The weather’s getting colder, and Mariah Carey is blaring from every department store’s speakers. The holiday season has truly begun, but nowhere is it as magical as Beavers Bend Cabin Country. From holiday deals on luxury cabin rentals for the whole family to winter wonderland hikes in Beavers Bend State Park, there’s a little something for everyone to find their Christmas spirit here.
So call your in-laws and change the return address on those letters to Santa. Here’s your guide to spending the holidays in southeast Oklahoma.
Get Cozy in a Christmas Cabin
Looking like they came straight out of a classic holiday movie, a warm cabin in Cabin Country makes for the coziest of holidays. Throw a yuletide log in the fireplace, or take things outside and get toasty with s’mores around the campfire. Hide in your king-sized suite with a cup of hot cocoa and all the gifts Santa has yet to wrap. Cook up some Christmas cookies in the fully stocked kitchen. Or, hustle to the hot tub for a Hallmark movie marathon. However you spend time at the cabin, the biggest Christmas miracle will be if you make it off the couch.
With over three thousand cabins in Cabin Country, finding a vacancy that works within your budget is never an issue. No two cabins come alike either, so whether you’re looking for a cozier cabin for a romantic Christmas staycation or you’re hosting the extended family for a holiday destination reunion, there’s a luxury cabin to fit your needs.
And the best part? You can spare yourself from pulling a Clark Griswold and keep the ladders in the garage. Many cabins in southeast Oklahoma come decorated to the nines for the season, so you can have your picturesque holiday without the bruises, bandages, or new vocabulary words for your kids. Speaking of, this is a perfect opportunity to update your family photo with the help of a local photographer.
Explore the Winter Wonderland
If you’re itching to establish some new holiday traditions, there’s a mountain of activities for the whole family to enjoy during your stay. Bundle up and head to Beavers Bend State Park for horseback rides, hikes, mountain biking, and ATV tours. And don’t forget your warmest waders. The Lower Mountain Fork River is in season year-round for some of the best trout fishing in the nation.
Looking to feel holly jolly while staying warm and toasty indoors? Head to Idabel or Broken Bow for museums, antique shops, and day spas. If your crew’s the competitive type, Bigfoot Axe Throwing or Hochatown Escape Games are happy to host some friendly competition.
Shop for Last-Minute Gifts
It’s not Christmas if you don’t find yourself in need of a last-minute gift. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Hochatown, Broken Bow, and Idabel are overflowing with options to check everyone off your gift list. Stop by local favorites like Brinkley Boutique, Girls Gone Wine, or H.G. Jewelry to find the right gift to put under the tree, or load up on one-of-a-kind finds at Broknbo Vintage Market. For stocking stuffers, check out Crazy Finger Toys and Candy or Janet’s Treasure Chest for sweets and knick-knacks. You’re on your own when it comes to the wrapping, though.
Feast on Cabin Country’s Finest
Many of Cabin Country’s luxury cabins come with decked-out kitchens, making them perfect for preparing a holiday feast for the family. Bring grandma’s chili recipe and cook while you watch the game, or grab some steaks from Mountain Man Meat Market and fire up the grill on the porch. You can also let someone else do the cooking with an in-cabin private chef or a takeaway feast from a local restaurant.
Speaking of, if you’re planning to go out and eat, pizza, pasta, steak, Mexican, and good old southern comfort food are sure to hit the spot. Just be sure to check their holiday hours ahead of time. You can even give the big man a taste of Cabin Country with cookies from a local bakery like Spencer Creek Baking Co. or Whippoorwill Fudge and Sweet Shoppe.
Get Here Already!
There’s so much to do in Cabin Country during the holidays, and you can find it all when you download the Visit Beavers Bend Cabin Country App, where you’ll have your hands full of festive activities, food, and drink recs. It’s less than four hours from the Dallas Fort Worth area, Oklahoma City, and Tulas, and inside a three-hour drive from Shreveport. Queue up a podcast episode or two, and you’ll arrive in no time. So send those Christmas cards early, book your cabin, and get here already!