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If you really want to experience the real true and honest salt of the earth people of Nebraska and... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Patti P
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I was fortunate enough to be a co-guide for a group of 14 that toured the Switzer Ranch with Sarah... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Morro Bay, CA
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Off Highway 11, Burwell, NE
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

If you really want to experience the real true and honest salt of the earth people of Nebraska and its wildlife I would tell you to visit Calamus Outfitters and stay at the Switzer ranch. Upon arriving at the ranch, we were greeted with a...More

1  Thank Patti P
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I was fortunate enough to be a co-guide for a group of 14 that toured the Switzer Ranch with Sarah, Bruce and Adam. Our Sundowner Ecotour was a great way for our entire group to be introduced to the ranching culture and to ask questions...More

1  Thank slobird
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A fantastic experience for birders and photographers. You need a minimum of 2 nights to see both the prairie chickens and the sharp-tail grouse (because they are in different locations and you have to be there at sunrise). I recommend a minimum of three nights...More

1  Thank Roy K
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My husband and I spent one night here last week with a birding group. We stayed in one of the cabins which was warm and cozy. Explored the ranch with a walk and then had dinner in the dining room. Food was tasty and plentiful....More

1  Thank ReginaMGeneva_IL
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I attended the very first festival and the one last year. This event is held yearly around the 2nd weekend of April. The experience of being in Sandhills of Nebraska and getting to see at sunrise the prairie chicken and the sharp tailed grouse do...More

1  Thank pwarner2014
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Super clean cabin with amenities you want for a weekend. Hot shower, kitchenette, good mattresses, coffee. We kayaked the river and the outfitting ran really smoothly. We had almost no wait at either end. The shuttles were old school busses. Plenty of outfitter support ....More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The Switzer Ranch is a great place. The family are all very nice, the rooms are comfortable. The location, in Nebraska's Sandhills is enchanting. If you view birds, as I did, you eat the evening meal with the family and then retire to private quarters...More

Thank LTCNukem
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Family owned ranch that offers river access - canoes, tubing, tanks - on the Calamus River, tours of the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills, ranching practices that respect the ecosystem, and fabulous sunsets. Also some of the best bird watching in the region.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Calamus Outfitters is at the Switzer ranch, operated by Sarah and Adam, brother and sister and other family members. Great opportunity to see Greater prairie chickens and Sharp-tailed grouse on their respective leks, very close up. The ranch is near other great birding sites -...More

Thank Joyce K
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