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Donna Pope

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Family/group fun, get away, fishing, fire pit/game room/quiet, Pink Pistol near.

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Texoma Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) + cot and air mattresses , 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 up to eight people. A cot and air mattresses will accommodate extra guests. ADA handicap accessible. Billiard and ping pong tables provide indoor entertainment. Enjoy a fire in the fire pit. A picnic area, charcoaler, swing set, sand bed and fake horses to ride and a play house are available for the kiddos!

Contact us directly and we will arrange a family only murder mystery event for you! Lots of fun! Who did it?

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 or boat rentals 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. Nov 1, 2015 visitor passes are $15.00 for three days!

Enjoy the two person whirlpool tub and a walk in- shower in the John Wayne decorated bedroom. Sink into 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!

The horse shoe toss, washer toss and dart game is also a favorite of our visitors.

Sit on the patio or balcony and enjoy the sounds of nature. The spacious living room has a flickering fireplace, with comfortable recliners that ease you into comfort while watching your favorite show on the large screen television.

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 morning 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 acre;, a paradise for nature lovers. Located just a couple of hours north of Dallas and a couple hours south of Oklahoma City this home makes a great place to drive to for a weekend or to spend a vacation.

Many enjoy the abundant wild birds, butterflies and deer and native plants this area has to offer.

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 Barbecue, Mexican, Dairy Queen, Subway and several 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
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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 our dog. Donna, now retired was a Cosmetology Instructor and manager of a beauty college. She enjoys gardening raising rabbits and meeting visitors.

Donna Pope purchased this chateau / country house in 1981

Why Donna Pope chose Lake Texoma

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 pure natural 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. 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). The White House (listed on the Natl Historical sites) is the former home of the first governor 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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based on 28 traveler reviews

Family/group fun, get away, fishing, fire pit/game room/quiet, Pink Pistol near.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 32 reviews

Perfect for our group of ten

  • 5 of 5

I brought a group of 6th-12th grade students to a nearby academic competition and rented this home for the night before, as it began early in the morning. It turned out to be perfect for us! (Some of us slept on air mattresses, but it was just fine.) My students loved being able to hang out together during the evening, playing ping pong and pool. The house was clean, and the kitchen was big enough to handle our group of ten. Donna, our host, went above and beyond in making us feel welcome, and was kind enough to alert us in the morning to take a detour to avoid a bridge being out on our expected route to the competition.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that your group enjoyed the billiard table and ping pong table that we have available. You may also have noticed the home is set up to accommodate different interests with board games, DVDS, CDS and VCR tapes & two TV's. Your group was great and I hope that you will consider staying with Oklahoma Hills again in the near future. It was our pleasure to have such nice young people and their attentive instructors. Thank you. Donna
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Great place to stay while visiting the Tishomingo area.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home is clean, inviting, and has everything you need for a get-away. The Tishomingo area is a beautiful place to visit. Donna is extremely helpful and knowledgable of the area. I highly recommend her home for your next visit. We will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam. I am delighted that you enjoy the home and plan to return. It is always a pleasure to be able to provide a rental that meets our guests needs. Thank you and we look forward to your next visit with friends and family.
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Fantastic Place to Stay in Southern Oklahoma

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth or fifth stay @ Oklahoma Hills and it certainly won't be our last! For those of you who haven't visited, let me say that the decor honors the history of Oklahoma, the Native Americans, the frontiersmen (or, in some cases, the actors who portrayed them---we always stay in the John Wayne Room!) The house is large and easily accommodates 6 people (sleeping) but we had more than that for meals and socializing, as we have family in the area. There is a large kitchen island w/ several bar stools, as well as a dining table that easily seats 6. The kitchen is equipped w/ everything one would need for cooking and serving meals. The spacious LR has a sofa and several comfortable chairs. We have just returned (Dec. 2015) so we were inside more than during our summer visits. There are toys, a sandbox, etc. for the kids. The proprietor has always been totally gracious, but her welcome this time blew us away! She had decorated the house for Christmas w/ a beautiful tree, antique Christmas toys, etc. It was way beyond "the call of duty." We are extremely grateful to her!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. It is my pleasure to be able to make our guests visits "special". We look forward to having vacationers; like you, who after several visits still find it exciting and interesting to return to our vacation rental. We really enjoyed having your wonderful pet, "Crackers," stay too. John and I are here to provide our guests with the best accommodations available in the area. Thank you again for choosing Oklahoma Hills Vacation Home Rental. We anxiously look forward to your next visit .
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Labor day weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, fun decor we took tons of pictures of. The house had everything we needed, with appliances and entertainment. Home owners were welcoming, greeted and showed us around on arrival, and checked in as we were heading out last day. My family all had a good time and would recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your review gives future guests an idea as to what to expect when they arrive. We strive to provide the needs of our guests and enjoy meeting each and everyone. I hope your family will have an opportunity to visit again in the near future.
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Mannford, OK

Great Country Getaway For A Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at your property. We had 2 teenagers boy/girl, 2 grandparents, and me and my wife. The only bad experience was we had to leave and go back home. The house was was extremely clean, everything was in tiptop shape and we lacked for nothing. Donna was so helpful and was so good to our family.....matter of fact the best. Before we left we were already planning on the next trip Tishomingo. I can't wait until we get to comeback and do some trout fishing at Blue River or other fishing at Texhoma or Murray. Donna I want to personally say "Thank You" for making this one our favorite family trips that will be in our memories forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're so glad you had such an amazing time. We would love to have you back for fishing and the many other outdoor activities in the area. Cheers!
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Great place to stay in the Tishomingo area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay and will return again. The house is comfortable and quite yet close to Tishomingo and other areas of interest such as the Chickasaw White House. We were able to bring our dog and he enjoyed chasing tennis balls in the yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you folks and your well mannered dog stay at the vacation home. Yes, the large yard made an excellent place for your dog to play. It was quiet until the rooster crowed and greeted you in the morning! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We, like our farm animals, and (newly arrived fish) look forward to your return. Have a great summer, and thanks again.
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Choctaw Casino
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Tishomingo, Oklahoma, small city airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Ardmore, Ok
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 75/69 and I-35 and state Hyw 22.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
6 resturants, Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Little Glasses, Ok
Car: necessary

Pink Pistol, Miranda Lambert's store is just five 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, Wedding, Honeymoon, Get-a-way 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. The balcony and patio allow guests to relax and enjoy nature. 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 billiards. horse shoes or ping pong in our converted garage/ game room. We have a swing set, sand bed and horses (pretend) for children's enjoyment. A children's splash park and play ground or picnic or fish in Pennington Creek in Tishomingo. We have three museums, BBQ, Dairy Queen, Boom-R-Rang, Fish Tails and Mexican Restaurant, are great eatery s. Baker's Mercantile has wonderful fudge! 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. 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, country music star also lives in the area.

Other Activities: Cat fishing, hiking & swimming are nearby in Tishomingo. A splash park, adds 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! .

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.


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Tishomingo Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $12 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Downloading movies and music is not allowed due to small Satellite reception available for our facility. Abuse of the internet will result in a $50.00 charge for usage. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Texoma 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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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.
    Bedroom 5 - Cot available and two air mattresses.
  • Equiped for handicapped guests. Two person Juccuzzi is located in the John Wayne style room. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with a tub/shower combination or shower. Enjoy the fun of sleeping in the Gene Autry or Will Rogers themed bedroom in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. The couch in the living room makes into a hide a bed and sleeps two. A cot and two air mattresses are available for extra guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • 12 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
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Condiments such as salt and pepper, bottled water, tea, catsup and mustard are provided. Use of fire arms and four wheelers 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. Smoking is allowed on the balcony or outside of the home. Guests will be charged internet fees if evidence of downloading movies or music. Our satellite space is limited and extra fees will be deducted from the deposit if internet usage is abused. Thank you for understanding.

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