WELCOME TO

GEORGE CATHER HOMESTEAD

Estab. 1870s

The George Cather Homestead Bed & Breakfast will let you experience country living at its best. Relax with friends and new acquaintances as you enjoy the restored beauty of the 1800s. The circular front porch will allow one to hear the birds in the morning and enjoy the smell of prairie fresh air in the evening.

HISTORY

of George Cather Homestead

The George Cather Homestead is now a bed & breakfast located south of Bladen, Nebraska. Established on the prairie in the 1870s, it took several years to complete. On arrival in Nebraska, the Cather’s had lived in a dugout located in the pasture west of the home. As Virginians who were orientated to building on hillsides, this home was an adaptation of this tradition. A three-story structure made this home one of the largest and spacious on the divide.

Of interest to all who enter the home, is knowledge of Willa Cather’s cousin, Grosvenor Phillips Cather (G.P. Cather), son of George Cather, the prototype for Claude Wheeler in “One of Ours” for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922.

The home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Properties in Nebraska.

Where you'll find us

LOCATION

Come Stay with Us!

Travel to the George Cather Bed and Breakfast requires three and a half miles on gravel roads.

Coming from the north on 281
Turn west onto HWY 4 and go 6 miles
Turn south onto Road 500 (gravel road) and go 3 miles.
Turn east onto Road T and go 1/2 mile.

Coming from the south on 281
Proceed west onto HWY 4 and go 6 miles
Turn south onto Road 500 (gravel road) and go 3 miles.
Turn east onto Road T and go 1/2 mile.

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