The Pioneer Woman’s Lodge. It’s Waiting For You. With Love and Longing.

Posted by Tasha on March 30th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Turn out the lights, hang the clothesline and scrub those recycling bins until they sparkle, Tulsa. Earth Day, on April 22, is fast approaching, and you don’t want to be caught with your insulation made of old denim pants down.

A lot goes on in Tulsa for Earth Day, but I, blogger geek that I am, am excited about one in particular: Empty Bowls 2010.

“Bountiful Earth…Empty Bowls” is the theme of this year’s hunger awareness dinner and fundraiser at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, a Tulsa nonprofit that, by bringing booksignings with famous bloggers and contributing generously to the monthly Tulsa Blogger Meetup, has been a great friend to the local blogging community.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Earth Day at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, in south Tulsa at 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. (on the east side of US 169 at 71st Street).

Empty Bowls will include a simple meal of soup, salad and dessert. It’ll also play host to both a silent and a live auction.

This is where things for the blog addicted get rather interesting.

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Up for grabs in this year’s auction is a two-night stay for up to four couples in The Lodge.

And fans of The Pioneer Woman know exactly what I mean when I talk about capital T, capital L, The Lodge.

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

For the uninitiated, The Lodge is on Drummond Ranch near Pawhuska. While Ladd Drummond, a kazillionth-generation Oklahoma cattle rancher, tends to the herd, his wife Ree, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, blogs like the dickens at

For her trouble, Ree’s blog gets 22 million page views each month. And it’s landed her on Forbes’ 2010 Web Celeb 25 list. And a few Weblog of the Year nods (among others) at the Bloggie Awards. And a cookbook that topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Yeah. We Web crawlers, we like her a little, apparently.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Oklahoma Biscuit Standoff

Me included.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Um, yeah.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Woah. Hold it down there, Tash.

Last year’s Empty Bowls event raised more than $120,000 for the Food Bank.

I suspect that with auction items like a two-night stay at The Lodge, as well as:

-a private cooking class for 10 at the Lobeck-Taylor home with former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor and Chef Timothy Sean Fitzgerald;
-a Napa Valley vineyard retreat that includes six bottles from Oklahoma-bred winery Far Niente (this is swanky stuff, let me tell you);
-University of Tulsa football package that includes sideline passes and a behind-the-scenes tour;
-and dozens more…

…that Empty Bowls 2010 attendees are going to blow last year’s pot out of the water.

To check out and bid on these items, including the stay at The Lodge, grab your tickets right away to Empty Bowls 2010. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and a souvenir handmade pottery bowl (get it? Empty Bowls?). Reserve by calling Frances Bevel at (918) 585-2800, ext. 109. Or, e-mail her.

Happy bidding!

All photos of Ree at The Lodge are by Tulsa-based photographer Shane Bevel. Visit him on the Web and follow him on Twitter.


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19 Comments to The Pioneer Woman’s Lodge. It’s Waiting For You. With Love and Longing.

  1. Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie

    On July 2, 2010 at 3:09 am


    P Dub get 22 million views?! I would feel honored if my blog got 22 views!

  2. Diana Bigler

    On August 1, 2013 at 10:11 am


    If and when do you plan on publishing a monthly magazine?
    I watch and enjoy your shows because they are so down to earth and use simple everyday foods,You don’t need the fancy foods to make a great tasting meal. You give great tips and alternatives for your meals. What an honor it would be to meet and cook with you. I am 67yrs.old, my funds are very limited but I still have a passion to cook for other people when I can. Keep up the good work!!!

  3. John

    On October 18, 2013 at 2:08 am


    I have watched her cooking show numerous times, and all I come up with is one thought. WHAT A FAKE, PHONY person. Nothing new or special about her recipes. Makes such a big deal out of things her husband does, that every rancher does every day. Sorry but she needs to go away, accidental country girl? Go back to the city where you belong.

  4. Rebecca

    On October 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm


    How sad. People, like John, must have unhappy lives, be insecure, judgmental (well, I guess he showed us that) and just plain downright sour. I feel blest….blessed??? to have stumbled upon the Pioneer Woman. Her humor, very easy to follow recipes, wonderful comfort foods, everyday, no-frills way of cooking, way-with-words just brightens my day….for the life of me I cannot see how she can be taken as fake or phony. It just seems that there always has to be someone to criticize, poke fun at, or tear down anyone who has a good outlook on life and family, is a success, and is loved by so many. I, for one, am sad for John…..So, it looks to me like I’m a bit judgmental as well!! But….I’m still glad the Pioneer Woman has come into my life!!

  5. Anna Murphy

    On November 26, 2014 at 9:14 am


    I love the Pioneer Woman. Her recipes are easy and delicious and she makes them look fun. Its a nice change to see life on a ranch, especially to someone who had no idea what went on there.
    Ree, keep up the great work and recipes.

  6. maxine heyer

    On January 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm


    I love this show so much.
    please put dvds out for sale on your cooking shows, even your life, love it

  7. maxine heyer

    On January 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm


    I work allot, I need your dvds, when I am home, can look through your eyes. I lost my husband recently,
    I am so looking forward to your dvds.
    I am such an animal lover, love your dogs.
    everyone dreams to have a life, family, everything like you.

  8. GeorgeCarrick jr.

    On February 14, 2015 at 9:40 am


    Every Saturday we sit and watch pioneer woman and watch Ree cook and watch the kids grow up and to see the workings of the ranch.Always thought it would be cool to go there and did not know of any contest.Me and the misses are married 35 years and I just retired last year she been retired for 2 years and loves to cook.It would be cool for her to cook in the lodge and me to ride a horse.Keep up the good work Ree your show is great.thanks again,

  9. Patricia Lines

    On February 27, 2015 at 2:45 am


    Love you, your family, your enthusiasm and many of your recipes. This city slicker is not as fond of pepper as you, but it’s easy to tone it down. Keep up the food, fun and family life. Makes those of us who don’t live in wide open spaces appreciate the life.
    Cheers to you all!

  10. Suzanne

    On April 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm


    I love the Pioneer Woman on Food Network. I love watching about her life on the ranch, the horses, the kids, dogs; it just all looks like so much fun. Her food is honest and simple and I’m sure good. Who wants fancy food – not me. Ree, don’t get too fancy for us, just keep cooking good wholesome, delicious home-cooked food; that’s what most people want anyway.

  11. Mike Brandt

    On May 25, 2015 at 8:15 am


    John… are not being fair. you may think we all enjoy the country life and basic/wholesome cooking…..but we do not. As a semi-retired anesthetist with cooking as my hobby…I enjoy Ree’s show a LOT! So,please…..lay off!

  12. jerry poppenhouse

    On July 16, 2015 at 6:21 am


    MY Cousin just dropped in from Oregon and I found out she did not know you lived near Bartlesville. Is their any way with this short notice she could meet you? I know your supper busy and may not even get this message, it would mean so much to her. Beside you may need a few more thousand fans in Oregon to add to already millions. my cell 918-766-6939 I am taking her today July 16th to Ponca City to a quilting store. Its been a long time from that first day we meet looking at your photographs. jerry

  13. Colleen

    On January 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm


    Is your lodge open to the public if so can you send me info pls it looks beautiful out there.

  14. Colleen

    On January 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm


    We watch your cooking show all the time. I’ve made several of your dishes. We love the different foods and it for a real people to cook. She’s not a fake. Thank you for showing us.

  15. Denise

    On January 22, 2016 at 11:59 am


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  16. C.C.

    On February 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm


    Hi Ree. I really enjoy your tv show and see how great a space you are existing in.
    Wanted to know more about The Lodge. Is it a space where people can come and stay? If so where is it exactly and how does one get lodging there? Again. Enjoying your work.

  17. hey

    On February 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm



  18. Susan Espinoza

    On May 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm


    I will be visiting Oklahoma City in August, is it possible to visit the Drummond ranch? 5 out of 6 children are all close to our 60′s and will be spending a week in Oklahoma for a few days together, we might not ever have a chance to be all together again. I would like to make it special My name is Susan Espinoza 308 N Ave 66 #5 Los Angeles CA 90042

  19. John D

    On August 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm


    I couldn’t disagree more with the other John. I don’t have cable tv but I’ve watched your show several times at friends and always enjoyed your genuine and easy going attitude. Keep up the good work!

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