About This Listing
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.
The Bamboo Inn was truly an oasis in Oklahoma City. Rob & Jim were wonderful hosts and welcomed us into their world. The gardens are spectacular and provided us a much needed retreat and entertainment. Larry vowed to sit in every chair hidden within the gardens - book in hand he gave it his best. The bungalow was such a treat, clean, comfortable and filled with treasures. We gained new friends and valuable knowledge of history and gardening. We highly recommend the Bamboo Inn and plan stay with them every time we are in Oklahoma City.
My partner and I stayed at the wonderful Bamboo Inn for three nights. The gardens alone were worth the stay!!! Rob and Jim were wonderful hosts, inviting us over for drinks and to use the hot tub without ever being invasive. The privacy and quiet of the Inn were refreshing while still being less than ten minutes away from the heart of the city! There were a few ants throughout our stay but nothing overwhelming and certainly won't deter us from staying at Bamboo Inn again next time we visit OKC!!!
Oklahoma City and the entire state hasn't seen rain the likes of what we've had this spring in 5 years and we are all so grateful. What happens in the spring when we get rains like this is the tiny little fellows are driven out of the garden to find dry haven in every single home and building there is. To organically control them, a fungus was applied to the entire property the day before Thomas and Matt arrived…it works well and we wholeheartedly apologize for mother natures little gifts that happen once in a blue moon.
My husband and I had a delightful and relaxing time staying at the Bamboo Inn. The gardens provide such a wonderful environment and Rob was kind enough to give us a tour of the gardens. The Bamboo Inn was just the nice quaint place we needed to relax for the weekend. Rob was very accommodating and provided restaurant recommendations. He was very welcoming. Will definitely return in the future!
Rob's place was great! The garden was amazing and although it rained all night, we did a quick walk through in the morning before our departure. He's done a great job of making such a cozy cottage out of a small space. The décor was fun, the place was clean, we enjoyed our time there and will recommend it to friends and family. We were only there for one night but we had a little time to visit with Rob and his friends. I highly recommend this place.
The Bamboo Inn is an incredible place. I never thought of finding such a beautiful place in OKC. The cottage was beautiful and comfortable, plenty of room and appliances. The gardens are amazing too. Rob is so friendly and easy going. I regret I didn't spend more time in OKC. These people are kind, decent and joyful. Do not waste the opportunity to stay with them.
About the Host, Rob
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