Location

Directions

From Dallas, TX 
1-30 East out of the DFW area to Hwy 37 North towards Clarksville, take the Idabel Exit and at Idabel make a left at the first Stop sign (Light) and go straight thru the next one which is the 259 bypass.  When you get to the dead end make a left and you will be on Hwy 259 toward Broken Bow. Continue N. on Hwy 259 -- north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left - when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Tyler, TX ( approx. 2 ½ hour drive)
Take US-271 North to I-30 East. Take US-259 North (Exit 178) to DeKalb Turn left onto US-259 toward Idabel. At Idabel, take Hwy 259 By-Pass toward Beavers Bend State Park  -- north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left - when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Oklahoma City, OK  (approx 4 hour drive)
Take I-40 East to Henryetta, take the Indian Nation Turnpike to Antlers. Take Hwy 3 East to Broken Bow. In Broken Bow, at the first traffic light, Take US-259 North (left), north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left -when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Tulsa, OK  (approx 3 ½ hour drive)
Take Hwy 75 South to Henryetta, take the Indian Nation Turnpike to Antlers. Take Hwy 3 East to Broken Bow. In Broken Bow Follow US-259 North,  north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left -when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Shreveport, LA  (approx 2 1/2 hour drive)
Take Hwy I-49 North to Texarkana. Take I-30 West to Hwy 259 North near DeKalb. At Idabel, take Hwy 259 By-pass toward Broken Bow,  north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left -when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Ft. Smith, AR:  (approx 2 1/2 hour drive)
Take Hwy 59/270 through Poteau and Heavener, OK. Continue on Hwy 59/270 towards Page, OK then exit onto Hwy 259 South towards Broken Bow.  Turn off of Penner Road is on the right  just past Whip-poor-will Fudge shop and Cedar Creek Golf Course Entrance - When making the left turn onto Penner Road, there is a Dead End sign - travel up the little hill and take the left onto EG Lane,  Whisperwind Cabin is the 2nd cabin on the left. 

From Little Rock, AR  (approx 4 hour drive)
Take I-30 West/US70 West. Merge onto US-70 West via Exit 111 toward Hot Springs. Turn left onto US-270 BP W / US-70W. Turn left onto US-70, continue on to Broken Bow. In Broken Bow Follow US-259 North, north of Hochatown --on the right side of the road is the sign Entering Ouachita National Forest --continue to travel north  about a mile  -the Penner Road sign is on the left -when making that turn,  there is a Dead End sign -- Travel up the little  hill then take the left onto EG Lane - Whisperwind is the 2nd cabin on the left.   

 

 

Broken Bow, OK 74728

Remember the location of this cabin is the Forest -- you are a visitor to the home of  wildlife  - small animals can be seen:

squirrel, rabbit, armadillo, an occasional  deer, as well as birds in the trees  on the grounds of   Whisperwind Cabin.  

Use a repellent for insects and avoid poison ivy and poison oak while outdoors. 

Remember: "Leaves of Three, Leave them be".  

 When wandering around outside,  be aware of your surroundings, watch your step. 

Outdoor activities abound - swimming, hiking, boating, hunting, fishing,  golfing,  ATV trails,

horseback riding and more during the days throughout the area 

plus  other  choices when one must stay inside: casinos, spas,  wineries, and museums, and gift shops.

Please observe quiet hours at the cabin -  11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. because of others in the area. 

 

Be safe and respectful of the  environment - toss matches and cigarette butts into the fire pit -

rather than drop on ground - especially important during the hot and dry seasons. Cigarette butts are trash.

Abide by the rules - when the Forest Service sets a fire ban, it is  only when  danger is high for forest fires.

Always  leave burned sticks of wood in the fire ring -- next guest  can use to start their campfire.

The firewood is for campfires during your stay.  Never leave a fire  unattended. No fireworks.

 

 Do not clean out the fire pit. 

 

 A  single hot  ember could spark a fire that could  cause a wild fire to spread through the entire forest.  

 

Remember, Smokey the Bear said "Only you can prevent a forest fire"

 

We want you to enjoy your time in the area -  remember others will follow you.

Take photos but leave no trace - trash is unsightly - as well as being a health

hazard for little animals and birds that might swallow something carelessly

tossed on the ground.   Carry empty containers and packages to the nearest trash bin.