Things To Do


There are wineries in the vicinity that can make a fun day trip.  We recommend using a limo service because of the distances.

Makovicka Winery , 2091 31 Rd., Brainard, NE 68626  (402) 545-2173      (24 miles)

James Arthur Vineyards , 2001 W. Raymond Rd., Raymond, NE 68428  (402) 783-5255 (25 miles)

Glacial Till Tasting Room , 1419 Silver St., Ashland, NE 68003  (402) 944-2546 (27 miles)

Cellar 426 , 1402 Dennis Dean Rd., Ashland, NE 68003  (402) 944-8109 (28 miles)

Soaring Wings Vineyard & Brewing , 17111 S. 138th St., Springfield, NE 68059  (402) 253-2479 (38 miles)

Kayaking / Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing Lake Wanahoo is a real treat!  Contact Hammer Outfitters at (402) 719-9162 or email  This is a highly sought after activity.  Please consider giving them ample notice!


Fishing for largemouth bass, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and northern pike at Lake Wanahoo.  A no-wake lake for fishing in calm waters, Lake Wanahoo offers a nice choice of species for anglers.  Northern Pike are catch-and-release only.  The lake has plenty of cover with brush, trees and rocky shorelines for fish to use as cover.  This 637-acre lake is located footsteps away from Spencer Hill.  Numerous fishing jetties, two of which are handicap accessible, provide anglers an expanded experience for fishing from the shore.  Additionally, much of the shoreline is accessible via roads and walkways.

Boutique shopping

Found & Floral , 543 N. Linden St., Wahoo (402) 443-1117
I LOVE this floral shop! They can make ANYTHING look great!

Hoot & Sadies , 119 E 5th Street, Wahoo Oh my gosh! This place is so fun! The owners have a great knack for repurposing old furniture and accessories! Open every Saturday 10 to 2pm and Thursday 1 to 7pm.

Our Corner Cottage Gifts , 1265 County Rd. 20, (402) 443-3345
Located about 10 minutes from the cabin, this is a fun destination for those who like to shop! Her candle inventory is amazing and she has a cute little tea shop attached. If you call ahead, she may provide muffins too.

Prairie Hearth , 1184 County Road W, Fremont, (402) 721-9502
In business for 22 years, this is worth the 20 minute drive to see all of the hand-painted art that is beautifully displayed in the converted 80 year-old out building that once served as a chicken coop! Open Wed-Sat 10-4.

Simon Says Antiques , 153 E. 5th Street, Wahoo (402) 443-4985
A great place to pick up something very unique from the past and repurpose it!

TLC Country Floral , 1442 County Rd. 18, Hooper, Ne, (402) 719-1111 (This is a 30 minute drive from Spencer Hill. Call first for an appointment).  Located north of Fremont, this is a one of a kind! Sue Fase makes an art out of gardening and has a wonderful selection of gift items. Call first, as she does not have retail hours.

Gallery and Loft, 207 N.Spruce St., Valley, Ne (402) 660-7040
This is a great place to visit for the evening. Wendy has a gallery of original art she has painted and a darling little gift shop across the street. She will also provide a fun girls night out experience that includes a cooking class if you call ahead. Next door to her gallery is a great little cafe called Simply Delicious.