We all need to get away once in a while. Instead of going to an impersonal hotel that’s just like a thousand other hotels, why not escape to a locally-owned bed and breakfast? You’ll be treated like a part of the family at these 14 beautiful B&Bs in Nebraska.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
The Balcony House Bed & Breakfast, Imperial
This beautiful house, built in the 1890s, has gone through many transformations over the years. The current owners renovated it in 1997 and opened the Balcony House as a bed and breakfast in 1999. Three unique suites and two charming rooms, all individually decorated, will make every stay a memorable one.
Barn Anew, Scottsbluff
The two writers/history buffs who own Barn Anew have created a comfortable place where visitors can escape the harried pace of everyday life. The B&B's emphasis is on Nebraska and wild west history, with four guest rooms named (and styled) for significant Nebraska history features: Pony Express, Oregon Trail, California Trail, and Fur Trapper.
Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn, Minden
This old farmhouse and the property on which it sits have been in the Burchell family since 1911. Current owners Linda and Bob Ard have kept the family tradition alive by restoring, updating, and making improvements on the property and buildings. There are four beautiful guest rooms to choose from, each named for one of Linda's sisters, and a sitting room named for her brother. The owners run the B&B with a dedication to environmentally-friendly business practices and community involvement.
Cambridge Bed and Breakfast, Cambridge
Located in the historic Faling House in Cambridge, this B&B features four unique guest rooms, each with antique furniture and its own private bath. The owners even give living history tours of the home, educating visitors about the history of the house itself and about rural Nebraska's past.
Convent House Bed & Breakfast, Steinauer
This beautiful brick building in Steinauer was once home to four Benedictine sisters who ran the attached Catholic school. The school closed in 1970 and the building was used for a variety of purposes until 1993 when a group of volunteers decided to convert it to the stunning bed and breakfast that it is today. Six cozy guest rooms hold from one to seven guests. The tiny village is really the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and solitude.
The Cornerstone Mansion Inn, Omaha
Omaha's only bed and breakfast has been in operation for more than 30 years. The lovely home was built by prominent Omaha citizens Charles and Bertha Offutt in 1894. Located just minutes from the Old Market and Midtown Crossing, the Cornerstone Mansion offers seven beautifully decorated guest rooms and some truly impressive common areas that will almost make it feel like you're staying in the country.
The Farwell Arms Bed and Breakfast, Farwell
The stunning 1905 Victorian home that houses the Farwell Arms is a sight all on its own. The B&B features five spacious, luxurious guest rooms and a lovely gathering room where guests can catch all three meals every day while socializing with other guests if you choose.
Parmele House Bed and Breakfast, Plattsmouth
Just a short drive from Bellevue and Omaha, the Parmele House is nestled in a beautiful rural setting where you're just as likely to see grazing deer as you are to see other guests. The three main guest rooms all feature unique themed decorations including local art and plenty of unexpected touches.
Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast, Walton
Located in the beautiful Leavitt House, Prairie Creek Inn has a rather unique history. The house itself was built in Lincoln in 1911 and used for a variety of purposes until 1980, when it was effectively abandoned. The current owners purchased the vandalized shell of a home along with its barn and moved the buildings to Walton over the course of two days. The home was set on a new foundation and the buildings were lovingly restored. Today, the B&B features rooms in the main house, barn, and lake lodge, all in a breathtaking setting rich with nature and wildlife.
Red Cloud B&B at the Kaley House, Red Cloud
This 1886 Queen Anne-style home is located in Willa Cather's hometown and shares the charm that seems to permeate all of Red Cloud. It has been beautifully restored and modern amenities have been added to make your stay memorable and comfortable. The six stunning guest rooms truly have to be seen to be believed - each one is full of comfort and personality.
Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast, Chadron
Next time you're in Chadron, skip the hotels and check into the Victorian Inn instead. Reviewers have said that the hosts are wonderful, the rooms are clean, and the prices are extremely reasonable. With six comfy guest rooms, the Victorian Inn is a cozy, intimate place to stay where you will definitely be treated like part of the family.
Westview Bed and Breakfast, Lincoln
Just outside of Lincoln, the Westview B&B was once the site of the Lancaster County Poor Farm - a place where transients could stay and (when able) work the farm to earn their keep. The original residence was lost to a fire in 1914, but the current home has been standing since 1916. The setting is truly idyllic, and the five guest rooms are gorgeously appointed in a well-balanced mix of antique and modern furniture, decor, and amenities.
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast, Nebraska City
Whispering Pines is located on a six-and-a-half acre lot which is occupied by beautiful gardens, 100-year-old pine trees, and a peaceful water garden. The five guest rooms include one in a barn that is completely separate from the main building, offering total seclusion on your B&B getaway.
Willow Rose Bed & Breakfast, Pierce
One reviewer called the Willow Rose "a little paradise," which is the perfect way to describe the beautiful country house and its natural setting. Reviewers also praise the B&B's delicious food and family-friendly atmosphere.
Each of these B&Bs offers a totally unique experience unlike anything you’ll find in a corporate hotel chain. What are your favorite bed and breakfast getaways in Nebraska? Let us know in the comments!