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The Shepherds' Inn Bed & Breakfast, Inc.

46919 814th Road, Ord, Nebraska 68862
Innkeeper(s): Don and Doris Vancura
  • Introduction

    The Shepherd's Inn Bed and Breakfast - Ord, Nebraska

    The house of The Shepherds' Inn was built by the owners grandfather in 1919 thus being 100 yrs old and ready for a celebration. Enjoy the gorgeous original woodwork, antiques, Victorian décor and more. It is time to make The Shepherds' Inn your destination for a peaceful relaxing get-away located in rural Ord. Upon driving in on a tree lined road you will see a porch just wanting someone to sit a spell and enjoy the tranquil setting. You may just want to soak in the quietness, listen to the birds sing, watch a rabbit or squirrel playing. Deer, wild turkeys and a bald eagle could be sighted. You might like to hike on our trail, 1.6 miles round trip. There is a bench on top of the hill to sit and rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the lush country side.  Our safe country roads are ideal for walking, running or riding a bicycle. Inside the house in the parlor there are books and movies or you can bring your own. You may want to grab a fluffy monogramed robe and head for the outdoor hot tub, the ultimate in relaxation. Relax and unwind like never before. Many people view the stars and constellation for the very first time while enjoying the sounds of the night. Before departing the next morning a delicious multi course breakfast is served by our butler. You will feel relaxed, renewed and revived. We are not the "run of the mill" lodging facility. We will exceed your expectations.

    Reservations are required. Hosted check in time is from 4-5 P.M. unless prior arrangements have been made. Homemade snacks such as cookies, cake etc. are available if you are hungry. There are hot and cold beverages 24/7. After check in how you spend your time is entirely up to you. We live just a "shout away" so if you want privacy it is granted. Menu from the local restaurants are available. Wireless internet is available throughout the house as well. We are known for our gracious hospitality. Come, let us pamper you.

    The Shepherd's Inn Bed and Breakfast - hot tub

    Grab one of our fluffy monogrammed robes and head for our outdoor hot tub, the ultimate in relaxation. The colored lights in the fountains add charm and uniqueness. Relax and unwind like never before. Many people view the stars and constellations for the very first time while enjoying the sounds of the night.

    Menus are available from the local restaurants. Wireless internet is available throughout the house as well. We are well known for our gracious hospitality. We will exceed your expectations. Come, let us pamper you!

    The Sheperds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Ord Alumni

    Enjoy a good nights sleep on our quality beds complete with luxurious high thread count linens. One guest commented that she had never slept on such awesome sheets. Another guest stated his wife is still raving about those new sheets. Awaken to the smell of coffee and breakfast being prepared.

    Visit our gift shop which is on premises and has an eclectic mix of products. The Merino skin crème we sell is a product of New Zealand made from the lanolin of the Merino breed of sheep, formulated by a New Zealand pharmacist.  It has helped many people who suffered from all kinds of skin rashes and skin issues. We in Nebraska who live in harsh winter weather, work outside in the weather, have taken chemo or radiation or just have dry skin have found relief beyond belief. It is especially good for rough heels, elbows, cuts around cuticles etc. Mail orders are welcome. Please call for addition information, 308-728-3306. We are the only distributor in Nebraska.

  • In Remembrance 4-05 to 11-18

    Bingo our llama was very popular and a special "fellow". He loved our guests, spotting their vehicle as they drove in, running along the fence beside them, hoping they would come to his pen for a visit. He loved to be hand fed dry bread, his # 1 being raisin bread. He would give kisses to anyone accepting them. Bearded men were always his favorites. He was still the "king" even when one of the top Elvis Tribute artists in the country visited. Sadly we lost him to an untreatable disease. He is sorely missed.

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc. Llama

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc. Llama and customer in Nike Hoodie

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Customer and llama

  • Nebraska Association of Bed & Breakfast

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Nebraska AssociationThe Shepherd's Inn is Inspected and Approved. As a member of Nebraska Association of Bed & Breakfast our guests' are guaranteed the highest quality of comfort and hospitality in the State of Nebraska.

  • Butterfly Garden

    The Sheperds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Butterfly Garden

    Butterfy Garden

    Please visit our inspected and certified butterfly garden. The butterfly population is in danger of becoming extinct due to the lack of nourishment required by the butterfly and other pollinators. This is in part due to the use of chemicals which has killed the milk weed and other important plants. The Monarchs winter in CA and Mexico then migrate north and can't find food. Monarchs feeds almost exclusively on milk weed. Our garden provides food from the caterpillar stage through the butterfly. Learn more at

  • Guests Comments

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Dinner"This is irrigated farm land. The green rolling hills of Valley County are as consistent as the slow flowing waters of the Loup Rivers.

    The Shepherds’ Inn outside of Ord, Nebraska has been our only exposure to a bed and breakfast. Frankly, I did not expect much – was I pleasantly surprised. This decade old family home has been well maintained. Each guest bedroom has a modern bathroom. From ceiling fixtures to foot stools, antiques abound, displayed in front of expensive Italian wallpaper.

    The owners are Titanic buffs and have enjoyed numerous ocean cruises. This interest/experience has culminated in an elegant breakfast presentation that deserves as many stars one can award. It is easy to fantasize you are back in time and enjoying the attention of family servants.

    If you must travel with children or pets, one should look elsewhere. These delicate antiques deserve responsible adults. Staying there is like being in a doll house. Take your time, smell the roses, and by all means – visit. Be warned, if you travel during the evening hours, you will encounter deer, pheasants, and other critters.

    We will return."

    Ken and Carol McCall

    Ardmore, Oklahoma

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Hawaiian Murder Mystery"We have finally found a reason to visit Nebraska."Colorado Resident

    WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE! My family and I stayed here for a night and it was wonderful! The house was super clean and the bed was really comfortable. She did not overlook a single detail. The breakfast was to die for. I just cannot say enough good stuff about this place. It may be a little our of the way but it is well worth the trip!!

    "We had a great stay at shepherds' inn due to work related event. The proprietors pulled out the red carpet for us, even going so far as adjusting their schedule for us in order to meet our reservation needs. The breakfast and treats that were prepared by "master chef" Doris were exceptionally scrumptious and served to us by "butler" Don in full dress. Each bedroom is large, private and spotlessly clean. We were able to use the dining room to work in the evening although internet was available in the bedroom as well. Lots of little extras along the way for our comfort. Thanks for a wonderful stay." Phyllis Borman

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Red Hat Society"Nancy and I have had the privilege of stay at the Shepherds' Inn over the last few years. It is located out in the country in a farm setting. Don and Doris are wonderful hosts insuring that each guest has a relaxing stay. We enjoy the outdoors and are runners. This is a perfect place to run. You can run, jog, stroll or walk four mile square around the inn. The terrain is hilly but you will be on a road throughout the outdoor adventure. After returning from a morning run there was always an exquisite delicious breakfast." Nancy And Charles Jones

    "You truly have created a little piece of heaven here on earth, you do wonderful work and provide a marvelous service." Mark & Mary Danner

    "We did a murder mystery and the food was WOW!!! Nice-nice people." Sherry

    "My wife was raving about the new cotton sheets (smiley)" Roger

    "I have stayed in many B&B's in the US, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria, etc. This was the very best in every way!" Maureen Weller

    The Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-FruitThe Shepherds' Inn Bed and Breakfast, Inc.-Fruit Plate

  • Area Attractions

    • Comstock Windmill Festival (country) June 10, 11, 12, 2021
    • Sargent's Junk-A-Thon  Memorial weekend
    • Dowse Sod House, Comstock
    • VCHS Foundation Golf Tour Fourth of July weekend 2021
    • Near Scratchtown & Boot Leggers (craft beers)
    • Scotia's Chalk Mine Tours
    • Arcadia's Fall Festival (Labor Day weekend)
    • Sargent's Chokecherry Jamboree  June, 1st weekend
    • Ord's Motorcycle Rally (early June)
    • Historic Geranium Catholic Church & ZCBJ Lodge  National Hall
    • Auble's Lake & Walking Trail, Ord
    • Ranch Rodeos
    • Calamus & Sherman Reservoirs, Davis Creek (fishing & camping)
    • The Shepherd's Inn is close to a challenging 9 hole golf course
    • Ft. Hartsuff, 1870's restored military fort
    • Ord Highschool Reunion (July)
    • Rod Run, Fathers Day weekend
    • Historic Chalk Mines
    • Junk Jaunt, last full weekend in Sept.
    • Tubing and Tanking on Calamus & Cedar Rivers
    • Calamus Reservoir with white sandy beaches, boating, fishing etc.
    • Burwell Rodeo (last weekend in July)
    • Popcorn Days, North Loup (last weekend in August)
    • Pitzer Quarterhorse Sale , April & Sept.