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Our Greatest Beavers Bend Guests

Our Greatest Guests In Beavers Bend

I’ve written a few “Meet Our Beavers Bend Guests” blogs through the years. It’s been great reconnecting with previous visitors to Mountain Vista and sharing their stories with you. We’ve had a very eclectic group of guests. These two are very special.

We built Mountain Vista after climbing the huge hill and hearing the wind piercing through the Kiamichi Forest. Sherri and I were in awe of this 20-mile view and wanted to share it with others.

Mountain Vista has received lots of acclaim and its been a blast. Two tremendous friends were there with us long before anyone had ever heard of “Jerry & Sherri” or our cabin in Beavers Bend.

This post isn’t about Broken Bow Lake cabins, marketing or trying to lure you to what we feel is the best view and value in Beavers Bend. It’s about our dear friends. They’ve graced Mountain Vista with us a few times and we’ve shared many memories with them traveling throughout the United States. They’re our all-time favorite guests…Mike and Angela, this is for you!

Mountain Vista is our vacation home, not just a rental property. Sherri and I spend many nights here each year and enjoy the relationships we have with guests. Most send us an email after their stay and leave a great note in the guestbook. Many call us upon departure, letting us know how sad they are to leave the seclusion and views that our property offers. Then there’s Mike & Angela…Three Bedroom Cabins in Beavers Bend

Our great friend Dr. Michael L. Bourke  (Right), visits us at Mountain Vista frequently. Mike and I have been pals since our college days at the University of Oklahoma. Sherri and I are very proud of him and honored that after all these years and his global acclaim, he still returns our calls!

Mike is a world-renowned expert and has been lauded by media and law enforcement agencies across the globe. He holds a senior leadership position within a major United States federal law enforcement agency and has appeared on numerous television shows such as “To Catch A Predator” and “Manhunter.” Mike has been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and scores of other international media outlets. His speeches, consulting and media appearances are highly sought after around the world.

Unfortunately, he’s also become a better bass fisherman than me!

Mike never reached his full-stride until he met Angela. Neither did we. We’ve galloped to new heights and are much better because of her friendship.

Mike is among the world’s foremost experts in protecting children from predators and is a fellow University of Oklahoma graduate. His wife, Dr. Angela Scalise Bourke, is also a very accomplished psychologist and we relish the occasions when they’re able to spend time with us in Beavers Bend. They were the “Best Man & Woman” at our wedding in Kula, Maui-Hawaii, many years ago. The only invited guests. Mike and Angela sacrificed and traveled thousands of miles to be with us on our special day…We love them very much.

We’ve hosted CEO’s, a United States Congressman and nationally renowned media personalities at Mountain Vista cabin in Broken Bow, OK.  But none are more important than them.

There are great stories behind every family that visits Mountain Vista. We look forward to hearing yours!

Here’s to you, Mike and Angela… Our greatest Beavers Bend guests.


2019-05-30T11:50:39+00:00February 14th, 2015|Luxury Oklahoma Cabins|

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Deals

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Deals

January and February are fantastic times to visit our area and take advantage of great winter Beavers Bend Cabin deals.

Check-in on Monday or Tuesday in January and February and receive a 20% discounted rate. Stay three-nights and the fourth is free! Regardless of which day you check-in.

Scores are planning their fall foliage trips to Broken Bow but now is also the time begin considering winter trips to Southeastern Oklahoma. Our acreage around Mountain Vista cabin features a fire-pit, (free firewood provided) and lots of room to explore the beautiful Beavers Bend forest.

We’re just down the road from the David L. Boren Hiking Trail. It offers scenic views of Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park and allows you to get a workout in while on vacation.

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Deals

Many of our Mountain Vista fans enjoy taking advantage of last-minute winter Beavers Bend cabin deals by having our app downloaded on their smartphone and tablet. We occasionally  send messages via the app with great VIP specials.

The weather during January and February is hit or miss. Sometimes it’s snowing and freezing, other times we enjoy spring-like conditions. One of the most beautiful days this year was in January. The weather was in the 60’s and it was perfect as we explored Mountain Fork River.

We have many last-minute visitors to Mountain Vista during the winter. They check our availability calendar, see a rare opening and want to take advantage of beautiful conditions in Beavers Bend or play a round on Cedar Creek Golf Course.

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Deals

Make your plans to bundle up and enjoy our winter Beavers Bend cabin deals during January and February 2015! Our free S’mores kits are popular year-round but even more so during the colder months of the year.

You have three-months to plan a fabulous winter getaway at Mountain Vista and save a few bucks off our regular rate. Our visitors love exploring Broken Bow Lake while wearing their new Christmas attire! Contact us at 405-535-8055 and we’ll get you reserved for this tremendous luxury cabin promotion!

Winter Beavers Bend Cabin Deals

By Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:34+00:00October 8th, 2014|Luxury Oklahoma Cabins, Travel Deals|

Best Time To Visit Beavers Bend Cabins

photoWe’re constantly asked “What’s the best time of year to visit cabins in Broken Bow and Beavers Bend?” My response is usually “Anytime!” Here’s why…

For those able to take a last minute trip, there are great deals available in January and February at scores of McCurtain County getaways. The weather can be perfect during the winter. Sherri and I spent hours exploring new spots on Mountain Fork River a few days ago. The temperature was in the 60’s and we had an amazing sun-drenched day…in January!

Retired couples and those with no children who can break away quickly, here’s a tip…Check the weather and take a three hour drive from Dallas to Broken Bow, OK.  There are many great last minute deals available and It’ll be well worth it.


Look for “Specials” in January and February…We’re offering discounted rates during the winter and our fabulous “S’mores Kit’s”. Not just a bag of generic marshmallows and a stick…There are plenty of cabins that’ll give you this. We take s’mores to an entirely new level!


Remember, the best time to visit Broken Bow Lake area cabins could be now! Feel free to call us at 405-535-8055 and we’ll help you plan a spectacular Southeastern Oklahoma luxury cabin experience!

By Jerry Isbell

2014-01-21T15:40:44+00:00January 21st, 2014|arklatex, Beavers Bend blogs, Dallas spring break, Luxury Oklahoma Cabins|

“Meet Our Beavers Bend Cabin Guests…” KWTV’s David Payne

DavidPayne_SAHe’s famous in the Oklahoma City television market for chasing tornadoes, reporting on treacherous winter conditions and delivering entertaining weather forecasts. When he’s not tracking a thunderstorm, KWTV Chief Meteorologist David Payne enjoys spending time in Beavers Bend State Park at our Mountain Vista luxury cabin.

We’re beginning this new feature highlighting several of our great guests who’ve helped make our Broken Bow Lake cabin such a popular McCurtain County getaway. Payne was chosen to replace legendary weatherman Gary England, who retired from on-air work at KWTV last year. Sherri and I have always liked David’s style, there’s none better to watch when wall-to-wall weather coverage breaks in Oklahoma City. When it’s 85 and sunny, you’re in store for a lot of humor and entertaining television. If deadly tornadoes or ice storms are approaching, he’s a no-nonsense, rock-solid professional.

Payne, a native of the Sooner State and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, describes Mountain Vista as “an amazing house, we always feel at home when we’re there…can’t wait to return and relax.”

The Emmy Award winner has also appeared on national media outlets many times during severe weather in Oklahoma. We have a great weather watching perch from our upper deck at the cabin looking westward. When Sherri and I are at Mountain Vista, I’ll occasionally snap a picture of storm clouds rolling in or video a massive rainstorm from the deck.


We’re thrilled that Oklahoma’s premier television meteorologist chooses our vacation home in Beavers Bend as his Broken Bow Lake getaway. Hey, wouldn’t you need an occasional break from Mesocyclones, lenticular clouds and squall lines too?

We look forward to David’s next visit and are pleased he always forecasts a great experience at Mountain Vista!

By Jerry Isbell


Beavers Bend App Offers Luxury Cabin Specials

Cabin App QRScan our QR code to download the only Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake area App. ( We offer specials and tourist information along with handy links to local restaurants. Our app now reaches thousands and many guests enjoy the occasional last minute “App Only” deals we offer!

We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and be sure to check our home page for Mountain Vista cabin winter specials. Things slow down a bit around Broken Bow Lake during January and February and it’s a great time to visit our McCurtain County Getaway.

We look forward to 2014 at Mountain Vista. We’ve had scores of great guests through the years…Our guests have included CEO’s, celebrities, musicians, media moguls and even a few politicians! Whether they’re from Washington, OK or Washington, DC, we’re thankful they keep coming back…

Jerry Isbell


Broken Bow Cabins Christmas Gift Certificates

blankWe have snazzy looking Christmas gift certificates available to Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. A McCurtain County Getaway luxury cabin is a great holiday gift for your friends and family!

We’ve done many of these during the past few years and they’ve been a huge hit with our Beavers Bend cabin friends. Contact us and we’ll make you look great this Christmas!

It’s not too early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day at a Broken Bow Lake cabin. It’s one of our most popular holidays and we can have roses, champagne and many other special requests awaiting you upon arrival at Mountain Vista.

Jerry Isbell