How to Vacation in Broken Bow, OK!

With Broken Bow, OK being just 2 1/2 hours or less from the DFW/East Texas area. It’s a vacation that you have to book at least once, but chances are you’ll love it and book again year after year! It feels like you’re so much further from home because of the scenic views and the city sitting at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains.

We had a wonderful vacation spent with family in Broken Bow, OK a couple of weeks ago! We do an annual trip with my Mom, my siblings, and their kids every New Year’s Eve and it’s something we all look forward to each year!

This trip calls for lots of outdoorsy activities, eating, relaxing, games, and plenty of family time! Which I think is the perfect way to ring in the New Year.

Where to stay:

We booked a cabin with Broken Bow Cabin Lodging this year and they have so many cabins to choose from. My mom chose “Moon Over Paradise” and the owners thought of everything with this cabin! The weather turned out perfect to be able to enjoy all of the amenities. Which included: a basketball court that could be converted to a volleyball/racquetball court, fire pit, cornhole, a playground for the kiddos, outdoor fireplace, and a hot tub! Indoor amenities included: pool table, foosball table, games, puzzles, etc.

Another lodging company that we’ve booked with before is Beavers Bend Creative Escape. They also have several to choose from based on your family’s needs.

What To Do:

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast there are a TON of things to do during your stay. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a stay for the winter or summer, there’s something for everyone! One of the highlights of our trip was going hiking on Lakeview Lodge Trail. I downloaded the app AllTrails to help us choose which trail would be best for the group we had with us.

Post hike on Lakeview Lodge Trail

Other things to do outdoors:

Fly fishing

ATV rentals & trails

Beavers Bend Depot & Trail Rides-
290 Beavers Bend, Broken Bow, OK 74728

Biking: We brought our own bikes and rode around our cabin and the trails near it. Good idea to bring your own if you can!


Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak

Yippie Kayo Kayaks

Beaver’s Bend River Floats

Ambush Adventures

Horseback riding:

A to Z Guest Ranch

Riverman Trail Rides

Boating and so much more!


Wild life Museum

Bigfoot Speedway

Hochatown Petting Zoo

Choctaw Casino

Where to Eat:

Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room We’ve eaten here a few times and they never disappoint! The atmosphere can’t be beaten, the pizza is to die for and the wings are delicious too! A must when you’re in town!

Abendigo’s Grill & Patio If you’re in the mood for steaks & burgers-this is the place to be!

Rolling Fork Takery

Mountain Fork Brewery

Where to Shop and Relax:

Girls Gone Wine

Fishtales Winery & Vineyard-
17 Oak Leaf Ln, Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 494-6115

Body Harmony Day Spa

Janet’s Treasure Chest-
Hwy, 259 N in Hochatown, Broken Bow, OK 74728

Hochatown Trading Post & Coffee Co-
Suite A 259 Stephens Gap Rd, Broken Bow, OK 74728

Cedar Creek Golf Course-
HWY 259 N


Last but not least, we had the opportunity to go up in an old fire tower with permission of Oklahoma State Park Rangers that we met the previous day. He gave us a history lesson on how these were used back in the day. This was an experience I’ll never forget. My husband, Mom and I climbed up this (forever long) tower that overlooked all of Broken Bow and had a glimpse of the lake too. Breathtaking views at every corner!

The Takeaway:

If you’re ever looking for an outdoorsy vacation for a quick getaway that’s super close to home, make it Broken Bow, OK! We always have the best time here!

We’ll be back, Oklahoma!



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