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An Antlers Country Cabin Guidebook

Jennifer

An Antlers Country Cabin Guidebook

Places to go and things to do
Parks, museums, and activities within an hour and a half or so's drive or less!
Beaver's Bend hosts all the water activities you could want. There's fishing, boating, beach areas with swimming, canoe and paddle boat rentals. The water is beautiful and clear. Beaver's Bend is located just outside Broken Bow, OK and is about a 45/50 minute drive east on Highway 3.
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Beavers Bend State Park
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Beaver's Bend hosts all the water activities you could want. There's fishing, boating, beach areas with swimming, canoe and paddle boat rentals. The water is beautiful and clear. Beaver's Bend is located just outside Broken Bow, OK and is about a 45/50 minute drive east on Highway 3.
While at the state park swing in to their nature center. There's lots of stuff to look at while you enjoy the wonderfully cool facility on a hot summer's day. Their restrooms are clean too!
Beavers Bend Nature Center
While at the state park swing in to their nature center. There's lots of stuff to look at while you enjoy the wonderfully cool facility on a hot summer's day. Their restrooms are clean too!
The Ark is a non profit organization which is dedicated to caring for Asiatic elephants and also providing a home for retired circus elephants. Visiting the Ark is a once in a lifetime experience. Even if you are visiting when they are not having a special event, it is worth the visit. You will get to see how the elephants live and learn so many interesting things about the elephants. Personally, being so close to these magnificent creatures and helping support their cause, well...it's heart melting. The ARK is located in Hugo, Ok and is only about 25 minute drive away.
Endangered Ark Foundation
The Ark is a non profit organization which is dedicated to caring for Asiatic elephants and also providing a home for retired circus elephants. Visiting the Ark is a once in a lifetime experience. Even if you are visiting when they are not having a special event, it is worth the visit. You will get to see how the elephants live and learn so many interesting things about the elephants. Personally, being so close to these magnificent creatures and helping support their cause, well...it's heart melting. The ARK is located in Hugo, Ok and is only about 25 minute drive away.
Boat ramps and great fishing any time of the year!
Hugo Lake State Park
Boat ramps and great fishing any time of the year!
Just a fun little place in Antlers with some cool things to see, and it's free! The volunteers who work here love to talk to everyone and share their knowledge. Little People's Park is right next door and offers a safe playground for the little ones.
Wildlife Heritage Center Museum
610 Southwest D Street
Just a fun little place in Antlers with some cool things to see, and it's free! The volunteers who work here love to talk to everyone and share their knowledge. Little People's Park is right next door and offers a safe playground for the little ones.
If you do not want to go too far away, consider McGee Creek State Park. It is only about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.
McGee Creek State Park
If you do not want to go too far away, consider McGee Creek State Park. It is only about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.
If you are coming to Oklahoma, you can't miss a visit to the casino. The casino is pretty big and offers all the exciting slots, poker, and other games. The Choctaw Casino has several dining options too. There is the ever popular buffet to a Chili's Restaurant, right inside. I am a non smoker and I find it difficult to breathe when I am there. They do have a hallway, with slot machines, that is dedicated as non smoking,. However, you have to walk through the entire place to get there. When you arrive, you will go to the front desk to get a free Player's Card, which holds your winnings and credits. If it is your first time there you will get a free gift. The last time we took friends, they each got a t-shirt. Hey, it's free!! With a Player's Club card you also get a deep discount on their buffet. The casino is about a 30 minute drive away.
Choctaw Casino Resort - Grant
If you are coming to Oklahoma, you can't miss a visit to the casino. The casino is pretty big and offers all the exciting slots, poker, and other games. The Choctaw Casino has several dining options too. There is the ever popular buffet to a Chili's Restaurant, right inside. I am a non smoker and I find it difficult to breathe when I am there. They do have a hallway, with slot machines, that is dedicated as non smoking,. However, you have to walk through the entire place to get there. When you arrive, you will go to the front desk to get a free Player's Card, which holds your winnings and credits. If it is your first time there you will get a free gift. The last time we took friends, they each got a t-shirt. Hey, it's free!! With a Player's Club card you also get a deep discount on their buffet. The casino is about a 30 minute drive away.
If you own your own ATV or side by side, you have to visit Pine Mountain ATV Park. There are over 1,500 acres of beautiful terrain and trails to take on. Very well maintained and there are some stunning views to take in. I believe that Pine Mountain is one of the nation's top ATV parks and to top that off...it is only about 20 minutes (ish) from the cabin!!!!!
Pine Mountain ATV Park
If you own your own ATV or side by side, you have to visit Pine Mountain ATV Park. There are over 1,500 acres of beautiful terrain and trails to take on. Very well maintained and there are some stunning views to take in. I believe that Pine Mountain is one of the nation's top ATV parks and to top that off...it is only about 20 minutes (ish) from the cabin!!!!!
Fun, fun , fun! Great for families, couples or groups. You get a lot for your money and the staff is very friendly. Water is clear and clean. If it has been rainy, there will be more rapids but during dry times, the water is calmer. However, the water will be a bit more shallow and you might get stuck on some rocks. It is not a big deal though and there is usually someone there that can help you out. Plenty of places to "pull over" and relax and enjoy a picnic. Tippa Canoe is a little less than an hour away, outside of Broken Bow, OK.
Tippa Canoe, LLC
Fun, fun , fun! Great for families, couples or groups. You get a lot for your money and the staff is very friendly. Water is clear and clean. If it has been rainy, there will be more rapids but during dry times, the water is calmer. However, the water will be a bit more shallow and you might get stuck on some rocks. It is not a big deal though and there is usually someone there that can help you out. Plenty of places to "pull over" and relax and enjoy a picnic. Tippa Canoe is a little less than an hour away, outside of Broken Bow, OK.
More of an intermediate or beginners level for ziplining. I have not been there personally but I have heard good things. Rugaru is about an hour and a half away from the cabin.
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Rugaru Adventures Ziplining Tour
2658 Stevens Gap Rd
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More of an intermediate or beginners level for ziplining. I have not been there personally but I have heard good things. Rugaru is about an hour and a half away from the cabin.
It may not be much to look at, but I have found some serious treasures here. There are several such treasures in the cabin found at local thrift stores. You will find SOS right next to Pruett's Grocery store. So, if you like the hunt that stores, offer, you have to check them out.
S.O.S For Families Thrift Store
1006 East Main Street
It may not be much to look at, but I have found some serious treasures here. There are several such treasures in the cabin found at local thrift stores. You will find SOS right next to Pruett's Grocery store. So, if you like the hunt that stores, offer, you have to check them out.
Sadly, Covid-19 kept us from having the Labor Day weekend festival in 2020, but if all goes well, hopefully 2021 will be different. Let me tell you, there is something for everyone! There is live music from country music headliners like Reba, and The Band Perry and local favorites and gospel music. And it's FREE, FREE, FREE!!! There are lots of carnival rides. And the rides are FREE TOO!!! Who does that? The Choctaws do! They offer well organized shuttles from the FREE parking as well. There is a large air conditioned building that hosts many local (and not so local) crafters and artisans. It's a great place to pick up gifts for the folks back home or mementos from your trip. Food trucks out the wazoo! Who can decide? Not to be missed are the cultural events such as social dancing and a stick ball tournament. It has the potential to be a three day "all day event". Let's keep our fingers crossed for 2021.
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Choctaw Nation Museum
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Sadly, Covid-19 kept us from having the Labor Day weekend festival in 2020, but if all goes well, hopefully 2021 will be different. Let me tell you, there is something for everyone! There is live music from country music headliners like Reba, and The Band Perry and local favorites and gospel music. And it's FREE, FREE, FREE!!! There are lots of carnival rides. And the rides are FREE TOO!!! Who does that? The Choctaws do! They offer well organized shuttles from the FREE parking as well. There is a large air conditioned building that hosts many local (and not so local) crafters and artisans. It's a great place to pick up gifts for the folks back home or mementos from your trip. Food trucks out the wazoo! Who can decide? Not to be missed are the cultural events such as social dancing and a stick ball tournament. It has the potential to be a three day "all day event". Let's keep our fingers crossed for 2021.
By far the best place to watch 4th of July fireworks around. Spend the day at the lake doing the usual and when it gets dark, beautiful fireworks light up the sky from several different places. The reflection off the late is breathtaking. Raymond Gary is about a 40 minutes from the Cabin.
Raymond Gary State Park
1119 Oklahoma 209
By far the best place to watch 4th of July fireworks around. Spend the day at the lake doing the usual and when it gets dark, beautiful fireworks light up the sky from several different places. The reflection off the late is breathtaking. Raymond Gary is about a 40 minutes from the Cabin.
Quiet, secluded lake with trout fishing and hiking trails. Clayton Lake State Park is about a 40/45 minute drive from the cabin.
Clayton Lake State Park
Quiet, secluded lake with trout fishing and hiking trails. Clayton Lake State Park is about a 40/45 minute drive from the cabin.
Robbers Cave got its name when the likes of Jesse James and his gang of bandits hid here, with the help of Belle Starr. This was back in the mid 1800's and while the dangers of outlaws has passed, it is a perfect place to hide from the hectic world. To get to the park you will have about a 90 minute drive of beautiful views. Once there you will find a secluded park rich with canoes, paddle boats, equestrian trails, hiking trails, biking trails, a swimming beach, fishing, a children's park, a nature center, and more. I highly recommend Robbers Cave State Park for its laundry list of things to do and the lazy lost feeling of being miles away from all things city.
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Robbers Cave State Park
2300 Park Cabins Rd
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Robbers Cave got its name when the likes of Jesse James and his gang of bandits hid here, with the help of Belle Starr. This was back in the mid 1800's and while the dangers of outlaws has passed, it is a perfect place to hide from the hectic world. To get to the park you will have about a 90 minute drive of beautiful views. Once there you will find a secluded park rich with canoes, paddle boats, equestrian trails, hiking trails, biking trails, a swimming beach, fishing, a children's park, a nature center, and more. I highly recommend Robbers Cave State Park for its laundry list of things to do and the lazy lost feeling of being miles away from all things city.
If ya fall off, the saddle, just get back on and ride! Experience a cowboy's life in the saddle, have fun, and make memories. The stables are about a 90 minute drive from the cabin. Reservations are required. There is a single rider weight limit of 250 pounds, which I hear is strictly enforce. Call to verify hours of operation.
Robbers Cave Stables
If ya fall off, the saddle, just get back on and ride! Experience a cowboy's life in the saddle, have fun, and make memories. The stables are about a 90 minute drive from the cabin. Reservations are required. There is a single rider weight limit of 250 pounds, which I hear is strictly enforce. Call to verify hours of operation.
Nobody thinks of Oklahoma like this! Miles and miles of stunning views, trails, mountain tops and dense forest. Straddles the Arkansas and Oklahoma state line and is about 70 miles away.
Ouachita National Forest
Nobody thinks of Oklahoma like this! Miles and miles of stunning views, trails, mountain tops and dense forest. Straddles the Arkansas and Oklahoma state line and is about 70 miles away.
Food scene
When they are open, ya gotta go! Good BBQ and it's only about 10 minutes from the cabin.
Spannman's BBQ
903 East Main Street
When they are open, ya gotta go! Good BBQ and it's only about 10 minutes from the cabin.
Marcos has pretty good Mexican food and it is reasonably priced. The staff is friendly. One of the few places in town that has a liquor license. Marcos is about a 10 minute drive away.
Marcos Mexican Restaurant
101 West Main Street
Marcos has pretty good Mexican food and it is reasonably priced. The staff is friendly. One of the few places in town that has a liquor license. Marcos is about a 10 minute drive away.
A good old family diner. Great breakfasts! M Jays is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
MJay's Diner
402 West Main Street
A good old family diner. Great breakfasts! M Jays is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Not your chain type pizza place. Very good pizza moderately priced. Of course, take out is always an option, if you don't want to eat in.
High Street Pizza
226 North High Street
Not your chain type pizza place. Very good pizza moderately priced. Of course, take out is always an option, if you don't want to eat in.
Great coffee, amazing sandwiches, and beautiful wood workmanship inside and outside the building. Such friendly staff and the owners are always there to visit with their guests. Sacred Grounds is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Tipps Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse and Restaurant
206 Southwest B Street
Great coffee, amazing sandwiches, and beautiful wood workmanship inside and outside the building. Such friendly staff and the owners are always there to visit with their guests. Sacred Grounds is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Oh my gosh their cheese burgers are to die for! Small home town place with great burgers and fries.
Burger Barn
407 West Main Street
Oh my gosh their cheese burgers are to die for! Small home town place with great burgers and fries.
Great variety of BBQ. Restaurant offers a country flair in a small home town atmosphere. The Rodeo house is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Rodeo House BBQ
601 Southwest C Street
Great variety of BBQ. Restaurant offers a country flair in a small home town atmosphere. The Rodeo house is about a 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Yes, you can actually get a buffalo burger! The Buffalo Grill has great burgers, fries and onion rings. If you find yourself in Hugo (maybe visiting the ARK?), and are hungry for a good burger, you have to stop in. The grill is about a 30 minute drive away.
Buffalo Grill
203 West Jackson Street
Yes, you can actually get a buffalo burger! The Buffalo Grill has great burgers, fries and onion rings. If you find yourself in Hugo (maybe visiting the ARK?), and are hungry for a good burger, you have to stop in. The grill is about a 30 minute drive away.
Fun family diner that offers the usual diner fare. Decorated to pay tribute to the city's 3 local circuses.
Angie's Circus City Diner
1312 East Jackson Street
Fun family diner that offers the usual diner fare. Decorated to pay tribute to the city's 3 local circuses.
By far my favorite place to get brisket. Being a Texas girl, I suffered for 5 years, from a lack of honest to goodness real pit smoked BBQ. I actually cried when I went to a place not too far from here (I shall not name names) and I got a plate of boiled meat put in front of me. Yes, I really cried. I think it was our 17th wedding anniversary and we wanted BBQ. This was not it and we never went back. When the Pit Stop opened, I really did not want to have a boiled meat experience again. I was over the moon when I told her my story and she brought me out a sample. It was sooooo goooooood! Good tears this time! Since then a couple more BBQ places have opened up that have good BBQ, but Pit Stop has a special place in my heart. The Pit Stop is about a 30 minute drive to Hugo.
Pit Stop BBQ
501 West Jackson Street
By far my favorite place to get brisket. Being a Texas girl, I suffered for 5 years, from a lack of honest to goodness real pit smoked BBQ. I actually cried when I went to a place not too far from here (I shall not name names) and I got a plate of boiled meat put in front of me. Yes, I really cried. I think it was our 17th wedding anniversary and we wanted BBQ. This was not it and we never went back. When the Pit Stop opened, I really did not want to have a boiled meat experience again. I was over the moon when I told her my story and she brought me out a sample. It was sooooo goooooood! Good tears this time! Since then a couple more BBQ places have opened up that have good BBQ, but Pit Stop has a special place in my heart. The Pit Stop is about a 30 minute drive to Hugo.
Okay, Simple Simon's is only a five minute drive from the cottage. It is fairly decent pizza and pretty dang cheap. They also offer calzone, buffalo wings and burgers. Easy peasy, call um up and pick it up or dine in. They also have pool table that is free for guests to use.
Simple Simon's Pizza
117 West Main Street
Okay, Simple Simon's is only a five minute drive from the cottage. It is fairly decent pizza and pretty dang cheap. They also offer calzone, buffalo wings and burgers. Easy peasy, call um up and pick it up or dine in. They also have pool table that is free for guests to use.
Amazingly, Hugo hosts an Italian restaurant that is really good. It may not have the coolest décor but the food more than makes up for it. The portions are large and the prices are very reasonable. Personally, I'd buy a couple of candles, a bottle of wine, place an order to go, and have a cozy dinner at home.
Roma Italian Restaurant
602 West Jackson Street
Amazingly, Hugo hosts an Italian restaurant that is really good. It may not have the coolest décor but the food more than makes up for it. The portions are large and the prices are very reasonable. Personally, I'd buy a couple of candles, a bottle of wine, place an order to go, and have a cozy dinner at home.
It's Sonic. I'm only suggesting it because our daughter works there and she'll kill us if we don't list it! But, I have to admit, I'm addicted to their half price drinks happy hour.
Sonic Drive-In
607 East Main Street
It's Sonic. I'm only suggesting it because our daughter works there and she'll kill us if we don't list it! But, I have to admit, I'm addicted to their half price drinks happy hour.
Grocery Stores
For a small town, this store is pretty impressive and it is very clean. It is large enough to have a decent selection and small enough to get in and out quickly. If you are going to be here for any length of time, you have to go to the grocery store at some point, right? They have good produce, a pharmacy, a bakery and a deli. The deli also offers daily specials on meals and has many salads and sides that are pretty darn good. My favorite is their broccoli slaw. When we first moved here, eight years ago, it was the first time I ever ate broccoli slaw. I have since, created my own version, thanks to them! Pruett's is less than a 10 minute drive from the cottage.
Pruetts Food Inc
1002 East Main Street
For a small town, this store is pretty impressive and it is very clean. It is large enough to have a decent selection and small enough to get in and out quickly. If you are going to be here for any length of time, you have to go to the grocery store at some point, right? They have good produce, a pharmacy, a bakery and a deli. The deli also offers daily specials on meals and has many salads and sides that are pretty darn good. My favorite is their broccoli slaw. When we first moved here, eight years ago, it was the first time I ever ate broccoli slaw. I have since, created my own version, thanks to them! Pruett's is less than a 10 minute drive from the cottage.
I'm not pushing Wally World, but there are just some things you cannot get locally. Or, you need to use them to get prescriptions at the pharmacy. So if you need a Wal-Mart, it is about a 30 minute drive to Hugo.
Walmart Supercenter
1911 East Jackson Street
I'm not pushing Wally World, but there are just some things you cannot get locally. Or, you need to use them to get prescriptions at the pharmacy. So if you need a Wal-Mart, it is about a 30 minute drive to Hugo.
Car trouble...it happens
Nobody likes calling a tow truck or wants tire troubles. Believe me, we have had more than our fair share of both. That is why I wanted to share Big Okies with you. They are friendly, fair and are almost always available.
Big Okies Towing Tire & Auto
192943 U.S. 271
Nobody likes calling a tow truck or wants tire troubles. Believe me, we have had more than our fair share of both. That is why I wanted to share Big Okies with you. They are friendly, fair and are almost always available.
We sure hope you won't have any car trouble. But if it happens, we recommend Janoe's Garage. Good people. Honest, friendly and fair.
Janoe's Garage and Used Cars
We sure hope you won't have any car trouble. But if it happens, we recommend Janoe's Garage. Good people. Honest, friendly and fair.
Retail Therapy
Just walking into the store gets me excited. There is so much to see. The store smells amazing too. Right now they are gussying up for Christmas. What fun. There is literally something for everyone here.
The Diamond Mine
1010 East Main Street
Just walking into the store gets me excited. There is so much to see. The store smells amazing too. Right now they are gussying up for Christmas. What fun. There is literally something for everyone here.
The funnest store in town for me. I never know what I will find. I purchased several items for the cabin here as well as my own home. Antiques, mid century modern, vintage, shabby shiek, artwork, you name it they probably have it. Best prices too.
SOMEDAY
608 West Main Street
The funnest store in town for me. I never know what I will find. I purchased several items for the cabin here as well as my own home. Antiques, mid century modern, vintage, shabby shiek, artwork, you name it they probably have it. Best prices too.
This is supposed to say 1425 Trading Post. I cannot figure out what happened. Ugh! Well this store, while small is fun to visit. There are all kinds if things to find. Many items are made by our local folks. If you look on our kitchen window sill you will see an air plant that I just bought there and some AMAZING room freshener. 1425 has a huge fan base of ladies who buy online frim 1425's FB page. Everyone has been talking about 1425.
400 SW C St
400 Southwest C Street
This is supposed to say 1425 Trading Post. I cannot figure out what happened. Ugh! Well this store, while small is fun to visit. There are all kinds if things to find. Many items are made by our local folks. If you look on our kitchen window sill you will see an air plant that I just bought there and some AMAZING room freshener. 1425 has a huge fan base of ladies who buy online frim 1425's FB page. Everyone has been talking about 1425.
Cute shop in downtown Antlers. Gifts, clothing, and shoes.
Hill Valley Mercantile
118 North High Street
Cute shop in downtown Antlers. Gifts, clothing, and shoes.
Liquor Store
Try the smoothies either virgin or buy a mini bottle of rum or tequila and make it the real deal. Either way, they are yummy!
Nancy's Liquor Store
911 East Main Street
Try the smoothies either virgin or buy a mini bottle of rum or tequila and make it the real deal. Either way, they are yummy!
Salon
Try to book as early as possible. She books up quick. Full service salon.
Southern Roots
911 East Main Street
Try to book as early as possible. She books up quick. Full service salon.