The summer months, despite the often oppressive heat, also bring with them prime vacationing time. A popular weekend getaway in Oklahoma often involves a cabin and a lake – a much needed respite from the worries of everyday life. Below are some options for the coming weeks and months, filled with not only cabins as a home away from home, but also outstanding activities to do with family and friends. 

Long Lake Resort
Located in Poteau, Long Lake Resort has everything you’ll need for a perfect summer escape. Choose between lakeside suites, couple’s cabins or two bedroom cabins. 
There’s also an RV park and plenty of activities including biking, boating, disc golf and even a petting barn. Herds of buffalo also roam nearby for some photo opportunities. Prices on rooms range from $125-$250 per night.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkCamp-Resort 
Located in Eufaula, this is an all-in-one vacation destination. Perfect for a family outing, rental cabins come with all the modern amenities you’ll need. 
Yogi and Boo Boo make the rounds for pictures, and with 600 miles of shoreline from Lake Eufaula, the activities like putt putt and paddle boating are hot tickets. Cabins run from $158-$262 depending on the amount of rooms needed.

The Cabins at Broken Bow Lake 
If you’ve got a massive family gathering to plan, this is an excellent option. 
Located in Broken Bow, the cabins can accommodate anywhere from nine to 22 people. The lake has a variety of recreations like scuba diving, water skiing and jet-skiing. There’s also the Forest Heritage Center Museum located nearby at Beavers Bend State Park, along with horseback riding, fishing, paddle boats and golfing. 
The nine person cabin will run around $450-$500 while the twenty-two person cabin will be near $1,200.

Buffalo Trails Cabins & Petting Zoo
For something a bit more intimate, this is just the ticket. 
Located in Hugo, the cabins are decorated and designed to evoke the feeling of the old west. From a bathhouse to a saloon, a stable and a jailhouse, the options are plentiful for a fun weekend back in time and away from city life. There are plenty of mini horses, donkeys and goats to pet and take pictures with, as well as ax-throwing, corn hole, sluice mining, and a party foam machine. Cabins all cost $130 per night.

Rustic Retreat 
For something a bit fancier, this should check all your boxes. 
Located in Broken Bow, the luxury cabins come with king beds, elevated ceilings and a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees and oaks, there are plenty of hiking trails, as well as boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. For those seeking some thrills, there’s horseback riding and ATV rentals, too, as well as winery and brewery tours. 
Rentals cost between $200-$1000 depending on the time of year and the size of the cabin.

Beaver Dunes Park
If instead you just have a day of free time, check out the park. Located in Beaver, the location offers 520 acres of dune buggy riding of 300 acres of sand hills, as well as fishing and hiking. Sand volleyball, basketball, and horseshoes can also be played. 
If you want to spend the night, the grounds have ten campsites with water and electric hookups.
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Main image cutline: Cabin rentals are a quintessential part of Oklahoma summer vacations. Photo courtesy Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation

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