Broken Bow Bound

Dated: July 9 2021

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Broken Bow is a beautiful place, close to DFW, that will not disappoint for family vacations, a couple’s getaway, or a boys/girls trip. We took a family vacation there (parents, sister, nieces, nephew, brother-in-law, and some long-time family friends) in summer of 2020. Then, in summer of 2021 I had a girls’ trip and both times it did not disappoint. 



When I went with my family we did so much in only a few days including go cart riding, putt putt golf, zip lining, rented jet skis and a boat, and we ate lots of food. 

Big Foot Speedway is a fun time to get a little thrill. My kids loved trying to beat each other and the rest of the family. It was $8/person to race (except those under 55 inches). 

Old Town West Mini Golf is another great family adventure. I have to say my sister was on a roll and got 4 or 5 Hole-N-Ones in a ROW… let’s just say some of us were not happy. After you finish with mini golf, go inside Northside and cool off with some of their shakes or ice cream. 

I don’t know about you, but I am a thrill seeker, so I loved zip lining in Broken Bow. Rugaru Adventures is a must for your experience. If you have not been before, I would advise you to leave your phone behind and instead bring a go pro camera to capture the experience. The guides also take pictures as you go and you can buy them afterwards, but those can be pricey.

On our last day, we rented jet skis and a double decker pontoon boat with a slide. It was so much fun that the kids did not want to leave. 

Broken Bow is also a great place for a girls trip or couples retreat. It’s so easy to get away, try new places and enjoy the outdoors. This summer I took a trip with friends and had an absolute blast. The original plan was to kayak, but the river was closed due to all the rain. Turns out plan B what these moms needed; wineries, breweries, live music, and some fun in the hot tub. 

The first stop on the trip was to Vojias Winery, we each got a glass (well 3 watermelon slushes infused with wine and 1 glass of wine). Vojias is a must try, their taste test is top notch. They provide mini crackers to eat in-between tastings and you get up to 5 different wines to try.  Vojias is tucked away and up a hill so while you grab your glass of wine to drink, you can enjoy a nice patio view. 

Once you are done with your wine, head up the road to Grateful Head Pizza. This place is hands down one of the best pizza places I have had. The crust reminds me of New York style, thin, but not too thin and right amount of sauce. They have a great covered patio area for hanging out and enjoying the food.  This is a staple that needs to be tried, even if you order to go and eat back at the cabin. 

You know pizza and beer go together, and so you can take some of the leftovers across the street to Beavers Bend Brewery. It’s at the top of the hill and you will have to walk up about 3 flights of stairs. However, it’s worth it for the view. They have a great place to watch the sunset, enjoy some homemade beers, and play some corn hole. 

After you have sampled your flight of beers, Girls Gone Wine is a fun stop (especially for the ladies). It is definitely one of those “tourist” places to see and experience. The great thing about Grateful Head, Beavers Bend Brewery and Girls Gone Wine, is they are all within walking distance of each other. So park and just walk to all 3 (just be cautious as you walk across the main road in and out of Hochatown). 

After you have walked around and up and downstairs, end the night at Abendigo’s.  They have live music and great food. The Southwest Chicken Eggrolls are amazing (personally, I like it more than Chili’s). The atmosphere is great, food is delicious and they have great drinks. This is a place that really is best to end the night before heading back to the cabin.

Broken Bow/Hotchatown are a must try and visit no matter who goes with you. It has so much for all ages. Even if you want to avoid the crowds, it’s a great place to visit because there are so many things to do like fishing, hiking, or just staying at your cabin and enjoying the hot tub. Let us know if you take a trip there!

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Tanya O'Neil

Tanya is a long-time resident of Texas who is passionate about real estate and proud to be the team lead of the Estancia Group. She is a hard worker who believes integrity, professionalism and savvy n....

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