Why Otoe County? Why Not.  From the Home of Arbor Day to Germanfest and from some of the best golf in the state to wineries, Otoe County has it all.


“The natural beauty you’d expect from the home of Arbor Day”

“Get away with the people you care about.”








Time to Get Away

November 10, 2014

Sometimes you just need to get away. Sure, everyone wants a big, extravagant vacation, a week on the beach sipping cocktails, hitting the slopes and coming back to a lodge or taking the kids to Disney. These are all wonderful options. For most of us, they’re not an option for a quick weekend getaway. If you need a break from the stress of the work-a-day world, ask yourself what’s really important. Where you go, or who you go with? What so many of us really need is a quick, easy, getaway with the people we love. The problem with big vacations is that they require planning. No one decides on a Wednesday that they’re going to Cancun that Friday, it just doesn’t work that way. You have kids to plan around, work schedules to fit in, sports activities almost every weekend and countless responsibilities. On the other hand there are a bunch of great places in Otoe County Nebraska that offer an easy way to get away for a night or a weekend. The Lied Lodge offers a great option for couples and families to get away and explore Arbor Day Farms as well as to take advantage of all the amenities that the hotel has to offer. Read More...

The Best Part of GermanFest is…

July 19, 2014

Every July Syracuse Nebraska hosts GermanFest. It has all of usual activities associated with small-town Midwestern festivals: Music, dancing, races, beer, and games.  What GermanFest has that makes it unique are wiener dog races.  That’s right, wiener dog races.  They set up a gated five lane “racetrack” just off of main Read More..

Golf Otoe County

August 12, 2014

Get out of town and go golfing.  Just down the road in Otoe County Nebraska are five courses that will allow you to stretch your legs. (You’d never use a cart, that’d be lazy.)  The courses range from immaculate and exclusive to small-town nice and perfect for an afternoon with your friends.  The best part is that the location of the courses Read More..