Davis lies in the heart of Chickasaw Country. The town is bustling with small-town charm offering an old-fashioned Main Street to antique stores and boutiques. Come out to Davis to see the oldest park in Oklahoma with the largest waterfall in the state! The recreational area has been a popular family destination since its opening and features a rock castle, natural caves, novelty shops, picnic sites, hiking trails, and much more.You have to try the locally famous Arbuckle Mountain Original Fried Pie while you're in Davis, featured in our Flavors of Chickasaw Country video series.
Davis is like one of those big surprises that come in a small package. With a population of around 3000, this small town gem nestled in the heart of the majestic Arbuckle Mountains, is bustling with cool shops, killer cuisine, historical treasures and outdoor adventure galore – all within a ten-mile perimeter. Located just off the corridors of Interstate 35 and less than a two-hour drive from anywhere in the state, this little slice of paradise is just a short drive away for most.
Believe it or not, Davis is the perfect place to escape with your sweetheart. Check out some sample trips down below!
Indulge in Intimacy
This is ideal for couples looking to rev up the romance in a historic boutique setting. Plan your stay at The La Ville Inn - a gorgeous downtown home rebuilt from 1898 iron thresholds with a unique twist of past and present charm. The interiors of the guest suites are styled after some of most luxurious places around world like Paris, the Greek Isles and the Serengeti. Begin your day with a breath of fresh air and decadent breakfast on The La Ville Café balcony. Then, head out for a lovely stroll through the historic downtown and mosey in and out of local storefronts, antique shops and shopping boutiques. During your downtown venture, be sure to swing into Blooming Boutique Flowers and Gifts and pick out a beautiful assortment of flowers or special gift for the two of you. Make your next stop the Arbuckle Historical Society Museum and get lost in the rich culture and fascinating history of Davis. Top off the evening with couples cocktails or a cup of hot cocoa on your private balcony overlooking the twinkling night lights of downtown Davis.
Play With Passion
Book reservations at The Inn at Treasure Valley and enjoy an electrifying all-in-one stay and play couple’s getaway. Start your morning with a complimentary breakfast from the Inn before hitting the slots at the adjoining Treasure Valley Casino, boasting over 400 electronic games and a variety of table games including Black Jack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and 3-Card Poker. After a dynamic dose of gaming, take a short drive west over the Exit 55 bridge and check out the new Bedré Fine Chocolate Factory and Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center. With an assortment of gourmet chocolates at Bedré and native art, fine jewelry and unique Made-In-Oklahoma gift items at the Welcome Center, we guarantee you won’t be leaving these state-of-the-art facilities empty-handed. Spend the remainder of the afternoon in the hotel’s refreshing indoor heated pool and jacuzzi. As the sun sets, dare to arouse your senses with some sizzling south-of-the-border cuisine and salt and lime garnished cervezas at Las Cascadas Mexican Restaurant. Then, call it an early evening with a romantic movie in the private setting of your deluxe accommodations or head back to the gaming floor for some late night team play.
Allure with Adventure
Imagine snuggling with your loved one next to a warm fire in a cozy cabin as the sun fades behind the mountains and begins to splash a vibrantly colored sunset in the sky. If this gives you butterflies, book a stay at the ultra-romantic Cabins in Warren Woods and experience it for yourself. Choose from a rustic mountainview cabin or go Swiss Family Robinson style and stay in a lofted treehouse cabin. Fuel your morning with a flaky breakfast-style or fruit-filled fried pastry at the legendary Arbuckle Mountain Original Fried Pies. Then, dare to take your love to new heights at Airdonkey Zipline Adventures, a two hour zipline course that takes you soaring through the breathtaking Arbuckle Mountains. Afterwards, head downtown and grab lunch at Burgerland, a local dive serving up some of the best hotdogs and hamburgers around. For a sweet afternoon treat, stop and shop at the Stillwater Milling Co., where you will find top-of-the-line cowboy boots, western wear, and Brighton jewelry. As the evening sets in, either head back to the cabin to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner or go the stress-free route and hit up Bill’s Bar B Q and Steakhouse, an old-timey diner featuring XXL chicken fried steak, Chester’s fried chicken and savory brisket and steaks. Then, enjoy a relaxing evening gazing up at the stars from your romantic treetop or mountainview cabin.
Nestle into Nature
This green getaway is the ultimate escape for the tree-hugging couple. You will stay at the Pecan Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast. Begin your eco-themed expedition with a gourmet coffee at the newly-opened Two Cycle Coffee House downtown. Then, hit up The Cross Bar Ranch for some early morning ATV and motorcycle off-roading, offering over 6,500 acres of virtually untouched mountain range and wildlife to explore. Afterwards, head back to the cabin and pack a picnic lunch for a leisurely afternoon trip to Turner Falls Park. Nestled in the heart of the Arbuckles, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, this park is accented with geological wonders including caves, clear water creeks, foliage, forestry and one of Oklahoma's tallest waterfalls, a 77 foot fall that drops into a crystal clear, natural swimming pool. Choose to hike the nature trails, go trout fishing, or simply explore the beautiful backdrop of earthy elements garnishing the park. Polish off the day with a jaw-dropping dining experience at the local hotspot, Smokin Joe’s Rib Joint. With a menu showcasing a variety of southern comfort side dishes and prophetic smoked meats, Smokin Joe’s makes sure that you know they put the love in their rub.
It’s not necessary to travel to the ends of the earth to find a spark-flying destination. On that note, it’s time to plan that special trip with that special someone to Davis, Oklahoma. We hope that you found one of our itinerary ideas alluring and feel free to mix and match things up to create that perfectly tailored trip for you! Also, check out the other attractions in the neighboring areas such as the Lake of the Arbuckles, Chickasaw Nation Recreational Area, Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and the Rusty Nail Winery.
Share this treasure of a town with the rest of your friends and family as it is truly a wonderful place to visit for anyone at anytime. Plan a trip around the summer or fall season and enjoy the Bluegrass Festivals in Arbuckle Mountain Park. Or, bring the kiddos down for a day trip or summer vacay at Turner Falls. With events and festivals year-round, this charming Chickasaw Country community is guaranteed to meet the standards of all ages and interests. Check out a list of some of the annual events in Davis below and come bask in the beauty and flavors of fun of this natural paradise we call Davis, Oklahoma!