PRIMARY RENTAL SPACE: Full kitchen. Big-screen TV not yet mounted in this px.PRIMARY RENTAL SPACE: Guest bath
Custer Canyon Ranch & Horse Motel

Private room

8 guests

4 bedrooms

10 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Quiet, remote. Perfect retreat space surrounded by wide-open prairie. Minutes from Pioneer Picnic, Callaway Kite Flight, Junk Jaunt & One-Box Hunt. Enjoy the deck or cowboy porch.

Perfect for a writer's, scholar's or photographer's retreat! Take advantage of the weekly or monthly discount to allow enough time to move your project forward while also absorbing the healing power this peaceful place offers.

You will NOT want to leave, so book your return date before you leave, if possible!

The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 4
Bed: 10
Check In: 10AM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Other


Extra people £15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £761
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £65 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 air mattress, 4 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 2 air mattresses
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules

- Guests bringing horses must have proof of current vaccinations and carry their own insurance on their animals.
- Anyone staying long enough to enjoy the outlying areas (barns, fields, pastures, ranch horses, etc.) will be required to sign a liability waiver.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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LuAnn User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at Custer Canyon Ranch for the solar eclipse! The walk-in basement area was roomy and comfortable, and Shirley is a lovely hostess. She encouraged us to feel at home on the ranch and gave tips for enjoying the local area, including attending Cornstock 2017, a three-day music festival arranged by neighbors. Friendly people, dogs, and cats were available for interaction if we wanted it, or we could hole up and grab an afternoon nap. The solar eclipse was incredible. We are so delighted to have shared it with your interesting guests.

Samantha User Profile
July 2017
Staying here truly made the entire trip I had so memorable. It was a wonderful stay and although short, Shirley went above and beyond to show us a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Spending time with the animals was especially memorable and this is a remarkable property that is simply gorgeous. I'd go out of my way to stay again and again.

The kids have so much fun staying at the ranch. Shirley is very friendly and hospitable. Such a great place to stay.

Shauna User Profile
July 2017
This was amazing and we really enjoyed everything about our stay! The scenery was beautiful and our kids loved the farm and were able to run and play! Shirley was an awesome host! So sweet!!!!

Heather User Profile
June 2017
Shirley's place was a bit more out of the way than we expected, but it was worth the extra drive. It was really a one-of-a-kind house. The location was picturesque and peaceful, and the decor was a horse-lover's dream come true. Our children loved the friendly cats and the baby kittens in the barn. Our younger two also had fun dressing up in Shirley's collection of vintage clothing from her days as a photographer. Shirley was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. We would recommend this property to anyone who would enjoy relaxing on a porch swing, while watching the sun set over the Nebraska hills.

Ron User Profile
May 2017
Very nice place, great views, home away from home.

Grace User Profile
May 2017
We loved our overnight at Shirley's charming ranch. We all wish we could have stayed longer...! Our family especially appreciated Shirley's warm and generous personality. She even had homemade ice cream prepared for us to enjoy! Everything was clean and comfortable. Our children especially loved her dog, Tipton.
Shirley User Profile
Response from Shirley:
Thanks for letting me know about the "hidden" coffee filters. I'll make sure they are visible for future guests (including you, I hope!). I don't drink coffee, so needed the reminder to pay attention to that detail. Your family is just delightful. THANK YOU for entering my life!
May 2017

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Callaway, Nebraska, United StatesJoined in March 2017
Shirley User Profile

Hi! I guess you'd say I'm somewhat the epitome of a country girl. I was my dad's right-hand "man" growing up on our family farm in eastern Nebraska, but always loved horses even more than tractors. Was taught, early-on, that, in life, it is important to be interestED AND interestING, so I have tried to be that kind of person.

For a long time, I felt I was called to be a writer -- writing the stories of interesting people. That was fun until one day I had the thought, "Hey, how about YOU becoming an interesting person whom OTHER writers want to write about, instead?" So I shifted gears and started looking at what was interesting about MY life, and started doing things that could make interesting reading -- should anyone care to write about them. And they have. But mostly, I just got busy and started DOING things -- whether others were interested or not.

Although I wasn't a great student, I did earn a Bachelor's degree at the age of 38 (my patient parents bragged, jokingly, that I was on the 22 1/2 year plan), followed by a Master's in Education (I was writing a lot of curricula) and -- STUNNER -- a PhD in Leadership! I've written books. Spent more than a decade traveling the country as a motivational speaker. Served two years as the president of the international Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. And spent more than 40 years as a professional photographer. But my proudest accomplishments have revolved around raising our four children and helping influence (to date) 14 grandchildren. Well, proudest of those loved ones AND the horse stalls I built BY MYSELF the winter of 2014 out of wood I had harvested out of old barns BY MYSELF. I guess you could say my deal right now is: POWER TOOLS!!! :-)

I'm fast-forwarding, now, but sharing with you my genuine desire to not travel so much, but to bring interesting people to me ... because I have a place others need to experience. The quiet of my airbnb site is deafening. A star-lit night out here is breath-taking. The solitude is healing.

And my horses are therapeutic and have drawn to me friends who have enriched my life beyond measure.

I lost my husband of nearly 48 years this past November (2016). That hurts ... a LOT. (That's him in my profile photo.) But we had nearly 3 years to deliberately reflect on and celebrate his life's accomplishments. And this ranch was one he made possible out of shear love for me. It was a blessing to have those final years to thank him. And his gift of love to me now gets to continue to bless more lives through this hosting opportunity.

Whereas my goal is to host more than travel at this stage of my life, when I do travel, I strive to be the same kind of guest as I am a host: easy to enjoy and accommodating to others.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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