Welcome to The Selman Guest Ranch,
one of the most amazing wildlife viewing and
photographic opportunities in the Southern
Great Plains of the United States of
America. Start your day with a home
cooked hot breakfast in Robert E. & Wilma
Selman's historic 1920's ranch home.
Sit out on any one of five patios sipping
hot coffee and just listen to the
Whippoorwill, Bobwhite Quail or Mocking
Bird. Then jump in the truck and head
out for an early morning view of the Lesser
Prairie Chicken. After the Prairie
Chickens have coupled up you will still have
plenty of morning left to go fishing.
Drop your hook and bait at one of 10
spring-fed ponds and try your luck at
catching a Crappie, Catfish, Perch or Bass.
In the heat of summer, jump in for a swim or
lounge on a float.
will be amazed with the abundance of so many
different classes of Aves, from the Bald
Leucocephalus) to the Painted Bunting
Don't forget our state bird,
the Scissor-tail Fly Catcher
Bird watching, Butterfly
spotting, Dragon Fly pictures and hiking to
see the Shore birds are just a few of the
most relaxing past times you will enjoy on
our 14,000 acre Oklahoma paradise. No
neighbors for 5 miles, no construction work,
no car horns and no traffic.
Lunchtime can be
a special treat as we head into town to get
an old fashioned hamburger at the Polly Anna
Café (at current location since 1928). Walk off lunch
with some shopping downtown at the Cowboy
Tack Shop, and then take a tour of the
Plains Indians and Pioneer Museum.
After making a quick trip through Sonic
Drive-In for an icy cold beverage or ice
cream we drive out to Alabaster Caverns for
a 3/4 mile underground tour of the centuries
As you make your
way back to The Selman Guest Ranch enjoy the
scenery of wide open spaces, longhorn
cattle, and the Selman Living Laboratory and
Selman Bat Caves. Every summer over a
million Mexican Free-tailed Bats migrate to
these caves to bear their young.
Educational tours are held throughout the
summer to get a closer look and learn all
about the bats and other interesting
Dinner at The
Selman Guest Ranch is an event all by
itself. Sue Selman cooks a combination
of good ole cowboy entries with a dash of
elegance. Be sure to ask for a second
helping of her smoked turkey, brisket and
home made Sand Plum Jelly. Enjoy a
glass of wine on the terrace while the sun
sets on the Western horizon and the moon
lights up the East. Did we mention the
free stargazing? It's a wonderful
finish to a beautiful day.