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.

Beavers Bend Spring Break Cabins

Beavers Bend Spring Break cabins.

Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

We’re currently have availability March 1-10 and are booked on the 11th-18th. Peak reservation season is nearly here. At times we’ll book 15-20 nights per day beginning at the end of January.

If you’re considering visiting Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, OK during spring break, download our app.

The Beavers Bend app will give you essential tourist information. We list everything from restaurants to fishing guides. Our app fans also enjoy VIP offers to Mountain Vista luxury cabin.

Remember to do your homework before choosing a luxury cabin in Broken Bow, OK. Website pictures are often deceiving and don’t indicate how secluded your cabin will be. Always ask for pics of the entire property before making your reservation.


Pay close attention to add-on charges when researching cabins in Broken Bow. Many management companies mimic hotels across the country by adding resort fees. This is an extra charge for nothing…it simply pads their pockets.

Other gouging techniques include incidental, insurance, cleaning, and hot tub charges. We never bill our guests these needless fees at Mountain Vista.

Seek references when considering Beavers Bend spring break cabins. Ours are fantastic! Holidays are highly popular at luxury cabins in Broken Bow. Scores are unable to vacation in our area because they wait too late to book a cabin. Don’t wait too late to make your plans.

Beavers Bend Spring Break Cabins

Bryce Archey

I visited with our favorite fishing guide, Bryce Archey of He tells me bookings for the spring spawning season are going swimmingly. Bryce is the most popular guide in Broken Bow. I already have a few dates booked with him this year!

There are a plethora of great cabins in Broken Bow. We have a tremendous advantage over many due to our fantastic 20-mile view and acres of seclusion. Make your plans to visit Mountain Vista soon and remember…we never charge add-on fees!


2017-01-22T20:31:41+00:00January 22nd, 2017|Dallas Spring Break Destinations, Luxury travel blogs|

Beavers Bend Cabin Special

Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

Mountain Vista Luxury Cabin

We have a last-minute Beavers Bend cabin special through Wednesday at Mountain Vista!

Enjoy one of the most sought after cabins and views in Broken Bow for $100/night off the regular rate!

Holiday reservation update: Labor Day and New Year’s Eve are the only open dates. Check our availability calendar and make your plans to visit Mountain Vista soon.

There are only a handful of open weekend dates until November. Mountain Vista always features free s’mores kits and firewood. Others charge $50-$100 for a few sticks of wood!

Resort fee charges are becoming increasingly popular in Broken Bow. We never charge add-on fees for insurance or cleaning.  We also refuse to punch your pocketbook with incidentals fees and hot tub charges.

That’s right…some actually charge a hot tub fee in Beavers Bend.

Contact us at 405-535-8055 to reserve your special discounted rates this week. Download our Beavers Bend app and join the thousands enjoying VIP deals in Beavers Bend

2019-07-05T17:10:51+00:00July 18th, 2016|Luxury 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|

Resort Fees In Broken Bow

Resort Fees In Broken Bow

People actually charge hundreds of add-on fees for this in Beavers Bend…it’s just firewood.

I’ve written about these guest-gouging fees for years and its great to see other nationally read websites pick up on it. Never pay resort fees when staying at a luxury property.

A new Twitter follower of ours is @KillResortFees. We love the name! Many websites have picked up on our mantra and are preaching the gospel of not gouging guests.

We were the first to expose these fraudulent fees in Beavers Bend several years ago. These charges are prevalent at some global resorts, but not all. There’s right and wrong. We feel resort fees are wrong. Hopefully after reading our blog all these years, you do too.

Never pay anything other than the nightly cabin rate and taxes. Don’t fall for the firewood, insurance, cleaning, hot tub or resort fee scams.

A couple of new wineries and a brewery have opened near Broken Bow Lake, we’ll have features on them soon. Weekends are becoming packed at Mountain Vista. Check-in Sunday’s through April and your fourth-night is free!

The redbuds are blooming in Beavers Bend and April/May is amazing in our area.

It’s Spring in the Kiamichi Mountains…we love it!

2016-03-28T22:25:09+00:00March 28th, 2016|Luxury travel blogs|

5 Tips Beavers Bend Cabin Owners Should Know

5 Tips Beavers Bend Cabin Owners Should Know

Are you a current cabin owner or thinking about buying one in the future? Here are 5 tips Beavers Bend cabin owners should know when dealing with cabin management companies.

  • Don’t fall victim to “The Shady 5-80.” The 580 area code has many great cabin management companies. However, many don’t like to show invoices to cabin owners for work done on their property. That’s a huge problem. Make sure you see an invoice for propane, and all work done on your property. Don’t settle for just a line-item on an Excel spreadsheet. Require an actual invoice from the company that performed the work. Don’t let the management company mark up the price.
  • Make sure your Beavers Bend cabin management company does frequent property site checks. Don’t simply allow them to have a cleaning crew do it. With hundreds of people visiting a cabin each year, repairs occasionally need to be done. A little problem can turn into a huge one without proper oversight from your cabin management company.
  • Don’t pay advertising fees or charges for something as simple as adding cabin pictures to a website. Many cabin owners have contacted us with horror stories about upcharges like this. If you want to know who is renting your cabin, demand the cabin management company to tell you. Many don’t want to do this. Perhaps you want to send a thank you card to the renters. I strongly feel everyone should know who is staying in their own home.
  • Do some soul searching if your cabin is one of 30-50 on a website. How is your cabin getting individualized attention when you’re just a number? What is the cabin management company doing to separate your property from others? Simply being on a website with many other cabins isn’t good enough. You’re relying on a hope prayer to succeed.
  • Demand professional video of your property. Don’t settle for iPhone junk or small pop-up pictures. Video sells…make sure your cabin management company knows how to market.

If you’ve fallen victim to the “Shady 5-80” as a cabin owner, contact us. With decades of marketing and media experience, we can help. We’ll charge you less than others and create professionally produced video. You’ll have access to our app that is enjoyed by thousands. The same company that made The Rolling Stones and Madonna’s created ours. It’s state-of-the-art technology.

We’ve experienced the “Shady 5-80” through the years. One management company had our famed 20-mile deck view as the featured picture on their website for about two years. Another currency plasters the words “Mountain Vista” on their website in hopes of catching up to us in search engine rankings. We’ve seen it all…

If you follow my 5 tips Beavers Bend cabin owners should know, you’ll have a greater chance of being successful.

Being a luxury cabin owner in Beavers Bend can be profitable and rewarding if you have something unique to offer and a marketing background.  If you’re not a marketing and media expert, we’ll be happy to help.

2019-07-05T17:10:48+00:00February 28th, 2016|Luxury travel blogs, Oklahoma luxury cabins|
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