Lodging

Lodging

Red Cloud offers a variety of lodging options for road weary travelers. In addition to a 22 room hotel on the north end of town, there are places for RVs, and a range of Bed & Breakfasts including The Cather Second Home Guest House. During busy times of the year, locals will even open up their houses for guests. Contact Tourism & Commerce Director Jarrod McCartney at 402-746-2653 for more information. 

 

 

345 Red Cloud

345 Red Cloud

Attraction Information

Located above The Corner Nook Coffee Shop on the southwest corner of 4th Ave & Webster Street. Please use the north entrance along US Hwy 136 to enter. You can rent directly from the owner at the email or phone number on this list OR book via AirBnB


This recently renovated two room apartment has its own kitchen, bathroom and a style all its own. Located in downtown Red Cloud, 1/2 block from the National Willa Cather Center, Opera House, Wine Bar, market for groceries/deli supplies, and bikes to rent at Back Alley Bicycles. There are 23 steps up to this 2nd floor apartment. A unique small town, downtown living experience located in the heart of all things Red Cloud. Not ideal for children, but a supervised child is certainly welcome.

The space

This private apartment, recently renovated, is located in a brick building in the historic district at our town center. This is a two room apartment, plus kitchen and bathroom. The bedroom also has an exceptionally comfortable leather recliner that can work to nap/sleep as well. There is no dedicated work station, but the dining table can easily transition to a work table including comfortable chair and interesting view. There is a coffee shop below, with wifi, which can also serve as a work space. (You won’t hear a peep from the coffee shop unless you happen to go down there.) Views are of brick streets and downtown buildings/activities. Full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, coffee pot and water kettle. No dishwasher or microwave at this time. Bathroom with shower stall, blow dryer, and makeup mirror. There are restorations in progress in the two adjacent apartments (with consideration to your stay, of course) but not rented out yet. There are 23 steps up to this second floor apartment to keep you fit!

Red Cloud is at the crossroads of two state highways, and you are at town center, so as expected, you may experience some street noise. Hwy 136, east-west, is designated as the Heritage Hwy, one of nine scenic byways in the state. Hwy 281 is the longest continuous three digit north-south route in America and the only one to stretch from Canada (at the International Peace Garden) to the Mexican border.

Guest access

Several apartments share entry stairs from the street, but you will be the only guests with access to your full apartment.

Other things to note

Red Cloud has the nation's largest collection of nationally-designated historic sites dedicated to an American author, most within walking distance of the apartment.

Contact Name
Amy Springer
Address
345 N. Webster (north entrance)
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-0141


This recently renovated two room apartment has its own kitchen, bathroom and a style all its own. Located in downtown Red Cloud, 1/2 block from the National Willa...

A. G. House

A. G. House

Located a short walking distance from downtown, this quaint dwelling was built in 1883 on land originally owned by T. B. Williams, Red Cloud's first physician and Webster County's first divorcee. Boasting original woodwork and plastered walls, this charming home has all modern amenities, and spacious living areas that include two bedrooms, a large living area, and a new spacious kitchen and bath. Take advantage of the southern sun porch or the cottage's front porch, to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, the evening's conversations, or just a quiet get-a-way. According to the 1885 Nebraska Agricultural Census, the home was then owned and occupied by Joseph and Sophia Loder Graves, seven of their fifteen children, and a domestic servant. Needless to say, the older boys most likely slept in the barn's haymow. A barn quilt square, commemorating this property is planned for the west barn door. The quilt on the east is in celebration of the life of H. R. Mullen. He owned and resided here prior to his death, and the family has retained possession of this property for over 50 years. It is currently owned by a daughter, whose hard work and TLC have made it into this quaint abode, that awaits your enjoyment.

 

Contact Name
Ardis Yost, Owner
Address
605 North Locust St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-2856

Located a short walking distance from downtown, this quaint dwelling was built in 1883 on land originally owned by T. B. Williams, Red Cloud's first physician and Webster County's first...

Bar S Lodge

Bar S Lodge

Attraction Information

Rent the entire house! Sleeps up to 6 people! 

Small 2 bedroom, 1 bath house in a quiet, little community just 10 miles from the historic sites in Red Cloud and even closer to great hunting and fishing opportunities. 3 blocks from the local bar & grill. One mile from convenience store. Nearby attractions include the Republican River. Plenty of wide open spaces and room to breathe

Contact Name
Contact Stacia via AirBnB!
Address
Guide Rock
Guide Rock, NE 68942
Phone
402-469-2061 or 402-257-7265

Small 2 bedroom, 1 bath house in a quiet, little community just 10 miles from the historic sites in Red Cloud and even closer to great hunting and fishing opportunities....

Bed & Breakfast on the Hill

Bed & Breakfast on the Hill

Attraction Information

Individual rooms availablefor rent via AirBnB or by contacting the owners directly at the number/e-mail provided

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Nebraska prairie with beautiful views of Republican River Valley and the Red Cloud Golf Course. Watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets while listening to the birds sing. A very relaxing place to stay while touring, golfing, hunting, fishing or a weekend away with family and friends. Children and pet friendly. Open country for walking and jogging. Continental breakfast included. Special hot breakfast provided at extra cost.

Contact Name
Dennis & Cheryl Wilson
Address
738 Road 1400
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-3546

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Nebraska prairie with beautiful views of Republican River Valley and the Red Cloud Golf Course. Watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets while listening to...

Bell's Sleepy Valley RV Park

Bell's Sleepy Valley RV Park

Located north of town, along Crooked Creek. RV parking, all hookups, laundry services, and tent camping available. There's also a car wash on site. 

Contact Name
Charlotte Bell
Address
779 Hwy 281
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-2919

Located north of town, along Crooked Creek. RV parking, all hookups, laundry services, and tent camping available. There's also a car wash on site. 

Cather Second Home Guest House

Cather Second Home Guest House

Visitors to Red Cloud are invited to book a stay at the Cather Second Home. Guests may rent the room that was Cather's, or the rooms of her parents and siblings. The entire home may also be rented for family retreats, meetings, and special occasions. The Cather Second Home once provided Cather with a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere in which to work, while Red Cloud and its residents gave her inspiration and insights. The house—now owned and operated by the Willa Cather Foundation—is a retreat for guests as it was for Willa Cather. There are 6 cozy guest rooms and 2.5 baths.

 

Contact Name
Find us on AirBnB!
Address
541 N. Seward St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Visitors to Red Cloud are invited to book a stay at the Cather Second Home. Guests may rent the room that was Cather's, or the rooms of her parents...

Green Acres Motel & RV Park

Green Acres Motel & RV Park

Green Acres offers a combination of single and double rooms, each featuring a private bathroom. You will find our rooms clean and spacious. All rooms are curb accessible. Non-smoking rooms are available. Rooms are complete with cable TV, wireless internet, heating and air conditioning, and phone. Hot coffee and microwave available in the lobby. Ice and soft drinks are also available. Bird cleaning station and a freezer for game, available during hunting season.

 The RV Park has pull-through spaces with complete hook-ups: water, sewer, electricity, and cable TV. Electrical hook-ups are available in 20, 30, & 50 AMP

Contact Name
Stan and Troi Ellis
Address
791 Highway 281
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
(402) 746-2201

Green Acres offers a combination of single and double rooms, each featuring a private bathroom. You will find our rooms clean and spacious. All rooms are curb accessible. Non-smoking rooms...

Red Cloud B&B at the Kaley House

Red Cloud B&B at the Kaley House

Attraction Information

THE KALEY HOUSE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT PRESENT***

***THE KALEY HOUSE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT PRESENT ***

This fully restored and modernized 1886 Queen Anne sits in the neighborhood that Red Cloud native Willa Cather referred to as “Quality Street.” The beautifully refurbished original features of the home are showcased in three lovely sitting rooms,, a dining room, a new kitchen, three beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms, heated marble and tile floors, central air and heat, all-house Wi-Fi and sound system, front and back stairways, a wrap-around porch, and much more.

The Kaley House is the perfect accommodation during your visit to Historic Red Cloud and the Willa Cather sites – as well as a place to gather with friends or family, or to spend a special weekend getaway.

Come relax and enjoy the quiet surroundings in a beautifully restored home with all of the modern conveniences, and wake each morning to the smell of freshly ground coffee and your homemade continental breakfast. Treat yourself to a bygone era of comfort and hospitality.

Contact Name
Jay Yost and Wade Leak
Address
909 N. Seward St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
***THE KALEY HOUSE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT PRESENT ***

This fully restored and modernized 1886 Queen Anne sits in the neighborhood that Red Cloud native Willa Cather...

Riverside Housing, LLC

Riverside Housing, LLC

  • Located just off of downtown and across the street from the Grace Episcopal Church and Webster County Courthouse
  • Easy walking distance to Cather events 

For more information contact: 

Clint Shipman at cshipman3@gmail.com

Contact Name
Clint Shipman
Address
210 W. 6th Ave.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-3926
  • Located just off of downtown and across the street from the Grace Episcopal Church and Webster County Courthouse
  • Easy walking distance to Cather events 

For more information...

The M Guest House

The M Guest House

Attraction Information

Book this property on AirBNB! 

$145 per night

Up to 6 guests

2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath 

 

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. 

Contact Name
Todd & Lisa Mahin
Address
106 N Cherry St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-960-9393

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...

Villa Willa: Historic Loft Apartment

Villa Willa: Historic Loft Apartment

Attraction Information

Located in the National Willa Cather Center! 

You must book this room on AirBnB! Please click on the link below for more detailed information and to see available dates for booking!!! This loft contains 1,400 sf of renovated space with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It features 12 ft ceilings with large windows and natural light. Wood floors accent common areas, including a full kitchen (dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven range/cook-top, and coffee maker). The master bedroom has 1 queen-size bed and the guest room has 2 full-size beds. **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 building houses the National Willa Cather Center and opened in 2017 after a $7 million 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. Additional features include free wifi and a laundry room for guest use. Common areas of the Moon Bock building include the lower west lobby, upper west lobby, upper corridor, stairways, and elevator. Public spaces available to guests and visitors to the National Willa Cather Center include the off-alley parking, street-front parking, and the elevator.
Contact Name
Marion Arneson via AirBnB
Address
425 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
You must book this room on AirBnB! Please click on the link below for more detailed information and to see available dates for booking!!! This loft contains 1,400 sf of...
Yost Farm Cottage

Yost Farm Cottage

Attraction Information

Call to make a reservation. Open on seasonal basis

Yost Farm Cottage is a modern three room cottage located on the edge of Red Cloud in the heart of Catherland. This quaint cottage sits next to a restored one-room country schoolhouse. Enjoy country life just a few blocks from Cather's childhood home and the Red Cloud Opera House. Open on a seasonal basis. 

Contact Name
Ardis Yost
Address
1144 Road GH
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
(402) 746-2856

Yost Farm Cottage is a modern three room cottage located on the edge of Red Cloud in the heart of Catherland. This quaint cottage sits next to a restored one-room...