An Intriguing Introduction
Tucked away in the vibrant heart of Omaha's historic Gold Coast District, you'll find a true architectural masterpiece - Offutt Manor. This French Chateauesque-style mansion, an enduring symbol of the city's rich past, was thoughtfully constructed back in 1894 by Casper and Anna Yost. It was their beloved daughter, Bertha, who was fortunate enough to receive this grand abode as a wedding gift, an expression of love that truly knew no bounds. Henry Ives Cobb, the genius behind the architectural design must have been quite proud of the magnificent result.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Just think about it for a second. Imagine spending a mere $15,000—albeit a substantial sum in the 1890s—to build such a grandiose structure. In today's money, we're talking around $10 million! This gives you an idea of how truly luxurious and high-style mansions were back in Omaha's past. And the story doesn't end with the main building. A charming carriage house, erected in 1916, adds yet another layer to the property's fascinating narrative.
Architectural Marvels Await
You'll find yourself in awe as you gaze upon Offutt Manor's external architectural marvels. Gothic Revival architecture is fully displayed here, from the perfectly symmetrical facade to the steeply pitched tomato-red slate roof. And the wonders don't stop at the door; the interior is just as breathtaking. You'll find a grand library, the walls of which are lined with rich 'Cuban Mahogany' and a stunning pink onyx fireplace. As you venture further, you'll discover a sumptuous black walnut dining room, a welcoming quarter-sawn oak entry, and a grand staircase that is sure to leave a lasting impression. The charm of the original era is kept alive by authentic gas fixtures and ornate electric wall sconces that still grace the mansion.
A Touching Restoration
Giving a nod to Omaha's fascinating past, Dreamvesting Capital took it upon itself to breathe new life into Offutt Manor. Their dedicated team has painstakingly restored this majestic manor to its original splendor, all the while maintaining a deep respect for the Yost family's legacy. As you saunter through the sumptuous rooms and soak in the refined ambiance, you can't help but feel a connection with those who tread these very halls before us.
Offutt Manor isn't just a relic of the past—it's now a vibrant, upscale accommodation choice. Boasting eight elegantly designed suites, each replete with modern conveniences like private bathrooms, mini-fridges, microwaves, and single-serve coffee makers, you'll find all the comforts of home amidst the grandeur.
Delightful Common Areas
But your exploration doesn't end at your suite door. As a guest, you're encouraged to revel in the manor's shared spaces. Imagine unwinding in the Victorian Sitting Room, exchanging stories in The Parlor, or savoring a meal in the grand Dining Room. Here's your chance to bask in the manor's historic elegance while also enjoying the comforts of modern living.
A Word on Logistics
Let's talk logistics, shall we? Check-in starts at 3:00 PM, giving you plenty of time to settle in and get comfortable. And when it's time to say goodbye (at least for now), check-out is at 10:00 AM CST. Parking is a breeze, with complimentary spaces available in a small lot at the rear of the property, and additional street parking at the front.
Exploring the Neighborhood
When you're ready to venture out, you'll find that the Manor's prime Midtown Omaha location is but a stone's throw away from some of the city's best dining and entertainment districts, namely the Blackstone District and the Old Market District Downtown. There's never a dull moment around here!
A Closing Note
Experiencing Offutt Manor isn't just about a stay—it's about stepping into an era of grandeur, relishing architectural splendor, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. By crossing the threshold of the manor, you become a part of Omaha's living history. We can't wait to welcome you and ensure your stay is one for the history books!
Ready to experience the grandeur of Offutt Manor and immerse yourself in Omaha's living history? Book your stay now and embark on a journey through architectural marvels, elegant suites, and delightful common areas. Make memories that will last a lifetime and become a part of this captivating legacy. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity! Reserve your spot today.