Nebraska May 23, 2017
There’s A Themed Hotel In The Middle Of Nowhere In Nebraska You’ll Absolutely Love
Not many people have heard of tiny Orleans, Nebraska. The Harlan County village of fewer than 400 residents is a bit out of the way…but there’s at least one very good reason to visit: the fabulous Orleans Hotel.
The beautiful building dates all the way back to 1929. It has been a hotel since its very beginning. It was once popular with traveling salesmen and with workers while the Harlan Dam was under construction.
It's changed ownership just a few times over the decades, and the current owners, Marilyn and David Snodgrass, acquired it in 2014. Since then, they have worked hard to restore the interior and exterior to their original grandeur.
The original hardwood floors, gorgeous woodwork...
...and beautiful staircase are all still in place - and they are all still incredibly impressive.
The 22 guest rooms all have their own themes, each with a quilt made by David's mother and grandmother. There's the Blue Room...
...the Sunflower Room...
...the Red, White, and Blue Room...
...the Dogwood Room...
... and the Western Room, among many others.
You'll find the charm and elegance of the 1920s in the little details all throughout the hotel. In true vintage fashion, not every room has its own bathroom; you'll use a central shared bathroom.
There are also some decidedly Nebraska touches, like this display of Huskers memorabilia.
Besides regular guest rooms, there are some suites for families or groups. This lounge in the basement gives plenty of room for relaxing and socializing.
Guests can take advantage of a few games before retiring in the evening, then look forward to a delicious home-cooked breakfast in the morning.
The owners have restored some of the most charming features of the hotel, including the telephone room complete with vintage phone booth.
The Orleans Hotel Bed and Breakfast has again become a popular place with travelers who desire some comfort while they’re away from home. The hotel also hosts special events like bridal or baby showers, family reunions, and holiday parties.
To learn more about the Orleans Hotel and book your stay, visit their
website or Facebook page.
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