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“Great family get together”
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Deer Creek Lodge
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We began staying at Deer Creek #1 in 1999 when we had our 50th anniversary. Our family numbers between 35 and 55 in attendance each year, and we enjoy ourselves immensely. The AC has always worked, the kitchen is perfect with huge fridge, ice maker, griddle, microwave, etc. We share the cooking arrangements by family with each group being resp. for one meal from prep to clean-up then no more worries for the weekend. Works great. There are two lakes, canoes, covered fishing barge, swimming, rope swings over lake 2, volleyball area, horseshoes area, etc. There is plenty of tenting space for those who prefer that. The kids love the loft area. The rise in cost hurts, but is understandable. We charge each adult $50 for the weekend and under 18 are free. Food furnished by family group, meals all planned out, so it isn't really that hard to do. We really enjoy it, but it is difficult to drive the 2 1/2 hrs from Balch Springs.

Room Tip: Definitely family togetherness!!!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank genbug2k
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

AC , Swamp Cooler DIDNT work... WE sweated inside , because it never got
cool inside.

We paid $475 per night for our family.
Swamp cooler "" Air Conditioner " filter had over 1/2 inch of solid dust on the filter.

It never got below 85 Degrees inside!!!

DO NOT RENT THIS FACILITY!!!! The manager clearly doesn't care about their clientele
, because they didn't offer any compensation or help in fixing THEIR A/C Swamp Cooler AC unit. ...

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Adrian16000
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

This lodge was perfect to accomidate a large amount of people for the weekend.
Our drive from Dallas was pretty exausting in the summer heat and to arrive at such an oasis as this, all the stresses are deffinately forgotten!
This is a stone lodge that sits nestled in the Arbuckle Hills and you can see nothing but nature when you take EXIT 51 and turn into the property.
Bedding, towels, bathing items, toiletries, fans, extension cords, food, dishes, etc.
The place is there all you gotta do is bring the stuff there to make it happen!

There is a huge floor space with 9 or 10 futon beds that when folded out to make double beds or set upright seves as a couch for lounging or sleeping. There is a small spiral stair case that leads to some lofts above the kitchen area that can be used for more sleeping quarters.
The fully equipped kitchen facilites with a microwave, coffee maker, oven, and industrial refridgerator were very clean. Stainless steel prep table and sink area working properly, there was an ice machine that dispenced crushed ice at the ready.
The bar area served well to place several dishes and/or other things that anyone may need counter space for. It has sturdy booths and 2 tables with chairs for dinning. There is a large stone hearth fireplace for use in the winter or chilly weather and an old upright piano for entertainment. Very warm and inviting for all seasons. The 2 seperate bathrooms were in working order for gents with and single vanity, the ladies had a double vanity. The central air was a plus for the hot weather.
The staff is very quick to handle any concern or request you might have. Trash pick up daily. GOOD PEOPLE.

You get a feeling of security and privacy in the serene place surounded nature.
The parking lot had plenty of room for many cars of all sizes and grounds were clean with a blacktop parking area and road leading to the lodge from the highway.
The mian dock on the side of the lodge is a bit weather worn and has plenty of life left for other visitors in the future. It has a ladder on the side for use.
(My favorite spot! Perfect for couples at night to look at the pond or gaze at the moon at night or as I used it, for yoga and meditation at night and in the morning.) There were canoes for use and a fishing barge that the kids and grandpa loved. There was floating raft for sun bathing or just sticking your feet in the water. There were also sitting areas to the side of the lodge as well with 2 smokers for outdoor cooking use.
The 2nd dock was the tallest and a little more secluded to the side as well, but not very sound or sturdy for goofing off on, perfect for fishing though or alone time.
I loved having the opportunity to be a part of the Smith family reunion, we had over 50 people last year and it was just as wonderfull this year. THE FRIED PIES ARE AWESOME! STOP IN AND BUY YOU ONE OR A DOZEN!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank countessbraley
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Reviewed 31 July 2008

We stayed in lodge #3, better known as the 'swimming hole lodge'. We also had 5 other families staying with us.

This was a perfect 3 day get away. For a lodge in Oklahoma less than a mile away from Turner Falls, you can't go wrong.

The lodge was around 5000 sq ft with two upstairs lofts where the children can sleep. The main area is one big open area with around 10 futons. If you don't mind everyone sleeping in one big area without much privacy, then no worries. If you MUST have privacy, stay some where else.

The kitchen area is HUGE. Big bar, big commercial size fridge, big commercial size griddle with 4 seperate burners, commercial size ice machine and a HUGE grill/smoker outside on the patio area. Even lots of shelf space for the goodies that don't need to stay in the fridge.

The 'swimming hole' was perfect for the children. There's a rope tied to a tree where the kids can swing out into the water. The water is a creek so for those who are used to caribbean clear waters, you ain't gettin' that. All of our kids loved it.

The creek I mentioned above is dammed off to create the 'swimming hole'. There are steps next to the dam were you can walk down to another part of the creek. The lodge is above all of the water/creek area. There are probably 30-35 steps made out of rock that you walk down.

I highly recommend staying at this lodge if you have a big group going together for a fun trip to Turner Falls.

I will come back later to post photos.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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5  Thank Hawk_Man02
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Address: Box 58 RR 1, Turner Falls, Davis, OK 73030-9801
Region: United States > Oklahoma > Davis
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Ranked #4 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Davis
Number of rooms: 6

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