OKC’s News9 Features Beavers Bend’s Mountain Vista Cabin in Summer Adventures Special

David Payne News9 with "Explosion of Prosperity, A History of Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend State Park and Hochatown." Written by Jerry Isbell and Bob Burke

David Payne at Hochatime Hideaway next to the Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend State Park.

News 9 Chief Meteorologist David Payne showcased Beavers Bend State Park on their Summer Adventures special. The Beavers Bend and Mountain Vista Cabin feature begins at 31:00.

David Payne & News9 crew enjoyed dinner at Mountain Vista from Chefs Tabb Singleton, Bailey McCullough & Tim Gardner

 Enjoy In-Cabin Chefs at Mountain Vista

The forecast at Mountain Vista this summer is beautiful sunshine and amazing 50-mile views! Contact us prior to your stay at BeaversBendVacations.com and we’ll get your fine dining experience started.

2022-07-06T12:09:23+00:00June 27th, 2022|News9 Beavers Bend|

Beavers Bend Cranking During Covid Crisis

Picture of Rolling Fork Takery Food Tray

Our good friends at Rolling Fork Takery opened curb service this weekend and were busy. Social media posts showed many tourists enjoying the area while social distancing.

Beavers Bend is getting back to normal…

Book Your Summer Dates At Mountain Vista

We had a tremendous April at Mountain Vista Cabin. DFW is our top market and less people are flying the airlines. Tourists are continuing to take three-hour getaways.

The great news for us is they’re flocking to the Broken Bow Lake area.

Collage of Mountain Vista Cabin

Great Fishing On Broken Bow Lake

 Picture of Broken Bow Lake

Broken Bow bass guide, Bryce Archey, tells me fishing is fantastic on the lake. Water temperature is in the low 70’s and he has a few opening in May.

Book your summer stay at Mountain Vista. These guests loved it!

Doug Warner and family visit Mountain Vista Cabin

KWTV’s David Payne Returns To Mountain Vista

David Payne, KWTV

Campfire at Mountain Vista

Picture of child at Mountain Vista Cabin property

2023-03-02T20:39:54+00:00May 4th, 2020|Beavers Bend Covid|

Broken Bow, OK Flooding Update

Broken Bow Flooding Update

Broken Bow, OK flooding update…

David Payne, chief meteorologist at KWTV in Oklahoma City gave me his expert analysis regarding the situation in Beavers Bend State Park. David has been a guest at Mountain Vista through the years and we always enjoy welcoming him back to our vacation home.

I featured him on our blog last year. He loves Beavers Bend and is a frequent visitor to the Broken Bow Lake region.

“We are ending May as the wettest May on record. It is also the wettest month on record. These records date back to the late 1890’s. Another wave of rain this morning will continue to cause rising water on our area lakes, streams and rivers. Another wave or rain and storms will arrive tomorrow with additional heavy rain. A final wave of rain will hang around into Saturday with more flooding possible. By Sunday we begin to dry out and that will last for much of next week,” David said.

David is the top-rated meteorologist in the competitive Oklahoma City television weather market and we’re fortunate to have access to his expertise. He broadcasted seven or eight hours on live television a couple of weeks ago with no break…That’s why he’s the best in OKC! There’s none better in the market doing severe weather coverage than him.

If you’re visiting Beavers Bend this weekend, it’ll be a great time to bond with family and friends…indoors! Many of the best comments we receive from guests at Mountain Vista cabin are during bad weather. Our crock pot and fully furnished kitchen get lots of use when the weather is dreary.

A severe thunderstorm warning was just issued for Broken Bow, OK as I’m typing this.

Our cabin is always a great place to watch the storms come rolling in. I captured this video a couple of years ago from our upper deck.

Thanks to David Payne for giving us his expert insight into what to expect this weekend in Beavers Bend.

Jerry Isbell

2015-05-28T15:38:43+00:00May 28th, 2015|Broken Bow flooding, Oklahoma City Television|

“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


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