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April Broken Bow Cabin Deal

April Broken Bow Cabin Deal

Jerry & Sherri Isbell BeaversBendVacations.com

Enjoy a free fourth night with our April Broken Bow Cabin Deal at Mountain Vista!

Beavers Bend’s foliage is beginning to show signs of spring and the annual Dogwood Days Festival is the first Saturday in April. 

Our heavy booking season has arrived at Mountain Vista cabin. Weekends and holidays are extremely popular. Make sure to reserve your luxury Broken Bow cabin soon. Many things make us different than others, including our 50-mile views from the deck.

April Broken Bow Cabin Deal

There are a thousand luxury cabins in the Beavers Bend State Park area now. Many times you’ll never know on a website that the cabin isn’t as secluded as its portrayed. Make sure to do your homework and look for red flags like this…

Broken Bow Cabin Tips

  • Never pay resort fees
  • Never pay insurance fees
  • Never pay firewood fees

April Broken Bow Cabin Deal

Mountain Vista luxury cabin features acres of seclusion and you deal directly with us, the owners. We’re not a large property management company juggling 40-80 cabins. You’ll never be gouged with add-on fees and we feature upscale amenities and free s’mores kits.

We even had a compliment about our high-end toilet paper recently!

April is a great month to visit Beavers Bend. The area isn’t crowded and its a great time to play golf at Cedar Creek, fish and hike the scenic trails. Contact us at BeaversBendVacations and enjoy your free fourth night at Mountain Vista in April!

2019-03-14T12:44:41+00:00March 26th, 2018|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas weekend travel|

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips

I had a great couple of days enjoying our Mountain Vista vacation home in Beavers Bend this week.

The cabin rental market is booming in Broken Bow. Dallas and Oklahoma City visitors frequently flock to the area for R & R.

Businesses are flourishing and McCurtain County’s Kiamichi Mountains continue to titillate luxury cabin guests. Visit Broken Bow on a Friday and you’ll see tourists lined in droves at the few red lights in town.

Tourist Tips When Visiting A Beavers Bend Luxury Cabin

We have a few weekdays available at Mountain Vista in September and only two weekends are open until December. Fall foliage dates are filling in October/early November.

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips

Mountain Vista Features Three Deck Levels

Pay Attention to Resort Fees & Add-On Charges

Here’s a great article from the USA Today about needless fees in the travel industry.

There are plenty of cabins in Broken Bow that do not charge needless fees, including us!

Pay attention to the terms and conditions before reserving any property. Look for things such as “We provide you a starter supply…” At Mountain Vista, we give guests free firewood and have no additional charges for insurance, cleaning or incidental fees. We don’t penny-pinch our guests by counting the number of trash bags and bars of soap provided. 

Beavers Bend Tourist Tips

A Mountain Vista Visitor!

We created the Beavers Bend app to provide you with area information and special offers. Download the app and you may receive a great Beavers Bend deal!

One of the most popular times of the year in the Broken Bow Lake area is just around the corner. We hope you can visit Mountain Vista in the fall.

Questions To Ask Beavers Bend Property Managers

Questions to ask Beavers Bend Property Managers

There are many questions to ask Beavers Bend property managers before building or buying a luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is sometimes difficult if you have no marketing or media experience. It’ll be worse if your cabin management company has limited digital and print marketing experience.

Ask these questions before signing a contract with any property manager in Broken Bow.

  • Do you personally inspect each cabin before guests arrive or leave it up to the cleaning crew to ensure the property is staged properly?
  • Do you charge resort fees to guests and will I get all or a percentage of this add-on charge?
  • Are you an expert in social media, printing and video production to help market my Beavers Bend luxury cabin? Show me examples.
  • You have 30-50 cabins on your website. Tell me about your background with market segmentation to enhance my chance of renting consistently?
  • How do you juggle owning a separate business along with marketing cabins?
  • What is your background in mobile marketing?
  • Will I get the names and contact information of each guest staying in my cabin if I wish?
  • Will I see each maintenance invoice?
  • Do you or the contractor markup maintenance fees on properties because it’s a rental?
  • Do you show professionally produced videos of each property, including complete perimeter shots?
  • Are you an expert in list, database and zip code marketing? Tell me about your background with this in large cities across the country.
  • Do you publish a newsletter and blog? How many people read it?
  • Will you charge my guests insurance fees? What percentage of this add-on fee will I receive?
  • Do you personally own luxury rental cabins?
  • Give me 10-20 of your cabin owners’ names as references.

Beavers Bend Cabin Labor Day Annuncement

Start with these “Questions To Ask Beavers Bend Property Managers” and add your own. You’ll be a savvy luxury property buyer in no time.

We created Beavers Bend’s app in conjunction with Mobile Roadie in Los Angeles. Thousands enjoy having access to VIP offers and information about Beavers Bend activities.

Contact us if you have questions about building and marketing luxury properties. If you’re considering purchasing a cabin in Broken Bow, we can help with marketing, media and property management.

There are hundreds of upscale cabins in Beavers Bend. Is your cabin standing out among the others? If not, you either need better marketing or a nicer property.

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|

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!

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|

Side Angle Side

 

Side Angle Side

I’ve emphasized doing your homework before reserving a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend for years. I took a few pics of area cabins yesterday to help you understand how many are marketed in the area.

These two cabins look fantastic on the Internet, marketed with beautiful pictures, all with tight shots. Why do they only do tight shots rather than showing a perimeter property pic? It’s because you can literally spit and reach the cabin next door and a porta potty! They didn’t show this on the website.

Remember the term side angle side from geometry? Yep, I hated it too, but it serves a purpose here. Always make sure you have pictures of all property sides and angles before booking a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend. We provide videos of our property at BeaversBendVacations.com

These cabins are set on a dusty road near a bar with loud music playing on weekend nights. Unless you like hearing Amarillo By Morning blasting at stratospheric decibel ranges at midnight, you’ll probably want to look for a more secluded getaway location.

We have acres of seclusion in the upscale Southern Hills Addition…and no porta potties!

 

2016-04-11T15:10:41+00:00April 11th, 2016|Dallas weekend travel, travel blogs|

Merry Christmas From The Isbell’s In Beavers Bend

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to everyone that has visited Mountain Vista in 2015. We’ve made many new friends and the feedback regarding our vacation home and stunning 20-mile views has been spectacular.

We knew Mountain Vista would be special when we climbed the hill and stood high-atop a truck to survey the view several years ago. The view took our breaths away but we had no idea about how big the Mountain Vista brand would become…we’re very thankful.

There are scores of cabins in Beavers Bend and many are now becoming simply “rental cabins.” Management companies are building cabins trying to capitalize on the two-million annual tourists that visit Broken Bow. Often, seclusion, luxury and views have been replaced by cabins 20 yards apart and generic amenities. We do things differently

Guests tell us they realize it’s our vacation home and not a glorified hotel immediately after arriving. 2015 has been our biggest year for repeat visitors. We have numerous guests that stayed six-seven times this year!

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Our Beavers Bend app has been critical to our success and popularity.  Many guests take advantage of last-minute specials and enjoy VIP packages offered only to our app fans.

We were the first to blog in Beavers Bend and have thousands reading our content monthly.  Our blog has been an incredible tool to educate tourists regarding how to choose a luxury cabin in Broken Bow. We receive multiple calls and emails each week thanking us for bringing add-on fees to light.

Add-on fees are additional charges to your nightly cabin rental. Firewood, cleaning, resort fees and insurance charges are just a few of the terms many cabin companies use to gouge guests for more revenue.

We never charge add-on fees at Mountain Vista!

Contact us if we can help plan your luxury cabin getaway to the Broken Bow Lake area.

Many great things are planned for 2016. Sherri and I wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!

Jerry & Sherri Isbell

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2019-07-05T17:10:46+00:00December 20th, 2015|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas weekend travel, dfw travel, travel blogs|

Meet Our Beavers Bend Guests, The Borrego’s

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The “Meet Our Beavers Bend Guests” series continues. Scroll through the blog…we’ve had quite a group of great visitors through the years.

We’re fortunate to have a great following and many repeat guests at Mountain Vista in Beavers Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Omar Borrego visited our cabin again recently and like many of us, they’ve fallen in love with the Broken Bow Lake area.

The best part of having a luxury cabin is being able to share it with others. There’s nothing better than receiving a text from a guest upon arrival and it usually begins with “Wow, this place is awesome…!”

I’ve really enjoyed my interactions with the Borrego family over the past few months and we’re pleased they enjoyed their second trip to Mountain Vista. Omar shared a few thoughts about their stay…

“This was our second stay in five months at Mountain Vista. That should say a lot about our experience at this cabin. We left our first visit knowing in a heartbeat that we wanted to return soon. What impresses us the most about this cabin is the luxury feel of the cabin and uncompromising views it offers of the lush, green landscape.”

There are scores of luxury cabins in Beavers Bend. Very few have great 20-mile views and even less offer seclusion. The Borrego’s had an opportunity to compare us to the competition…

“We had a longer stay in Broken Bow this past visit. In our visit we passed other cabins which allowed us to size up Mountain Vista against other cabins. Frankly, judging by the setting of Mountain Vista being perched from on high…you just can’t beat that view. That’s what has us loyal to this cabin. We would highly recommend Mountain Vista. We have shared this retreat with our friends as accompanying guests. We look forward to sharing the cabin with many other loved ones in due time. Thank you to The Isbells’ for the accommodations. We can’t wait for our next stay.” Omar said.

Thanks to the Borrego’s for the great review! We look forward to their next visit to Mountain Vista.

2015-10-13T19:21:37+00:00October 13th, 2015|Dallas travel blogs, Dallas vacations, Dallas weekend travel|

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Savings

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Savings

January and February are just around the corner and offer excellent opportunities to take advantage of winter Beavers Bend cabin savings specials.

Fight the chill of old man winter by gathering around  the fire pit at Mountain Vista cabin in Broken Bow, OK. Check-in Monday or Tuesday and receive 20% off. Stay three-nights and your fourth is free.

There are usually several very nice weather days at our Beavers Bend luxury cabin during the winter months. The average high temperature in January is 50 and bumps to 55 in February. These are excellent conditions to hit one of many hiking trails near Broken Bow Lake.

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin SavingsWinter Beavers Bend Cabin Savings

 While visiting the area during your winter Beavers Bend cabin savings trip, make sure you have our app downloaded on your smartphone. We feature local hot spots like Adam & Eve’s Coffee House and many more points of interest that are must do’s when visiting Beavers Bend State Park.

We love the friendly staff at Adam & Eve’s and their great coffee selections. Check them out and try one of their fantastic sandwiches or breakfast items. If you forgot to pack something for your trip to Broken Bow, they have a nice selection of food and drink items.

Our Mountain Vista cabin is highly popular and we really have no “slow months.” Weekends are usually booked even in the winter. Take advantage of our winter Beavers Bend cabin savings special and reserve your luxury cabin in Broken Bow while dates remain available.

Dates are already filling up for 2015. If you are considering a holiday getaway to a Beavers Bend cabin, make sure you make reservations soon. We have four-night minimum stays during all major holidays at Mountain Vista.

Fishing Broken Bow Lake during the winter can be fun!  We highly recommend taking a guided trip with our friend Bryce Archey.

There is plenty to enjoy while taking advantage of winter Beavers Bend cabin savings in Broken Bow. Contact us at 405-535-8055 or visit our website at BeaversBendVacations.com to reserve your luxury cabin in McCurtain County!

2020-10-02T14:55:55+00:00December 9th, 2014|Dallas weekend travel, outdoors, Travel Deals|