Located in the heart of the Sandhills, the Hyannis Hotel offers visitors a piece of Nebraska history.
Upon establishment, Hyannis was one of the heaviest cattle shipping points on the Burlington railroad line. The town was also the commercial and social center for a very large area of the sparsely populated western Nebraska. Constructed in 1898, the hotel became a gathering place for people near and far including ranchers who brought their cattle to the railroad for shipment.
The hotel has seen many renovations over the years including considerable alterations to the exterior. Though the appearance of the Hyannis Hotel has changed since the era of the town’s early cattle shipping days, much of its historic flavor is still intact.
The Hyannis Hotel stands as a landmark and reminder of the active cattle shipping days and the impact that the business had on the settling of western Nebraska. The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1976.
Much of the building’s original design is still visible today. Upon entering the hotel a pictorial history of the Sandhills way of life is documented on the walls.
Today, as always, cowboys and friends can stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or relax with a drink at the bar. Hyannis Hotel also offers overnight accommodations for travelers.