Enjoy the benefits of rest and relaxation with a healthy dash of humor and whimsy at one of these unique, out-of-the-box Oklahoma lodging properties.
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Let the lodging be the star of the show on your next Oklahoma vacation – these one-of-a-kind properties are sure to make your visit memorable.
For a camping experience unlike anywhere else in the state, rent a teepee at Roman Nose State Park in Watonga. These surprisingly spacious structures are conveniently located in the middle of the park and are available each year from April until October for your next exciting outdoor adventure. Sleep in comfort and then enjoy the non-stop fun available within the park - picnic areas, a sparkling swimming pool, paddle boats, hiking trails and much more are all within visitors' fingertips.
The refurbished 1911 train car at Rebel Hill Guest Ranch in Antlers allows guests to stay in luxury while enjoying the quiet and serenity of being out in the country. The “Rebel Hill Express” is an 80-foot Victorian passenger train decked out with two bedrooms, velvet curtains, a rock shower, claw-foot tub and Victorian style décor that make this property a fun and fancy option. There are also plenty of on-site activities including horseback trail rides, fishing, hiking and more.
Get away from it all and book a room with someone you love at the Stone Creek Bed & Breakfast in Broken Arrow. Between enjoying a gourmet breakfast in the morning and the stone fireplace inside, you can also curl up on the “hanging bed” on the huge porch outside. It has a great view of the surrounding land and is perfect for stargazing after the complimentary dessert hour each evening. It makes a few nights here a truly special experience.
The Illinois River is a popular spot for summer canoeing trips, and the yurts at Elephant Rock Nature Park in Tahlequah provide all of the comforts of home right on the water. These unique round, tent-like buildings have kitchens, bathrooms, beds and climate control. You’ll wake up in the morning and be able to step out of your yurt to see the river, while spending your evenings cooking burgers on the grill and making s’mores around the fire ring.
Take your Lake Murray State Park getaway to the next level with Lake Murray Floating Cabins in Ardmore. A step above a lakeside property, you can moor your jets skis or boats at your cabin’s doorstep for ultimate access to the water while enjoying the extra privacy of spending your vacation in a gated area. Each rental has amenities for your entire group including a fully functional kitchen, a sleeping loft, a balcony and bathrooms.
The Scrappin’ Pad, located mere minutes from Kaw Lake in Kaw City, is a crafter and scrapbooker’s paradise. Get a group of friends together and spend a weekend doing what you love at this great bed and breakfast. There is a crafting room with individual work stations for each person, beds for up to 12 people, access to scrapbooking tools and even an on-site crafting store for last minute purchases. There are also multiple living areas, a full kitchen and tons of space.
Immerse yourself in the iconography and style of the 1950s at the Happy Days Hotel in McAlester. Take your pick of the Elvis or I Love Lucy suite or the James Dean or Marilyn Monroe room and spend the night in themed-1950s comfort. Adding to the overall charm, the lobby is decked out with records on the walls, as well as black and white checkered tile. While you’re there, be sure to have a meal or two at Angel’s Diner. Slide into a booth and travel back in time with every bite of delicious, classic diner food.
Appealing to those who love shabby chic style paired with country flair, the Redneck Riviera Resort & Ranch in Temple is a fun, family friendly destination. The four one-room cabins offer rustic décor and an old Western town facade, which features a charming wooden walkway as well as tongue-in-cheek signs for the “Salti Bird Saloon” and “RubyLou Café.” They also have a three bedroom luxury cabin that was featured on the popular show “Hillbilly Handfishin’.” While staying here, enjoy casting a line in the private pond, ATV riding and other outdoor activities.
Live like an outlaw during your Oklahoma vacation at the Bonnie & Clyde Cottage in Medicine Park. The infamous bank robbers spent time here while they were on the run from police during the 1930s. They undoubtedly sought the charm and comfort of this community, which was a popular resort town in the 1920s, while being tailed by the law. Today, the area has regained its notoriety and visitors from all over flock to see the beauty of the nearby Wichita Mountains, as well as the town’s delightful cobblestone streets.
Escape inside an enchanting treehouse with a stay at the Eufaula Treehouse Tree-sort in Eufaula. Climb the handcrafted steps, leading up to a sliding barn door, as well as stunning stained glass windows. When not resting up inside your makeshift canopy among the trees, head outdoors for a nap in a cozy hammock, or let loose on rope swings. A fire ring and charcoal grill up the ante at the Creek Treehouse, while the Choctaw Treehouse contains room to sleep nine, serving as the perfect getaway for the whole family to enjoy.
Get a dose of the whimsical Wild West with a stay in a covered wagon. Located at the Equestrian Campground at Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton, this unique overnight accommodation appears as a wagon on the outside, while inside it’s outfitted with two queen-sized beds, a mini fridge, microwave, heat/ac, a picnic table, lantern holder, fire ring and grill. Restrooms and showers are a short walk away.