Whether you are looking for a snowy winter trip or a weekend of summer fun on the lake, Broken Bow vacation rentals have something for you! Broken Bow OK is a nature lover’s ideal vacation spot, having both the splendor of the mountains and one of the largest lakes in Oklahoma. Best of all, Broken Bow Vacation Rentals are located close to restaurants, shopping and entertainment! Read on to learn more, and start planning your perfect weekend getaway today!
Where Exactly Is Broken Bow OK?
Broken Bow is a small town in southeastern Oklahoma, about three hours by car from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This gem of vacation spot is nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountain range, and features long stretches of uninterrupted pine forest, making it a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers and nature lovers of all types.
Things To Do On Your Perfect Weekend Getaway In Broken Bow, OK
Now that you know where to go for a great weekend, read on to learn about some of the best things to do in Broken Bow!
Hike Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park is located in Broken Bow, and features lots of hiking trails for all different levels of fitness. For those looking for the most popular hikes, check out Friends Trail Loop. It ascends about 280 ft before curving along a pleasant riverside. To avoid getting lost, consider downloading a map or a hiking app of the area.
Those looking for a more challenging hike will enjoy Lookout Mountain Loop, an almost 3-mile loop hike that climbs nearly 600 feet into the mountains! Shaded and rocky, this terrain is perfect for birdwatchers or those hoping to spot some wildlife. If you are lucky, you might even see a bald eagle!
Enjoy Broken Bow Lake
Tourists come from all over to enjoy the cold, clear waters of Broken Bow Lake. Covering almost 14,000 square acres, this lake is perfect for water activities. In the summer you can rent boats and even jet skis by the hour from the Beavers Bend Marina, and the water is great for swimming, paddle boats, or kayaks!
Fishing in the Mt. Fork River
Mt Fork River has some of the best fishing in the state of Oklahoma, and can be fished year-round! Mt Fork River is especially good for trout fishing. Those who are interested in fly fishing can hire a local guide for lessons and tips on the best fishing spots, as well as rental equipment. Some will even clean your catch for you to cook later.
Get Dinner and A Show at Abendigos
A relaxing trip in nature does not mean that you have to forgo dining and entertainment! If you are looking for dinner and some live music, head over to Hochatown and visit Abendigos. Located about 20 minutes from Broken Bow, this Abendigos features a delicious menu of southern food and handmade artisanal cocktails year-round. In the summer they feature live music performances on their “porch.”
Sample Craft Beer
Craft beer lovers will find lots of options in and around Broken Bow. For starters, there is Mt Fork Brewing Company, which brews its beer with water from the Mt Fork river! This fun brewery has a rotating selection of beers brewed on-site, as well as a menu of pub fare. There is also a large back patio with yard games, which is perfect for families traveling with little ones.
There is also Beavers Bend Brewery, which also brews its beer on-site and features standard lagers alongside more creative brews like the hoppin jalapeno ale and front porch peach. As for food they have the hilariously named “Weinery” on-site, where you can order all different types of hot dogs to enjoy along with your beer.
Enjoy Your Broken Bow Vacation Rental From Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals
The best way to unwind and relax is with a vacation rental from Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals. Joelle’s River House is perfect for large family reunions or friend getaways, and comfortably sleeps seven adults. It has a fully stocked kitchen, a stone fireplace, and a large deck to dine al fresco. Best of all is the private dock directly on Mt Fork River! Right next door is Viney’s cabin, a single-bedroom cabin with a fully screened-in porch overlooking the river. Both properties can be rented separately or together. If you want the perfect Broken Bow vacation rental, check out Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals and start planning your vacation today!