First time staying with Jan and Allen at Das Gasthaus. We've been to Holdrege on numerous family trips before, but this time events had more people in town than the house could hold. Instead of the norm- we chose this B&B, Das Gasthaus.
This is a very nice older home that has been restored/renovated from its start as a home- conversion to a funeral home- and back to a wonderful Prairie Victorian. Good clean rooms, each with a theme that the owners chose (the B&B's web page lists each room by its German name) . The Wicker Room is the only room with an in-room private bath. The house is quiet, with plenty of on-street parking. Not far from town, there are some good restaurants (check out the Taste of Texas BBQ) and your regular selection of chain/fast food as well.
The accommodations are pleasant. The morning's breakfast is very tasty. And the overall hospitality is very generous. You will get a very generous spread (local meats!!!) fit for a farmer, with a touch of class. There is wireless in the house, so you can take advantage of the main parlor area to work and relax or do so from the privacy of your room. You will not get the fine bedding/lines of what ever your favorite luxury brand hotel offers, but you do get a very nice, comfortable night's sleep. Toiletries are available, but if your prefer- bring your own.
Please take the time to talk with Jan and Allen to learn the history of the home. Its fascinating. To see a home like this restored to a former glory is very nice. And they the have pictures showing the sweat and sawdust to take you through their journey.
If B&Bs are to your likings, Das Gasthaus is a great place. If you want the pampering of a spa- where every whim is attended to....keep driving (remember...you are in Holdrege!). If you want a nice place to unwind from the road, be treated fairly and nicely....and have a place that is not your standard rectangular room....please consider Das Gasthaus. This fine establishment is a good solid value and a nice break from the standard motel / hotel.
We'll certainly return and stay again!