Nebraska August 15, 2018
This River Cabin Resort In Nebraska Is The Ultimate Spot For A Getaway
When you need to get away from regular life for a little while, Nebraska has a wealth of relaxing spots where you can enjoy being close to nature. This one in north-central Nebraska is on a working elk ranch that nestles right up to the Niobrara River.
Heartland Elk Guest Ranch is located east of Valentine and just south of Sparks.
This working elk ranch welcomes guests for a relaxing getaway in a uniquely lovely setting.
The ranch is located in the Niobrara River Valley at the confluence of the Sandhills, a native pine forest, and traditional prairie land, creating an environment unlike any other in Nebraska.
It's near the Niobrara River - near enough that you can (and should) easily get to the river for a day of tubing, canoeing, fishing, or other water fun.
There are four cabins to choose from, each with its own charming qualities.
The cabins sleep from four to 14 people in a number of configurations.
They're all furnished in a rustic ranch style with plenty of wood and sweet decorative touches.
You won't want to stay inside for long, though. Even if you aren't up for an adventure, the view from the front porch is too beautiful to pass up.
If you ARE in the mood for adventure, though, there's plenty of that to be found here. Borrow the pedal cars and have a race...
...go for a hike on the many miles of trails, play volleyball or shuffleboard, set the kids loose on the playground...
...visit the scenic overlook, take a trip to the river, gaze at the resident elk, go fishing in the fishing pond...honestly, there are too many activities to list them all.
There's something here for everyone, whether your tastes run toward the calm or the heart-pumping.
Heartland Elk Guest Ranch is located at 90236 Sparks River Road, Valentine. You can learn more about it, see lots more beautiful pictures, and book your stay
on their website.
There are lots of terrific cabins all throughout Nebraska for your next getaway – check out some of our favorites in
this article from the archives.