Monthly Archives: September 2015

New Add-On Fees In Beavers Bend

New add on fees in Beavers Bend

Mountain Vista

There are new add-on fees in Beavers Bend being charged by some luxury cabin companies. “Incidental Fees” and “Property Damage Protection Fees.” 

Nifty names, huh? I’m not sure what they mean, but I have a feeling someone saw these charges on their hotel bill and thought, “This is a great way to get more money out of our guests who are already paying several hundred dollars per night!”

Hey, if you agree to pay these ridiculous guest-gouging charges let me know.  I’ll have a great deal on some oceanfront property in Arizona for you!

New add-on fees in Beavers Bend

Firewood fees continue to be prevalent in Beavers Bend…but not with us. It’s always free at Mountain Vista. Many are charging $75-$100 for a few sticks of wood. Depending on which luxury cabin you rent, you could be burning lots of money while keeping the fire burning.

Fall foliage season is only weeks away and we have no weekends available in October. Only one weekend is available in November. We have a few weekdays available both months so check our calendar and reserve Mountain Vista. Our peak foliage dates will be gone soon.

Fall has arrived in Beavers Bend and although the forecast looks warm over the next few days, chilly nights and crisp mornings will soon greet you in the Kiamichi Mountains. The Broken Bow Lake area is spectacular during autumn and you should take the Talimena Drive when visiting the area.

Remember to do your homework when choosing a luxury cabin near Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park. There are many great cabins in the area. Unfortunately, only a few won’t charge you add-on fees.

We always provide free s’mores kits, Starbucks and firewood. Our staff always makes sure there is an ample supply of Bed Bath and Beyond products throughout the cabin. You’ll never pay cleaning or insurance charges at Mountain Vista.

New add-on fees in Beavers Bend

We’ve developed a “niche market” by not charging add-on fees. Our guests love it. More importantly, they love this view! We’re only a few weeks away from this kaleidoscope of colors being visible at Mountain Vista.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and we hope you will experience Mountain Vista soon!

2015-09-25T17:45:28+00:00September 25th, 2015|luxury property blogs|

Marketing For Beavers Bend Cabin Owners

 

Marketing For Beavers Bend Cabin Owners

Jerry & Sherri Isbell, Founders of BeaversBendVacations.com

Marketing for Beavers Bend cabin owners is often sketchy. Many owners are forking out 30-45 percent in fees for homemade websites and low-budget pictures.

If you’re a cabin owner in Beavers Bend and find yourself plastered on a website with 30-50 other cabins, how can you compete? Does your cabin have a story to tell? Is it being told in a first-class manner? How many times has your cabin been presented to thousands in the past year?

Perhaps your cabin isn’t being marketed at all. No high-end pictures to compete with everyone else on your cabin management website…no professional video to showcase your vacation home. You have competitors on your website, not teammates. Are you competing?

We have decades of marketing and media experience and can help you. We compete.

I’m not talking about cheap looking iPhone video with a generic music track laid behind it. That’s the easy way out. Simply placing your cabin on a website and hoping for the best against scores of others doesn’t work.

Most cabins have a story to tell. Either from the owner, guests or how the cabin was created. Very few tell these stories in Beavers Bend. Even fewer have the media expertise to convey it professionally.

We developed the first mobile app for luxury cabins in the United States. Thousands have it. Our partner is the company that produces apps for Madonna and the Rolling Stones. They helped us develop Beavers Bend’s most technologically advanced app.

We unveiled professional video and changed the dynamics of luxury cabin marketing in Oklahoma. We can do the same for you.

TravelOK named us a “Place to stay in Oklahoma” and Mountain Vista was featured in the Centennial celebration book, “Treasure’s of Oklahoma.”

Contact us if you’re tired of being stuck on a website with scores of other cabins and wondering, “where’s my marketing and media?”

Are repairs being done to your cabin and you’re seeing no invoices? Do you wonder who’s staying in your cabin and you’re not being told? We believe everyone should know the people staying in their own home if they wish.

Thanks for being one of the thousands who read our blog each month. If you have a question or Beavers Bend topic you want addressed, let us know.

A few fall foliage season dates remain open at Mountain Vista. The Starbucks, s’mores and firewood, along with many other amenities are always included at no charge!

2015-09-18T17:47:33+00:00September 18th, 2015|luxury rental property blogs|

Top 10 Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Top 10 Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Jerry and Sherri Isbell, BeaversBendVacations.com “Mountain Vista”

Choosing a luxury cabin in Broken Bow is often a daunting task for first-time visitors. There are 1,000 cabins available and scores of websites to peruse. How do you choose the right one? Here are my Top 10 Beavers Bend cabin rental tips.

1. Never pay add-on charges for insurance, firewood, cleaning or resort fees. I’ve written about this extensively through the years.

2. Research the cabin owners or property management group. How long have they been in business? If you can’t find scores of positive, verifiable media about them, look elsewhere.

3. Get a secluded cabin. This is one of the top complaints from guests who travel to Beavers Bend. Sometimes it’s difficult to be certain until arrival. Tricky picture angles of cabins can make it look scenic and isolated. Once you arrive at the cabin…boom! You see another cabin nearby and 15 people are doing Karaoke to Bon Jovi in the parking lot! We have acres of seclusion in the upscale Southern Hills Addition.

4. Don’t settle for unprofessionalism. If your emails and calls aren’t returned promptly, kick them to the curb.

5. Don’t allow yourself to be nickel and dimed. Read the terms and conditions on each website. It’s usually a plethora of fees and “gotcha’s”.

6. Check references. We have many public figures that have endorsed us.

7. Look for amenities. Many cabin owners and property management companies are too tight to provide free Starbucks, S’mores Kits, luxury linens and upscale hand soaps. Starbucks is one of many things “on the house” at Mountain Vista.

8. Does the cabin have many repeat guests? Ours are easy to find here on the blog.

9. Is your cabin owner or management company providing state-of-the-art-technology to enhance your experience in Broken Bow? We created Beavers Bend’s first app with Mobile Roadie, a global leader in Los Angeles. Our app wasn’t made in someone’s garage!

10. Trust your gut and do a little homework. If you’re renting from a company with 30-50 cabins on a website, how much attention to detail can they truly provide before your arrival?

There are many great cabins in Beavers Bend. Choose the right fit for you. Sherri and I have fit in well with guests through the years and enjoy having many repeat visitors.

Take my top 10 Beavers Bend cabin rental tips to heart…your getaway to the Kiamichi Mountains will be much more worry-free by simply doing a little homework.

Get to the Broken Bow Lake area soon. Two-million tourists flock here for a reason…It’s gorgeous!

 

2019-07-05T17:10:44+00:00September 1st, 2015|Luxury rental property tips|