A Pioneer Woman Boutique Hotel Is Coming to Oklahoma
Fans of Ree Drummond who’ve ever wished they could spend a day in the cowgirl boots and on the ranch of the famous blogger turned brand are getting the next best thing later this year: a boutique hotel in Drummond’s hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, designed by the Pioneer Woman and her Marlboro Man.
Drummond shared a sneak peek of the main streets project helmed by her husband Ladd (also known as “Marlboro Man” to fans of her Pioneer Woman blog, show, books and home lines) on her Instagram feed back on August 30th. The three-story building in downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma will become an eight-room boutique hotel, according to the blog, “with suites so comfortable and cozy, Marlboro and I are going to want to move into one.”
The restoration will no doubt include historical details about the couple’s actual pioneer town, founded in 1872 as the seat of Osage County (featured in the Pulitzer-winning play turned Oscar-nominated film) and named after the 19th-century tribal chief, or “White Hair” in English. The hotel will also feature inspiration from the couple’s travels, including balconies inspired by recent trips to New Orleans and Houston — of which Drummond says: “All I know is, I want to hang ferns from [them]. Not practical, but I’m rarely practical.”
Bets are on that all eight rooms will be outfitted with bedding from Drummond’s new collab with Walmart (launched this week) and decor from The Mercantile, plus of course bedside-table copies of the eponymous Pioneer Woman magazine (launched a few months ago).
Now THIS was funny. The one day People Magazine happened to come to the ranch to take my photo, the Oklahoma wind decided to completely shut down on us. Normally, I would welcome this with open arms, but it seems the photographer was hoping for a little wind in my hair. The irony of using a fan outdoors in what is probably the windiest county in the entire state of Oklahoma was not lost on me. ? (Thanks again, @people, for including my middle-aged self on your cover this week! Such a fun experience.)
If you need another reason to visit the area (or stop through on a road trip) while in nearby Tulsa, Pawhuska’s other claim to fame is the United States’ first Boy Scout troop — organized in 1909. No doubt the hotel will feature appropriately kitschy Americana souvenirs from The Mercantile (perhaps even from an on-site shop?), like the Route 66 kitchen towels, for starters.