Best Broken Bow Luxury Cabins

The Best Broken Bow Luxury Cabin

If you are searching for the best Broken Bow luxury cabins in Beavers Bend State Park, there are many “Best Choices” depending on your requirements.

If you have lots of children, bunk beds may be a cabin feature that resonates with you. Our Mountain Vista cabin is a great fit for children, but we intentionally do not have bunk beds in our vacation home.

Bunk beds would be too tight of a fit for our friends who visit Mountain Vista cabin with us. Our acreage and walking trails around the cabin make it a great place for children to explore while enjoying the scenery in Beavers Bend.

When shopping for a luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK, there are several factors that you should consider before making a reservation:

1. Make sure you will receive personalized attention if needed. If a company is renting 30-50 luxury cabins, how quickly do you think they can respond to you if you are having trouble starting the hot tub?

2. Even if you have reserved a cabin in an upscale addition such as ours in Southern Hills, chances are you may be only feet away from a noisy road. Our Mountain Vista sits high atop a huge hill, away from the traffic and on many acres of private property.

3. Be aware of hidden charge scams.  Many cabin management companies charge extra for firewood, insurance and cleaning. Never pay these charges…take your business elsewhere.

Our September promotion at Mountain Vista gives you $100/night off on Sunday’s -Thursday’s. Take advantage of this special opportunity to see one of Beavers Bend’s best luxury cabins at a discounted rate.

We are only a couple of months away from fall foliage season near Broken Bow Lake. Make sure to reserve your October and November cabin dates soon. The views from our deck are amazing during autumn.

Best Broken Bow Cabins

Contact us at [email protected] or 405-535-8055 if we can assist with your next trip to Beavers Bend. Contact us if there is an Oklahoma tourism topic you would like me to mention here. Thanks for sharing our blog and Mountain Vista with your friends!

By Jerry Isbell


2019-07-05T17:10:32+00:00August 12th, 2014|luxury cabins, nature, outdoors, travel blogs|

Beavers Bend, Broken Bow OK Grocery Store

Beavers Bend, Broken Bow OK Grocery Store

Where is the nearest Beavers Bend/Broken Bow, OK grocery store?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions from our Beavers Bend cabin visitors. You probably think a small, tourist town like Broken Bow, OK does not have an upscale grocery store…You’re wrong!

Pruett’s Food is located on South Park Drive and is convenient for Broken Bow Lake cabin visitors arriving from Dallas-Fort Worth. They feature locally grown vegetables and fruits. and have the premiere deli in the Beavers Bend State Park area. Our Mountain Vista guests rave about their outstanding selection of quality meats.

Pruett’s Food,  is your one-stop shop for all the groceries you will need while visiting Broken Bow, OK. They are located only about 10 minutes from Beavers Bend State Park.

When visiting Mountain Vista cabin, you will find our Beavers Bend, Broken Bow OK grocery store rivals anything available in a major city. Visit them on your next trip to our beautiful Ouachita National Forest.

By Jerry Isbell

2014-08-06T18:42:30+00:00August 6th, 2014|frequently asked questions, grocery stores, luxury cabins, travel|

Beavers Bend Cabins September Promo

Beavers Bend Cabins September Promo

Take advantage of our Beavers Bend Cabins September promo by reserving your Broken Bow Lake cabin getaway soon! For a limited time, we’re accepting reservations at $100/night off during Sunday’s-Thursday’s.

As back to school forces families with children to curtail their vacation getaways during weekdays, this provides you with a great opportunity to experience one of Oklahoma’s most popular luxury cabins, our Mountain Vista

Mountain Vista cabin in Broken Bow, OK has been featured in numerous media markets and showcased in Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration book “Treasures of Oklahoma.” Our luxury cabin has also been lauded as “A Place To Stay” by TravelOK.

Make your fall reservations to Beavers Bend State Park soon. Weekends are always in high demand, and we have loyal guests who visit Mountain Vista up to five times per year!

We provide free S’mores Kits and Starbucks coffee along with gourmet teas. Others tell you to “Bring your S’mores…,” we give them to you as our gift…plus a few extras. Our views will take your breath away. They continue to capture our hearts each time we visit our vacation home.

We love providing our great guests with an outstanding luxury experience while visiting Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake. There are many fantastic cabins in our area. As owners, we’re fanatically “hands-on” and have a tremendous staff assisting us. We have amazing views, seclusion and a tremendous staff that go the extra-mlle to ensure you have a memorable  experience in the Kiamichi Mountains.

Unlike others, we don’t charge loan shark type fees for firewood (It’s free), insurance (no charge), cleaning fees (never charge extra) unless you leave the cabin in a mess, and none have done that yet! We’re grateful that our guests take care of our home while visiting.

Mountain Vista is our vacation home, not simply a rental cabin…There’s a huge difference.

Thanks for reading as I enjoy this Saturday with my laptop and golf on television!

By Jerry Isbell

2014-07-12T21:57:24+00:00July 12th, 2014|luxury cabins, outdoors, travel blogs|

July 4th Beavers Bend Cabin Openings

July 4th Beavers Bend Cabin Openinigs

July 4th Beavers Bend cabin openings are difficult to find this close to the holiday.

We recommend Broken Bow Lake cabin visitors begin booking their holiday dates for the year in January. July 4th Beavers Bend cabin openings are extremely popular, but there are a few things you can do to enhance your chances of landing a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend, even this late.

1. Contact Beavers Bend cabin companies and get on a waiting list. All reputable luxury cabin companies should have a waiting list.

2. Keep checking availability calendars. There are over a thousand reservations for Broken Bow Lake cabins this weekend…there will be cancelations somewhere. It takes a little work, but many luxury cabin companies keep their calendars updated in real-time. Keep popping on websites and hopefully you will get lucky and land a cabin at the last-minute.

3. Consider staying at a cabin north of Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake. Smithville and Battiest have cabins for rent near the Glover River. You will be only 30 minutes away from Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend.

The area north of the lake and state park are beautiful near Smithville and Battiest. If you are searching for July 4th Beavers Bend cabin openings and really want to stay in our area, this is a nice alternative.

Our next opening at Mountain Vista is July 6-10 and we have no weekends available until late August.

Are you in Instagram? We post beautiful pics of Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park, as well as other odds and ends. Follow us!

We invite you to visit Mountain Vista soon and experience our magnificent 20-mile views. We continue to feature our highly popular S’mores Kits, and always try to  enhance our guests’ experience by offering extras such as gourmet coffee and tea.

Have a fantastic July 4th and please take a moment to remember why we celebrate this wonderful holiday.

Thanks for reading!

By Jerry Isbell

2023-03-02T20:39:51+00:00July 1st, 2014|July 4th, luxury cabins, nature, outdoors, real estate marketing|

Beavers Bend Cabins Safety Tips

Since warmer weather has arrived near Beavers Bend State Park, tourists and locals have been flocking to Cedar Creek Golf Course and enjoying a jaunt on the beautiful waters of Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. Always follow these Beavers Bend cabins safety tips below.

If you need your boat serviced while in town, we recommend our lifelong friends at Broadway Boats in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. They also own Bruton’s Outdoors in downtown Broken Bow. If you’re a shop till you drop kind of person, check them out when visiting our area. You’ll need hiking boots upon arrival in our Kiamichi Mountains and they have an amazing selection. They’re great people and offer fantastic deals. Bruton’s Outdoors even feature the old-fashioned sidewalk sales that we love. Sherri recently picked up a pink “cammo hat” that she adores! It looks great on her, I’m the “regular cammo type!”

We’ve had lots of great feedback regarding the “Meet our Beavers Bend Guests” series we began this year on the blog. People visiting the cabin feel a connection with previous guests at Mountain Vista and enjoy reading their chronicles in our guestbook. We have a few additional features “in the can” (as we used to say in the television business) for the future. Each of our guests have a unique story to share…How they heard about Mountain Vista, what brought them here, what they did while touring our area and their thoughts upon departure. I need to tell more of their tremendous stories.

The hot temperatures will soon arrive for guests of Beavers Bend luxury cabins and that means you need to take a few precautions. Insect repellent, water and sports drinks are a few of the “musts’ when visiting Broken Bow Lake cabins during the summer. The older I get, the more I understand the importance of proper hydration…Make sure you’re being smart, using sunscreen and don’t push it too hard in the heat. The summer months can be very humid in the Kiamichi Mountains and the heat can creep up on you quickly. Bring a big, big hat!

Take care of yourself, friends and family when visiting our area with the heat on the way. Our app has emergency phone numbers  listed to help you in case an unexpected situation arises.

Stay and play in Beavers Bend State Park soon! We can answer most of your questions regarding tourism in the Broken Bow Lake area. Call us at 405-535-8055 or visit our website at We have no weekends available until August but several weekdays are still open.

Remember, we never charge for firewood or add bogus charges to your bankroll like extra insurance. Be smart when choosing your luxury cabin in Broken Bow. Our area is the most beautiful real estate in the ArkLaTex…Come enjoy it with us!

Jerry Isbell, Beavers Bend Cabins

By Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:29+00:00May 9th, 2014|luxury cabins, Media, outdoors, travel blogs|

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabin Special

Cabin Special In Beavers Bend

Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend

Hello Beavers Bend Fans! The Broken Bow Lake area is playing host to scores of Spring Break guests over the next few weeks and the weather is finally cooperating. We have no openings until March 23rd but want to let you know about our April promotion at Mountain Vista. It’s a great Beavers Bend luxury cabin special. Check-in Sunday or Monday, stay three and the fourth night is free! Reserve your holiday and summer Mountain Vista vacations ASAP. Our calendar begins filling quickly in March and April for the remainder of the year.

Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Christmas are currently available with four-night minimums. Thanksgiving is reserved.

S’mores Special Continues

Our S’mores Kits continue to be a huge hit with guests and they’re still available for a limited time this Spring. It’s a personal touch that we enjoy providing our visitors several times per year.  We hope that by providing the firewood and s’mores, great memories can be made around the fire pit. Remember to do your homework before choosing a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend. Ask about additional add-on fees and costs such as firewood and insurance, we never charge for these extras. Make sure your luxury cabin is truly secluded and located in an upscale area.

There’s a perfect cabin for everyone in Beavers Bend. A little research will eliminate disappointing surprises upon arrival.

Get Beavers Bend’s only app for specials and tourist tips along with pictures and videos of our area. Follow the News & Blog section on our website. Here you’ll find stories about our previous Mountain Vista guests, plus we break earth-shattering stories such as where to find the “The Best Burgers In Beavers Bend!”

Spring has finally arrived at Mountain Vista. It’s beautiful here and our 20-mile view is only a click or call away. Come see us!

Broken Bow Luxury Cabins

Jerry & Sherri Isbell
Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin
[email protected]

By Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:20+00:00March 14th, 2014|luxury cabins, Oklahoma Vacations, outdoors, travel blogs|

Cabins in Beavers Bend…Exploring Mountain Fork River


Are you planning a Beavers Bend getaway to Mountain Vista cabin in the next few weeks and wondering what to do in the dead of winter? Exploring Mountain Fork River is one of our guests favorite pastimes.

The area behind Beavers Bend Restaurant in the state park offers a tremendous array of photo-ops and if you’re willing to hike a little, taking shots like these are a great way to spend the day near Broken Bow Lake area cabins.

Fly fishing the Mountain Fork River and taking in the sights and sounds of wildlife and the flowing stream is definitely something to consider doing when visiting the Hochatown cabin area. There are scores of fishing guides available and professionals who can offer expert advice regarding where and how to land a big stringer of trout. Get our app for local tourist info.


Contact us if you have questions regarding activities in Broken Bow, OK.  Our S’mores Special continues during the next few months. Book your Oklahoma Spring Break trip now before it’s too late! Valentine’s weekend is now available, call us at 405-535-8055 to reserve.

By Jerry Isbell


2020-02-10T18:17:59+00:00February 6th, 2014|arklatex, Dallas spring break, Dallas travel, luxury cabins, Oklahoma Cabins|

Meet Our Beavers Bend Cabin Guests: Author & Legend Media Producers Founder, Kurt Boxdorfer

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He’s the person behind the lens and our Mountain Vista producer/photographer extraordinaire. A 30-year media veteran and author of a new book that’ll help you with presentations, speeches and public appearances. Meet our pal and fan of Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake, Kurt Boxdorfer, founder of Legend Media Producers in Dallas.

Kurt, along with his wife Jeri and son, visit Mountain Vista regularly and love everything our area has to offer. “It’s always something we look forward to, knowing we’re going to be on our way to the Beavers Bend area of southeast Oklahoma. Coming from the Dallas area, seeing all the trees and climbing up the big hills always seems to heighten our excitement. And of course, with our son it’s a minute-by-minute countdown until we pull up the awesome driveway that fronts Mountain Vista. The cabin is more like a castle to us. We’re not used to the huge picture windows, the views or the trees being so close! You can reach over the wrap-around porch railing and just touch them depending on what season you go. We’re either out by the fire pit our first evening, inside by the fireplace or just relaxing and talking on the porch or in the hot tub. The night sky is pretty awesome too – you don’t get the glare of the city lights like you do in Dallas. It reminds me of the two times I was out in the Arizona desert for work – your mouth just hangs open the first time you look up,” he said.

Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 8.00.19 AMHaving a critical eye for what it takes to be perfect in front of the camera, Kurt had an epiphany to write a book and coach people to success in the public arena. The Inside-Out Speaker: Untold Truths and Strategies On How to Be a Better Speaker, is a behind the lens perspective for struggling professional speakers who want to save, strengthen and grow their speaking business. It’s rooted in my experiences in production, having worked with hundreds of speakers, some very good and some not so good. 30 years doing TV shows, corporate events and commercial projects – all help me understand what it takes to give a prolific presentation.

As I’ve gotten older, I find I really like to teach and mentor people. Writing the book and now getting it out there for everyone that needs it, is a way for me to do that. I know the information is important and needed by speakers. I get the satisfaction of knowing that I could undertake and complete something I’d never done before – write a book – and I can also feel good about helping people – friends, clients and even strangers, that need it,” Kurt said.


I’ve been fortunate to work on numerous media projects with Kurt over the past few years and have always been amazed at his company’s ability to adapt to new technologies. “What’s been happening the last ten to fifteen years is a rapid convergence and acceptance of the new digital technologies. It’s a great thing for consumers, both young and old. Think about it, the encyclopedias of old – that information can now be immediately digitally accessed by all of us. We can learn so much easier and faster than before. In the world of visual media, the biggest change is in accessibility. Everyone’s a videographer or photographer now because of advances in technology. Miniaturization, the increase in transportable bandwidth and the fact that we’re now a global economy have brought to the masses what used to be reserved for the select few,” he said.

The Boxdorfer family has visited Beavers Bend and Broken Bow Lake during many different seasons and their typical day at Mountain Vista includes checking out all the hot spots. “We’re usually out the door by mid-morning on our way to swim, float, canoe or kayak the crystal clear waters of the Lower Mountain Fork River, fish on Broken Bow Lake, rent an ATV, play golf or miniature golf, cruise through the Forest Heritage Center and gift shop, ride the train or horses at the Beavers Bend Depot & Stables, feed the animals at the Honey Bear Ranch, paddleboat (which is great fun by they way!) or hike the many nature trails in the park. If you look closely, you’ll probably see some deer. We were able to get really close to them on our last trip,” Kurt said.  Whew, that’s a full day!

Be sure and pick up Kurt’s book on Amazon. If you need video production or photography, he’s the best in the business. We owe much of our success to him. Being in media, marketing and sales for over 25 years, I know the importance of great presentations and being comfortable in front of a crowd or camera. Kurt’s new book will make you better.

We’re happy Kurt and Jeri are looking forward to the next trip to our cabin in Beavers Bend; “At the end of our visit, it’s always a little sad. We know you can’t find this type of getaway just down the road. But we’ll be back, just as we have for the last five years. It never gets old,” he said.


Sherri and I are amazed and thankful for the tremendous, eclectic group of guests who’ve enjoyed our vacation home through the years. It’s always easy for us to “stay focused,” on our visitors, thanks to great people like Kurt and Jerri Boxdorfer.

By Jerry Isbell


2023-05-19T11:10:00+00:00January 28th, 2014|Books, dallas media, luxury cabins, Marketing, outdoors, Public Speaking|

Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Beavers Bend Cabin Rental


We’ve been in the Broken Bow Lake luxury cabin arena for several years and have a pretty good grasp on what people like and dislike when choosing a McCurtain County getaway. Here’s a few mistakes people have told us they’ve made when looking for a “Great Deal” in Beavers Bend.

Choosing the Cheapest Price: This usually comes with lots of “Gotcha’s” upon arrival. You get what you pay for when staying at a Beavers Bend cabin. A lower priced cabin usually means there’s a great view of another cabin a few feet away and scores of loud neighbors are nearby. Discount cabins attract “Discount Guests” and this has an effect on a cabin’s wear and tear over the years. Never pay add-on fees or accept bogus charges for firewood or extra insurance. If you want groceries delivered to the cabin prior to arrival or have a special request, always expect to pay an acceptable charge of 15-20%.

Choosing A Location That’s Not Upscale: We’ve heard horror stories of people arriving at their cabin and the property is filled with trash, unkept and directly next to a trailer park. This can be easily avoided by thoroughly researching the cabin, owners and management company.

Believing Everything You See On Some Websites: Have you ever seen a cabin website stating “Our cabin is 30 feet away from another cabin, a nightclub with loud music is nearby and traffic is crazy around our area…?” Of course you haven’t. Others in Beavers Bend are actually using our deck view on their website to market cabins…Do your homework. You don’t necessarily need a 20 mile view like ours to enjoy a Beavers Bend cabin stay but make sure the linens aren’t purchased at a discount chain and the beds aren’t from a garage sale.

Accepting Horrible Inquiry Response Time: This is a huge pet peeve with us and perhaps the biggest complaint we hear from new guests who choose us over someone else. One of the reasons we’ve been successful and have developed great relationships with our guests is we respond back promptly to calls and emails. We’ve received tons of business over the years because other companies didn’t have great business acumen and professionalism. Waiting 10 hours or several days on a reply is unacceptable. If you don’t receive prompt feedback, look for someone else who values your business. Our phones and email are available around the clock.  You’ll never see “Please, no calls after 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday’s” on our site!

Choosing a “Rental Cabin” Vs. A “Vacation Home”: Make sure you select someone’s vacation home and the owners “baby it” and visit the cabin often. Many cabins are owned by the same person or company and were built strictly for revenue purposes. Remember, do your homework and you get what you pay for!

Call us at 405-535-8055 or via email: [email protected] if you have questions about choosing the correct Oklahoma resort. By doing the proper research, you’re stay in our wonderful area will surely be enjoyable!

By Jerry Isbell

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