Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

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


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
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Time away

4.6 on October 18, 2016

My wife and I enjoy our time away, and coming out here feels like home. It's not like a hotel or anything else but more like going to stay with friends. Bruce and Maureen were excellent hosts and we have enjoyed several other stays here. We highly recommend this beautiful setting and the incredible accommodations. We ave stayed at other bed-and-breakfasts but this one is our favorite without a doubt.

Wishing we could have stayed longer!

4.8 on September 30, 2016

Bruce & Maureen have made this house a feels and looks like it's been in this rural location from its beginnings rather than relocated. They were fabulous hosts and we're hoping to return sometime soon!

The Cottage at Prairie Creek Inn

4.6 on August 10, 2016

The Cottage is quaint and comfortable. Having stayed here before, I prefer the main house or The Lodge at the lake. The service and food is fabulous. Great surroundings and walking paths. The Barn is a fabulous venue for large event. I highly recommend!

One night stay

3.6 on August 02, 2016

We stayed one night and the cabin seemed to be under some renovations, so everything was not finished yet. Breakfast was amazing, however, Wish we would of had more time to enjoy it!

Definitely will return!

5 on August 01, 2016

We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and excellent service.

Fabulous anniversary weekend getaway!

4.6 on July 30, 2016

This was our first time staying at a b&b. We loved it! We stayed in the Lodge and couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing place to stay for our anniversary. We plan to stay here again!

lovely & straightforward

5 on June 22, 2016

It was perfect -- very pleasant accommodations in a beautiful setting!

Had a great time!

4.6 on June 05, 2016

We did not take advantage of breakfast so I can't rate that portion

Beautiful Location!

4.2 on May 18, 2016

We stayed at Prairie Creek for a weekend - the setting was really beautiful. It's out in the country, but all blacktop roads to get there. Lots of areas to walk and explore. Bruce and Maureen (and son Luke) were great hosts. This is a really nice option if you need to be near the east side of Lincoln or any of the surrounding communities.

Peaceful Getaway

4.0 on May 16, 2016

We had a unique opportunity to spend an evening away from our children and were so happy to stay at Prairie Creek! The room was simple and peaceful - exactly what we needed. We enjoyed an evening walk over the grounds and then just sat in our quiet, comfortable room and read books together. It was exactly what we hoped for! The hospitality was genuine and perfect. Looking forward to another visit when we find a sitter for the kids again. Thank you!

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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. Includes private bath...whirlpool tub, black marble tile surround.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $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 shared bath with claw-foot tub and separate tiled shower. By request, and subject to availability, the Bath and Living room can be reserved as Private for an additional $50.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

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. Small private bath with shower; sink in room.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

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! By request, and subject to availability, the adjacent shared Bath and Living room can be reserved as Private for an additional $50.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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: $109 - $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 swing, lilacs, garden, prairie, and a beautiful night sky. Queen-sized bed and comfortable accommodations will provide a memorable country experience. Small private bath with shower; sink in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

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: $179 - $179

Cottage Hideaway Suite

Second floor suite includes 1 spacious bedroom, private bath, and your own huge balcony. Also in this suite is a living room with sleeper, table, small fridge, coffeemaker, and microwave, 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. When renting entire Cottage, you have shared access to living room, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and extra bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Lake Lodge Outdoorsman Suite

Lake Lodge Outdoorsman Suite. Includes one master bedroom with king bed, private bath with air jet tub, rear patio, living room with fireplace and queen sleeper, balcony with 'bunkhouse' sleepers, desk, glider, second bath with shower, small fridge, microwave, coffeemaker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Lake Lodge Trails End Suite

This suite features the master bedroom, king bed, and private bath with air jet tub in the loft, with a balcony outside in the trees! Also has a full kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, basic table service, table and bench seats,second bath with shower, and living room with queen sleeper and fireplace. Now featuring Satellite tv and metered WIFI (basic service only).

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

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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. Family Reunions and large gatherings: 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: Leavitt House Dining Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian