The team at The Bat Cave was superb! No issues at all with the stay, and Mike and Skylar were very accommodating. They respond quickly with any concerns or questions that arise. The housekeeper kept the house very well maintained. The Crashpad itself was a very nice home with plenty of space for the housemates to study, hang out, and relax during their time in Altus. All in all, I had an excellent experience and would recommend to anyone looking forward to staying here!
The Bat Caves are definitely one of the best crash pads that you can stay at while in Altus. They are some of the most well equipped crash pads in Altus. Also, enough cannot be said about Mike and Skylar. They are very responsive and accommodating and able to work with you throughout your stay at Altus in order to make sure that you have a place to get into ASAP. See y’all again for my next Altus trip!
This is my second time staying with The Bat Cave- first time at Bat Cave II. As with my first stay, everything went smoothly and they provide everything you need (except food, obviously). Crystal is still with them after all these years and does a great job cleaning and managing the property. Come to find out, after talking with other people staying in different crashpads, that house cleaning is a rarity and The Bat Cave is lucky to have one! These guys have a great holiday break policy as well! I will definitely be giving them a shout when it comes time for IP school!
The Bat Cave is a wonderful place to stay during your time at Altus. Mike is a huge help to make sure you get settled in accordingly and consistently checks up on you to make sure everything is squared away. Crash pad had all amenities you could ask for. Would easily recommend this crash pad to anyone.
The Bat Cave was absolutely perfect for my 6 month long initial qual at Altus. The kitchen had modern appliances that served nicely for meals. The house also came equipped with a poker table that was put to good use. TV and WiFi also worked very well to relax when I was not busy with training. The crash pad owners Mike and Skylar are very responsive and will help you with any questions or concerns you have throughout your stay. Crystal, the house cleaning lady, was also very sweet and willing to go the extra mile to make your stay feel even more like home. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
The Bat Cave is an awesome crash pad to live in. Mike and Skylar are easy to get ahold of if there are any issues and respond quickly. Crystal does a great job keeping the house and your room clean every week and is always available to stop by if you run low on supplies. Would highly recommend staying here!
Crème de la crème. Staying at The Bat Cave is choice - you will not be disappointed! These homes have everything that you need for your one to five month stay. Like their slogan, “The difference is in the details, beyond nailed that. Top-tier beds, 55” TVs with cable, desks and attached bathrooms in each room. Weekly cleaning service. Spacious living room with comfortable couches and a 64” TV! The decor throughout the house makes it feel like you’re staying at a Marriott Autograph collection hotel - swanky! Did I mention you receive a welcome gift too?! Mike and Skyler were quick to respond and accommodating to your specific situation. Best costumer service at Altus. You can’t beat the quality of life these guys give while in training. No other place I'll stay on my next trip to Altus America.
The Bat Cave has everything you need and more! I had a comfortable stay at a clean house; the neighborhood was peaceful, the place was well taken care of, and the owners were very responsive and attentive to detail. I'd recommend The Bat Cave to anyone with an extended stay in Altus.
12·07·2020 | Altus, OK
Awesome place to stay! House was built from the ground up as crashpad and is located in a quiet neighborhood away from the city. It’s very spacious and each room has its own designated pantry shelf, garage storage, and refrigerator space. The bedroom was large with a comfortable bed, study space, and independent temperature control. Most importantly, each tenant has their own bathroom! The owners were amazing to work with and genuinely try to make your experience as relaxing and carefree as possible. They were extremely accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in Altus!
11·14·2020 | Altus, OK
If you're looking for a crash pad in Altus, The Bat Cave should be at the top of your list. From my very first email to when I walked out the door to head home, Mike and Skylar were always easy to reach and genuinely wanted to ensure my stay was perfect. The bedroom has its own TV and bathroom. The bed is very comfortable and the fully stocked kitchen was a lifesaver in the age of Covid. I'm looking forward to staying with The Bat Cave family for all of my trips to Altus in the future!
6·09·2020 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave is the ultimate crash pad in Altus, OK. Weekly cleaning service and great people to room with. Ultimate entertainment space with more amenities than my actual home. Not to mention the ease of billing and customer service from owners Mike and Skylar. 10/10 would recommend.
7·23·2019 | Altus, OK
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bat Cave IV. Run by great guys, great customer service and quick communication between the owners and the property manager. Streamlined check-in and check-out process. Highly recommend staying here and would look forward to staying here again, 10/10!
6·29·2019 | Altus, OK
Staying at the Bat Caves was easy, streamlined, and extremely luxurious. I stayed at BC IV and it was perfect in every aspect. There was quiet privacy within each residents' bedroom, yet a fun and easygoing social atmosphere in the spacious living room and kitchen. I became great friends with all 5 of my roommates. The property owners were always reachable via text, email, and phone at a moment's notice, and it felt great to know I could count on them for anything from TDY and DTS advice to adding incredible amenities that allowed me to focus better on training. All flyers at Altus know about The Bat Caves because the quality of all the properties and the experience that comes with them is unmatched.
5·03·2019 | Altus, OK
I read other reviews and wasn't sure how much to believe. Well you can pretty much expect the best. Their attention to detail is noticeable, and their availability to fix problems that arise is second to none. You'll always get an answer within an hour, and a fix to the problem as soon as possible. BC IV is where I stayed, and it allowed for a nice group setting to go through training with similar folks, yet still provided opportunity for peace and quiet to do your own thing. An additional plus of the brand new BC IV, is it being located a little north of town. Still less than 10 minutes to get to base/town, but with a nice open field in the back yard, and few neighbors, that only added to the experience.
4·17·2019 | Altus, OK
Simply the best! Better than all the rest! Well furnished home away from home with everything you need, and then some. Service and communication wins the day, hands down, and that says a lot considering the accommodations are spectacular. The rare occasion that there was an issue in 5 months, it was addressed immediately.
2·24·2019 | Altus, OK
Without a doubt this is the most desired and sought-after place to stay in Altus. The Bat Cave's are the most well-kept, serviced and accommodating crash pads. The management/ownership is always easy to get ahold of, and they address issues without delay. BC III has large rooms, new furnishings, is in excellent shape, and has a common area with which is well set-up for entertaining and cooking. The BC III master is about the size apartment itself. Certainly call ahead to get onto the list. There is no better place to stay in Altus!
2·03·2019 | Altus, OK
I’ve been through Altus five times now, and The Bat Cave by far offers the best experience of any accommodation in town. BC III is very well appointed, offering all the amenities you would find at at home, and then some. NFL Sunday Ticket, BBQ, kegerator, and 72 inch TV made for some fantastic weekends with the bros. Mike and Skylar were great, fantastic hosts with rapid responses when something needed to be taken care of. If you’re slated to head to Altus for training, The Bat Cave should be the first item on your TDY checklist.
9·26·2018 | Altus, OK
Pretty much brand new houses, clean and updated living conditions with plenty of room and natural light with a staff that really cares. The best part of The Bat Cave is the customer service. Crystal comes once a week and gives the place a thorough cleaning which keeps the place well maintained. The washer broke while we were there, we e-mailed Mike and Skylar and a replacement showed up 2 hours later. That was faster than I could have gone to the store and got one. Simply amazing. All of our interactions with them were that smooth and quick.
7·30·2018 | Altus, OK
My experience with Mike, Skylar, and Crystal in BCIII echoes what others have been saying prior. House and amenities are top notch and Crystal's weekly services ensure a cleanly environment and any maintenance issues are resolved quickly. Conveniently located in between the base and the town of Altus. The layout of the house is such that even with 5 total rooms, no one ever feels cramped. When I come back for more upgrade training The Bat Cave will be my first call.
6·01·2018 | Altus, OK
Better than a hotel, it was a home away from home for my time at Altus AFB. Mike and Skylar (landlords) are easy to work with. Crystal, Linda and the rest of the cleaning and maintenance crew are amazing and so friendly. When I have to come back for my next round of training I will use The Bat Cave.
3·09·2018 | Altus, OK
I was in BCII for my time in Altus and it could not have been more of a pleasure. From the extremely personable landlords to the top of the line shuffle board table, BCII makes you feel like you never left home. I loved my time staying there and would 1000% recommend to anyone coming down to "vacation" in beautiful Altus.
12·06·2017 | Altus, OK
If you were to combine the comforts of home with the ease and convenience of an AirBnB you would get The Bat Caves. In fact, my experience would put the The Bat Caves above home when it comes to amenities & overall experience. Whether it's the poker table sitting next to the cigar/drink bar, or enjoying some NFL on the big screen in the living room after several games of shuffleboard and Xbox - The Bat Caves have it all.
I stayed in the newest house (Bat Cave III) and was blown away by the modern interior that was very open and made a big house seem bigger, even with other roommates. Altus is not a large town by any means, so the list of things-you-can-do-when-bored is fairly limited within the town limits - but The Bat Caves mitigate those 1st world problems with 1st world comforts. Fast internet Wi-Fi, Bluetooth sound bar system (living room), NFL Sunday Ticket, Xbox, outdoor grill, Keurig, list goes on.
I was in the master bedroom - pretty much an apartment within BCIII. Highlight for that in particular was the fact that I had a Jacuzzi bathtub (which I never used) along with a walk-in closet, a standalone shower and toilet topped off with two sinks on a large vanity.
If I came back to Altus, The Bat Caves would be my go-to. Thank you Mike & Skylar for being such great hosts!
8·29·2017 | Altus, OK
Hands down the best crash pad you can stay in. During training, it makes a world of difference when you have a quiet house with nice amenities that you can come home to after a long day. The Bat Caves absolutely knock this out of the park and is very close to base so commute is not at all a concern. Mike, Skylar, and Crystal are incredibly helpful and professional, I have never had a single problem getting a quick response from any of them. I would absolutely stay here again.
6·26·2017 | Stockbridge, GA
There's a waiting list to get into these crash pads for a reason. My stay has been exactly what I was looking for and Mike and Skylar have gone out of their way to accommodate everything that I've needed and then some. Bluetooth speakers for music, well equipped welcoming space after a long day, gaming and unlimited channels on the television, and a nice grill for kicking back on the patio. Hope I can stay here again on my next trip back to Altus!
4·21·2017 | Altus, OK
Without a doubt the best crash pad in town. Very close to base and an easy drive to town. Plenty of space to lounge around and relax. Owners are quick to get back to you with questions/issues. Huge entertainment area and shuffle board table. Kitchen has everything you could need. Housekeepers are very kind and accommodating. Felt very safe and welcome. Overall a wonderful pad if you can snag it!
2·02·2017 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave is the best place to stay during your Altus deployment. They know how to take care of you, and the accommodations are top notch. If there is ever a problem or anything needed fixing, it's done promptly and with satisfaction. Every appliance and fixture is top of the line. You have every TV channel at your fingertip. I will not stay anywhere but a Bat Cave.
9·15·2016 | Altus, OK
I stayed in Bat Cave III, which is the newest property. Mike, Skylar, and Crystal were very easy to work with. I was in a hotel for the first month and having a house for the last three was a total game changer, especially one this nice. Would absolutely recommend, and I hope they have openings the next time I'm in Altus.
8·20·2016 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave has been nothing but an awesome experience. The owners are pilots that understand the training environment and strive to make the crashpad the best part about Altus- and they do! They are the most responsive landlords that I've ever had and they truly care about making your stay painless. The amenities are all modern and well maintained. IT doesn't feel like you're just renting a room at all! I'll definitely be back the next time I come through Altus...and the next...
7·31·2016 | Altus, OK
What can be said that hasn't already been said? The Bat Cave is top class, bar none. Mike and Skylar have set an almost unreachable standard when it comes to amenities and accommodations. These gentlemen are the finest caliber of people, and ensure not just one guest, but all guests have the best stay possible. High speed internet, well kept rooms, comfortable leather chairs and couches, even better beds, great appliances, plenty of storage space, 7 minute commute to base, the list goes on and on. The house itself is decorated phenomenally, and no detail has been overlooked, but what really makes The Bat Cave what it is, is the lengths that Mike, Skylar, and Crystal (The sweetest and most hard working lady ever) will go to, to ensure that your needs are met and your stay is not just pleasant, but fun and productive as well. Simply put, I felt like I was at home, not on TDY. 10/10 would recommend, and will be returning for my stays at Altus. If you happen to get orders to Altus, and you intend to stay off base, The Bat Cave should be the first choice that comes to mind.
4·26·2016 | Altus, OK
I cannot say enough great things about The Bat Cave. If you're at all hesitating on where to stay while you're TDY at Altus, don't. You simply cannot go wrong by e-mailing Mike and Skylar and getting yourself a room. From extremely well furnished houses, to the amazing support they provide - and almost instant replies when you e-mail them.... it's unbelievable. The work they put into making sure your stay is amazing is pretty easy to overlook - but very obvious when you visit your buddies place's around Altus and realize how good you truly have it. I told Mike and Skylar that I'm avoiding writing this review because more people will want to stay here and then I won't be able to get a spot, but jokes aside - you're making a mistake by not staying here. There's a reason everyone that goes to Altus knows the name The Bat Cave... Mike and Skylar have created a brand name that, regardless of which house you stay in, you'll know that you're going to be extremely well taken care of.
4·18·2016 | Milwaukee, WI
Being asked to write a review of The Bat Caves is akin to being asked to recreate Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. You just stare at in awe, think about where you would even begin, stare some more... and give up. I gave up almost a month ago to the day when I moved out of my home of six months and have since been burning circles in the sky asking myself... how the hell do you write a review on this place and actually put it into words?! There is really only one direction to go with it... Before Moving to Altus Checklist...
1. Badass Landlords - Engage
Mike and Skylar will go above and beyond to make sure everything from billing to everyday needs are taken care of. They will even show up every now and then with a fresh shipment of steaks, a closet full of T-Shirts and some Bat Cave swag that is the most sought after stuff in Altus. (People actually started a bidding war over Bat Cave Shirts).
2. Altus - Disengage
Who gets excited about going to Altus? Stop... the answer is no one. That would be like saying you're excited for your next run to the Deid. But honestly, I would go for six months out of every year if I got to stay in The Caves (slang term used by everyone in Altus to describe the only good place to hang out in town). Everyone who enters The Cave is guaranteed to be a bro. And I'm not talking today's new Air Force bro who wears mirrored shades and worries about hair cuts and uniform regs. I'm talking Robin Olds mustache rocking, whiskey drinking, sleeves rolled, zipper hanging on for dear life bros. Nuff said.
3. Throttles - Max
Don't expect to move into The Cave and live with a bunch of hermits. You go to work to throttle back. That is to say... there is always a good time to be had and people to have them with. 3am (in the morning) runs to F-Ship... on a weekend... that's child's play. On a random Tuesday night... now we're talking.
4. Cleaning - Checked on, lights out
Between vacationing at work and working while at The Cave's, the last thing you want to worry about is cleaning. And you don't have to, because Crystal and her crew arrive promptly every Tuesday to make the house look brand new and clean everything you can thing of. First class service.
5. Adulting - Test in progress
Adulting is never recommended in The Caves, but when it is required you'll find a network of people with endless amounts of knowledge, help and gouge. When it's actually time to make shit happen, you can count on a quiet, helpful and respectful house to get work done. This happened about twice in six months! Minimal adulting at all times.
6. Victory - Clear
If your goal is to get in and out of Altus unscathed and meet plenty of solid people... victory is in site. Look nowhere else.
7. Environment - Loaded, checked and set
Being the old guard 135 guy walking into a house full of younger C-17 bros instantly added a couple more gray hairs to my head. But the truth is, I had the time of my life at Altus and won't stay anywhere else when I make it back there next time. Book early because availability is sure to be tight, but rest assured Mike and Skylar will do everything in their power to make your transition smooth and painless.
Moving to Altus Checklist - Complete
Until next time - Lambo out
4·04·2016 | Hanover, NH
How great is The Bat Cave..? It's not great... It's FANTASTIC! You totally undersold it. The pageantry, the costumes, wow what a crash pad.
Where can I possibly begin... I'll split it into some categories using the LAI acronym; 3-3 tech-cedure only:
Location: With it's close proximity to such Altus night life hot spots as the Friendship Inn (at various times of neon functionality it can also be seen as the Fiendship Inn or the F Ship), Fred's Steakhouse, Jersey Mikes, and Wal Mart, I could hardly find a time to sleep! From leaving The Cave to walking in the C17 simulators briefing room The Bat Cave lies at roughly 10 minutes 44 seconds.. repeating of course (I can't speak to the 135s, but legend has it it's been done sub 10).
Amenities: The Cave offers a one of a kind experience (technically two of a kind but.. semantics). 5 bedrooms, 5 pilots, 3 bathrooms, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, 12 windows, 2 car garage with a 1 car backup garage, 3 exterior doors, 5 sinks, 1 awesome weekly cleaner, and 4 walls.. I could go all day but nuff said. Debauchery level 12.
Implications: When you say you live or lived in The Bat Cave people know what kind of person you are right off the... bat. Only the best. I f you are lucky enough to secure a spot in The Cave you will be joining a fraternity of intellectuals. A house of learned pilots.
That will be all for now; you are free to go.
3·18·2016 | Cypress, TX
The Bat Cave is THE #1 place to stay in Altus if you are ever here for TDY hands down. Anyone that tells you otherwise should be admitted into a psychiatric ward. The last thing you want to do in training is come home to a stressful environment after a stressful day right? The Cave is a prime place to set up you stress free zone. If you have any suggestions on how to better improve your experience here the owners are only an email/text away with a response time of about 2-3 minutes I'd say that's some great customer service. Whether you want to kick back and watch the UFC fight with the bros, grill up some top of the line beef, or even do an crazy hard puzzle, this place has everything you would want or need. If it doesn't shoot the owner a text and they will see about getting it here for you. The wonderful Crystal does a phenomenal job keeping The Cave clean and in working order she should have a statue erected in her honor. They've gone above and far beyond my expectations of a crash pad, replacing older equipment in the house before it broke down or just because there is a better version out there. All I know is when I come back to the hustle and bustle of Altus these guys will be getting a call first.
2·06·2016 | Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
I won't try to persuade you to stay at The Bat Cave with my outrageous tales or clever little monologues, but instead I will just tell you that this is the highest caliber crashpad in the area. I visited several other crashpads where I had friends and classmates staying, and The Bat Cave was easily the nicest one. Checking in was a breeze, my receipts for the stay were timely, and I had no problems at all when I filed my voucher. The house was kept spotless with their cleaning service the entire time I was there. The bed was amazingly comfortable and like everything else in the house, these guys spared no expense in comfort and high end finishes. I also have to compliment them on screening anyone that was going to be less than a high quality roommate. Everyone got along fine, no problems with getting rest before flights, and we all had a good time hanging out there on the weekends.
Perhaps what sets The Bat Cave apart the most is the level of service. Even the smallest problem was immediately addressed and fixed. We even got surprise presents showing up like every other week. One day a bluetooth garage opener was sent for all of our phones, and another week, an xbox one magically appeared in the main living room.
This place made my stay in Altus not just bearable, but it was actually enjoyable. Make sure it's your first option when you pass through here.
1·04·2016 | Charleston, SC
As I look back on my stint at the Bat Cave the only comparison I can make to give this experience the recognition it deserves is to a bachelor party in Las Vegas. The only differences are you're there for three months instead of three days and you'll walk away with that cold, hard TDY cash instead of just a sunburn and a hangover. It doesn't matter if you're there for C-17 PIQ training or you're some crusty 31 year-old KC-135 pilot wanna-be (Jay), you'll bond with whoever is in the house and spark a friendship that will last for the rest of your career. And who knows, one of the guys may end up even marrying your sister...oh wait, that already happened. In all seriousness Mike and Skylar were awesome landlords and always waiting in the whims to fix the next crisis, no matter how big or small. While I was there I heard from buddies that other crashpads were having trouble with their maids not showing up, but never Crystal. She was always very punctual and respectful of your space and left the place looking spotless. First thing I'm going to do when I get my TDY orders to go back to Altus is give Mike and Skylar a call to book a room at the Bat Cave because I couldn't have imagined a better experience.
10·20·2015 | Chesapeake, VA
This is the true story of five strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives...rock.
The Bat Cave flat out rocks. You get your own private room, queen sized bed, and TV with every channel you could ever want. The living room has a huge TV perfect for watching football o your weekends. The kitchen has a huge fridge so no worries about sharing space with others and the people you live with are great to hang out with plus you get inside knowlege about the program and what lies ahead from everyone. The weekly maid service will be greatly missed and the owners are the most responsive and helpful landlords I've ever had. They must check their phones and emails every 6 to 9 minutes because we never had a problem or questions that went ignored. Excellent overall.
9·20·2015 | Air Force Academy, CO
Absolutely awesome experience with both of The Bat Caves and would recommend getting your reservations in with them early because the service they provide surpasses all that I've seen.
The houses: I've stayed in both and they are both in great shape and set up for a great time to both relax and get together with other friends who love Altus as much as you do. Cleaning lady comes once a week and does a great job, cleans the whole house, and cleans your sheets/makes your bed.
The owners: Plainly; incredible service and communication. They worked with me to book a Bat Cave with two other buddies of mine and made all of the arrangements for me, it was completely painless getting there and moving in, no work required on your part. Also, their communication is incredible, I don't know how often they check their email, but it must be at least 17,000 times a day because any time we needed something they responded within an hour and the answer was always yes. We requested a few things while we were here and the guys always came through and got us whatever we wanted/needed immediately.
Stay here, just do it, it's the only crash pad where you're not just staying at a house, you're joining a club.
7·20·2015 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave really has something going for it. Between the weekly maid service and all you can ask for Direct TV packages, it doesn't get much better in Altus! These guys really make it so that you don't have to worry about anything except for your training. The rooms are a good size and they have extra storage space which is nice if you're doing a full DITY. I will definitely be giving these guys a ring for when I have to come back!
6·03·2015 | Altus, OK
If you are TDY at Altus AFB, this is a no-brainer. Comfort during your training is very important, and The Bat Cave will provide that for you. There are services in life that you use solely for the peace of mind, include The Bat Cave in that category. The houses are top quality, amenities are above and beyond, they feel like homes, at no extra cost to you. It's a win-win. Don't settle for anything less. When I head back to Altus, you can find me at The Bat Cave.
3·27·2015 | Vacaville, CA
For all the bad things about being in Altus, OK, The Bat Cave is not one of them. Mike and Skylar are excellent landlords who will cater to your every need. Between the weekly maid service and big screen TV it's a far cry from base lodging. Make your stay at Altus bearable and stay at one of two awesome houses!
3·10·2015 | Magnolia, DE
The Bat Cave was definitely at the upper end and possible the best crash pad to stay with during Altus training. The house was very nice and had everything we needed. The best part to me was how attentive the owners are. Questions or needs are responded to with essentially no wait. For example, every time I paid for a propane refill or something else for the house, I would email the receipt to Mike and Skylar and they would transfer the money into my bank account within about 30 minutes. I have several friends that stayed in other crash pads that had a much worse experience dealing with stuff like that. Anyways, the Bat Cave really had its perks and I would definitely stay there again. Thanks to Mike and Skylar for the great experience during my training!
2·09·2015 | Bellbrook, OH
When you first hear that you will be spending a few months in the great city of Altus you probably wont be too excited, but there is hope! That is of course if you choose to live in one of the fine Bat Caves. After living in the Deer Run Bat Cave for four months I have nothing but praise. The house was very nice, which includes the furniture, bedrooms, and the kitchen. Crystal the maid is always nice and professional. She always does a great job. Whenever there was even the tiniest of issues the owners (Mike and Skylar) would make every effort to fix the issue in the timeliest of manner. I have heard stories from other people living in crash pads and never was I in doubt of my decision to live in the Bat Cave. It is the nicest place in town.
2·06·2015 | Columbus, MS
Hands down your #1 choice for the top ranked luxury resort location of Altus! The owners are not only hilarious and very personable, but they are legitimately the most professional landlords you will ever interact with. The Bat Cave is constantly working to improve your stay and by doing such, will make your quality of life better than it was back home. You'll meet great dudes and enjoy bro-ing out with new friends playing corn-hole, ping-pong, constantly beating Gabe Miranda in Madden, or having a 'Bat Cave' exclusive poker night. Mike and Skylar's interior decorating skills are the marks of true renaissance men. The Bat Cave has been called the Sistine Chapel of crash pads in Altus and I fully stand by such conservative claims. Everyone's room is more than large enough and accommodations are exceptionally debonair. Your swagger will exponentially increase. The Bat Cave is the real deal and a genuine pleasure to stay at. I am actually going to miss Altus because of the Bat Cave. I couldn't have imagined staying anywhere else.
12·15·2014 | Altus, OK
I spent 6 months in beautiful Altus, and staying at The Bat Cave made what I thought would be a miserable time into an absolute blast. Both Mike and Skylar (the owners) were very accommodating in the setup and in the transactions. They respond quickly and efficiently to both emails and texts and even made a personal visit to see if there was anything we needed. There is no tomfoolery with these guys, they will do anything they can to make sure that your stay here is the best part of Altus.
The room accommodations were very nice and they had plenty of space for you and any extra "stuff" you might have brought along. Privacy was never an issue and you always had a place to study or to get wild, with the latter being being reserved for Wednesday nights. The house has a warm and friendly feel to it, and every single person that I have seen come through this place has become good friends with every other roommate.
The maid service was fantastic and kept the house looking clean and in SAMI order. You'll never have to worry about messy roommates while you're here. Additionally, all the "normal" house stuff was taken care of (paper towels, dish soap, etc.)
In all, I was actually sad to leave this place as life had never been so easy as it was living there. The Bat Cave was a very enjoyable experience and I would stay there again in a heartbeat if and when I go back to Altus.
11·03·2014 | Altus, OK
This is the only name in the game when it comes down to it. The owners care about you and will handle all problems promptly, they supply everything you could dream of and have a maid that will keep the place extremely clean. There's really no acceptable reason to stay anywhere else.
I can't say enough about how satisfied I was with my stay at The Bat Cave. An excellent atmosphere with all the amenities you could need, located conveniently close to the base and just a short drive away from Scooters (Wednesday night is ladies night). I will absolutely be staying at The Bat Cave when I return to Altus by the sea.
I had a great experience at The Bat Cave. Played lots of FIFA, watched the World Cup, cooked my own meals, played ping-pong, partied, and of course got my studying done too. During the week it was quiet enough to give the roommates private space to study. It was a perfect balance between cool party place and study house where you can get to sleep without any issues. I really appreciated the weekly maid service and the fact that The Bat Cave provides a NINJA blender and everything else you may need for cooking so you don't have to eat Pick Up Taco everyday (as much as we all love it). The owners are very accommodating. They addressed lodging questions were very knowledgeable and available when needed. I can't say I'm excited to go back to Altus, but knowing I have a good spot to stay makes me feel better about it.
Paris. London. New York. Altus.... True to their word and a great place to stay! The owners are on top of their crash pad and are always looking for ways to make your stay the best it can be while in Altus. Comfortable and clean and beer flows like wine! It's a close drive to base and the gym. Within minutes of restaurants. If you want to have a great Altus experience, I highly recommend you stay at The Bat Cave!
The Bat Cave is a great place to stay in Altus, it makes your stay enjoyable despite being in Altus. The owners care alot about your comfort and are always willing to improve and accommodate in anyway they can. Atmosphere is great for both studying and having friends over. Highly recommend staying here, and I'm almost anxious to come back to Altus so I can stay at The Bat Cave again.
I stayed at Bat Cave IV and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Mike and Skylar are clear on communication, quick to respond and extremely helpful during the process. The house is wonderful, modern and kept very clean during your stay. It truly made living in Altus a pleasant experience while I was there for seven months. They did a great job of trying to pair me up with my buddies so that was nice as well. This crash pad is a little further out of the way than others, but the drive to base is quick and painless and it also makes it a little more private than others which I enjoyed thoroughly. I 10/10 recommend this place and will be looking to stay with them again if I return to Altus.
Mike and Skylar are responsive and hospitable owners, and between them and Crystal, I had a comfortable experience staying at The Bat Cave! Would recommend to anyone for stress free lodging off-base, and the amenities are top-notch.
I highly recommend The Bat Cave to anyone looking for a crashpad at Altus. Mike was an unbelievable host, and he was always willing to answer questions whenever I had them. The houses are beautiful and very well kept. In addition, I loved the design and new feel to them. I couldn’t think of a better place for great service and world-class comfort.
The Bat Cave continues to provide professional services with a comfortable, clean, living environment. A perfect balance for studying and relaxing for all students transitioning through Altus. 10/10 — enjoyable experience.
The Bat Cave team was awesome! They were always quick to respond with a primary focus of making sure you’re stay is enjoyable, stress free, and fun! 100% recommend if you’re passing through Altus!
The Bat Cave makes whatever Altus adventure you’re on so much better. BC IV was the perfect place to stay for my latest Altus trip. The location was quiet, house was well equipped, and the owners do an amazing job ensuring it’s a perfect stay.
Bat Cave IV was a great location and the hosts were very accomodating. Highly recommend them over anyone else. Newly built so everything was nicer than anything I lived in recently.
This was my 5th journey to the promised land of Altus and it was easily one of the best, largely due to the fact that I stayed at The Bat Cave. The house is very spacious and all of the appliances and furniture are next level. In addition to that, the two owners are on top of it! Whenever I needed anything in the house, the issue was resolved ASAP. My only regret was not staying at any of The Bat Caves sooner.
Best stay in Altus yet! Nice neighborhood, great amenities, and very responsive with any needs or issues. They made sure I got my own bathroom. The bedrooms are spacious and have enough spacing between that you typically have your own section of the house. I stayed in BC3 and they even had an EV outlet in the garage for my electric car! The Bat Cave is the place to book anytime you're in Altus!
12·13·2020 | Altus, OK
If you need a place to stay in Altus this is the place to go. The Bat Cave will make sure you have everything you need for your stay in Altus! The house is spacious, always tidy, and all the amenities you can imagine. There are two things you can count on when you head down to Altus... training will be delayed and The Bat Cave has you covered.
11·21·2020 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave is hands down THE place to stay for an Altus TDY. Staying in BC3 made being away from home for 4 months feel like no big deal. The time passes quickly when you have Mike and Skylar taking care of you. These guys left no detail overlooked when they created the ultimate crashpads. I’ll be staying here for the rest of my Altus TDYs and I can personally guarantee you will love staying at The Bat Cave as well 🤙🇺🇸
7·07·2020 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave proves time and time again why they are one of the most sought-after crash pads to stay at during your TDY in Altus America. This will have been my second stay with them. From the start, Skylar and Mike are on it from prompt customer support to providing an QoL unmatched at all of their locations.
1·11·2020 | Altus, OK
It’s more that just a crash pad; the staff goes to a high level of effort and detail to make your stay a great experience. The kitchen ware and cooking utensils are very high end, and the social areas great for both studying and relaxing. The bathrooms are all updated with nice towels. The beds (probably the most important part) sleep incredibly well, and are very comfortable.
2·01·2019 | Altus, OK
If you ever wanted to know who is the trendsetter for Crashpads at Altus, this is definitely the one. The Bat Cave houses are the epitome of luxury crashpads--all for the same price as every other crashpad! Other than if the houses are full, there is no reason why you should ever consider any other crashpad company. Seriously. The two aspects that sets The Bat Cave apart from all others is their 1.) Properties, and 2.) Customer Service. You cannot beat the quality of their properties! Each house they own is decked out to the maximum in terms of quality and convenience. The beds are of the highest quality, there are 55' private TVs in every room, fully supplied kitchen, incredibly relaxing furniture, spacious living spaces, and great interior design. Each house has plenty of parking for all tenants (an otherwise very common problem), the houses themselves are newer and are maintained very well, all appliances and services are either new or well maintained, and all of the amenities they provide (full Direct TV, high speed internet, Echo Dots, Xbox Ones to name a few) make living and working from home one of the best experiences you can have during training. These homes are so well maintained and furnished that you could easily see yourself moving into a home like theirs full time. If you're coming from a UPT dorm or on-base housing, the phrase "night-and-day difference" doesn't even begin to characterize how amazing these homes are! Equally as impressive is their customer service. The owners have taken incredible thought, planning, consideration, and no small expense to make sure that everyone who stays in their homes not only enjoys the experience, but remember it for the rest of their careers. I have seen few companies or people put the amount of care, diligence, and effort into their product as these owners have. While most Crash Pad companies seem to be more in it for the money, these guys seem to get an insane kick out of just making customers happy and having an amazing service (which all their customers are incredibly grateful for)! The fact that you get a GIFT BASKET when you arrive sets the tone for everything else they do for you. The weekly cleaning service is amazing, Crystal actually does deep cleaning every week in every room, organizes, and goes out of her way to make sure the houses look brand new every week. It's not uncommon to find out that she's done a little something extra to make your room more comfortable and organized. The owners are so incredibly responsive its scary. Even though they work full time and deploy, their email and text response is normally *minutes* and at worst maybe a few hours. They will literally bend over backwards to help their customers out. We had questions about DTS and other TDY concerns, and they spent hours with us answering questions, making personal phone calls, and sending us emails with documentation, resources, and anything we needed to solve our problems. We once asked to see if we could get a water cooler for our house and within a week there was an amazingly nice one on our front doorstep! They also once replaced a broken washing machine within *3 hours* of it being reported broken! I can't explain all of the amazing things these guys will do for you! Like I said previously, you will be hard press to find another company or a group of people who put as much work, pride, love, and "service before self" than these guys. Honestly, this is the best crashpad company you could ever work with. PERIOD. There are no nicer homes, no better owners, no better service you could ever find in Altus than these guys. The only reason you should look elsewhere is if you're unfortunate enough to TDY when they're all full, but knowing these guys, they would let you know the very day you could move in and probably help move your stuff too if they were in town. You honestly don't know how good this place is until you get here, feel your jaw drop, and feel your inner Owen Wilson saying nothing but "Wow!" as you realize how good you have it here.
7·28·2018 | Altus, OK
I really enjoyed my time at the BCI. It really felt like a home away from home. The house is furnished with really nice furniture, TVs in every room, a grill and smoker, ping pong, Xbox... I could go on. Mike and Skylar are always helpful and will get back to you about anything promptly. 11/10
8·28·2017 | Raleigh, NC
If you can't tell by the other reviews, this is a great place to stay while at Altus. While at Altus I visited some of the other crash pads in the area and The Bat Caves were by far the best, with newer and better maintained houses, better entertainment, and classy people. Moving anywhere new and having new roommates can be a little daunting if you haven't met the people or personally seen the place. But The Bat Cave's house layouts have more room than I expected and provide privacy and quiet when you want it and great hangouts when you're feeling social. I had some awesome roommates that I'll be in touch with long after my time there, and I never heard of anyone having a bad experience. Housekeepers keep the place clean and theres more than enough space for anything you bring with you. The base accommodations don't even compare. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you can.
6·14·2017 | Altus, OK
As already described in other reviews, these are the best TDY crash pads you can imagine. I stayed in Bat Cave II. The owners Mike and Skylar are on the ball with responding to any form of messaging within hours, regardless of their location in the globe. They were incredibly accommodating with any kinds of questions or needs. They will help anybody that has questions, whether it is about operational life in the Air Force, or if it's something dealing with the crash pad. The entertainment in the house is top notch. There is a poker table with eight seats, and that is perfect for hosting friends while TDY. Additionally, there's a 12 ft shuffle board and giant TV in the living room with plenty of couch space. As you read through other reviews, you'll see why these guys always have a 5 star rating.
The Bat Caves are the best to stay at. There are three locations and all of them are fantastic. These guys come highly recommended, and make sure to give them a call or text as soon as you find out you're headed to Altus. They're always booked, and for good reason!
5·23·2017 | Honolulu, HI
The Bat Cave is without a doubt the best place to stay while you go through upgrades in Altus. They know what it takes to make your stay relaxing and stress free. There were able to have me stay in the same house for 2 back to back upgrades with ease and really saved me from having to go elsewhere, wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. The Bat Caves have it all when it comes to entertainment; every channel you could want on DirecTV, great furnishings, full kitchen, video game consoles and the latest games to beat your roommates in. Highly recommend The Bat Cave and will look forward to staying for my future upgrades. Thanks Mike and Skylar!
Elijah H. F.
4·19·2017 | Altus, OK
The Bat Cave is the best crash pad you can stay at in Altus. I've ventured over to others, while they are all excellent, The Bat Cave takes it to the next level with everything that they have for their guests. The house is absolutely stunning and has every amenity that you could imagine. Not only are the owners awesome people, but if you have any questions about how TDYs work or need advice they will map everything out for you. I had awesome roommates as a bonus that made my stay even more enjoyable. Skylar, Mike and Crystal are outstanding at what they do and definitely care about making your stay the best possible experience while on TDY there. It is truly an at home kind of experience. No stress of worrying about your living situation while on TDY ever again. I would recommend hands down and have to others multiple times. I look forward to staying at Bat Cave again on my next visit to Altus.
3·03·2017 | Niagara Falls, NY
I stayed in Bat Cave III from October 2016-February 2017. House was brand new and awesome. Mike and Skylar did a great job making the time at Altus more enjoyable. Very open to suggestions for the house and responded quickly to any needs. Crystal was great and very accommodating. She kept the house nice and clean. Highly recommend going with The Bat Cave if you find yourself TDY at Altus.
1·29·2017 | Magnolia, DE
Another TDY to Altus and I had no question as to where I wanted to crash. Contacted the guys from The Bat Cave about a month prior to my departure, and they had availability at the same house I was at last time. Showed up and it was like I had just come back home. Same beautiful house and furnishings, just two years later. You can tell these guys and the people who stay at their places take care of their stuff. Cleaning was done like clockwork, and had no issues with any of their amenities. One day it got super cold and we had a neighbor come over to tell us that a pipe had burst on the property and was dumping water into the street. Called up their in-town manager and she took care of everything. This is the place to stay!
10·29·2016 | Altus, OK
I was in BC III (newest property) and wow! The house is awesome and very comfortable. Mike, Skylar, and Crystal go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. That hospitality made ALL the difference for me during my Altus vacation. I've seen some other crash pads around Altus and I'm very satisfied with my decision to stay at The Bat Cave. I met some great friends through The Bat Cave and look forward (crazy, right?) to my next trip to Altus because of these accommodations.
10·11·2016 | Tucson, AZ
As a crusty Captain jumping over to AMC, my biggest concern was my stay in Altus. The thought of chilling in base billeting for 16 weeks solo dolo was depressing. I was fortunate to discover The Bat Cave. Mike and Skylar put me up in their newest house, BC III.
I wasn't sure how the dynamic of a 30's something hanging with a bunch of PIQs would work out. It turns out, awesome. For the most part, it was a very chill experience with the occasional wild Scoots night. It never got too loud or rowdy to affect the primary purpose of being here, training.
While I can't speak for the other Bat Caves, BC III was immaculate and Crystal came by every Wednesday to keep it that way. The house was brand new so there was the occasional hiccup, but the Bat Bros handled any pop-up issue immediately and without question.
If I'm ever unfortunate enough to have to return to Altus, Mike and Skylar will be the first dudes I call!
9·25·2016 | Altus, OK
Mike and Skylar seriously know how to put a quality place together to make sure your stay at Altus goes smoothly and is a good time. These guys bend over backwards to make sure your needs are tended to and truly care about your experience and training. But most of all, they are very good at selecting great people to stay with you and turn this TDY into a bro fest. Beer on tap, great cigars, and some bros to watch football, the olympics, game of thrones, and pregame for scoots with. Couldn't ask for better. Highly recommend and going back to them every time Altus beckons
9·03·2016 | Charleston, SC
This is my second time staying at The Bat Cave. Once again, this crash pad is completely furnished with high quality furniture, artwork, and kitchen utilities. It's my "home away from home" with my frequent visits to Altus. The owners respond to any of your concerns promptly, and are always open to feedback on additional ways to improve the pad. You can't get any better crash pad than this....what are you waiting for?! Stay with The Bat Cave, and you won't regret it.
8·23·2016 | Derby, KS
You really can't say enough positive about Mike, Skylar, and Crystal. These guys are hands down the best, most responsive, Crash Pad owners in Altus. If you ever need anything for the house, Mike and Skylar are on it, and make you feel like you are right at home.
The amenities are second to none, and the huge living areas bring the house together and are perfect for getting groups together for studying or a casual post flight beer. The stellar quality and care you get at The Bat Cave will bring you back time and time again, every time you come to Altus. Thanks for letting me stay!
8·22·2016 | Altus, OK
I've stayed at The Bat Caves twice now for PIQ and CPAD and both experiences have been incredible. Not only do you have an awesome room to come home to that gets cleaned once a week by Crystal and her awesome crew, but you have a house full of friends to chill with. For two weeks, my house would turn into a house full of bros watching the Olympics together yelling at the gigantic TV screen. It was just awesome. Mike and Skylar don't skimp on anything in their houses and, in turn, the house you stay in makes your TDY experience so much more bearable.
5·19·2016 | Tacoma, WA
Everyone before me has pretty much said what I was going to write down. My addition to that would be heritage. The Cave is a crashpad with history behind it and the people you meet will make your time in Altus much more bearable. This isn't a Fortress of Solitude. You're not going solo. This is the Bat Cave and you're with a crew.
Among that the amenities are super nice too: weekly cleaning service, HBO (yay Game of Thrones), Internet with good download speed and ~60 ping (for my gamers out there), queen beds, etc what everyone before me has posted.
Have fun and keep it rated NC-17!
4·24·2016 | Plymouth, MI
When the most interesting man in the world takes a break from his travels, he stays at The Bat Cave. Centrally located near What-A-Burger, Braums, and most importantly the Friendship Inn, he knows he won't go hungry with such esteemed culinary establishments close by. And when he is ready to experience the world renowned Altus nightlife, he's only a short jog away from Scooters. I heard he went streaking down the flight-line during his latest visit, and SF couldn't catch him.
In all seriousness, The Bat Cave is hands down the best crash pad in Altus. After seeing what some of my bros stayed in, there's no comparison. All of the roommates were chill, the house was always clean (Crystal goes above and beyond to keep it in prime condition), and the amenities were outstanding (nice tv's, video games, appliances, quality couches, towels, beds, etc etc). Mike and Skylar are phenomenal landlords, and always replied to an email within 10 minutes. Seriously, I don't know how they did it. Anyway, next time you're in Altus- don't think twice, just stay at The Bat Cave.
4·16·2016 | Puyallup, WA
I moved out of the Bat Cave about two weeks ago. What took me so long to write a review, you ask? It really comes down to two reasons. First, and most notably, I'm extremely lazy and love to procrastinate. Second, I'm terrible at writing and expressing my feelings. That being said, I really can't put into words how great the Bat Cave is when it comes to TDY crashpads. My first piece of advice for anyone headed to Altus is DEFINITELY stay in a crashpad. My second piece of advice is that no other crashpad comes close to competing with the Bat Cave. The Bat Cave outranks all other because of three simple things. First, success rate. You're not coming to Altus to be a terrible pilot, are you? While staying at the Bat Cave, there are always bros around days, weeks, and months ahead in the program, willing to answer questions you have and help you prepare for upcoming events. Second, comradery. I was only in the Cave for three and a half months, but I built some amazing friendships with guys I hang out with all the time here in McChord. Whether you're going into C-17s or KC-135s, it's a small community, and to be able to start friendships before getting to your next base is awesome. Finally, social life. I don't know about you, but I like to enjoy my weekends and do something fun. Altus, the town is not fun. At the Bat Cave, there was always something going on. Whether it was a costume party at the house or a weekend trip to OKC, there was always something to do. So I'll leave you with this, if you are LUCKY enough to get a spot at the Bat Cave, you will do well in your training program, meet a lot of great guys/gals, and have a great time. Blues skies.
4·04·2016 | Altus, OK
By far the best place to stay during your TDY to Altus. The house is perfect and has everything you could need, from a premium TV package to weekly maid service. On top of that, the owners do everything they can to take care of you during your stay. I will highly recommend this crashpad to anyone I know coming for C-17/ KC-135 training, and I hope to be able to stay again when I return.
3·24·2016 | Altus, OK
Simply put, the best place to stay in town. The owners are more than friendly, they will do everything they can to make the bat cave the best experience possible for you. They probably check their phone or emails every 5 minutes because it's never taken more than 15 min to get a response back from them. Plus they send sweet swag just cause they're awesome and they feel like it. Free t shirts ? Heck yea. Free Omaha steaks? Won't see me complaining. The maid service is also killer. Crystal is a sweet sweet goddess sent from the heavens.
Finally. There's a lot of crash pads in Altus, but no where else will you find better bros than in the cave. Every second here was an adventure and an absolute blast. I will definitely be hitting up the caves again when I'm back in Altus, no doubt about it.
1·06·2016 | El Paso, CO
The Bat Cave is hands down the best crash pad in Altus, OK. I had heard stories about how awesome peoples' experiences were there long before I even knew I was coming to Altus. So naturally, when I got the news that I was going to be spending almost 4 months in Altus, I quickly put in my request for a room. And let me tell you, my experience was far better than I ever imagined.
Mike and Skylar are absolutely phenomenal landlords. They made the process of booking a room with them super easy. They were always quick with their responses if you had any questions and were quick to fix any problems if they came up with the house. While I was there they were making upgrades to the house and doing some small renovations to make sure we were getting the best experience possible. Not only that but they were there for any questions you had on life after Altus if you needed it as well.
Crystal, the cleaning lady, comes once a week to make the place look like new. I had heard of other crash pads having issues with their cleaning lady but never with Crystal.
Lastly, The Bat Cave will give you the opportunity to create friendships that you'll carry with you throughout your entire career. Didn't matter if you were a KC-135 guy or a C-17 guy, if you were at The Bat Cave you were one of the bros. Couldn't have asked for a better group of dudes then the ones I got the chance to live with while I was there.
So if you're looking for a place to stay, the search stops here. The Bat Cave is the place to be
12·10·2015 | Del Rio, TX
Tired of people telling you that Altus isn't the entertainment capital of the world? Well all it takes is one TDY stint in The Bat Cave to prove them all wrong. Private rooms with queen sized beds. Free DirecTV in each room. NFL Sunday Ticket, check. The Ronda Rousey fight, check. Included HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax, also check. TV not your thing, then just walk out to the outdoor sun room with ping pong table included. Perfect for a "variety" of games. Regardless, fun will be had. I know what your thinking, but yelp reviewer, I'm an outdoorsy person, what does The Bat Cave have to offer me? Well, you're in luck. The Bat Cave also has a propane grill, charcoal grill, corn hole, and a giant shed to store all of your camping, hiking, ice picking, parasailing or skydiving gear. All in a wonderful closed in back yard, perfect for the occasional nude tanning session.
Now brings me to the owners. Hands down the most efficient system I've ever seen in dealing with customers questions and comments. I don't know them, but one day hope to. Their responses come in fast. Usually within 30 minutes. They must not get out much because nobody can check and respond to emails that quickly. They have a wonderful maid who keeps everything neat. She comes in once a week and doesn't let any of your pigsty behavior get out of hand. The neighbors are a little average. They keep to themselves, but they've never bothered us either. Your roommates are always friendly. I don't know how they screen their tenants, but every new person who moves in is an automatic new great friend. The location is good. Very good actually. Right across the street from Walmart and a block or so down from Jersey Mikes. Two Altus staples. Lastly, the name is so good. It makes this place so much more than just a roof over your head. Everybody around Altus has heard of The Bat Cave, and the reputation and population continues to grow.
So overall, a fantastic experience that can only be described as fast, neat, average, friendly, good, and good.
Thanks Bat Cave. Keep being awesome!
11·13·2015 | Charleston, SC
Excellent crash pad! Mike and Skylar run an excellent, professional business and are very involved/informative. This is a very well decorated, taken care of house. A maid swings by weekly to clean and handle general care of the house. They have an excellent living room for entertainment with three full couches as well as an open kitchen design, two refrigerators, and plenty of space in the bedrooms. I definitely recommend this pad and would stay here again if presented the option.
11·02·2015 | Spokane, WA
The Bat Cave is a great place to stay when the time comes for you to pay your dues at Altus! Mike and Skylar bend over backwards to make your stay with them awesome! Call them as soon as possible to book your stay. The houses have everything you need; don't even think about staying at a hotel. If you get the older house, it is walking distance to the best after hours meal you will get in Altus. Perfect for those returning from a nice night out at the local drinking establishment, Scooters.
8·16·2015 | Altus, OK
This is the finest place I've lived in my life. It will be difficult to leave Altus, in large part to the comfort I've experienced and the friends I've made living at The Bat Cave. I had not lived with room mates in years, and I was apprehensive about doing so, but the house is so large and our schedules so diverse that it was never an issue. On the contrary, it was quite lovely to have one or two people always around to go get ice cream with or explore the local area.
8·16·2015 | Altus, OK
1. “CREW, BAT CAVE YELP REVIEW” (Mike & Skylar) – “ACKNOWLEDGED” (PIQ nerds) 2. Crew Briefing – “EMAILED, COMPLETE” 3. Doorbell – Ring 4. Pants – “ON” 5. Doors – “OPEN” 6. Roommates – Met/Accepted 7. 8. Kegerator – “ON, PRESSURE CHECKED” 9. Beer Flow Lines – Illuminated 10. Couches – Reclined 11. Pet Friendly – NORM 12. TVs in every room – Installed 13. Pay per view fight – “CLEARED TO ORDER” (Skylar) 14. Decorations – Set full IKEA 15. Recycling – As required 16. Sharing a toilet – Not Required 17. Maid Service – FAST/NEAT/AVERAGE 18. Maid Conversational Skills – FRIENDLY/GOOD/GOOD 19. WX Radar – Checked 20. Hail Protection – “2 CARS GARAGED, 2 NOT, GARAGE DOOR CLOSED” 21. Chins – “IN” 22. Friday Night - “GIMME DIRECT SCOOTER’S” (Sim Partner 1) – “EXECUTE?” (Sim Partner 2) “EXECUTE!” (Sim Partner 1) 23. SCOOTER’S – Altus, Lawton, or Altus & Lawton WARNING Attempting the Scooter’s Trifecta (Altus, Lawton, and Enid) in one night is not recommended. Itchiness and asphyxiation may result. 24. Loadmaster’s Report – “CHECK COMPLETED” 25. Bat Cave Yelp Review – “COMPLETED”
8·05·2015 | Wyoming, DE
The Bat Caves are some of the best crash pads in Altus. The owners definitely know how to take care of their guests, making sure your stay in Altus is as good as humanly possible. Want to spend an evening relaxing playing some corn-hole? No worries you're covered. Need to grill out or smoke some ribs they have you covered there too! Think you're a ping pong champ? Well that's up for debate, especially with 4 competitors rooming with you at all times. The place is very comfortable and you will feel right at home as soon as you arrive. I can't imagine staying anywhere else for my time at Altus. I know Mike and Skylar have my back and will go out of their way to make anyone's time in Altus the best they possibly can.
7·22·2015 | Philadelphia, PA
Lavish Altus Living: $0
Direct TV and Entertainment: $0
Maid Service: $0
Staying at The Bat Cave: Priceless
There are some things that money can't buy, and a staycation at The Bat Cave is one of those things. Mike and Skylar have the art of a great crash pad down to a science. They go out of their way to make sure your Altus experience is unparalleled. Next time you're heading to Altus do yourself a favor and give Mike and Skylar a call!
6·09·2015 | Altus, OK
I am one of the few people who are in no rush to leave Altus, and a huge part of that is The Bat Caves. I will no longer have a modern kitchen with all the appliances I could ask for. I will not have 500 channels and a DVR in every room in the house, so that I can watch trashy day time TV at 10PM. I will not have maid service once a week to keep me from living like a slob. And the hardest part is I will not have 3 of the best people you could possibly meet living with me. To most Altus itself is not an amazing city, but everyone will agree; the people who pass through this base are. And I think you find the best of those amazing people at The Bat Caves.
5·15·2015 | Woodbridge, VA
The Bat Cave makes TDY life at Altus bearable for however long you'll be staying! Let alone the maid service, both homes were exceptionally clean and were always the place to be on a Friday/Saturday night.
The owners have figured out the Art of making a Crashpad. If you need to place to stay at Altus, look no further! The Bat Cave will out-do any Crashpad out there. Five stars all day!
3·25·2015 | Magnolia, DE
I can't say enough good things about this place. House is great, cleaning service is great, owners are fantastic. This crash pad allows you to wind down outside of base and gives you a nice place to hang out with some friends after work. It's very convenient to have a kitchen so you can make your own meals, saving you money as you don't have to buy takeout all the time. I'll definitely be using these guys again for any TDYs that put me in Altus.
2·10·2015 | Altus, OK
BEST CRASH PAD(S) IN ALTUS! Nothing but praise to Mike and Skylar for putting together the best place to "crash" in Altus. Get the chance to live with great company, yet still enjoy the privacy of your own spacious bedroom/bathroom. Can't ask for anything more!
Not to mention, Bat Cave koozies are accepted as currency at half the businesses in Altus!
2·07·2015 | Honolulu, HI
The Bat Cave is so nice you almost forget you are in Altus. Luxury abounds every inch of spacious living. Having a kitchen with all the appliances you need means you won't be on a first name basis with the What-a-burger drive-thru lady. The landlords even took time between quidditch games at SOS to answer my questions. Let the peasants and plebes stay on base. Don't pass on an opportunity to stay here.
11·23·2014 | Altus, OK
If not the best, one of the best crash pads in Altus. Compared to many places, the owners don't skimp on their house or amenities. Maid service once a week, clean, and the best part is the owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and continually check to make sure. Clearly they aren't in it just for making money but building more than a business relationship. Mike will be my first call my next trip back.
The Batcave is a really great place to stay while at Altus - the location is less than 10 min from base, in a safe neighborhood, they have a maid service weekly, and updated decor (the kitchen cabinets were re-done while I was there). Mike and Skylar were always quick with their responses (email worked best for me), very accommodating with our requests (new wifi router, trashcans, etc), and considerate to their guests (they worked it out so I didn't have to share a bathroom as the only girl in the house). The only bummer was that they try to keep all the rooms booked all the time so that led to a little bit of back-up between people moving in/out, they do their best to keep everyone until they graduate their respective programs but sometimes that leads to the new people having to stay on base for a while. Easiest way to prevent this is get in touch with them early - then you'll be a priority!! I would definitely stay with them again.
Marvel has done it once again. If you're looking for a nice laid back place to stay while touring the metropolis known as Altus, The Bat Cave is the only place to see. A well decorated crash pad that offers more than good people and chill vibes is sure to make your time here fly by. The place offers a cool, shady backyard that usually is occupied by guys playing corn hole and grillin' brats. And for the more studious type, there's never an issue finding a quiet place to study. Booking is easy and the landlords are more than helpful at accommodating incoming roommates. 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some would say it's great, I'll say it's a blast. Great house that comfortably fits guests in style, The Bat Cave is arguably the best vacation home in Altus. When you aren't in the sims at all hours of the night or sweating out Whataburger on the flightline, you can throw back a cold one with your newest friends watching the game on the 60inch plasma in the living room. Enjoy a rousing game on the PS3 or venture to the pong room to relive your college days of marathon games. The house is great for bringing people over to grill out and relax before a trip to Scoots or making it a night at the Cave before walking across the street for the all night breakfast buffet at the Friendship Inn. If The Bat Cave owners haven't provided it, it's most likely on order and will arrive in a comedically labeled box within the week. Great guys who want to make sure you are taken care of and will do everything they can to make your stay in Altus more enjoyable. Highly recommended, you'll make some great friends and have some really good times.
Had a great stay in Altus. What a great alternative to living in the base hotel (or Hampton/Holiday Inn). Well appointed place that's great for socializing or studying. The owners/management are very professional and on top of everything. I'll definitely return for my next stay in Altus.