Our Renovated and private One Room Schoolhouse gives you the feeling of country life just a short drive off of HWY 281, and 15 min drive off of I-40 and Route 66.
In case you miss it later, this building only has a half bath. :)
If listening to coyotes at night while sitting on the deck and waking up to birds singing in the morning sounds like your kind of adventure, then you have found the right Schoolhouse!
While you will get to hear wildlife also know their noise will be breaking up the extreme quiet of country quiet. There isn't much like it. :)
This is a more rustic cabin, there is no TV, internet, or modern distractions. We do however provide our guests with central Heat and Air and conventional plumbing. We do not currently have a tub or shower. We would like to in the future, but one step at a time. :)
If you need a place to stay while driving across the country or a retreat to recharge, our schoolhouse is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax.
The space is a scenic one room schoolhouse set on 140 acres in western Oklahoma, and located a short 20 minutes North of I-40 as well as historic route 66. The property boasts a large pond and wooded areas. It is used as an event center on occasion and as such is one big open room. It has one 1/2 bath, a full kitchen minus a full set of pots and pans (there is a sauce pan and skillet), and has two decks for gazing and lounging as well as a patio.
This is a "rustic" cabin since it does not contain a shower. There is one murphy queen sized bed and fold out couch provided but guests are encouraged to bring extra bedding for extra guests.
RV hook up is available.
A fire can be lite in the firepit as long as no burn bans are in effect.
Hiking is welcomed over the property grounds, but sadly we do need to say no to ATV's as our sand dunes are fragile and will not stand up to the abuse ATV's give out. They also have a tendency to scare our cattle that will be on the property.
In late summer there will be stickers so please dress appropriately. :)
Guests have access to the whole 140 acres that the Schoolhouse sits on, including the pond for fishing. The pond is not built as a swimming pond, so please do not enter it. :)
There have been some wild pigs that have taken to feeding near the pond. Please be cautious and listen for them as you walk the land near the pond. They are usually noisy so you should be able to hear them. Please do not approach them as wild hogs are known for being very territorial.
In general I will leave the Schoolhouse open for a guest so that they can "check in" at their own convenience. Since I do not live at the Schoolhouse this allows me to be free to run errands. But if you would prefer to meet with me just let me know upon your arrival and I can almost always make it over within five minutes.
It is located halfway between two scenic state parks Red Rock Canyon to the South in Hinton, OK and Roman Nose to the North in Watonga OK. American Horse Lake state park is located 5 miles to the West.
In the summer the town of Geary opens its recently renovated WPA pool. The pool still boasts the original rock pool house. The pool is located next to the ball parks and the playground.
Roman Nose also has a pool that can be used in the summer plus multiple creeks to wade in. If you are going to Watonga on your way to Roman Nose you could stop off at their Splash pad.
There are a few wineries located in the area for anyone's enjoyment. Whirlwind Winery in Watonga is open only on Friday and Saturday 1-6pm. :)
This facility is an event center as well as a guest cabin and not a residence.
We ask that you be respectful of the contents and grounds. ATVs are not allowed on the grounds, pets and smoking are not allowed inside of the building.
I do set out snacks for the guests to consume. I prefer to leave them in the refrigerator as it does not encourage bugs or mice to find a way in. The food I set out for you will be on one of the top shelves in the fridge. If you need condiments like mustard, and you see what you need in the fridge please feel free to use them. :)
There is a small coffee maker in the Schoolhouse, I do ask that you clean out the grounds before you leave please. :)
I'm a Teacher, wine maker, mother, wife, and farm hand. It's busy around my house, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I believe fully in treating others as I would want to be treated. If you believe the same we will make great partners for your relaxing stay. :)
When on vacation I like exploring things for myself or based on advice of locals. If you would like advice on local attractions just ask, we would love to help you explore our area.