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Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

2400 S. 148th St. , Walton, NE 68461 USA (Show map)

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When life is just too busy, you need a place to reclaim your boundaries, recover from the constancy and demands of life, and settle in to be truly restored. In addition to the 6 bedrooms in the historic Leavitt House, 2 Suites in the Cottage House, and 2 Suites in the Lake Lodge, you will find our lake, prairie, trails, creek, 3-season 'Opry Barn', and 100 acres of privacy! We welcome you for a romantic overnight stay, a wedding, group meeting, reunion, anniversary or birthday party. You can even rent out one or all of the entire houses (sleeps 16, 9, and 10 respectively)! Our bedrooms and suites are each uniquely decorated, and reflect the character and charm of the historic house, farm, and lake setting. Direct access to the beauty and tranquility of God's creation. Wildlife, the freshness of nature, and the quiet solitude of brilliant sunrises and Golden Sunsets offer you a bountiful harvest of memories.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Great Time

5 on March 30, 2015

We had a wonderful time what a beautiful place we will be back again

A wonderful, romantic, and relaxing stay!

5 on March 08, 2015

Bruce and Maureen were very hospitable, made an excellent breakfast, and made us feel at home. We visited in the winter and so didn't explore the property but from the car. We look forward to another when it's warmer so we can explore.

Perfect Winter Stay!

5 on January 25, 2015

Our winter stay at Prairie Creek Inn was very comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing. Loved seeing a sky full off stars at night and taking a winter walk to the lake in the morning!

Prairie Creek Inn B&B Fond Memories

4.6 on January 05, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast myself twice and once with my family some years ago before the Golden Sunset Farm Barn had been completely renovated. Even though it was a while ago, we fondly remember our visits and realize how refreshing and what a blessing it was for us. We met other guests, ate great food, talked and laughed together. Bruce and Maureen are excellent hosts and their knowledge of the Leavitt House and their renovation stories are remarkable to hear. They are amazing at hospitality! The grounds are pleasant to walk around and the pond and wooded area are nice to enjoy friendships and immerse oneself in nature's quiet beauty. At night, the stars are ablaze along with all the other night sounds of summer. RLM, greater Philadelphia area

A Fantastic Experience

5 on November 13, 2014

Our stay at Prairie Creek was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast, so we didn't know what to expect. We certainly weren't disappointed. Our time there was nothing short of amazing. The accommodations were wonderful - so many interesting things to see. The rooms were very comfortable and furnished, each in its own unique way. The grounds were beautiful. The weather while we were visiting was awesome so we enjoyed walking the trails. The barn brought back many neat memories. It was hard to believe we were so close to Lincoln. Bruce and Maureen were the perfect host and hostess. We are looking forward to staying again - and again.


4.4 on September 30, 2014

Overall a great place for my brothers wedding.

Serenity & peace

4.6 on September 09, 2014

My signifcant other and I spent a night at Prairie Creek Inn B&B, over this last Labor Day weekend (2014). We had a truly wonderful relaxing and peaceful time. We spent our Saturday evening down at the pond fishing. It was such a beautiful night and enjoyed the solitude. Every other guest, that we encounter during our stay, was friendly and wonderful to talk to. Bruce and Maureen were very gracious and caring hosts. I enjoyed Sunday morning getting up early, having coffee and getting to know the both of them. Their home is beautiful and we loved our room. Loved the fact that the parlor door handles were from Mr. C's, my favorite restaurant of all times. We will definitely make a plan to come and stay again.

Surprise Valentine's Day Weekend

5 on March 13, 2014

This was a surprise weekend trip for me arranged by my love. Everything about this weekend was wonderful. Bruce and Maureen were very accommodating as we arrived late in the evening on Friday and had an early morning planned for Saturday. However, when we arrived back mid-morning, Maureen served us a delicious breakfast. The rooms were beautifully decorated, some provided the story of the house itself. We really enjoyed the quiet weekend in the country at Prairie Creek Inn. This is a must stay B&B. We can't wait until our next visit. Thank you very much Bruce and Maureen for your hospitality and a weekend we will never forget! S & N - Grand Island, NE

Anniversary celebration.....many more to come!

5 on December 23, 2013

My wife and I came here for the first time for Valentines day, 4 days after our anniversary the year they opened. We have since become good friends with Bruce and Maureen and enjoy their hospitality and accommodations. We have been blessed to stay with them many times now and have always been blessed by the time away from the daily hustle and bustle. We look forward to many more visits and continued friendship! We highly recommend Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Wonderful Evening shared with friends.

5 on December 12, 2013

This was a holiday gathering for 11 of us from an organization. The innkeepers were very wam and welcoming for our tea and tour. They even allowed us to bring in our own soups and enjoy our gift sharing in their beautiful home! I would highly recommend this very informative and heart warming experience for anyone.

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Rooms & Rates

Prairie View Room

Offers our best view of the 3 acre native prairie just outside the front yard. This field has never had a plow put to it, and yields some of the most spectacular bouquets of native flowers in the area. Also has a view of the farm's original gambrel roof barn, field, and woods. The king bed is our finest sleeping mattress. Original wood floors and beautiful woodwork. Optional private bath...whirlpool tub, black marble tile surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

Inspiration Pointe

Are you a writer, composer, or dreamer? This is the premier private place for you. You will have an unlimited view of the 3 acre prairie, converging woods, field, and skyline. Here you will find the solitude and rest you need to re-create or organize your life. Features a full-size antique walnut bed and furniture and includes sofa sleeper for an additional 2 guests. Adjacent living room and bath with claw-foot tub and separate tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $139 - $249

Legacy Room

In a secluded, quiet corner, you will be enlightened by the history and process of moving 'this old Leavitt House' and its assimilation into the Francke Farm. Its simple elegance (including a king-sized slightly firm mattress) is a theme for the Prairie Creek Inn. The close-up view of the facility's woods—walnut, ash, hackberry, and pine, is enveloping and comforting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

The Cedars Room

The theme of the cedars is just that—aromatic red cedar. The cedar bed is the creation of Bruce Stahr for Maureen's wedding gift—and is a king Select Comfort; beams above and trim in the cathedral ceiling are also made of cedar. Includes sofa sleeper for an additional 2 guests. A stunning private view of the acreage woods and even a peek of the lake are available when you're not gazing at the stars or the brilliant sunrise the next morning!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $249

The Homestead Room

This room offers a feel for what the early settlers in the area may have experienced—queen bed, rocking chair, pedal sewing machine, and humpback trunk. This room also has a great secluded view of the Francke Gardens. Private bath with 6-foot claw-foot antique tub/shower available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $89 - $109

Golden Sunset Room

Named after the working farm that has become Prairie Creek Inn, this room offers a great overall view of the facility: Brilliant sunsets, view of the side yard and (future) gazebo, lilacs, garden, prairie, and a beautiful night sky. Queen-sized bed and comfortable accommodations will provide a memorable country experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

Cottage Master Suite

Main floor suite includes spacious bedroom, private bath with corner jacuzzi tub/shower, and private covered porch for viewing spectacular sunsets and stunning star-filled night skies. You also have access to the living room, wood stove, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and extra bathroom. A sofa sleeper allows you the option of 4 total guests. Aunt Laura, who lived here for decades, never had it so nice!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Cottage Hideaway Suite

Second floor suite includes 2 spacious bedrooms, private bath, and your own huge balcony. This suite is accessed by awesome original steep radius staircase or easier outside stair access via balcony. Rooms are very cozy with knee-walls and angled ceilings. Shared access includes living room, wood stove, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and extra bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179


Location Type



Lincoln, NE (LNK) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Lincoln: East on 'O' St. to 148th St. (5 miles out of Lincoln) Right (S) on 148th St. for 1 1/2 miles. Driveway on left (E.) is the only one in that mile. Secluded in trees. Look for 'Prairie Creek Inn' sign and large white barn at far end of driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, "Tea & Tours for Ten", a 2-hr. group experience!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Facility includes many acres of trails, fields, barn, hay
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Cottage (more secluded) for families needing privacy
  • Childcare Provided: Limited by prior request, extra charge
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required outdoor only, leash or kenneled

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night stay required only on major holiday and home football weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card hold or prepay by check at time of reservation.
 First night's rate required for any multiple room or night reservation.
  • Cancellations: 48-hours for a single room cancellation. 7 days for any multiple room or night reservation. First night's rate will be charged. Weddings: Separate facility rental agreement, 25% non-refundable deposit, and 30-day cancellation.



Bruce & Maureen Stahr

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , 2 horses

About the innkeepers

Hiking, horseback, remodeling, reading, singing, guitar, traveling, American history, family events...

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  • Time Served: 7-9am, or by arrangement
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Serenity Suite Living Room (by request)

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


2400 S. 148th St. , Walton, NE 68461 USA (Show map)

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