If you’re a big fan of Ree Drummond, then we have big news for you. For the rest of the month, Dummond is opening up the doors to the Lodge, where she films her hit cooking show The Pioneer Woman right on the ranch. And tours are free!
Drummond hit it big on the Food Network when her show made its debut in 2011. Viewers and fans have fallen in love with her recipes — and her adorable family — ever since. A big part of that is thanks to how she incorporates her life on the Drummond ranch, located in beautiful Oklahoma, into the show. The ranch has been in her husband Ladd’s family since 1886, when his ancestors settled in the area. Generations later, the Drummond family continues to raise cattle there, and Drummond brought even more national acclaim to the area with her cooking show.
Now she’s opening up the doors to visitors! For the rest of the month, fans and viewers can visit the ranch and tour the Lodge, where Drummond films The Pioneer Woman. From her cooking station to the balcony with its famous view of the ranch, her guest house is perfect for all sorts of photo ops.
Tours are free, but visitors must reserve their spot ahead of time. All you have to do is show up to The Mercantile — Drummond’s store, bakery, and restaurant experience in Osage, Oklahoma — on tour days and snag a ticket. (One per group!) The website stays up to date on which days people can tour, so don’t forget to check it first if you’re stopping by. Tours are typically open a few times a year, likely when Drummond isn’t using it to film her show.
The only catch is that dogs and other pets aren’t allowed on the tour or on the ranch. This is for everyone’s safety, as “the ranch dogs are very protective of the homestead, and issues can arise when visitors bring dogs,” the tour website explains.
If you’re in the area, don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!