Are you looking for a fun place to stay that is barely off the beaten path? Have your Nebraska Passport handy? Hungry for a family-style meal featuring smoked meats, homemade rolls and desserts? Hit Interstate 80, head towards exit 279 for Minden, and go south. After about 8 miles, you’ll see a sign on the west side of the highway featuring a rooster – this is Q road to Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn and you want to go west, traveler, go west!
The Farmhouse Inn is a remodeled 1886 farmhouse with a restaurant housed in the family barn. The innkeepers, Bob & Linda Ard, have hospitality down to fine art – retired college professors, their philosophy is that while it can be hard work, they are out to have fun, and that spills over into the experience of dining or staying with them. Everyone has a great time at the farm!
Linda’s family has owned the farm since 1915, and she grew up in the house. She enjoys sharing stories of the farm’s past. Smack in the middle of Sandhill Crane country, the spring migration finds those amazing birds very near to your lodging. There are a great variety of birds to watch the rest of the year, as well – Nebraska birding isn’t just for the cranes, you know!
A fabulous venue for special events, the inn has been the site of weddings and parties too numerous to count since they opened in 2008. They are the first bed & breakfast to earn certification in the Greener Nebraska program, a member of the Nebraska Association of Bed & Breakfast and a site on the Nebraska Birding Trail. Looking for nature? You can explore virgin prairie right outside the farmhouse.
Many people have memories of visiting their grandparent’s farm. Whether you want to relive that experience or create that type of experience for your family, Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn is a must visit. Whip out that Nebraska Passport and pack your bag for a relaxing adventure on the prairie!