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. In 2021, he co-authored the book "Explosion of Prosperity-A History of Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend State Park and Hochatown" with Oklahoma Hall of Fame member and famed author/attorney, Bob Burke. Isbell began his career in media and marketing at KGOU Radio, KTVY Television and Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City. Isbell also worked at a network affiliate in Minneapolis, MN. He has consulted internationally on sales, marketing and media projects. Isbell was chosen as Oklahoma’s first field representative for Xerox Corporation's authorized agency program in the early 1990's. He 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 Isbell worked in management at Commercial Financial Services. 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, including a project to begin an English speaking television channel in Paris, France. Isbell founded, 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. He is on the global board of directors of the Limbs for Life Foundation ( and has traveled internationally to promote their expansion and branding. Isbell 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 she has served as their President.

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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2019-07-05T17:49:24+00:00July 5th, 2019|Lost dogs in Beavers Bend|

Is Broken Bow Lake-Beavers Bend State Park Flooded?


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.


Beavers Bend Real Estate Tips

Mountain Vista Cabin in Beavers Bend

We love receiving texts like this from last weekend’s guest at Mountain Vista. Sherri and I do things vastly different than the typical cabin management company in Beavers Bend.

When reserving Mountain Vista, you deal directly with us…the owners. We don’t have teenagers answering the phone or returning emails. Guests rarely contact us with an issue at the cabin. If you have one, we’re a text or call away.

You’re not dependent on a large company renting 50-100 cabins getting back to you.

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Broken Bow Cabin Management & Marketing

If you’re buying a cabin in Beavers Bend, we can help market it with the following:

We have decades of international media and marketing experience. Buying a luxury cabin is a huge step. Marketing with your own checkbook is something most haven’t done successfully. We have.

If you’re considering whether to enter the Beavers Bend real estate rental game, be comfortable with the marketing and media expertise of your property managers.

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @BeaversBend

2019-06-19T15:43:45+00:00June 19th, 2019|Beavers Bend cabin management companies|

June 2019 Broken Bow Lake Update

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Broken Bow Lake Closures

Bryce Archey tells me the lake level is at 610 feet and rising.  Normal is 602.50.  The Lakeview Lodge and Hawk boat ramps in Carson Creek are closed. Hippie Point is also closed.

Everything else is business as usual in Beavers Bend. I’ll update as I get additional information.  Follow me on Twitter @BeaversBend.

2019-06-07T18:26:22+00:00June 7th, 2019|Broken Bow flooding|

Beavers Bend Mobile Mechanic


Broken Bow Lake/Beavers Bend Mobile Mechanic Service

If you need a mechanic while visiting Beavers Bend, Mark is your man. Mark’s Mobile Mechanic Service will help if you’re broken down while visiting a cabin in Broken Bow.

I’ve had a dead battery a time or two at Mountain Vista cabin and appreciate Mark bringing his tremendous service to Beavers Bend.

We have about two-million annual visitors in Beavers Bend State Park and vehicle breakdowns occur. Call Mark’s Mobile Mechanic Service at 580-212-2448.

2019-06-05T19:57:02+00:00June 5th, 2019|Broken Bow Mechanics|

Dino Lalli & Discover Oklahoma Visit Rolling Fork Takery In Beavers Bend

Dino Lalli from Discover Oklahoma visits Beavers Bend's Rolling Fork Takery

Great seeing Dino Lalli from Discover Oklahoma this week at Rolling Fork Takery. He was in town shooting segments for his upcoming television show. Dino interviewed me about Broken Bow Lake area tourism and my favorite dining spot, Rolling Fork!

No Beavers Bend trip is complete without dining at Rolling Fork!

Dino Lalli visits Rolling Fork Takery in Beavers Bend

It’s been years since I’d seen Dino. He’s had a stellar career. We enjoyed visiting about Rolling Fork’s great food and vibe. Dino and I met while working in OKC media years ago. Just like me, Dino loves the Rolling Fork tacos!

Dino Lalli visits Beavers Bend State Park

Mountain Vista Cabin’s 50-mile view from the deck

Book Your Beavers Bend Summer Getaway

Only one weekend is open in June at Mountain Vista. Two weekends are currently available in July. Download our Beavers Bend app for VIP offers! When you book a stay at Mountain Vista, you’re dealing with us…the owners. Not a large management company.

We Don’t Do Add-On Fees

Scores of cabins have additional fees for firewood, insurance scams and cleaning. Not us! Resort and incidental fees are rampant. We also give our guests s’mores kits and other extras to enjoy while gazing at our 50-mile sunset view.

Your next Beavers Bend stay is just a click away!

2021-09-14T13:13:57+00:00May 30th, 2019|Discover Oklahoma|

5-28-19: Beavers Bend Is Not Flooded

Beavers Bend/Broken Bow OK Flooding Information

Jerry and Sherri Isbell

Beavers Bend State Park Is not flooded

Many are seeing my posts from several years ago when the park was closed. Beavers Bend and Broken Bow Lake is open for business.

Summer dates are filling quickly. Only one weekend remains open in June at Mountain Vista luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK.

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Video Tour of Mountain Vista

2020-02-10T17:56:17+00:00May 28th, 2019|Beavers Bend Flooding|

Beavers Bend Cabin May Special

Beavers Bend Cabin May Special

Broken Bow Cabin Deal

Save $100/night through May 16th at Mountain Vista Cabin in Broken Bow, OK.

Mountain Vista has three king bedrooms and most importantly, acres of seclusion with no add-on fees. Other cabins charge firewood, s’mores and insurance fee scams…not us!

It’s on the house at

Beavers Bend Cabin May Special

Jerry & Sherri Isbell

Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin-Five Tips

  • A cabin management company often has 30-100 cabins. Good luck getting a returned phone call on a busy weekend. Try to have the cabin owner’s phone number. Rent directly from an owner, if possible. If you need a quick response, no one cares more about you than the owners.
  • Get video of the entire cabin property. Tight shots of a cabin often attempt to conceal there’s another cabin nearby.
  • Never pay add-on fees. Cleaning, firewood, insurance, s’mores etc. There are scores of  cabin owners that don’t gouge guests.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask about the little things before arriving. Does the cabin use generic products? If you’re spending hundreds per night, expect upscale amenities. No generic soaps or toilet paper!
  • Determine if you’re staying in someone’s vacation home or a rental cabin from a large management company. Sometimes there’s a big difference.
Beavers Bend Cabin May Special

Mountain Vista-Acres of Seclusion

Holiday’s and summer weekends are booking fast at Mountain Vista. Take advantage of our Beavers Bend May cabin special and visit Broken Bow Lake soon!

2019-05-06T14:56:43+00:00May 6th, 2019|Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips|