Broken Bow Cabin Rental Tips

I get tons of inquires from people wanting Broken Bow cabin rental tips. What are the most important things to consider before reserving a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend?

My Top 5 Broken Bow Cabin Rental Tips

  1. Make sure your cabin will be secluded. I’m not saying you need to be on a hundred acres with no one nearby.  You want to have peace and quiet when spending a lot of money on a vacation. Often, Broken Bow visitors don’t realize another cabin is nearby until they arrive. Surprise, the Beavers Bend cabin management company didn’t tell you about nearby neighbors on their website! Ask for perimeter pictures and videos of the property. There are scores of cabins being built close together now that the economy has picked up.
  2. Don’t Pay Add-On/Resort Fees. @KillResortFees is a great follow on Twitter. They’ve been featured here a few times. @KillResortFees does fantastic job of exposing tourist scams across the country. Resort fees, insurance fees, incidental fees, hot tub fees, cleaning fees…they’re prevalent punches to your pocketbook at a plethora of hotels and resorts. We never gouge our guests with this junk at Mountain Vista
  3. Stay Clear Of Honkey Tonks. So you’ve booked a great looking cabin online and you arrive to the sounds of this blaring through your cabin.

Make sure your cabin isn’t near a loud bar with outdoor tunes crankin’ until the wee hours of the morning. This happens frequently and unless you brought earplugs, it could be a sleepless night.

4. Know T’s & C’s. Read the terms and conditions carefully before booking a Beavers Bend luxury cabin. If you see penny-pinching things such as “We provide two trash bags. If you need a third, bring it,” punt them to the curb! We provide plenty of trash bags and all the essentials you’ll need at our Mountain Vista vacation home.

       5. Understand vacation and rental home differences. Sometimes management companies will own cabins with the sole purpose of renting them. They’re not true vacation homes. Corners will often be cut regarding amenities, location and proximity to a loud highway. These cabins are usually smaller and very close together. A vacation home will probably offer more upscale features such as free firewood, s’mores kits and non-generic supplies. Our guests at Mountain Vista don’t get cheap paper towels and toilet paper. We feature the Real McCoy’s. Free firewood and s’mores kits are given to every guest.

Broken Bow Cabin Rental Tips

There are many fantastic cabins in Beavers Bend State Park at every price range. Follow my Broken Bow cabin rental tips and hopefully you’ll have a wonderful visit to Southeastern Oklahoma…with no surprises.

There’s no funky music at Mountain Vista! Only acres of seclusion, amazing views and upscale amenities. Contact us at 405-535-8055 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Follow me on Twitter @BeaversBend.

Top 10 Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Top 10 Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Jerry and Sherri Isbell, “Mountain Vista”

Choosing a luxury cabin in Broken Bow is often a daunting task for first-time visitors. There are 1,000 cabins available and scores of websites to peruse. How do you choose the right one? Here are my Top 10 Beavers Bend cabin rental tips.

1. Never pay add-on charges for insurance, firewood, cleaning or resort fees. I’ve written about this extensively through the years.

2. Research the cabin owners or property management group. How long have they been in business? If you can’t find scores of positive, verifiable media about them, look elsewhere.

3. Get a secluded cabin. This is one of the top complaints from guests who travel to Beavers Bend. Sometimes it’s difficult to be certain until arrival. Tricky picture angles of cabins can make it look scenic and isolated. Once you arrive at the cabin…boom! You see another cabin nearby and 15 people are doing Karaoke to Bon Jovi in the parking lot! We have acres of seclusion in the upscale Southern Hills Addition.

4. Don’t settle for unprofessionalism. If your emails and calls aren’t returned promptly, kick them to the curb.

5. Don’t allow yourself to be nickel and dimed. Read the terms and conditions on each website. It’s usually a plethora of fees and “gotcha’s”.

6. Check references. We have many public figures that have endorsed us.

7. Look for amenities. Many cabin owners and property management companies are too tight to provide free Starbucks, S’mores Kits, luxury linens and upscale hand soaps. Starbucks is one of many things “on the house” at Mountain Vista.

8. Does the cabin have many repeat guests? Ours are easy to find here on the blog.

9. Is your cabin owner or management company providing state-of-the-art-technology to enhance your experience in Broken Bow? We created Beavers Bend’s first app with Mobile Roadie, a global leader in Los Angeles. Our app wasn’t made in someone’s garage!

10. Trust your gut and do a little homework. If you’re renting from a company with 30-50 cabins on a website, how much attention to detail can they truly provide before your arrival?

There are many great cabins in Beavers Bend. Choose the right fit for you. Sherri and I have fit in well with guests through the years and enjoy having many repeat visitors.

Take my top 10 Beavers Bend cabin rental tips to heart…your getaway to the Kiamichi Mountains will be much more worry-free by simply doing a little homework.

Get to the Broken Bow Lake area soon. Two-million tourists flock here for a reason…It’s gorgeous!


2019-07-05T17:10:44+00:00September 1st, 2015|Luxury rental property tips|
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