Luxury Retreat With Awesome Views of Lake Wanahoo
Rick & Linda
About Rick & Linda
Rick and Linda are a blended family with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Rick grew up in Wahoo and Linda in Springfield. We now live in Omaha and enjoy dining out, playing tennis and traveling.
Rick & Linda purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Rick & Linda chose Wahoo
This wonderful parcel of land was purchased by Rick and his father, Spencer Dorothy, over 40 years ago to be used as a borrow site for their excavating business. At that time it was a hill of farmland. Spencer passed away in 1997, a few years before discussions of a dam being built for flood control. We hope that developing 'Spencer Hill' and sharing it with families around the country for their special gatherings, honors his life.
What makes this Cabin unique
The views of the lake are what prompted the building of this first cabin on Spencer Hill. Wanting a special rustic feeling, we chose various woods for the finishing. The decks are perfect for birdwatching and provide a private, quiet relaxing place to reflect with God and view nature.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Excessive drinking and loud parties are not permitted at any time.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We celebrated grandmas 86th birthday with five generations of family at the cabin. The extensive property and lawn games kept the younger generations well entertained while the rest of us enjoyed the views from the comfort of the air conditioned great rooms.
We smiled when you told us you were celebrating your grandma's 86th birthday, as this seems to be a popular birthday year the past month, with three 86 year old birthday celebrations in a row! We are so happy to know the layout of Naw-Tee Pine worked for your family! We hope you will come stay with us again!
Rick & Linda
Beautiful and relaxing
We had so much fun on our family get together. We enjoyed the little trail walk to the lake and back. The house was wonderful and had great character. The set up was perfect for family time together, whether it be dinner or gameboard night or watching tv and lounging.
Thank you, Deborah, for taking time to give us your feedback. We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed their stay at Spencer Hill. Our goal is to provide a setting that encourages building family memories that last a life time. We hope you will come stay with us again.
Rick & Linda
Stevens family reunion
everyone thinks the property is beautiful. plenty of space for visiting, playing games and just hanging out. the windows provided excellent view of wildlife, lightening bugs and cardinal:) and the storm that came through. the penny made for lots of smiles,
beds comfortable, never ran out of hot water. stores close but yet area quiet and peaceful. only thing that could have made a wonderful time better, maybe a ramp instead of stairs to front door... wheelchair and old knees and hips.
owners were available... thank you so very much for sharing such a great renue.
Was the most magical vacation to date. House and accommodations were comparable to a high end hotel, but better with all the special touches; unique soaps, art work, decor and all feel goods of home. The propriety was exceptionally clean and well cared for. Best of all was the owners hospitality with eagerness to please. The view was breathtaking, instantly putting you at ease...we will be back as it is a close getaway for our families!
You were the perfect guests! Thank you for sharing photos of your family and the great suggestion of adding a shutter to the loft opening. We welcome you back any time and hope your 2019 is filled with wonder!
Rick & Linda
Beautiful house, close to the lake, great yard for kids and adults to play games.
My family enjoyed a weekend at Spencer Hill to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The house is beautiful. A rustic retreat decorated in woodsy and outdoor colors. Nice big grassy area for outdoor games. Easy access to the lake, as we brought our kayaks. We enjoyed the large deck with umbrella and lots of seating, enjoyed s’mores from the fire pit, and played cards and indoor games on the large tables with 8 chairs on the main floor. The kids loved the cubby holes for sleeping and thought the woodland toy stuffed animals were perfect, especially the squirrel. Beds were very comfy.
The landscaping was the ideal backdrop when we used the concrete bench to sit on with our family around for family pictures. I would recommend Spencer Hill.
Thank you, Anne, for your kind words. I loved reading how your family enjoyed the property and that you were able to get an outdoor photo of everyone. What a great way to remember your 50th Anniversary!
Can you help us know what we could improve on in order to earn a 5 star review from you? We love receiving ideas from our guests and have implemented many of them over the years.
Rick & Linda
Luxury cabin, indeed!
This property provided the perfect central location we were looking for as our family gathered from four states. The large lot surrounded by trees was beautiful and private, while still offering a lovely view of the lake. We would've been completely satisfied enjoying the house in its simply stunning decor, but the kids got us talked into renting kayaks from the local outfit and we had a great time catching fish and walking the trail, as well. The owners were extremely easy to work with and we appreciated the communication beforehand. It was such an incredibly comfortable place to stay and we can't wait to return! Priceless memories made? Check...
The luxury cabin is located on Spencer Hill, a secluded treed acreage conveniently located just 30 minutes from Omaha or Lincoln and footsteps away from beautiful Lake Wanahoo. It is the perfect destination for those wanting a retreat from the hectic pace of life. We are 1 hour's drive west of downtown Omaha, home of the College World Series, and near the Henry Doorly Zoo.