Southern Oaks Resort
Talk about family-friendly; our No. 8 spot offers exclusive access to Grand Lake’s waters – and the countless hours of boating, fishing and water sports that undoubtedly come with it. With kids and parents alike questioning how quickly you can return, Southern Oaks Resort transforms family vacations into lifelong traditions!
These Langley, OK cabins are the quintessential family accommodations. Select cabins sleep up to six, while every last one boasts full kitchens, wraparound porches and hot tubs galore! Just beyond, a host of recreation – including volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits and more – closes the generation gap and induces old-fashioned family bonding. There’s even a sleeping loft, so kids can tell spooky stories and make shadow puppets into the early hours while mom and dad catch up on their beauty sleep. Hopefully the little ones managed an hour of two of shut-eye, because they’ll need it for the next day’s adventures. The nature preserve at Eagles Pass is a must for birding or nature enthusiasts. Gaze in awe as a majestic bald eagle dips down over Grand Lake’s impossibly blue waters and emerges with a fish clutched tightly in its claws. A tour of the Pensacola Dam is next on the itinerary, with your choice of riverboat ride or hot rod museum to follow!
Hwy. 82, Langley, OK 74350
Southern Oaks Resort’s Honeymoon Cabin features a back deck with private hot tub and plenty of privacy. Plus, a luxurious couples’ massage is included in every stay!
Southern Oaks Resort recently broke ground on its newest addition, a saltwater swimming pool!
Broken Bow Lake Cabins
By all appearances, each Broken Bow Lake Cabins’ accommodation has been built in authentic log cabin style. But these charmingly rustic exteriors are seriously misleading! Underneath each cabin’s unassuming façade you’ll find upscale features like cathedral ceilings, stone fireplaces and million dollar views of the Oklahoma scenery.
Here on the shores of Broken Bow Lake, trophy bass and wild turkey are just a few of your vacation neighbors. Pull up a chair on your porch for a sneak peak at the rosy-hued sunset, or just sit back and admire a doe and her white-speckled fawns as they meander down the driveway. Broken Bow Lake was made for jet skiing, water skiing and more, with crystal clear waters that let you see all the way to the bottom – even at serious depths! And if all this water has you itching to cast a line, you’re in luck – the neighboring Mt. Fork River is home to trophy fish of every species, including bass and brown trout! These A-frame Oklahoma cabins come in a wide range of sizes, making them an obvious choice for family reunions and group getaways in Beavers Bend Country. Cozy cabins scattered just a stone’s throw from each other let you interact with family and friends on your own time, while home-style lodges that sleep eight or more let you vacation in close quarters around the clock!
Wood is complimentary for all indoor fireplaces from late October through mid-March.
Four wheeling, biking, birding, boating, canoeing, golfing, hiking, sightseeing and swimming.
Broken Bow Lake is managed by the Corps of Engineers and no cabins or homes are allowed to be built near the water.
Heartpine Hollow Cabins
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Even names like Almost Heaven and Sweet Escape can’t accurately describe the Oklahoma cabins in our No. 3 spot. Inside Heartpine Hollow Cabins’ cozy vacation rentals, expansive windows showcase the surrounding pine trees and mountain peaks, so even if you never venture outside you’ll still enjoy the views!
Oklahoma’s Beavers Bend region is equally suited to weekend getaways and summer vacations – although if we were you, we’d opt for the longer stay. As for the cabins themselves, with so many luxurious amenities packed into your cozy Oklahoma accommodations, you’ll need extra time just to sample them all! Like the cathedral ceilings, fireplaces and full-sized kitchen of the Five Star Lodge, upscale additions that combine for a truly luxurious stay. This Oklahoma vacation rental even includes a driveway that can handle all your land and water toys, from pontoon boats to ATVs! Traveling with friends and family? The Half-Hitch, Cross Pines and Chuka Kana cabins offer plenty of alone time, with only a short walk between them. When it comes to the couples-only Sweet Escape, this idyllic honeymoon destination’s name says it all. A fireplace and four poster bed round out the cabin’s cozy interior, while a balcony off the bedroom – complete with hot tub – offers the perfect perch for stargazing.
Related Onsite Offerings
Select cabins include children’s play areas, horseshoe pits and basketball courts on the property.
Rocket Roller Rink, Collier Bowl and McCurtain County Cinema are perfect family-style activities for rainy days!
Beavers Bend Marina rents every imaginable kind of watercraft, including pontoon boats, jet skis and house boats.
Rivers Edge Cottages
With a choice of spectacular Beavers Bend locations – including log homes tucked along the Mt. Fork River banks and cabins perched high amongst the Kiamichi Mountain peaks – our No. 4 pick lets you choose your scenery. If a romantic weekend brings you to these parts, you’ll find ample opportunity to spark romance the natural way!
Candles and long-stem roses may be romantic must-haves for some, but we’d take peace, quiet and seclusion over that overplayed duo any day. Rivers Edge rentals with names like Windsong and Whispering Heights hint at the romance in store. From king-sized beds dressed in hand-stitched quilts to painted sunsets and starlit skies, Rivers Edge Cottages encourages you to fall in love the old-fashioned way - you know, before terms like online dating were even a gleam in a lonely entrepreneur’s eye! Rivers Edge Cottages offers the quintessential mountain cabin, with log exteriors and leaf-green roofs anchored by native stone fireplaces. Each cabin’s rustic exterior disguises a truly pleasant surprise: oversized Jacuzzi tubs for your soaking pleasure. Outside, even more inspired finds await, like the crystalline waters of the Mt. Fork River, which tempt even amateur anglers to wade in and reel in a tasty brown trout. Photo opportunities abound in the Smithville wilderness, while mountain biking and hiking trails offer well-traveled paths through the Oklahoma mountain peaks.
Hwy. 4, Smithville, OK 74957
Smallmouth bass, spotted bass, sunfish and perch are just a few of the Mt. Fork River’s best-kept secrets!
The Talimena Scenic Drive extends from Talihina, OK to Mena, AK and is only a half-hour drive from Rivers Edge Cottages.
The Reserve on Eagle Creek
Oklahoma cabins in a gated community? It may read like a typo, but we promise it’s legit. Luxury like that offered by The Reserve on Eagle Creek may take some getting used to, but we’re confident you’ll come around – and back again year after year!
Designed with couples in mind, these Oklahoma cabin rentals are best suited for two. Tucked into the rugged mountain terrain, each luxurious Reserve on Eagle Creek rental plays host to the secluded getaway you’ve been searching for. With the trickling of Eagle Creek’s tranquil waters and the occasional rat-a-tat-tat of a woodpecker the only activity for miles, it’s hard to believe your Oklahoma vacation takes place in a gated community – rather than the nature preserve it passes for. As the sun dips below the horizon, snuggle up on the porch swing or gather ‘round the campfire to toast s’mores under a starlit sky. Privately-owned cabins, each with its own floor plan and personal touches, make your Oklahoma getaway truly spectacular! There’s the Treehouse, with a Jacuzzi for two tucked into its second-story loft. And Little Pond, which despite its name overlooks Spring Lake, is perfect for extended stays!
Honobia is just down the road from the Reserve on Eagle Creek and has close ties to Big Foot. If you watch A&E or the Discovery channels you will see this OK city featured on their reports about Sasquatch.
Hunting, horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, lake fishing, ATV riding, kayaking, golf and nature tours.
Related Onsite Offerings
Satellite TV, DVD players, wood-burning fireplaces, full kitchens, charcoal grills and porch swings.
Crooked River Cabins
Cozy beds piled high with fluffy pillows and light-as-a-feather duvets. Full kitchens with every modern amenity. Oversized garden tubs, walk-in showers and Jacuzzis – in addition to outdoor hot tubs. Crooked River Cabins may only offer four Oklahoma cabins, but who needs variety with choices like these?
Each Crooked River Cabins rental goes well above and beyond traditional décor. Sure, you’ll still find the log exteriors and polished pine floors that characterize other Oklahoma cabins on our list, but these Beavers Bend cabins come with unexpected surprises like antique furnishings, mosquito net-draped beds and the occasional animal print. From the French country interior of the Monte Carlo to Deer Run’s steamer trunks and hand-stitched quilts, each Crooked River Cabin is appointed with a whimsical style of décor we deem cabin chic! If having your every vacation whim catered to doesn’t sound like something you could get used to, we’d suggest a less accommodating rental company than Crooked River Cabins. Here, all your must-have activities – guided turkey and wild boar hunting, scenic kayak tours on the Glover River and casting a line in countless Beavers Bend creeks – are artfully arranged by Crooked River Cabins’ gracious staff.
Crooked River Cabins invites you to bring your four-legged and four-wheeled companion along for the ride. The surrounding trails are ideal for touring via horse or ATV.
Related Onsite Offerings
Elk, mountain lion and black bear are just a few of the wildlife species you’ll encounter in these Oklahoma forests.
Swedish massage appointments are available at the nearby Body Harmony spa.
Island Overlook Cabins
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
In place of dense pine forests, the meandering waters of the Mt. Fork River take front and center at our No. 7 spot. Whether you choose it for the scenery or have something a little more hands-on in mind, this Oklahoma river serves as an idyllic backdrop to any vacation!
Like the island that is its namesake, each vacation home from Island Overlook Cabins stretches out over the river’s crystal-clear depths. The Burgundy Cabin, which takes its name from vineyard-themed décor, will have you wondering if you’ve been transplanted from the Oklahoma cabin you came for to the heart of California wine country. That’s only until you look out your window, where the view is less vineyard and more the dense forests, jagged peak and other landmarks that characterize Beavers Bend Country. The Captain’s Quarters – a home-style lodge tucked into the OK landscape – is perfect for those looking to admire the scenery without sacrificing modern comforts. Even its living room is luxuriously appointed with plush leather sofas, a river rock fireplace and a widescreen TV. The acres of national forest that surround are home to enough nature trails to easily pass the day, especially when you’ll feel compelled to stop every foot or so to snap a photo for your vacation scrapbook!
With Wild Goose Canoeing located next door, white water canoeing the Glover River has never been easier!
Take Hwy. 70 and turn right onto Craig Road. From here you will drive about three miles to where the main road bends to the right and a side road continues straight. You will continue straight on this side road for one mile. When you come to a “T,” turn left and travel two miles. Stay to the left at the curve and go one more mile. The Overlook Island Cabins are on your right.
The lower Mountain Fork River offers year-round rainbow and brown trout in 14 miles of habitat, including a 3.8-mile catch and release trophy stretch where all boats are banned.
Hickory Hills Cabins
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
As you step out onto the porch and breathe in the fresh air, you can’t help but think that there’s no place like home. Only your Hickory Hills Cabin isn’t home; with hot tubs, fireplaces and acres of Oklahoma wilderness to explore, it’s a whole lot better!
We hate to harp about location, but a good vacation truly hinges on just the right locale. For instance, your Hickory Hills Cabins rental wouldn’t be the same if Beavers Bend State Park wasn’t practically outside its doors. Where else would you find a nature center with crafts for the kids and miles of hiking trails as scenic as they are demanding? And it truly wouldn’t be an Oklahoma vacation without boating on Broken Bow Lake, bird watching in the Ouachita National Forest or fly casting to your heart’s content on Oklahoma’s only year-round trout stream – all just minutes from Hickory Hills Cabins. Peace and quiet may sound like wishful thinking, especially with the kids in tow, but the Serenity Cabin succeeds where few others can. Maybe it’s the great room, where little ones can play cards at the hand-carved log table while parents get dinner ready for the grill. Or maybe it’s the onsite laundry, which comes in mighty handy after a long afternoon playing tag amongst the towering pines!
See the Sasquatch legend come to life at the annual Honobia Big Foot Festival.
If you’ve sworn off the kitchen on your Oklahoma vacation, the nearby Beavers Bend Restaurant serves up all-you-can-eat fried catfish every Friday, along with tasty grilled trout and hamburger baskets every other day!
If you’re more comfortable with a putter in hand, Beavers Bend courses like the Cedar Creek Golf Course and Idabel Country Club will have you teeing off in no time.
Premier Lake Property
With untamed Oklahoma wildlife on the outside and modern comforts on the inside, our No. 10 pick gives you the opportunity to put your feet up – or put them to work in the surrounding wilderness. Just as its name suggests, every Premier Lake Property vacation rental features prime real estate on Oklahoma’s finest water features!
One of the top 10 bass lakes in all of Oklahoma, Lake Arbuckle is a fisherman’s dream come true. And with one of Premier Lake Property’s lakefront vacation homes as your Oklahoma fishing headquarters, a trophy catch is merely a cast away! In fact, some wraparound porches are so close you could practically reel in the big one without ever leaving your Adirondack chair. Lake Arbuckle’s fish-rich waters double as a playground for your paddling pleasure, be it a solo kayak along the shores or a paddleboat piled high with extended family. Some of Premier Lake Property’s vacation homes sleep up to 12, making them your Oklahoma family reunion destination of choice. The surrounding area has plenty to keep all ages occupied for days on end, from hiking Chickasaw National Park’s scenic trails to lazing in the sunlit waters of Turner Falls. And the Arbuckle Wilderness Exotic Animal Park is a guaranteed crowd pleaser on any Oklahoma family vacation. Parents and kids alike melt at the sight of baby monkeys scampering about, and even surly teens can’t suppress a giggle when a giraffe’s sandpaper tongue tickles their hand.
2 Nunsuch Ln., Sulphur, OK 73086
Lost Lake Lodge and Moonlight Bay Chalet offer optional teepee rentals for a truly unique adventure in the Oklahoma outdoors.
Related Onsite Offerings
Premier Lake Property can prepare a romantic getaway just for the two of you. A bottle of champagne and a dozen roses are easily added to any Oklahoma vacation.