Governor Anoatubby Cuts Ribbon on Retreat and Conference Center

Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center gave new life to the facility built in 1994 as a health improvement resort.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by dozens of tribal citizens, leaders and community members for Dec. 19 ceremonies opening the center located in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in Murray County.

Perched on an ancient mountain along the shores of Arbuckle Lake, the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center offers the perfect getaway for groups looking for a secluded, pristine setting to host their next event or group getaway.

The Chickasaw Nation recently purchased and completely renovated the facility into a destination for group gatherings.

“This ribbon cutting represents another exciting new development in Murray County,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “We believe this facility will offer an inviting atmosphere which will help visitors feel at home here in Chickasaw Country.”

With sweeping panoramic views of surrounding hills, sparkling blue waters and lush greenery, the Chickasaw Retreat is ideal for hosting parties, business retreats, family reunions, weddings, and receptions.

“This center is part of our effort to develop new tourism venues and help promote economic development in this area,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “We believe the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center provides an ideal destination for work, play, rest and relaxation.”

Located on 1,750 acres in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, the retreat center is a great place for group outings, business conferences, corporate retreats or company parties.

The conference meeting space includes: a 125- seat indoor amphitheater, an executive board room, a great room with a luxury lounge and dance floor, and a full conference area with three break-out rooms and hospitality centers. Each meeting room is equipped with state-of-the art technology.

A full-service wellness center and spa, with indoor and outdoor walking tracks, cutting-edge fitness equipment, a large heated pool, hot tub, manicure and pedicure services and private massage therapy rooms are also features of the property.

The gourmet restaurant seats up to 75 guests and has a buffet area, private dining room and a separate lounge. Banquet catering service is also available.

From standard rooms to executive suites, the Chickasaw Retreat offers an array of accommodations. All 43 rooms are equipped with modern conveniences as well as luxurious accommodations.

The retreat and conference center is conveniently located near other Chickasaw Country destinations in the area such as Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Bedré Fine Chocolate, Turner Falls Park and the Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa. Retreat guests can easily explore scenic sites and iconic attractions around the area during their stay.

The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center is located at 4205 Goddard Youth Camp Road, Sulphur, Okla.  For more information or to book group reservations at the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center, please call 580-993-2327 or toll free at 1-855-899-8260. To book corporate accommodations, please contact 1-800-622-6317. Visit for more information.


  • Indoor/Outdoor event space
  • Business centers
  • Conference amphitheater – Seats 125
  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • Onsite spa facility
  • Onsite catering service
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • 39 standard room and 4 suites