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Country, quiet, sleeps up to 8, Pink Pistol, fishing at Blue River & Lake Texoma

Donna Pope

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house

Donna Pope

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Country, quiet, sleeps up to 8, Pink Pistol, fishing at Blue River & Lake Texoma

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house


Tishomingo Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 full Baths

1,800 + sq. feet home with three private bedrooms, three private bathrooms and a couch that makes into a bed provides sleeping for 8. ADA handicap accessible.

Book a murder mystery dinner at or contact us directly and we will arrange a family only murder mystery dinner !

You and your guests will enjoy Murray 23 on Lake Texoma; just one mile away, to swim or use its floating fishing dock (there is no beach or water skiing at this end of the lake). Sorry, there is no boat rental is available at this end of the lake.

Trout fishing (with contests three times a year), hiking or kayaking is just few miles away at Blue River, a paradise for nature lovers.

Enjoy the two person whirlpool tub and a walk in shower in the John Wayne decorated bedroom. Sink into Egyptian cotton sheets in the comfort of your queen size bed and relax after a day of fishing, hunting, hiking or a game of golf. Wake up to the sound of the rooster crowing and geese honking!

Play pool or ping pong in the converted garage/game room. The horse shoe game, washer toss and dart game is also a favorite of our visitors.

The pond less stream and waterfall provides relaxing sounds as you sit on the patio or balcony.. The spacious living room has a lit fireplace, with comfortable recliners that ease you into comfort while watching your favorite show on the large screen television. Enjoy the wildlife and the quiet sounds of nature.

Cook steaks on the outdoor gas or charcoal grill. Watch the deer, birds and butterflies on the patio or roast a marshmallow in our fire pit. Our fully equipped kitchen also provides an opportunity to cook that special meal or just snack. Just a step away is the 8'X40' balcony to eat that evening meal or early cup of java. A handicap ramp and lift chair allows easy access for our handicapped visitors in the home.

Peaceful, secluded, get-a-way near nature: Plan a honeymoon, reunion or vacation in this quiet, private setting deep in the woods. This home is located on thirty acres, a paradise for nature lovers. Located just a couple of hours north of Dallas or south of Oklahoma City makes this a great place to drive to for a weekend or to spend a vacation.

Wildlife and waterfall : many enjoy the abundant wild birds, butterflies and deer and native plants this area has to offer. We recently built a pond less stream and will be adding plants for more butterflies in the spring. We plan to have an aquaponics green house up and running by the spring of 2015.

Tishomingo has a small casino and a unique shopping experience with boutiques and Miranda Lambert's Pink Pistol and Baker's Mercantile (with home made fudge) and the town offers Barbeque, Mexican, Dairy Queen, Subway and a couple sit down restaurants all great places to eat!

Enjoy a family get away: In this day and age we are seeing the majority of our guest are taking time to be with family and doing things together.

Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home is very popular because of its rural setting and opportunity for families to communicate without the hassle of their normal rushed busy daily lives.

Families can eat together, cook together, play together and enjoy one another and re-connect as they relax in a comfortable setting at Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna Pope (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Donna Pope

John and I moved to Tishomingo with our two children (now grown) many years ago after he finished his tour in the military. John was raised nearby and when we moved here I fell in love with the people, lakes, rivers and woods. Having grown up on the bare plains of South Dakota, I was delighted to move to such a beautiful area. John is retired from his pallet building business, and enjoys watching television and talking to his two dogs. Donna is a Cosmetology Instructor and manager of a beauty college. She is looking forward to retiring soon and spending more time spoiling great grandchildren, gardening and meeting visitors.

Donna Pope purchased this chateau / country house in 1981

Why Donna Pope chose Tishomingo

We fell in love with the property and built the home so we could enjoy being in the country. It is located one mile by road to Lake Texoma and only nine miles to Blue River, which makes it ideal for fishing, hiking and swimming. The woods are full of wildlife, birds, wild grape vines and dogwoods that add beauty to the ever changing seasons. When John and I moved to this area we found the people to be friendly and down to earth. We can go fishing, hunting or hiking close by and we love it!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This home is peaceful, quiet and homey. You will enjoy natural spring water as you bath in the two person jetted tub in the John Wayne decorated room. Located deep in the woods it has large rooms and a balcony to kick back and enjoy nature. Listen to the sound of the waterfall at the koi pond while you enjoy eating on the balcony. A full kitchen and dinning provide plenty of room for the whole family. Each room is cheerfully decorated with photos of western heroes. country western singing stars Country Music Star Miranda Lambert has a store, The Pink Pistol in Tishomingo. Many visitors enjoy the one mile hike to Lake Texoma to fish or swim. Blue River provides trout fishing in the spring and fall and other game fish during the summer. Sipokni West (old west replicated town) and Fort Washita (confederate fort and Ntl Historic site) are close by. The White House (listed on the Natl Hicorical sites) is the former home of the first govenor of the Chickasaw Indian nation is just 2 miles away. The Capital of the Chickasaw Nation and old council house and museum are located in Tishomingo four miles away from this vacation home.

The 1907 Chickasaw Bank and museum (Natl Historic site),Murray State College is also located in Tishomingo .Casino and live concerts are about thirty five miles away. Many guests seeing the wildlife at the National Wildlife Refuge nearby. Turner Falls and the Chickasaw Center and boating and water sports are just a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following is a letter to the Capital Democrat newspaper, Tishomingo, Okla. on April 18, 2013 from Daren and Mary of Kansas and is posted with their permission.


We celebrated our 19 wedding anniversary in your community this past weekend. We had a great time visiting with your local people, shopping in your stores, and eating some really good food.

We were very pleased to find that your local airport runway was newly resurfaced. This allowed us to fly directly into Tishomingo instead of landing in a nearby town and commuting in. We appreciate the value your community is putting into general aviation.

We hope that you are able to continue to implement improvements in your local airport. What will attract pilots is a good restaurant and a form of transportation to get there once landed. This most often is found in a courtesy car located at the airport for the pilot use.

You already have the good restaurants. We think we ate the best BBQ we have ever had at one location, and the homemade salsa at another was fantastic. I think you would be surprised at how much more your airport would be used if there was some type of transportation offered up landing. (A restroom would be great too!)

We would also like to say "thank you" to Donna Pope for her wonderful hospitality. Her accommodations and willingness to arrange transportation for us played an instrumental role in us choosing your community as our destination for the weekend.

We were bless with a perfect anniversary weekend. Thank you.
Apr 2013
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Country, quiet, sleeps up to 8, Pink Pistol, fishing at Blue River & Lake Texoma
average rating of 4.9 based on 24 reviews

Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. We booked this rental as part of my wife's 30th birthday (and Valentine's Day). She's a big fan of the Pink Pistol so the location was perfect. The home was spacious and had plenty of relaxing and fun things to do (2 person jacuzzi, hammock, ping pong, billiards, firepit, barbecue grill, cable tv, etc.). We would highly recommend it. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit. It is important to us that our guests enjoy their "special moments." Yes, It does make it enjoyable when there are things to do at the rental for everyone, regardless of age. The Pink Pistol Boutique, Miranda and Blake are an asset to our community and Tishomingo is improving and growing daily from the celebrity influence. So keep an eye out for all the new exciting changes coming our way in the coming weeks! Thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope you get an opportunity to come again soon.

A Fantastic Place to Relax!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was in a beautiful location just outside of Tishomingo. Very spacious and relaxing!! We toured during the day, then came back and made dinner and relaxed on the beautiful back deck. Will definitely re-book! Owner is very gracious!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the home and our area. We definitely will be looking to have your wonderful families return! Thank you for your kind words.

Filmmakers Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

While filming our western movie back in April, some of our cast members were lucky enough to have stayed here at the Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home! Donna, the owner, could not have been nicer and she really cares that you really enjoy your time there. I would most highly recommend this property to anyone for any length of stay. Without a doubt we will be using their location again and again! So many places to sight see around this filmmakers, or really just anyone...if you're looking for lodging, you must contact Donna. Being in the film industry, this is a fantastic place for producers or cast members to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you as a film maker and your crew enjoyed your stay here and see the potential of the Tishomingo, Johnston County area for film making and vacationing. Good luck on the movie "No Rest for the Wicked", that you were filming locally. We look forward to seeing it when it comes out! Thank you again! Reviews like yours give other potential guests creditable information as to where to stay. We look forward to your next visit.

Delightful Country Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful service! We had a problem with the TV and Donna was on top of it until it was fixed! House was freshly decorated and included handicap facilities, too! A great week in the woods and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests will appreciate your remarks and know that they, like you, will have a positive experience of at Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home. We do strive to make sure that any problems are taken care of as soon as reported. I want to thank you and your family for your kind patience while I was resolving the problem with the television equipment. Living in a rural area and getting services can sometimes be a real challenge. Thank you again. We hope we will have the honor of your family's visit again in the near future.
Bryan, TX

Here for the Water

  • 5 of 5

We were up in Tishomingo for a couple of weeks of research and needed a great place to stay. We picked this property both for the setup of the house and the near location to our project.

We were there for 11 days and could have stayed for a year. This is a great house, secure private location and lots of room to play and have a great time while in this area.

We grilled steaks for some visitors we had, chilled and enjoyed the great outdoors while we were there for work. i would recommend this location to anyone unless they wanted it at the same time we are in the area. i would want first call in thats case. we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Frank, you are a riot! Am so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and that you did a review. It was our great pleasure having you as guests! We plan on adding three new cabins over by the bass pond by spring and do hope we get the opportunity to have you and your team stay again in the near future. Take care and have a great summer-- until then, thanks!

Great place for a Girl's Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a milestone birthday with just the "girls". Had a great time. We were able to sit and visit, watch movies and then went into town to shop and eat. Thanks, Donna, for checking in on us to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you had a great birthday celebration and a wonderful time visiting with one another. Tishomingo is a quaint small town with wonderful little shops and charming individuals. I am glad you got an opportunity to visit our "Mayberry RFD", to quote Miranda. We loved having you stay in our vacation home and hope you will get an opportunity in the near future to visit one of the cabins that we are in the process of building. Think you will find it enjoyable too. Thanks again. Donna


Choctaw Casino
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Tishomingo, Oklahoma, small city airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
GREAT course, Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Ardmore, Ok
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 75/69 and I-30
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
6 resturants, Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Little Glasses, Ok
Car: necessary

Pink Pistol, Miranda Lambert's store is just four miles away!

The local airport has a good runway and is available for fly in guests. Oklahoma Hills Vacation home (1800 + square foot ) is nestled in a quiet, heavily wooded area and sits on 30 acres with an abundance of wildlife. Valentines Day, Forth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time is a great time and a great place to get away from it all! Mystery dinners are held here, see for information. An pondless stream can be seen from the balcony and patio for guests to relax and enjoy nature. By the spring of 2015 we hope to an aquaponics green house up and running. You might even see the deer that frequent the property. Surrounded by 14,000 acres of Wildlife Refuge just one mile from Lake Texoma and only nine miles to Blue River. Deer, quail, coyotes and wild hogs abound. Enjoy a game of pool or horse shoes or ping pong in our converted garage/ game room. A children's splash park and play ground or picnic or fish in Pennington Creek in Tishomingo. Three Museums, BBQ, Dairy Queen, Fish Tails and Mexican Restaurant, and Baker's Mercantile! Several quaint clothing stores are just a few of the places to visit. This is the place!

Local events, such as the Chickasaw Festival, Spring and Fall Trout Tournaments and 4th of July parade, fireworks and rodeo, Historic Chickasaw Governor's Home nearby, Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival in April, Reagan Country Music and Spokini West (Old western town) make the visit enjoyable.

Baker's Mercantile is just one of our unique little stores in Tishomingo. Enjoy history of the Chickasaws at the Capital building in Town or The Chickasaw White House and historic Fort Washita nearby. Visit the small casino in town. Tishomingo is the home of two former Oklahoma state governors and the home of two Chickasaw tribal governors who grew up here. Ravia, OK is where Gene Autry grew up, just 9 miles from Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, country Music stars live in the area also.

Other Activities: Blue River provides trout and cat fishing, hiking & swimming. A splash park, disk golf add to the fun. The Annual Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival at Tishomingo, is in April each year. Lots of educational classes and fun, fun, fun. Nearby the old western replica town of Sipokini West at Regan, OK will be having an old time cook out and events . Don't miss all this fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golf: Tishomingo has a city golf club that is awesome and very reasonable! .

Trout Derbies November and February

The Blue River Association sponsors two trout derbies during trout season. The first is in November on Veteran's Day Weekend with the second being in February on President's Day Weekend.

On Line Registration Form Look under Blue River Fishing, Tishomingo, Ok or Scotty's One Stop.

The family of William E. Nelson has established a memorial award in memory of the many years of fishing pleasure William spent at Blue River. The award will go to the youth division and be awarded at each trout derby in November and February. The heavy stringer of each days competition (youth division) will be the individual winner and the overall two day heavy stringer (youth division) will have his or her name inscribed on the memorial plaque that will be displayed at the Blue River One Stop. This memorial award is a wonderful gift from the family of William Nelson.


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From $169 Per night

Tishomingo Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Children under 2yrs FREE $0
Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $12 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Children 2yrs and younger are Free!
Lodging and sales Tax rate is 11%
Small dog allowed with fee. Not more than two pets per visit with two fees per day
ADA, Handicapped accessible, separate entry & parking area. .
Advisable to bring insect repellant if you are out and about.
Owners live in basement level of home with pet dachshund.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tishomingo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • John Wayne Privey ! - toilet , shower , jetted tub , two person juccuzi / double wide shower
    Will Rogers Special Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gene Autry Necessary Room - toilet , shower
  • Double shower and two person Juccuzi in the John Wayne room. A private bathroom in each of the three bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • John Wayne Style Bedroom - 1 queen
    Gene Autry Decorated Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Will Rogers Decorated Bedroom - 1 queen
    Western Hi Five Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Hide a bed in living room sleeps two.
  • Equiped for handicapped guests. Two person Juccuzzi is located in the John Wayne style room. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Comfortable new beds with Egyhtian cotton sheets, and most bedrooms have warm blankets, and lounging robes. The couch in the living room makes into a hide a bed and sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Condiments such as salt and pepper, bottled water, tea, catsup and mustard are provided. Use of fire arms is prohibited on the property. Guests are only allowed two SMALL DOG OR CAT and will be charged $12. per day per pet. Pets must be caged when owners are away. Property damage insurance will be required when the owner is bringing a pet or any time the owner determines that insurance is necessary. A massage therapist is available on the weekends BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This individual does the Swedish massage or deep tissue massage in your room or in her facility. The charge is $85. for one hour. Smoking is allowed on the balcony or outside of the home.

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