Water may be in shorter supply in northwestern Oklahoma’s Red Carpet Country, but there are still plenty of amazing places to take a swim, cast your line or take out the boat in this geographically distinct area. Characterized by majestic mesas and wide swaths of shortgrass prairie, Red Carpet Country is home to some of the most unique lakes in Oklahoma. We covered Kaw Lake in Ponca City in our overview of the state's major lakes, so now read all about these high-plains oases and make plans to visit this one-of-a-kind region today.Learn More
Hitching Post Lodging & Ranch
Book a stay at this bed and breakfast, housed in a 100-year-old, two-story rock house. Guests can choose from a log cabin, cottage, mobile home or ranch, all headquartered on-site with full kitchens or kitchenettes. Whichever lodging option they choose, they can enjoy views of the Cimarron River Valley, surrounded by beautiful, rugged mesas, or tour the working ranch.
Activities such as stagecoach rides, horseback riding by the hour, tours to see the three-state marker, guided trail rides, bird watching and hunting are all available to keep visitors entertained during the day. Other worthwhile attractions include viewing dinosaur tracks or hiking near the Black Mesa. The Hitching Post also provides a step-on guide for tour groups that includes ranch activities, a scenic tour and a country lunch. Cattle drives and overnight camp-outs are also available for booking.
One bed: $45 per night for one person (breakfast included)
One bed: $65 per night for two people (breakfast included)
Family rates: Children four and under stay free
Children 5-12: $10 each per night
Children 12-18: $20 each per night While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
Lace up your hiking boots, grab your binoculars and head to the Oklahoma panhandle where you'll find a birding paradise - Black Mesa State Park and Nature Preserve. Over 100 species of birds are frequently spotted amidst the plateaus and junipers that dot this rugged landscape.Learn More