The Cather Second Home is a host-free guest house located within walking distance of the Willa Cather Foundation’s headquarters at the Red Cloud Opera House, as well as downtown restaurants and shops, a grocery store, and the Auld Public Library.
Each guest bedroom has a comfortable chair for reading and relaxing, throw pillows, armoires or chests, and personal robes. A main level shared bathroom contains a pedestal sink and walk-in shower. An upper level shared bathroom is quite spacious and features a claw-foot tub with shower extension and a large vanity. An additional shared half-bath on the second floor is situated at the top of the stairs.
Guests are free to use our fully furnished kitchen, including dishes, flatware and cooking utensils. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, teas, and condiments. A self-serve continental breakfast is provided. Guests may also prepare their own meals and are encouraged to enjoy dining at the large quartersawn oak table, which seats 6-10 guests.
The front parlor offers a relaxing and comfortable setting for family gatherings, book clubs, quilt groups, and other guests. The back parlor features beautiful antique furnishings and a library of books and games. An intimate sun porch provides a private space for reading or quiet reflection.
The home has a secluded brick patio in the back. A wraparound front porch is a relaxing area for enjoying your morning coffee, curling up with a good book in the afternoon, or winding down in the evening with friends.