(Neb)-New High Plains Homestead Owners Plan More Camping Emphasis Listen
CRAWFORD - The new owners of High Plains Homestead and Drifter Cook Shack say their vision for the tourist and dining destination northwest of Crawford is a little different than their predecessor, Mike and Linda Kesselring.
Neal and Heather Wolhart say the Kesselring, who created High Plains Homestead with Mike's parents, did a wonderful job over 2 decades of making it a special place of warmth and hospitality but with more of a "motel-style" of lodging.
Heather Wolhart says she and her husband have a camping background and want to expand the camping options for High Plains.
Heather says this first tourist season will have the pool open for family fun with a playground coming soon and The Mercantile offering necessities as well as lots of local consignment goods and products.
For them, it will also be a time of learning - not only learning how to operate High Plains but also learning more about what they likely can and can't do in the future, based on available or feasible infrastructure
If the infrastructure allows it, they want to add a full service event center pavilion seating around 100 with a commercial catering kitchen, and optional dance floor with sound system,
Heather says since neither she nor Neal are cooks, they've been looking for someone else to take on the Drifter Cook Shack and they hope to be able to make an announcement about that in the near future.
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