Accommodations: Nebraska Literary Tour
Need a place to stay while you’re touring Nebraska? Here are a few top choices for each site of “Turn the Page,” the Nebraska Literary Tour.*Prices subject to change.
Cather Second Home
Willa Cather’s parents purchased this home in 1903 moving from the home where Cather had spent her formative years. Over the next 28 years, Cather often visited her family in this house during summers, and described this house as the Ferguesson family home in one of her final short stories, “The Best Years.” Visitors may rent the room that was Cather’s, or the rooms of her parents and siblings. The entire home may also be rented for family retreats, meetings, and special occasions.
Address: 541 North Seward Street, Red Cloud, Nebraska
Phone: (866) 731-7304
*Price for one room: $65/night
*Price for entire home: $250/night
Green Acres offers a combination of single and double rooms, each featuring a private bathroom. All rooms are curb accessible. Smoking and non-smoking options are available. Rooms complete with cable TV, wireless internet, heating and air conditioning, and phone.
Address: 791 North Highway 281, Red Cloud, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 746-2201
Or visit the Willa Cather Foundation site for more options in the surrounding areas.
The Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel, is located in the heart of downtown Lincoln and is centrally located to many of Lincoln’s main downtown attractions. Rest easy in plush bedding with down comforters and pillows, and stay connected with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. The Cornhusker has represented Midwest hospitality in downtown Lincoln for many years.
Address: 333 S 13th St., Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 474-7474
The Inn blends the charm of two historic landmarks furnished with beautiful antiques to offer guests a delightful experience. All eleven guest rooms have full private baths, and in five of these, guests can relax in Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs. Full two course gourmet breakfast served privately in your room or on the main floor.
Address: 2145 B St., Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 476-6961
Or visit Lincoln.org for more options.
Conveniently located on Highway 14, Super 8 Central City hotel offers quick access to Route 30 and area attractions like Prairie Creek Vineyards. Enjoy free SuperStart continental breakfast each morning, and use free Wi-Fi to stay connected from your hotel room. All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Address: 1701 31st St., Central City, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 946-5055
The Best Western West Hills Inn is conveniently located minutes from Chadron State College and many other area attractions. Each spacious room features free wireless Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators. Each morning, guests to this Chadron hotel are greeted with a complimentary continental breakfast. Other deluxe amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, exercise facility and meeting facilities for up to 75 people.
Address: 1100 W 10th St. Chadron, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 432-3305
Fort Robinson State Park visitors can choose lodging from rooms in the 1909 enlisted men’s quarters or “cabins” ranging from sleep 2 to 20 in the former officers quarters that date from 1874 to 1909. All “cabins” have kitchens, baths, living rooms and bedrooms. Cabins are furnished with blankets, towels, stoves, refrigerators, silverware and cooking utensils. Lodging is available from mid-April through mid-November.
Directions: 3 miles West of Crawford on highway 20
Phone: (308) 665-2900
Bancroftin West Point (20 minute drive from Bancroft)
Come and enjoy small town hospitality at the Horizon Inn & Suites located on Highway 275. Enjoy a range of amenities including a hot buffet breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, free wireless Internet, fitness center, Jacuzzi suites, and more. “Our place is yours, whether you’re here for business, vacation, or just passing through.”
Address: 301 Plaza Drive North Highway 275 West Point, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 372-1959
Elmwood(Also part of the Nebraska Passport program), Nebraska City, NE (40 minute drive from Elwood)
This 130-year-old home offers modern comforts amongst its many antiques and old Victorian atmosphere. It sits on six and a half acres, and is surrounded by 100-year-old pine trees, lovely flower gardens, and a water garden with fountains. Located on the northwest edge of historic Nebraska City, you will be only blocks from local area attractions. You will be welcomed with tasty snacks and beverages to get you settled, and then its up to you how you choose to spend your time behind the pines.
Address: 2018 6th Avenue, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 873-5850
River Inn Resort guests will find the tranquil, romantic atmosphere of historic Brownville, and the naturally scenic Missouri River valley, a perfect site to unwind and explore by hiking, biking, touring local museums, galleries and shops or just sitting on one of the River Inn’s decks and watching Mother Nature at play. Sparkling clean guest rooms and private baths are elegantly equipped with sleek appointments and grand views. Whether fishing, boating, stargazing, photography, cross-country skiing or bird watching is your passion—you’ll find plenty to satisfy your mind, body and soul.
Address: 72898 648 A Avenue, Brownville, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 825-6441
The Hill House is a perfect getaway for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This 1859 home is nestled in the woods atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. Listed on the National Historic Registry, you will love all the home has to offer. You can rent the home for a night, a weekend, a week or a month! Your breakfast will be delivered each morning of your stay, be prepared to add a new favorite to your morning with the hot caramel apple blossoms. You will fall in love with this charming little home.
Address: 148 East Allen St., Brownville, Nebraska
Phone: (531) 333-0229
Or visit brownvill-ne.com for more accommodations in Brownville and the surrounding area.
Recently renovated, Days Inn Kimball hotel near Oliver Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all. Pull off the road and enjoy a great value in western Nebraska. In the morning, get going with free Daybreak continental breakfast. Each room features free Wi-Fi Internet access and refrigerators and microwaves are available. If you want to keep active during your trip, break a sweat in the fitness center. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at this pet-friendly hotel.
Address: 611 E. 3rd St., Kimball, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 235-4671
Make the Super 8 Kimball hotel your launch pad to the Nebraska panhandle. Quick access to Interstate 80 makes it easy to get to the area’s best attractions, including Oliver Lake Recreation Area, in just minutes. Take advantage of the free SuperStart continental breakfast every morning before heading out on your day. Go online with free Wi-Fi Internet access or relax with a movie on your 32-inch flat-screen TV. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Address: 1701 Old Highway 71, Kimball, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 235-4888