After a decade of developing and managing this exceptional property, we have decided to move on to new adventures. We hope to sell this beautiful piece of Oklahoma landscape to someone who will not only build on our commitment to service, but also build on our stewardship of the land.

While our intention was to create a destination hotel and spa in NE Oklahoma, this property is also well-equipped to serve as a family, corporate or church retreat, retirement community, wellness facility, or substance abuse center. If you or anyone you know are interested in owning this property, or would like more information, please visit www.thecanebrake.info. We invite you to share this opportunity with others and we thank you for being a valued friend of The Canebrake.


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.

  • Dignity: We provide an extraordinary work environment and treat all beings with the utmost respect and dignity.
  • Diversity: We embrace diversity in people, ideas, cultures and beliefs as an essential component of our business.
  • Excellence: We apply the absolute highest standards of excellence to our services. We go beyond creating satisfied customers and create raving fans.
  • Stewardship: We act as stewards of the earth, protecting resources and doing business only with those organizations that do the same.
  • Sustainability: We concentrate our profits towards quality and longevity of the operation.


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.”

Environmental Policy

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.

Our Name

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.


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