Family Gathering Place on Grand Lake

Today, many extended families are scattered all across the country. Most still like to gather for holidays and special occassions. We find quite often that someone in the family owns a retreat at Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma. Oklahoma is centrally located and Grand Lake is a short 70 minute drive to Tulsa, OK airport or about the same distance to NW Arkansas Regional Airport. Joplin, Missouri’s airport is also only an hour away. Interstate 44 offers 4 exits to the Grand Lake area, all a short 15 minute or so drive from the intrastate highway. It is just an easy place for everyone to get to for a family gathering.

There is always something to do to keep all generations entertained at Grand Lake. I live in the Chateaus on Monkey Island at Grand Lake. My next door neighbors have owned a lake home at least 35 years. They are now in early 90’s and late 80’s but both husband and wife are in good health. They use their lake home many weekends during the year but it is also their family gathering place. This Fourth of July week 2009, they have had 16 guests spanning four generations. One son lives in the Pacific NW and another in Houston, TX. They have grown kids living in other states. They all love to come to the Grandparents or Mom & Dad’s. They golf, ¬†swim in the lake, enjoy dining together, catching up on all that is going on in each others lives, and just relaxing. It is truly the family vacation spot. I thought is was just terrific when I saw my 91 year old neighbor had traded in the old golf cart for a shiney new red one before the family arrived last week.

The lake lifestyle must help one keep their zest for life and youth if you would look at our neighbors. It just does not get any better to enjoy family, friends, and neighbors on Grand Lake. You too, could start making memories with a lake retreat on Grand Lake. You might like one of the available Chateaus on Monkey Island or perhaps a home in The Coves or The Points on South Grand Lake or maybe a cheaper but still nice retreat at Meghan Coves in Grove, OK. We offer many fine homes to choose from, usually one for about any budget. Many homes are in gated communities where your dues keep up the outside of your home and the lawn and common areas trimmed to perfection. That way, when you come to the lake all you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself.

To find your Grand Lake retreat, call The Grand Lake Team at RE/MAX Grand Lake. Aaron Hughes at 918 801-5645 or or Joe Neill at 918 640-3300 or We know the entire lake region, the MLS listings, and can make your search more inclusive, less stressful, and fun. Call or email us today and let’s get started. Prices are good and interest rates are low, now is a good time to invest in Grand Lake property.