Broken Bow, Oklahoma – aka, Hochatown, is a short drive across the Red River border between Texas and Oklahoma and a popular vacation spot within a 3 hour drive for families to get close to nature. Within 90 minutes you could be in Oklahoma City or close to Lake Texoma, which is a great place to vacation.
Renting a Broken Bow cabin is a must, as families can vacation together, enjoying hiking, boating on the Broken Bow lake, fishing and enjoy the outdoors in the Beavers Bend State Park and cute local town restaurants, a winery and some fun local attractions for the Kids in Hochatown, Oklahoma.
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Is Broken Bow and Beavers Bend the same?
Beavers Bend is the name of the State Park within Broken Bow and the nearest town is Hochatown, Oklahoma.
How far is Broken Bow from Dallas or Plano ?
Depending on traffic, the fastest route is 156 miles, via US 82E and estimated at 2 hours 34 minutes.
How much are Broken Bow Cabins to rent?
Rents start at $99 per night but can increase based on size and number of beds it offers and amenities it offers.
Things to do in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
There’s a Winery (Girls Gone Wine) that offers a great range and a gift shop with super cute gifts (We recommend youtry the Winearitas!)
Go to Tomahawk’s for axe throwing
Spot the Deer in the forest!
Big Foot Speedway and the Hochatown Petting Zoo are fun options for Kids and for little kids, there is a cute Train ride at Beavers Bend State Park. At the Petting Zoo, the owner actually rescues and rehabs animals so you don’t know who you’ll meet on a repeat visit.
Head to Steven’s Gap (Off of U.S. 259, Hochatown, OK) to pick up one of the BrokenTikiTours. They get the little kids involved, who may even be able to drive the boat!
Head 9 miles west on Highway 3, and try Riverman Trail Rides for horseback riding. It’s a beautiful ride. It puts you up on this huge cliff overlooking a river – it is stunning.
Ages 10 and up ride their own horse; littles can ride with an adult on a tandem saddle in the rear – the people running this are the folks who own and live on the land itself – truly amazing!
The food at Buffalo Grill is also great. If you fish, go to the river for trout. Each person must have a Oklahoma fishing license.
For a little more adventure, you can Rent ATV’s and Boat Rentals – couples or families looking for adventure and a unique experience in the great Ouachita mountains.
You could always try Ziplining too with Rugaru Aerial Adventures, but be sure to check the requirements for the members of your family that can take part. Tripadvisor classifies it as their current #1 Outdoor Adventure in Broken Bow!
Broken Bow Lake
To swim in the Broken Bow Lake or rent a Boat, head to Steven’s Gap and to the Beavers Bend Marina for rentals. Add a Tube too, for extra fun!
The lake is usually warm (depending on the time of the year).
There’s some rocky beaches off Steven’s Gap –> Eagle Dr where you can swim, but the river was fun to catch tadpoles in the shallow areas. At the little lake you can rent paddle boats and canoes.
Places to eat out in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
For Pizza, Grateful Head is very popular for the atmosphere, but the Pizza at Mountain Fork Brewery is renowned!
We love the Beavers Bend Brewery, Jake’s Brickhouse Grill for steaks, Shuck Me for Seafood and Buffalo Grill (for Barbecue!) and the Rolling Fork Takery in Hochatown – they source everything fresh and local, and the owner creates all the recipes.
Another great option is a little place called the River Walk Market in the Hochatown Strip Mall which does breakfast and lunch buffets with great home-cooking. You’ll pay according to your kids age – $.99/year up until 8, then it’s a flat price for everyone.
For Coffee and Desserts, try Okie Girls Coffee and Ice Cream, Northside Ice Cream Parlor and Gypsy Brew Java.
Check if they are Kid or Pet Friendly
Check the Host and Property Ratings and Reviews: the reviews usually tell you if the neighbors were loud, the host responsive, if the place was clean or how easy the parking was!
Are Linens and Basics provided? Always check if you need to bring kitchen paper, your own sheets and toilet paper. Listings usually provide that information.
The closest Grocery Store is Pruett’s and stock may be low if it’s a popular time of year for rentals. There is a Walmart in the town, but you may want to bring your own Groceries.
Items to bring
Stuff to make s’mores
Bring Rain boots for the creek
If you are not well versed in starting your own log fire, or want to ensure you don’t rely on having a stock of logs, you can purchase a duraflame log at Tom Thumb. Most cabins will provide logs for you for an extra fee. Check when you book or contact the owner before you go.
Broken Bow Cabins, Oklahoma
Looking for a Cabin in Broken Bow Oklahoma? The market is super hot for rentals right now, so don’t leave it late to make a booking – many are booked two or three months out. Broken Bow cabins availability is limited!
Features: Sleeps 7 (2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths) Pet friendly An Outdoor Hot Tub, Horse Shoes, a Fire Pit and lots of wrap around decking with screened in porch! There is also an Indoor game room with pool table. Bonus features: centrally located within 10 minutes of restaurants, winery and lake.
Cory tells us why this cabin is perfect for families and couples: “There is lots to do at our cabin and it is very private and it is nestled on almost 2 acres of land with 75′ pine trees”
Features: Sleeps 10 (2 King Master Bedrooms, a Kids’ Bunk Room (sleeps 6), 2 baths) Pets are welcome Min Stay: 2–3 nights
This newly built (2020) cabin offers so much space and privacy, sitting on a fully stocked pond, which is perfect for Fishing and Kayaks too! The cabin is located within minutes of Beaver’s Bend State Park and everything Hochatown has to offer.
Bonus features: No matter the weather, there is an abundance of things to do: roast s’mores in the fire pit, play some corn hole, and cook dinner on the grill. Inside, there is high speed internet, TVs in every room, a two-person video game console with 400+ old school video games, and a cabin full of games and other kid-friendly activities. Why this cabin is perfect for families and couples: Complete seclusion yet minutes from the town of Hochatown, Kayaking and a Hot Tub!
Features: Sleeps 10 (2 King Bedroom Suites (with private bathroom) and a Loft Area Bedroom that can sleep 7 with foosball and arcade games), 2 baths Pets are welcome Min Stay: 1–3 nights
Located in Pine Hills North, which is centrally located right at turn of Blue Rooster and Grateful Head Pizza
Shannon says: “The cabin is a very charming farmhouse style and appeals to both families and girls trips”
Bonus features: An Outdoor fireplace & Hot tub with TV, Grill, a Swingset, Horseshoes, Ladder ball, Washers and Glow in the dark tetherball. Why this cabin is perfect for families and couples: Outdoor games and a baby crib · sleep sofa/futon and bunk beds!
Features: Sleeps 12 (2 master King Suites with private bathrooms and a 50 inch smart TV in each bedroom, a Bunkroom for adults and kids (2 queen and 2 twin beds) 3 baths and 1 half bath Pets are welcome Min Stay: 3 nights
Brand new build and ready for rental from September 2020.
Located in the Timber Creek Trails area of Hochatown. Entry to the property provides a large circle drive with plenty of parking and easy access for guest pulling boats.
Bonus features: A loft room with a custom arcade with 400+ games and a large deck overlooking the forest, with other outdoor seating areas, a grill, TV sitting area, gas log fireplace and propane grill. The Hot Tub is on order for delivery asap!
Why this cabin is perfect for families: A configuration of bed types and kiddie-kove nook especially for the smaller guests.
Located in the Skyhorse Crossing, on the lake side of Hwy 259 on Stephens Gap Road.
Bonus features: A loft room complete with card game table and chairs, air hockey, a wall-mounted dart game, a new 60 game stained wood cabinet Arcade, a sofa for gaming and TV watching and a large deck overlooking the forest and a secluded stocked pond with a private pier), a Fire Pit, Hot Tub, Gas Grill and playground with bag toss and ladder ball for the kids.
Why this cabin is perfect for families: Two bedrooms off of the Loft Room – a combined entertainment and living space for Kids while the adults also enjoy themselves!
2 King bedroom suites with private full baths. 1/2 Bath off living area. Sleeper sofa with king size mattress in living room.
2 night minimum stay.
Gimme Some Sugar is a warm inviting cozy rustic farmhouse in the neighborhood of Pine Hills located right in the heart of Hochatown. There is a creek on the property. Take a 3 minute walk down our street to a big beautiful pond!
Matthew says “We had the best time. The property was great, very clean, wonderful showers, very comfy beds!”
Bonus features: Outdoor fireplace, hot tub, TV, and grill. Also has corn hole, retro arcade machine with 412 games, tetherball, and other games for families and friends to enjoy!
Features: Sleeps 6 (2 King Master Bedrooms with smart TVs in each bedroom and private baths for both, 1/2 bath off the living room and sleeper sofa in living room comfortable for 1 No pets allowed. Min Stay: 2–3 nights
Location: Sunrise Ridge (north of Carson Creek Rd on the west side of hwy 259)
Charming features: Modern + Farmhouse design, garage door pass-through window in the kitchen, 3 steel fireplaces (living room, bedroom, and back deck), and of course, a Hot Tub!
Bonus features: Sits high on a ridge giving you mountain views with fabulous sunsets and sunrises on the back deck
Why people love to stay here: Great location, amazing views, beautiful decor, and all the amenities!
Features: Sleeps: 8, 2 bedrooms (2 king masters and 1 bunk loft) and 3 full baths (the master baths even include vintage soaker tubs!)
Location: Timber Creek Trails South in Broken Bow, OK (the area of Broken Bow with cabins and attractions is also referred to as Hochatown)
Charming features: A luxurious soaker tub with a view outside and modern finishes for relaxing and pampering. One of the bathrooms has a rainfall shower head, like the best spas have! The loft has 4 built in bunk beds and a bonus media room upstairs.
Bonus features: There are outdoor cameras for added safety and security
Why people love to stay here: It’s the perfect mix of everything adults want (modern design, high-end finish out, large family gathering areas, hot tub, privacy) and kids want (loft, tons of room to play, fire pit for campfire & s’mores) for a fun getaway.
Location: In Broken Bow, OK. The cabin is located less than a mile (walking distance) from Mountain Fork Brewery, Okie Girls Coffee and Ice Cream, Shuck Me and minutes from Broken Bow lake and other popular attractions and restaurants.
Charming features: Newly built in May 2021 and is perfect for a big family and two families together. The upstairs loft has 4 bunkbeds, 2 twin-size pull-out trundle beds and can sleep up to 6 guests. Kids and adults can find plenty of entertainment in the loft playing Foosball or Pac-Man on the custom arcade featuring 400+ games. In addition, you can find a number of board games and books for different age groups. The loft also includes 2 comfy bean bag chairs for you to relax and watch TV. The loft has a separate, full bathroom with a sliding door shower/tub combination.
Bonus features: They include a multi-unit Keurig machine in the Cabin and a starter supply of k-cups will be available too! The little ones can play on the play set while the adults relax on two hammocks on the property.
Why people love to stay here: It’s brand new and has everything you need! A one-stop large vacation home for a large group – family reunion or celebration.
The owner says: “We visited Broken Bow a few times and just fell in love with the area and all the outdoor activities. We definitely saw it as a home away from home and built our family cabin to accommodate family and friends”
Wednesday 16th of September 2020
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