THINGS TO DO
Situated next to Pawnee Lake SRA and just a quick drive to Downtown Lincoln, this is the perfect spot to be secluded but still 'close enough'. We've put together a couple lists that we thought might be helpful during your stay. If you don't see what you are looking for, just reach out. We are more than happy to help point you in the right direction.
Our house sits on an acreage right next to Pawnee Lake SRA and butts up to the bottom side of the Pawnee dam.
There are 740 Acres of water on the lake for your enjoyment. All types of boats are welcome at Pawnee SRA. The lake offers three boat ramps and two docks.
We have set our back yard area up to be great for entertaining large groups. A covered patio, grilling area, covered binzebo, astro-turf, outdoor lighting and firepit. Yard games, grill outs, parties - we have you covered.
Pawnee Lake SRA has two larger swimming beaches and one smaller one. No lifeguards on duty.
Canoe or Kayak
A canoe and fishing kayak are included with your rental. Best times are sunrise & sunset.
There are 2544 Acres of public land at Pawnee Lake State Recreation Area. Our property butts up to public land so you have plenty of room to stretch out and play.
There is a 7.3 mile loop trail that goes around the lake with several other shorter trails as well. It is a mowed grass trail and it is designed for hiking or horseback riding.
White Bass, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill and two kinds of catfish among others, can all be found in Pawnee Lake.
There are a lot of hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, waterfowl & small game on the public land surrounding the lake.
Just a few hundred yards north of the end of our driveway is a trap/skeet range. Bring your own clays and guns. This range is unmanned and free for the public to use with a valid state park pass.
There is a free archery range at NW side of the lake also.
In peace. Enjoy the quiet. Sometimes that is the best way to spend the day.
We are far enough outside the city that you can enjoy the clear skies at night and feel secluded with no neighbors but also close enough that you can still take an Uber or Lyft to the bars or run to a restaurant or store quickly. Downtown Lincoln is a quick 10 mile/15 minute drive away.
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nebraska's competitive home for men's and women's basketball, Pinnacle Bank Arena provides the Huskers with a huge home-court advantage in the heart of downtown Lincoln.
Devaney Sports Center
The Devaney Center is home to multiple Husker programs, including volleyball, wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics, women's swimming and diving and track and field.
Here are a few stops to get you started with Lincoln's beer scene:
Zipline - closest to us, 8.0 miles
Bottle Rocket Brewing - located in Seward, 15.6 miles West of us
Catalyst Brewing Company
Code Beer Company
Corn Coast Brewing
Glacial Till - ciders and wine
Junto Winery - just 8.6 miles down the road. Our personal favorite! www.juntowine.com
James Arthur Vineyards
Capitol View Winery
Marcus Grand Cinema (Downtown)
Sun Valley Lanes (West O)
Champions Fun Center
Looking for something not on this list? Reach out to us! We are happy to point you in the right direction.
IGA Marketplace on NW 48th
Dollar Tree on NW 48th
Super Saver in Fallbrook (best)
Closest Gas Stations
Caseys on NW 48th Street
Gas Station in Emerald (3.7 miles)
Shoemakers Truck Stop
Huskerville on NW 48th - they also have pizza!
Several others on West O Street
Downtown Haymarket Bars & Restaurants - 10.7 miles
Huskerville - NW 48th
Raymono's Pizza - Raymond, NE
Valentino's - West O
PEOPLE ARE SO NICE
"We loved staying at the Pawnee Lake House. It offers comfort and seclusion while only a short distance to big-city amenities. Our hosts were amazing - very friendly and welcoming and responsive to our needs. An added plus was the proximity to Pawnee Lake. Perfect for boating and fishing. The house is charming and is made more so by the original photo artwork throughout. Highly recommended."
- Deb P