As the longest continuously operating hotel in Nebraska, we invite you to step back in time and indulge in a unique blend of modern amenities and vintage decor. All 20 rooms have been recently refreshed and we offer full access for all guests to use our well appointed kitchen.  Our dining room comfortably seats 40 and guests are welcome to rearrange as needed.  The game room includes darts, billiards, shuffleboard, ping pong, cards, speakers, and more. The 65" TV is perfect to stream your favorite movie or game thanks to our gigabit internet!  

We are located in the heart of one of the largest public access areas in the region and the second largest lake in Nebraska!  Harlan County Reservoir is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and offers access to ATV trails, boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, horse riding, water trail, biking and camping.  North Shore Marina and Patterson Harbor offer boat rentals, food/beverage options, and regular entertainment throughout the summer months.  

Our most popular offering is the Total Hotel Takeover package, which includes full private use of our entire hotel.  It's perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Events, Birthdays, Holiday, Retirement, and Bachelor/Bachelorette parties. Contact for pricing and availability.


The Orleans Hotel was completed in 1930 at an initial cost of $45,000. The original blue prints included another story on top and many more luxuries however the Great Depression likely suppressed those plans into what stands today. It was originally planned to have 40 sleeping room but was scaled back to 30. During previous ownership some of those rooms have been converted to suites, common shower/bathrooms, and storage.  The building is structurally sound inside and out, but it’s the inside that takes your breath away. We're certain that you have not seen this much woodwork, hardwood floors and beautiful staircases in one place in a long time, especially in its original condition. Even though the hotel has been in continuous operation for nearly a century, it still feels practically untouched.