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Local History of Hochatown - Beavers Bend and Broken Bow

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Southeast Oklahoma

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Southeast Oklahoma, Hochatown, Beavers Bend, and Broken Bow are not just idyllic destinations but are also rich in history that has shaped the communities and cultures of this region. Let’s embark on a journey through time, celebrating the layers of the history of Hochatown - Beavers Bend and Broken Bow that have left an indelible mark on these charming locales.


Hochatown: A Legacy of Resilience Hochatown, with its serene setting and rustic charm, carries a history that reflects the resilience of its early settlers. Established in the late 1800s, the community faced the challenges of the frontier, including the harsh conditions of the Choctaw Nation. Overcoming adversity, Hochatown gradually evolved into a hub for timber and agriculture, laying the groundwork for the vibrant community it is today. Visitors can still catch glimpses of the past through preserved landmarks and the stories passed down through generations.


Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend: From Timberland to Tranquil Retreat, Beavers Bend State Park is a jewel within the region and has a history deeply intertwined with the logging industry that once thrived in Southeast Oklahoma. The park's namesake, the Mountain Fork River's Big Bend area, was a prime location for loggers in the early 20th century. As logging practices changed, the area transformed into a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Today, Beavers Bend stands as a testament to conservation efforts and the ability of a community to adapt, offering a peaceful escape into nature's embrace.


Friends Trail Hiking path at Beavers Bend State Park in Hochatown
Friends Trail

Broken Bow: Echoes of the Past The city of Broken Bow, a cornerstone of Southeast Oklahoma, has a history that echoes through its streets and architecture. Established as a railroad town in the early 20th century, Broken Bow quickly became a hub for commerce and trade. The town's growth was further fueled by the timber industry, solidifying its role as a key player in the region's development. Today, Broken Bow maintains its historic charm while embracing modernity, creating a unique blend of old-world nostalgia and contemporary vitality.


Cultural Heritage and Traditions: The communities of Hochatown, Beavers Bend, and Broken Bow cherish their cultural heritage, evident in local traditions, events, and festivals. From Choctaw Nation influences to the celebration of pioneer spirit, these towns pay homage to their roots through art, music, and community gatherings. Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture, discovering the stories that have been woven into the fabric of daily life.


Talimena Scenic Drive near Broken Bow
Talimena Drive

As you explore the winding roads and lush landscapes of Hochatown, Beavers Bend, and Broken Bow, take a moment to appreciate the rich history that has shaped these communities. From the challenges faced by early settlers to the evolution into modern-day havens, the area has thrived in a natural environment that celebrates the adventures that can be had in nature. Present Day Hochatown, Beavers Bend and Broken Bow has become home to many luxury cabins that are nestled into the natural tapestry. With epic views of local mountains, Broken Bow Lake or just untouched forestry, the scenic setting allows families to just get away from the city and reconnect with nature as well as each other.


Escape to S'mores Cabins, where there is no shortage of beautiful scenery and peaceful seclusion. Have a rejuvenating mountain vacation where you can unplug from your typical day to day and get back to nature. Relax to the sounds of nearby water, birds and whispers of the wind through the trees that surround. Enjoy the scenic views from private decks. Each luxury cabin lodging offers an outdoor fireplace, grill area, firepit and games as well as indoor game rooms to ensure fun for all. Sleep on beds that feel like clouds and get the best sleep of your life!


S'mores Sunrise Lakeview Lodge at the top of Cordillera Mountain
S'mores Luxury Cabins

Go hiking in the Kiamichi Forest as S'mores Sunrise Lakeview Lodge borders the National State Park on all sides. Go boating on Broken Bow Lake or exploring the many wineries or breweries of the area. There are so many cool local attractions and adventures. There truly is something fun for every person! Check out the online Area Guide with some of our favorite area attractions and restaurants in the area. While booking your stay, plan your vacation days and nights to maximize the fun, relaxation and quality time together!


At S’mores Luxury Cabins

We have taken great care to make our fire pit cozy with lots of seating and even some swings! Close by is a kid's play set and the multi-level deck with several outdoor games available. A night under the stars will never be more fun!


With S’mores Luxury Cabins we pride ourselves in providing the ultimate in luxury travel, convenience and superior customer service for our guests. We’ve decorated our cabins with love and provided all the amenities that we would want when traveling and hope our guests will thoroughly enjoy the experience. It is our goal to ensure our guests have a wonderful and memorable stay where you can just rest, relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family. Mark and Shannon Swenson live in McKinney, Tx with their three children Ellie, Aston and Levi. Mark and Shannon self-manage their cabins to ensure the personal touch with guests and make sure to provide the experience guest deserve when taking time for travel with family or friends. Mark & Shannon are passionate about Hochatown and supporting the local community and growth.


S’mores Lakeview has spectacular views of Broken Bow Lake: Sleeps 30


Coming Soon... The Newest S'mores Experience! A Modern Family Cabin Lodge that sleeps 16!


A visit to Broken Bow will definitely give you an unforgettable experience that will have you coming back time and time again! So come explore this wonderful oasis with us. Book your stay at www.smorescabins.com.


If you’re planning to travel to this #1 Travel Destination in the US, S’mores Luxury Cabins is at your service. Our cabins are peaceful, well designed, have every convenience and most importantly, they are near to all the prominent points of interest and very central in town to the activities and restaurants. Make new memories and experience all that Broken Bow has to offer!

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