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Home of the Drifter Cookshack & Bunkhouse

Family Operated Since 1998!

We look forard to seeing you this year as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

Now Taking Reservations for your Winter Getaway and 2018 Season

Make a Reservation Today


Call 308-665-2592

Give Mike or Linda a call for details.

Customer Appreciation Day at High Plains Homestead

2017 Customer Appreciation Day at High Plains Homestead

Tim Rhuby, Crawford Fire Department, accepts $1,678.00 in donations, from Mike Kesselring, raised thru activities this fall at the Drifter Cookshack.  Kesselring added, “A lot of folks came together this fall from 5K runners, run sponsors, country singers Boots and Saddles, Cookshack staff and friends, 2017 Sioux County Fair cookie entry winners and our Cookshack customers to make this contribution possible.  We are proud to contribute to the new Crawford Fire Hall”.

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An old-west cowtown is slowly coming alive on the windswept prairie of northwest Nebraska, surrounded by rugged badlands and framed by trees of our beautiful Pine Ridge. Amongst the ruggedness and beauty, rejuvenate your spirit through a wide variety of activities that can only happen here and are only limited by your imagination. Some of the most popular activities include: family "get-togethers" and group retreats for the day or overnight in the Bunkhouse cabins, birding, geocaching, fossil hunting, horseback riding (bring your own horse), mountain biking, hunting of all kinds (turkey, deer, antelope, and prairie dog) and great cowboy cookin' at the Cookshack. Plus, every night, we offer a front row seat to The Best Show in the Universe, right off your front porch

High Plains livin’ any time of the year in the Sand Creek Cabin

High Plains Drifter Cabin photos
High Plains Drifter Cabin photos
High Plains Drifter Cabin photos
High Plains Drifter Cabin photos

The year round, Sand Creek Cabin at High Plains Homestead, is outfitted with a full kitchen giving you the opportunity to rustle up your own grub or eat in the Cookshack. A full living and dining room, 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths provide for a comfortable fit; we can accommodate a few lil’ drifters as well. Arrangements to get them bedded down are simply in the asking. An adjacent indoor game processing (skinning and quartering) area during fall and winter hunting seasons are all part of the deal.

Contact Us today to schedule your trip!


  • Construction has started on the Fur Trade Shack and should be completed by the start of the 2018 season.
  • We have started discussion on a specialty cookbook (working title) "Beans, Pies and other Cookshack Deserts".  Let us know what you think.....
  • Sand Creek Cabin is open and available for that special week-end get-away or coyote hunt. 308-665-2592

If you have a special NW Nebraska or SW South Dakota get-together this 2017/2018 winter, that you would like us to help with, just give us a call at 308-665-2592