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15 Best Cabins In Nebraska You Must Visit

Are you looking for the best cabins in Nebraska?

You have come to the right place because I am a midwestern gal, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.

I’ve found some of the best Nebraska cabins, all for you to consider when visiting the Cornhusker State.

Nebraska spans from the prairies of the Great Plains to the dunes of the Sandhills.

There are also breathtaking rock formations in the panhandle that you can admire.

From the urban cities of Lincoln and Durham to the small towns in Nebraska, there is something for everyone to choose from.

With museums and a myriad of outdoor activities, Nebraska offers a plethora of recreational activities.

Here you will find 15 of the best cabins in Nebraska for you to check out.

Yellow sun setting over green plains with river flowing through middle.

15 Best Cabins In Nebraska You Must Visit

Johnson Lake Cabin

You’ll be within steps of the lake at the Johnson Lake Cabin.

This is one of the best Nebraska cabins for large groups or families because it has tons of space.

There are five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large open living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and even a wood-burning fireplace if you are staying in the winter.

Outside there is a covered back deck where you’ll find seating, a hot tub, and a grill.

There is also plenty of space for lawn games and you’re a quick walk away from dipping your toes into the lake.

This cabin rental in Nebraska also offers kayaks and bikes for you to use during your stay.

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A long ranch style cabin with large windows, a covered front patio, and a large green front yard. One of the best cabins in Nebraska.

Sto-Nee Ridge Cabin

If you are considering a family reunion or corporate event, this rustic, chic cabin is one to investigate.

Located between Omaha and Lincoln, it has magnificent views of Lake Wanahoo and gorgeous panoramic views from all sides of the cabin.

Able to accommodate up to 16 guests, in five bedrooms with three bathrooms, it has knotty pine ceilings inside and reclaimed barn wood floors throughout.

Outside is just as inviting as the inside with the cabins being just steps away from Lake Wanahoo. The large yard comes with a teepee sure to please kids and kids-at-heart.

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Close to amenities, you can shop, dine, and explore the area during the daytime, and close out the evening with a glass of wine or a cup of hot chocolate on the patio.

This is certainly one of the most beautiful lake cabins in Nebraska.

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The exterior of a gray and stone multi-level cabin. It is on a large piece of green grass and has trees all behind it. In front of it there are a few small trees.

The Corn Crib At Sheah Blue Vineyard

Talking about an opportunity to stay at a unique location.

This eclectic guest cabin is located in a working vineyard, and was originally a working corn crib!

Nowadays it functions as a unique guest cabin right next to the water’s edge of the pond on the property. There is a balcony that is perfect for morning coffee or an evening cocktail while enjoying the outdoors!

Able to sleep two guests, in 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom, its comfortable interior has wooden floors and large windows allowing plenty of light in.

While a guest, you are free to roam the property, swim or canoe in the lake, and participate in the nightly activities around the firepit.

The vineyard is popular as a wedding destination, and the grain Gin Bar is becoming popular with guests.

This property holds one of the most unique lake cabins in Nebraska.

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The exterior of an old corn crib that has been turned into one of the most unique cabins in Nebraska. It is gray with white windows and there are a few large trees around it as well as grass.

Quiet Hilltop Cabin

If you’re looking for peaceful tranquility, then you’ll love the Quiet Hilltop Cabin.

Located just outside of Franklin on 42 private acres, this is easily one of the best cabins in Nebraska.

The cabin has three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have bunk beds as well as extra beds.

The other bedroom is the master suite with a king-sized bed. There is also a queen-sized bed in the basement family room of the cabin.

Inside you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living room, and plenty of space for up to 12 guests.

On the front of the cabin, there is a nice sized porch and on the back of the house, there is another smaller porch as well as a patio with a grill and some seating.

You’ll have the full 42 acres to explore when you decide to stay in this Nebraska cabin rental.

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A long dark wood log cabin with a dark green roof. There are windows with green trim and a white front door. There is a large grassy front yard.

Parker’s Retreat

Just six miles from Lake McConaughy and close to the North Platte River you’ll find Parker’s Retreat.

You’ll feel perfectly away from it all on this slice of acreage that looks out onto the Nebraska plains.

Because of the acreage, this is one of the best cabin rentals in Nebraska if you’d also like to have other friends or family members come and park their campers or tents near the cabin itself.

The cabin has three bedrooms. One has a king-sized bed, one has a queen-sized bed, and the third one has two twin-sized beds.

So there is plenty of space for a group or family to come to stay and still be able to spread out.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living room, and a dining room with views of the landscape.

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The interior of a log cabins in Nebraska that is partially in shadow. You can see a dining area, a spiral staircase, and windows that look out onto prairies.

Artist’s Retreat Yurt

One of the most unique cabins in Nebraska is the Artist’s Retreat Yurt.

While it is technically a yurt, I still think it deserves a spot on this list of fun Nebraska cabins.

This yurt isn’t like most yurts that may be lacking basic amenities.

Instead, inside you’ll find a large space with a small but fully equipped kitchen, a small dining area, a cozy seating area with a wood-burning fireplace, and of course, a comfy bed.

The Artist’s Retreat Yurt is located just one mile away from the Audubon Rowe Crane Sanctuary.

That means that in the spring, as the Sandhill Crane’s migration gets underway, you’ll be able to watch cranes fly over you as you relax in the hammock on the porch of the yurt.

This is truly one of the coolest cabins in Nebraska.

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A yurt with a large deck on the side of it. It is surrounded by tall trees and a yard. Everything is covered in snow and the sky is gray.

Lake Wanahoo Luxury Cabin

If you plan on staying at the Lake Wanahoo Luxury Cabin, then you’ll be just steps away from dipping your toes into the water.

The cabin has three bedrooms. One of them has four sets of bunk beds, and the others having larger or multiple beds as well. You can comfortably fit 13 people in this massive luxury cabin rental in Nebraska.

Inside there is also a large kitchen, a dining room that looks out onto the lake, a nice sized living room in the basement, and more.

On the back of the house, there is a large deck that has seating and a grill that also has views on the lake.

If you don’t want to enjoy Lake Wanahoo, there is also a large yard for you and your family or friends to enjoy.

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The exterior of a chateau style cabins in Nebraska. It is a light green on the top two floors and the bottom floor has stone on the front. You can see a grassy lawn, a patio, and lots of trees.

Cozy Little Cabin Is A Perfect Cabin In Nebraska For Couples

The one-bedroom Cozy Little Cabin is an excellent choice for couples looking for cabins for rent in Nebraska.

It has a porch that wraps around from the front to the side that has plenty of seating, a grill, and some beautiful views of the nearby fields.

There is a cozy sitting area with a wood-burning stove, a small dining area, and a small kitchen.

The bedroom is actually one of the biggest rooms in the cabin and has a queen-sized bed.

Nearby there is also a walking trail that leads to a pavilion where you’ll find picnic tables, a fire pit, shuffleboard, and a small playset for kids.

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A small cabin surrounded by tall trees with yellow and green leaves. There are leaves on the ground all around it and a large yard.

Dancing Bear Lodge

The 5000 square foot Dancing Bear Lodge is on 5 secluded acres just a short drive from Omaha.

It is like staying in a luxury Nebraska cabin in a beautiful State Park, but still close to some of the best city amenities.

Inside, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, a game room with a pool table, a large living room with a stone fireplace and views of the landscape, and a dining area.

You’ll find there is plenty of space to spread out, both inside and outside.

The cabin also has several levels of decks around the outside of the house.

The decks have plenty of seating to look out at the wooded area, as well as a grill.

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The inside of a classic log cabin. There are two leather sofas, a leather chair, lots of windows, and beams across the ceiling.

Lewis And Clarke Lakefront Cabin

You can find one of the best cabin rentals in Nebraska on the shores of Lewis and Clarke Lake.

The Lewis and Clarke Lakefront Cabin is a large family cabin that six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and tons of space.

In the main living area, you will be able to look out onto the lake from the living room while you relax, from the dining room as you enjoy a meal, or from the kitchen as you cook.

Many of the bedrooms have bunk beds or queen-sized beds, so you can comfortably have up to 19 people in the cabin.

Outside you’ll be able to see the lake from your private fire pit or enjoy time spent in the backyard.

Access to the beach of the lake is just a few steps away down a set of stairs.

You can’t access the beach directly from the backyard because there is a steep drop-off.

So keep that in mind if you are planning to have really young kids playing in the backyard.

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Looking down at the shore of a lake and an orange wood cabin. It has lots of windows, a large deck and back yard, and a private firepit.

Rustic Cabin Retreat

You can find the Rustic Cabin Retreat in Kearney Nebraska.

Although it’s called ‘rustic’, it’s anything but.

Inside you’ll find a cozy and charming cabin with a nice size living area that has a large stone fireplace and a large kitchen.

With two bedrooms, there is enough space for four people to comfortably stay in this Nebraska cabin for rent.

One of the bedrooms is in the upstairs loft and has a queen-sized bed. On the main floor is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds.

The cabin is surrounded by trees on 5 acres of private land.

So you’ll be completely secluded as you enjoy the great outdoors and the trails, a small pond, and more that are on the property.

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The exterior of a rustic cabin that is stone on the bottom and wood on the top. Above the front door there is an awning that has a deer skull on it. The yard is partially dead and there are trees all behind the cabin.

Spacious And Quiet Omaha Cabin

The Spacious and Quiet Omaha Cabin is perfect for those who are looking for Nebraska cabin rentals that are still near big city amenities.

You can find this spacious home just outside of Omaha on 20 acres of wooded land.

So you’ll truly feel secluded during your stay.

There are seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, a large cozy living room with a stone fireplace, and more.

Outside you can enjoy the view or stargaze as you soak in the private hot tub.

You can enjoy meals on the deck that are cooked on the grill or walk down to the small lake and enjoy smores on the private firepit.

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The inside of a large and spacious Nebraska cabin. There is a sectional sofa, a wall made of wood planks, a large stone hearth with a wood burning stove, lots of windows, and wood planks on the ceiling.

Chadron State Park Cabin

Stay just two miles away from Chadron State Park in the Chadron State Park Cabin.

The Chadron State Park Cabin sits on 62 acres of private land that offers stunning views of the woods of the nearby State Park.

You will also be close to popular tourist areas like the Black Hills of South Dakota and Fort Robinson.

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the cabin has enough room for up to 8 guests Which makes it a great Nebraska cabin rental for a group or family looking to explore Chadron State Park.

The cabin also has a front porch with a porch swing and other seating so you can enjoy the view.

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Looking at a cabin that is slightly in the distance on the side of a grassy hill. There are grassy hills all around it and some rocky cliffs.

The Country Loft

The Country Loft is one of the more unique Nebraska cabins on this list.

It was once a barn that was built in the 1900s and was lovingly restored in 2006. So while it’s not technically a ‘cabin’ it is as good as one.

Inside the Country Loft you’ll find an open floor plan that is just one large room.

There is a queen-sized bed, a large soaking tub, and a fully equipped kitchen,

The cabin is decorated with a charming mix of country cottage and classic cabin designs.

Outside you’ll be able to enjoy the farm landscape from your private patio with a dining table, grill, and a firepit.

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The inside of a restored barn that has a bed with a red and blue quilt, a soaking tub, and tons of different cottage and cabin themed decorations.

Lakeside Cabin

You can’t go wrong with a stay at the Lakeside Cabin, which is on Harlan County Lake.

The cozy cabin has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other has two twin-sized beds and a full-sized bed.

So a large group can comfortably sleep in the cabin with no problems.

The cabin also has a full kitchen, a dining area, and a living room.

On the back of the cabin outside there is a small deck with seating and a grill.

There is also a private fire pit and a nice-sized backyard that has views of the lake.

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A firepit in the backyard of a cabin that looks out onto a lake. You can see the big backyard, tall trees, and the lake.

Packing List For Visiting Nebraska

If you will be traveling, either by plane or by car to Nebraska, here are some tips on how to pack lightly.

concealed travel pouch may be one of the most important items you bring along when staying at one of the cool cabins in Nebraska!  It is always important to protect your personal information. Identity thieves are everywhere.

This unisex RFID blocking concealed travel pouch is lightweight and comes in several colors. It has lots of organization to give you peace of mind. You can place it under your hiking clothes next to your body to carry your ID safely.

If you have a pouch already that does not come with the RFID protection, as I do, these RFID sleeves are the perfect solution.

his configuration comes with enough credit card sleeves that the entire family would be protected. They are slim too, so they will easily fit into your pouch or wallet. 

If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures with your phone you will definitely want to consider an external charging battery. This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips.

It can be used on a variety of phones, not just an iPhone like I have. And wow is it fast!

I like that it holds its charging capabilities for several uses so I do not have to worry about it while out and about, and if I forget to recharge it at night, it will still be good to go the next day.

My daughter gifted me with this FugeTek selfie stick and tripod setup for my birthday. I absolutely love it! It is made of lightweight aluminum and is so easy to use.

It has Bluetooth connectivity and is a breeze to use for taking selfies with all those nature shots while visiting Nebraska.

Hydration is so important when hiking. You want to remain hydrated throughout your hikes to support your immune system which in turn will be stronger to fight off any germs you will encounter during your travels. 

You will want to bring your own refillable water bottle with you. 

I never leave home on a trip without my Bobble filtration bottle. The 18.5-ounce size is perfect for hiking and it fits nicely in the pocket of a backpack.

When filled with water, it is not too heavy to carry. And the charcoal filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble.

Perhaps you are traveling a long distance and packing space is a premium in your suitcase, or in your car.

Then this set of collapsible silicone foldable water bottles would work well for you. Would not take up much space at all. 

You will want a backpack or daypack with you to store snacks, your water bottle, phone, extra clothes, etc.. when celebrating Christmas in Ohio. No matter the time of day or evening.

This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great

It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from. The fact that it folds down into a zippered pouch will make it easy to pack!

I hope you enjoyed this list of 15 Nebraska cool cabins. They are all beautiful and unique, and the perfect inspiration for planning your next trip to Nebraska.

If you stay at one of these cabin rentals in Nebraska that I have listed, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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