Grand Lake Resort

Have a Blast at Oasis Animal Adventures

Bonding with animals is a profoundly enriching and rewarding experience that transcends words. Whether it’s a loyal canine companion, a playful feline friend, or an exotic creature, the process of building a connection with animals is marked by a unique and unspoken language. The memories of your interactions with the fascinating creatures at Oasis Animal Adventures will linger, making it a day well spent for anyone who values the beauty and importance of wildlife. Book your stay at the nearby Shangri-La Resort to experience it for yourself.

Staying at the Shangri-La Resort is a blend of luxury, serenity, and impeccable service. Our resort’s amenities are a playground of relaxation and enjoyment with an activity park, on-site spa, lakeside golf courses, fine dining, and more. Nestled in a breathtaking Oklahoma location, our Grand Lake resort provides an oasis of tranquility, where every detail is masterfully curated to ensure a memorable and indulgent stay.

What Is Oasis Animal Adventures?

Oasis Animal Adventures offers delightful animal encounters that share with guests from near and far the joy of bonding with animals. Their motto is that animals are the gateway to the heart, and we couldn’t agree more! During your trip you will be able to meet camels, kangaroos, horses, lemurs, mini horses, North African Sulcata Tortoises, zebras, donkeys, and local celebrities Daisy the Spider Monkey and Sally the Sloth.

This is a great family activity, and kids ages two years old and younger get in for free!

Journey to Jesus With Oasis Christmas

The holiday season is an enchanting time to visit Oasis Animal Adventures. During the beginning of December, you can stroll through the Bethlehem market, petting zoo, and birthplace of Jesus. There will also be camel rides, concessions, and pony rides.

Experience the Animal Therapy Programs at the Oasis Barn 

The Animal Therapy programs at the Oasis Barn Center are a wonderful way to experience unconditional love with their animals. They are certified as EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) through the O.K. Corral Series by EAGALA Founder Greg Kersten. The animal therapy programs at Oasis Animal Adventures are ideal for at-risk youth, people who have experienced trauma, children and adults with special needs, or anyone else eager to experience the healing benefits of bonding with animals. 

Explore Oasis Animal Adventures and other local treasures by booking your stay with Shangri-La Resort. Ultimately, staying at Shangri-La Resort is an escape into luxury and tranquility, where every moment is an invitation to relax, indulge, and create cherished memories!

Explore the Lendonwood Gardens in Oklahoma

A vacation at the Shangri-La Resort is nothing short of a dream come true. Our world-class destination offers an unforgettable experience with plush accommodations, an activity park, lakeside golfing, and fine dining. Nearby, our upscale Grand Lake resort in Oklahoma is Lendonwood Gardens. 

Explore the eight gardens at Lendonwood Gardens, featuring 75 varieties of Japanese maples, 25 varieties of dogwoods, 200 varieties of conifers, 125 varieties of hostas, more than 500 varieties of daylilies, and 25 varieties of viburnums. Begin your visit at the Welcome Center for a butterfly stamp and a bingo card of items at the garden that, if you find, you could win a prize. Click here to see photos of Lendonwood Gardens to get a taste of its distinctive beauty. 

Take a Stroll Through 8 Distinct Lendonwood Gardens 

1. Azalea Garden

This garden was established in the Lendonwood Gardens in the 1970s and boasts a lovely palette of pink, lavender, white, and red hues in the spring. Set your sights on magnolias, mature pink dogwoods, redbud, Japanese Maples, yew, and a large Canadian hemlock.

2. American Backyard Garden

The plants in this garden can thrive with minimal water and bloom with vibrant colors in the summer. The gazebo is the centerpiece of this garden, featuring zinnias, marigolds, crape myrtle, Knockout roses, and several varieties of daylilies.

3. Display Garden

You can find this garden near the entrance of the Lendonwood Gardens. This is where you will find most of Lendonwood’s collection of 75 diverse varieties of Japanese maples. One of the most significant treasures in this garden is the Dawn Redwood, which was once thought to be extinct. 

4. Oklahoma Garden

Come and venture through this garden with plants and trees that thrive in the diverse Oklahoma climate. They have all been certified as “Oklahoma Proven” by the Oklahoma State University Extension Service.

5. English Terrace Garden

You will find this lovely Oklahoma garden near the back of the Lendonwood Gardens. Explore numerous rhododendrons, Thuja Green Giant evergreens, a weeping katsura tree, a beautiful magnolia tree, and a variegated dogwood.

6. Oriental Garden

This garden highlights the plants that thrive in the shade, with peak bloom time beginning in the summer. Stroll to the end of this garden to set your eyes on a 150-foot stream with pools emptying into each other.

7. Japanese Pavilion

This is a popular attraction in the Lendonwood Gardens inspired by the Hosokawa Pavilion in Japan. From the pavilion, you will get a stunning view of the Koi Pond framed by the surrounding garden. 

8. Angel of Hope Garden

Inspired by the novel The Christmas Box, this garden is dedicated to all those who have lost a loved one, especially a child. Every year on Children’s Day (December 6), the Lendonwood Gardens hosts a remembrance ceremony at the Angel of Hope statue in this garden.

Book your stay to experience the distinctive beauty and charm of Shangri-La Resort and the surrounding area!

Book Your Dream Grand Lake Vacation in April 2023

If you’re looking for a serene and picturesque vacation destination in April 2023, look no further than Shangri-La Resort. Our Grand Lake resort offers a massive activity park, fine dining, lakeside golf courses, a relaxing spa, a full-service marina, live entertainment, and plush accommodations. That’s just the beginning of what makes Shangri-La one of the premier Oklahoma resorts on Grand Lake. April 2023 is a great time to book your vacation because we have two upcoming events you don’t want to miss! Keep reading to learn more. 

Step Back in Time at the Grand Lake Bootlegger’s Ball

Spend your spring vacation traveling through time from April 2023 to the prohibition era in Oklahoma. The South Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce puts on a Bootleggers Ball every year to celebrate the return of lake season. Book your stay today at Shangri-La Resort to join in on the prohibition-era-themed fun

Get the night of fun started with cocktails at the cash bar. Then enjoy fine dining with a murder mystery! Attendees are encouraged to wear prohibition-era attire. Dress to the nines in flapper dresses, pearls, fedoras, and zoot suits. The event is open to the public, so have a blast with locals and travelers alike. Start planning your April 2023 vacation with the information below:

Where: Shangri-La Resort at 57301 E, Highway 125, Monkey Island, OK 74331.

When: The Grand Lake Bootleggers Ball will be on April 22, 2023. The bar will open at 5 p.m., the games will begin at 6 p.m., and the live auction will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets are $75 a person or $550 for a table of eight people. You can purchase tickets by calling 918-782-3214.

Enjoy an Eggcellent Family Vacation in April 2023

In 2022, we hosted our first annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Anchor! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is FREE to the public for all kids ages 12 and under to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your camera and your childs Easter basket, because your kids will also get to meet the Easter Bunny. Book your vacation for the next Easter Egg Hunt at Shangri-La Resort on April 9, 2023. 

Book your vacation in April 2023 to join these exciting events at Shangri-La Resort!

Most Fun Things To Do in Oklahoma for Couples

Spending Valentine’s Day at Shangri-La Resort is a romantic and luxurious experience. There are so many dreamy and fun things for couples to do at our enchanting Grand Lake resort in Northeast Oklahoma. Enjoy a romantic trip filled with fine dining, plush accommodations, spa treatments, and stunning lakefront views. 

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by booking your stay at one of the most luxurious resorts on Grand Lake, OK. Then keep reading to see the fun things our Grand Lake, Oklahoma, resort has in store for couples during their romantic getaway. 

5 Fun Things for Couples To Do in Northeast Oklahoma

1. What could be a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than enjoying a romantic dinner? Shangri-La Resort offers fine dining and special Valentine’s Day menus for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. Doc’s Bar & Grill has a special Valentine’s Day menu between February 10th-14th with options such as Shrimp Cocktail for an appetizer, Roasted Bruschetta Chicken for an entree, and Lovers Cheesecake for dessert. Summit Restaurant offers the finest dining at our Grand Lake resort and has a special Valentine’s Day menu for $60 a person on February 14th. Options include Tomato Basil Bisque for starters, Broiled Lobster Tails for an entree, and Lustful Lava Cake for dessert. 

2. One of the most fun and romantic things for couples to do in Northeast Oklahoma is a trip to the Shangri-La Resort Spa. Experience a romantic couples massage, expert skincare treatments, and glamorous hair & nail services

3. There’s nothing like a romantic getaway from the stressors of daily life. Enjoy your delightful stay in one of the most luxurious resorts on Grand Lake, Oklahoma. Our $350 Valentine’s Day package includes a two nights stay, champagne dinner for two, and breakfast for two. Take a virtual tour of our stunning Grand Lake Resort, and you’ll fall in love!

4. The Anchor activity park at Shangri-La Resort is easily one of the most fun things for couples to do in Northeast Oklahoma. Enjoy an exciting array of virtual and traditional games at The Anchor’s arcade. Have a blast at one of the two simulator bays of golfing and shooting games. Then take a break from the action at either The Anchor Sports Bar or The Anchor Galley

5. One of the most romantic and fun things for couples to do during their romantic getaway in Northeast Oklahoma is to enjoy live music. Check out the live music schedule at Shangri-La Resort.

Book your stay at Shangri-La Resort today for a romantic getaway you’ll treasure forever!

Enjoy Lakefront Dining in Our Restaurants by Grand Lake

There’s nothing like the simple joy of enjoying a skillfully crafted meal while surrounded by nature’s unmatched beauty. Here at Shangri-La Resort, we know that better than anybody. We are lucky enough to work at one of the best resorts in Oklahoma and take in the gorgeous views of Grand Lake everyday. We never go hungry because Shangri-La Resort also has some of the best restaurants by Grand Lake with live entertainment and options for every occasion and personal taste. 

The Summit Restaurant offers the finest dining in the Grand Lake area

The Summit Restaurant

The Summit Restaurant offers the finest dining in the Grand Lake area. The restaurant is located on the highest point of Monkey Island, allowing you to have breathtaking views of Grand Lake. We are lucky to have award-winning, pastry chef, Julie Morgan who offers guests delectable desserts with Instagramable presentations.

Shangri-La Resort has some of the best restaurants by Grand Lake

Doc’s Bar & Grill

Doc’s Bar & Grill is an excellent choice when you want a more casual dining experience. The restaurant & bar provides guests with a fantastic view of Grand Lake and the resort swimming pool. Night owls can enjoy the late-night menu from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Doc’s Bar & Grill is an excellent choice when you want a more casual dining experience.

Eddy’s Lakeside Bar

Eddy’s Lakeside Bar allows guests to dine on the Grand Lake waterfront. The delicious cuisine and vibrant lakeside atmosphere make this one of the most popular restaurants & bars to hang out at by Grand Lake. Enjoy Eddy’s live music on the weekends during the summer months. You can check our schedule online to get the details on performance time and dates.

Eddy’s Lakeside Bar allows guests to dine on the Grand Lake waterfront.

The Anchor Food Galley and Sports Bar

The Anchor Food Galley restaurant offers fun and casual cuisine for Grand Lake travelers. The Anchor Sports Bar is a great place to watch a sports game on the big-screen TV we have available for guests. While watching the game, you can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and regional beers from our friendly bartenders. If watching sports isn’t your style, we have plenty of bar games, pool tables, and shuffleboard available for guests.

Enjoy delicious cuisine and cocktails on Grand Lake by booking your stay today!