Inside the Gorgeous Rustic Chic Hotel Owned by Ree Drummond, of Food Network’s ‘The Pioneer Woman’

Ree Drummond, best known for her Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman, is now adding hotel owner to resume. Go inside The Pioneer Woman Boarding House she and her husband, Ladd, renovated in their hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, ahead.

Cowboy luxury

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The hotel is in Ree Drummond’s hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. | Monica Schipper/Getty Images

The Pioneer Woman Boarding House is described as being an eight-room “cowboy luxury” hotel. Each room has its own theme but maintains an air of rustic refinement. The hotel’s menu (explore other hotels with delicious food) is loaded with dishes one would find on an episode of The Pioneer Woman, including Edna Mae’s Pancakes.

Hint: Ree Drummond went through three tiles before deciding on one for a bathroom.

Guests already love the hotel

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The hotel is a hit. | The Boarding House via Instagram

Guests love the hotel as much as Ree Drummond does. “Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this room – no detail was overlooked,” Taylor Weir wrote on Instagram. “It was an absolute dream!” Weir stayed in the Emerald Room, a room which pays homage to The Wizard of Oz with emerald green tiles in the bathroom.

Hint: Parts of the original building are repurposed in new ways in the hotel.

Signs of the past remain

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Some original features include the ceiling tiles. | The Boarding House via Instagram

The hotel uses pieces from the original building including ceiling tiles and a mural. The original mural is part of the hotel’s common area, according to Ree Drummond’s blog. The ceiling tiles are now inside the coffered ceiling in The Drugstore Room.

Hint: The hotel’s past is evident throughout the building.

The hotel has housed various businesses

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The building has a storied history. | The Boarding House via Instagram

Ree and Ladd Drummond decided to renovate an existing structure instead of creating a new space. Their chosen structure, built in 1920, originally housed a silk shop, and later a J.C. Penney department store, according the hotel’s website.

Hint: Ree Drummond credits one person for renovation.

Ree Drummond credits her husband for the renovation

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Her husband spearheaded the project. | The Boarding House via Instagram

“I have had almost zero to do with it aside from an occasional “Oooooh, neato!”” Ree Drummond wrote on her blog. She credits her husband for hotel’s current state. “He has really spearheaded this project,” she writes in another blog post.

Hint: See Ree Drummond’s photography skills at work in the hotel.

Personal touches from Ree Drummond are everywhere

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She picked these pillows. | The Boarding House via Instagram

Each room has a touch of Ree Drummond. The Photograph Room is decorated with black and white photographs taken by Ree Drummond herself at her family’s ranch. And The Ranch Room is the new home of a longhorn hat rack that used to reside at Ree Drummond’s home.

Hint: Is Ree Drummond opening a restaurant next door? Signs say, ‘yes.’

Is another renovation in the works?

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She owns the building next to The Boarding House. | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hearst

Ree Drummond also owns the building next door to The Pioneer Woman Boarding House. While she hasn’t revealed any plans for the space, her website offers a clue. P-Town Pizza will be open for business in the coming months, and may house the space next to the hotel. We’re certain guests would enjoy the close proximity to a restaurant made possible by Ree Drummond.

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