On Halloween weekend we opted out of the traditional festivities and rented a cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma with my boyfriend’s family. We’ve been there a couple of times before, and I was especially looking forward to our trip this year because it didn’t feel like fall yet in Texas; no fall colors, no cooler temps, no waterfalls of hot cocoa. Broken Bow, luckily, DID have all of those things and it was absolutely delightful.
We arrived to the most gorgeous tree colors. The leaves were shedding their summer tones and the air smelled fresh. Even the temperature was slightly cooler and I was finally able to wear a turtleneck. It felt like fall and I was in love!
Our first night there we experienced a horrible downpour and weren’t able to do much, but we did manage to sit on the covered back porch of our cabin with some wine (of course!). The next day it had stopped raining and we were able to explore nearby Broken Bow Lake, which is absolutely stunning in the fall. We wandered around for a few hours, took photos, and then made it back to the cabin in the afternoon to grill some dinner.
The entire weekend was just wonderful. There’s something about being out in the country, in nature, that calms your soul. It sounds cheesy, I know, but I truly believe it. Every weekend since then I’ve reminisced about being on that back porch again in the rain, glass of wine in hand, breathing in the fresh country air. It was pure bliss.
If you’d like to plan your own Broken Bow escape and drink wine on a back porch in the rain, I highly recommend Beavers Bend Adventures. Their cabins are well located and extremely well maintained. They have cabins of every shape and size, with a variety of amenities (think pool table + hot tub + built-in speakers throughout the house). We had a large group that stayed in Caddy Shack last year and we’ve been dying to go back ever since!
I’ll be posting shortly on how to plan and have a great cabin weekend getaway, so check back soon for some tips!
Happy Trails! 🙂