Hi Ya'll, George and I finished our bike trip (8K miles) to the Oregon Coast & back to Va. Twenty one nights on the road and the night at Gander Inn was the most comfortable in every respect. Many thanks. Billy
This was my first trip to Lewellen. I came up with my mom for a small family reunion. My mom is sometimes hard to please, but Dave won her over with his "out of the way" hospitality and fabulous cooking and Trish with her welcoming personality. I loved the charm of the place and the rooms were so clean and comfortable. I can't wait to come back again and have some more green chili! Thanks for a great weekend!
-Seattle-- "Staying for three nights was not long enough as this place really felt like home--except with much better food! Hospitality, food and accommodation--all were far beyond expectations. We couldn't get over their attention to every need--including those of our newborn. The room was comfortable & spacious and the food makes you want to steal Dave, or at least his secret recipes! We ate all of our meals there; his green chili over eggs or burrito is a gustatory delight, herb-stuffed chicken, BBQ ribs and ohhhhh...the Nebraska-grown rib eye was the best our family has ever had! "
I just checked in on your Website again and picked up on the question of motel, hotel or bed & breakfast. George and I decided after we left you guys, that whatever you think about the building, the stay was more like a stop off to spend the night with some friends. We don't have a conversation about our 8K mile bike trip without telling about our stay aat Gander Inn. Take care.
I was in the area on bussiness 2 towns away. i stayed at the best little bed and breakfast i have ever been, i am on the road about 200 days a year. the Gander Inn by far is the homey and inviteing place i have been to. the hospitality is beyond reproach. Dave and Trish think nothing of going out of there way to make you feel at home. If and when i am in the area agin i will be staying again.. i am even thinking about bringingthe whole family (6 in all) just to stay for a nice get away. thanks DAVE and TRISH your B+B is the best.
Parichat wants me to tell you that she misses the omelette with chili!
Don't pass this one byFound this little jewel on the internet. It was off the beaten path and out of our way but we were looking for something different, something besides the chain motels. So we decided to give it a try. We were glad we did, Dave and Trish are excellent innkeepers and made our stay very pleasant. Dave prepared us a great continental breakfast the next morning, all the while regaling us with stories about the past history of the INN. We would definitely go out of our way to stay here again.
Stayed October 2010-Thanks so much for all the wonderful comforts of home Trish and Dave!! You have done a wonderful job remodeling the main house and the outside guest rooms too. And, of course, Dave rocks in the kitchen! We will definitely recommend you to all our friends.
I stayed with Dave and Trish at the gander inn for 7 days. I am from Denver and I have eat at the best dining the city has to offer and hands down Dave can cook better then any place I have eat at WITH OUT A DOUT,and for under half the price. Not only that but he was very helpful towards keeping my deer properly kept after my harvest. All I can say is try the Gander inn and will be back again and again. Thanks again Dave and Trish for the friend ship for many years to come.The only problem is you will not want to return home. A+A+A+A+A+ for the Gander inn
Just a note to express our appreciation. We are grateful for your fine accomodations, incredible food, and unsurpassed service. Your thoughtfulness towards us at our time of sadness in our lives was most comforting and will remain forever remembered. We wish you much deserved success in all your endeavors.
I was just curious if the two of you were still thinking of heading out this way in February. I think Gary could be convinced to fire up the dutch ovens one more time. We did enjoy our stay, and YES i'm very late posting here, but three kids will slow even the strongest man down. I hope your New Year has been filled with wonder and delight. We will be looking you folks up again, the next time we're working or traveling near you. Thanks again for your midwest hospitality, and hopefully we can show you some northwest warmth.
The 3 day period of time our family (21 including children) spent at the Gander Inn was truly a delight to everyone involved! Being Canadians, we were hesitant to book in advance, from a distance, but were duly impressed! It so well suited our needs to spend Christmas with Grandma!The Kleins were gracious hosts,enduring the children's rowdiness and providing us with unbelievable meals, arranging bedding and providing toiletries. Thankyou Dave and Trish, the town of Lewellen is blessed to have you!
It was a wonderful experience. The history of lodge was amazing. The meal was so great and the conversation was so informative. We felt like family. We would be honor to spend more time there in the future. The room was neat and clean. Best of luck in your venture and hope to see you again.
Dave and Trish were fantastic during our stay this past week. I only wish we had been in the area under better circumstances. Dave was so sweet to make a pancake special order for my son for breakfast. This place will always hold a special place for the Blausey family as my grandmother was an Orr, and I believe John Orr was my great-great grandfather (if I've got the family history correct!). Thanks again...we will definitely be back!
I could not have asked for more, the great rooms and wonderful food were incredible. But what made the entire trip memorable was Dave and Trish. We spent the entire week hunting in the area around Lewellen, every morning I could count on a warm cup of coffee followed by a delicious breakfast and every night we had a spectacular dinner to look forward to.
The main house offered a great common area where we could all relax, enjoying the spirits of the evening and reflect on the day, while Dave and Trish offered appetizers and a delicious home cooked meal every night.
You will always leave with a great experience and friends forever.
What are the rates for a Motel room for 2 nights for 2 adults? Its for a couple? Taxes included?
Dave and Trish offer wonderful hospitality Gander Inn. The accommodations are terrific. I have stayed in both the lodge and cottage....exceptional.
And the food.....wow. The menu is diverse and the meals are tremendous.
Gander inn is one of the very best B&B I have stayed in.
Looking forward to coming back this fall.
Our overnight stay was more than we expected. Great hospitality, great food and great people. We took to Miss Becky and her sister Beulah, the sweetest ladies : } Dave, we commend you for running the "Friendly Kitchen", what a great idea! Hope to see you all soon......Marian and Dan
Such a warm and cordial welcome. What a cozy place on earth with an outstanding hospitality! We were deeply impressed and felt very comfortable. We really enjoyed our one night stay and will never forget! The awesome breakfast and the friendly chat we had together - its almost 2 years ago and we still remember and talk to our friends about it! Trish & Dave: God bless you and your home abundantly!
A few weeks ago I opened my own website. I tell about the trip through Nebraska and I insist on to visit you!
Matthias from Hambergen, Germany
I wanted to stay at the Gander Inn because I was born in the building when it was the hospital in Lewellen in the early 50's. The scales at the front door are my witness. Dr Vesley was the doctor in charge. My mother Myrtie Madden worked for Dr Vesley as a lab tech in his office downtown. Dave and Trish's hospitality and good works for the people in the area are a testament to the Nebraska spirit.
I second all ll the wonderful comments above. Our recent trip September 2013 was memorable, especially due to the wonderful couple, Dave and Trish, that addressed all our needs, especially with the fabulous food. We spent most of the time at a small ranch looking at horses, then it was back to our 'home' in a peaceful setting with large trees and expansive lawns where we drank our wine and talked non-stop.
I been goose hunting in Lewellen and staying at various places for the past 12 years. I have been staying at Dave and Trish's Gander Inn for the past 5 years in December and January. They are always cooperative with the unusual schedules and requests from hunters. Up early, coffee and excellent and varied breakfasts, a hot thermos of coffee and a bright smile from Dave to accompany it. The rooms are clean and spacious. The water is hot and welcoming after a day in the cold. Nice TV to keep up with the weather and news. This a great hunting too. We each got our limit, 5, yesterday and pretty good weather too, cool and a little bit of wind. What could be more perfect.
Steve from Denver.
What a great place to stay! I was just there one night this last weekend and really enjoyed it. SUPER clean room and Dave is very nice. Great breakfast and conversation! I will be back early in 2015.
Hi, my husband and I are looking for a getaway for a few days. would have to be in this month of Sept.2015. We are seniors, husband mobile but somewhat handicap, uses a cane to get around. Would you have anything available in the Motel? or other with similar rates? Are there any senior discounts? Your B&B and inviting. Thanks. for your help. Janice
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