park.

2. Coffee at the Beavers Bend Restaurant:  Take a jaunt into the state park area, only a couple of miles from Mountain Vista, and sit on the outside deck. It is the perfect way to start off your day while taking in the scenery of the Mountain Fork River. After coffee, take a short walk down to the river and take it all in. This area is also superb for snapping a few pictures. The sights and sounds are breathtaking.

3. Play Cedar Creek Golf Course: Known as “Little Augusta,” the towering pines, narrow fairways and plush greens will challenge any golfers skills and you will enjoy being nestled in nature. Their green fees are surprisingly inexpensive.

4. A Guided Canoe Trip Down Mountain Fork River: There are numerous outfits in Beavers Bend offering guided tours of this McCurtain County masterpiece. Get our app for a complete list of other activities we recommend. Whether it is Broken Bow Lake or Mountain Fork River, make sure you get on the water while visiting our area.

Mountain Fork River Floats

5. Horseback & Train Rides: Both are offered in the area and many of our guests love spending time with their children and introducing them to something outside of their comfort zones. When is the last time your family climbed aboard a horse? Give it a try!

Beavers Bend Horseback riding

Thanks for reading, we’ll continue to offer news and features about Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake here on the blog. Check back often, we appreciate our many readers!

By Jerry Isbell


Beavers Bend Memorial Weekend Cabins

Beavers Bend Memorial Weekend Cabins

When you’re researching cabins in Beavers Bend for Memorial Day Weekend, there are a few things you should consider when trying to secure a spot near Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River.

Many cabins management companies tend to oversell how many people their properties will accommodate in hopes of charging more per head to increase revenues at the sake of guest comfort. If you see a three-bedroom cabin being advertised as holding 15 people, think about it for a second…Would you want that many people in your house?

There’s a difference between “rental cabins” and “vacation homes” in the Beavers Bend State Park luxury cabin game. If you can deal directly with the owners, most of the time that’s a plus. The owner wants great people and a comfortable number of guests in their expensive luxury home. Large rental companies may not care…Some do. It’s usually churn baby churn, get you in and out and move on to the next guests when dealing with many of the mass renting property management companies.  Many will also charge you extra for firewood, insurance and use other goofy, guest gouging tactics. We don’t do it that way. Many will post unauthorized pictures on their websites or not let you know there’s another cabin a few feet away. It’s easy for a picture to make a luxury property look great…Make them show you a panoramic video view of the property. It’s much more difficult to be unethical with this form of media.

There’s still another rental company in the area using our 20-mile deck view on their website! It’s been going on for over a year. Beware of false advertising such as this.  As we’ve told you here before, do your homework when choosing a luxury destination. It’s tough for someone to have great quality control if they’re renting 20-30 cabins, especially during a peak holiday period. There are a few companies who are able to accomplish this task, ask us for a reference.

We’re gearing up for a fantastic spring and summer at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. There are many great cabins in Broken Bow. Pick an owner or rental outfit that’s honest, ethical and has a good reputation.

Make your summer plans soon to visit McCurtain County. Our tourist season has officially arrived! Come enjoy the most scenic place in Oklahoma!

By Jerry Isbell


2014-03-20T15:36:27+00:00March 20th, 2014|arklatex, Dallas travel, fly fishing, Luxury travel, Media|

Best BBQ In Oklahoma

Beavers Bend Restaurant Reviews and Suggestions

Traveling from OKC to Beavers Bend State Park and needing driving directions? Our favorite route is I-40 East to Indian Nation Turnpike South, then you’re about an hour away from Broken Bow Lake cabins.

If you’re looking for restaurant reviews in Broken Bow, Beavers Bend and Southeast Oklahoma, you’ve come to the right place! Our favorite restaurant in the Kiamichi Mountain area is SpannMan’s BBQ in Antlers. It’s the best BBQ in Oklahoma.

SpannMan, a highly decorated BBQ competition award winner from Texas has setup his great eatery on the main drag through town in Antlers. It’s the  best BBQ I’ve ever tasted…And we’ve been to all the top spots in Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. Our cabin guests love stopping by this local hot spot while on their way to cabins in Broken Bow.

It’s difficult for us to pick a favorite item, but we usually grab a BBQ sandwich and take ribs and chicken to reheat for evening meals during our stay at Mountain Vista cabin. I’ve often told our pal, SpannMan, he’d be a rock star in a major city because he cuts no corners in portions or quality.

If you’re a fan of world-class BBQ, there’s no better restaurant in Oklahoma or Texas. Its a convenient stop for our Oklahoma City visitors heading to Broken Bow Lake. Stop by and tell him “Jerry and Sherri sent us.” He may just have a Mountain Vista Cabin special for you!

Beavers Bend Mountain Vista

By Jerry Isbell

2014-03-19T18:54:19+00:00March 19th, 2014|food, Restaurant reviews, TravelOK|

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabin Special

Cabin Special In Beavers Bend

Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend

Hello Beavers Bend Fans! The Broken Bow Lake area is playing host to scores of Spring Break guests over the next few weeks and the weather is finally cooperating. We have no openings until March 23rd but want to let you know about our April promotion at Mountain Vista. It’s a great Beavers Bend luxury cabin special. Check-in Sunday or Monday, stay three and the fourth night is free! Reserve your holiday and summer Mountain Vista vacations ASAP. Our calendar begins filling quickly in March and April for the remainder of the year.

Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Christmas are currently available with four-night minimums. Thanksgiving is reserved.

S’mores Special Continues

Our S’mores Kits continue to be a huge hit with guests and they’re still available for a limited time this Spring. It’s a personal touch that we enjoy providing our visitors several times per year.  We hope that by providing the firewood and s’mores, great memories can be made around the fire pit. Remember to do your homework before choosing a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend. Ask about additional add-on fees and costs such as firewood and insurance, we never charge for these extras. Make sure your luxury cabin is truly secluded and located in an upscale area.

There’s a perfect cabin for everyone in Beavers Bend. A little research will eliminate disappointing surprises upon arrival.

Get Beavers Bend’s only app for specials and tourist tips along with pictures and videos of our area. Follow the News & Blog section on our website. Here you’ll find stories about our previous Mountain Vista guests, plus we break earth-shattering stories such as where to find the “The Best Burgers In Beavers Bend!”

Spring has finally arrived at Mountain Vista. It’s beautiful here and our 20-mile view is only a click or call away. Come see us!

Broken Bow Luxury Cabins

Jerry & Sherri Isbell
Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin
[email protected]

By Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:20+00:00March 14th, 2014|luxury cabins, Oklahoma Vacations, outdoors, travel blogs|

How To Spend A Day In Beavers Bend


Are you headed to a cabin at Broken Bow Lake and wondering what activities to take in during your adventure in Beavers Bend? Here’s a little Beavers Bend Cabin information, stopping by these great businesses will definitely enhance your stay in the Kiamichi Mountains. All are listed on our App under the “Attractions” section. Here’s a few of my favorites and each were approved by our Brussels Griffon show dog, Kula! He’s named after our favorite spot in Upcountry Maui.

Visit our friends at Bruton’s Outdoors in downtown Broken Bow. They feature great clothing selections including all the athletic shoes and boots you’ll ever need while visiting Mountain Vista in Beavers Bend. Bruton’s has a fantastic selection of guns, ammo and outdoor accessories. If you’re visiting from Dallas or Oklahoma City, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the outstanding selection. They offer small town customer service coupled with a “Big City” selection.

Are you a fan of museums? There’s a plethora of options available in which you can learn about the Choctaw Nation area while visiting McCurtain County. The Museaum of the Red River in Idabel is a convenient stop for Broken Bow Lake cabin visitors on their way up from Dallas. Upon arrival in Beavers Bend State Park, checkout the Forest Heritage Center. It’s a fabulous educational experience for children and adults and offers insights on how our wonderful area was formed.

Did you leave town and forget your favorite bottle of wine or six-pack of beer? Perhaps a new “Mountain Fork River” concoction is in order during your luxury cabin stay? Our friend Chris at The Liquor Station is there to help with a friendly smile and is also a great resource for information regarding local hot spots.

Stop by and say hello to the great folks at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce while you’re in town. They know everything about our area and have scores of brochures and Beavers Bend area information available. If Charity, Jessica or Elizabeth don’t know about it, it doesn’t exist. They’re true experts and operate the best small tourist town chamber I’ve seen.

If you’re tired after a long day of kayaking Mountain Fork River or skiing on Broken Bow Lake, schedule and appointment with our friends at Body Harmony Day Spa in Beavers Bend. Our guests love them and boast about their cleanliness and friendly personnel.

Pruett’s Grocery and Deli is a must stop while passing through town. Locals feel it rivals most grocery stores in any major city and my friends give it a AAAAA Star Rating for sandwiches and box lunches.

Visit McCurtain County has a new website and they hit a grand slam! If you’re looking for a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend, this is a great resource.

I’ll have a “Part II” feature about my Broken Bow cabin area favorites coming soon. Enjoy your Spring Break in Beavers Bend and give us a shout on Twitter (@BeaversBend), we want to hear about your trip!

By Jerry Isbell

How To Find The Best Burgers In Beavers Bend


How do you find the best restaurants in Beavers Bend and Broken Bow? That’s easy…read our blog and visit Shady Oaks Restaurant! They’re great and provide friendly service coupled with wonderful food. This isn’t a chain joint, their quality is out of this world. Their hamburger meat is “Big Time.” Sherri and I also love their breakfasts…They make a mean omelette!

Visiting a small tourist town and finding a great place to eat can sometimes be troublesome. There are several fantastic choices we recommend and have written about them over the past few years. Scroll our blog and you’ll find them.

Stop by and see Danny, Cindy and the gang. They really care about their product and are convenient for us to grab a quick bite when heading out of town from our cabin. Shady Oaks Restaurant is only about five minutes from Mountain Vista.

By Jerry Isbell

2014-03-05T23:37:09+00:00March 5th, 2014|diners, food|

KSLA News Anchor Doug Warner Visits Beavers Bend Cabins

Doug Warner


Broken Bow Lake cabins have approximately two-million annual visitors and we’ve had many outstanding guests through the years at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. The series featuring our past VIP guests in McCurtain County continues…Shreveport and Texarkana media markets along with surrounding areas will certainly recognize this gentleman.

ArkLaTex television viewers invite him into their homes each morning and the popular news anchor thrives on keeping his audience informed, breaking stories and even weather chasing. When he’s off camera, Shreveport television anchor Doug Warner enjoys relaxing at Broken Bow Lake and visiting our Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend.

Doug was a stellar anchor/reporter and popular figure in the Oklahoma City television market for many years. He returned to his home state of Louisiana a few years ago and has taken KSLA Television in Shreveport to an entirely new level. Doug has been a friend for years and I’ve always been impressed with his attention to detail and accurate reporting. Most importantly, he’s a darned good guy!

Doug Warner KSLA News

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabins

Doug and his wife Libby, pictured above on our Mountain Vista deck, enjoy the Broken Bow Lake area. “When are we going back? My beautiful bride hasn’t stopped asking that question since our final glance out of our window as we pulled away. Beautiful. Very private. And a high end way to spend a weekend in a gorgeous part of Oklahoma. A great and quick getaway for us coming from Shreveport/Bossier in Louisiana,” Doug said.

Doug is a tireless philanthropist and has raised an enormous amount of money for many years by donating his time and visibility to scores of charities. He continues to do great volunteer work in the ArkLaTex since his move to KSLA News. Doug still returns to Oklahoma City annually for worthy causes, including a popular event with actor Doug Harmon and many other celebrities benefitting children with disabilities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City media’s loss was certainly a gain for the ArkLaTex television viewers. Thanks to Doug and Libby Warner for making Mountain Vista their favorite cabin in Beavers Bend! Contact us at 405-535-8055 if we can assist you in planning a cabin getaway to the Broken Bow Lake area.

By Jerry Isbell

2014-03-03T18:57:17+00:00March 3rd, 2014|arklatex, Media, Shreveport, Texarkana, travel blogs|
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