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OSU Football Season Is Quickly Approaching

Though September is the last official month of summer, there’s one thing we can all look forward to at Oklahoma State University here in Stillwater: the start of a new year for football. The season ki
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This Father’s Day, Pay Homage to Your Alma Mater

Alumni love staying at our historic Georgian property, as we’re located in the heart of OSU, steps away from countless memories, hallowed halls, and a lively college experience. For dads staying with
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Stillwater Pays Tribute to an Ancient Sport at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

When you think of Stillwater, what’s the first sport that comes to mind? If you said football, then you have a pretty good idea of what gets us excited here at OSU. But did you also know that our town
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Cool Off With An Iron Monk Brew

As the weather warms this spring, make your way to one of the Atherton at OSU restaurants to cool off with a local beer!


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Reserve Your Room for Spring Graduation

Spring graduation at Oklahoma State University is just a couple of months away, and The Atherton Hotel is offering the ultimate comfort and convenience with guest rooms located right on campus. Book your room for two nights or more and enjoy sophisticated service with boutique amenities during a monumental family weekend.


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Indulge in Cowboy Comforts at The Ranchers Club

From juicy steaks and whiskey cocktails to curated charcuterie boards, The Ranchers Club at The Atherton Hotel features dishes that showcase ranch-chic flavors and rustic elegance in an atmosphere of gracious hospitality. Whether you stop in for the breakfast buffet, a power lunch, or a nightcap before bed, The Ranchers Club is the ultimate go-to for one-of-a-kind dining in Stillwater.


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Art is Back in Motion at the Modella

The Modella Art Gallery, located just five minutes from the Atherton Hotel at OSU, aims to enhance "appreciation and understanding of art through direct contact with original works of art." This philosophy has most recently extended to creative movement and dance when the gallery presented its first dance lab of the year with a local dance company, Wildly Brave.


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Stillwater Lights The Way to the Holidays

The OSU class of 2020 has graduated and families are reuniting for this special time of year. As we look forward to 2021, America’s Friendliest College Town is at hard work brightening up the holidays and ending 2020 on a festive note. Now through January 10, 2021, Stillwater is hosting a variety of holiday events for all ages, inviting everyone to get into the holiday spirit.


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Ranchers Club Thanksgiving To-Go


This Thanksgiving, celebrate with friends and family at The Atherton Hotel. The Ranchers Club Thanksgiving to-go is an excuse to kick back and take it easy this holiday.


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A Fall Special Just For You

Fall is the perfect time of year to witness the natural beauty of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The sun glistens off the surface of Lake McMurty, the air is perfumed with the clean aroma of trees, and The Atherton Hotel is offering the best rates guests have seen in years.


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A Walk in the Park

If you’re looking for a brief respite into nature, look no further than Lake McMurtry Park, located about twenty minutes from the Atherton Hotel. Known as "Frontier Country’s Best Kept Secret," the park features over twenty-eight miles of multi-use trails for hiking and biking, along with two full-sized disc-golf courses, kayak rentals for visitors to paddle out onto the lake, and fishing docks.


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Cool Off This Summer at Boomer Lake

Within the city of Stillwater, Oklahoma is a summertime favorite for locals and visitors alike: Boomer Lake. Roughly two and a half miles away from the Atherton Hotel, the lake was created as a reservoir by damming Stillwater Creek. Covering 251 scenic acres, Boomer Lake is a renowned area for outdoor fun and recreation.


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The Wonders of Wildlife at Lost Creek Safari, LLC

For those seeking a day of adventure, there’s no better destination than Lost Creek Safari, LLC. Located just 10 minutes away from Oklahoma State University, this USDA-certified exotic animal park boasts a wide range of exciting wildlife for visitors to meet. Come for the day and see the likes of exotic mammals, beautiful birds, and more.


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A Brief History of Red Dirt Music

Stillwater, Oklahoma is a one-of-a-kind historic college town. The spirit of the American Midwest is alive and well here, and a captivating way to experience it is in the tradition of Red Dirt music.


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Our Historic Guest List

Have you ever wondered about the rich history of The Hospitality Hub of Oklahoma State University? The historic Atherton Hotel at OSU is brimming with modern-day services, state-of-the-art amenities, and many spirited Cowboys fans. But before it came to be what it is today, many famous guests have made our hotel their Stillwater home.


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Atherton's Botanical Bliss

Spring break is inching closer, and guests from all over will be heading to Stillwater to accompany their friends and family at OSU. With the brisk, spring air rolling in, a trip to The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State is a guaranteed delight. 


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OSU’s February Film Festival Series

With winter chills still lingering in Stillwater, whats’s cozier then picking up some hot chocolate and heading to the student union for a free movie? Throughout February, OSU Allied Arts presents a film festival series including four incredible films that have been presented at multiple film festivals, gaining high recognition. 


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Back to the Books

After weeks of endless amounts of food and eggnog, reality kicks in once that December 31st ball drops and we’re back to the beginning of the year. Decompressing and recharging during the holidays is vital, but school is back in session here in Stillwater. 


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Holiday Fun For All

Finals are over and families are reuniting—the holiday season is here and The Atherton Hotel has a little something for everyone. Join us on December 16th for a joyous evening of Milk and Cookies with Santa. Starting at 5:30 pm, parents can bring their little ones for snacks and snag a pic with jolly old Saint Nick!


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A Night at McKnight

Taking a break from tailgates? Want to fulfill your thespian desires? While staying at the Atherton Hotel at OSU, you’re just a 2-minute walk from the McKnight Center for Performing Arts, where you can enjoy shows ranging from orchestral concerts to musical theater.


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Spooks and Sports in Stillwater This October

If you’re in town at the end of October, get ready for some rowdy college football and frightening festivities—all in shades of orange and black! The OSU Cowboys season is heating up with
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Cheer on Your Cowboys as Football Season Heats Up!

September brings cooler temperatures and thrilling weekends with the start of Oklahoma State’s football season. Cheer on the cowboys as they square off against rival teams, including the Tulsa G
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Get Familiar with the History of Stillwater

While you’re staying at the Atherton, it’s worth getting to know the historic city of Stillwater that we call home. In addition to your walks around beautiful the OSU campus and weekend ex
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O-State Alumni, Revisit Your College Memories This May

For the first of many years to come, the School of Global Studies and Partnerships and the OSU Alumni Association are pairing up to host an international meet-up for Oklahoma State alumni. This year&r
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Engage Your Artistic Side at The 42nd Annual Stillwater Arts Festival

April is the month when spring is in full swing, flowers begin to bloom and creativity blossoms with it. Artists from all around the Stillwater community will come together in historic downtown for a
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It’s the Best Time of Year, Spring Break

What better time to visit Oklahoma State’s beautiful campus than when the students are away? During the week of March 18th, the university becomes a visitor’s playground with easy access t
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Don’t Miss This Years Hall of Famers

Each year, several alumni and former students of Oklahoma State University are honored for their outstanding lifetime achievements with their induction into the OSU Hall of Fame. This honor, considere
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Meet Some Real Cowboys At This Month’s Stock Shows

Ever been to a stock show? Well here’s your chance! On January 19th & 20th, OSU’s Block and Bridle will host their Winter Bonanza. Stockmen from across the state will gather to showcas
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Put Your Arts & Crafts Skills to the Test at The Prairie Arts Center

Through the month of December, the Prairie Arts Center is offering various art classes centered around the holidays.


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The Ranchers Club

The Ranchers Club

Rich hardwoods, soft leather seating and beautiful original artwork of Oklahoma and Texas ranches define the comfortable elegance of The Ranchers Club.

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our history

Our history

Dubbed the “Waldorf of the West” when it opened in 1950, the Atherton at OSU was the first purpose-built hotel located in a university Student Union.

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Campus

Campus

With picturesque landscaping and Georgian architecture prominent throughout its 700 acres, OSU is one of the most beautiful campuses in the region.

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Where Old-School Service
Meets World-Class Style