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Best cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahomas - The Cabin Collection's California Dreaming A-frame

During late April 2021, I was excited to have scratched off another U.S. state off my bucket list – Oklahoma! What a lot of people do not realize is that you don’t always have to escape to the mountains to connect with nature and enjoy a weekend getaway in the woods. Staying in a lovely cabin in the Southeastern town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma will provide you with an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

After spending one day in Dallas, Texas, myself along with Linnea of Popovers and Passports, Alex of East Coast Contessa and Andie of Airplane Andie drove around three hours Northeast to the woodland town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma where we spent three nights in a stunning A-frame home by The Cabin Collection called California Dreaming.

A woman enjoying her cabin weekend at an A-frame rental in Broken Bow

Overall, Broken Bow is a lake town that is filled with water adventures, hiking trails, stunning cabins like California Dreaming, renowned wineries and breweries, great restaurants and bars and other outdoor activities. Broken Bow is home to Beavers Bend State Park and is considered a year-round destination for all to enjoy.

In this article, read all about the best cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow and discover the best things to do in this Southeastern area of Oklahoma.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like. During my time in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, The Cabin Collection hosted me at their California Dreaming cabin for three nights.


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Best Cabin Weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Getting to Southeastern Oklahoma:

Hochatown trading post

As I mention above, my cabin trip to Broken Bow was followed after spending a day in Dallas, Texas. Since Linnea lives in Dallas, she picked us up at our hotel and took Alex and I up to Broken Bow in her own vehicle. Andie came from the Houston area and met us there.

The easiest way to get to Broken Bow if you plan to take a flight is to fly into Dallas’ DFW or Love Field Airports. Other cities with larger commercial airports that you can fly into are Little Rock, Arkansas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A smaller commercial airport that is close to Broken Bow is Texarkana, which is on the Texas/Arkansas border. You can find affordable flights through Skyscanner.

In addition, there are also smaller, local airports in Broken Bow, Idabel and McAlester, Oklahoma as well as De Queen Arkansas and Paris, Texas.

No matter what, you will need a vehicle to get around the Broken Bow area. Unless you have your own car, you will definitely need to rent one.

Top Cabin in Broken Bow – The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-Frame

An A-frame cabin rental in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

It had always been my dream to stay at an A-frame house in the woods. I love the tall ceilings and large windows that provide a lot of natural light. There is nothing like waking up in an A-frame cabin and seeing the beautiful leaves sway from the trees outside. It is the best feeling!

During my time in Broken Bow with Linnea, Andie and Alex, we spent three nights and two full days at The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame home. This dreamy A-frame was built in 2019 and welcomed their first renters in November 2019.

A woman walking into the The Cabin Collection's A-frame home

Overall, The Cabin Collection is a management company that offers high-end cabin rentals, exclusively in Woodland Hills of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. From the moment the four of us walked into the cabin, we were in awe of how stunning the entire house was!

The reason why this specific Broken Bow cabin is called California Dreaming is because the furniture and décor mixes vintage with modern and Boho with Southwestern. In fact, Oklahoma is actually considered part of the Southwest. For the longest time, I believed the state was part of the Midwest!

Inside The Cabin Collection's A-frame home in Broken Bow

This gorgeous cabin was designed, built and furnished by Dallas-based potter Natalie Cross who owns Your House or Mine. The inside of the home is brand new, spacious, stunning and has everything you need. When you sit outside on the deck, you can enjoy the sound of nature that Broken Bow boasts.

California Dreaming features a modern kitchen with so many great supplies! What is nice is that you don’t even need to leave the cabin to eat, drink or have fun. Just stop at the nearby Walmart or Pruett’s Food, which is the local supermarket in Broken Bow, and you can pick up ingredients and whip up your favorite meals in the cabin. There is everything from cooking spices to serveware such as dishes and utensils and cookware like pots and pans, skillets, a blender, mixing bowl, can openers and more to coffee, tea and supplies.

A woman cooking at her cabin in Broken Bow

In addition, there are also two master bedrooms on the main floor that feature a king bed with a closet and full bathroom attached to it. The bathrooms attached include a large shower and a soaker tub. There is also a bunk bedroom located off the second-floor loft. Right next to the bedroom is a full and spacious bathroom with a large shower. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms feature luxury towels, Brooklinen linens and Public Goods bath products.

The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame has a stunning living room with a leather couch that overlooks the forest outside. There is also a television, reading nook with a fireplace, board games and an upstairs loft with another tv set. Outside of the cabin features a long deck with a grill, outdoor seating, a fire table and stringed lights. There is also a hot tub to relax in, an outdoor fireplace to warm up while you eat dinner outside and a fire pit in the woods for an authentic campfire experience. You can never be bored in this house! Plus, there is great WIFI, since there is no cell phone reception.

A woman relaxing in a hot tub in the woods of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

We made so many wonderful memories at this beautiful cabin in Broken Bow and we even got to enjoy a wonderful charcuterie board from the sweet owner Katie! She also provided us with Ranch Water, which is a hard seltzer along with delicious kettle corn.

Whether you’re doing a friends’ getaway, family trip or couples’ escape, there is an endless number of things to do at this happy cabin in Broken Bow. California Dreaming is also a great accommodation for families with children!

What to do during a Weekend in Broken Bow:

Savor Delicious Local Food:

From barbecue to Mexican food, there are a plethora of great restaurants to enjoy in Broken Bow and the neighboring town of Hochatown. During our few days in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the four of us got to try some great restaurants, which I talk about below:

A cookie skillet from Buffalo Grill in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Buffalo Grill:

During our first evening in Broken Bow, we grabbed dinner at Buffalo Grill in Hochatown that featured typical American food as well as barbecue. We sat outside on their patio, since it was a nice night, and I savored a BBQ chicken sandwich with fries, which was delicious! Both Alex and Linnea also got barbecue platters and Andie enjoyed the mac and cheese skillet. For dessert, we all shared the chocolate chip cookie skillet that was mouthwatering!

A BBQ chicken sandwich from Oklahoma
Abendigo’s Grill & Patio:

One of the most iconic and popular spots to enjoy good food and drinks, live music and pool tables is Abendigo’s in Hochatown.

When we first arrived at Abendigo’s, we walked through a country gift store that reminded me of Cracker Barrel. You can get everything in there from apparel to home goods to baking products. Inside of the restaurant is a bar, a room with pool tables, a stage for live music and there is also an outdoor patio to enjoy on a nice day.

During our evening at Abendigo’s, I savored the fried catfish with hushpuppies and garlic mashed potatoes. It was delicious! Linnea also had the fried catfish; Andie savored the pasta Louisiana dish that included shrimp, crawfish, smoked sausage and bacon in a garlic lemon butter sauce and Alex had the chicken fried steak, which is a big Texas/Oklahoma staple that is pretty much a breaded steak cutlet.

Fried catfish from Abendigo's in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Other great restaurants to try in the Broken Bow/Hochatown area are below:

  • Shuck Me (A seafood restaurant known for its oysters, shrimp and crawfish.)
  • Hochatown Saloon (A western saloon known for its American dining selections, delicious drinks, live music and nightclub.)
  • Papa Poblanos (A local Mexican restaurant and a favorite amongst many.)
A charcuterie board to enjoy in a cabin in Broken Bow

Since the cabin is situated deep in the woods of Broken Bow and the road that it is on is all gravel, it will take you around 15 minutes to drive to all of the restaurants and iconic spots in the town. Please be mindful of this when you make reservations at restaurants or any activity center.

Admire Nature on a Hike:

The woods of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

A great thing to do during a beautiful morning in Broken Bow, Oklahoma is the Friends Trail Loop in Beavers Bend State Park.

It is a moderate, 1.5-mile, heavily trafficked hike located 15 to 20 minutes from the California Dreaming cabin in Broken Bow. This stunning trail goes along the Lower Mountain Fork River and there are also nice waterfalls to admire. There are a few steep climbs, but it is pretty doable for most.

It costs $10 USD to enter Beavers Bend State Park as an out-of-state visitor. For Oklahoma residents, it will cost $8 USD to enter into the park. I recommend downloading the AllTrails app to track any hikes you do in Broken Bow.

Other great outdoor adventures in the Broken Bow area are to go horseback riding, zip lining, ATV riding, mini golfing and more!

Beer Taste at a Brewery:

A woman beer tasting during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Another great thing to do during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma is to visit a local brewery. During our time in Broken Bow, we spent an afternoon beer tasting and savoring brick oven pizzas at Mountain Fork Brewery.

What is cool about visiting Mountain Fork Brewery in Broken Bow is that when you first enter the building, there is a Sasquatch tree! If you have never heard of Sasquatch before, it is pretty much the Bigfoot of Oklahoma. Southeastern Oklahoma features the densely wooded Kiamichi Mountains that offer plenty of hiding spots for mythical beasts like Sasquatch.

A sasquatch tree at Mountain Fork Brewery in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Just like I talk about in my Northern California and Oregon Road Trip article, people have claimed that they’ve seen Sasquatch (like Bigfoot) in the woods near Broken Bow and Hochatown. There is a $2 million USD award for anyone who catches this hairy ape-like creature. It’s a cool legend!

When we first arrived at Mountain Fork Brewery, we were given a tour of the brewery itself and learned about the entire beer making process. Established in 2015, all of Mountain Fork’s craft beers are made from the water of the nearby Mountain Fork River. Prior to Mountain Fork becoming a brewery, the building was once a distillery.

Mountain Fork Brewery in Oklahoma

After our tour, we sat on the deck that had a stage for live music and yard games, such as corn hole, to enjoy. (It’s also a great place to visit if you have kids!) We were then given a flight of four different beers to try and a pint of our favorites afterwards. The four of us also got to savor delicious pizza for lunch.

The beer that I tried was Mountain Fork Light Ale, which is a pilsner malt with brown rice flakes and cryo hops; HochaWizen that is a favorite wheat ale amongst locals that has an orange flavor; Gentleman Jackalope, which is a citrus IPA and Timber Creek Ale that is a refreshing malty amber ale. They all were amazing, but I liked the Timber Creek Ale the best.

A margherita pizza from Mountain Fork Brewery

After beer tasting, I enjoyed a delicious Margherita pizza that included tomato sauce, olive oil, mozzarella and basil; Andie and Alex enjoyed the “Kitchen Sink” pizzas each that included tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni and then Linnea had the “Tubby Keith”, which included tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, bacon and meatballs.

Overall, we had such a fun afternoon at Mountain Fork Brewery. We even made friends with the owners and they gave us each a shot! Definitely come here when you visit Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Enjoy a Campfire:

A s'mores charcuterie board to enjoy during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, OK

After a fun day exploring Broken Bow, there was nothing better than coming back to the cabin to enjoy a campfire.

We bought all of our s’more’s items from Pruett’s (the local grocery store) and made a lovely bonfire charcuterie board as we like to call it. It was so nice relaxing by the fire at night and listening to the crickets in the woods.

A campfire at night at The Cabin Collection's A-frame in Broken Bow

Even though we traveled to Broken Bow at the end of April, it felt like summertime and there was nothing better than telling stories, listening to some tunes as well as enjoying s’mores and hard seltzers.

Have Fun Wine Tasting at a Local Vineyard:

Wine tasting at Fish Tales Winery in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

In addition to breweries, Broken Bow, Oklahoma has numerous renowned wineries to visit. The day after visiting Mountain Fork Brewery, we went wine tasting at Fish Tales Winery & Bistro in Broken Bow.

Linda and Jesse King own Fish Tales Winery and it is situated in an adorable log cabin. This cozy winery and bistro were once a fly-fishing shop for 20 years. In 2017, the owners opened their winery and vineyard, which is located behind the cabin.

Fish Tales Winery in Broken Bow

Fish Tales Winery specializes in muscadine wines that are popular in the American South. During our time at this lovely winery, we did a tasting, enjoyed a meal and had a glass of our favorite wine that we tasted. I loved all of the muscadines and Cabernet Sauvignons! Fish Tales Winery also has legacy wines such as their Peach Legacy. With a purchase of this bottle, $1 is donated to Suicide Awareness programs.

Lunch at Fish Tales Winery & Bistro

We had a wonderful time tasting the different wines and learning a lot about the wild muscadines that grow locally. After our wine tasting, we enjoyed a nice lunch. Fish Tales Winery & Bistro offers dips, salads, paninis, mac and cheese dishes and more. During our afternoon, the four of us got sample platters where we were able to enjoy small portions of three different meal items on the menu. I had the tomato soup; an apple, pear and ham panini as well as a chicken and grape salad with lemon poppyseed dressing.

There are a few wineries to choose from in the Broken Bow/Hochatown area, but Fish Tales Winery is definitely the place to go!

Go Axe Throwing:

Axe throwing during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow

During our time in Broken Bow, the weather wasn’t the best on our last day, so we went axe throwing at Thomahawk’s.

This fun axe throwing house is BYOB and it is a great way to sharpen your axe throwing skills while making memories with friends. When you first arrive, someone will show you how to properly throw the axe and guide you. At first, it is a little tricky, but by the end of your session, you will feel like a pro!

Other great things to do on a rainy day in Broken Bow is participate in an escape room at Hochatown Escape Games and to go shopping.

Adventure on Broken Bow Lake:

A woman enjoying a cabin weekend at Broken Bow Lake

A cabin weekend escape to Broken Bow, Oklahoma would not be complete without enjoying the lake! During the summertime, this lake area thrives with boat lovers, fishers, adventurers and more.

This beautiful lake is deep and is 14,000 acres. There are 180 miles of beaches, rocky cliffs and forests surrounding Broken Bow Lake. You can enjoy swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing on the lake. There is so much fun to be had here!

Broken Bow Lake is absolutely breathtaking and even though we didn’t visit during the prime summer season, it was still nice to see and enjoy the peacefulness all around. It is also a great area to bird watch, camp and hike! You can even spot other wildlife near the lake such as deer, bears, wild turkeys and more.


The Cabin Collection's California Dreaming in Broken Bow

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the best things to do during a well-needed cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and reading about my experience staying at The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame house. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

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21 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on May 21, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Omg, I need to rent this place ~ my favorite type of log cabin is the A-frame ~ I am so jealous that you stayed at this amazing exquisitely decorated A-frame! Looks like such a relaxing place to stay with all the beautiful nature around. Glad you girls enjoyed your time there! Love you, mom 👩 xoxo ♥️ love all your gorgeous photos ~

    • Taylor Deer on May 21, 2021 at 11:11 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I did not want to leave. I loved the A-frame so much! 🙂

  2. Cosette on May 22, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Such a gorgeous place to stay. Haven’t been to Oklahoma yet, but the Broken Bow/Hochatown area sounds great!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2021 at 1:12 am

      It really was an amazing A-frame home! I loved that area. So cute! 🙂

  3. kmf on May 29, 2021 at 10:54 am

    What a fabulous place! I can see why this is the best cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow, Oklahoma!

  4. Ashlee Fechino on May 29, 2021 at 11:03 am

    So fun to see your Oklahoma post since we are in Oklahoma!!

    • Taylor Deer on May 29, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Ah thank you Ashlee! Oklahomas has a lot of hidden gems. 🙂

  5. Kitti on May 29, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Oh this A-frame cabin looks like a dream. It looks so picturesque both on the inside and the outside. I would definitely enjoy spending some time in that hot tub surrounded by that beautiful greenery.

    • Taylor Deer on May 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      It really was a dream Kitti! I loved staying here and relaxing. 🙂

  6. amy on May 30, 2021 at 4:09 am

    This looks like such a wonderful place to stay – Broken Bow is breathtaking!! Your photos are super pretty.

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      It definitely was Amy! I loved the A-frame so much. Also thank you! 🙂

  7. Puloma Banerjee on May 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Broken Bow, Oklahoma is such a cool place to visit!Loved the interior and the exotic dining experience described. It’s a perfect staycation!

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you Puloma! It truly was a lot of fun. 🙂

  8. Erin from Pina Travels on May 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Ok, have to admit I have never considered visiting Oklahoma. But Broken Bow looks so gorgeous, and staying in this cabin would be such a dream! That hot tub! Pinning this for inspo for a future trip to OK, just waiting for that Canada/USA border to open!

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      Haha, honestly, I never pictured myself traveling to Oklahoma either, but I truly had a great time! The Broken Bow area is so gorgeous and offers something for everyone to enjoy. 🙂

  9. Linzey Taylor on May 30, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t really think of Oklahoma as a place to visit but you may have changed my mind. This place looks really beautiful, fun and relaxing. And this house? Omg, perfection. Thanks for sharing! We might be going through Oklahoma this fall and I might need to add this to my list 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Ah yay! Glad I changed your mind. 🙂 I honestly never really had a desire to go until this trip. We had such a great time. 🙂

  10. Magicandbliss on June 2, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Omg! It has been my dream to stay at a A-frame cottage and this cabin looks like a dream come true. The hot tub and the interiors are so stunning, would love to stay here if I happen to visit Oklahoma someday.

    • Taylor Deer on June 3, 2021 at 9:30 am

      It really was a dream! I loved staying there and it was absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  11. Fiona on June 3, 2021 at 6:29 am

    A frame’s are gorgeous!! I wish we had more them here in Australia. Broken Bow looks gorgeous 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on June 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

      They definitely are Fiona! I’m surprised there aren’t any in Australia!

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Best cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahomas - The Cabin Collection's California Dreaming A-frame

During late April 2021, I was excited to have scratched off another U.S. state off my bucket list – Oklahoma! What a lot of people do not realize is that you don’t always have to escape to the mountains to connect with nature and enjoy a weekend getaway in the woods. Staying in a lovely cabin in the Southeastern town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma will provide you with an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

After spending one day in Dallas, Texas, myself along with Linnea of Popovers and Passports, Alex of East Coast Contessa and Andie of Airplane Andie drove around three hours Northeast to the woodland town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma where we spent three nights in a stunning A-frame home by The Cabin Collection called California Dreaming.

A woman enjoying her cabin weekend at an A-frame rental in Broken Bow

Overall, Broken Bow is a lake town that is filled with water adventures, hiking trails, stunning cabins like California Dreaming, renowned wineries and breweries, great restaurants and bars and other outdoor activities. Broken Bow is home to Beavers Bend State Park and is considered a year-round destination for all to enjoy.

In this article, read all about the best cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow and discover the best things to do in this Southeastern area of Oklahoma.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like. During my time in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, The Cabin Collection hosted me at their California Dreaming cabin for three nights.


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Best Cabin Weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Getting to Southeastern Oklahoma:

Hochatown trading post

As I mention above, my cabin trip to Broken Bow was followed after spending a day in Dallas, Texas. Since Linnea lives in Dallas, she picked us up at our hotel and took Alex and I up to Broken Bow in her own vehicle. Andie came from the Houston area and met us there.

The easiest way to get to Broken Bow if you plan to take a flight is to fly into Dallas’ DFW or Love Field Airports. Other cities with larger commercial airports that you can fly into are Little Rock, Arkansas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A smaller commercial airport that is close to Broken Bow is Texarkana, which is on the Texas/Arkansas border. You can find affordable flights through Skyscanner.

In addition, there are also smaller, local airports in Broken Bow, Idabel and McAlester, Oklahoma as well as De Queen Arkansas and Paris, Texas.

No matter what, you will need a vehicle to get around the Broken Bow area. Unless you have your own car, you will definitely need to rent one.

Top Cabin in Broken Bow – The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-Frame

An A-frame cabin rental in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

It had always been my dream to stay at an A-frame house in the woods. I love the tall ceilings and large windows that provide a lot of natural light. There is nothing like waking up in an A-frame cabin and seeing the beautiful leaves sway from the trees outside. It is the best feeling!

During my time in Broken Bow with Linnea, Andie and Alex, we spent three nights and two full days at The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame home. This dreamy A-frame was built in 2019 and welcomed their first renters in November 2019.

A woman walking into the The Cabin Collection's A-frame home

Overall, The Cabin Collection is a management company that offers high-end cabin rentals, exclusively in Woodland Hills of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. From the moment the four of us walked into the cabin, we were in awe of how stunning the entire house was!

The reason why this specific Broken Bow cabin is called California Dreaming is because the furniture and décor mixes vintage with modern and Boho with Southwestern. In fact, Oklahoma is actually considered part of the Southwest. For the longest time, I believed the state was part of the Midwest!

Inside The Cabin Collection's A-frame home in Broken Bow

This gorgeous cabin was designed, built and furnished by Dallas-based potter Natalie Cross who owns Your House or Mine. The inside of the home is brand new, spacious, stunning and has everything you need. When you sit outside on the deck, you can enjoy the sound of nature that Broken Bow boasts.

California Dreaming features a modern kitchen with so many great supplies! What is nice is that you don’t even need to leave the cabin to eat, drink or have fun. Just stop at the nearby Walmart or Pruett’s Food, which is the local supermarket in Broken Bow, and you can pick up ingredients and whip up your favorite meals in the cabin. There is everything from cooking spices to serveware such as dishes and utensils and cookware like pots and pans, skillets, a blender, mixing bowl, can openers and more to coffee, tea and supplies.

A woman cooking at her cabin in Broken Bow

In addition, there are also two master bedrooms on the main floor that feature a king bed with a closet and full bathroom attached to it. The bathrooms attached include a large shower and a soaker tub. There is also a bunk bedroom located off the second-floor loft. Right next to the bedroom is a full and spacious bathroom with a large shower. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms feature luxury towels, Brooklinen linens and Public Goods bath products.

The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame has a stunning living room with a leather couch that overlooks the forest outside. There is also a television, reading nook with a fireplace, board games and an upstairs loft with another tv set. Outside of the cabin features a long deck with a grill, outdoor seating, a fire table and stringed lights. There is also a hot tub to relax in, an outdoor fireplace to warm up while you eat dinner outside and a fire pit in the woods for an authentic campfire experience. You can never be bored in this house! Plus, there is great WIFI, since there is no cell phone reception.

A woman relaxing in a hot tub in the woods of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

We made so many wonderful memories at this beautiful cabin in Broken Bow and we even got to enjoy a wonderful charcuterie board from the sweet owner Katie! She also provided us with Ranch Water, which is a hard seltzer along with delicious kettle corn.

Whether you’re doing a friends’ getaway, family trip or couples’ escape, there is an endless number of things to do at this happy cabin in Broken Bow. California Dreaming is also a great accommodation for families with children!

What to do during a Weekend in Broken Bow:

Savor Delicious Local Food:

From barbecue to Mexican food, there are a plethora of great restaurants to enjoy in Broken Bow and the neighboring town of Hochatown. During our few days in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the four of us got to try some great restaurants, which I talk about below:

A cookie skillet from Buffalo Grill in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Buffalo Grill:

During our first evening in Broken Bow, we grabbed dinner at Buffalo Grill in Hochatown that featured typical American food as well as barbecue. We sat outside on their patio, since it was a nice night, and I savored a BBQ chicken sandwich with fries, which was delicious! Both Alex and Linnea also got barbecue platters and Andie enjoyed the mac and cheese skillet. For dessert, we all shared the chocolate chip cookie skillet that was mouthwatering!

A BBQ chicken sandwich from Oklahoma
Abendigo’s Grill & Patio:

One of the most iconic and popular spots to enjoy good food and drinks, live music and pool tables is Abendigo’s in Hochatown.

When we first arrived at Abendigo’s, we walked through a country gift store that reminded me of Cracker Barrel. You can get everything in there from apparel to home goods to baking products. Inside of the restaurant is a bar, a room with pool tables, a stage for live music and there is also an outdoor patio to enjoy on a nice day.

During our evening at Abendigo’s, I savored the fried catfish with hushpuppies and garlic mashed potatoes. It was delicious! Linnea also had the fried catfish; Andie savored the pasta Louisiana dish that included shrimp, crawfish, smoked sausage and bacon in a garlic lemon butter sauce and Alex had the chicken fried steak, which is a big Texas/Oklahoma staple that is pretty much a breaded steak cutlet.

Fried catfish from Abendigo's in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Other great restaurants to try in the Broken Bow/Hochatown area are below:

  • Shuck Me (A seafood restaurant known for its oysters, shrimp and crawfish.)
  • Hochatown Saloon (A western saloon known for its American dining selections, delicious drinks, live music and nightclub.)
  • Papa Poblanos (A local Mexican restaurant and a favorite amongst many.)
A charcuterie board to enjoy in a cabin in Broken Bow

Since the cabin is situated deep in the woods of Broken Bow and the road that it is on is all gravel, it will take you around 15 minutes to drive to all of the restaurants and iconic spots in the town. Please be mindful of this when you make reservations at restaurants or any activity center.

Admire Nature on a Hike:

The woods of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

A great thing to do during a beautiful morning in Broken Bow, Oklahoma is the Friends Trail Loop in Beavers Bend State Park.

It is a moderate, 1.5-mile, heavily trafficked hike located 15 to 20 minutes from the California Dreaming cabin in Broken Bow. This stunning trail goes along the Lower Mountain Fork River and there are also nice waterfalls to admire. There are a few steep climbs, but it is pretty doable for most.

It costs $10 USD to enter Beavers Bend State Park as an out-of-state visitor. For Oklahoma residents, it will cost $8 USD to enter into the park. I recommend downloading the AllTrails app to track any hikes you do in Broken Bow.

Other great outdoor adventures in the Broken Bow area are to go horseback riding, zip lining, ATV riding, mini golfing and more!

Beer Taste at a Brewery:

A woman beer tasting during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Another great thing to do during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, Oklahoma is to visit a local brewery. During our time in Broken Bow, we spent an afternoon beer tasting and savoring brick oven pizzas at Mountain Fork Brewery.

What is cool about visiting Mountain Fork Brewery in Broken Bow is that when you first enter the building, there is a Sasquatch tree! If you have never heard of Sasquatch before, it is pretty much the Bigfoot of Oklahoma. Southeastern Oklahoma features the densely wooded Kiamichi Mountains that offer plenty of hiding spots for mythical beasts like Sasquatch.

A sasquatch tree at Mountain Fork Brewery in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Just like I talk about in my Northern California and Oregon Road Trip article, people have claimed that they’ve seen Sasquatch (like Bigfoot) in the woods near Broken Bow and Hochatown. There is a $2 million USD award for anyone who catches this hairy ape-like creature. It’s a cool legend!

When we first arrived at Mountain Fork Brewery, we were given a tour of the brewery itself and learned about the entire beer making process. Established in 2015, all of Mountain Fork’s craft beers are made from the water of the nearby Mountain Fork River. Prior to Mountain Fork becoming a brewery, the building was once a distillery.

Mountain Fork Brewery in Oklahoma

After our tour, we sat on the deck that had a stage for live music and yard games, such as corn hole, to enjoy. (It’s also a great place to visit if you have kids!) We were then given a flight of four different beers to try and a pint of our favorites afterwards. The four of us also got to savor delicious pizza for lunch.

The beer that I tried was Mountain Fork Light Ale, which is a pilsner malt with brown rice flakes and cryo hops; HochaWizen that is a favorite wheat ale amongst locals that has an orange flavor; Gentleman Jackalope, which is a citrus IPA and Timber Creek Ale that is a refreshing malty amber ale. They all were amazing, but I liked the Timber Creek Ale the best.

A margherita pizza from Mountain Fork Brewery

After beer tasting, I enjoyed a delicious Margherita pizza that included tomato sauce, olive oil, mozzarella and basil; Andie and Alex enjoyed the “Kitchen Sink” pizzas each that included tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni and then Linnea had the “Tubby Keith”, which included tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, bacon and meatballs.

Overall, we had such a fun afternoon at Mountain Fork Brewery. We even made friends with the owners and they gave us each a shot! Definitely come here when you visit Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Enjoy a Campfire:

A s'mores charcuterie board to enjoy during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow, OK

After a fun day exploring Broken Bow, there was nothing better than coming back to the cabin to enjoy a campfire.

We bought all of our s’more’s items from Pruett’s (the local grocery store) and made a lovely bonfire charcuterie board as we like to call it. It was so nice relaxing by the fire at night and listening to the crickets in the woods.

A campfire at night at The Cabin Collection's A-frame in Broken Bow

Even though we traveled to Broken Bow at the end of April, it felt like summertime and there was nothing better than telling stories, listening to some tunes as well as enjoying s’mores and hard seltzers.

Have Fun Wine Tasting at a Local Vineyard:

Wine tasting at Fish Tales Winery in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

In addition to breweries, Broken Bow, Oklahoma has numerous renowned wineries to visit. The day after visiting Mountain Fork Brewery, we went wine tasting at Fish Tales Winery & Bistro in Broken Bow.

Linda and Jesse King own Fish Tales Winery and it is situated in an adorable log cabin. This cozy winery and bistro were once a fly-fishing shop for 20 years. In 2017, the owners opened their winery and vineyard, which is located behind the cabin.

Fish Tales Winery in Broken Bow

Fish Tales Winery specializes in muscadine wines that are popular in the American South. During our time at this lovely winery, we did a tasting, enjoyed a meal and had a glass of our favorite wine that we tasted. I loved all of the muscadines and Cabernet Sauvignons! Fish Tales Winery also has legacy wines such as their Peach Legacy. With a purchase of this bottle, $1 is donated to Suicide Awareness programs.

Lunch at Fish Tales Winery & Bistro

We had a wonderful time tasting the different wines and learning a lot about the wild muscadines that grow locally. After our wine tasting, we enjoyed a nice lunch. Fish Tales Winery & Bistro offers dips, salads, paninis, mac and cheese dishes and more. During our afternoon, the four of us got sample platters where we were able to enjoy small portions of three different meal items on the menu. I had the tomato soup; an apple, pear and ham panini as well as a chicken and grape salad with lemon poppyseed dressing.

There are a few wineries to choose from in the Broken Bow/Hochatown area, but Fish Tales Winery is definitely the place to go!

Go Axe Throwing:

Axe throwing during a cabin weekend in Broken Bow

During our time in Broken Bow, the weather wasn’t the best on our last day, so we went axe throwing at Thomahawk’s.

This fun axe throwing house is BYOB and it is a great way to sharpen your axe throwing skills while making memories with friends. When you first arrive, someone will show you how to properly throw the axe and guide you. At first, it is a little tricky, but by the end of your session, you will feel like a pro!

Other great things to do on a rainy day in Broken Bow is participate in an escape room at Hochatown Escape Games and to go shopping.

Adventure on Broken Bow Lake:

A woman enjoying a cabin weekend at Broken Bow Lake

A cabin weekend escape to Broken Bow, Oklahoma would not be complete without enjoying the lake! During the summertime, this lake area thrives with boat lovers, fishers, adventurers and more.

This beautiful lake is deep and is 14,000 acres. There are 180 miles of beaches, rocky cliffs and forests surrounding Broken Bow Lake. You can enjoy swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing on the lake. There is so much fun to be had here!

Broken Bow Lake is absolutely breathtaking and even though we didn’t visit during the prime summer season, it was still nice to see and enjoy the peacefulness all around. It is also a great area to bird watch, camp and hike! You can even spot other wildlife near the lake such as deer, bears, wild turkeys and more.


The Cabin Collection's California Dreaming in Broken Bow

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the best things to do during a well-needed cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and reading about my experience staying at The Cabin Collection’s California Dreaming A-frame house. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

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21 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on May 21, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Omg, I need to rent this place ~ my favorite type of log cabin is the A-frame ~ I am so jealous that you stayed at this amazing exquisitely decorated A-frame! Looks like such a relaxing place to stay with all the beautiful nature around. Glad you girls enjoyed your time there! Love you, mom 👩 xoxo ♥️ love all your gorgeous photos ~

    • Taylor Deer on May 21, 2021 at 11:11 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I did not want to leave. I loved the A-frame so much! 🙂

  2. Cosette on May 22, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Such a gorgeous place to stay. Haven’t been to Oklahoma yet, but the Broken Bow/Hochatown area sounds great!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2021 at 1:12 am

      It really was an amazing A-frame home! I loved that area. So cute! 🙂

  3. kmf on May 29, 2021 at 10:54 am

    What a fabulous place! I can see why this is the best cabin weekend escape in Broken Bow, Oklahoma!

  4. Ashlee Fechino on May 29, 2021 at 11:03 am

    So fun to see your Oklahoma post since we are in Oklahoma!!

    • Taylor Deer on May 29, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Ah thank you Ashlee! Oklahomas has a lot of hidden gems. 🙂

  5. Kitti on May 29, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Oh this A-frame cabin looks like a dream. It looks so picturesque both on the inside and the outside. I would definitely enjoy spending some time in that hot tub surrounded by that beautiful greenery.

    • Taylor Deer on May 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      It really was a dream Kitti! I loved staying here and relaxing. 🙂

  6. amy on May 30, 2021 at 4:09 am

    This looks like such a wonderful place to stay – Broken Bow is breathtaking!! Your photos are super pretty.

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      It definitely was Amy! I loved the A-frame so much. Also thank you! 🙂

  7. Puloma Banerjee on May 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Broken Bow, Oklahoma is such a cool place to visit!Loved the interior and the exotic dining experience described. It’s a perfect staycation!

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you Puloma! It truly was a lot of fun. 🙂

  8. Erin from Pina Travels on May 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Ok, have to admit I have never considered visiting Oklahoma. But Broken Bow looks so gorgeous, and staying in this cabin would be such a dream! That hot tub! Pinning this for inspo for a future trip to OK, just waiting for that Canada/USA border to open!

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      Haha, honestly, I never pictured myself traveling to Oklahoma either, but I truly had a great time! The Broken Bow area is so gorgeous and offers something for everyone to enjoy. 🙂

  9. Linzey Taylor on May 30, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t really think of Oklahoma as a place to visit but you may have changed my mind. This place looks really beautiful, fun and relaxing. And this house? Omg, perfection. Thanks for sharing! We might be going through Oklahoma this fall and I might need to add this to my list 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on May 30, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Ah yay! Glad I changed your mind. 🙂 I honestly never really had a desire to go until this trip. We had such a great time. 🙂

  10. Magicandbliss on June 2, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Omg! It has been my dream to stay at a A-frame cottage and this cabin looks like a dream come true. The hot tub and the interiors are so stunning, would love to stay here if I happen to visit Oklahoma someday.

    • Taylor Deer on June 3, 2021 at 9:30 am

      It really was a dream! I loved staying there and it was absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  11. Fiona on June 3, 2021 at 6:29 am

    A frame’s are gorgeous!! I wish we had more them here in Australia. Broken Bow looks gorgeous 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on June 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

      They definitely are Fiona! I’m surprised there aren’t any in Australia!

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