New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lied Lodge

Celebrate 2020 by ringing in the new year with The Bottle Tops at Lied Lodge! Entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. and includes light hors d’oeuvres, a Champagne toast at midnight, and a full cash bar.

Tickets are $20 +tax in advance; $30 +tax at the door.Call 800-546-5433 or stop by the Lied Lodge front desk to purchase tickets. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

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Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00 p.m. for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

The entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday, May 24, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Exclusive Wine Dinner at Steinhart Lodge

Make plans now to join us Sunday, February 17 for an overnight excursion that includes an exclusive wine dinner crafted by Timber Dining Room Executive Chef Jeff Miller. Enjoy six courses with wine pairings in the rustic and cozy setting of Steinhart Lodge — just down the street from Lied Lodge. After dinner, spend the night in the nature-inspired setting of Lied Lodge. Package starts at $299 per couple, plus tax.

Space is limited, so make your reservation today online or by calling 800-546-5433. For details about the wine dinner, call the Timber Dining Room at 402-873-8740.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Wine dinner is only available as part of the overnight package.

Celebrate Your Valentine at Lied Lodge

It’s not too late to celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lied Lodge.
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Package February 15 and 16 that includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, live music in the lobby, and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room, featuring your choice of a special Valentine’s dinner feature or dinner menu selections.
Please call 402-873-8740 for dining reservations. To reserve the Valentine’s Day Package, call 800-546-5433 or reserve online.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Lied Lodge

Celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lied Lodge.

Join us Thursday, February 14, for our Valentine’s Day Package, which includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room featuring musical entertainment and a prix fixe dinner menu.

On February 15 and 16, we’re continuing the Valentine’s Day Package with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, live music in the lobby, and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room, featuring your choice of a special Valentine’s dinner feature or dinner menu selections.

Please call 402-873-8740 for dining reservations. To reserve the Valentine’s Day Package, call 800-546-5433 or reserve online.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Oktoberfest at Arbor Day Farm

Nothing says fall quite like Oktoberfest, and you’re invited to share in the fun at Arbor Day Farm’s Historic Barns on Sunday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy authentic German foods along with seasonal beers. Dance to polka music from the Sheelytown 4. Play horseshoes and other yard games and get in the fall season spirit.

Cover charge is $5 per person; Otoe County residents, show your ID and get in free of charge. Beer tickets available for purchase at the door for those age 21 and up.

Make it a getaway with the Oktoberfest Package at Lied Lodge, which includes admission to the Oktoberfest activities at the Historic Barns on Sunday afternoon, tickets for 12 beer tastings, unlimited food, and an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Please call for pricing or to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, and S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores, and storytelling!

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28 thru Nov. 10, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot apple cider, make s’mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, and then return to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

National Ice Cream Day at Arbor Day Farm

Celebrate this deliciously wonderful national holiday with summertime fun across the farm. Join us at the Tree Adventure from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. to learn how this special treat originated and participate in homemade ice cream churning. Sampling will be available.

At the Apple House Market, enjoy delectable ice cream treats including root beer floats, ice cream sundaes, and apple cider slushies with ice cream and caramel.

Round out your adventure at Arbor Lodge where you’ll see how the Morton family spent their summer days and have the opportunity to play yard games and checkers on the front lawn of the mansion.

Questions? Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Wine, Cheese & A Walk Among the Trees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with local bee expert, Jim Webster.

Event includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure, four wine tastes (cider for the kids), and two souvenir wine glasses. Reservations recommended. Call 402-873-8717.

…or…Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity, an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room. Reserve your package today online or by calling 1-800-546-5433.

Wine, Cheese, & a Walk Among the Trees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Event includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure, four wine tastes (cider for the kids), and two souvenir wine glasses. Reservations recommended. Call 402-873-8717.

…or…Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity, an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room. Reserve your package today online or by calling 1-800-546-5433.

Wine, Cheese, and a Walk Among the Trees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Event includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure, four wine tastes (cider for the kids), and two souvenir wine glasses. Reservations recommended. Call 402-873-8717.

…or…Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity, an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room. Reserve your package today online or by calling 1-800-546-5433.

Wine, Cheese, and a Walk Among the Trees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Event includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure, four wine tastes (cider for the kids), and two souvenir wine glasses. Reservations recommended. Call 402-873-8717.

…or…Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity, an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room. Reserve your package today online or by calling 1-800-546-5433.

Pizza, Poets and Wine at the Pines!

Wine pairing doesn’t require a fancy five-course meal – if you’ve ever wondered what pairs with something as simple as pizza, this is the event for you!

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Jeanna, from Whispering Pines B&B, will walk you through the dough making process which creates the foundation for good pizza.

Then, enjoy five slices of a variety of grilled pizza as a Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard Manager guides you through flavor profiles and perfect pairings with five Nebraska Kimmel Orchard wines.  Pizza toppings and fixings will include many Kimmel Orchard products.

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We will complement and round out the evening with readings from Erik Campbell and Todd Robinson, Nebraska poets and recent residents at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

The Details

  • Meal includes starter salad, pesto crostini, four slices of pizza and dessert.  Ice Tea, Lemonade and Water are also included.
  • Pizza and wine pairings from 7 – 8 PM; poet readings follow from 8 – 9 PM.
  • Additional glasses or bottles of tasted wines and some products used for pizzas will be available for purchase.
  • $35 per person, ages 21 and up
  • Reservations 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

Dinner and Song with Keith Rea

Keith brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues.

Keith is a singer-songwriter based in Longview, Texas. He travels throughout the United States and just finished recording his second project for national release “Life’s an Open Road”. Keith is a veteran of over 40 years in the music business.

Keith Rea is a story teller first. His songs take you on a journey through his well crafted lyrics and poignant melodies. Having just finished his second CD “Life’s An Open Road”, Keith is well on his way to becoming a required standard in any music collection.

Have a listen to Keith.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow.

Menu:

Butternut Squash and Leek Puree / Fall Salad

Pork Loin Slices topped with Apple chutney, roasted sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Pear and Walnut Cake

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, October 24.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Rupert Wates Plays Dinner and Song Night

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990’s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and in Colorado.

Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards (list on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com). He was voted an Artist Of The Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com), and in 2015 he was recognized as the network’s most booked performer, having secured over 100 dates through their database. He has released 7 solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. His songs have been recorded by other artists in London, Denver and Nashville. He averages 150 live shows every year, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.

In 2014, Wates joined forces with Toronto-based virtuoso pianist Bartosz Hadala to form a piano/guitar duo called The Nightwatchers (www.thenightwatchers.com). The duo tour Europe regularly. In March 2015, they released a debut CD entitled The Nightwatchers, recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto and featuring some of the standout songs of Wates’s extensive catalog.
Despite Wates’s British background, and underpinning the  universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him ‘a prime figure in American music” (www.acousticmusic.com) and goes on: “This is one gifted s.o.b…If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out”.
Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

Have a listen to Rupert

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow.

Menu to be announced mid-August.

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, August 22.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Mare Wakefield and Nomad Concert

“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”

Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”

For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, produced a hit song in Romania, and had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.

Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomad’s music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s expert melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair continue their upward trajectory by touring fearlessly, leaving devoted new fans in their wake and strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway.

Have a listen to Mare and Nomad.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.  Most concerts are indoors unless we have a beautiful Nebraska evening in store.  (Call to be sure)

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Specialty Dining at Whispering Pines B&B

Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast is opening up a dinner service to the public for the evening.  The pre-fixe menu is below with a few options available.

Available Appetizer:  Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms $9
Main Course

Marinated, grilled Beef Flank Steak. topped with herbed garlic butter, potatoes and vegetable $20

**Add a salad, soup or soup/salad combo to any entrée for $4.**

Salad Options: Mixed Greens, Spinach or Caesar

Soup:  Broccoli Cheddar

Available Desserts $4:

Peach Fruit Filled Crepes

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Seatings from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Advanced reservations required by Wednesday, July 21 by 10 AM.
Limited Seating Available.
Call 402-873-5850.

Sweet Wednesday House Concert

The sailor and the dancer, the young girl stranded along Route 66 at dusk, the refugees who turn into ravens…Sweet Wednesday’s songs spin tales that allow the listener to peek into the human soul in its most intimate and magical moments.

Singer/songwriters Dave Falk and Lisa Housman met in 2001, and immediately knew there was a songwriting, performing chemistry at work. Since then, performing both as an acoustic duo and with their full band—adding bass, drums, violin, lead guitar, and mandolin—Sweet Wednesday has released four albums to critical acclaim, toured extensively, and been featured on radio and television programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to inspiring fans near and far, Sweet Wednesday has been the recipient of several songwriting awards, including First Place in the Great American Song Contest, First Place in the Dallas Songwriting Competition, and Runner-Up in the John Lennon Song Contest.

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Dave brings his unique style to the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and fiddle, while Lisa sings of long-distance friendships, having a hard day working as a clerk in a bakery in New York City, lost love, and those crazy mermaids you might encounter after being out on the ocean for several days.

Have a listen to Sweet Wednesday.

 

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Danika Holmes House Concert

She’s a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He’s a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents. Hailed as “a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo,” by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM’s Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics. …

Have a listen to Danika and Jeb.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

David G. Smith Dinner and Song

David is a solo artist whose music ranges from dirt funk to intimate. His troubadour resume includes 20 years on the road. He recently released his 6th album in as many years “First Love” featuring appearances by extraordinary truth-teller Mary Gauthier, bluesman Keb’ Mo’ and recent America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Alicia Michilli!

Singer-songwriter David G Smith is a major find.
–Robert K. Oermann/Music Row

His live performance command your attention
–Kate Benson/Director: Redstone Room

[Smith] comes across with the same weathered resolve that best exemplifies fellow travelers like Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt.
–Lee Zimmerman/No Depression

• Songs featured on TNT, Lifetime, and Travel Channels

• Appearances on NBC, ABC, PBS and NPR affiliates
•ONE HOUSE album accepted for Grammy consideration

• “Angels Flew” is listed on the 9/11 Memorial Museum Artists Registry

• “Doesn’t Take Much Light” featured on Scouting Magazine’s Blog and sung by David to 5000 Eagle Scouts at an arena performance at Michigan State University
• 1st Place honors, country category with “Made For You” in the International Song Competition
• Regular performer at The Bluebird Café as seen on ABC TV’s “Nashville”

• David’s music has been spun on over 80 Americana/Folk radio stations across America; “Sunday Morning Drive” co-written with artist Anne E DeChant recently reached #1 on Roots Music’s Alt Folk Song Chart
• Has opened for, or shared the stage with Justin Townes Earle, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Kelly Willis + Bruce Robison, 5 time WC Handy Award winner Rory Block, Griffin House, Buddy Mondlock, Kevin Gordon, Jelly Roll Johnson, Dave Moore, Chuck Pyle
• Raises money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Boys Town and other worthy causes

Have a listen to David.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow

Menu:  Spring Salad, Grilled Pork Chops with Farmer’s Market Vegetables and Potatoes, Strawberry Sorbet

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, June 12.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Dan O’Sullivan House Concert

Dan O’Sullivan’s nearly two decade long career as a guitarist-for-hire took him to performing with musical acts as diverse as South Korea’s most famous female pop singer Patti Kim, 50’s R+B vocal legends the Coasters, Blues singer Barbara Morrison, Adult Contemporary star Michael Bolton, and to sharing the bill with Reggae acts such as Maxi Priest, Eek-A-Mouse, and Big Mountain. Over time, his interest in the sideman role began to wither, as his desire to cut his own musical path grew. The stark realization that his previous career was over came when he received a phone call from the musical director of the Beach Boys. After a twenty minute conversation in which he was invited to be one of three singing guitarists to audition to replace Brian Wilson and front the band on a summer tour, he was surprised to hear himself turn down such a huge opportunity.

Over the next few years Dan began to write his own songs as he performed with local singer songwriters on the LA scene with whom he felt an affinity. In 2006 he went solo and has since performed well over 1000 gigs and released four CDs.

Dan’s songs feature humorous and moving lyrics built on intricate and powerful guitar work. Common comparisons include David Wilcox and John Mayer. His singing and guitar style has brought comparisons to Eric Clapton, James Taylor, and Jack Johnson, and can be described as jazzy acoustic rock with a lot of fancy guitar work.

Have a listen to Dan:  http://danosullivanmusic.com/

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Sweetheart Dinners Valentines Day Weekend

Menu

Heart Shaped Beet Raviloi One

Starter:  Heart-shaped cheese filled Beet Ravioli brown butter sauce with pine nuts
Soup/Salad:  Curried Cauliflower Puree and Strawberry/Spinach Salad
Main Course:  Flank Steak Roulade, roasted potatoes, and vegetables
Dessert:  Dark Chocolate Cake with Cherry Wine Glaze

February 12 & 13

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Each course paired with a wine tasting from Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. Wines will be available for sale by the bottle. $44/person plus tax and gratuity

 

 

February 14th

Guests may bring their own wine. $39/person plus tax and gratuity

7 PM Seating

Advanced reservations for limited seating required by Wednesday, February 10th at 12 Noon.
Private Seating Available by request
Call 402-873-5850

Make it an overnight and book a room at Whispering Pines B&B.

Brad Colerick, Nebraska Native, House Concert

Billboard Magazine called Brad Colerick “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.” He moved from his native Nebraska to Los Angeles in 1986 and built a successful career making music for commercials where he wrote and produced ditties recorded by such musical icons as BB King, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, The Chi-Lites, and the late Johnny Cash.

Colerick’s 4th CD, Tucson, was released October 21, 2014. Full of guitars, banjo, pedal steel, and fiddle, this record lands firmly into the Americana wheelhouse. The natural imagery and resilient characters of songs like “Late Winter Snow,” “The Hands of Time,” and the bluegrassy “Brakeman’s Door” hark back to his Nebraska roots.

A finalist at Kerville, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge, and Sisters Folk Festival songwriter competitions, Colerick’s music blends Americana, Folk, and Country and seeps into your heart with a single listen. His finely wrought, plainspoken lyrics find the poetry in everyday language.

Colerick’s 2007 release, Lines In The Dirt, featured a duet with country songstress Suzy Bogguss. He has appeared on stage with Bogguss, Canadian fiddler April Verch, and legendary West Coast pickers Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen — all of whom have appeared on Colerick’s CDs.

Have a listen to Brad

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Ben Bedford House Concert

Join us for our first house concert of 2105 on Thursday, January 15.  Ben Bedford, a return artist, is back here at Whispering Pines B&B!

Bed BedfordBen Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives. With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during the American Civil War, the aerial triumphs of Amelia Earhart, the life of Jack London, the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, John the Baptist, the poet Vachel Lindsay and even the 1973 standoff between members of The American Indian Movement and federal agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Often drawing upon history, Bedford’s songs have a strong sense of time and place. The songs are rich in sensory detail which allows the listener to hear, see and feel each narrative.
“The Illinois songwriter is a masterful storyteller who can turn what seem like obscure historical references for engaging tales rife with vivid, stark imagery.”
–Erik Ernst, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

With the release of his third album, What We Lost, Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the ‘old soul’ quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

Follow this link to have a listen to Ben or find out more about him.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.