The Fall NOU meeting will be held October 21-23, based at Schramm Park State Recreation Area. The park is located on Highway 31 in Sarpy county and can be reached via Exit 432 on I-80 heading south on Highway 31 about 6 miles. Schramm is on the north side, across from the Platte River. We wanted to get information out about lodging options immediately so that people have adequate time to make reservations before options fill up, especially if they are interested in staying at the Mahoney Lodge. Thanks to Ruth Stearns for assembling this information. This information will also be provided in the next newsletter.
LODGING OPTIONS: Several choices are available within less than 15 miles of Schramm State Park.
At Exit 426 in Cass County is Mahoney State Park Lodge (http://outdoornebraska.gov/lodging-2/). This would be a great setting, and is just 13 miles to Schramm: park sticker – 30 rooms available. The downside is there’s no breakfast available at the lodge in the off season. Rooms do have a coffee maker, mini fridge and microwave. Up the interstate heading towards Schramm there is a McDonalds at exit 432 which is a good option for those not packing a breakfast.
Four room types available: ranging from $90 to $105 per night. All have two queens. Standard parkside is $90 per night, standard riverside is $95 per night, loft park side is $100 per night, loft riverside is $105 per night. The loft rooms have a small living area with a sofa bed, and upstairs are two queens. All rooms have a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. No breakfast available. Options for any not packing with them food for breakfast would be a McDonalds up the interstate at the exit for Schramm.
We cannot set aside rooms at a State Park without committing the funds up front, so if you are interested in Mahoney State Park Lodge, we urge you to call earlier rather than last minute.
Additional options are below: Some of these are pretty basic and budget.
At Exit 432 Closest hotel to Schramm is Super 8 at 14355 NE-31 in Gretna, (by outlet mall) phone is 402 332-5188. Rooms start at $65. Light breakfast. Coffee maker in room. 6 miles to Schramm.
At Exit 439 Next interchange east towards Omaha (exit 439) is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Rooms at $142.49 per night. 16175 Stevens Pointe. 402 504 3716. Breakfast included. About 13 miles to Schramm.
At Exit 440 Moving east up the interstate (exit 440) towards Omaha, is the Countryside Suites 9477 S. 142nd St. Omaha, NE 402 884-2644. Rooms start at about $70. Free breakfast. About 14 miles to Schramm.
At the same interchange is Quality Inn & Suites – at about $89 per night. 9505 S. 142nd St. 402 764-9006 Free Continental Breakfast. Fridge and microwave in room per website. Exit 440. About 14 miles to Schramm.