WAUKOMIS, OK – Buffalo Point Retreat is Oklahoma’s premier event destination. Having served as a private domain since 2011, Buffalo Point is accessible to the public for the first time. Featuring a scenic space for weddings, reunions and other private gatherings and retreats, Buffalo Point’s unique on-site accommodation sets it apart from all other luxury venues in the market.
A sprawling resort set on over seven acres of pastoral farmland, Buffalo Point offers a carefully curated experience tailored to the needs of each guest, from fully stocked private kitchens with farm-fresh produce to wine tastings from the own garden and vineyard of the property. With a rural, upscale aesthetic to match its relaxed setting, Buffalo Point is the multi-year vision of owners Mo and Richard Anderson, who have uniquely cultivated a secluded slice of serenity while providing space for greater community connection. Designed for buyouts and private functions, Buffalo Point guests will have exclusive access to all of the property’s facilities, including The Barn, a custom designed swimming pool, vineyard, greenhouse and gardens, chicken coop and seven accommodation rooms for the duration of their visit.
âTo see our dream of relaunching Buffalo Point come true has been nothing short of amazing and a true labor of love,â said Mo Anderson. âAfter years of enjoying this special place with our loved ones, Richard and I wanted to share it with others and provide a beautiful retreat for people to celebrate special moments and milestones in life. After a year like 2020, there is a renewed appreciation for the opportunities to come together with family, friends and colleagues, and we hope Buffalo Point will be a place where lasting memories are made. “
The Andersons, who are best known as a powerful entrepreneurial couple in real estate and business, have close ties to Waukomis, where they both grew up. The high school sweethearts were brought up with humble beginnings as the children of farmers and immigrants, and each went on to build a thriving business empire, exemplifying their own American family success story. Nicknamed the “Velvet Hammer” for his gentle and distinctly effective leadership style, Mo is a co-owner, vice president and former CEO of Keller Williams Realty, as well as a renowned speaker, thought leader, educator and honoree. of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. . She is also widely recognized as the driving force that helped make Keller Williams one of the most successful global franchises in real estate history. Richard, owner of Stonebridge Village headquartered in Enid, OK, is a visionary in his own right and a successful developer in commercial and residential real estate. Along with their business partner and cousin Gene Anderson, who was also born and raised in Waukomis, the Andersons are passionate about giving back to the community that shaped them.
After going through a multi-phased development that began in 2011 as a plan to build a private home, Buffalo Point has been fully converted into a public retreat, but the warm essence of the Anderson’s hospitality remains firmly intact. in its new iteration. Their collective style and personality is expertly woven into every part of the property, which was created by Betty Shaw, Austin, Texas-based interior designer of B Shaw Design, who was also appointed to design the primary residence. of the Anderson’s. With a rustic elegance in appearance and authentically Oklahoma feel, Buffalo Point is an understated masterpiece, anchored by an earthy palette of browns and beiges as well as natural elements like wood and stone in the rooms. and common areas.
A destination in itself, Buffalo Point is divided into several structures, including three bookable accommodation units with seven rooms in total, all of which have been purposefully named in honor of the local people, events and culture. . The Land Run Suite features two bedrooms: the Boomer Room and the Sooner Room, as well as a fully furnished living room, a full kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and a dining area. The Pioneer House is the largest accommodation unit with two floors and four bedrooms: the Frederick Anderson Room, the Cecil Cornish Room, the Pistol Pete Room and the âHappyâ Camp Room, as well as a large furnished room, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area; and a spare room with games and a separate pantry, named Longhorn Room on the second floor overlooking the courtyard. The Chisolm Trail Room is a single bedroom unit with a kitchenette and a comfortable seating area for two. Although each unit and each individual room is unique in its architecture and design, each is equipped with all the comforts of home and luxury amenities, including Matouk Hotel Collection towels and linens as well as Natura bath products. Bisse. Buffalo Point will be the first and only accommodation facility in OK within the Matouk Hotel Collection.
Weddings, corporate retreats, and other private retreats and gatherings will be the cornerstone of the Buffalo Point experience, with The Barn serving as the primary venue for up to 80 guests. An Amish-style structure constructed using a traditional timber frame with hand-hewn lumber, this historic technique relies on the finest craftsmanship, quality lumber and sophisticated tenon-and-mortise joinery. The rustic 3,600 square foot space includes a kitchen for dining, a loft, and lower seating areas that can be set up as lounging areas, a wide open ground floor space that can be easily transformed for a living room. myriad of different functions and AV capabilities. For smaller or more casual gatherings, guests can make use of the outdoor courtyard at the center of the property, which features a fire pit, barbecue, gazebo, and custom stone fountain.
Just beyond the gates of Buffalo Point is downtown Waukomis, which the Andersons have also invested in to preserve the historic town. They created new infrastructure and redeveloped a portion of downtown, named Buffalo Junction, which helps celebrate and cement Waukomis’ legacy as the thriving agricultural destination it once was before urban development pushed a much of its population moved to cities throughout the 20th century. Buffalo Junction is a charming bunch of recently opened local businesses including Mo’s Place Cafe, serving gourmet coffee and local-style fare, the recently reinvigorated Shorty’s Barber Shop, Painted Buffalo Trading Co. gift shop, and The Place. Chapel of Joy for wedding ceremonies. A new Buffalo Junction residential apartment complex and an interactive park of murals and sculptures dedicated to the pioneers who started Waukomis are also located on the downtown strip. Located four blocks from the property, Buffalo Point guests have walking access to the newly revamped downtown destination.
Accommodation and event reservations for this spring and beyond are now available at Buffalo Point. Accommodation rates start at $ 3,750 / night plus tax for a two-night minimum and include full access and use of all seven rooms at the retreat. Event site rates start at $ 1,000 plus tax for a six-hour rental and $ 11,450 plus tax for exclusive use of site spaces for two days plus two nights’ accommodation.
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About Buffalo Point Retreat
Buffalo Point is a custom-designed retreat and event venue located in Waukomis, Oklahoma, set on 7.5 acres of scenic farmland. Ideal for multi-day buyouts and extended stays, events and private retreats, the newly redesigned property will launch in June 2021 after phased development. Having served as a private estate since 2011, Buffalo Point will become accessible to the public for the first time, featuring a beautifully designed barn as the main event space as well as seven luxurious on-site accommodation rooms – setting it apart from all other establishments in its stature within the drive-to market. The vision of owners Richard and Mo Anderson, both from Waukomis who went on to become successful businessman and real estate mogul, respectively, Buffalo Point is a carefully curated destination in its own right comprising expansive gardens, a vineyard, a greenhouse, chicken coop, custom designed swimming pool, and more. Located several blocks from historic downtown Waukomis, Buffalo Point offers a culturally rich sense of place and a unique private oasis designed to foster community and celebration with family and friends.