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As you escape the rush of Interstate travel or the streets of your busy urban life, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of any one of Burwell’s lodging facilities.  Experience the amazing hospitality at either one of our local bed and breakfasts or take time to stay at a local guest house. If you prefer the traditional motel experience, we have four great facilities to choose from. Whatever your selection, we invite you for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation.

Guest Houses

Allison Springs Cabin 46889 O’Conner Road
Bromwich Canyon Lodge 45785 823rd Road
308.942.3493 or 308.214.0704
Calamus Outfitters 83720 Valleyview Avenue 308.346.4697
Cedar Canyon Cottage 46726 Pebble Creek Road 308.214.0160 or 308.214.0161
Cottage Guest House 127 S. 10th Street 308.346.5283 or 308.346.5601
Country Cabinn 853 D Street 308.346.5072 or 308.214.0920
Dermie’s Place 107 South 11th Avenue 308.346.5020
Downtown Hideaway 130 N. 9th Street 308.214.0263
Gracie Creek Cabin at Calamus Lake 402.980.4152
Horse Lovers Bunkhouse 82507 465th Ave. 308.346.5663 or 308.730.2150
Painted Pony Quilt Barn & Bunkhouse 46629 823rd Road 308.346.4095
Ranch Retreat 82201 Kent Road 308.346.6026 or 308.214.1463
Smith Cabin 734 H Street 308.214.0226
The Wagner Bunkhouse 46042 825th Road 308.346.4931
Willow Springs Lodge 46949 Hwy 91 308.214.0280


Calamus Lodge 46358 828th Road 308.346.4331
Rodeo Inn 150 South Highway 308.346.4408
Pump & Pantry Motel 517 1st Avenue (Highway 11) 308.346.4607

Download list: Lodging Accommodations [pdf]

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Burwell has a wide variety of dining options to satisfy all your cravings. Dine-in restaurants featuring mouth-watering Nebraska beef, fresh tossed salads, burgers and fries, and of course homemade desserts for the sweet tooth in you. Don’t forget about the many restaurants offering take-out or deli options for those headed to the Calamus! If you have a big event coming up check out the catering options available by our local restaurants to make your event stress free.


Barb’s Diner 717 G Street 308.346.5020
Calamus Lodge 46358 828th Road 308.346.4331
Cassidy’s Backroad BBQ and Grill
82007 Fort Avenue 308.346.5049
Lowe’ded Bar & Grill
459 Grand Avenue
Northside Bar & Grill
233 Grand Avenue 308.346.5474
Pizza Palace 204 Grand Avenue 308.346.5200
Sandstone Grill 416 Grand Avenue 308.346.4582
Subway Highway 91 & 11 308.346.5699
The Hub
180 NW Grand Avenue
Verda’s Cafe 179 8th Avenue 308.346.4214

Grocery Store/Deli

Burwell Shurfine Food Center 805 G Street 308.346.4488

Download list: Restaurant Guide    [pdf]

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Pitching a tent or pulling in with your RV? You will find facilities suited for either in the Burwell area. From primitive to fully modern accommodations, you will find facilities that offer hard-surfaced pads and electrical hookups, hot showers and dump stations. Camgrounds are available for day use or long-term camping. Visitors to the Burwell area have a variety of options to choose from.

Burwell City Park North 7th Avenue 308.346.4509
Calamus Lodge 46358 828th Road 308.346.4331
Calamus State Recreation Area 42285 York Point Road 308.346.5666 or 402.471.1414
Creekside at Calamus West 45538 Hwy 96 308.346.4644
Kamp Kaleo on the River 46872 Willow Springs Road 308.346.5083
Willow Springs RV Park & Campground 46854 Willow Springs Road 308.750.1364
91 Pines Campground Hwy 91 (6 miles west of Burwell) 308.214.0198

Calamus State Recreation Area

RV and primitive camping are offered at the Calamus State Recreation Area with 122 modern camping pads with electrical hookups and 55 non-pad sites available at four sites within the Calamus State Recreation Area for visitors to enjoy. The campgrounds at Nunda Shoals and Homestead Knolls feature modern restrooms, showers, dump station and water. You will also find unsupervised swimming beaches, 5 boat ramps, vault toilets, picnic tables and fish cleaning stations. All campers must register for their overnight stay and reservations are accepted.

The Calamus State Recreation Area allows you to enjoy the solitude and peacefulness of the area. The beaches are clean and great for swimming, lounging and relaxing in the sun. Both motorized and non-motorized boating is allowed on the reservoir and the excellent fishing opportunities from the shore or a boat will appease any fish lover. The Calamus area offers abundant wildlife viewing opportunities, including nesting bald eagles, and great hunting opportunities for grouse, pheasant, deer, mourning doves, cottontail and waterfowl in season. There are extinct town sites such as Valleyview that were founded in the early 1900s on the railroad grade of the never to be completed Lincoln and Black Hills Railroad. The 5,123 acre Calamus lake is available to all water lovers!

Map of Calamus Campgrounds [pdf]
Enlarged map of Homestead Knolls Campground [pdf]
Enlarged map of Nunda Shoals Campground [pdf]

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Get a real hands on feel for the old west by participating in the operations of a working cattle ranch. Lend a hand with the morning chores and then saddle-up for an afternoon cattle drive. Wrap-up your day with a hearty home-cooked meal and old-time story telling around the campfire. You will find your time spent on any one of Burwell’s guest ranches a memorable experience.

Hunting opportunities are wide spread throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Whether your tastes are for rifle, archery or black powder hunting you will fulfill all of your hunting needs in the hills that surround Burwell. The area is abundant with deer, pheasants, turkey, geese, dove, grouse and ducks. Hunt our public grounds or contact our private outfitters for a great hunting experience.

1+1 Ranch
46849 833rd Road

Working Cattle Ranch,
Branding, Cattle Drives,
Roping, Lodging & Meals

Calamus Outfitters
83720 Valleyview Avenue

Tanking, Tubing, Canoeing,
Trail Riding, Hunting (Upland Game, Waterfowl & Big Game) Camping, Lodging & Meals

Calamus Webfooters
P.O. Box 755
308.346.4962 or 308.383.2318

Goose & Duck Hunting

Out-N-About Aventures
150 South Highway 11

Watercraft Rentals & Pontoon Sales