This Beautiful Island Ranch In Oklahoma Is Perfect For A Weekend Getaway

If you’re looking to experience a piece of the “Old West” and true “western hospitality,” head to Island Guest Ranch in Ames. It’s one of the oldest guest ranches in Oklahoma located on what was once an actual island in the Cimarron River and it’s perfect for a weekend getaway.

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Island Guest Ranch is located at 67043 E County Rd #55, Ames, OK. From Ames, follow the “farm to market” road W to Cimarron River bridge. Ranch road on S side of highway and E side of bridge; follow signage.

Another great place to getaway and enjoy the countryside is Buffalo Creek Guest Ranch, a 1,000-acre working cattle ranch in Talihina, Oklahoma. This ranch offers a bed and breakfast package in a gorgeous log cabin home nestled in the scenic Ouachita National Forest. Read more about it here.