Taylor, NE


-Belinda's Cottage

-Bromwich Canyon Lodge

-Calamus Outfitters

-Crest Motel

-Gracie Creek Cabins

-Ranch Retreat

-Wagner Bunkhouse

-Wildlife Inn

-91 Pines Campground


-Area Attractions and Activities

-Calamus Reservoir and State Recreation Area


-Outfitters and Guides



Belinda's Cottage

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Bromwich Canyon Lodge

Bromwich Canyon Lodge, LLC is open year round and is the perfect getaway destination for couples and families. Settle into the warmth and charm of this beautiful secluded country lodge and take pleasure in the unadorned simplicity of quiet country living. Our accommodations include 2 bedrooms on the main floor with queen size beds and 2 bedrooms on the upper level with full size beds, a sleeper sofa and full size futon are available for extra guests. All bed linens are provided.

To make reservations please contact Max & Debbie Emerton and be sure to check out the Bromwich Canyon Lodge website: http://www.bromwichcanyonlodge.com

Home: (308) 942-3493 (308) 942-3493
Cell: (308) 214-0704 (308) 214-0704


Calamus Outfitters

Let the Switzer family be your hosts as you make lasting memories on a true working ranch. Calamus Outfitters has two beautiful lodges that can accommodate approx. 20 people each as well as four rustic cabins that can each accommodate up to 6 people. Lodges each have 5 private rooms with 5 private baths, common area and full kitchen. Cabins have ¬ĺ bath and kitchenette. All linens are provided along with many other modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Located just off Hwy 96 on the Calamus Reservoir.

Calamus Outfitters is a provider of great outdoor recreational activities and events including a Prairie Chicken Festival, river adventures, horseback riding, bird watching, hiking, and hunting. Ranch and birding tours of the Switzer Ranch and Nature Reserve are also available.


See www.calamusoutfitters.com and www.switzerranch.com to learn more or call 308-346-4697.


Crest Motel

The Crest motel is a two-unit motel located one mile south of Taylor, just south of the Corner Stop Gas Station and Convenience Store on Hwy. 183. Each of our clean and comfortable rooms has a double and a single bed, central heating and AC, and dish network TV. There are no pets or smoking allowed in the rooms.



To make reservations contact Tracy or Suzanne Kraus at 308-942-3430.


Gracie Creek Cabin

Gracie Creek CabinThe Gracie Creek Cabin is a fully furnished 6-bedroom vacation home overlooking the Gracie Creek pond as it flows into the Calamus Lake. With 2,300 square feet on 5 acres, you'll be right at home while enjoying the many activities in the area as well as the incomparable serenity of Nebraska's Sandhills.



Ranch Retreat

The Ranch Retreat is a guest house located on the edge of the North Loup River Valley. The ranch style home features two private bedrooms, two baths, a living room with a fireplace and two hide-a-bed sofas, a kitchen equipped for your to do your own cooking or we will provide a continental breakfast. There is a hot tub on the deck and satellite TV for your enjoyment. We even offer boarding for your horse if you desire. The Ranch Retreat will accommodate up to 10 people.

This is also a great place to hold rejuvenating women's retreats with privacy. Local massage therapist available as well as a professional beauty salon located only minutes away to pamper your every need.

Please contact us for prices, reservations, or for more information.

Ranch Retreat
82201 Kent Road
Burwell, Nebraska 68823

308-942-6026 or 308-942-3151



Wagner Bunkhouse

The Wagner Bunkhouse has added new cabins for you to continue to enjoy the rural setting where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. The Bunkhouse is located just 1/4 mile from the beautiful North Loup river where you can enjoy a beautiful evening stroll.

The new cabins as seen here on the website are near the Wagner's ponds, for a chance at a Master Angler- catch and release only.

While enjoying your stay you will also enjoy the fowl and animals. Some of the amenities include full kitchens, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, Dish TV VCR-DVD Player at the Bunkhouse, two or three bedrooms plus hide-a-beds, bathrooms, a fish cleaning station, grills, some dishes, pot and pans and silverware. The linens and towels are provided so you can enjoy a total relaxing time.


There is also primitive camping available.

What a fun time for family and friends!

For more information contact Dann and Sonja Wagner,
46042 825th Road, Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 750-4446 or (308) 346-4931


Wildlife Inn

The Wildlife Inn is located on highway 183 at the south entrance of Taylor. To make reservations or for more information please call 308-942-6234.

See more photos of their establishment at http://www.spearjent.com/Lodging.html


91 Pines Campground

Located in the beautiful Sandhills between Burwell and Taylor on Highway 91 and along the scenic North Loup River valley, 91 Pines offers campers a central location to enjoy surrounding area attractions and the pure, natural beauty of the area. 

For more information call Don Davenport at 308-214-0198 or 308-346-5478.

You can also visit http://www.91pines.com/


Area Attractions and Activities

Calamus LakeEscape to a place where family and friends make memories that last a lifetime! Enjoy the peaceful serenity of rolling hills dotted with vibrant wildflowers, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, refreshing lakes and rivers and welcoming hospitality.

Get your feet wet while tanking or canoeing our family friendly rivers. Or stop by the Calamus Lake for more great swimming, boating and fishing.

The American Bird Conservancy has described the Nebraska Sandhills as the "best grassland bird place in the United States". The region sports some of the nation's best Sharp-tail Grouse and Greater Prairie Chicken hunting in the fall and premier lek viewing in the spring. Loup County is also home to the rare Burrowing Owl as well as a multitude of other indigenous species.

Hunt upland game, waterfowl, deer and turkey on native tall grass prairie. Low hunter density and thoughtful land management have produced one of the prime hunting environments the state has to offer. The diversity and quality of wildlife here makes Loup County a mecca for any outdoorsman!

Located in "God's Cow Country" Loup County relies heavily on cattle ranching. Come see real cowboys work cattle the old fashioned way while being good stewards to the land.

For the amateur astronomer, don't forget to take advantage of some of the blackest nights you'll see by being far from the pollution of big city lights!

Soak in the rich history this area has to offer. Visit the original log cabin museum and other attractions in the village of Taylor.

Calamus Reservoir and State Recreation Area

Camping at the CalamusThe Calamus Lake is the most beautiful boating and fishing lake the Sandhills has to offer! White sand beaches, modern boat ramps, and prize fishing make this one of the states most family friendly vacation destinations. Several campgrounds accomodate RV parking and tenting needs. The recreation Area includes ample opportunities for hunting, bird watching, hiking, etc.

For more info go to http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov and click on Calamus SRA.


The Loup County Fair (locally referred to as the "World's Fair") is the second weekend in August and is held in the town of Taylor. The youth of the county show off their 4-H projects including arts and crafts, foods, displays, and animal exhibits. Citizens proudly show off photography, art, produce, etc. Many family activities are planned throughout the weekend like a bicycle rodeo, turtle and duck races, cakewalks, chicken scramble, kiddie parade, and more! The Fair is wrapped up by one of the biggest and best community parades in the area on Saturday night followed by a musical/comedy street show that is free for all. Come see why Taylor triples its population during the Loup County Fair!

The Loup County 5K Run/Walk is held on Saturday during fair. Early registrations are gauranteed a T-shirt! For more information call Janet Naughtin at 308-942-3476 or visit the Loup County website.

For current Fair Scheduling visit www.loupcountyworldsfair.org.


Prairie ChickenThe Prairie Chicken Festival, held at the beginning of each April by the Calamus Outfitters, is a unique event in Loup County near Taylor. Watch breeding dances of greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse, enjoy the Sandhills scenery on daily birding excursions, learn about grassland conservation and enjoy fabulous food and entertainment.

Experience the prairie...be an eco-tourist. For current information on the Prairie Chicken Festival visit http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/


The annual Sandhills Sandbur Run is held in Loup County every June at the Calamus Outfitters. This is not a road race!! The scenic pasture run will leave you breathless…..literally!!

Enter one of 3 races. The 5K walk (no running), the 5K Run, or the 5K Mud/Obstacle Run (you must attempt all obstacles).

Visit http://www.sandburrun.com/ for current race info.


The Nebraska Junk Jaunt travels through Loup County every September and offers numerous stops for those searching for antiques and other "treasures". Check out http://junkjaunt.com/ for more information.

Rodeo EntranceBurwell, the "Outdoor Rodeo Capital of Nebraska," hosts Nebraska's Big Rodeo the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in July. In addition to traditional rodeo competitions, at each of the four PRCA performances, spectators enjoy Chuck Wagon Races, Wild Horse Races, the Dinner Bell Derby, Trick Riders and world champion clowns, bucking stock and contestants. When in Burwell, you won't miss the rodeo ground near the junction of Hwys 11 and 91. Be sure to attend Nebraska's Big Rodeo that has been a Burwell tradition for more than eight decades.For more information and ticket orders: (308) 346-5010

Find out more about Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor opportunities at www.ngpc.state.ne.us/hunting/hunting.asp.

Outfitters and Guides

Calamus Outfitters

(located off State Hwy 96, on the north side of the Calamus Lake)

  • TankingTanking, Tubing and Canoeing the Calamus River
  • Birding (Prairie Chicken and Grouse Lek viewing) including the Prairie Chicken Festival
  • Horseback Riding and Lessons
  • Hunting (Deer, waterfowl, turkey, upland game)
  • Lodging (Lodges, Cabins, and Tent Camping)
  • Valleyview General Store


Call or email for more info and reservations: 308-346-4697 - www.calamusoutfitters.com


Rezac Guide Service on the Calamus

Full guide service on the Calamus Lake. Call for more info: 308-942-6163