I received a complimentary night’s stay in one of the Carlton Landing rentals in Oklahoma. All opinions are my own. I can’t wait to share these photos with you!
Over the past year or so, we’ve driven through Oklahoma several times. But until recently, we had never stayed there – it was just some really pretty ground we covered on our way to a different destination. Every time we’ve ever crossed the Red River, that sliver of almost shockingly-vibrant dirt bisected by a brown ribbon of water, I’ve said to everyone in the car, “I love Oklahoma! It’s just so pretty!”
And it really is. A state awash in reds and blues and greens, its rolling hills a sharp contrast to the flat North Texas landscape, it’s just a pretty place to drive through. I always want to see more.
Last month, Charles and I escaped to Calton Landing at Lake Eufala in Eufala, Oklahoma, for a quick overnight getaway (no kids, WHAT WHAT!). Carlton Landing, which is a luxury community full of gorgeous homes and family-friendly amenities situated on Lake Eufala, is also a family vacation spot with rentals available.
After turning into Carlton Landing we soon find ourselves driving down a miles-long road that led us peacefully away from the real world and into one of the most stunning views I’ve ever stumbled upon in my life. Seriously, you guys – we drove for miles down a tree-lined country road and then it just opened up into THIS:
We stayed in an adorable apartment. At night, we sat on the deck and looked at the stars, and I realized I couldn’t even remember the last time I had seen so many stars in the sky. We just don’t have the same kind of clear skies where we live.
I loved the Americana and down-home feel of the town center at Carlton Landing. If you visit on a weekend, you’ll have access to a food truck and a restaurant (with food sourced from the community’s garden!). If you visit during the week, bring food – local dining options are scarce (although you can drive into town and eat!).
Kids will love being able to roam and explore the lake. Grab a kayak or rent a boat to really take advantage of all Lake Eufala has to offer! There are also bikes to ride and plenty of places to walk.
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