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Vacation rentals in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

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Cabin in Jay
The Wilderness Homestead Soak &Toke Cavern
Plan an unforgettable experience for you and your significant other or family and friends .You'll be enchanted in the midst of nature and the tranquility it has to offer. Take a walk or ride on 1 mile private hiking trail , enjoy the scenery from the overlook or visit the cave after dark for a unique experience for 2 .Relax in the luxurious hot tub with aromatherapy,towel warmer,and floating candles. Enjoy a chiminea fire for two, or enjoy a pizza in our outdoor pizza oven. We’re 420 friendly!
$208 per night
Cabin in Afton
Private cabin with hot tub! No cleaning fee
Welcome to the lake in this beautiful cottage style cabin at Grand Lake!! Amazing winter views of the lake!! Almost 1500 sq feet of living area with plenty of parking! Enjoy the hot tub, wood burning fireplace and outdoor fire pit as well. Check out the nature center and walking trails at Bernice. Quiet and exclusive neighborhood with no thru traffic. Perfect for a romantic weekend or 3 couples needing a getaway that’s cheaper than a hotel room All amenities provided . Just bring your food!❤️
$180 per night
Cottage in Afton
Water front cottage + private dock on Grand Lake
Lakefront studio cabin in Padley’s Point! This cabin is a full renovation with furnished kitchen but still has that cottage (one big room) charm. The bedroom area has a queen over queen bunk-bed that comfortably sleeps 4, and the couch in the living area is a sofa sleeper (queen size). Property is located 5 feet from a private launching ramp and private dock. Lakeside fun is just steps away! Swimming, fishing, and boating can be enjoyed from your private nautical oasis!
$104 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Guesthouse in Grove
Cozy Cottage with Lake Access
$80 per night
Cabin in Grove
Lake View/Modern Luxury/The View on Grand/Grove
$168 per night
Home in Jay
Uncommon Grounds-Lakeside Retreat Up in the Pines!
$249 per night
Cottage in Eucha
Private Spring Fed Reservoir w/paddle boat
$129 per night
Cabin in Afton
Twin Retreat Cabin 1 - Hot Tub & Shangri La 1 mile
$194 per night
Chalet in Afton
Hot tub, Shangri La 1mi, next to Battlefield Par 3
$229 per night
Cabin in Afton
Twin Retreat Cabin #2, Hot Tub, Near Golf Courses
$225 per night
Cabin in Afton
The Waddle Inn
$109 per night
Tiny home in Grove
*NOV PROMO only* Wakeup on the water-couples oasis
$123 per night
Home in Grove
Charming cottage #5 lake view w/ hot tub!
$105 per night
Home in Eucha
So Grand Lakefront, Hot Tub, Dock & Game Room
$297 per night
Cottage in Grove
Cozy Cottage at Wolf Creek on Grand Lake
$115 per night

Your guide to Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Welcome to Grand Lake o' the Cherokees

Flanked by a dozen small towns in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, a reservoir on the Grand River, is one of the state’s largest lakes, making it a paradise for water-sports enthusiasts of all kinds. It’s also conveniently perched in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains at the crossroads of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, a convenient stop for road trippers exploring the area. Part of the Big Three group of lakes in Oklahoma, which also comprises Lake Eufaula and Lake Tenkiller, Grand Lake was created during the big national push for hydroelectric power that materialized in the 1930s and ’40s.

The five park areas that wrap around the lake are great launching points for parasailing and other motorboat activities. The shores are peppered with rental companies that specialize in chartered yachts as well as smaller people-powered water vessels such as kayaks and paddleboards. For the traveler who prefers the indoors to out, the charming town of Miami, due north of Grand Lake, houses more than a dozen casinos in the greater vicinity.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Late spring and fall are pleasant times to visit Oklahoma, when you can take advantage of Grand Lake’s many water-based activities without the crowds; it’s often warm enough to go out onto the lake through early November. If you’re wanting to cool off, however, the humid months of July and August are the perfect time to take a dip — just know that you’ll be competing with plenty of other visitors looking to do the same. The lake is open for activities like fishing year round, though some services and equipment rentals may only be offered seasonally in the warmer months.

Top things to do in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Grand Lake

Along the Grand River, serpentine Grand Lake spans 1,300 miles of shoreline and 46,500 surface acres, making it one of the biggest lake recreation areas in Oklahoma. You can book a parasailing excursion or rent a yacht or other watercraft through one of the lake’s many marinas.

Pensacola Dam

Anchored by the GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center, Pensacola Dam offers tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day of the dramatic, arched, Art Deco-inspired, 5,000-foot-wide superstructure that has created the lake since 1938.

Grand Lake State Park

Grand Lake State Park is adjacent to the bottom of the Pensacola Dam, the perfect spot for birders to watch for the migrating waterfowl and bald eagles that feed in the rich waters flowing from the reservoir. Anglers, too, will want to cast a line in the so-called crappie capital of the world, whose park also boasts fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, white bass, channel catfish, and bluegill.

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