Nebraska is a U.S state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States, rich with both history and culture. Geographically, Nebraska is made up of both rolling, great plains and hilly, forested regions. As for climate, Nebraska has two major climate zones.
In the eastern part of the state, Nebraska experiences a humid continental climate, and in the western half, there’s a semi-arid climate. This means that Nebraska’s weather varies across the entire state, from summer to winter temperatures. In general, Nebraska is great for both summer and winter style vacations.
Couples who are looking to vacation in Nebraska will find an array of different vacation experiences, like little cabin adventures and bed and breakfast inn’s rich with heritage and culture. Whatever you’re looking for in a romantic getaway, Nebraska will be able to deliver.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Nebraska:
1. Marina Inn
Nestled along the bank of the Missouri River in South Sioux City, the Marina Inn promises both the comforts of home and the luxury vacation getaway experience. The Marina Inn is just a quick drive from downtown Sioux City in Iowa. Couples looking for a spacious suite will find just what they’re seeking, along with stunning views overlooking the banks of the Missouri River.
For dining, the Marina Inn offers the onsite restaurant called Kahill’s, serving up delicious fish and steak, with available private dining for couples looking for a private moment. Marina Inn amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, including a whirlpool, as well as a fitness center. When it’s time to go out and explore, Sioux City in Iowa is only a hop away, with the art center, museums and theatres.
2. Slattery Vintage Estates
Located in Nehawka, the Slattery Vintage Estates offers a Glamour Camping experience. Couples are welcomed into fully furnished bungalows with beds, tables, rugs and dressers ready and waiting. Each Bungalow is 12 by 14 feet, and even have electric lamps, lanterns, fans and heaters to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Bungalows are available from May 1 to November 1 each year.
For meals, guests can add-on wine and cheese brought to the bungalows, as well as beer and dinners for the campfire and a hot breakfast. The Bungalows are located on the ground of the Slattery Vintage Estates, which also include a vineyard and a tasting room. Enjoy weekly events like Wood Fire Pizzas and Wine Tasting.
3. Cornerstone Mansion
Located in Omaha, the Cornerstone Mansion is the prize of the historic Gold Coast district. This bed and breakfast is an Omaha landmark, and couples will enjoy a cozy at-home experience. There are seven different guest rooms to choose from, which will give couples that exclusive and private experience that makes a romantic getaway just right. Each room is uniquely decorated, including four suites.
The Cornerstone Mansion is only minutes away from some of Omaha’s best restaurants, so guests will never run out of places to eat. Couples will also enjoy the close proximity to places like the Holland Performing Arts Center, the Riverboat Casino and the Joslyn Art Museum. The Gold Coast district is also perfect for all your vacation shopping.
4. Oft’s Bed and Breakfast
If you’re looking for small town charm, this is the exact place to be. Oft’s Bed and Breakfast is located in Bennington, just a few miles away from Omaha. This bed and breakfast is perfectly exclusive, for couples looking for some real solitude. The Oft’s Bed and Breakfast offers two bedrooms, both with private baths.
Couples will be able to enjoy a home cooked breakfast anywhere between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., or a continental breakfast for couples who are eager to enjoy the most of their vacation time together. Oft’s Bed and Breakfast’s location just a few miles outside of Omaha means that guests will be able to enjoy the solitude of a small town, while still having access to all of the art, shopping, and fun that Omaha has to offer.
5. Lied Lodge
The Lied Lodge is the ultimate escape for couples who want to enjoy the peace and quiet for Nebraska’s countryside. The Lied Lodge is located on 260-acres of woods on the Arbor Day Farm, in Nebraska City. Couples will get their pick of 140 different rooms with a nature-inspired decor. The Lied Lodge promises to be a vacation like no other, and couples who are looking for that kind of experience should take a look.
The Timber Dining Room is where breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to all the guests of the Lied Lodge. Menus are seasonal, and the Timber Dining Room offers a farm-to-table experience, with fresh fruits and vegetables right from the field. In addition to all of the acres of woods that couples can explore together, there’s also an onsite Spa, with couples massages available.
6. Hotel Deco XV
For couples who like to be in the middle of all the fun and excitement, the Hotel Deco XV is located in downtown Omaha, and it is one of the most luxurious hotels that Omaha has to offer. The Hotel Deco XV strives to connect with Art Deco designs, and offers guests a decadent experience with each of their guest rooms and suites.
Hotel Deco XV is in the midst of transforming their kitchen space to include a signature restaurant – in the meantime, guests are offered complimentary breakfasts. For lunch and dinner, all of downtown Omaha is right outside the hotel doors. Hotel Deco XV offers private bars and lounges, as well as in room massage services.
7. Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn
In the town of Minden sits the Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn, and it offers guests a luxurious country-side experience. This bed and breakfast has four comfortable guest rooms that have both private baths and entrances. Couples will be able to enjoy both the quiet, country-side charm, as well as an exclusive romantic experience without being surrounded by too many other guests.
Inside a remodeled barn on the property is the on-site restaurant that is open Friday and Saturdays, with delicious meals like smoked brisket and homemade desserts. Otherwise, homemade breakfasts with farm fresh ingredients await guests. The Farmhouse Inn is surrounded by beautiful nature, including a duck pond, and a pasture lane for couples to enjoy a walk through the grounds.
8. Heartland Elk Guest Ranch
Located in picturesque Valentine, the Heartland Elk Guest Ranch is a beautiful property, sitting on acres of stunning woodlands. The Heartland Elk Guest Ranch is perfect for couples who want to enjoy a vacation off the beaten path. There are four different guest cabin options available, from two bedrooms to four bedrooms. Each cabin is fully furnished with heating and air conditioning.
The cabins on the Heartland Elk Guest Ranch property have kitchens that are fully equipped with a fridge, microwave, cooking equipment and dishes and flatware, so you can have your meals right at the cabin. The ranch also offers an array of outdoor activities, like tubing, canoes and kayaks.
9. Hyatt Place Omaha
Located in downtown Omaha, the Hyatt Place is settled in the heart of the historic Old Market district, perfect for couples looking for to be a little closer to civilization. The Hyatt Place offers luxury and comfortable accommodations, with a number of standard guest rooms and high floor suites. Couples will enjoy the modern decor and amenities offered by the Hyatt Place.
The Hyatt Place offers free breakfast complimentary with your stay, and for cravings any times of the day or night, the 24/7 Gallery has freshly made meals, along with grab-n-go market snacks. Hyatt Place is centrally located in the Old Town Market district, with a host of exciting attractions for couples to explore, like the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, or the Orpheum Theatre and Durham Museum.
10. The Rogers House Bed and Breakfast Inn
Located in Lincoln, the Rogers House Bed and Breakfast Inn is perfect for couples who are looking for a quiet and secluded vacation experience. This bed and breakfast offers eleven different rooms, all uniquely decorated and with different features. There are four standard rooms, and four deluxe rooms that have claw-foot tubs. And lastly, there are three suites with jacuzzi whirlpool tubs.
For meals, The Roger House Bed and Breakfast Inn offers full two-course breakfasts, either served on the main floor, or brought up to your room for a private breakfast. The Rogers House offers cable television and DVD players in each room, along with wireless internet and central air. It’s truly the perfect escape for couples looking for a taste of the slow and easy life.
11. Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites West Omaha is located in Omaha, and it offers couples who stay here a central location right next to the best historic and cultural attractions that Omaha has to offer, as well as being located right near Boystown. Couples will enjoy a comfortable guest room or suite, with home-away-from-home amenities.
Comfort Suites offers a hot breakfast for all guests, and for lunch and dinner, couples can explore the nearby Omaha restaurants within easy travelling distance from the hotel. For fun at the hotel, guests have access to a heated, indoor pool and a fitness center. When it’s time to explore Omaha, the nearby attractions include the Westroads Mall and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
12. Comstock Premier Lodge
Nestled in the beautiful Sand Wills, the Comstock Premier Lodge is the perfect place for couples who are looking to connect a little closer with the Nebraska nature. The Comstock Lodge is 8500-square-feet, and offers 10 different rooms, each with a unique design and decor, as well as private baths.
Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast with their stay, as well as daily meals available for added charge along with one of the hunting packages. Comstock Premier Lodge is perfect for couples who love a little adventure, as there are offered day hunts as well as guide and dog hunts.
13. Embassy Suites Lincoln
Located in Lincoln, the Embassy Suites is right in the heart of downtown, and perfect for couples who want to enjoy the surrounding area and know exactly what kind of hotel experience they’re going to get. The Embassy Suites is the centerpiece of downtown Lincoln, and offers an all-suite experience with luxury accommodations and amenities.
The Embassy Suites offers guests both complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as a complimentary evening reception, with drinks and appetizers. The onsite restaurant as the Embassy Bar and Grill offers a delicious, casual dining experience. Centrally located in downtown Lincoln, guests will be able to enjoy the nearby attractions, such as the Lied Center of Performing Arts.
14. Historic Argo Hotel
Built in 1912, the Historic Argo Hotel is located in Crofton, giving guests a peek into the small-town life. The Historic Argo Hotel is a bed and breakfast that offers Victorian-styled rooms and antique furniture, but still offering the modern amenities that make a romantic vacation perfect. The Historic Argo Hotel offers eleven beautifully and uniquely decorated rooms.
The Leslie Brooks Dining room inside the Historic Argo Hotel offers a menu of beverages, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and beef or chicken and fish entrees. There’s also two lounges, one even modeled after a Speakeasy. Located less than 20 minutes away from the Argo Hotel, couples who are looking for an adventure can explore the Missouri River, or the Lewis & Clark Marina.
15. Hilton Omaha
Nestled in the heart of Omaha lies the Hilton, right next to the Old Market Entertainment district. The Hilton is also only 7 minutes away from the airport, so you can get from plane to room as quickly as possible. Guests will enjoy a truly luxurious experience, with guest rooms and suites that will fit any couple’s needs. For couples who want to vacation in style, an upgrade to an executive room will come with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
The Liberty Tavern Restaurant boasts a 1920s ambiance, with delicious steaks and lobster pot pies. Couples can also enjoy some in room dining and make the most of their private, quiet time together. Connected right to the hotel via a skybridge is the CenturyLink center, and the TD Ameritrade Park is only a block away.