The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour
Back in December, my best friend, Bree and I spent a weekend in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Also known as, the home of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. I am a fan of PW, through her blog, long before she even started filming her Food Network cooking show on her family’s ranch. Since the Drummond’s opened their store in town, they have also started offering the occasional self-guided tour of her filming location (when it’s not in use). I took so many pictures of our trip just so I could share them with y’all in my own little virtual offering of The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour.
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – Getting There
Getting there is half the fun.
Or so I’ve been told.
After a wonderful room service breakfast at the PW Boarding House, Bree grabbed a “ticket” (a.k.a. the directions) to the Drummond family’s lodge, while I warmed up the Jeep for our trek out to the ranch. (First tip…. make sure to check the available dates on this page of The Merc).
The lodge really does seem like it is in the “middle of nowhere”. Bree and I grew up in the country and have plenty of experience driving rural routes. But we both agreed. Driving miles and miles of ranch roads, was a bit of a different experience.
It is about a 30 minute drive to the Lodge from downtown Pawhuska, but the view as we pulled into the parking lot made it all worth while.
Hello friendly ranch puppy, who smelled like a skunk!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – Entry and Pantry
Stepping into the Lodge, I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed.
Family pictures and a cute couch made it feel like we were being welcomed into the Drummond family’s home.
A rustic chandelier
and painting of Ree’s faithful basset hound Charlie rounded out the area.
The part of the Lodge I was most excited to check out had to be the walk-in pantry.
And when I say walk-in.
I mean WALK-IN pantry!
There is even a fridge, freezer, and deep sink for washing dishes!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – Dining and Living Room
From watching so many episodes of The Pioneer Woman on the Food Network, I knew that the Lodge had one HUGE fireplace
that divided the dining room
from the living room.
I loved seeing the sweet touches and decorations that adorned the space.
This sign was a particular favorite of mine!
That fireplace though. I’m always a sucker for a fireplace!
Side Note: Did I mention she’s my favorite!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – Bedrooms
At the back of the Lodge is a long hallway that leads to all of the bedrooms.
The first bedroom, is the one Ree uses as a dressing room when filming for her show.
Most of the bedrooms were very similar. Simple and comfortable.
Perfect for life on a ranch.
The bathrooms were so beautiful.
Hello Ms. Paparazzi!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – Prep Kitchen
Since Ree began filming her cooking show at the Lodge, they have felt the need to expand the building. So a few years ago they put an addition on the north side of the Lodge for a full size prep kitchen and pantry.
This is where most of the ingredients
and cooking supplies are kept for the show.
Check out these commercial sized fridges and freezer!
I want one (or two) at home please.
Talking about things to put on the wish list.
I’ll take one of these too.
Seriously there were so many plates, pots, and pans, I thought I had died and gone to food blogger heaven!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – The Kitchen
I think I saved the best for last!
I mean. That steer skull over the stove is such an icon!
The colorful pots
paired with the black and white prints of ranch life, just make me want to swoon.
Of course, I had to take the opportunity to check out what was chillin’ in the fridge and freezer.
What the heck is with the half melted scoops of ice cream Ree?
And the bag of 120 fish sticks!
We then checked out the baking corner of the kitchen.
I love these open shelves in the corner, but then I think about what a pain it would be to keep everything clean!
Dusting is my archnemesis.
Speaking of cleaning.
We (ok I) took the opportunity to check to see if anyone had ran the dishwasher.
This may be a little late in the post to tell you that every drawer, nook, and cranny is available for a gander in the lodge.
Including Ree’s “junk drawer” located near where she films most of her shows.
As we were finishing up the tour, I knew there was one thing I had to do before we left the Lodge…
Grab a prop and get cooking!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tour – The Views
I know I just said I saved the best for last with the kitchen.
Which was great, but the views from the front porch of the lodge are special.
It was great to just sit and take in the sights.
All the beautiful sights!