Located in OKC's most eclectic/bohemian neighborhood and within walking distance to the City's premier shopping/dining and entertainment along the Western Ave Corridor. The Inn is a lovingly restored 1920's bungalow located in the center of an all organic ornamental and vegetable garden.
Meadowbrook Acres is the neighborhood. The Inn was built in 1923 as a guest cabin for the main house which was also a cabin but larger. Restored to it's original exterior and rebuilt interior to modern comfort and efficiency. The Inn is decorated with special family pieces mixed with modern comfort. Open windows with garden views and abundant light, this little place will do nothing but uplift your spirits and calm your heart.
The garden provides pathways, many individual and unique spaces for relaxing day or night with amazing lighting, water features and whimsical art. Relax in the hot-tub or on the private deck on the back of the Inn. To venture out, I-44 is just around the corner to connect you with the City at large. Less than five minutes walk or a quick ride on the provided vintage bike (use at your own risk) is the up-scale Classen Curve shopping district, Whole Foods Market and the Penn Square Mall.
Interaction with Guests
The Inn is a completely private and separate bungalow from the main house where I and my partner Jim live with the exception of two of the most amazing doggies that will amuse you with each pass. The garden is shared of course. Join me and my friends on Wednesday evenings for entertainment and fellowship in the garden if you wish. Walls of bamboo and architectural elements provide complete privacy.
Meadowbrook Acres was platted in the early 1920's as 'lake homes' for the then Belle Isle lake and amusement park where Penn Square Mall and the big box stores now exist. Many of the original cabins have been lovingly restored and the Bamboo Inn and main house are perfect examples. Today, ultra contemporary higher-density residential living is melting into the mix of an awesome inner-city neighborhood.
Metro Bus Service is available a block away on Classen Blvd. Not available after 10pm and Sunday's. OKC has awesome taxi services and VFH companies such as Lyft and Uber are available. Public Transportation is limited in OKC so a car or bike is still the best way to get around. However, within easy walking distance is OKC's finest dining, entertainment and shopping at the Classen Curve, Penn Square and the Western Avenue Corridor.
Other Things to Note
For four years the Inn was exclusively for housing Matthew Kenney culinary students who visited from around the world and lived in the Inn for two week or one month stays. An amazing experience that unfortunately ended when the Culinary Academy moved to California. I have extensive experience hosting the Inn and have loved hosting exclusively on AirBnB for over a year with a 'Super Host' status.
The interior of the Bamboo Inn is non-smoking however smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. I am unable to host dogs or pets of any kind because Duncan and Myrtle already live here. Although, I am willing to discuss special circumstances. Quiet time outside begins at 10:30 pm. Showering before entering the hot tub is mandatory to maintain a fresh and clean environment. Keeping the entrance gate closed and latched at all times is important so we don't have doggies escape on expedition.
We had a great time at Rob's place. It's such a nice place with a calm vibe. Just what we wanted for a relaxing weekend.
This is simply a wonderful place. Rob and Jim are kind and attentive hosts. The space is beautifully appointed and charming and peaceful. We spent 3 lovely days decompressing and enjoying the apartment and the surrounding garden. Rob and Jim even made a card for my girlfriend upon hearing that it was her birthday! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
My wife, two girls, and I stayed at the Bamboo Inn for 4 nights recently and absolutely enjoyed it. We honestly we're sure what to expect and we were awestruck at how cool the Bamboo Inn was. The backyard is an absolute paradise, the landscaping is right out of a magazine. We could have moved right in!
Thanks for your hospitality guys,
Dave, Stacey, Abby, and Lucy
This is an amazing property. An island of calm and beauty amidst the urban hustle and bustle. Location is is very convenient. Gardens are beautiful and enjoyable to sit outside and relax. The house is decorated with much care and attention. Rob could not be more welcoming and kind. Highly recommend!!
We had the best time! Great company, beautiful gardens, and a wonderful cottage filled with an abundance of history. Truly a home away from home. Loved our unique experience and look forward to our next stay!!
The Bamboo Inn was perfect from start to finish!! Our host, Rob was amazingly warm and accommodating to our every need. His attention to detail was impeccable and the location was walking distance to everything I needed while in OKC. Rob even showed us the cut-through gate he personally insisted the builders install in order to walk to our destination for shopping and nightlife. I am officially done with hotels and will be staying at the Bamboo Inn every time I visit OKC in the future. Thanks for the memories Rob!
Such a wonderful, peaceful and beautiful place. Between the comfort of the Inn, the relaxing hot tub and the gorgeous garden, it was hard to leave. Amazing hosts! You will love your stay!