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Choctaw Country Destinations

by Amanda LaMora

Getting away is always an adventure. But what if you could invite even more excitement into your travel plans?

To mix things up, the recipe is simple: try something new.

Enter the world of unique stays in Choctaw Country. You won’t find any boring, predictable hotels or cookie cutter rooms here. We’re talking tree houses with grown-up furniture, yurts where camping meets luxury, cabins with slides and swinging beds, train-cars-turned-tiny-homes and tiny homes with creative layouts. These stays are wild enough to awaken your playful side and inspire joy and connection with the people you choose to experience them with.

It’s time to shake up your next adventure to Choctaw Country. Add the unexpected with one of these unique stays:

1. Glamp in a Yurt
What exactly is a yurt? Think tent-meets-cabin. A weather-resistant fabric is stretched over wooden beams and lattice work, adding to the tent-like feel, but inside you’ll find bedroom furniture and electricity allowing for temperature control. When it comes to creature comforts and the outdoors, it’s sort of the best of both worlds.

If that sounds like your jam, you’ll be excited to hear there are multiple yurts in the state parks across Choctaw Country. Visit Beavers Bend State Park to choose from two yurts built to accommodate up to four people each with large, wraparound porches offering tranquil views of the warbling Mountain Fork River. Or head to Robbers Cave State Park, where you’ll find two similar yurts along the peaceful shores of Lake Carlton.

2. Spread Out in a Tiny Home
You don’t need a lot of space inside when the wilderness is sprawling just steps outside your front door. Tiny homes also come with creative layouts, bringing more fun into your stay.

Take Happy Place Cabins in Hochatown: each of these honeymoon tiny homes includes an outdoor soaker tub (with privacy wall) on the lower deck and a putting green on the rooftop deck. Or The Alps of Hochatown by Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, where there the only things between you and the beauty of the wilderness are floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s even more room to spread out at Snuggle Up – a cozy tiny home on a secluded resort by Sweetwater Cabins with access to a gym, seasonal pool, library, pool tables and more.

3. Upgrade Your View With a Tree House
Tree houses are a whimsical way to brighten your getaway – but these aren’t anything like the one you built in your backyard. These tree house accommodations have just the right touch of grown-up practicality to make sure you stay in comfort while still having a blast.

Step into a world of fantasy when you stay at Treetopia by Okiedokey Cabins, featuring a glass floor viewing area, 25-foot waterfall, three-story slide and suspended platform bed that rolls outside with the push of a button so you can sleep under the stars. Give yourself easy access to a wilderness of ATV and hiking trails at the Big Cedar Wilderness Cabins in Whitesboro. Book a memorable family reunion at the oversized (and luxurious) High Life Tree House near Hochatown. Or keep it a little rustic with a cozy stay at the K River Campground tree houses.

4. One-of-a-Kind Options
Sometimes it’s a good thing when something comes way out of left field. Like these one-of-a-kind accommodations, which are guaranteed to deliver a trip you’ll remember and cherish forever.

Travel back in time with a stay at the fully refurbished 1911 Victorian passenger train on Rebel Hill Guest Ranch, where you’ll also have access to horseback riding, paddle boating, fishing and more. Camp out pioneer-style at the Covered Wagon in Robbers Cave State Park. Or treat yourself to a luxurious boho experience when you stay at the Honey Dome – an adults-only, geodesic dome with wraparound views of the beautiful forest near Beavers Bend State Park.