The ranch offers many authentic reminders of the special reminders of the special destinations along the Great Western Cattle Trail of the 1800s. Cabins and primitive camping are available.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 2 months out
The vibe at Flying W Guest Ranch
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The Flying W Guest Ranch is just a short drive off of route 40. It’s a great spot for those who are local to Oklahoma and are looking for some adventure as well as those who are on a cross country road trip, traveling on the southern route and in need of a great place to stay.
We’d been communicating with the host, Burl, leading up to the trip and when we arrived he greeted us outside and showed us to our cabin. We were able to park right next to it which made for easy unloading and were delighted that he had the little electric stove already working to warm the space. (There was also a mini split above the bed for additional heat). The bed was super comfortable, the sheets soft and there was even a futon in there. Plenty of space in one cabin for two people and possibly even up to four. I was dying for a shower by the time we arrived having been on the road for several days and almost shrieked when I saw the cabin had running water and that it was HOT. It’s the little things, ya know?
We slept soundly and then in the morning, I went for a run. I ran up near the little town that used to be part of a reality tv show on CMT about a decade ago and then got the rest of my miles in on the country road that leads out to the highway. For most of the run I had the company of Burl’s pup, Moose. It was hillier than a I realized and felt worked and ready for coffee by the time we got back.
Burl not only made us a cup of coffee in the restaurant on the property but also gave us a tour of the land. We jumped up in his big truck and he then took us down to the largest bison kill site in the southern plains. Known as the Certain Site by archaeologists, there are an estimated 800 bison remains and bones on the property. We’d never seen anything like it and were fascinated by Burl’s story. The place felt spiritual and we were thankful that Burl wanted to share it with us.
We highly recommend the Flying W Guest Ranch as a place to stay whether you’re local to the Elk City area or just passing through.
Our cabin was absolutely amazing. We brought our two dogs along on our Route 66 road trip and they both loved being ranch dogs for a couple of days. It was wonderful being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and waking up to horses lazily munching just beyond the fence behind our little homestead. Come here if you’re craving big sky and wide-open spaces.