High Plains Homestead in Crawford, Nebraska is the way it was

Step into yesteryear with a stay at the High Plains Homestead near Crawford, Nebraska. Mike Kesselring and his family have rescued
homestead-era buildings creating a typical homestead village with a general store, tavern, accommodations, blacksmith shop, a jail, a one-room homestead house, and more are in the works.  Visitors can tie up their
horse for the night and/or just stop by for one of their “cowboy” cooked meals. Mike cooks up an awesome meal. You have to look for it but there is also a swimming pool surrounded by a high wooded fence so it doesn’t intrude on the ambiance of the place. There is even internet. 

Some of the quaint but rustic rooms are aptly named (and decorated) “Cowboy” and “Saloon Girl.” They were all occupied so we stayed in the cabin with two bedrooms, kitchen, washer and dryer, and more.  I would have liked to stay longer. We enjoyed the evening sunset, saying goodnight to the horses and buffalos,
and gazing at a zillion stars.  For more information log on to highplainshomestead.com. The local ranchers like the Kesselrings have formed nebraskahighcountry.com to promote the area, their accommodations, and provide a variety of experiences such as a trail ride, fossil hunting, and hiking.