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Beavers Bend Corporate Retreats

Beavers Bend corporate retreats

Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake Corporate Retreats.

Beavers Bend corporate retreats have become increasingly popular in Broken Bow, OK.

Scores of luxury cabins and beautiful scenery will give a chance to refocus and recharge. We’ve had many corporate retreat visitors at Mountain Vista luxury cabin and can help plan your activities.

Peter Muir, President of Bizucate, is my long-time friend and a corporate training expert. He feels it’s imperative for organizations to get away from the office and learn in different environments.

“Ferris Bueller said it best, ‘Life moves pretty fast if you don’t stop and look around…once in awhile you could miss it.’ Taking time to turnoff your technology, the Internet, phone and even your brain from the usual tasks can enable creativity.”

Imagine zip lining through the Kiamichi Forest or racing across Broken Bow Lake in a bass boat with a tremendous fishing guide. Your employee retention and performance will be enhanced after training and team-building exercises.

Beavers Bend Corporate Retreats

 

I’ve been around hundreds of corporate trainers during my career…$20,000/hour, $20/hour presenters and everything in between. None hold a candle to Peter Muir.

I’ve been fortunate to spend time with him throughout the United States on numerous occasions. Muir has the global reputation of delivering the perfect educational trifecta during presentations. He’s a technology expert while also being creative and entertaining. A rare feat for corporate trainers.

“Get out! When is the last time you broke the cadence of what goes on in your organization so you can renew, rethink, regenerate and innovate? Three of the many benefits of a retreat are turning off, collaboration and renewal,” Muir said.

We can help plan your Beavers Bend corporate retreat and our app showcases the endless activities near Broken Bow, OK. If you need multiple cabins in conjunction with Mountain Vista, we can offer recommendations.

Located three-hours from Dallas, the Broken Bow, OK region draws two million annual visitors.

Beavers Bend Corporate Retreats

“An organizational retreat can be the opportunity we didn’t know we needed to power our next innovation.”  -Peter Muir

What will be your innovation in 2017? Break away from the same old routine, get creative, get out of the office and enhance your business.

A luxury cabin and Beavers Bend corporate retreat could be your catalyst to success in 2017.

Jerry Isbell, @BeaversBend

2019-07-05T17:10:57+00:00January 5th, 2017|Dallas Corporate Training, Dallas travel blogs, travel blogs|

Beavers Bend Christmas Gift Certificates

Beavers Bend Christmas Gift Certificates

Need an elegant gift for someone during this holiday season? We have the answer!

Beavers Bend Christmas gift certificates are available for Mountain Vista luxury cabin and our friend Bryce Archey at BrokenBowLakeGuide.com.

January weekdays are 20% off at Mountain Vista. Always be on the lookout for resort fees when researching Beavers Bend luxury cabins.

Many cabin companies are charging a 9% resort fee plus cleaning charges. We never gouge guests with these junk fees at Mountain Vista!

Additional add-on fees include firewood, cleaning, hot tub and insurance charges.

Broken Bow Christmas Cabins

Download our Beavers Bend app for VIP special offers and Broken Bow Lake area information.

2019-07-05T17:10:56+00:00December 1st, 2016|Broken Bow Lake oklahoma tourism, Dallas travel blogs|

OKC-Tulsa To Beavers Bend Restaurant Tip

We’ve written about our friends at Spannman’s BBQ in Antlers for years. You must visit the award-winning BBQ champion chef when passing through Antlers on the way to Beavers Bend.

He’s located on the main drag through town just down the road from Sonic.

If you’re traveling from OKC or Tulsa to Broken Bow you’ll be amazed at this world-class cuisine.

Tell Spannman we sent you. He’s been a great friend to us and Mountain Vista cabin.

2016-11-27T16:58:54+00:00November 27th, 2016|Beavers Bend Restaurants, Dallas travel blogs|

Beavers Bend’s Favorite Show Dog Wins

CH GCH Hilltop's Time For Kula To Fly & Sherri Isbell

CH GCH Hilltop’s Time For Kula To Fly & Sherri Isbell

Beavers Bend’s most famous show dog finished this weekend’s AKC dog show in Chickasha, OK with two Best of Breed victories!

As many of you know, we’ve been in the dog show world for two decades. When we’re not hanging out in Beavers Bend, we’re probably at a dog show with “Kula,” our six-year old Brussels Griffon.

If you’re considering a new dog, AKC dog shows are a great place to learn about different breeds from the experts. That’s how we got started 20 years ago.

Many of our Mountain Vista fans are from DFW and I’d recommend attending the Lone Star Classic December 8-11 at the Dallas Market Mall. It’s a huge show with well over 1,000 dogs.

We currently have rare openings in mid-December at Mountain Vista and 2017 reservations are already occurring. It’s very important to make your 2017 holiday and spring break bookings soon.

Happy Thanksgiving from Jerry, Sherri and Kula!

 

2016-11-21T15:21:06+00:00November 21st, 2016|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas vacations|

Beavers Bend’s New Meat Market

New Beavers Bend Meat Market

Mountain Man Meat Market and Catering

You must visit Beavers Bend’s new meat market during your next trip to Broken Bow Lake.

I met the owners of Mountain Man Meat Market and Catering recently and was blown away by their kindness and quality meats.  I sampled their in-house smoked turkey and enjoyed a BBQ sandwich for lunch. They were fantastic!

Beavers Bend's New Meat Market

The owners moved to Beavers Bend from Mississippi after hard times hit the oil industry. They feature daily lunch specials and everything you’ll need to enjoy an evening of grilling at Mountain Vista cabin.

Their ribs and pork chops were fantastic on the Mountain Vista grill and we look forward to seeing their business flourish. This isn’t your typical meat market…its gourmet and upscale cuisine.

Beavers Bend's new meat market

Grilling ribs at Mountain Vista!

If you don’t feel like cooking yourself while staying in a Beavers Bend luxury cabin, take advantage of their catering service. Mountain Man Meat Market and Catering is located about a mile south of the Beavers Bend exit on Highway 259.

The oil bust has turned into a huge boom for Beavers Bend visitors. You’ll love their service and food!

2016-11-14T16:58:28+00:00November 14th, 2016|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas weekend travel|

Beavers Bend Firewood Fees

Beavers Bend Firewood Fees

Beavers Bend firewood fees are becoming a source of frustration to luxury cabin visitors.

We never charge guests a fee for firewood but most luxury cabins will gouge you with this add-on bill. Beware of the old “We provide you a starter supply of firewood” trick.

We’ve talked with guests that have stayed at numerous cabins in Beavers Bend and the “starter supply” was only a few sticks. Unless you’re trained in the outdoors like Daniel Boone, it won’t be enough wood for an enjoyable fire.

Beavers Bend Firewood Fees

The per piece price of wood for an additional supply is usually outrageous from cabin management companies. You may want to consider bringing your own or purchasing wood from an area store.

Firewood is very inexpensive for us to purchase in Beavers Bend. It’s also plentiful in our area. We see no need to slam our guests’ pocketbooks with this needless charge.

Another bogus bill you may incur while staying in Beavers Bend is a “hot tub fee.” This is a relatively new add-on fee that has emerged in the luxury cabin market.

Our staff cleans and sanitizes the hot tub at Mountain Vista between after every guest departs. Unlike many, we see no reason to charge a greedy hot tub fee.

There are many other add-on bills to consider before agreeing to stay in a Broken Bow Lake area luxury cabin: Insurance, cleaning, resort and incidental fees have become popular charges in Beavers Bend State Park.

Don’t pay them…

We never charge add-fees at Mountain Vista. Make sure to do your homework and choose a luxury cabin that’s right for your group.

There are many reputable cabin companies in the area and others that pop your pocketbook with these needles charges.

We only have two available fall foliage season dates available. November 6-9 and 13-17.  The peak foliage will be amazing as always in the next few weeks. Contact us at Mountain Vista to reserve your stay.

Remember, you’ll have no Beavers Bend firewood fees with us!

2016-11-01T17:17:47+00:00November 1st, 2016|Beavers Bend blogs, Dallas travel, Dallas travel blogs|

Thanksgiving Cabins In Broken Bow

Thanksgiving cabins in Broken Bow

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving cabins in Broken Bow…good luck.

Holiday reservations have been jam-packed at upscale cabins in Beavers Bend for many months. Tourists have gotten smarter through the years and learned to make their luxury cabin plans early.

A few cabin companies in Broken Bow keep a waiting list in case of last-minute emergency cancellations.

We always remind people here on the blog to begin making their holiday reservations as early as possible. People unfamiliar with the tourism industry in Beavers Bend State Park are amazed at the number of cabins booked during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our November weekend dates are full at Mountain Vista. November 6-9 and 13-17 is currently open. The foliage should still be spectacular during this timeframe.

A lot of people have questions about local grocery stores before their Thanksgiving cabin stay in Broken Bow. Should you bring groceries from home or buy them near Beavers Bend?

We featured Pruitt’s Grocery here a couple of years ago and always see lots of Beavers Bend visitors there. Our guests seem to love the store, especially their deli.

You’ll undoubtedly forget something and need to make a quick run to the store when visiting cabins in Broken Bow. Adam and Eve’s Coffee House is conveniently located across from the state park entrance.

Owner, Pam Jackson always stocks every supply you may have forgotten. She also has great breakfast and lunch specials.

Thanksgiving cabins in Broken Bow

Download our Beavers Bend app before visiting Broken Bow for your holiday adventure. Thousands have the app and always hear about our VIP specials first! We had a tremendous offer last week.

The fall foliage season in Beavers Bend State Park is almost here. Leaves are beginning change colors. Reserve your stay at Mountain Vista cabin soon.

When researching Thanksgiving cabins in Broken Bow, you’ll find that we’re different from most property management companies. Mountain Vista always provides free firewood, s’mores and no resort or insurance fees.

Come enjoy the fall fun in Broken Bow!

August Beavers Bend Cabin Special

August Beavers Bend Cabin Special

Enjoy a free night at Mountain Vista with our August Beavers Bend cabin special…

Arrive at Mountain Vista on August 21st or 28th, stay three and your fourth-night is free!

It’s been another jam-packed summer for us in Beavers Bend. Unfortunately, we have to turn away many visitors because as the old saying goes, “there’s no room at the inn!”

A few days are open near the back to school timeframe, so we decided to give a night away!

Here’s a recent text from guests upon arrival…

“We are having a blast! The cabin is amazing, and we love getting away from the city for peace and quiet!”

If you’ve never been to a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend, make sure to do homework. Stay away from resort and insurance fees along with gouging charges for cleaning and incidentals.

We’ve had an impressive list of great fans through the years at Mountain Vista. Many have been featured on our blog. We’ll stack these people up against anyone and play ball…Checkout our references!

There are tons of fantastic luxury cabins in Broken Bow. However, many are being built near a noisy highway or nearby cabin.

August Beavers Bend cabin special

Always research your cabin before booking and make sure it has seclusion and a view. The biggest complaints we hear from tourists staying at other cabins are:

  • Paying add-on fees
  • Lack of seclusion
  • Cheap Amenities

Guests don’t appreciate paying $400/night and having generic hand soaps and paper towels. We go the extra mile and provide Bed Bath and Beyond soaps and first-class supplies.

After a few trips to Beavers Bend, you’ll understand the difference between a rental cabin and vacation home. Mountain Vista is truly our vacation home…

A few dollars more out of our pocket per-guest coincides with having tremendous repeat bookings. We provide free firewood throughout the year…research this and see how many others do the same.

2016-07-28T19:52:02+00:00July 28th, 2016|Dallas travel blogs|

Fish Tales Winery and Vineyards

Fish Tales Winery and Vineyards

Fish Tales Winery and Vineyards recently opened in Beavers Bend across from the state park entrance.

The charming winery has an outdoor deck and is the only winery in the area that produces any of their own grapes. The location is the former Three Rivers Fly Shop and it has been renovated nicely.

I enjoyed sampling several of their creations and the hospitality was stellar at Fish Tales. Their muscadine wine likely be the fan favorite. The grapes are grown locally and their tender loving care is evident with each sip of this fantastic vino.

Fish Tales Winery and Vineyards

Beavers Bend now boasts three wineries and tourists love taking the tasting trifecta. Two-million tourists visit the Broken Bow Lake area annually. Three wineries coupled with a new distillery and beer brewery will leave your thirst for libations quenched beyond belief! I’ll have a feature on the new Beavers Bend Brewery coming soon.

Download our Beavers Bend app for a complete listing of all attractions in the area, including VIP promotional offers.

Tales Winery and Vineyards

Fish Tales Winery and Vineyards should definitely be on your must do list when visiting Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake. It’s only five minutes away from Mountain Vista Cabin.

2019-07-05T17:10:49+00:00April 15th, 2016|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas weekend travel, Luxury travel blogs|

New Winery In Beavers Bend

New winery in Beavers Bend

Vojai’s Winery

There’s a new winery in Beavers Bend, courtesy of a long-time family friend.

Vojai’s Winery opened a few weeks ago and I received the grand tour from their wonderful staff and owner, Vojai Reed.

Vojai is a long-time fixture and business leader in the Beavers Bend State Park area. She also had a monumental career in professional fishing.

The beautiful building has an outdoor seating area, tasting room and gift shop. If you can’t find a great Beavers Bend souvenir gift here, you’re not trying!

New winery in Beavers Bend

Vojai’s Winery features a variety of wines that are made in-house.

New winery in Beavers Bend

Vojai and my late mother were local television stars in southeastern Oklahoma during the early 1980’s. KLOP Television developed a cable station that provided local sports, news and variety shows in McCurtain County. It was very forward thinking and the mastermind of prominent businessman, Jewel B. Callaham.

My mother and Vojai hosted a 30-minute cooking show that became the talk of the town. As I recall, the great looking meals they prepared always seemed to look better on television than when mom tried to replicate them at home!

We only have a few more weekends open through the summer at Mountain Vista cabin. Make your reservations now and don’t wait until the last-minute to book holiday dates.

I enjoyed visiting with Vojai and learning about her fantastic new winery. Their staff is tremendous and I give them five-stars for customer service. They even have plans for expansion to their spacious new facility in Beavers Bend.

New winery in Beavers Bend

The winery business is booming in Beavers Bend with Girls Gone Wine, Vojai’s Winery and another new one, Fish Tale Winery and Vineyards. I also toured Fish Tale last week and will have a feature on them soon.

Make sure to visit this new winery in Beavers Bend during your next trip to Mountain Vista cabin. Vojai’s Winery is only a few minutes from the Beavers Bend State Park entrance. It’s located off Highway 259 North in Hochatown, behind Stevens Gap Restaurant. Contact them at (580) 494-7687.