The SpaceThis charming space has its own entrance and was once used as living quarters by staff that supported the main house in the late 1800's. As the development of automobiles eliminated the need for a 'carriage boy', it was updated into general living space. It most recently served as a self-contained apartment and before that was the honeymoon suite for a bed and breakfast. The jetted tub for two, Mediterranean tiled bathroom, and step-in shower make relaxing a joy!
The main floor has a kitchenette, living room, and large bathroom. A table that seats four allows you to enjoy meals or have a spot to work. The sofa transforms into a queen sleeper bed that comfortably sleeps two adults.
The kitchenette includes the use of a microwave and toaster/convection oven. Dishes and utensils are provided. A coffee pot and modest amount of coffee are waiting for you.
The stairs to the second floor are steep, but open up into a nicely sized bedroom, newly carpeted with a closet. There is a small sitting area next to the queen size bed. Guest AccessGuests will have private use of the Carriage House, and the outdoor space is shared. We invite you to walk the gardens that change with the seasons, watch the fish in the pond during the summer, socialize on the the front porch of the main house, and enjoy the shade of the gazebo with a good book or entertaining friends. Of course, we encourage you to play with our black lab who roams the yard and spends time with us in the main house. You also have access to a fire pit when making prior arrangements with us.
The gas grill is owned by a tenant, so it is not available. If you would like to use the charcoal grill, we might be able to accommodate that with prior arrangements.
Please do not climb the fire escape on the main house. It is there only for emergencies. Interaction with GuestsWe take our cues from you regarding the amount of interaction you enjoy. We tend to lead busy lives, but will greet you when you check in, give you a quick tour of the Carriage House, and answer any questions you still have. We probably won't be as likely to bump into you in the yard during your stay if you visit us during the winter months since Nebraska winters are quite chilly. We will provide you with our phone numbers so that if anything comes up you need help with, we are available. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is one of the original sections developed in Lincoln. It mixes old and new architecture, serving families and college students with rental space. We hear many languages from our front porch, different kinds of music from open car windows, and enjoy ethnic shops and stores just down the street. People are generally friendly as they walk and bike past our gate with many stopping to pet our dog Sam. The Postal Carrier even brings him dog treats! We recommend you stop in at Cultiva for an excellent cup of coffee or crepes, Pan Dulce for fresh Mexican pastries priced very reasonably, and head downtown to the Pinnacle Arena to enjoy major concerts and sporting events. Of course, if you are Nebraska Husker football fans, we can hear the crowds roar from here! Getting AroundWe suggest walking to explore our neighborhood and downtown Lincoln just beyond. If you are flying into Lincoln, it might be best to rent a car. Lincoln's airport is big enough to handle air traffic, but small enough you aren't running to find another terminal. Lincoln is a major bicycling town, so load up your bike and get set to explore. We enjoy plenty of street parking unless it is a Husker football week-end. If that is the case, we will arrange for off-street parking for you so that your spot is guaranteed. Other Things to NoteWe have a friendly black lab who spends a lot of time in the yard in the summer. He does an excellent job of following commands. He will lavish attention on you if you initiate it, yet will respect your need for space if you tell him to 'back up' and 'go lay down'! Please don't feed him so we can keep him healthy.
We offer wi-fi, but the company is not always reliable. Some guests have no problems and some head 2 blocks up the street to Cultiva, a wonderful coffee and crepe shop, to use their wi-fi.