Floating Restaurant, Airstream Trailers Offer New Options On Keystone
MANNFORD, Oklahoma - The latest phase of a multi-million dollar project on one area lake will be ready for hungry visitors at noon Saturday. August 30, 2014, is opening day for a new floating restaurant which is part of the Harbor at Crosstimbers project.
At the Harbor at Crosstimbers on Keystone Lake, crews are hard at work to meet an opening day deadline.
The clock is ticking toward the Saturday opening of a new floating restaurant.
It's the latest step in the multi-million dollar development.
"We're excited, this is the first major new development on Keystone Lake in over 40 years," said developer Ron Howell.
The floating restaurant called Skipper's Landing will offer Americana-style food, like burgers and fish, at an affordable price, but in a million-dollar setting.
"People want to be outdoors, so what we've done, we've designed everything upstairs and down that have canopies that also have a lot of open air," Howell said.
Developer Ron Howell thinks it won't just be lakegoers who will be attracted to the latest phase of the Harbor at Crosstimbers project.
"To know you can jump in your car and be there in 20 or 30 minutes, again, that's something the Tulsa area hasn't had in the past," he said.
He says the floating restaurant is like being on a big boat right out on the water. One of the most impressive parts is the upper deck.
"It will be karaoke, and bands every night on the weekends," Howell said. "The view is very dramatic."
Another part of the development is what Howell calls the "first in Oklahoma" Airstream lakeside rentals. While only a couple are ready for rent, the others are being renovated and modernized with wi-fi and flat screen TVs, yet they're keeping the old school feel.
"It's just an eclectic, iconic special opportunity that people look for," said developer Ron Howell.
Seven Airstreams are in place now, with room for up to 30, right on the water.