Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mountain Vista Update

Our 2015 holiday bookings are almost full at Mountain Vista. We have Christmas available with a four-night minimum stay required.

The next few dates available are September 1-4 and 9-17.

We’re always upgrading amenities at Mountain Vista. A new fridge, grill and large screen television in the master bedroom are the latest additions.

The fall foliage season is just around the corner and our view from the deck is breathtaking during October and November. If you’ve never been to Beavers Bend during autumn, do yourself a favor and make the trip!

Fall Foliage Cabins in Beavers Bend

Download the Beavers Bend app for tourist information and our recommendations for restaurants and activities in the Broken Bow Lake area. We occasionally offer specials and last-minute getaway deals via the app.

Mountain Vista is located in the prestigious Southern Hills Addition and only a couple of miles from the Beavers Bend State Park entrance and Mountain Fork River.

Contact us at 405-535-8055 or reserve online to experience the fabulous sights and sounds at Mountain Vista!

2019-07-05T17:10:44+00:00August 26th, 2015|Dallas travel blogs|

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report

I enjoyed a nice fishing weekend on Broken Bow Lake. My family had one of the first boat slips on the lake when it opened decades ago. I’ve been fishing the lake since I was six-years old and the scenery still takes my breath away.

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report

Broken Bow Lake Sunrise

Saturday we went after crappie and covered numerous creek channels and coves on Southeastern Oklahoma’s most pristine water. Broken Bow’s premiere fishing guide and pal, Bryce Archey, referred us to KD’s Guide Service. I grew up with KD and hadn’t seen him in years. It was great reconnecting and he delivered an awesome crappie fishing experience.

We were fishing at 15 feet with minnows and enjoyed lots of success. My buddy even landed a nice five-pound catfish about five minutes after his line was in the water. Once the sun began heating up around 11:00 a.m., the bites slowed considerably.

Broken Bow Lake Fishing

Bass were our prey for Sunday’s outing and Bryce referred to us to Jimmy Walthall of 4 Seasons Guide Service. Jimmy is a veteran angler on Broken Bow Lake and a joy to be with on the water. We enjoyed lots of laughs and several fishing lessons during the day with Jimmy.

Broken Bow Lake is still elevated but the fishing is returning to normal after the torrential rainfall earlier this year. We were having luck with crankbaits and plastic worms near brush.

The North end of Broken Bow Lake is a popular area for serious anglers. There is much less recreational boating and skiing in this area to disrupt the water.

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report

Fall is usually a fantastic time to enjoy a fishing outing on Broken bow Lake. Guides tell me October and November are two of the best angling months of the year.

October and November is also a great time to visit Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. Our 20-mile view is spectacular. The forest surrounding the cabin is breathtaking during the fall foliage season.

We do things very differently at Mountain Vista compared to many other cabins in Beavers Bend. We were the first to promote no add-on fees. Now, several others are doing the same. Many are not.

Resort fees coupled with cleaning and insurance charges can really ding your pocketbook when renting a cabin. Tack on another $50-$100 for firewood and s’mores and the cabin’s discounted price suddenly becomes much higher.

We never charge these fees at Mountain Vista. Our guests love the s’mores kits along with free firewood and luxury amenities.

Hopefully, I’ll have another Broken Bow Lake fishing report for you in the fall. I hope you will drop a line in Oklahoma’s most beautiful lake soon. Don’t forget to invite me to your fish fry!

2020-03-15T09:50:45+00:00August 21st, 2015|Oklahoma bass fishing|

Secluded Cabins In Broken Bow

Secluded Broken Bow Cabins

Mountain Vista

Secluded cabins in Broken Bow with tremendous views are becoming more difficult to find. The booming tourism industry in Beavers Bend has resulted in more cabins and smaller lots. They’re usually only an acre or less and another rental cabin is usually within eyeshot.

You won’t find many pictures like the one above on a website advertising luxury cabin rentals. They don’t want to show you another cabin a few feet away or a noisy, dusty road nearby.

There’s a difference between rental cabins and vacation homes in Beavers Bend State Park. Rental cabins tend to exaggerate maximum occupancy. Vacation homeowners want great visitors and minimal wear and tear on their property. We don’t want to cram you in and charge another $25 per-person.

Our vacation home, Mountain Vista, accommodates six adults and two children. You’ll see other cabins wanting to pack you in like sardines in order to make a buck. Sleeping bags, bunk beds and rollaway couches are the norm for many…not us.

If you’re shopping for good cabin deals, make sure to do the math. Don’t overlook add-on fees; they can tack on up to 20%. You won’t realize it until the final click or two when reserving online. Cleaning and insurance charges along with resort fees will pound your pocketbook into submission. We never charge extra fees and even the firewood is free! Others attempt to charge over $100 for a several day supply.

Secluded Cabins in Broken Bow

Acres of Seclusion

We’re having another stellar year at BeaversBendVacations.com. Only a handful of weekends remain open at Mountain Vista until after Thanksgiving. Sherri and I have enjoyed seeing a record number of repeat visitors this year. Several guests reserve our vacation home five to six times per-year!

There are scores of fantastic cabins in the Broken Bow Lake region. We sometimes get up to 20 emails or calls per-day requesting a Beavers Bend cabin recommendation. We have a few favorites and are happy to help you even if we’re already booked.

When looking for secluded cabins in Broken Bow, do your homework and get references. Checkout ours!  You don’t want any surprises.

I enjoy the feedback our blog receives. We were the first to blog in Beavers Bend and we have thousands of readers each month.

What are the best and worst experiences you’ve had renting luxury cabins in Broken Bow? Did you get hit with those pesky add-on charges? Did your cabin look completely different from the website pictures upon arrival?

Cabin owners…are you being hit with unnecessary fees from management companies? Is your cabin being marketed properly with professional video and media? We can help.

Send me a note. I’ll have a prize for the most amusing story!

2019-07-05T17:10:43+00:00August 12th, 2015|Texas Travel, travel blogs|

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Season

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Season

Beavers Bend fall foliage season is just around the corner and now’s the time to book your stay at Mountain Vista.

Only a few weekend dates remain available to enjoy our spectacular 20-mile views from the deck.

Oklahoma City residents traveling to Beavers Bend State Park in October and November should take the Talimena Drive. Travel on I-40 East to Sallisaw, OK and venture down Highway 259 South to Broken Bow. Your trip will be incomplete without taking in this scenic jaunt during Beavers Bend fall foliage season.

This route will only add about an hour to your trip but it’s well worth it.

Beavers Bend To Talimena Drive

Talimena Drive

When searching for luxury lodging accommodations during Beavers Bend fall foliage season,  do your homework. There are 1,000 cabins available for rent, many from owners. Others are marketed by large cabin management companies.

Determine if you want to deal directly with cabin owners or management companies. Many cabins are popping up in Broken Bow lately that are owned solely by management companies.

These cabins are often less luxurious than someone’s vacation home. They exist only for a management company to make a profit. These management companies have 30-50 cabins to juggle. Often the renter is simply a “number” rather than a guest.

At Mountain Vista, you’re surrounded by acres of seclusion and stunning views. Our views are so spectacular that other management companies have fraudulently put them on their websites. I guess imitation is the best form of flattery!

Download our Beavers Bend app for tourist information and special offers.  App fans have enjoyed many VIP offers to Mountain Vista through the years. It also pays to be one of the scores who read my blog each month.

We have a special rate for August 12-13 at Mountain Vista. Contact us for details.

As summer draws to a close, plan your Beavers Bend fall foliage season stay at Mountain Vista. It’s our vacation home, not just another cabin rental!

Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:43+00:00August 5th, 2015|Beavers Bend Deals|