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.
The Inn is a completely private and separate bungalow from the main house where I live alone with the exception of three 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 at the base of 56th on Western Ave. Not available after 10pm and Sunday's. 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.
For the past four years the Inn has been 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 welcome the opportunity to host on AirBnB.
Rob was such a kind and thoughtful host! I loved the Bamboo Inn. It's charming, modern, and so comfortable. Everything you need is here - kitchen, washer-dryer, patio to sit in the sun, bicycle, even a hot tub! The casita has been lovingly decorated. I felt very at home here.
Rob ranks as high as they come! His immediate response to my booking; ease with our late arrival; checking in via email every couple of days; plus a mad dash with me to the Post Office for a botched delivery, all speak of just the right amount of attention, with total privacy in his Bamboo Inn. And just let me say how extraordinary it is to find this nurturing oasis hidden within one of OKC's "hottest" - and coolest - commercial areas. I booked one week. Due to my mother's health and other circumstances, it's 2 weeks + today! Having my own "home" has made a challenging situation far easier. Thanks, Rob! I the Bamboo Inn, and will be back soon!!
Rob was a great host! He is warm and very accommodating. Since it was Valentine's Day weekend, he had even gotten us a box of chocolates--so kind! The Inn had everything we needed and more. It was comfortable and had so many fun touches that gave it a great eclectic vibe. Rob has obviously but a lot of love into the Inn! The property surrounding the Bamboo Inn is also beautiful, even in the winter. I can only imagine what it looks like in the spring! I will certainly stay here again when I'm in Oklahoma City.
My recent stay at The Bamboo Inn was MAGICAL !!!!!!! Rob was a super host and made us so comfortable. It was everything it was advertised to be and MORE. The property had such wonderful character and the "casita" was brilliantly appointed. Anyone who stays here will discover a real gem! The location was great too. Lots of fun places to eat nearby in every price range. One would be hard-pressed to find a more awesome accommodation.
Rob is an incredible designer! His two homes sit on the most amazing piece of land that if full of edible plants . He has 4 dogs that are super sweet and really make you feel at home. It's close to the best part of town and you can walk to many places! I hope to go back soon;)
Rob has the most amazing yard (lots of edibles) and the guest house is a very special place! He had great style and the place has everything you could need! Clean and quiet within walking distance to the best shopping and eating in OKC! I really didn't want to leave!
Thank you Rob, I will for sure be coming back to stay!
The apartment was wonderful! It was very clean and comfortable. The property was beautiful and I'm sad I didn't get to spend more time there to enjoy it. Rob was a great host and I will definitely book this place again the next time I'm in town!
Stayed here with my Girlfriend for a couple nights. Found the location to be perfect, amenities were fantastic, and the host company was very hospitable. Rob is a very interesting guy with a ton to share. Two thumbs up for The Bamboo Inn!
Right place right time. As total last minute/ unplanned booking...this gem and it's host popped out of nowhere.
Was in the middle of a cross country road trip and OKC just happened to be where I wanted to stop and needed a break from hotels. Was so impressed by Rob and what he has created with the Bamboo Inn that I ended up staying an extra night.
As a gracious, personable and knowledgable host you will enjoy your experience with Rob from first contact to send off.
His accommodations have inspired and molded the dream mini house I hope to create for myself someday.
I am grateful both for the experience and the new kindred friendship. Thank you for a great stay!
We are so happy that we discovered The Bamboo Inn. My husband and I like to explore new B&B's each year for our anniversary. The Bamboo Inn was a great little escape in the middle of the city. It is centrally located to everything you could want or need but feels like you are in your own little paradise. Rob is a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. We took full advantage of his generosity in sharing his hot tub. We love the retro modern vibe, as we aren't the frilly, Victorian type. We highly recommend The Bamboo Inn and will most certainly returning for future anniversaries. Thanks again, Rob!