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A rendering of the Atherton Hotel Renovation

The Atherton Hotel 2015

The Ranchers Club Remains Open During Atherton Hotel Renovation


(STILLWATER, Okla., August 8, 2014) — While Oklahoma State University’s historic Atherton Hotel undergoes a large-scale renovation with a projected reopening in the fall of 2015, the hotel’s celebrated restaurant, The Ranchers Club, continues to do business as usual, serving fine dining to the OSU campus and Stillwater community.

Although visitors to The Ranchers Club will find the Atherton Hotel entrance currently unavailable due to construction, the restaurant can be easily accessed through the southwest entrance of the Student Union located just past the fountain in the Price Family Gardens.

The Ranchers Club serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with restaurant hours extended on football game days. Outdoor dining on the patio is available.

The Atherton Hotel closed on May 17 for much needed infrastructure upgrades, with the replacement of the original 1950 plumbing and electrical wiring being points of focus. A 30 foot South Tower addition (on the south end of the hotel) will feature a spacious new elevator, additional stairs and a relocated main entrance with drive-up access, providing greater convenience to hotel guests.

Along with the new hotel entrance, the lobby and front desk will also move to the South Tower addition, while the current lobby space will be transformed into a lounge to be operated by The Ranchers Club. The restaurant’s always popular outdoor patio will be extended to provide more garden-side seating to Ranchers Club and lounge patrons.

With an expansive new room layout planned, the Atherton’s 81 guest rooms will merge into 67 as walls are moved and hallways modified to increase many of the guest rooms and bathrooms in size. The Atherton Hotel will offer guests the latest in comfortable features and amenities, while the architecture and decor will continue to reflect OSU’s signature Georgian style.

To see news, videos and pictures on the progress of the hotel renovation, follow The Atherton Hotel at OSU on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow The Ranchers Club Facebook and Twitter or visit theranchersclub.com to discover their daily specials and keep track of restaurant updates.



The Atherton Hotel at OSU is a delightful full-service historic, boutique hotel tucked into the hub of Oklahoma State University’s vibrant campus. Classic Georgian architecture is reflected throughout the hotel with elegant detail. The Atherton’s beautifully appointed accommodations, thoughtful amenities and attentive staff help ensure that our guests’ visits are memorable, relaxing ones.  Not to be missed: The Ranchers Club, where dining becomes a culinary experience.

Linked with OSU’s famed campus Student Union, the hotel has been the gathering place for visitors, dignitaries, alumni and families since 1950. The Atherton’s location – overlooking OSU’s picturesque Formal Gardens and Theta Pond – allows hotel guests to quickly move from blissful tranquility into the rhythm that makes the surrounding campus exciting and inspiring.

Hotel Features

  • Parking in Student Union Parking Garage*
  • Meeting and event spaces; audio visual equipment
  • Meeting, wedding and event planning
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Business services: copying, FAX
  • In-house fitness center
  • Vending and ice machines
  • Concierge and bellman services
  • Gifts shops, hair salons, post office, food court and ATMs in the adjoining Student Union

* Parking is $10.00 per 24-hour period. Guests may add the fee to their room-charges folio.