Charla Priest reviewed River Bird Lodging Oklahoma — 5 star
June 20 at 10:51 PM · Wow! We went to River Bird Lodging for a surprise Father’s Day getaway for my husband. Jamie and Niki have captured a perfect blend of nature, a touch of rustic and all the comforts of home right in the middle of God’s amazing creation on the Kiamichi River. Fishing from the kayaks was fun, and we really enjoyed a lazy float upriver. There’s a nice blackberry patch on the trail leading to the kayaks, so we enjoyed a snack on the way. The cabin was beautifully decorated, refreshingly clean and the bed was really comfy. The deck was a such nice place to sit and fellowship with Jamie and Niki in the cool evening breeze, listening to the sounds of nature on the river bank. We look forward to our next time at River Bird Lodging! ❤️ (Facebook)
Can't Wait to Go Back
5/5 Stayed Jul 2018
Linda D. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon by staying in the Kingfisher suite cabin, and the thought that first came to mind as we packed up to head out after almost a week was, "Man, I can't wait to come back."
The accommodations are very nice. I found everything you could need in the kitchen, plenty of room for a week's worth of grocery in the fridge, and a nice little table to enjoy your meals. The bed is gigantic, the bathroom was well stocked and I just found nothing to complain about inside the cabin. Not much of a TV guy, but there was one, and it was nice. I just don't really care about amenities at all, because I'm a dude. But my wife was extremely happy. What I care about are the outdoor aspects.
There's an awesome covered grill and picnic area where you can sit and drink beer while you grill your steaks. There's room under the cabins to hang out and drink beer, with a small fridge to keep a few extras in. There are chairs on the balcony as well, with small tables between them, where you can sit and look at the beautiful scenery and drink beer. But then, there's the Fire Pit. Yes, it should actually be capitalized in the brochure, because that's the best part to me. Right by the river, and with plenty of night sounds to make the scene perfect. We heard owls and coyotes along with the frogs and cicadas. Looking up at the stars and roasting s'mores and drinking beer while sitting around the fire - that's what I live for.
The best part of all this is the owner, James, and the grounds-keeper, 'Coach', who are always willing to sit out there and have a few beers with you and keep the fire going. We didn't get to hang out with Niki, but we expect she'll be around on our next visit. James and Coach are the two biggest reasons I have for wanting to make this place a frequent spot on my vacation calendar. They want you to feel completely relaxed and on vacation, and will stop at nothing to make sure that happens.
This, overall, was one of the most relaxing and best vacations of my life. And I can't wait to go back and hang out with the boys again. I just can't say enough good things about the place, the people and the hospitality. Completely overwhelming. Thank you, guys, for making this a memorable getaway for my new wife and me. We enjoyed your company and conversation very, very much. See you soon!
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 (VRBO)
Riverfront oasis, 5 star review by Nickole June 29, 2020 (VRBO)
This property is absolutely breathtaking. Not only is the view amazing, but the cabins and property owners are equally amazing. We rented kayaks and tubes and had the most wonderful experience. We cooked our dinner over the campfire provided by the hosts. We found a large amount of wild blackberries and were able to harvest enough to make a beautiful desert with our dinner. We are definitely planning on several returns.
Peaceful heaven, 5 star review by Jose, March 25, 2020 (VRBO)
This place is incredible, everything about it was just right, from the view, to the comfort and cleanliness of the place. At first we weren't exactly sure of where God was taking us, but once we got there we fell in love. It was the most peaceful, inviting place. The hosts were very inviting and kind, lots of fun.
Ronnie Qualls · June 2, 2018
This a beautiful place to get away! The only thing nicer than the scenery would the owners, Jamie and Nikki! The cabin was very clean and just what we needed. I have to give a shout out to Coach for building the fire and to Cade for the visit
Also can't forget the kayaking! Awesome!
We will be going back. (5 Star review originally posted on our Facebook page.)
Kilo Foxtrot · April 3, 2018
The views from River Bird Lodge were beautiful. Drinking coffee on the front deck while taking in the views of the river and mountains was amazing. The cabin was very clean and had the feel of a new place. Sitting around the fire pit at night was lots of fun as well. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! (5 Star review originally posted on our Facebook page.)
Highly recommend this place! It was so relaxing and right on the river! The hosts were awesome and super friendly! They were accessible for any questions we had and to give advice on things to do in the area. The cottage was so clean and stocked with everything you will need. (5 Star review originally posted on our Airbnb listing.)
You’re doing yourself a disservice by not going to this place! It’s truly a little piece of heaven! (5 Star review originally posted on our Airbnb listing.)
Dori Cornelius reviewed River Bird Lodging Oklahoma — 5 star
June 8 at 12:19 AM · I fell in love with this place! The pictures do it no justice, you have to see it in person! (Facebook)
Jody Vaca reviewed River Bird Lodging Oklahoma — 5 star
September 4, 2017
Our first AirBnB experience. We loved it! Every thing has been absolutely perfect. Smooth transaction from beginning to end. Nicki and James are wonderful people! They have done a fantastic job here!
The cabin is beautiful! VERY clean, tidy, tastefully decorated and fully stocked with everything you need. The grounds are very well kept, and the sights, sounds and scenery are awesome. The campfires around the fire pit are wonderful, the sounds of the Kamichi River flowing are very relaxing. The bed is extremely comfy too! (Facebook)
Michael Samatas reviewed River Bird Lodging Oklahoma — 5 star
October 31, 2017 · This is the place.
Expect new and extraordinarily clean cabins, a wonderful view and great hospitality compliments of James and Nikki. Friendly and attentive to details they are the best! (Facebook)
Heather Brad Boothe reviewed River Bird Lodging Oklahoma — 5 star
June 9 at 6:42 PM · You want the experience of mountains, secluded lake, peaceful river with trees surrounding you on ever side and wonderful attentive hosts I suggest you come and visit River Bird Lodge!! Kayaking, cute towns to eat and shop and wooded adventures await you. (Facebook)
5/5 Stayed Oct 2017
Bert W. This rental was more than expected. First of all, the pictures of the area on the site don’t do it justice. It was absolutely beautiful. The Kiamichi River and Mountains are majestic, especially as fall approaches and the colors begin changing. Second, the view from the cabin porch was spectacular. Next, this cabin is still so new, you can smell the newness. Perfectly painted, trimmed with rustic decor, and super clean. The refrigerator and fully complemented kitchen were ready for move in. The camp fire was very cool. There are no city lights that far out so the stars were shining like a picture. We were greeted by another couple first that were also guests. Two beautiful fur babies also eagerly greeted us (white Pyrenees and a boxer pup named “Boppy”) and were very friendly. Shortly after that, “Coach” welcomed us and made sure we were good. He was very nice. Later we met one of the owners and got to visit with he and Coach around the camp fire. We even discovered that the owners were from our area before they opened the cabin (such a small world). The welcome packet sent to us before we arrived was very helpful and detailed. It was a perfect drive from D/FW area (Denton). If you’re looking for a quiet, scenic, and woodsy getaway for two, or ten, where you can recharge and totally relax, this is the place. Submitted Oct 25, 2017 (VRBO)
5/5 Stayed Jun 2018
Kathy M.River Bird Lodging is a great place to stay. We had our annual reunion here. We stayed in one of the fully equipped cottages. All we needed was our clothes and food for the weekend. Loved getting up early and sitting outside on porch while enjoying our morning coffee overlooking the river. This is the second time we stayed here and our group has decided that this is our annual reunion spot. Till next June. Thank you Niki and James. Submitted Jul 1, 2018 (VRBO)
The cabin appeared to be brand new, had all the conveniences of home but with awesome view
5/5 Stayed Mar 2018
Keith F.Fort Worth TXThe cabin was easy to find and easy to get to. The best part of the experience was meeting the owners. They are so nice and accommodating, we left feeling like we had been visiting family!
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 (VRBO)
Perfect quiet, secluded family getaway!
5/5 Stayed Oct 2017
Jennifer G.We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Riverbird Lodge. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating, and went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. The cabin was only a few months old, very clean and very well appointed (towels, linens, blankets, paper goods, etc.) and the kitchen was well equipped to fix all of our meals. We loved exploring the expansive property, fishing, campfires on the lawn, and visiting nearby attractions. We hope to go back soon!
Submitted Oct 23, 2017 (VRBO)
Beautiful scenery and comfortable accommodations
5/5 Stayed Mar 2018
Rob D.Edmond, OKThe river, the mountains, the owners, the caretaker were all first class. This place and everything about it exceeded our expectations. We will definitely go back!
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 (VRBO)
5/5 Stayed Sep 2017
Shelly E.My stay was an extremely wonderful experience. The cabin was very nice! I loved the open floor plan! The deck was great to sit on at night and listen to the sounds of nature. Very relaxing. The view of the river and mountain was awesome! Very welcoming and the owners are very accomidating! Like being with family!
Submitted Nov 6, 2017 (VRBO)