Luxury Retreat With Awesome Views of Lake Wanahoo
Rick & Linda
About Rick & Linda
Rick and Linda are a blended family with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Rick grew up in Wahoo and Linda in Springfield. We now live in Omaha and enjoy dining out, playing tennis and traveling.
Rick & Linda purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Rick & Linda chose Wahoo
This wonderful parcel of land was purchased by Rick and his father, Spencer Dorothy, over 40 years ago to be used as a borrow site for their excavating business. At that time it was a hill of farmland. Spencer passed away in 1997, a few years before discussions of a dam being built for flood control. We hope that developing 'Spencer Hill' and sharing it with families around the country for their special gatherings, honors his life.
What makes this Cabin unique
The views of the lake are what prompted the building of this first cabin on Spencer Hill. Wanting a special rustic feeling, we chose various woods for the finishing. The decks are perfect for birdwatching and provide a private, quiet relaxing place to reflect with God and view nature.
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Was the most magical vacation to date. House and accommodations were comparable to a high end hotel, but better with all the special touches; unique soaps, art work, decor and all feel goods of home. The propriety was exceptionally clean and well cared for. Best of all was the owners hospitality with eagerness to please. The view was breathtaking, instantly putting you at ease...we will be back as it is a close getaway for our families!
You were the perfect guests! Thank you for sharing photos of your family and the great suggestion of adding a shutter to the loft opening. We welcome you back any time and hope your 2019 is filled with wonder!
Rick & Linda
Beautiful house, close to the lake, great yard for kids and adults to play games.
My family enjoyed a weekend at Spencer Hill to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The house is beautiful. A rustic retreat decorated in woodsy and outdoor colors. Nice big grassy area for outdoor games. Easy access to the lake, as we brought our kayaks. We enjoyed the large deck with umbrella and lots of seating, enjoyed s’mores from the fire pit, and played cards and indoor games on the large tables with 8 chairs on the main floor. The kids loved the cubby holes for sleeping and thought the woodland toy stuffed animals were perfect, especially the squirrel. Beds were very comfy.
The landscaping was the ideal backdrop when we used the concrete bench to sit on with our family around for family pictures. I would recommend Spencer Hill.
Thank you, Anne, for your kind words. I loved reading how your family enjoyed the property and that you were able to get an outdoor photo of everyone. What a great way to remember your 50th Anniversary!
Can you help us know what we could improve on in order to earn a 5 star review from you? We love receiving ideas from our guests and have implemented many of them over the years.
Rick & Linda
Luxury cabin, indeed!
This property provided the perfect central location we were looking for as our family gathered from four states. The large lot surrounded by trees was beautiful and private, while still offering a lovely view of the lake. We would've been completely satisfied enjoying the house in its simply stunning decor, but the kids got us talked into renting kayaks from the local outfit and we had a great time catching fish and walking the trail, as well. The owners were extremely easy to work with and we appreciated the communication beforehand. It was such an incredibly comfortable place to stay and we can't wait to return! Priceless memories made? Check...
Could not have been better
Thank you, Don. We appreciate your comments and the good suggestions you also provided. We hope you will have a chance to stay with us again.
Rick & Linda
Spencer Hill is pure luxury with a country feel. I have stayed in many places through online rental sites and this one is top notch.
We didn't want to leave.
Gorgeous setting. Very tasteful and fun decor.
Plenty of space for everyone and so well thought out.
I highly recommend Spencer Hill.
Thank you, Karen, for your nice comments. It's always fun to share our place with a group of girlfriends, as it seems they get a chance to catch up on each other's lives while enjoying the peaceful surroundings at Spencer Hill. We hope you will come back again!
Rick & Linda
I have stayed in many VRBO locations-- from Alaska, to Utah, to Colorado, to Wyoming--and I think this might be my favorite.
It is true luxury with a country feel.
Hope to return someday!
A wonderful place!
The luxury cabin is located on Spencer Hill, a secluded treed acreage conveniently located just 30 minutes from Omaha or Lincoln and footsteps away from beautiful Lake Wanahoo. It is the perfect destination for those wanting a retreat from the hectic pace of life. We are 1 hour's drive west of downtown Omaha, home of the College World Series, and near the Henry Doorly Zoo.