Lake Texoma isn’t like many other resort areas—on the lake when it gets cold, people still hit the water—only skiing and sailing are replaced by fishing. Some of the best striper catches are in the coldest parts of the winter and guides do a big business with locals and out-of-towners alike.
The Texoma Living! research team limbered up its fingers and took to both keyboard for Internet searches, and dialing up possible getaways.
We may have left out one of your very own favorite getaways. Some of our calls were not returned and not every place we contacted had an informative web site.
If we missed your favorite getaway send us an email and we’ll post it.
Laurie & Bill Glascock
• Daily Linen Service
• Satellite TV
• Fully Equipped Kitchens
• Central A/C & Heat
• Outdoor BBQ Grills
Cedar Bayou Marina
Kathy & Randy Albright
• 3 identical rustic cabins are 25 ft. apart and sleep up to 8 persons (6 up, 2 down)
• Color satellite TV
• Fully-furnished kitchen—just bring food
• Covered porch and custom made charcoal grill
• All linens and towels provided
Cedar Bayou is on the 14-mile Cross Timbers trail that winds along the southern shore. This moderate-to-easy hiking trail is perfect for weekenders.
Cedar Mills Marina
Rich & Jan Worstell
• Luxury Cottages w/fireplaces
• Fully equipped kitchens
• Full bath w/shower, all linens & towels
• Central A/C & Heat
• Covered porches
• Large picture windows w/great views
• Nature trail, abundant resident wildlife
If you are a pilot you already know about the 3,000 ft. turf landing strip and the $100 hamburger at the Pelican’s Landing Waterfront Restaurant. (burger+fuel); the large marina is home to dozens of sailboats and the views are magnificent.
Flowing Wells Resort
• 4 distinct lodging areas
• Upscale rustic-lodge elegance
• Living areas w/fireplace
• Fully-equipped kitchens
• Microwave, dishwashers
• Oversized Jacuzzi tubs
Well-kept and very comfortable, various accommodations available that will sleep as few as two in the 1BD Marina Village Cottages studio, or as many as 10-persons in the roomy and luxurious Hidden Cove Lakehouse.
Featured Archive Story
By Will Watson
In the anteroom of the People’s Congress in Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to China Charles Whitfield nervously paces back and forth. In his early fifties, Whitfield has spent the better part of his adult years as ambassador to China. However, this is the defining moment, the culmination of his career.
Gina Vicars’ consignment shop has been marking down high priced-items for 18 years. All garments are brand name and are newer rather than older. If it’s out of style, it’s out of here.
L A (that’s all, just L and A, the letters don’t stand for anything else) Hudson’s father was a successful merchant in Colgate, Oklahoma, who longed to be a show business impresario. “He was a public speaker, and he promoted entertainment to advertise the store,” said Hudson.
Looking for the Printed Version?You can find a complete set of Texoma Living! Magazine in the library at Austin College.
Featured Archive Story
By Dan Acree on September 1, 2008
Give Philip Blander a black pencil, a white pencil, a sheet of gray paper, and he will take your breath away. The 59-year-old artist has done photorealistic portraits so lifelike he has people insisting that his work was not drawn. “One woman looked at a portrait I did and argued with me, telling me that it was a photograph! I love when that happens,” he said.
By Edward Southerland on April 25, 2010
There are a dozen or so books on the shelf behind White’s desk in his office in the DSH Athletic office building. Churchill on Leadership is up there, so is Winning Maxims, but there is nothing about football, nothing about the Xs and Os of the game.
“The Xs and Os are a lot less than what people think they are,” he said. “The first thing I ask a coach in an interview is, ‘Why do you like coaching?’ The answer I want to hear is that they like kids. That’s the most important thing.
By Dan Acree on August 17, 2010
Question: What’s the difference between a “bowl” of soup and a “cup” of soup? Answer: About two dollars. Twenty-plus years ago I was joking with a waitress and asked that question. The older woman with dozens of years waiting tables and dealing with table clowns like me left the table and returned with two empty bowls: A typical soup cup, and a standard low profile soup bowl.