Top 11 Ranches In Nebraska, USA - Updated 2024

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A true cowboy country, Nebraska is located in the Midwestern United States and houses a number of popular tourist attractions such as Lied Lunge - the biggest indoor rainforest, the largest mammoth fossil, as well as Home of Carhenge, a replica of the historic English Stonehenge. The state is also home to plenty of small towns and farmlands, making it a popular spot for a ranch vacation. More than just an escape from the bustling city life, a ranch vacation at Nebraska is nothing like you ever experienced before as they offer plenty of adventures such as horseback riding, retracing of Nebraska’s historic trails or a thrilling rodeos speciality act. Regardless of what you are looking for - be it a peaceful weekend retreat or an action-packed trip, Nebraska will never disappoint. Read on to find out the top ranches in Nebraska, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Rustic farmhouse perfect for large groups in Red Willow County (from USD 140)

Situated on 16 acres (6.48 hectares) of private land, this rustic farmhouse promises a peaceful getaway to anyone who stays here. You can lounge on the deck, enjoying the fresh breeze and nursing a steaming cup of coffee. You can also play a variety of fun games on the lawn with your companions. At night, sit by the fire pit and make some s'mores while enjoying the view of the starry sky.

The inside of the house is just as beautiful. The kitchen is fully equipped, so you can easily prepare meals for everyone in your group. For entertainment, a television and WiFi access are provided, so you can have a movie marathon. You can also play video games if you prefer.

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McCook, Nebraska, United States
152.17 km (94.6 mi) from Melham Park
Agritourism 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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2. Cosy farm stay with a beautiful outdoor garden in Gothenburg (from USD 59)

A clean and cosy home that sleeps up to six guests, this bunkhouse has a full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen which includes a coffeemaker, microwave and mini-refrigerator, as well as a fireplace to keep you warm on the colder days. The outdoor garden is also filled with vibrant flowers, making it a perfect spot to sit by in the day. Not to mention, the home is only 15 minutes away from Wild Horse Golf Club, which is one of the top 25 public golf courses in USA. So, if you are an avid golfer, you definitely do not want to give that a miss. There is also an animal farm and vegetable garden located close to the bunkhouse and are open for exploration. Don’t forget to spend a night or two stargazing as well; the beautiful starry night is sure to leave you captivated.

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Gothenburg, Nebraska, United States
53.36 km (33.2 mi) from Melham Park
1028 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
beautiful farm with a clean cozy comfortable house
the space was clean comfortable and had a warm cabin environment
the cabin was extremely clean the area was very safe and the scenery was breath-taking
the space is well decorated clean and has everything you need to be comfortable
directions were clear place was super clean and comfortable
mary lou and john were very gracious hosts
mary lou and john are outstanding hosts super friendly and knowledgeable
great memorable stay the hosts are wonderful and kind
wonderful hosts and the setting is awesome
mary lou and her husband are very kind and helpful
we’d recommend this location to anyone interested in getting away
this is a charming place to get away from it all
lovely drive to and from super cute animals and such a quiet space
if you are looking for a rustic peaceful place to get away from it all come to my bunkhouse
probably best place we stayed while traveling from west to east coast
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3. Homey bunkhouse for riders in Burwell

A quiet and cosy bunkhouse located in the Burwell area, this home is perfect for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat. Decked in wooden furnishing and interior, the home exudes a warm and homey vibe. Located near the lakes, museums, breweries and restaurants, making it an ideal spot for explorers as well. If you are hoping to go on a horse riding adventure or to pick up a horse riding lesson, the hosts provide such services too.

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Burwell, Nebraska, United States
56.83 km (35.4 mi) from Melham Park
31 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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Amenities & Room:
if you’re looking for quiet and relaxing stay with all the comforts of a bed n breakfast
very quirky and fun space with lots of horse decor and pictures of the host with her horses
sherry was very nice and helpful
it’s close to town and pretty easy to find
great location and the kids loved the animals around the property
wonderfully cozy and clean close to the lake and close to town
it is a nice comfy cozy place
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4. Rustic home with an outdoor firepit in Callaway

An unassuming home that gives off a comfy vibe, this bunkhouse has a simple interior and accommodates up to eight guests. Despite its straightforward interior, the home is fully equipped with all necessities and even includes amenities such as oven, DVD player and a fireplace. If you are hoping to arrange a picnic gathering with your friends, a charcoal grill is also free for use with a simple seating area available too. To end the joyous night, simply gather around the firepit and find a place to gaze at the starry night sky.

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Callaway, Nebraska, United States
20.37 km (12.7 mi) from Melham Park
54 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 6 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she even had homemade ice cream prepared for us to enjoy everything was clean and comfortable
residence was as described clean spacious peaceful with great amenities
shirley is a very friendly and hospitable host
shirley is very friendly and hospitable
shirley was very accommodating and easy to communicate with
a true "super-host" shirley is a nice honest upfront host
shirley was a wonderful and gracious host welcoming us late in the evening after a long drive
if you're looking for a location that represents the great midwestern us this is it
shirley's place is the best
the location was picturesque and peaceful and the decor was a horse-lover's dream come true
would definitely recommend making shirley's place a stop on your trip
such a great place to stay
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5. Humble farm stay with a pheasant hunting service in Hayes Center (from USD 120)

A clean and remote farm stay that offers more than just a peaceful getaway, this home is also a perfect spot for hunters. It is a controlled shooting area where you get to experience pheasant hunting. If you are not into a hunting trip, you can simply sit by the patio while bird watching or heading for a quiet country walk around the farm. This charming cottage is also well-stocked with all the essentials and is definitely a great place to be exposed to the authentic midwestern experience.

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Hayes Center, Nebraska, United States
158.57 km (98.6 mi) from Melham Park
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfortable
the house is nicely furnished and we had everything we needed in the kitchen
very clean and comfortable
the cabin was very clean and had everything we needed
the cottage was clean and charming
it was clean and ready to go when we got there
clean little farm house with a nice view
connie is a great host and very responsive
connie and her family are gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome
our hosts were quick to respond warm and welcoming
connie also brought us delicious muffins incredibly thoughtful hosts and a great location
connie was very friendly and helpful when we got there
the house and location were perfect
great communication great location for hunting
awesome home and great location
a great place to stay in rural nebraska
we also had a lot of fun hunting pheasants on connie's property and nearby walk-on areas
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6. Secluded cabin with a beautiful pond view in Wood Lake (from USD 80)

A modest and secluded home that sleeps up to six guests, this cabin makes an unforgettable and relaxing vacation for anyone! Situated in the midst of a green field and right in front of a pond, be ready to be greeted with a breathtaking view every morning. If you are one who enjoys water activities, you can also spend a day paddling, swimming or even fishing by the pond. Catch the gorgeous sunrise or sunset daily while hanging out with your loved ones at the deck. What a soul-soothing trip indeed.

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Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States
140.41 km (87.3 mi) from Melham Park
241 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with all the amenities you could want out away from people and traffic
this peaceful and cozy cabin is in the most quiet and dark sky setting i have visited
overall clean and cozy save for a bit of sand on the floor of the kitchen
the cabin was extremely clean and had proper amenities
the hosts were great and very responsive
rob was very responsive and helpful with info prior to the trip
the hosts were incredibly kind and accommodating during our stay
rob was a fantastic host and very friendly
hosts provide excellent communication and directions as well
great place to get away from the city
basic cabin in a peaceful location nicely isolated from the bustle of the city
perfect location to just enjoy nature
a great place to get away
great place to get away from it all and really relax
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7. Peaceful cabin with a beautiful panoramic view in Crawford (from USD 230)

Located outside of Crawford, Nebraska, this simple home stands in the middle of a cattle ranch and is situated near plenty of tourist attractions such as Agate Fossil Bed, Trailside Museum and Toadstool Geological Park. As it is a working ranch, you can also plan a day or two strolling around the property and enjoy the company of the ranch animals while enjoying the gorgeous panoramic view. There is also an outdoor grill available as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Not to mention, the home is also pet-friendly. Do, however, note that there will be an additional fee of USD 20 per day.

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Crawford, Nebraska, United States
359.18 km (223.2 mi) from Melham Park
33 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house was clean and comfortable
clean self-contained unit on a working ranch
everything was clean and ready for us when we got there
great place to stay nice hosts
the farm dogs were friendly and so were jean and her husband rick
good location nice clean place nice people
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8. Spacious home with a private lake in Anselmo (from USD 350)

Spacious home with 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 guests, this fully furnished farmhouse has a private lake where you can kayak or fish at. The farm nearby is also owned by the host, who will gladly invite you over for a walk and to interact with the farm animals. The farmhouse is also located 7 mi (11 km) away from the nearest town, making it an ideal spot for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat.

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Anselmo, Nebraska, United States
24.92 km (15.5 mi) from Melham Park
9 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
very clean and hot breakfast in the morning couldn’t have asked for more
hosts were gracious flexible and generous
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9. Swanky home in a pastoral Midwestern setting in Omaha

A luxurious home situated at the top of the hill, this spacious home is decked in pastoral Midwestern setting and comes with an enclosed porch area where you can enjoy the scenic view at. If you are visiting during winter, be sure to go on a sleigh ride at the hill, or a sleigh ride during the summer days. Alternatively, spend some alone time with your loved ones by the nearby pond where you can fish or go on a hiking trip nearby.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
305.09 km (189.6 mi) from Melham Park
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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the bedrooms are lovely and comfortable with handmade quilts high quality linens beautiful lamps and accessories
the host arranged for a generous luncheon buffet to greet us upon our arrival
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10. Peaceful stay at an organic farm in Marquette

An organic farm since 1953, this beautiful home is an oasis of birds, bees, content cattle, open-air pigs and garden - a perfect place for animals and nature lovers. Decked in wooden walls, you can look forward to a restful and homey stay while being greeted by the beautiful scenery every morning. A sunroom is also available where you can spend the day reading, or simply having an intimate conversation with your loved ones. In the evening, head to the outdoor area to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous sunset.

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Marquette, Nebraska, United States
143.6 km (89.3 mi) from Melham Park
34 reviews  
Farm stay 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was modest and comfortable and fit our budget
the house was very clean and comfortable
clean we’ll stocked with the essentials
it’s clean and comfortable and private
everything was very clean and the house was well-stocked and comfortable
very clean and cozy loved the farm
kathryn and raymond were amazing hosts
katheryn and raymond are great hosts and truly took care of us
you can expect a very homey environment and friendly host
kathryn and raymond are attentive and friendly
kathryn and raymond were very hospitable and gave great directions to the property that were easy to follow
a very country location went to the nebraska state fair while we were here enjoyed that very much
the grain place is a wonderful off the path getaway
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11. Farm stay in a camper in Omaha

If you are looking for a different farm stay experience, this one might be the one for you. Unlike your usual farm stay, get ready to be swarmed with plenty of rescued animals that includes puppies, horses and turtles as this ranch houses animals that have been rescued by the host. Despite having a large group of animals around, rest assured that it will be a peaceful stay as the camper is located at the far edge of the farm. More than just a spot for rescued animals, this place also makes a perfect spot for a healing retreat as you get to be surrounded by the tranquillity of nature as well as these friendly animals.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
304.34 km (189.2 mi) from Melham Park
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
even at 38 weeks pregnant this place was a comfortable stay
we enjoyed visiting with joy and learning about the facility program and animals
very cozy and comfortable very relaxing after a day of sight seeing
the trailer was a great space to wind down and the bed was especially comfortable
joy was a most hospitable host
joy was very kind and a great communicator
joy is super nice friendly
joy is a generous and kind person with the sweetest animals
joy was a great host and was always there if we needed anything will probably make another visit someday
a sweet place tucked away in omaha
i love animals and farmland so the location was a dream
absolutely amazing place for animal lovers or just want some quiet while also being close to the city
perfect location and coffee and cinnamon rolls in the morning
if you like animals this place is a treasure
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Experience the authentic Midwestern life

An absolute spot for a restful retreat, Nebraska offers a ranch stay like no others. With plenty of activities available, which includes hiking, rodeo show and horse riding, Nebraska makes an adventurous and fulfilling trip while providing you with the tranquillity that you need. Don’t forget to save this list for future reference!

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