Valentine's Niobrara Lodge
Travel Blogs from Valentine
They weren't forecasting any storms for 5 days so we decided to drive over 300 miles north to Nebraska to see the Greater Prairie-chicken display on their Lek, this amazing spectacle only happens for a few weeks in Spring so we had to give it a go. We headed to Valentine which is north of the refuge to make some enquiries, we booked the blind and looked forward to our ...
Started off the day with a breakfast event at the Niobrara Lodge.
Poked around the area and met a few people, then arrived at the Bull Bash. What a scene! There were beautiful bulls and their owners all along Main Street, and all the stores and restaurants were open with specials and promotions drawing the people in.
We stopped in at the Cherry County GOP storefront to campaign with passers-by, and shook a lot of hands and talked to a lot of ranchers ...
After a long day of campaigning, it was great to enjoy a quiet dinner, just Dawn and me, at the wonderful Neon Grill in the Motel Raine in Valentine. Thanks, Tim and Dana, for a warm and wonderful atmosphere, and your cooking is out of this world!
Next, we went to the Go Red for Women fund-raiser ...
... Falls and the Horseshoe Falls, it does much better commercially. The American side has a few forlorn souvenir shops with tired-looking, gum-chewing, seriously overweight shop assistants, the elbow of the arm on the counter supporting their head. The streets around these shops consist of vacant lots and abandoned buildings. It’s a slum, frankly.
So after enjoying the American side, Mrs Henry and myself repaired across the Rainbow Bridge to ...
... the wind we have been fighting all day. Just out of the National Forest I spotted a relic from earlier days in what looked like an old road side gas station. These buildings that show hints of previous uses always catch my attention.
We are about 30 miles from Valentine, NB, our destination for the end of todays drive ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking