I had to travel to Omaha for my best friend's wedding. When I found out I was going solo, I wondered if there was a B&B or historic inn in the area, so I could treat myself. I am so glad I found the Cornerstone! It was a crazy weekend of setting up for a rehearsal dinner, helping the bride get ready and just generally calming her nerves, and I was so glad that I could come "home" to the Cornerstone every night. I stayed in the Garden Room, which is the perfect size for one person - a double bed (an antique sleigh bed), a small desk (but big enough to work comfortably on my laptop), and an attached, private huge bathroom. The price was cheaper than many of the local hotels i looked at, and the inn was so much more inviting. The bed was comfortable and I slept very well every night.
Breakfast during the week was continental, with fresh-baked muffins, coffee, cereal, yogurt, fruit, and bagels. Simple, but plenty. The weekends were fancier, with delicious French toast made from a baguette and garnished with fruit and pecans, and an egg souffle on Sunday.
Julie was a great hostess who made me feel like an old friend by the time I left on Sunday. If I ever make it back to Omaha, I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cornerstone Mansion, historically known as the Offutt House, is a focal point of Omaha's historic Gold Coast District, popular with the wealthy at the turn of the century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Trust, no expense was spared when prominent Omahans Charles and Bertha Offutt built the 10,200 square foot home in 1894. Offutt Air Force Base was named for their son Jarvis. A Landmark of the City of Omaha, the Mansion began serving as a Bed and Breakfast in the mid 1980s. Guests have a choice of seven guest rooms, each has a private bath, four are suites, and all are distinctively different in decor. All guest rooms includefree Wi-Fi Internet access, telephones and televisions. Some rooms have fireplaces, sunporches, desks, and over-sized claw-foot tubs. The mansion is conviently located near the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kiewit, Creighton University, Creighton University Medical Center, Boystown National Research Hospital, The D ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cornerstone Hotel Omaha
- Cornerstone b&b