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.
Rob & Jim are perfect hosts. The Bamboo Inn is a wonderful place to relax and forget about the stresses of the world. Everything was comfortable and there are many great places to eat within walking distance.
Rob and Jim are always there to make me feel very welcome. This is the best place I have ever stayed. That is why I keep coming back. Be on the look out for a new listing from these guys.
Excellent experience. Rob was attentive, welcoming and flexible with our difficult schedule. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous in the dead of winter, so I would imagine it's like Ferngully in the warmer seasons. 10/10 would recommend.
The Bamboo Inn can only be described as lovely. From the cottage itself to our hosts' hospitality, my only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
Once again the best place to stay in OKC! Rob and Jim always make me feel at home. Great guys, great friends!
From the minute I stepped out of my car I knew I'd walked into a magical place. Rob has created a charming and unique retreat, tastefully designed, welcoming and very comfortable. I left having slept very well and inspired. I hope to return again - truly one of the top Airbnb hosts around - It is such a special place.