Due to the unexpected loss of a private investor, The Canebrake has closed its doors effective Jan. 7, 2016.
We are deeply saddened to have to do so, but we are extremely grateful to our staff and guests from around the world who have supported us over the past eight years.
We are actively seeking a buyer for this beautiful property, and we hope to find someone who will cherish it as we have.
It has been an honor for us to share The Canebrake with you.
Sam and Lisa Bracken
The Canebrake is a premier boutique resort in the region, maintaining uncompromising principles as we grow and cultivating in our visitors a lifelong relationship with health and wellness.
The Canebrake is the vision of Sam & Lisa Bracken who wished to preserve family property and provide a respite for local, regional and national groups and individuals. Native Oklahomans, the Bracken family spent summers and holidays on Ft. Gibson Lake for over 35 years, with several of them making it their full-time home. Together the Bracken family has created eco-friendly, fine hospitality in Oklahoma’s “Green Country.”
The Canebrake is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our practice to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic materials. We are committed to pollution prevention, continual improvement and exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements.
Now a rarity due to development and agriculture, Arundinaria Gigantea (canebrake) is a species of bamboo native to the U.S. and once prolific in eastern Oklahoma and Texas, western Arkansas and Louisiana. The reed of the bamboo was used by Native Americans for making baskets, blowguns and flutes. The cane acted as a filtering system for water; on the downstream-side of the canebrake, the water was calm, clear and clean. Like its namesake, The Canebrake resort provides a natural, healthful ‘filtering’ experience from the stressors of daily life and leaves our guests calm, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Soak up centuries of history during your stay at The Canebrake. The area has been a crossroads of culture and commerce ever since Mississippian Culture mound-builders dotted the Arkansas and Neosho River valleys with trading villages and ceremonial mounds beginning around 850 AD. Read more.