COVID-19 Updates* Pay your Utility Bill online * The National Willa Cather Center reopened on July 16th but will only be open to the public Thursday-Saturday * You must sign a waiver at City Hall before your Key Fob will be reactivated for entry into the Community Center * Phase III of the State Directed Health Measure for Webster County began on June 22nd and will continue at least through August.
 

Business and Community Directory

Business and Community Directory

South Heartland District Health Department
South Heartland District Health Department
606 N. Minnesota, Suite 2
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-6211
606 N. Minnesota, Suite 2
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-6211
Southern Title
Southern Title
P.O. Box 221
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2246
P.O. Box 221
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2246
St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Church
St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Church

It was here that Annie Pavelka, the prototype for Ántonia, baptized her baby and later married. The building, erected in 1883 and used until 1903, later became a residential home. Visitors will notice the "poor man's stained glass" windows and the lack of a bell in the belfry. These are important reminders of the economic divisions in Red Cloud. The priest didn't live in Red Cloud, instead traveling by train to give Mass. The train engineer would blow the whistle in a special way if the priest was aboard to let the parishioners know that Mass was about to begin. The building was dedicated and consecrated in 1970. St.Juliana was restored and is managed and maintained by the Willa Cather Foundation.



425 W. 3rd Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2653ttucker@willacather.orgWilla Cather Foundation Website
Starke Round Barn
Starke Round Barn

The Starke Round Barn is a historic and engineering marvel. More than one hundred years old, the barn is massive in size but is held together without nails or pegs of any kind. Measuring 130 feet in diameter and three stories in height, the structure is constructed with balloon framing and heavy timber supports. The Starke Brothers, Conrad, Ernest, William  and Chris, who came to Nebraska from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, built the Starke Barn in 1902-1903. The top level of the structure was used for hay storage, the main level of the barn was for machinery storage, and grain bins were eventually added around the silo. The lower level was used for livestock -- the southern end for cows and the northern end for horses. The Starke Round Barn is the state's largest and one of the largest in the nation. This extraordinary barn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in April 1972.

1639 US-136
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-4165starkeroundbarn@gmail.comwww.starkeroundbarn.com
1639 US-136
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-4165
Subway
Subway

Sandwiches, soups, salads, Goodrich ice cream, pizza, and more. Open 9am-9pm daily. 

407 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3873
407 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3873
Teammates
Teammates

The Teammates Mentoring Program was founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose, and vision. Some of their activities include: weekly meetings with students, a kickoff picnic before the start of school, Recognition Night, One Hour Walk fund raiser, and kayaking.

Officers are President, Marilyn Fritson; Vice President, Eva Worman; Secretary, Val Horne; and Treasurer, Marcy Thompson. The board meets the first Monday of the month. For more information about the program or to apply to become a mentor, contact Jan Harvey, TeamMates Coordinator, at 402.746.3560 (work) or 402.746.2639 (home).

Mission: The program's mission is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.

Red Cloud Community Center
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Red Cloud Community Center
Red Cloud, NE 68970
The Corner Nook
The Corner Nook


Come enjoy a yummy coffee, smoothie, or other specialty drink while shopping our homemade and boutique style merchandise.
The Corner Nook is a coffee shop that also has a huge variety of handmade and boutique type gifts to purchase! We offer hot drinks to include regular coffee, mochas, lattes, steamers (and more) and cold drinks to include smoothies and a variety of frozen and iced drinks. Bring some friends and chat, shop while you sip, or even bring your kids with you! We also welcome anyone who wants to read, do homework, or even craft as we have lots of table space!
 

345 N. Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-0621thecornernook@hotmail.comFollow on Facebook
345 N. Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-0621
The M Guest House
The M Guest House

This quaint little vacation home is perfect for your stay in Red Cloud! This home is great for a romantic getaway, family fun road trip or even a girls weekend away. Our guest house has all the amenities you need for your stay and can sleep up to 6 adults. There is a full kitchen, patio with grill, large yard and charming interior to help you relax, rejuvenate and have a little fun. Ask us for more information to make your stay in Red Cloud a memorable one!

The space

The master bedroom has a king size bed, the den has a twin size bed with trundle that can be two singles or king size and the couch does convert into a queen size bed.

Guest access

Guests have access to the main level of the home.

Interaction with guests

We are readily available and live close to this home if you have any questions! Our little town has so many great things to offer and we can share our favorites with you and help you plan your getaway to Red Cloud. 

The National Willa Cather Center
The National Willa Cather Center

Completed in 2017, the National Willa Cather Center is a sight to behold. In addition to being the headquarters of the Willa Cather Foundation, the building features a climate-controlled archive, a bookstore, a museum, and conference rooms. The NWCC is a testament to the Willa Cather Foundation’s dedication and a shining example of the organization's mission statement:  to promote and encourage increased understanding and appreciation of the life, times, settings, and work of Willa Cather. The fully restored building also features 3 apartments and 3 retail bays. 

The new National Willa Cather Center gives visitors ample opportunities to delve into Cather's life and work through exploration of an educational exhibit, American Bittersweet: The Life and Writing of Willa Cather. Guests may also visit the archive and study center to discover the Foundation's vast collection of documents and artifacts. 

 

413 N Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2653Website
413 N Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2653
The Palace Lounge
The Palace Lounge

The Palace Lounge is a cornerstone of the Red Cloud dining scene, having been in business for 35+ years. Stop in for the Prime Rib special on Thursdays and a great steak any night of the week. 

125 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-9951
125 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-9951
The South 40 Bar and Grill
The South 40 Bar and Grill

We are a full service Bar and Grill. We have music and a pool table. Come and enjoy a cold beer and hot meal.

330 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3170Facebook
330 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3170
The Valley Child Development Center
The Valley Child Development Center
The Valley Child Development Center is a highly quality center that provides care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years. We have certified teachers in each classroom along with assistant teachers who have higher education in early childhood education. We have a certified dietary manager who plans and prepares fresh and nutritious meals daily. TVCDC provides before and after school care for school age children and will have a full program featuring various camps throughout the summer. Making Learning Fun. Affordably * Professionally * Happily
500 West A Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-5110thevalleychild@outlook.comFacebook
500 West A Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-5110
The Wild Horse Creek Company
The Wild Horse Creek Company
819 N. Seward St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
845-551-0417peter@wildhorsecreekcompany.com Website
819 N. Seward St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
845-551-0417
Theobald Law Office
Theobald Law Office
117 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2774
117 W. 4th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2774
Todd's Trees & More
Todd's Trees & More
628 N Franklin
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-8004
628 N Franklin
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-8004
Trailblazers RC&D
Trailblazers RC&D

The Trailblazer RC&D continues to operate as an unfunded RC&D from the Department of Agriculture with no coordinator or program assistant. The Trailblazer RC&D Council’s current officers for 2017 are as follows: Dave Pedersen, President, Larry Cerny, Vice President, Chris Frye, Secretary and Jim Farmer, Treasurer. We continue to hold the following events when grant funding is available from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collections
  • Tire Recycling Collections
  • Electronic Recycling collections
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Red Cloud, NE 68970
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Red Cloud, NE 68970
Van Wey Fencing
Van Wey Fencing
1118 Hwy 136
Red Cloud, NE 68970
1118 Hwy 136
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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Red Cloud Community Center
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Red Cloud Community Center
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Villa Willa: Historic Loft Apartment
Villa Willa: Historic Loft Apartment

The loft contains 1,400 sf of renovated space. 
- 12 ft ceilings and large windows bring in natural light
- wood floors 
- full kitchen (dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven range/cooktop, and coffee maker)
- master bedroom (1 queen-size bed)
- guest bedroom (2 full-size beds)
- bathroom
- laundry room (washer/dryer)
- wifi

Pricing:
-$145/night for 2+ people. 
-$110/night is available for a 1 person reservation.

**Discounts available for week-long or month-long reservations**

The space

The loft apartment is located on the upper floor of the historic 1886 "Moon Block" in Red Cloud, NE. The block houses the Willa Cather Center, and opened in 2017 after a $7 million dollar restoration. Large windows provide views of historic downtown Red Cloud, NE. Custom wood blinds provide privacy.

The rear of the building provides free parking off the alley. The alley entrance provides direct access to the ground floor and building elevator. The apartment can also be accessed from the front of the building, via exterior steps.

The ground floor of the building contains a coffee shop and wine bar (typically open Thursday through Saturday), as well as the National Willa Cather Center.

Guest access

The loft apartment provides a totally private space for guests.

- laundry room is located in apartment and free for guests.
- free wifi

Public spaces of the National Willa Cather Center are available to guests:

- free off-alley parking
- free street-front parking
- access to elevator

Interaction with guests

When You Arrive:

If you arrive between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, or Saturday 9am-1pm please enter the National Willa Cather Center (425 N Webster Street). You can check-in and get the key from the front desk staff.

If you arrive outside of business hours for the National Willa Cather Center, contact Ms. LauraLea Johnson (under "Contact Host" on the AirBnB site listed below). Let us know ahead of time if you'll arrive after hours.

425 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2653 or 785-313-2826 AirBnB Listing
425 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
402-746-2653 or 785-313-2826
Village Pharmacy
Village Pharmacy

From prescriptions to toiletries, and housewares to collectibles, this pharmacy truly has it all. There is something appealing for everyone in the family, from toys to apparel and keepsakes to gift items.

317 N. Webster
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3335
317 N. Webster
Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-3335

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