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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.

November-December 2019 Beavers Bend Promo

Last minute Beavers Bend cabin openings Mountain Vista Cabin

Your third-night is half-price at Mountain Vista through Dec. 17.

Mountain Vista cabin has three king bedrooms and features spectacular 50-mile views. Others charge for s’mores kits…not us!

Beavers Bend Tips

  • Never pay for firewood in Beavers Bend. Make sure it’s included at your cabin.
  • Beware of flaky insurance fee scams when reserving cabins in Broken Bow.
  • Be leery of terms and conditions referencing “Starter Kits” when reserving a cabin. Mountain Vista doesn’t skimp on supplies…and they’re not generic.
  • Ask about highway noise and proximity to other cabins before booking.
  • Look for cleaning, insurance and resort fee charges.

Beavers Bend Fire pit at Mountain Vista

Spring Break 2020

The holidays are booked at most top-level luxury cabins in Beavers Bend for 2019. Make sure to reserve your 2020 Spring Break dates ASAP. They fill quickly.

Get to Mountain Vista and enjoy the third-night at half-price until Dec. 17!

Picture of Jerry & Sherri Isbell, Mountain Vista Cabin owners.

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Oklahoma Hall of Famer & Legendary Broken Bow Native Bob Burke

I enjoyed catching up with legendary author, attorney and Broken Bow native, Bob Burke over lunch recently. Bob has written more historical and non-fiction books than anyone in history. His stellar career includes being an ABC football broadcaster, respected historian and induction in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Bob would call our Broken Bow high school games in the 1980’s, then be on TV doing an ABC football broadcast the next day. The Broken Bow boy that grew up next to my grandparents, has made a huge impact in Oklahoma.

Bob is elated about the tourism boom in Broken Bow and co-wrote a historical Broken Bow book.

 “Uncle Johnny Beavers would not believe his eyes if he could see the booming tourism in and around what once was his farm along the Mountain Fork River. From his vantage point in the “bend” in the river, Uncle Johnny surely thought God had carved out this magnificent vista just for him. However, he was a man who shared his bounty with his neighbors. He was a legendary hunter who frequently gave his dressed game to fishermen drifting down the sparkling water of the Mountain Fork.
If visitors came by around meal time, Uncle Johnny invited them into the house where his wife, Aunt Levina, always had three or four different fresh meats cooked up or hanging in the smokehouse.

I predict that if any of the millions of visitors to our beloved Beavers Bend and Hochatown run across Uncle Johnny in Heaven, he will stick out his chest and say, “See what I preserved for you. I was glad to share it with you!”

-Bob Burke

Broken Bow To Oklahoma Hall of Fame

“Bob Burke is one of the hardest workers I know. Must have been a work ethic he picked up as a child…no one loves Oklahoma more than he.”

-Mick Cornett, Former Oklahoma City Mayor

Bob Burke, an Oklahoma legend. His kindness, tremendous heart and great contributions will always be cherished by those that love the Sooner State.

Oklahoma Hall of Famer & Legendary Broken Bow Native Bob Burke2019-10-24T16:30:44+00:00

Beavers Bend Fall Cabin Tips

Picture of Mountain Vista Cabin Autumn View Mountain Vista Cabin Features Great Autumn Views

Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year at Beavers Bend State Park.

Beavers Bend Fall Cabin Tips

  • Get a cabin with outstanding views: They’re often difficult to find, but relaxing on a cabin deck with a nice bottle of wine is the perfect way to end a day near Broken Bow Lake.
  • Arrive on a Sunday-Monday: It’s less crowded and many times you can virtually have the area to yourself. Often cabins will have good deals on weekdays.
  • Don’t pay for firewood: It’s inexpensive for us to provide firewood to guests at Mountain Vista. Many cabins charge over $100 for add-on fees like firewood and s’mores. Don’t do it. 
  • Wear bright colors when hiking in deer season: Be cognizant of the hunting season when jaunting through the woods. 
  • Take The Talimena Scenic Drive: This is a must every October-November. 
  • Play Cedar Creek Golf Course: Tourists love the course and can’t believe how beautiful and inexpensive it is.
  • Book A Fishing Guide: Bryce Archey is our “Go To Guide” on Broken Bow Lake. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for area angling. Bryce and I often have “Fish & Stay” Packages in conjunction with Mountain Vista Cabin.

Beavers Bend Fall Cabin Tips

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Fall Beavers Bend Cabin Tips. Campfire picture

OKC To Beavers Bend Driving Tip

If you’re making the trip to Beavers Bend from Oklahoma City, head to Sallisaw then down 259 and enjoy the Talimena Drive. It’s well worth it during the fall.

You can reserve our three-king bedroom luxury cabin at BeaversBendVacations.com. Mountain Vista features acres of seclusion and stunning 50-mile views from the deck.

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Extend Your Summer In Beavers Bend

Beavers Bend Cabin Special

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We’ll help you end summer with a splash during September at Mountain Vista Cabin near Beavers Bend State Park!

Your fourth night is free in September 2019 when visiting our vacation home.

Mountain Vista Is Different

You won’t be dealing with a large management company. It’s us…the owners! We communicate before during and after a guest stay. The Mountain Vista experience is different. Rather than simply an email confirmation and credit card charge, we’re available to answer your questions about the Broken Bow area.

Collage of pictures of the Mountain Vista Cabin property in Broken Bow, OK

Mountain Vista features three king bedrooms and acres of forest. We’re secluded, yet near all the Beavers Bend attractions. For a complete list of tourist tips near Broken Bow Lake, get our app. When we announce VIP offers, app fans are always the first to know.  Make sure to accept push notifications when downloading.

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Fall foliage season dates are booking fast. Reserve now and enjoy the beautiful Kiamichi Mountains this fall. Contact us at BeaversBendVacations.com.

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Beavers Bend Realtor-Kelli Haus

 

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Kelli Haus has taken the Beavers Bend cabin real estate market by storm recently. She has major market media experience and is utilizing it to help scores find the vacation home of their dreams in Broken Bow, OK.

Kelli has implemented a unique approach to the Beavers Bend State Park real estate market and its catapulted her into a great new career. She has the contacts and social media presence to help buyers and sellers make great deals happen. Kelli was recently featured in the Colleyville Charm magazine.

Beavers Bend Real Estate Is Booming

“I have found my purpose. I have found my passion. Every day of my life now feels like it is not work,” says Kelli Haus.
“I have found my dream job and I love it,” she adds. After 50 issues of Colleyville Charm, she is forging a new path in life with renewed vigor, selling cabins in Broken Bow, OK.
Kelli discovered her new-found passion, real estate, almost a year ago. “I have been renting my cabin out in Broken Bow for a little over a year now. It has changed my life, literally. This is the best gift that has ever happened to me, other than my children.”
Her original plan was to buy homes in Dallas and flip them. When this was found to be too overwhelming, Kelli found her new path in Broken Bow. She has been coming to Broken Bow for years.
People are flocking to Broken Bow for family times together. With a gorgeous lake, some of the best fishing in the area and world-class fly fishing, there are lots of family-friendly activities. Families can hike in the woods, encounter waterfalls, bike, go horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, zip-lining and more. Enjoy eating at mom and pop restaurants, visit wineries or check out local breweries.
Kelli calls Broken Bow “one of the hottest markets in America right now.” Cabins can cost $250,000—2,000,000 furnished. Nightly rates can cost anywhere between $150 a night to $2,000 a night and can sleep anywhere between one and five families.

Beavers Bend Cabin Buying Tips

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Discover Oklahoma Features Rolling Fork Takery

Farm To Fork In Beavers Bend

I was excited to be a part of Discover Oklahoma’s feature about Rolling Fork Takery.

Our guests at Mountain Vista Cabin get a meal on us when arriving on Sunday-Tuesday in August.

Ranked Yelp’s #1 in Oklahoma

Our cabin guests rave about Rolling Fork’s quality and service. Tell Chef Skip and Shellye you read about it here!

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Broken Bow Lake Concierge Service

You’re On Vacation-Enjoy It!

Spend your Beavers Bend getaway enjoying the lake, not shopping.

BrokenBowLakeConcierge.com will have your cabin stocked with groceries prior to arrival. Contact Candi and her staff, they’ll take great care of you!

Download our Beavers Bend app for a list of many great services in the Hochatown area.

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August 2019 Beavers Bend Cabin Special

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Dine On Us At Yelp’s #1

Arrive on Monday or Tuesday in August and receive a $50 gift certificate to the fabulous Rolling Fork Takery

Weekdays in Beavers Bend will slow down a little in mid-August when school begins. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Broken Bow Lake without the crowd.

 

Mountain Vista Cabin Deck View Mountain Vista features this fabulous deck view!

Reserve Mountain Vista luxury cabin at BeaversBendVacations.com. We have acres of seclusion and free firewood/smore’s kits. You’ll never pay resort or insurance fees with us!

Mountain Vista features three king bedrooms, a 50-mile view and acres of seclusion. Our luxury cabin has been named “A Place To Stay In Oklahoma” by TravelOK.

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Dog Days of Summer

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Lost Dogs In Beavers Bend State Park

Scores of lost dogs have been reported by tourists visiting the Broken Bow Lake area recently. There’s little excuse for it.

Perhaps Fido is fine at home and you don’t worry about him running away. Take precautions in Beavers Bend. They may see a squirrel and say “Time For Me To Fly” or be freaked out by the sounds of nature. Staying at a cabin is a new experience for them.

Don’t trust Fido!

We’ve been in the dog show world several decades and hate seeing negligent owners.

  • Always keep your dog leashed while outside, including on the cabin deck in Beavers Bend
  • Always have a GPS collar on your dog. There are several, make sure it’s a high-end model that will track them anywhere.

Fortunately, the power of social media helped find a lost dog recently in Broken Bow. The search was well over a week.

Whether you have a city, country or show dog, be a responsible owner. Don’t let them out of your site or off the leash while they’re in Beavers Bend.

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Is Broken Bow Lake-Beavers Bend State Park Flooded?

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Broken Bow Lake/Beavers Bend State Park Flooding Update

Broken Bow Lake/Beavers Bend Flooding Information near Mountain Vista

No, all is well in Beavers Bend! All boat ramps are open according to fishing guide, Bryce Archey. The lake level is up only three feet and dropping. Therefore,  its business as usual in the area.

Bookmark our blog. When severe weather hits the area, I post regularly.  Follow our Facebook Mountain Vista page for special offers. We also have a Beavers Bend group page. Thousands of Broken Bow Lake fans are on each. Join us!

Download our Beavers Bend app for VIP offers. We’re on Twitter @BeaversBendChic@BeaversBend.

 

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Is Broken Bow Lake-Beavers Bend State Park Flooded?2019-06-19T19:10:01+00:00