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Home of the Drifter Cookshack & Bunkhouse

Family Operated Since 1998!

2018 Annual Greater Northern Sioux County Cannon Shoot

High Plains Homestead Sale

High Plains Homestead is Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary!

High Plains Homestead will be lightin' up the cookin' fires at the Cookshack starting May 1st!We are looking for ward to serving your favorite "Cowboy Cuisine!"

2018 Hours at the Cookshack
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

May 1st through Memorial Day
Closed Mondays

Memorial Day to Labor Day
Open Daily

Labor Day to November 18th
Closed Mondays

Map to High Plains Homestead

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Call 308-665-2592

Give Mike or Linda a call for details.

Give us a call at 308-665-2592 or e-mail at!

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 commemorative cookbook (working title) "Never Let the Truth Get In the Way of a Good Story".  On sale shortly. 
  • Sand Creek Cabin and Bunkhouse Rooms are open and available. 308-665-2592

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