The Warner’s Return To Mountain Vista

The Warner's Return To Mountain Vista

The ArkLaTex’s Emmy Award winning KSLA television anchor Doug Warner and wife, Libby, returned to Mountain Vista for a little R&R recently.

The Warner’s have visited our vacation home numerous times through the years and we always enjoy having such quality people experience Mountain Vista.

Doug is very popular figure in the Shreveport viewing region and I’ve enjoyed seeing the transformation he’s brought to KSLA Channel 12. He’s taken it to an entirely new level with his leadership.

“Absolutely spoiled. I’m not sure we could ever “rough it’ camping after staying at Mountain Vista again. It’s an incredible getaway and relaxing to know that everything is taken care of…” Doug said.

Sherri and I are thrilled that Doug and Libby enjoy each trip to Mountain Vista!

You can enjoy Mountain Vista  in January and February at a discounted rate! Arrive Sunday through Tuesday and receive 20% off your rate!

2015-12-23T14:33:31+00:00December 23rd, 2015|ArkLaTex Travel, Luxury Vacation Rentals, travel blogs|

Heavy Rain Is Impacting Broken Bow Lake

Heavy Rain Is Impacting Broken Bow Lake
Photo courtesy of Bryce Archey

Heavy rain is impacting Broken Bow Lake according the area’s premiere fishing guide, Bryce Archey of 

“All boat ramps are closed until further notice. Depending on rains and what the Corp of Engineers can generate, my best case scenario for a ramp to open is three weeks. The park is still open but most camping in and around the lake is closed. We really don’t know when everything will be back open. Weather controls everything,” Archey said.

The flooding comes at a horrible time for tourism in the Beavers Bend State Park area. Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and this will certainly have a significant financial impact to businesses in Broken Bow during the upcoming heavy tourist season.

Upscale luxury cabins in Beavers Bend State Park remain booked for the holiday weekend but toursim numbers will definitely be down until Broken Bow Lake is reopened.

Even though torrential rains have put a damper on activities in Beavers Bend State Park there are still many places to enjoy in Broken Bow. Download our app for all the local recommendations.

Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:39+00:00May 19th, 2015|ArkLaTex Travel, Dallas travel, Oklahoma Weather|

Merry Christmas From Mountain Vista

Merry Christmas From Mountain VistaMerry Christmas From Mountain Vista

Merry Christmas from Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend State Park! 2014 has been a fabulous year for the Broken Bow Lake area economy. Several new businesses have arrived and more will arrive in 2015!

There’s a new hot dog food truck located near Stevens Gap Restaurant. I’ll have pictures and more info on them soon.

A new winery is being built by legendary female professional bass fishing pro, Vojai Reed. Broken Bow already has a highly successful winery that is a tremendous hot spot in town. Girls Gone Wine is an amazing tourist attraction for Beavers Bend visitors and another will certainly bring more visibility and choices for tourists in the Kiamichi Mountains. We’ll have an update on the new winery soon.

We’ve always admired the tremendous philanthropy Girls Gone Wine does for Broken Bow, OK. They give scholarships to high school students and do earth shaking work for rescue dogs in the  area with their b’ARK wine.

Sherri and I have been involved in AKC Dog Shows for years and have a top-40 nationally ranked Champion Show Dog. Their love for our four-legged pals really touches our hearts. Thanks for your great work Rhonda, Michelle and Chandra! Make sure you visit Girls Gone Wine on your next trip to Beavers Bend State Park.


Take advantage of our winter special at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. Check-in on Monday or Tuesday and receive 20% off. Stay three-nights and your fourth is free. We always provide free firewood, s’mores kits and don’t gouge you with add-on charges for insurance, resort fees and cleaning.

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Our acreage surrounding Mountain Vista is breathtaking, especially during the winter months. You can see for miles from our deck views and through the forest surrounding our cabin.

We’ve made a cognizant effort to educate potential luxury cabin visitors this year and the response from tourists has been phenonemal. Our blog has been at the forefront, warning you about unnecessary fees and tricks of the trade in Beavers Bend. Remember, never pay for firewood, insurance or resort fees. You should also never pay upfront cleaning charges.

Make sure the cabin is tidy and reasonably clean before departure. If you do this, there shouldn’t be any surprise charges from a cabin management company.

Merry Christmas from Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend! Thanks to the thousands who read our blog each month! Come see us in 2015!

Jerry, & Sherri Isbell & “Kula” The Champion Brussels Griffon!

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2014-12-22T16:25:36+00:00December 22nd, 2014|ArkLaTex Travel, Okahoma Outdoors, travel blogs|

Top Activities For Kids in Beavers Bend

Top Activities for kids in Beavers Bend

A frequent question we’re asked is “what are the top activities for kids in Beavers Bend?” School is out for most ArkLaTex children and they’re arriving in droves to our area, searching for fun, sun and the glistening water of Mountain Fork River and Broken Bow Lake. The Beavers Bend State Park/Broken Bow Lake area offers numerous outdoor recreational choices for children.

Top activities for kids in Beavers Bend

A train ride through Beavers Bend State Park is fun for the entire family and offers breathtaking glimpses of the gorgeous scenery along the Mountain Fork River. Among other top activities for kids in Beavers Bend is taking a float trip on the river in a canoe or kayak. Wild Goose Canoe and Kayak Rentals  is highly recommended from many of our guests at Mountain Vista Cabin. Remember to have a life jacket on everyone; there are rapid water areas on parts of the river.

Top activities for kids in Beavers Bend

Hochatown Amusements features miniature golf and Go Kart racing, they’re located across the street from the Beavers Bend State Park entrance on Highway 259 North.

When searching for the top activities for kids in Beavers Bend, even though they’re on summer vacation, there are still outstanding opportunities for educational experiences.  The Forest Heritage Center, located in Beavers Bend State Park, will give you the opportunity to teach your children about the history of the Broken Bow Lake area. The Forest Heritage Center features historical documents and a research library, along with outstanding information on the Native American and timber influences in Southeastern Oklahoma.

Top activities for kids in Beavers Bend

Top activities for kids in Beavers Bend

There are scores of top activities in for kids in Beavers Bend to keep them entertained throughout their entire stay when you visit a Broken Bow Lake luxury cabin. Our best recommendation is “Get on the Water!” Broken Bow Lake is beautiful, don’t just view it from the road, get on the lake in a boat and explore. The Beavers Bend Marina has various boat rentals available.

If you have questions about the top activities for kids in Beavers Bend, our app has lots of information. Search the App Store for “Beavers Bend” and download it for free. We offer specials and VIP offers to Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend.

What’s keeping you from enjoying Beavers Bend and Broken Bow Lake? Contact us at Mountain Vista cabin, 405-535-8055 to reserve our fabulous luxury cabin that features stunning 20-mile views.

By Jerry Isbell

2021-09-14T13:13:10+00:00June 16th, 2014|ArkLaTex Travel, Outdoor activities for children, outdoors, travel|

Top 5 Inexpensive Activities In Beavers Bend

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabins at Mountain Vista

Are you planning on visiting Beavers Bend cabins and wondering which activities are definitely “Must Do’s” and easy on the pocketbook? There are many things to do in the Kiamichi Mountain region, do not try to fit them all in during a three-day visit to Broken Bow Lake. Remember to enjoy a little down time by reading a good book on our secluded decks at Mountain Vista. Here are a few suggestions that will help you make lifetime memories with your family when taking your Beavers Bend vacation.

1. David Boren Hiking Trail: It features easy and challenging terrains and the gorgeous bluffs and water views give photographers outstanding opportunities to capture the beauty of Beavers Bend State Park.

2. Coffee at the Beavers Bend Restaurant:  Take a jaunt into the state park area, only a couple of miles from Mountain Vista, and sit on the outside deck. It is the perfect way to start off your day while taking in the scenery of the Mountain Fork River. After coffee, take a short walk down to the river and take it all in. This area is also superb for snapping a few pictures. The sights and sounds are breathtaking.

3. Play Cedar Creek Golf Course: Known as “Little Augusta,” the towering pines, narrow fairways and plush greens will challenge any golfers skills and you will enjoy being nestled in nature. Their green fees are surprisingly inexpensive.

4. A Guided Canoe Trip Down Mountain Fork River: There are numerous outfits in Beavers Bend offering guided tours of this McCurtain County masterpiece. Get our app for a complete list of other activities we recommend. Whether it is Broken Bow Lake or Mountain Fork River, make sure you get on the water while visiting our area.

Mountain Fork River Floats

5. Horseback & Train Rides: Both are offered in the area and many of our guests love spending time with their children and introducing them to something outside of their comfort zones. When is the last time your family climbed aboard a horse? Give it a try!

Beavers Bend Horseback riding

Thanks for reading, we’ll continue to offer news and features about Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake here on the blog. Check back often, we appreciate our many readers!

By Jerry Isbell


How To Spend A Day In Beavers Bend


Are you headed to a cabin at Broken Bow Lake and wondering what activities to take in during your adventure in Beavers Bend? Here’s a little Beavers Bend Cabin information, stopping by these great businesses will definitely enhance your stay in the Kiamichi Mountains. All are listed on our App under the “Attractions” section. Here’s a few of my favorites and each were approved by our Brussels Griffon show dog, Kula! He’s named after our favorite spot in Upcountry Maui.

Visit our friends at Bruton’s Outdoors in downtown Broken Bow. They feature great clothing selections including all the athletic shoes and boots you’ll ever need while visiting Mountain Vista in Beavers Bend. Bruton’s has a fantastic selection of guns, ammo and outdoor accessories. If you’re visiting from Dallas or Oklahoma City, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the outstanding selection. They offer small town customer service coupled with a “Big City” selection.

Are you a fan of museums? There’s a plethora of options available in which you can learn about the Choctaw Nation area while visiting McCurtain County. The Museaum of the Red River in Idabel is a convenient stop for Broken Bow Lake cabin visitors on their way up from Dallas. Upon arrival in Beavers Bend State Park, checkout the Forest Heritage Center. It’s a fabulous educational experience for children and adults and offers insights on how our wonderful area was formed.

Did you leave town and forget your favorite bottle of wine or six-pack of beer? Perhaps a new “Mountain Fork River” concoction is in order during your luxury cabin stay? Our friend Chris at The Liquor Station is there to help with a friendly smile and is also a great resource for information regarding local hot spots.

Stop by and say hello to the great folks at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce while you’re in town. They know everything about our area and have scores of brochures and Beavers Bend area information available. If Charity, Jessica or Elizabeth don’t know about it, it doesn’t exist. They’re true experts and operate the best small tourist town chamber I’ve seen.

If you’re tired after a long day of kayaking Mountain Fork River or skiing on Broken Bow Lake, schedule and appointment with our friends at Body Harmony Day Spa in Beavers Bend. Our guests love them and boast about their cleanliness and friendly personnel.

Pruett’s Grocery and Deli is a must stop while passing through town. Locals feel it rivals most grocery stores in any major city and my friends give it a AAAAA Star Rating for sandwiches and box lunches.

Visit McCurtain County has a new website and they hit a grand slam! If you’re looking for a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend, this is a great resource.

I’ll have a “Part II” feature about my Broken Bow cabin area favorites coming soon. Enjoy your Spring Break in Beavers Bend and give us a shout on Twitter (@BeaversBend), we want to hear about your trip!

By Jerry Isbell

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