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Sometimes in the middle of February, the Sandhill Cranes will begin arriving in the thousands. By the end of March most of the 500,000 cranes have rested up and fed on some Nebraska corn and are ready to head up north to their nesting grounds. If you are interested in witnessing one of nature's most magnificant migration, make your reservations after November 1. The Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn is located within 15 minutes of Rowe Sanctuary, a premiere crane watching site located on the Platte River. The cranes come every year...time for you to come and watch.

2016 Cranes in the Middle of the Week Package 

Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy half of million sandhill cranes with plenty of elbow room. For thousands of years, cranes have used the Platte River Valley in Central Nebraska for rest and relaxation as they travel from southern wintering grounds in Texas and Mexico to northern breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia.  Whooping Cranes, eagles, ducks and geese, and shorebirds also migrate through the Central Flyway. It is an amazing sight.

This is a Wednesday-Thursday-Friday Special for March 09-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-April 1 and April 6-8. Your package includes two nights of lodging and farm fresh breakfast at Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn, dinner at Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn Restaurant or a local restaurant, stop in Minden, and a reservation to the viewing blinds for sunrise lift off at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. Your hosts, Bob and Linda Ard, will take care of your arrangements and provide a wealth of information about how to best enjoy Sandhill Cranes in the Middle of the Week. 

The price for this package is $175.00 plus tax per person based on double occupancy. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance. Transportation is not included. All reservations are subject to availability.  We begin taking reservations for 2016 in November 2015.

Reservations may also be made for other days of the week during Crane Season. A minimum stay of two days is required for reservations requested prior to March 1. There is a two week cancellation policy during Crane Season.   

It looks like a convention at the river. This photograph taken by Bob Ard, Innkeeper, of Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn.