Getting away in the summer is a must – summer vacations are where family memories are made, after all. If you’re not really into all of the work involved with camping, don’t like the idea of sharing walls with neighbors in a hotel, and aren’t lucky enough to own an RV, renting a cabin is just right. In fact, even if you love camping and hotels and own an RV, these cabins are so great that you’ll find yourself choosing them for your next adventure anyway.
1. Beaver Crossing Country Cabin, Beaver Crossing
This peaceful rural getaway in southeast Nebraska is just what you need when life gets to be a little too much. There's plenty of hunting and fishing here as well as all of the peaceful outdoor fun you could hope for. With three bedroom and three bathrooms, this beautiful place will sleep up to 10 people.
2. Cabin at Honey Creek, Peru
Another sweet getaway in southeast Nebraska, the Cabin at Honey Creek is a quiet, secluded spot. It has just one bed that can accommodate two people, making it ideal for a romantic weekend getaway.
3. Eagle Canyon Hideaway, Brule
Located right on Lake McConaughy, Eagle Canyon is an area favorite. There are teepees, tent sites, and RV sites, but their cabins are something special. There is a wide variety to choose from, ranging from those that sleep four to one cabin that sleeps 12.
4. Gracie Creek Cabin at Calamus Lake, Burwell
This peaceful Sandhills getaway looks out over Gracie Creek as it flows into the Calamus River. The six-bedroom vacation home make the perfect home base for spending some time on the river, birdwatching, fishing, or just taking a break from life. The 2,300 square foot home is located on five acres, guaranteeing you as much serenity as you want.
5. Kildeer Nook Guest Cabin at Bullis Creek Ranch, Wood Lake
This sweet little cabin is located on a 5,000-acre working ranch and looks out over its own trout pond. The two bedroom, one bathroom cabin sleeps six and makes for a peaceful Sandhills getaway. Check out the sunset from the deck - gorgeous.
6. Lord Ranch Resort and Cabins, near Valentine
The Lord Ranch is an excellent choice if you want to revel in the peace of prairie nature. There are five cabins, each with two beds. Once you get past how far away it is from loud streets and bustling people, you realize how much incredible wildlife you can spot on the land. Kids are welcome and dogs are allowed.
7. Merritt Trading Post Resort, near Valentine
Located on Merritt Reservoir, this is the place to be for people who want a simple, relaxing stay full of fishing or other water activities. There are 15 cabins with incredible views. You can have your catches of the day prepared for you, or you can eat your meals in the dining room or lodge.
8. Patriot Inn, Hemingford
There are two spacious cabins at this rustic country getaway; each sleeps up to four. The cabins are located on a family farm and guests are encouraged to interact with the goats, ducks, and chickens roaming the grounds. There's even a miniature golf course for added family fun.
9. Sand Creek Cabin at High Plains Homestead, Crawford
You may have stayed at the Bunkhouse at High Plains Homestead, or even camped there. New for 2016, they are offering a two bedroom, two bathroom cabin year-round. It has a full kitchen so you can cook your own dinner, but we would recommend eating in the fantastic Cookshack.
(Please note: this picture is not the actual Sand Creek Cabin, but another building on the property.)
10. Spencer Hill Cabin, Wahoo
Wow. If you want a rural getaway that feels like you're in a four-star resort, this is the place to go. The enormous cabin looks out over Lake Wanahoo and can accommodate up to 12 people in its three bedrooms. The knotty pine interiors, granite countertops in the kitchen, peaceful setting, and spectacular views will have you wishing you could live here full-time.
This is certainly not a complete list of all of the excellent cabins in Nebraska. Let us know in the comments: what’s your favorite cabin to stay in when you’re on a Nebraska vacation?