The winter months are long and hard for most of the country, but the Pioneer Woman knows just how to brighten up a very snowy and cold season. Ever since the Mercantile opened in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 2016, the Drummond family have offered tours of The Lodge on Drummond Ranch for fans of the show. The Lodge serves as the production location for her Food Network show, and yes, those gorgeous floral KitchenAid mixers are there to ogle, too.
So are you ready for a trip to the family guest house in the spring? The dates range from January to May, with the promise of more summer dates announced soon. Here are the dates available, per The Pioneer Woman Mercantile.
January 8 - 13
January 19 & 20
January 26 & 27
March 1 - 3
March 5 - 10
March 12 - 17
March 19 - 24
April - May
April 30 - May 5
May 7 - May 12
The upcoming dates for the summer will be announced soon, and we'll always keep you updated when new dates are added.
What to Know Before You Go
On the dates of the tours, The Lodge is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., per the Mercantile's announcement. After you've stopped by the lovely Merc and enjoyed some biscuits and gravy or other delicious treats, don't forget to get a delicious coffee drink for the road. Word has it that the general store is serving up drinks way better than Starbucks. When you're ready, ask a Merc employee for tickets and directions to Drummond Ranch. You can't pre-order Lodge ticket/directions in advance, so just show up ready to take it all in.
Unfortunately, family pets are not allowed on the ranch premises or Lodge tours because, as the Merc says, "Country dogs can be protective of the homestead!" When you're at The Lodge, you can take photos on the actual set, and trust us, those Oklahoma views never disappoint. You might even spot Ladd Drummond, the cowboys, or even the kids roaming around the homestead. Bring a smile because you won't be able to help taking a photo in her gorgeous kitchen filming location.
Plan a Visit
You might in town just to experience The Lodge and The Merc for a full Pioneer Woman experience, but it's more than worthwhile to check out the surrounding areas of Oklahoma. A gorgeous and underrated state, there's something for everyone in Osage County, especially if your family loves the outdoors.
Nearby Bartlesville is where Ree grew up, and these hills are where some of the hardiest pioneers traveled across America to forge a new life for their families. This would be a great reunion trip for old friends, and no matter where you come from, whether it's New York, Colorado, or Alabama, you're always welcome at the Merc!
To plan your route, the Mercantile has laid out great travel options for those who are making the drive or taking a plane. Tulsa International Airport is 1 hour southeast of Pawhuska with major airline services, and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas is about 2 and 1/2 hours northwest of Pawhuska. To see the routes in detail, check it out here.
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