In the late 1940's a groupo of investors, headed by a strong willed lady, Maude Lackaff, purchased the existing hotel and cafe in Bassett, Nebraska. After moving the existing resturant. Construction began on the remodel and enlargement of the current existing hotel. Three years and a hundred thousands dollars later the reconstruction was complete.
The new lodge was considered a modern marvel and the only place to stay between Chicago,Illinois and Dever, Colorado. Most 60 rooms had private baths, including showers, telephones and air conditioning!
The restaurant was a class act and was known far and wide for its steaks and most of all their chicken fried steaks.
The hotel was a cattle buyers oasis up through the 1970's when the cattle industry declined. The hotel remained in the Lackaff family until the early 2000's and was purchased by an investment group that is currently in the process of updating the facility but keeping many of the historic aspects alive.
The hotel is now registered with the National Register of Historical Places with lots of character and charm.
Some say that we have some guests from the past that still roam the halls on a quit evening. Dont be frightened. They are from a genteel age and wont be a bother.
Please call for a Reservation if you would
like to join us for a step back in time into history!