Frequently Asked Questions

What is my driving distance to Broken Bow?

  • Dallas – Broken Bow is 197 miles from the center of Dallas. It is a 3 to 3 ½ hour drive, depending upon your starting point.
  • Oklahoma City – Broken Bow is 255 miles from the center of Oklahoma City and is usually a 4-hour drive.
  • Shreveport – Broken Bow is 155 miles from Shreveport – usually a 3-hour drive.
  • Tulsa – Broken Bow is 218 miles from Tulsa – usually a 3 ½ hour drive.

What time is check-in / check-out?

Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. These times are firm in order to allow adequate time for cleaning between guests.

What are the cabin amenities?

All Beavers Bend Retreat cabins are fully equipped for all your needs. They each have outdoor grills, cooking utensils and linens for the number of people the cabin sleeps.

Is firewood provided?

Some cabins have gas fireplaces and some have wood burning fireplaces. Beavers Bend Retreat provides firewood for cabins with wood burning fireplaces from mid October through mid March.

What is the nearest MapQuest address?

Broken Bow, OK. All cabins are new and do not have physical addresses. See the Beavers Bend Retreat area map on the web site. Mapquest Link Broken Bow

How will I find my cabin?

You will receive directions from Broken Bow to your cabin, as well as your cabin’s key code, by e-mail approximately 7 days prior to your arrival.

Do you have handicapped facilities?

No – some cabins are more suited for the handicapped with only 2 – 3 steps and one story.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, at some cabins. See the individual cabin descriptions on the website to see which cabins allow pets. Please be sure to bathe, brush and treat for fleas before bringing your furry family member to the cabin. We also request you to crate your pets when leaving them at the cabin.

Are any of the cabins located on the lake?

Broken Bow Lake is managed by the Corps of Engineers. Therefore, no cabins or homes are allowed to be built near the water. The Beavers Bend Retreat cabins are nestled in the Ouachita National Forest. Beavers Bend is 3 – 5 miles. Broken Bow Lake is 4 – 6 miles.

Where can we find supplies and groceries in the area?

Pruett's Grocery in Broken Bow, Super Wal-Mart in Idabel or Wal-Mart in Broken Bow.

If I book today, what charges apply to my credit card?

Your credit card will charged for the first night, plus 9% tax, once we accept your reservation. When you enter your credit card information, your credit card is NOT processed at that time. Usually it is the next day when we manually run your card. The balance will be charged 30 days prior to your stay.

Do you accept cash payments?

No, a credit card is required in order to make a reservation.

What if we have more people in our group than the cabin sleeps?

Cabins are equipped to comfortably sleep the maximum number indicated (2 per bed and 2 per sleeper sofa). We supply enough amenities (towels, dishes, etc.) for that number of people. We STRONGLY suggest that you rent additional cabins for additional occupants. See the Beavers Bend Retreat map to find cabins located nearby.

Are there any restaurants in the area?

There are several restaurants within 1 to 3 miles from all the Beavers Bend Retreat cabins – Abendigos, Beavers Bend Café, Grateful Head, Shady Oaks, Stevens Gap Restaurant and The Blue Rooster. All are casual dress. The Frontier General Store and Lake Way each have hot and cold delis. There are additional restaurants in Broken Bow.

Do I need to buy a fishing license?

When fishing in the river or on Broken Bow Lake, people 14 & over must hold a valid temporary or permanent Oklahoma fishing license. Fishing licenses may be purchased at Wal-Mart, most convenient stores or the Beavers Bend State Park office. Broken Bow Lake is well known for large mouth bass, white bass, crappie & walleye. Fishing guides are available. Mountain Fork River is a designated trout stream. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked two times per month. See stocking dates on the Oklahoma Wildlife website. For more fishing guide info, go

Where are the boat ramps?

Beavers Bend Marina is located on Stevens Gap Road. There are four other boat ramps in Carson Creek and Stevens Gap. See the map on the Beavers Bend Retreat website

Are water craft rentals available?

Yes – pontoon boats, fishing boats and Jet Ski rentals are available at Beavers Bend Marina. Call 580-494-6455.

Are Canoe rentals available?

Yes – half-day or full-day canoe rentals are available on the lower Mountain Fork River. Also inside Beavers Bend State Park are canoe, paddle boats, bumper boats and kayak rentals. See the Area Attractions page of the Beavers Bend Retreat web site for phone numbers.

Are there mountain bike and hiking trails in the area?

All designated bike / hiking trails are located within the boundaries of Beavers Bend State Park. Check with the Nature Center or the State Park office for trail maps and directions. It is a good idea to notify the Nature Center (580-494-6556) or State Park office (580-494-6300) to let them know your plans to hike or bike the trails.

Are there designated ATV trails?

Yes. Be sure to obtain and understand the rules and regulations before riding the trails. The nearest ATV access is 1/4 mile North of the Northern Hills addition. The US Forest Service offers free ATV passes to the East of Hwy. 259.

May we ride our ATV vehicles from the cabins?

No – you must trailer your vehicles to the ATV trails.

Are your cabins air conditioned?

Yes – all of the Beavers Bend Retreat cabins are luxury homes, fully equipped with thermostat controlled central heating and air conditioning.

Do your cabins have fireplaces?

Yes – some of the Beavers Bend Retreat cabins have fireplaces for winter use and all of them have outdoor fire pits for campfires. Don’t forget to bring the marshmallows!

Are there wild animals in the area?

The cabins are located in the forest and we share the forest with rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, etc. For your protection, caution should be taken against poison ivy and 2 types of poisonous snakes – copperheads and rattlesnakes. Poison ivy and bug repellant is suggested.

Are 4-wheel drive vehicles required?

Most of our cabins have easy access. However, some cabins are located in areas where 4-wheel drive is considered more convenient.