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.
1. Rustic farmhouse perfect for large groups in Red Willow County (from USD 100)
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.
Rustic Farmhouse RetreatMcCook, Nebraska, United StatesPremier Host
2. Cosy farm stay with a beautiful outdoor garden in Gothenburg
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.
Retreat to Buffalo Creek Valley BunkhouseGothenburg, Nebraska, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:beautiful farm with a clean cozy comfortable housethe space was clean comfortable and had a warm cabin environmentthe cabin was extremely clean the area was very safe and the scenery was breath-takingthe space is well decorated clean and has everything you need to be comfortabledirections were clear place was super clean and comfortable
Host:mary lou and john were very gracious hostsmary lou and john are outstanding hosts super friendly and knowledgeablegreat memorable stay the hosts are wonderful and kindwonderful hosts and the setting is awesomemary lou and her husband are very kind and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:we’d recommend this location to anyone interested in getting awaythis is a charming place to get away from it alllovely drive to and from super cute animals and such a quiet spaceif you are looking for a rustic peaceful place to get away from it all come to my bunkhouseprobably best place we stayed while traveling from west to east coast
3. Homey bunkhouse for riders in Burwell (from USD 80)
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.
Horse Lover's Guest Bunkhouse (Fun and relaxation)Burwell, Nebraska, United States
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Amenities & Room:if you’re looking for quiet and relaxing stay with all the comforts of a bed n breakfast
Host:very quirky and fun space with lots of horse decor and pictures of the host with her horsessherry was very nice and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:it’s close to town and pretty easy to findgreat location and the kids loved the animals around the propertywonderfully cozy and clean close to the lake and close to townit is a nice comfy cozy place
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.
Custer Canyon Ranch "Bunk House"Callaway, Nebraska, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:she even had homemade ice cream prepared for us to enjoy everything was clean and comfortable
Cleanliness:residence was as described clean spacious peaceful with great amenities
Host:shirley is a very friendly and hospitable hostshirley is very friendly and hospitableshirley was very accommodating and easy to communicate witha true "super-host" shirley is a nice honest upfront hostshirley was a wonderful and gracious host welcoming us late in the evening after a long driveRead more reviews
Location:if you're looking for a location that represents the great midwestern us this is itshirley's place is the bestthe location was picturesque and peaceful and the decor was a horse-lover's dream come truewould definitely recommend making shirley's place a stop on your tripsuch a great place to stay
5. Humble farm stay with a pheasant hunting service in Hayes Center
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.
L ←Arrow PheasantsHayes Center, Nebraska, United States
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Amenities & Room:the beds were super comfortablethe house is nicely furnished and we had everything we needed in the kitchen
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortablethe cabin was very clean and had everything we neededthe cottage was clean and charmingit was clean and ready to go when we got thereclean little farm house with a nice view
Host:connie is a great host and very responsiveconnie and her family are gracious hosts and made us feel very welcomeour hosts were quick to respond warm and welcomingconnie also brought us delicious muffins incredibly thoughtful hosts and a great locationconnie was very friendly and helpful when we got thereRead more reviews
Location:the house and location were perfectgreat communication great location for huntingawesome home and great locationa great place to stay in rural nebraskawe also had a lot of fun hunting pheasants on connie's property and nearby walk-on areas
6. Secluded cabin with a beautiful pond view in Wood Lake
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.
Killdeer Nook Guest CabinWood Lake, Nebraska, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:very comfortable with all the amenities you could want out away from people and trafficthis peaceful and cozy cabin is in the most quiet and dark sky setting i have visited
Cleanliness:overall clean and cozy save for a bit of sand on the floor of the kitchenthe cabin was extremely clean and had proper amenities
Host:the hosts were great and very responsiverob was very responsive and helpful with info prior to the tripthe hosts were incredibly kind and accommodating during our stayrob was a fantastic host and very friendlyhosts provide excellent communication and directions as wellRead more reviews
Location:great place to get away from the citybasic cabin in a peaceful location nicely isolated from the bustle of the cityperfect location to just enjoy naturea great place to get awaygreat place to get away from it all and really relax
7. Peaceful cabin with a beautiful panoramic view in Crawford (from USD 131)
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.
Our Heritage Guest Ranch Cabin HouseCrawford, Nebraska, United States
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Cleanliness:the house was clean and comfortableclean self-contained unit on a working rancheverything was clean and ready for us when we got there
Host:great place to stay nice hoststhe farm dogs were friendly and so were jean and her husband rickRead more reviews
Location:good location nice clean place nice people
8. Spacious home with a private lake in Anselmo
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.
Cedar Lake Farm VacationsAnselmo, Nebraska, United States
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Cleanliness:very clean and hot breakfast in the morning couldn’t have asked for moreRead more reviews
Host:hosts were gracious flexible and generous
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.
Country Hilltop Retreat Near OmahaOmaha, Nebraska, United States
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Amenities & Room:the bedrooms are lovely and comfortable with handmade quilts high quality linens beautiful lamps and accessoriesRead more reviews
Host:the host arranged for a generous luncheon buffet to greet us upon our arrival
10. 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.
When Pigs FlyOmaha, Nebraska, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:even at 38 weeks pregnant this place was a comfortable staywe enjoyed visiting with joy and learning about the facility program and animalsvery cozy and comfortable very relaxing after a day of sight seeingthe trailer was a great space to wind down and the bed was especially comfortable
Host:joy was a most hospitable hostjoy was very kind and a great communicatorjoy is super nice friendlyjoy is a generous and kind person with the sweetest animalsjoy was a great host and was always there if we needed anything will probably make another visit somedayRead more reviews
Location:a sweet place tucked away in omahai love animals and farmland so the location was a dreamabsolutely amazing place for animal lovers or just want some quiet while also being close to the cityperfect location and coffee and cinnamon rolls in the morningif you like animals this place is a treasure
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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