Pawhuska, Oklahoma is about to get another visitor bump after Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond announced she and husband Ladd have opened The Boarding House, an eight-room “cowboy luxury” hotel.
The building was constructed in 1920 and originally housed “The Indian Silk Shop” as well as “Curios and Pickens Ready-to-Wear.” It later became a J.C. Penney department store, where some residents of Pawhuska still remember going to shop as a child.
The couple says they are honored to breathe new life into this old gem and let its natural beauty shine. “The BH”, as they call it, is ready to welcome new and returning visitors to their small town!
Got your credit card out and are ready to book a room for this Summer’s vacation? Not so fast. The hotel reportedly sold out for the next 6 months in just 30 minutes!
And for good reason. Not only are the suites absolutely beautiful, Ree and her husband have really put a lot into the details. They offer turned down service, a truffle on your pillow, help with your luggage, Personalized Morning Coffee, Complimentary wine and beer “Happy Hour” and the option for you to order a meal from room service.
Ree herself has created the menu and it includes some of her favorites. At breakfast, you can order a farmer’s breakfast($12), Edna Mae’s Pancakes($10) or Biscuits & Gravy($12). At lunch or dinner, you can snack on Chips & Queso($10), Chicken Fingers, or have a hearty 12oz USDA Choice ribeye steak($28), Chicken Parmesan($19) or Ree’s Lasagna($18).
The 8 suites fill the second and third floor and each one comes with its own personality and style.
Leather furniture, reclaimed wood, exposed brick and industrial lighting are the pillars of most of the suites along with custom tilework and clawfoot tubs.
Ree’s favorite is the Butterfly suite. I think it’s my favorite too. The colors, barn doors, tray ceiling and gorgeous bathroom is perfect.
I don’t know what there is to do in Pawhuska Oklahoma but I want to go there now just to stay in one of these suites. I will, however, have to wait until some availability opens up because right now it’s a pretty hot ticket.
For more information visiting the Boarding House’s site.