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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Best value we found, River is on private land and all sand bottom so no sharp rocks to cut your feet. Went on the shorter 3 hour tube trip and enjoyed it so much. Water is clean and clear, tubes were in good shape. Beautiful time, helpful staff. Will definitely come here again if we are in the area.

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Seaford
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I traveled here to do birding, and stayed in a nice, clean, affordable cabin on the Calamus Outfitters property (which is a very large ranch). The customer service was remarkable. Although it was off-season, the owner of the ranch arranged for an exceptional birding guide to take me birding. The guide was outstanding and tried very hard to track down...

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1Thank Andi55_13
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lodge with three other couples. The lodge was great, roomy, bathrooms for everyone and all the needed items in the kitchen. We spent good times sitting on the big covered front porch watching the clouds and sun and even some rain, talking with friends and the owners. I didn't realize that Nebraska countryside...

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1Thank jimnileen
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I took my daughter and some friends tanking and we had a great experience from start to finish. The owners and staff were very friendly and welcoming. They provided us with many good tips to help our trip go well. They take you to the end point to leave your vehicle and then drive you to the launching site. All...

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1Thank cindy68848
Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We just arrived home after our family vacation here. I typically do not write reviews, but everything about Calamus Outfitters was so amazing that I just had to! Three families with children ranging in age from infancy to teens and one couple stayed comfortably in one of the large lodges. The open area in front of the lodge was a...

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1Thank ksandman1029
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I’m an amateur photographer and have had the pleasure of spending time on the family owned Switzer Ranch during the Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tail Grouse mating season. Bruce and Sue Ann are gracious hosts, serve great food and are glad to talk about their operation and answer questions about it as are their children. The scenery is awesome and I...

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1Thank richneedham
Winchester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 October 2015

If you are looking for the best way/chance to see Greater Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse, Calamus Outfitters is the way to go. A fall birding trip - particularly for those species - is essentially the hardest time to find them. Most ranches and/or guides focus on spring and don't even offer guided tours or trips in fall. The Calamus...

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Omaha
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Fifteen members of my family went tanking/tubing on the Calamus River. Such a gentle, family-friendly river! My grandkids loved every minute. We were on the river for 3 hours and felt sad when our float was done. Afterward, we spent the night at the lower lodge. The place was clean and had plenty of room for all of us. So...

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Wahoo
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We were impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the service was excellent and our cabin was clean and stocked with helpful items. We especially enjoyed our jeep ride with Sarah, it was relaxing and informative and she was very friendly. If you are looking for luxury however, this is not the place for you. The cabins are small (I...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We attended the 3rd Annual Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival. We were able to see the prairie chickens dance in their lek which is an unusual experience to say the least. This ranch offers offers a very good ecotourism adventure. The festival was very well planned in an effort to appeal to the broad range of people who attended. As one...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Calamus Outfitters

Address: 83720 Valley View Ave, Burwell, NE 68823-3121
Region: United States > Nebraska > Burwell
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Calamus Outfitters Hotel Burwell
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“Wifi is available in the store and meals are included in the cost of lodging.”
 of 5 bubbles richneedham, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“This is an ecotourism adventure, with rustic cabins nestled on the ranch with great sunrise views of the surrounding land.”
 of 5 bubbles Y9754LCanthonyl, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
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