Resort Fees

Resort Fees Getting Rocked

I’ve done media about luxury vacation rental resort fee scams for years. My feedback has been 99.9% positive…except for those charging you these ridiculous insurance, cleaning, hot tub and incidental fees.

Scores are beginning to take note of the rip-offs, including NBC News.

Resort fees made their way from hotels to luxury vacation rentals a few years ago. These wallet wasters are prevalent in Beavers Bend. We never gouge guests with these charges at Mountain Vista.

Resort Fees Getting Rocked

Clouds Rolling In At Mountain Vista

The skies are turning grey for many charging resort fees to consumers. The public has become aware and are fighting back. @KillResortFees is a great follow on Twitter. They’ve been at the forefront of educating travelers for years.

Beavers Bend Fall Foliage Update

We’ve noticed a little change in the leaves on our Mountain Vista property, but nothing dramatic yet. Cooler temperatures over the next few weeks will result in beautiful foliage.

Weekdays are available at Mountain Vista in October and November. Remember to find out how close your cabin will be to other renters. Ask if you’ll be near a noisy bar or highway before booking a luxury Beavers Bend getaway.

blank

Jerry Isbell, BeaversBendVacations.com

Follow us on PinterestTwitterYouTubeInstagram,  Facebook

2017-10-11T17:48:09+00:00October 11th, 2017|travel blogs|

Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

A few Beavers Bend Cabin rental Tips as we head into the heavy tourist season…

Many times people only need a one-bedroom cabin when visiting Beavers Bend State Park. There are plusses and minuses to choosing a small cabin.

They’re cheaper. But usually smaller cabins in Broken Bow are located near many others. Tiny lots and scores of other tourists nearby may greet you upon arrival.

When researching luxury cabins in Beavers Bend, pay close attention to how the property is displayed online. Make sure you see a large portion of the cabin property so you’ll know the lay of the land before booking.

Some cabin companies are notorious for only showing a tight shot of the cabin online. When you arrive…it looks completely different. You’re often packed together like sardines. It’s a huge complaint many have when visiting Beavers Bend State Park.

I heard a funny story recently; two honeymooners booked a cabin and didn’t realize they were near a noisy bar with live music. They couldn’t sleep and stormed into the bar to complain.

They should’ve asked the cabin company why there was no mention of their rental being near loud outdoor music.

Our weekends are filling fast at Mountain Vista. Several 2017 holidays remain available, but not for long.

Mountain Vista sits on acres of seclusion in the upscale Southern Hills Addition. In the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains. There are lots of great cabins in the area, but few with a deck view like ours!

Beavers Bend cabin rental tips

Mountain Vista Features Amazing Sunset Views From The Deck

Remember my top tips when choosing a luxury vacation rental:

  • Make sure it’s reasonably secluded
  • Never pay resort fees
  • Never pay cleaning fees
  • Never pay firewood fees
  • Never pay hot tub fees
  • Never pay insurance fees
  • Never pay incidental fees

If you follow these tips it’ll make your visit to Beavers Bend State Park much more affordable. When you reserve with us at Mountain Vista, you’re dealing directly with the cabin owners. Not a large cabin management company juggling 30-80 cabins.

Beavers Bend Cabin Rental Tips

Sherri, “Kula” (the grand champion show dog) and I invite you to visit our vacation home soon.

Contact us at BeaversBendVacations.com and we’ll help you plan an epic getaway to beautiful Broken Bow, OK.

2017-03-28T14:48:44+00:00March 28th, 2017|travel blogs|

Mitchell Talks Appearance

Mitchell Talks Appearance

Scott Mitchell, Kandyce Mitchell & Jerry Isbell

I enjoyed my appearance on Mitchell Talks in OKC. 

We taped this podcast and discussed Broken Bow Lake, fall foliage and Beavers Bend State Park. Scott (@MitchellTalks) and Kandyce (@KandyceMitchell) have been highly visible in the Oklahoma City media market for years.

Scott and Kandyce provided tremendous hospitality in their beautiful studio…tremendous people.

As a political junkie, I’ve enjoyed watching Scott on KWTV and listening to his radio show for years.

I’m was on-air with Kandyce and Andy Moore (@andyokc). I love the podcast format. It’s a relaxed medium with no time limits or commercials. It’s simply coffeeshop conversation.

We discussed tourism in Beavers Bend State Park and add-on fees you should avoid when choosing a rental property throughout the country.

Thanks to the gang at Mitchell Talks. Enjoy the podcast. I hope you learn something new about the Broken Bow Lake area.

2017-12-10T14:32:47+00:00October 25th, 2016|oklahoma tourism, Podcasts|

Resort Fees Under Scrutiny

Resort Fees Under Scrutiny

Resort fees are under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission according to an article in the Washington Post.

We were the first to take a stand against greedy resort fees in Beavers Bend State Park several years ago. Now, a few cabin management companies in Broken Bow have followed our lead and wave the “No Add-On Fees” flag.

Wyndham Worldwide is facing a lawsuit from customers. Consumers are sick and tired of paying needless fees. I’ve heard a plethora of feedback from Beavers Bend luxury cabin guess and they echo our sentiments…

Resort and add-on fees are wrong.

After I began writing about resort fees in Beavers Bend a few years ago, a few new terms were formed. Hot tub, incidental, cleaning…we’re due for a new fee name soon.

Here’s a quick refresher course…

  • Never pay hot tub fees
  • Never pay resort fees
  • Never pay cleaning fees…unless you leave the cabin untidy. 
  • Never pay firewood fees
  • Never pay incidental fees
  • Never pay insurance fees

“Resort fees allow a hotel to advertise one low price but charge a much higher price to a guest when they arrive at the hotel. It is truly shameful behavior,” according to @KillResortFees. 

Resort Fees Under Scrutiny

Their website has a wealth of information for the novice to seasoned traveler.

When shopping for a luxury cabin in Broken Bow, pay attention to more than simply the advertised price. Dig through the terms and conditions and look for these unnecessary resort fees.

Summer weekend dates are full at Mountain Vista until mid-August. Limited weekdays are available in July.

Fall Foliage dates will begin filling quickly. Make your October-November Beavers Bend reservations soon. It’s one of the busiest times of the year in our area.

Join us on social media. We can be found on almost every medium! We’re @BeaversBend on Twitter and Instagram.

Like us on Facebook and YouTube.

Thousands read our blog monthly. Contact me if there’s a topic you’d like more information on in Beavers Bend State Park. Remember, you’ll never be “dogged” with unnecessary fees at Mountain Vista!

Resort Fees Under Scrutiny

2018-09-26T20:46:25+00:00June 20th, 2016|Oklahoma Travel Blogs, Oklahoma Travel Deals|