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About Jerry Isbell

Jerry Isbell, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, has a diverse background in corporate, entrepreneurial and international sales, marketing, philanthropy and media ventures. He began his career in media and marketing at KGOU Radio, KTVY Television and Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City. Isbell also worked in marketing at a network affiliate in Minneapolis, MN. and has consulted internationally on sales, marketing and media projects. He was chosen as Oklahoma’s first field representative for Xerox Corporation's authorized agency program in the early 1990's. Isbell later enjoyed success at Curtis 1000, an international print communications company, and was named “Great Plains Sales Representative of the Year” in 1994 and 1995. In the late 1990's he worked in management at Commercial Financial Services for famed billionaire Bill Bartmann. He led a department of over 50 employees and was responsible for millions of dollars in monthly revenue. Isbell returned to Xerox in 1999 and won numerous Par Club awards while simultaneously completing the Xerox Management Program and earning certifications in Lean Six Sigma. He directed new business development territories that produced multi-million dollar annual sales in public, corporate and graphic arts sectors. He is a consultant for the Xerox Agent organization covering Oklahoma. He has traveled the United States and Europe on projects involving marketing, sales, media, social media and philanthropy including a project to begin an English speaking television channel in Paris, France. Isbell founded BeaversBendVacations.com, a popular luxury resort in the mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. This creation was featured in the Sooner State’s centennial celebration book, “Treasures of Oklahoma”, and his “Mountain Vista” Luxury Cabin marketing and videos have been featured in numerous markets across the United States. He is on the global board of directors of the Limbs for Life Foundation (limbsforlife.org) and has traveled internationally to promote their expansion and branding. Isbell is an avid bicyclist, weightlifter and has been involved in American Kennel Club dog shows with his nationally ranked Brussels Griffon and boxers for many years. He resides in Norman, OK with his wife Sherri, a senior administrator at the University of Oklahoma. Sherri was named the International Publishing and Management Association’s National Contributor of the Year in 2013 and President-Elect in 2017.

Swon Brothers Bassist Creates Mountain Vista Music

 

Swon Brothers Bassist Creates Mountain Vista Music Mat Maxwell, The Swon Brothers

We recently released a new Mountain Vista Video tour and didn’t want canned background music. It had to be special. Mat Maxwell, bassist for the Swon Brothers came to the rescue.

Mat has been a guest at Mountain Vista Cabin and had a great feel for what we wanted to convey in the video. Mat’s beautiful guitar work greatly enhanced our creative process. We’re thrilled our partnership with Mat, Kurt Boxdorfer of LegendMediaPros.com and voice artist Shellye Copeland produced outstanding results.

Mat had heard about Beavers Bend for years and enjoyed Mountain Vista and the Broken Bow Lake area.

“Beavers Bend was my father’s absolute favorite place to visit. He’d talk about what a gem it is to Oklahoma. So, needless to say, I had high-expectations for my first trip. It far exceeded those. The cabin and all of its amenities made for one of the most relaxing and fun experiences I can remember. Also, kudos to the town and park for hosting bands of all sizes and from everywhere! Cabin-build, trees, peace and quiet, wine shops…I could go on. In a word, ‘go!”

-Mat Maxwell

Swon Brothers Bassist Creates Mountain Vista Music

We’ve been fortunate to have a few friends in the music industry that have helped build our cabin brand through the years.

Mat helped take our Mountain Vista media to an entirely new level.

Word Of Mouth Results In Huge Break

“I’ve been with The Swon Brothers for about a year and a half. They hired me off of a word-of-mouth recommendation from their (at the time) bandleader Joe Henderson, and a couple of video submissions. I got the call in-between playing services at Life.Church in Tulsa. Definitely had a big smile on my face that last set! A day later it was off to Nashville and on to Allentown, PA. We’ve played all over this country and beyond. As part of Carrie Underwood’s “The Storyteller Tour” we visited a ton of arenas and had the chance to see some really great cities. Lotta fun for a goofball kid from Tishomingo. Honestly can’t say enough good things about the guys. They’re genuine, hard-working, and incredibly talented, and […]

Swon Brothers Bassist Creates Mountain Vista Music 2018-12-03T20:21:17+00:00

Deal Alert: Dinner On Us At Rolling Fork Takery

Deal Alert: Dinner on us at Rolling Fork Takery

Deal alert! Arrive at Mountain Vista on Monday’s or Tuesday’s in October and November and you’re in for a treat.  A $50 meal is on us at Rolling Fork Takery!

Our cabin guests love Rolling Fork and so will you. The were named the top rated restaurant in Oklahoma by Yelp in 2017.

 Picture of salad from Rolling Fork Takery

Weekdays remain available through November for fall foliage season in Broken Bow. Our sunsets and views are spectacular at Mountain Vista. Reserve online at BeaversBendVacations.com.

Deal Alert: Dinner on us at Rolling Fork Takery Mountain Vista Cabin Sunset

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Mountain Vista October Update

Mountain Vista October Update

Weekends are booked until Late November-weekdays remain available at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend State Park.

Our new professionally produced video tour is in production and will be posted on the homepage soon. We’re putting the final touches on it along with Kurt Boxdorfer of LegendMediaPros.com.

October Mountain Vista Update

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Tips

  • Take the Talimena Drive. You’ll enjoy the breathtaking views and winding roads. We have scores of repeat guests visiting every October and November. They love the Talimena Drive.
  • Hike the David Boren Trail. It’s a little difficult in places and I recommend you be in good shape before tackling it.
  • Bass Fish with BrokenBowLakeGuide.com. My buddy Bryce Archey is the most accomplished bass guide on Broken Bow Lake. I’ve had a few great outings with him this year. Fall is a terrific time to fish in our area.
  • Dine at Rolling Fork Takery. Named the 2017 top rated restaurant in Oklahoma by Yelp. Their amazing, fresh food has made it the top spot for locals and tourists near Broken Bow Lake.

Mountain Vista has three king bedrooms with private decks and 50-mile views from the deck. Our guests love the acres of seclusion and upscale amenities. We never gouge guests with resort and insurance fees. Always be cognizant of add-on fees when choosing a luxury cabin in Broken Bow.

Download our Beavers Bend app for VIP offers. Follow Sherri on Twitter @BeaversBendChic and me @BeaversBend.

Autumn is amazing in the Kiamichi Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. Bookmark our blog and make your fall foliage season Beavers Bend cabin reservation soon!

October Mountain Vista Update

 

 

Mountain Vista October Update 2018-10-02T16:26:07+00:00

Beavers Bend September 2018 Cabin Special

Beavers Bend September 2018 Cabin Special

Arrive at Mountain Vista in Broken Bow, OK on Sunday’s in September and receive a fourth night free.

Broken Bow cabin fall foliage reservations should be made soon. Its a highly popular time of year in Beavers Bend and our 50 mile deck view is amazing!

Beavers Bend September 2018 Cabin Special

Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Do your homework before reserving a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend State Park. There are a numerous amenities we provide at Mountain Vista. Compare us with others:

  • Free S’mores Kits
  • No Firewood Fees
  • No Resort Fees
  • No Insurance Fees
  • No Cleaning Fees
  • No Hot Tub Fees
  • Acres of Seclusion
  • 50 Mile Deck View

Beavers Bend September 2018 Cabin Special Mountain Vista’s Fall Deck View!

Mountain Vista cabin has three king bedrooms with private decks. We’ve been named “A Place To Stay” by TravelOk and featured in the book Treasures of Oklahoma.

Find us on Twitter and Instagram @BeaversBend.

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Mountain Vista Drone Video

Great drone footage of Mountain Vista captured by our friends at LegendMediaPros this weekend.

Secluded Cabins Are Rare

When researching vacation cabins, make sure a website provides detailed pictures and videos of the property. The top tourist complaint in Beavers Bend is cabins being too close together. Therefore, many cabin companies don’t reveal this.

Make sure you know a cabin’s proximity to a highway or establishment with live music.

There’s no need to worry about this at Mountain Vista!

Mountain Vista Drone Video Storms rolling in at Mountain Vista

We’re high atop a hill that showcases our beautiful 50-mile westward view. Guests at Mountain Vista never pay for firewood and we provide free s’mores kits. You’ll never pay resort or insurance fees with us.

Mountain Vista is located in the upscale Southern Hills Addition. It’s close to all the Beavers Bend hot spots.

Fall foliage season is only about eight weeks away. Our cabin views are stunning during October and November.

Make your fall foliage season reservations soon. Take the Mountain Vista video tour at BeaversBendVacations.com.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Mountain Vista Drone Video Drone Shot Above Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

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Mick Cornett Endorsement-Governor of Oklahoma

I’m happy to endorse Mick Cornett for Governor of Oklahoma.

I’ve known Mick since the 1980’s and have always admired his talent, drive and sincerity. He spearheaded an incredible turnaround in Oklahoma City and Bricktown. Oklahoma City wouldn’t have become an NBA city without Mick.

As the longtime Mayor of Oklahoma City, Mick’s leadership resulted in Oklahoma City and Bricktown becoming a convention and tourist destination.

Two million tourists visit the Beavers Bend State Park/Broken Bow Lake area annually. I’m certain Mick will continue to make tourism a high priority in our state.

Oklahoma needs a proven leader and governor that knows tourism.

Oklahoma needs Mick Cornett.

Jerry Isbell-BeaversBendVacations.com

Mick Cornett Endorsement-Governor of Oklahoma 2018-12-09T14:03:05+00:00

Guest Post-Stephanie Bates, Military Travel Mama.com

Jerry Isbell BeaversBendVacations.com

I’m frequently asked to guest post on other marketing/travel sites around the world. Recently, Stephanie Bates of Military Travel Mama asked me for a quote.

Stephanie has a booming blog and I wanted to return the favor. Enjoy Stephanie’s post on strengthening your family with outdoor activities.

Family Vacation: Strengthen Your Family’s Relationship With These Outdoors Activities

Having your kids around during the day may seem like a heavy burden for some parents when their kids are little. However, it’s just those little things that you crave for after some time passes and your kids slowly begin to move away from you and to live their own everyday lives away from your eyes.  

Fostering family bonds even when you have grown teenagers is tough, but absolutely doable.

Being a mother of 2 teenagers myself, I speak from first-hand experience. I’m a full-blooded military mommy which is also worth noting. Being a military mommy meant that I had a pleasure of staying at home during the early childhood and being there for my kids.

Nowadays, I find myself having so much free time since my children have already grown enough to entertain themselves. And that’s fine. It’s just that sometimes I get a little bit too lonely and afraid that we will move away from each other too much.

That’s when planning a family vacation and all those sweet weekend family getaways come into play!

Benefits of Traveling Together

The most important part in strengthening your family ties is to create memories. When the time passes, all those photographs and things you did together is what will act as a safe haven to each one of you and you’ll always reminisce on those with a snigger on your face.  

Don’t miss those!

I know how my husband hates to be photographed. There is no way that I won’t be taking pictures of those moments when we visited places and spend a beautiful time together.

Make sure to always have a camera ready by your side and be the ‘’boring one’’ in the group that always takes photos in (in)appropriate situations.

Do Something Fun Together!

Thoroughly planning a trip was always a must […]

Guest Post-Stephanie Bates, Military Travel Mama.com 2018-07-25T12:40:56+00:00

New Hot Tub At Mountain Vista

New Hot Tub at Mountain Vista

We recently installed a beautiful new hot tub at Mountain Vista. It’s state-of-the-art and will be much more energy efficient than the previous one.

Even in the 100 degree dog days of summer, a few guests still enjoy the hot tub!

New hot tub at Mountain Vista

As always, we’ve been booked nearly every day in July. A few weekend dates remain open in August.

Arrive at Mountain Vista on Sunday’s in August and your fourth night is free. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BeaversBend.

New hot tub and Mountain Vista Rainstorm at Mountain Vista

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