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High Plains Homestead
Ranked #1 of 1 Crawford B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Out in the middle of nowhere, High Plains Homestead was a great place to stay. Linda was so sweet and a wonderful host. Beds are a bit hard and not real comfortable, but it's rustic. Enjoyed watching deer walk right up close in the evening.

Only thing was the smell of the water. Smells of sulfur which was hard to get past.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Amy P
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Even though one is able to feel as though he or she is in the middle of nowhere in a ramshackle town of the Old West it is very close to the Hudson-Meng boneyard and kill site, Toadstool National Geologic Park, and Fort Robinson. One could go back to overnight here and head to Mt Rushmore, Pine Ridge, Hot Springs, SD, and the Black Hills. Going south one soon reaches the Agate Fossil Beds. Just the scenery is amazing with prairie dogs, cattle, horses and miles and miles with no other sign of humanity. This was a fantastic vacation for us! We had a room with two double beds and a set of bunk beds. The bedrooms are decorated with Cow sculls and stuff that little boys love! A FANTASTIC place to overnight with grandkids and a great part of the country to explore.

Room Tip: For a fitness center you take hikes. They don't have the modern equipment, but you won't ne...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank MamaC_NanaD_PapaC
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

16 miles down an unpaved road. Across a railway line. Then you see a Wild West town set in the Badlands of Nebraska.
My family had a great 2 night stay with the Kesselrings. The cabins were clean and comfortable. The food was great (I recommend Lindas cooking--especially the pies!!). You go to sleep after seeing thousands of stars and we awoke to coyotes howling close by the cabin.
We did something we do not usually do --a walk to the Bison kill dig and then through canyons to the Toadstoo; rock formations. A great experience
Mike and Linda are great hosts and the meals with other guests and archaeology students was a pleasure. Try this experience and be amazed

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank smithythemackem
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

High Plains Homestead is way out in the middle of nowhere, a good many miles on unpaved roads. It is wonderful. There is an ramshackle old west boardwalk motif to the place with numerous outbuildings filled with interesting stuff. Cats, buffalo and chickens are about, the latter providing breakfast eggs.

Our room had a B&B feel to it with a quilt on the bed and plenty of nicknacks. We had a shower, no tub. A big, cooked breakfast was included, the steak dinner was reasonably priced. We were real glad we stayed there.

The owners/staff were helpful and friendly. Fellow guests were rock hounds. An internet search will turn up High Plains Homestead's accurate webpage. We also visited Toadstool Geologic Park, Ft. Robinson, and the Museum of the Fur Trade in that corner of Nebraska.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank hoogo
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Most folks who live in the Front Range of Colorado don't often think of vacationing in Nebraska. But they should. Good, interesting mountain biking, excellent fossil and rock hunting, star gazing, theater, history...and perhaps most striking, a genuine impression of being somewhere 'different.' Sure, everybody speaks english, but when you are sitting on a quiet porch, as the sun sets and the emptiness of the prairies blends into the emptiness of the night sky...well it it's truly someplace special.
High Plains Homestead is a great place to experience all this. It's on a good dirt road, passable by 2WD. Each cabin individually themed, and all comfortable. Breakfast is plentiful and they were very gracious in adapting to our vegetarian kids. Serve a good dinner from what I hear, although it was easier for us to eat in town after each day's activities. The homestead includes a series of outbuildings housing a collection of museum quality objects from the past, which is fun to explore (although it cries out for some curating- I'd love to know more about some of the items...)
The owners are genuine local experts, happy to share their knowledge. They sent us to a great local rock-hounding spot, I wish we had taken more advantage of their advice from the start.
One tip though- the water is highly mineralized. It's fine for bathing, etc, but a little weird to drink. Do yourself a favor and buy some bottled water to throw into the room's fridge.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank mdmss
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2015
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Room Tip: Alle Cabins liegen schön!
  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with family
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1  Thank KlausWesel
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Address: 263 Sandcreek Rd, Crawford, NE 69339-1920
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Location: United States > Nebraska > Crawford
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Crawford
Number of rooms: 6

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