Roca, NE (PRWEB) March 25, 2006
The Roca Country Inn (http://www.rocacountryinn.com), located in the tiny village of Roca, in southern Lancaster County, just 13 miles from the southern edge of Lincoln, Nebraska, has gotten local attention as a unique and relaxing destination for those who want to get away from it all, but this is it’s first exposure in the national limelight.
Built as a Blacksmith Shop in 1879, the building that houses the Inn, is a historically significant structure. It has been an important part of the community of Roca, as a store and a meeting place and is the only remaining structure on Main Street from the time when Roca was a bustling town with three major limestone quarries, a couple of Banks, and three rustic hotels.
The owners, Linda and Phil Cochran renovated this unusual piece of history over a period of six years to become a fascinating and soothing stop with a warm, Early American primitive decor. The couple has been operating the Inn since October of 2004. The Inn, which is the entire second floor of the building, presents an atmosphere, much the same as it might have been in the late 1800's.
The comfortable surroundings, including the flickering fire, sooth away the cares of any day. The breakfasts are tasty, unique and plentiful. There are always snacks nearby for the evening, and if you are there to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, an Italian Cream cake or your favorite layer cake awaits you.
The first floor of the building is a store which offers shoppers another delightful experience: Sweet Annie's Primitives. This unique shop offers many “one of a kind” primitive antiques and gifts. Sweet Annie's has a definite “New England” feel, with moderate prices and some “real bargains” for the thrifty-minded customer. The shop is open on Saturdays all day or by request.
This summer, the Homestead Trail along the old UP rail line, from Lincoln to Beatrice and on to Marietta, Kansas, will be finished and provide another opportunity to enjoy this relaxing place. The Trail passes along the western edge of Roca and will be a beautiful bike ride for Lincoln families. For all folks in Lancaster County, it is a short trip, just six miles south of South Pointe Shopping Center, and just two miles east from the Crete corner, off of US 77. For reservations call: 402-476-0870 or visit the Roca Country Inn Web site at: http://www.rocacountryinn.com
Roca Country Inn is near the following attractions:
Papa Geno's Herb Farm
Roca Berry Farm
Governor’s Mansion and State the Capitol
Pioneer’s Park Nature Center
Museum of Nebraska History
National Museum of Roller Skating
Lincoln’s Children’s Museum
Lincoln's Sunken Gardens
Folsom Children’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Contact: Phil or Linda Cochran
Roca Country Inn
4161 Main Street
Roca, Nebraska 68430
Photos furnished and used by permission of New Light Photography (Additional Media Photos are available for this B&B)
Bed & Breakfast America magazine (http://www.bba.travel) staff writer, Amelia Painter, featured the Roca Country Inn for the spring 2006 issue because of the unique offerings this Nebraska bed and breakfast establishment has for inn travelers and her readers.
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