The Heritage House built in 1888.
Our second story suite is clean, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers & families. Your reservation will provide you with all 3 bedrooms, private bathroom & a commons area. Original 130 plus year old wooden floors have been restored, bedroom floors are carpeted. Separate semi-private entrance. Separate A/C and Heat. Off street parking. We reside on the main floor. Close to the historical downtown. Unique pergola outdoor living space to relax. Our mailing and UPS/FED-X address is 1506 5th Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska 68845. You will find the entire second story of our home relaxing, peaceful, quiet and with a cozy at home atmosphere. All of the main floor 1888 door and window woodwork trim has been restored back to it's original state, including the original wooden floors. We reside on the main floor of our home and we respect your privacy. Access to the second story is via the beautiful and original open staircase from the main floor. There is a separate outdoor entrance to our home that leads directly to the living space on the second floor suite. All three second story bedrooms and private bathroom are just off the commons area at the top of the landing. There you will find a natural gas fire place, a coffee nook, mini fridge and microwave as well as an Apple TV and a sitting area for reading, networking or social media browsing. We will provide you with a Guest WiFi password upon arrival. Each of the curved ceiling bedrooms are unique in themselves and all three have ceiling fans for your individual desired room comfort. We have queen-sized inflatable air mattresses available if families require additional sleeping arrangements. Just let us know about that so we can set that up for you before arrival. An independent thermostat controls the heat and A/C on the second story for your convenience and personal heat/cool preferences. Our historically featured Heritage House is located in an old part of the city. It was built by Judge Thomas Herbert Cornett and Mary Louise Culver Cornett in late 1887 and early 1888 and was one of the first homes built in our neighborhood. It appears on a Library of Congress Map of the City of Kearney 1889. A replica of that map is hanging in one of the bedrooms. Our home has a colorful past, if you are interested in it's wonderful history ask Chuck about it. The Union Pacific Railroad played a major role in the early development of our city and the mainline tracks are still in use today. Most guest say they never hear the trains at night, but be aware that U.P. runs 24 hours a day through the heart of our city. All guests have access to the entire second story of our home this also includes all outdoor living areas and the hot tub. Laundry facilities [ON THE MAIN FLOOR] are available to you as well if you desire. There are three entrances to our home, A separate and semi-private access is available to you as one of those choices. Each guest is provided a four digit code (typically your last four digits of your cell phone number) to gain key-pad access to the home. Ample off street parking and access to our private secret garden area is always available to you. Just come a relax and enjoy our beautiful old home and all that it has to offer you during your stay with us. We will socialize with you as often as you would like to interact. We are very open-minded and unassuming people . We understand, appreciate and will respect your privacy. We typically are outdoors on the pergola as much as possible when the weather and seasons provide favorable temperatures. Please join us for some casual conversation, a bottle of wine and/or some ice cold beverages. Our home resides in a mostly residential neighborhood. It is peaceful, quiet and safe. We live close to shopping, parks, swimming pools, local attractions and restaurants. 5th Avenue is a major street running North/South in our city and is generally free of visitor traffic. Most locals choose to use 5th Avenue route over the main street (Second Avenue) which also runs thru the city North to South. Using 5th Avenue will allow you [for the most part] stop sign and stop light free travel. Local cab service and UBER is available. All East-West streets are typically numerical. All North-South streets are called Avenues and are also numbered as well. We live on the corner of 15th Street and 5th Avenue. There are two major highways that intersect our city dividing it in four quadrants. No point in our city is more than a 15-20 drive from our home at the very most. For your convenience, we have city maps for you to take with you as well. The Sandhill Crane Migration draws people from all over the world. If you are coming to participate in this annual event, please consider also reserving a spot in one of the Rowe/Audubon Society viewing blinds. Reservations can be made beginning January 2nd of each year [see us for details]. In our opinion - an early morning viewing is the best - however those spaces are limited and fill up quite quickly. We are close to the University of Nebraska - Kearney campus and only a 10 minute drive off the Interstate 80 at Exit 272. We live close to the city's hiking and biking trails. We are only a 10-15 minute walk to the old downtown area called "The Bricks" that has numerous pubs, bars, eatery's and unique shopping experiences. We live just blocks away from coffee shops and grocery stores. There is a 9-hole disc golf course and children's municipal swimming pool three blocks away. We have discs for you to use if you want to give that a go. A second municipal Olympic sized swimming pool with a incredible water slide is only 10 blocks away. That park also provides a beautiful rock and flower garden with water fountains. If you enjoy kayaking, you should check out the Kearney Whitewater Trail. Kayaks are available thru a local independent outfitter. The Kearney Hike-Bike trail is a 23 mile concrete trail that runs from Cottonmill Lake Park to The Fort Kearney State Park & Recreation Area. This trail is only about 10 blocks from our home and runs thru the heart of Kearney's most beautiful and family orientated city parks; Yanney Park. There you can enjoy a child's water park, picnicking, paddle boats, fishing, climbing the observation tower or just spend time looking at the flowers in the botanical garden and the enjoy the lake front looking for the swans and other waterfowl. We are only about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport, that flies to/from Denver, Colorado twice a day and Chicago daily. The Cabela's/Bass Pro Shop Outdoor Gear Retail Store is located on the way to/from the airport. During the settlement of The West, Fort Kearny played a major role protecting the prairie pioneers from bands of Plains Indians and wanted outlaws and marauders including The Jesse James Gang. From 1847 until 1868, all of the major trails; The Oregon Trail, The Mormon Trail, The Overland Trail, The Ox-Bow Trail and to include the Pony Express Trail all converged at Fort Kearny, a short 15-20 minute drive from your stay with us. On May 10, 1869 the Trans-Continental Railroad was completed and train travel ended the wagon train routes to the West. The Great Platte River Archway Monument is a great self guided tour museum depicting the prairie Indians life, the settlement of the West, the building of the railroad and how Kearney grew economically with the Eisenhower Interstate Highway ( I-80) passing just South of the city. Kearney is the host city to The Museum of Nebraska Art, as well as numerous other nationally acclaimed points of interest. The Great Platte River Basin is the sight of the largest crane migration event anywhere on Earth. The Sandhill Cranes arrive and stay over from early February to early April as they pass thru the Central Migratory Flyway. This event brings people from all over the world to our city to view this incredible phenomenon. The Central Migratory Flyway also brings 1.2 million Snow Geese, Canadian Geese and well as all types of other migratory water fowl thru our area. The American Bald Eagle follows this annual waterfowl migratory invasion and can be seen sitting atop the large cottonwood trees along the Platte River. Come join us for this annual event. Having lived in Kearney for +40 years has given us a wealth of knowledge about our area and our city that we want to share it with you. Come be our guests and enjoy what our great community has to offer.
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