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  • Breakfast in the Dining Room
  • Clawfoot tub
  • Family Museum
  • Our Parlor
  • Your Hosts; Linda and Gordon
  • Gordon Room Bath
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Ofts Bed and Breakfast

Your host(s):
Gordon & Linda Mueller
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11523 N. 156th Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007
Guest Rooms:
3Bathrooms: 3
$59 - $159
Check In/Out:
4 to 9 pm (or prior arrangements) - 11 am.
Extra Person Fee:

Ofts Bed and Breakfast

Guest Information: We offer three upstairs bedrooms, both have private bathrooms. A common room provides cable TV, a desk, wireless Internet, a library, magazines and games. We offer a home-cooked breakfast featuring homemade bread, jams, garden and farm produce. Enjoy a beverage and a snack on our wrap-a-round porch or from your balcony; 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.  

Room Information: The Gordon Room is a spacious bedroom featuring a king-size sleigh bed and an inflatable bed to accommodate a third person if needed. The room has a modern, tiled bathroom with shower.

The Oft Room features a rod-iron 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.

The Mueller Room is located in the Carriage House loft and features a rustic barn design.  It offers two queen size beds, a large shower, and small kitchenette. Pets, children and extended stays are welcomed.

Weddings, Meetings and Historic Tours: We host small weddings, bridal or baby showers, parties, meetings and photographic sessions. We offer guided historic tours of our home and/or the Bennington business district which includes refreshments and have self-guided tours of attractions in our area.  They include touring routes for those interested in: Missouri River, Omaha Metro, Railroad, Early Frontier and Mormon attractions.  We even have a self-guided walking tour of the historic business district of Bennington.

Location: We are located in Bennington, a small farm community situated 5 miles northwest of 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.

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. It also received the "Hidden Treasure Award" from the Nebraska Heritage Program and the "Talk of the Town Award" for outstanding service.

Historical Displays: The house is filled with period furniture and antiques and contains more than a dozen historical displays featuring century old newspapers, 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. The barn displays Rosa's original wood burning cook stove, the families carriage harness, windmill tail and many of their farm tools.  Guests can enjoy these displays at their leisure or by guided tour.    

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Cancellation Policy

Reservations are held on Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discovery.  We accept checks for payment in full if received 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made less than 14 days upon arrival date will be billed $50 per reserved day, minus any days we're able to re-book.


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • 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
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

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

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children 16+ Permitted
  • Children 8+ Permitted
  • Children Welcome
  • Children/Inquire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Limited/Inquire
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi Access

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Scrapbooking Retreats
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings

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