You have to travel quite a distance to get to my next destination; once you’re here though you might as well hang up your car keys and saddle up; this horse came to ride. We’re here in Western Nebraska in the panhandle town of Bayard at Flying Bee Ranch Bed & Breakfast (1). Flying Bee is a 3000+ acre working cattle ranch and home of Conrad and Louise Kinaman. Flying Bee Ranch has hiking, biking, bird sighting, and trail riding at the disposal of its guests along with just regular old relaxation. Getting yourself worked up over the Flying Bee brand of relaxation is one thing, but how are the beds? How is one supposed to get any sleep when you’re exposed to the travails of mother nature on the open plains? Let’s head on inside Flying Bee Ranch Bed & Breakfast and see if this is somewhere that you should Sleep Here Now (2).
Flying Bee Ranch is located on a wide open stretch of land in western Nebraska on the wildcat plains. The guest accommodations at Flying Bee Ranch include the two guest bedrooms in the main house as well as a separate cabin location for guest to unwind. Flying Bee Ranch is located very nearby the legendary Oregon trail marker Chimney Rock. Guests marvel at the unspoiled history of the area surrounding Flying Bee Ranch, recall the times of the Oregon Trail and try to imagine when mail passed this way, carried by the Pony Express.
The setup of the main house at Flying Bee Ranch was spacious yet intimate. You become fast friends when lingering on the open plains. Guest rooms are on the ground level and the two rooms share a spacious full bath. However the lower level is also readily used by the innkeepers to access the exterior of the house, for other chores, or to lounge or watch TV on the main sitting room downstairs. While there definitely was shared space, the event didn’t feel intrusive or in any way bothersome. Having handy companions like Conrad and Louise while out on the open plains makes a lot of sense to me.
After a comfy night’s sleep in the main house at Flying Bee Ranch and a satisfying signature breakfast of an inventive eggs, potato, and sausage dish I’ve got to be on my way. Flying Bee Ranch Bed & Breakfast is an amazing place for anyone who loves nature and doesn’t get enough of it. I went out on a two hour tour of the cattle farm with Louise and Conrad where I was able to get up close and personal with horses, heifers, and baby cows. If you do come from wide open spaces like Bayard Nebraska, this ranch and the innkeepers welcoming temperament will feel just like home. Even if cows and horses aren’t your thing, Flying Bee Ranch and their independent cabin can be either romantic or family friendly, so its use remains completely under your control.
Country Road 42 Bayard, NE 69334.