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Kyle & Susan Simpson

Member since: 2011
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Your Platte River Lost Island Lodge. Privacy, seclusion, captivating views...

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 13
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights


Photos and Description of this Linwood holiday lodge

Main Lodge has 5 brs & 2 bths. Attached bunkhouse has 8 brs & 1.5 bths.

Lost Island Lodge is located on a secluded, wooded island, on 200 private acres near Linwood Ne., overlooking the beautiful Platte River, a 1 hr drive (Approximately 60 miles) from Omaha or Lincoln. The rustic lodge and attached bunkhouse are used as a waterfowl hunting lodge during fall and winter with the facilities being perfect for summertime weekend gatherings, or week-long vacations. Swim, relax, sunbathe, canoe & kayak, fish, or wade & explore in the river and it's sandbars. Enjoy the peaceful lodge with fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, air conditioning, wood burning stove, loft, great room, sunroom, covered deck, and spacious patio, all with captivating, panoramic views of the river. Take nature walks, bring your bike, or hike our trails. Our family, guests, and customers have enjoyed the island for years and always look forward to their next visit. We're confident yours will too.

Lost Island hunting club and lodge.: We have operated our family owned hunting club at Lost Island for over 30 years. We offer guided, and non-guided hunts and lodging throughout the waterfowl season. Our hunting is done on our improved wetlands from electrified, heated blinds and pits, as well as portable and permanent heated blinds from sandbars and islands on our 1.5 miles of Platte River. Ice out systems ensure a quality hunt even during cold, late season outings. Our lodge and bunkhouse were built in 1993, and 1998 respectively. Extensive wetland enhancement projects were completed in 1996, with approximately 70 acres flooded during the fall . Additionally, Late season deer hunts and spring turkey hunts are available. References, rates, and available dates provided upon request.

Additional information.: We do not have telephone or internet. Cell phone reception is good, as are wireless internet devices for your laptop.

Guided fishing trips available spring, summer, and fall. Guided mushroom hunts available in spring. Guided Airboat tours up the Platte River available with reservation. Boat ramp available. Kitchen has 2 refrigerator/freezers. Family reunions, business retreats, youth groups, and group hunts, all work well. No ATV's please. Bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities are tremendous, including deer, turkeys, eagles, waterfowl, many songbirds, bobcats, mink, raccoons, opossum, beavers, otters and more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kyle & Susan Simpson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 10 traveller reviews

Your Platte River Lost Island Lodge. Privacy, seclusion, captivating views...
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great place for a company retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 4th year in a row that our company has held an offsite team building retreat at Lost Island Lodge. The lodge fits our needs perfectly! There is plenty of space for sit down meetings for large groups inside the lodge itself. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal. There are enough sleeping spaces and restrooms between the lodge and the bunkhouse that everyone has their own corner. The location is remote and secluded and really fosters a sense of family. The outdoor space is great for playing games, relaxing and grilling and getting in touch with nature--something very welcome for our group of city dwellers! Can't say enough nice things about our experience here. The owner is super easy to work with and makes sure you have everything you need. I'd encourage your large group to take advantage of all Lost Island Lodge has to offer--you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We were only a small family group of 4 women and 2 dogs, but the lodge was perfect for our Nebraska trip. We so enjoyed the swimming and wading in the Platte's warm waters and walking for miles on the sandy islands in the middle of the river. We never saw other houses or footprints and felt like it was our own private world.

It was lovely to just walk out a few steps across the lovely lawn and step right into the water. We even found a deeper area in this shallow river so we could take the tubes that we found at the lodge and tube for short distances down the river.

We enjoyed grilling as well with the marvelous cottonwood stacked by the huge grill area. The weather was perfect and we sat around outside nights as well enjoying the fireflies and stars. My dogs could enjoy wandering around as the property is far from cars and road and other hazards. They loved the long river walks on the hard sandy river bottom.

The lodge was very comfortable and had everything you'd need for cooking and relaxing.

it was a magical time. We had wanted to explore the area but instead found it more fun to just stay at the lodge enjoying the lovely place.

Kyle was so friendly and easy to work with. Thanks for sharing your lovely lodge!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 21 people in our group - 12 adults and 9 kids ranging in age from 8 down to 14 months. Kyle keeps this place very clean and family friendly. There was plenty of room for our families to spread out and have sleeping room for all the kids. It's absolutely beautiful with the Platte River right outside the door. We all enjoyed walking across the river which was safe and yet adventurous for all the kids. Loved grilling cottonwood chicken and steaks - great to have a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of seating space for all. We couldn't have been happier with this place - will definitely be back. Thanks Kyle!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kyle! Wonderful site for our Hoppe Days 2013 reunion. The kids loved the River...swimming, sand castles, kayaking. Beautiful morning sunrises, "cottonwood chicken" and s'mores at the fire pit. Very private and beautiful setting. Mary

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion for 30 people

  • 5 of 5

My very large family of thirty people aged 20 months to 78 years loved this property! It is very clean and organized. We used the kitchen every meal for every day to feed all of us. The layout of the buildings flowed well . We had plenty of space to move around, play card games, puzzles and just check out the news on TV. This is the perfect spot for all of us to reconnect with each other.

Kyle,the owner, is a very helpful and gracious man. He showed us how to make his father's "cottonwood

chicken". It is a must make meal ! I wish I had some right now!

We all agreed that this destination must be revisited in our near future!

Thank you ,Kyle ,for building such a wonderful place and sharing it with my family.

Elaine Pantenburg Schmid and family

Texas,Idaho,Oregon,Illinois,Iowa and Minnesota

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion of 19 people all loved Lost Island Lodge. We were together under one roof, but had lots of places to be alone, or with smaller groups. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to serve meals and we had more than enough room at the tables. The firepit worked great and Kyle explained how it worked to our chief cook. In fact, he met us when we arrived and answered all our questions. We were the first group to use the new patio and on the last evening we just hung out and made s'mores and chatted one last time. We had a thunderstorm that afternoon, with a downpour and even hail, and Mother Nature gave us a rainbow to enjoy. The temps cooled down and the new patio kept us out of the puddles with a place to be outside, but without wet feet. Thanks, Kyle.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Area attractions and activities include golfing, sporting clay range, and restaurants. Schuyler Ne., located about 6 miles away, offers grocery stores, variety stores, restaurants, parks, walking/jogging trails, gas stations, hospital, medical services, movie theater, health club and more. Additional golf courses, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, dinner train, medical facilities, antique shopping , and more, are located about 30 miles away in Fremont, and Columbus Ne. An area restaurant, shopping guide, and area map will be provided for your convenience.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Linwood, Nebraska

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$13
Cleaning A$315
Tax Rate 10.5%

The 2016 rate for the main lodge is $595.00 per night. The bunkhouse is an additional $300.00 per night, and may only be rented with main lodge rental. For smaller groups, the main lodge can be rented alone. Rates posted above have a 24 person maximum. Kids nine and under, won't be counted toward group size. During summer months, we require a 3 night minimum.
We require a $1000.00 damage deposit, of which $239.00 is nonrefundable (exit cleaning, trash, damage policy).
**Linens, pillows, comforters, sleeping bags, and towels provided by guest.
Most of October through February is waterfowl season, contact us for possible available dates during these months, there are some breaks in the season that we could accommodate your group. Guided and non guided group hunts are available for the hunting seasons. Call for information and accurate rate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Linwood

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3876 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , sink,&urinal
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , sink,&urinal
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathrooms 1& 2 are located in the main cabin. Bathrooms 3 & 4 are located in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse bathrooms have seperate privacy doors and share a common sink.
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 8 - 4 single bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 12 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 13 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 4 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 4 single bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 single bed
  • Bedrooms 1-5 are located in the main cabin. Bedroom 5 is a loft bedroom with two futon/couches that fold out into 2 full beds, kids love it! Bedrooms 6-13 are located in the bunkhouse connected to the main cabin by an elevated walkway. We make a king size bed by sliding together two twins, in either the main cabin or the bunkhouse.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The dining tables in the great room and sunroom will seat 24 people (12 each), with an additional 8 on the covered deck, and 5 at the bar. The bonfire/BBQ pit and patio, with picnic tables, patio tables and chairs, is extremely popular to hangout & cook, or just lounge around the fire day and night. The bunkhouse is attached to the main lodge by an elevated, covered walkway, and is fully airconditioned and heated. Access the lodge and island easily by car, truck, airboat, canoe, kayak, or other suitable watercraft. Come and enjoy our Platte river getaway and discover everything Lost Island has to offer. We're happy to meet you and preview our facilities by appointment.