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  • Oft's Bed & Breakfast
  • Oft Room (Queen)
  • Gordon Room (King)
  • Breakfast in the Dining Room
  • Enjoying wine on the porch
  • Our Signature Dish: Ham Cups and Fried Potatoes
  • Quests enjoying the Olde Market
  • Wildlife Too!
  • Our Parlor
  • Your Hosts; Linda and Gordon
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Ofts Bed and Breakfast

Your host(s):
Gordon & Linda Mueller
Web Site:
11523 N. 156th Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007
Guest Rooms:
2Bathrooms: 2
$99 - $119
Check In/Out:
4 to 8 pm (or prior arrangements) - 11 am.
Extra Person Fee:

Ofts Bed and Breakfast

Guest Information: Ofts Bed and Breakfast offers two upstairs bedrooms, both have private bathrooms and share a balcony that overlooks a lily pool and is shaded by the Nebraska Champion Pin-Oak tree. A common room provides cable TV, a desk, wireless Internet, a library, magazines and games. We offer a home-cooked breakfast or a continental breakfast for lighter appetites. Enjoy a beverage and a snack on our wrap-a-round porch; look at our historical displays; stroll along the Papio Creek; or take in a movie, shop, or enjoy the Omaha's Olde Market and other Metro attractions. Later admire the sunset, stars, or fire flies from the porch or your balcony.  

Room Information: Ofts Bed and Breakfast features two rooms: the Gordon Room is a spacious bedroom featuring a king-size sleigh bed, period furniture, and decor. The room has a modern, tiled bathroom with shower. The Oft Room features a queen-size bed, antique furniture, and bay windows overlooking the front yard. The spacious bath is located down the hall (robes provided) and contains reproductions of a claw-foot tub, wall toilet, and is accented with a stained glass window.

Location: We are located in Bennington, a small farm community near Omaha.  The house is situated on the southeast corner of 156th Street and Bennington Road. We're 10 minutes off I-680, 15 minutes from either I-80 or I-29, and less than 30 minutes from Eppley Airfield and downtown Omaha. Popular tourist sites include: Boy's Town, General Crook's Home, Historic Florence District, Steamboat Bertrand Museum, General Dodge's Home, Joslyn Art Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and the Henry Doorly Zoo. More than 20 golf courses are within 10 miles.  Local colleges include: University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Creighton University, Dana, and Metro Commuity Colleges.

History: Eggert Oft immigrated from Hopen, Germany with his parents in 1869 and moved to Bennington in 1877. Eggert bought a farm 1/2 mile west of town in 1880. He met and married Rosa Lage in 1882. They had five children: Katy, Minnie, Meta, Hans, and Nancy. The family farm prospered and their business ventures expanded to town and included Oft's Hotel (1888), a store, livery, and other businesses. In 1910, they built this dream home.  Years later their youngest daughter Nancy and her husband Roy moved in and took care of her elderly parents. Nancy's daughter Jeanette and husband Enno moved in after her parents passed away. They had two sons, Gordon and Alex. Jeanette survived Enno but passed away in 2007. Gordon and his wife Linda inherited the home making the 4th generation living there. They thought the home, family, and local history should be shared with others and started the 2-year renovation project.  The Oft-Gordon House was listed on the National Resister of Historical Places in 2010, the same year Ofts Bed and Breakfast opened.

Historical Displays: The house is filled with period funiture and antiques and contains more than a dozen historical displays featuring century old newpapers, postcards, and photographs of the family, village, and area.  The 'Girls Room' is staged as Nancy's bedroom in 1910. It contains her brass bed, feather mattress, family quilts, toys, dolls, children's china set, and Rosa's wedding dress. Guests can enjoy these displays at their leisure.    

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Cancellation Policy

Reservations are held on Visa, Marstercard, or by check for $40 for overnight stays or $40 per night for multiple rooms or days. Checks must be received 1 week prior to stay.  Cancellation requires 14 days prior notice for refund. Nonrefundable deposit required for the College World Series


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Museums
  • Outlet Malls
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries


  • Mid-week Rates
  • Trailer/Extra Parking

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Continental Plus Breakfast
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Breakfast

Geographic Setting

  • City
  • Rural
  • Small Town
  • Suburban
  • Village

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages & Snacks
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Internet Access
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Pond
  • Restaurant on Site

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Minimum Stay Required

  • Special Events

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • Bathrobes
  • Extra Bed Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi Access

Well Suited For

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  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
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