About This Destination
The Cather Second Home is a host-free guest house located within walking distance of the Willa Cather Foundation’s headquarters at the Red Cloud Opera House, as well as downtown restaurants and shops, a grocery store, and the Auld Public Library.
Visitors to Red Cloud are invited to book a stay with us at the Cather Second Home. Guests may rent the room that was Cather's, or the rooms of her parents and siblings. The entire home may also be rented for family retreats, meetings, and special occasions. The Cather Second Home once provided Cather with a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere in which to work, while Red Cloud and its residents gave her inspiration and insights. The house—now owned and operated by the Willa Cather Foundation—is a retreat for guests as it was for Willa Cather. There are 6 cozy guest rooms and 2.5 baths.