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Broken Bow Cabin Management & Marketing

Broken Bow Cabin Management & Marketing

Contact us for your Broken Bow cabin management & marketing needs. With years of media experience, we can take your rental property to another level by promoting your Beavers Bend cabin in a professional manner.

If you are a luxury cabin owner and frustrated with exorbitant fees and poor marketing, we have solutions for you! We produce high quality videos and photographs highlighting the strengths of your luxury property.

Jerry Isbell

BeaversBendVacations.com

2014-09-23T15:13:58+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Marketing, Media|

Floating The Mountain Fork River

Floating The Mountain Fork River

Interested in floating the Mountain Fork River?

Here’s a great video of KTBS Television meteorologist, Brian Fowler, floating the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend.

Remember to follow the safety tips highlighted in Brian’s feature. Floating down the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend State Park is a breathtaking experience. Definitely put this on your “Must Do” list when visiting Broken Bow, OK.

KTBS always does amazing features on our tourist attractions in Southeastern Oklahoma. Getting to our Mountain Vista luxury cabin in Beavers Bend State Park is an easy road trip from anywhere in the ArkLaTex. Popular KTBS reporter/anchor, Rick Rowe, has done numerous features on the Broken Bow Lake area through the years.

There are many fantastic companies that provide training and guided trips down Mountain Fork River. They’re listed on our Beavers Bend app. Whether you’re in a kayak or canoe, you’ll enjoy the scenery, cold water and wildlife.

Enjoy the video!

By Jerry Isbell

 

 

2019-07-05T17:10:32+00:00July 29th, 2014|Media, television news|

Beavers Bend Cabin Management

Beavers Bend Cabin Management

Are you searching for a Beavers Bend cabin management company to market and oversee your luxury property in Broken Bow?

The cabin management game in Beavers Bend State Park is booming for some companies, and often at the expense of luxury cabin owners.  Fees, fees and more fees…if you’re a cabin owner near Broken Bow Lake, you know what I mean. Don’t get eaten by buzzards!

Some cabin management companies are charging owners 40% of the nightly rate, plus additional fees for advertising. It’s ridiculous. Many Beavers Bend cabin management companies are even gouging owners with charges for placing photos on their website.

Here’s a few things you should consider before hiring a Beavers Bend cabin management company.

  1. Make sure your cabin management leader conducts site visits and doesn’t just leave this to the cleaning crews. Many of these companies manage 30-50 cabins. Some cabin company leaders go a year or more without stepping into a cabin they manage. 
  2. Verify that your cabin management leader is not involved in so many other businesses that the promotion of your cabin suffers.
  3. Evaluate the marketing of your cabin management leader. Is their website outdated and plastered with low-res, cheap looking pictures? Do they use professionally produced video or are they featuring low-budget media?
  4. What media technologies are they utilizing that is unique to the Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake market?
  5. Does your Beavers Bend cabin management company communicate with you or simply send out a “fluffy email” every now and then?
  6. Do they provide “extra” amenities for your guests?
  7. Do you really want to be one of 50 cabins on a website? How can they sell yours along with all the others?

Owning a luxury cabin near Broken Bow Lake can be rewarding and profitable. It’s also very expensive if done correctly. Ideally, you should have a media team that can market the unique qualities of your property. With decades of media and marketing experience, we can help.

Tour our website and app. Our cutting-edge technologies, professionally produced videos and Beavers Bend’s only mobile app enables us to reach thousands each month.

Contact us at 405-535-8055 if we can take your luxury Broken Bow Lake cabin marketing to an entirely new level.

By Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:31+00:00July 9th, 2014|Marketing, Media, Oklahoma Cabins|

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 BeaversBendVacations.com. 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 Memorial Weekend Cabins

Beavers Bend Memorial Weekend Cabins

When you’re researching cabins in Beavers Bend for Memorial Day Weekend, there are a few things you should consider when trying to secure a spot near Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River.

Many cabins management companies tend to oversell how many people their properties will accommodate in hopes of charging more per head to increase revenues at the sake of guest comfort. If you see a three-bedroom cabin being advertised as holding 15 people, think about it for a second…Would you want that many people in your house?

There’s a difference between “rental cabins” and “vacation homes” in the Beavers Bend State Park luxury cabin game. If you can deal directly with the owners, most of the time that’s a plus. The owner wants great people and a comfortable number of guests in their expensive luxury home. Large rental companies may not care…Some do. It’s usually churn baby churn, get you in and out and move on to the next guests when dealing with many of the mass renting property management companies.  Many will also charge you extra for firewood, insurance and use other goofy, guest gouging tactics. We don’t do it that way. Many will post unauthorized pictures on their websites or not let you know there’s another cabin a few feet away. It’s easy for a picture to make a luxury property look great…Make them show you a panoramic video view of the property. It’s much more difficult to be unethical with this form of media.

There’s still another rental company in the area using our 20-mile deck view on their website! It’s been going on for over a year. Beware of false advertising such as this.  As we’ve told you here before, do your homework when choosing a luxury destination. It’s tough for someone to have great quality control if they’re renting 20-30 cabins, especially during a peak holiday period. There are a few companies who are able to accomplish this task, ask us for a reference.

We’re gearing up for a fantastic spring and summer at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. There are many great cabins in Broken Bow. Pick an owner or rental outfit that’s honest, ethical and has a good reputation.

Make your summer plans soon to visit McCurtain County. Our tourist season has officially arrived! Come enjoy the most scenic place in Oklahoma!

By Jerry Isbell

 

2014-03-20T15:36:27+00:00March 20th, 2014|arklatex, Dallas travel, fly fishing, Luxury travel, Media|

KSLA News Anchor Doug Warner Visits Beavers Bend Cabins

Doug Warner

KSLA News

Broken Bow Lake cabins have approximately two-million annual visitors and we’ve had many outstanding guests through the years at Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. The series featuring our past VIP guests in McCurtain County continues…Shreveport and Texarkana media markets along with surrounding areas will certainly recognize this gentleman.

ArkLaTex television viewers invite him into their homes each morning and the popular news anchor thrives on keeping his audience informed, breaking stories and even weather chasing. When he’s off camera, Shreveport television anchor Doug Warner enjoys relaxing at Broken Bow Lake and visiting our Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend.

Doug was a stellar anchor/reporter and popular figure in the Oklahoma City television market for many years. He returned to his home state of Louisiana a few years ago and has taken KSLA Television in Shreveport to an entirely new level. Doug has been a friend for years and I’ve always been impressed with his attention to detail and accurate reporting. Most importantly, he’s a darned good guy!

Doug Warner KSLA News

Beavers Bend Luxury Cabins

Doug and his wife Libby, pictured above on our Mountain Vista deck, enjoy the Broken Bow Lake area. “When are we going back? My beautiful bride hasn’t stopped asking that question since our final glance out of our window as we pulled away. Beautiful. Very private. And a high end way to spend a weekend in a gorgeous part of Oklahoma. A great and quick getaway for us coming from Shreveport/Bossier in Louisiana,” Doug said.

Doug is a tireless philanthropist and has raised an enormous amount of money for many years by donating his time and visibility to scores of charities. He continues to do great volunteer work in the ArkLaTex since his move to KSLA News. Doug still returns to Oklahoma City annually for worthy causes, including a popular event with actor Doug Harmon and many other celebrities benefitting children with disabilities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City media’s loss was certainly a gain for the ArkLaTex television viewers. Thanks to Doug and Libby Warner for making Mountain Vista their favorite cabin in Beavers Bend! Contact us at 405-535-8055 if we can assist you in planning a cabin getaway to the Broken Bow Lake area.

By Jerry Isbell

2014-03-03T18:57:17+00:00March 3rd, 2014|arklatex, Media, Shreveport, Texarkana, travel blogs|

2013 Beavers Bend Mountain Vista Cabin Final Thoughts…

IMG_32212013 is almost in the books, time for a little reflection and a nightcap on the year… It’s been an honor to host scores of great guests at Mountain Vista in Beavers Bend this year and we’ve had many highlights. To better serve our guests arriving at night, we installed a state-of-the-art sign that illuminates at night, allowing our Broken Bow Lake area cabin guests to navigate with confidence.

The feedback regarding our new sign has been overwhelming. It makes a statement of what’s awaiting up the hill. The booming sign is the first thing one sees before arriving at the cabin. It signifies everything upon which Mountain Vista was founded…Elegance, boldness and worthy of a stellar view.

Another thrill for us in 2013 was teaming with our old pal Neal Doughty, keyboardist and co-founder of the legendary rock band REO Speedwagon. Our latest cabin video highlighting Mountain Vista and the Broken Bow Lake area was given a tremendous boost with “Variety Tonight”. We go back over 20 years with Neal and were honored he allowed his legendary hit song to grace our website. See the new video on our homepage.

As usual, our friend Kurt Boxdorfer, founder of Legend Media Pros has been there for us with his brilliant expertise, creativity and passion. No deadline, project or idea is beyond his talent and vision. His incredible media production, videography and photography have been a cornerstone of BeaversBendVacations.com since the beginning. I’m an OU grad, he’s a Texas grad…Wow, Sooners and Longhorns can get along…except for the second Saturday in October!

Finally, our greatest highlight this year has been you…The Louisiana family working hard, doing the daily grind and wanting to enjoy the best nature-filled luxury cabin experience possible, you return every January. The widow from Oklahoma, continuing the Mountain Vista annual October visit with family because her late spouse loved it and our cabin getaway is a “tradition”. The church group from Louisiana who has enjoyed worshiping on our deck for years and return annually in April. The girls getaway gang from Dallas who must have their annual three-day visit at our McCurtain County getaway to fly fish Mountain Fork River, take in the sunsets and enjoy our fire pit each February…

Without you, Mountain Vista wouldn’t be the same. Thank you. Let’s have a great 2014!

By Jerry Isbell

2013-12-31T23:51:20+00:00December 31st, 2013|Dallas travel, dfw travel, Lake Cabins, luxury cabins, Media, Oklahoma, Texas Travel|