Secluded B & B Close to University of Oklahoma
Whenever the University of Oklahoma football team scores a touchdown on their home turf, a covered wagon pulled by matching white ponies trots out onto the field. It’s called The Sooner Schooner, and it recalls the conestogas used by Oklahoma settlers in the 19th century when the school was founded. Montford Bed and Breakfast, located 1 mile away from the stadium, references this and many other Oklahoma traditions in the Alma Mater room: it comes decorated in the crimson and cream colors of Sooner athletic teams, as well as with historical photos of the campus, yearbooks, and an old, framed track jacket hanging on the walls.
There are distinctive decorative schemes in many of the rooms at the inn, including the Native American–themed Chicasaw Rancher and the Victorian-style Yesteryear. The Homesteaders references early Norman, Oklahoma, with historical photos and artifacts that were found on the grounds during the construction of the inn. This room also has a fireplace, as many of the rooms do; however, only the Alma Mater and Yesteryear rooms come adjoined by outdoor decks with private hot tubs.
Alternatively, there are cottages located around the main inn, and they feature more space, including living rooms and screened-in porches. The Prairie House cottage has a 1930s-style kitchen complete with a one-piece maple countertop, green glass cabinet hardware, and Dust Bowl–era bowls full of dust. Original hardwood floors add to the vintage look, and there’s a private backyard shaded by a pecan tree that helps the place evoke the feel of an old house on the prairie.
Greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Hip Neighborhoods with Frontier History
Montford Inn resides in Norman, a college town with a hip, youthful vibe. Travel + Leisure named Norman one of the Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit, noting its coffeehouses and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, which has a permanent collection of Native American and French Impressionist artwork. Temporary exhibits include Cult of Personality, a showcase of Andy Warhol's Polaroid portraits of famous figures such as Elvis Presley and Liz Taylor in her iconic Cleopatra ensemble.
Even if you’re not visiting Norman for a college football game or the university's museums, the suburb is also located only 30 minutes from the Oklahoma City metro area. OKC retains a lot of frontier history, but it’s lined with modern restaurants, dance clubs, and entertainment centers.
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