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At Big Blue Ranch you can join cowboys on a cattle drive moving hundreds of cattle to greener pastures. Catch master angler fish from our sixty-foot dock or go canoeing. You can arrange to hunt for trophy deer or huge hybrid turkeys. Big Blue Ranch is where you can enjoy a real adventure!


Big Blue Ranch offers a wonderful retreat for horse enthusiasts, fishermen, hunters, hikers, bird watchers and those seeking pure relaxation. Our beautiful cedar log lodge overlooks a scenic 20-acre, spring fed fishing lake on a working Nebraska cattle ranch, and is nestled in the tall grass prairie hills and woodlands of southeast Nebraska.


At the end of the day, enjoy the outdoors on large covered porches or relax indoors by stone fireplaces to watch a spectacular sunset unfold. This Nebraska lodge can accommodate up to twelve guests in two suites. For family reunions or larger groups, the two great rooms can be joined by opening large double doors!

We all need some time to get away.  Away from work, from emails and cell phones, away from concrete and traffic.  At Big Blue Ranch we have just the place for that getaway.  Located in Pawnee County Nebraska we’re off the beaten path in a place where stars shine through in the night sky and wildlife is just outside the window.Who doesn’t want a cabin on a lake?  Fishing, boating, lounging in the sun on a lazy afternoon.  It’s what summers on the Great Plains were made for.  Whether you want a weekend with the boys or a big family get-together, the Lodge at Big Blue Ranch can accommodate you.  If you’re looking for more than just lounging about with the people you love we also offer all of the activities you’d expect from time spent in the country.  Book your next getaway now.

Named one of Eight Great Ecotourism Opportunities in Nebraska by the University of Nebraska, Big Blue Ranch & Lodge offers a number of compelling attractions that offer an escape into nature.
It doesn’t matter if  it’s your first time with a rod and reel or you’re an experienced angler, you can have a great time fishing from shore, from our dock or with one of our boats.  With our fully-stocked lake you’ll be sure to have a great morning or afternoon reeling them in.
At Big Blue Ranch we pride ourselves on making sure that everyone who comes out to hunt deer or turkey has a fantastic time.  Whether you’re coming from just down the road or from one of the coasts in search of the kind of game you just can’t find at home, Big Blue Ranch offers just what you’re looking for, a successful hunt.


"This is the stuff that dreams are made of. We loved an absolutely wonderful, relaxing time once again. Thanks for your vision and hard work to make it a reality. I'll remember the song of the red-winged blackbird for a long time."- Erica Birkey Rios, Lincoln, Nebraska

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"The Big Blue Ranch & Lodge is truly a haven for its guests. We were looking for a place to unwind and we found it!! The sun and endless blue Nebraska sky became a glorious umbrella of planets and galaxies at night. We fished and sat on the porch for dinner, smelled the fresh clean air, listened to the wildlife and the cattle-all our senses were re-charged! We left way too soon but were so refreshed we felt we had been gone a week!! We'll go back again and again."- Don and Susan Traub, Spring Hill, Kansas

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"Our stay at the Big Blue Ranch is definitely the best American experience we have ever had among the ten different states in which we traveled. It is mostly thanks to Scott, Rob and Billie Kay's help. Thanks very much and see you another time, we hope!"- Sylvie and Jean-Philippe, Lausanne, Switzerland

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