A place for you to get away with your family and friends to relax and unwind. Located half way between Omaha and Sioux City, Willow Valley Ranch is close to home but still a completely different world. Enjoy the amazing views, the quiet setting and the abundant wildlife that lives in the area. Relax by the fire on the patio, enjoy a soak in the hot tub or enjoy the view from the deck. Take a walk or bike ride on one of several trails on the property.
The house is situated on over 7 acres of land and you get it all to yourself. There are trails for walking or biking, a large lawn area for outdoor games and activities. A large wildflower garden to walk through. A fish pond with a variety of fish to feed. The patio and fire pit area is a great place to gather in the evening to relax and enjoy looking up at the night sky. There are no street lamps or light pollution out here. When the sun goes down it gets really dark outside.
Indoor, climate controlled game room featuring ping pong table, air hockey table, darts and much more. Up in the woods there is a tree house for the kids to play in.
The house will sleep 8-10 people depending on how many children are in your group. It will comfortably sleep 7-8 adults. There are two bathrooms, both with tub and shower, three bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, living room and sun room.
We are dog friendly so we encourage you to bring your dog(s) along. The backyard is completely fenced and the deck also has gates that can be closed. Your dog(s) will have the time of their lives running around exploring the property. Its like a giant dog park only better.
Located minutes from Summit Lake State Rec Area. Summit Lake State Recreation Area is a 190-acre lake, surrounded by 345 acres of land. The area offers fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming and camping, among other activities. A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at the park or statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors or in advance of your arrival online.
The house is fully furnished and includes towels, linens and basic toiletries. Kitchen is fully stocked with all dishes, silverware and cups. Laundry room has washer and dryer and we provide laundry detergent for you. Also included are basic paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels and napkins. We have 2 coffee makers. One is a Keurig and the other is a conventional coffee maker. We provide some coffee for you along with sweetener.
Master bedroom: 1 queen size bed
Bedroom 2: Full size bed with a twin bunk
Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds
Living room: Sleeper sofa
Sun room: Daybed that converts into a twin bed
There is a TV and Dvd player in the living room. We have a large selection of movies for all ages.
A NOTE ABOUT CELL PHONE SERVICE
This is a rural property and cell service in this area is marginal at best. We have a cell phone signal booster inside the house so you will get a good signal when you are inside the house or on the deck. We have not tested all cell phone carriers so we cannot guarantee that your phone will work in this location. You will want to check with your carrier to see if they have service in this area. We know that Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular work inside the house.
Even though this is a rural property, there are things to do nearby
The closest town is Tekamah, NE. It is about a 15 minute drive. There are a variety of services and amenities available in Tekamah.
What to Bring
• Unwind in the Hot Tub, instructions in guest manual
• Relax by the Fire Pit & Pond
• Make S’mores
• Go Hiking, mowed pathways throughout the property
• Take a nap in the hammock in the side garden
• Refill the bird feeders
• Bird Watching, guide book provided
• Star Gazing, telescope in the sunroom, guide book provided
• Tent Camp in the yard. Tent, air mattress, supplies in the twin room closet
• Kite Flying
• Expedition to the abandoned white church and cemetery, 1 mile up the road. Dates back to the late 1800’s!
• Frog catching (& release please)
• Play ball in the yard
• Ping pong
• Ring toss
• Bean bag toss
• Disc golf
• Bocce Ball
• Blow bubbles
• Bicycle riding
• Scavenger Hunt, list provided
• Watch a movie inside if it’s too hot or rainy