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The Lodge at Strayhorn Cove and Private Dock, Water Front Property, Private

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,725 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Water Front with Dock

PRIVATE - WATER FRONT - BOAT SLIP The Lodge at Strayhorn Cove is located on beautiful Lake Tenkiller in the Cookson Hills of Oklahoma. Rustic elegance is the best way to describe this one of a kind home. High vaulted ceilings, huge wood burning fireplace, large game room along with themed bedrooms set this home apart from the rest. Outside, there are 3 huge decks with lots of patio furniture and is a favorite place to visit. (On a dark night you can even watch a satellite go across the sky.)

There is a short walk (1 minute) down to the water. The marina is just across the cove where you can rent party barge or ski boat. Watch for white tail deer to cross the lawn in the early morning or at twilight. Come to a place where the world turns slower and life is simple.

Keywords: Lake View, Walk to Water, Private Boat Slip, Game Room, Family Reunion, Corporate Retreet

More Details

Randal Rogers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Randal Rogers

My name is Randal Rogers and I was born and raised in the Tenkiller Lake area. I make a living building luxury cabins on the lake along with selling prime lake view lots. I have been married 36 years to Shawna and have 2 wonderful kids, the worlds best son-in-law and two fabulous grandkids. We are small town America with basic values and home town pride. We will treat you like family.

Randal Rogers purchased this house in 2013

Why Randal Rogers chose Gore

The Lodge at Strayhorn Cove is the classiest vacation rental on the lake. From the knotty pine floors, old claw footed tub, to the granite counter tops everything is first rate. We are WATER FRONT PROPERTY with a private boat slip. Private is the best word you can use because in the summer you can NOT see another house. Still you are less than a mile to your choice of 3 restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Private!!! You can't see another home. Boat slip is just a short walk away. 3 resturants within one mile. Marina with boat rental just accross the cove. Game room with pool table and poker table. Rustic decor bear skin rug, elk, deer, bobcat, turkey, moose horns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Unhappy Jet Skier, I'm so sorry your visit wasn't all you anticipated. I would like to address the issues you raised. Easy access to the lake- It's water front property, the lake is in the yard. Very little activities- you can fish in the yard, you can swim in the yard, there are 4 kayaks, a canoe and a flat bottom boat in the yard. If it rains you can play pool, poker, board games and there is a wii with over 20 games. The dock is too far away- you can walk to the dock in less than 5 minutes or drive to it. People who want to sit and visit- you got me there, the huge deck and fire pit are perfect for those lazy people. Awful road- Tenkiller Lake is located in the Cookson Hills so to get to the water you must go down to the water. The Lodge is located on a public lake access road that is steep and graveled. If someone is not use to these conditions it can be trying, just slow down and don't spin your tires. There are 11 private docks at the bottom of the road and for 60 years people have been going up and down in everything from two wheel drive cars to golf carts. So far all of our clients have gotten home. I'm truly sorry you had difficulties during your stay. However I have seen 2 other reviews from your family they seemed to have a great time. In the future, if you have concerns, please voice them to me during your stay and I will do all I can to correct any issue. Thanks Randy
Aug 2015
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Gore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 total 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs Master bedroom has tile shower and an OLD claw footed tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 3 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Lodge at Strayhorn Cove and Private Dock, Water Front Property, Private
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews
Oklahoma City, OK, US


  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and very beautiful, not to mention the price was very good compared to some of the resorts nearby. I would definitely stay here again if we go back to Ten Killer. The game room was really cool and so was the outdoor fire pit. Kids really enjoyed it also. The place was perfect for a large family that enjoys the lake life. Hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful weekend at The Lodge making memories! A beautiful and cozy home made our stay extra-special. The owners were extremely accommodating and so friendly. Our family enjoyed the owner's family pictures that were displayed all over the really made for a sweet connection with the owners. Both the adults and the children LOVED the game room/pool table....lots of competitive action going on up there, ha!! We also thoroughly enjoyed getting out to explore the surroundings......beautiful area! We took full advantage of the fireplace.....keeping the logs burning most of our time there. The decks were a great place to relax and chat......catching up on our lives and enjoying the beautiful view. Thank you Rogers family for providing such an awesome get-away at the Lodge!!

The Shutt gang - OKC/Stillwater, OK

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lodge at Strayhorn Cove, unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge is absolutely amazing. It is breathtaking from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you walk out. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. The setting alone is a perfect portrait of nature. The house offered the atmosphere of a true dream lodge. It provided a setting for endless enjoyment. The kids and young adults loved the kayaks. The game room provided the group with a relentless game of poker between the cousins both young and old. Then there were the many pool games. The bunk room was the place where the funniest stories were shared. It was full of beds and held all six cousins that ranged in height from 6'3'' to 4' tall. The large table in the kitchen area held all of us comfortably for meals and games at night. The sprawling decks offered amazing views of nature. The mornings were just gorgeous out there! The boat slip was wonderful to have use of. In short, unforgettable memories were made in this beautiful home.

Always Thankful for this trip!


Southlake, TX

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge was beautiful pictures do not do it justice. The view is amazing. Shawna and Randy were incredibly nice and there to great us. They were so helpful and went out of their way to assist us. Randy was out at night fishing when I first called him and he answered. We are so grateful for their hospitality. We had plenty of space for everyone and the kids had so much fun they didn't even have time to argue or fight. Everyone had something to do. The bunk room was the kids favorite along with the pool table, Wii, kayaks and canoe. They did roast s'mores outside at the fire pit and they also loved that. Plenty of room in the kitchen for all of us to move, cook and eat. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything anyone would need to cook meals. It was so peaceful, comfortable and relaxing, it was better than home. We will be going back for sure all of our family was so impressed with the Lodge. We were able to make new family memories and the kids can't wait to do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2424 SW Camelot Place

Linda L. Donaldson

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and the owners are very, nice people and easy to work with. Everything was spotless, and in working order. I would recommend it to anyone that needs to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge is the perfect getaway for families and large groups of friends. The location is a beautiful, hidden retreat by the water but only a short walk from Paradise Hill. We utilized the boat slip, large deck and every piece of equipment in the kitchen. Randy was so accommodating and helpful for the duration of our trip. Can't wait to go back to the Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Tulsa International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
The Wolf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 10A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Soda Steves and Fin n Feather
Car: necessary

In addition to all your favorite things to do at the lake (swimming, boating, fishing, scuba, sailing or just skipping a rock across the water) there are so many other things. Tenkiller State Park has a nature center that show off our wildlife and other critters form possums to rattle snakes. They also provide a playground and swimming pool. Peek-a-bo petting zoo is only a couple miles away if the kids want to get up close and personal with a goat. For the adult there are 5 golf courses with in a 20 min drive. Tahlequah holds a vast number of Cherokee Indian attractions from a native village to a new CASINO. Northeastern Oklahoma State Univ has 2 different musicals held each night. Vian and Gore host several antique shops and tea room. And there is always JUNK in the TRUNK ( no telling what you will find there) at Big Daddy's Restaurant by the dam. You'll always find good food too.

There are lots of four wheeler/motor cycle/bide trails to ride but you might have to ask a local where they are. Walking trails are all around the lake.

Bird watching is great here too. Pelicans, eagles, loons, geese, ducks of all kinds and then there are all the little ones I don't know the name of.

When all else has been done, just set back and look at our lake. The 80 foot rock bluffs are as amazing as the ability to see rocks 10 feet under water. Any way you look at us --WE LOOK GOOD!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 5.92%

We do not give cash refunds. If cancellation is 30 days or more in advance of visit we will allow guests to reschedule their visit on any open date in the current year.
We do not allow PETS!!! If you chose to bring your pet there will be a $300.00 charge per pet. This is not a deposit and no money will be refunded. Thank you for not bring your pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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