About Us

 If you love the quiet of small town living and the sound of a vehicle traveling down a brick paved street, you are in the right location. 

B & B on Sixth is located on East 6th Street in York, Nebraska which sits at the junction of I-80, a major east/west interstate highway and U.S. Highway 81 also known as the Pan American Highway stretching from the Canadian border on the north to Mexico in the south. York is located 50 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska’s state capital and 50 miles east of Grand Island, located in the center of Nebraska. 

B & B on Sixth is owned by Doreen Luethje. Doreen comes to inn keeping from an interior design background. She was the owner of Interior Innovations for over 20 years and owned and operated a home décor store in downtown York for eight years. In addition to the interior’s business, Doreen has been involved in several charitable organizations, particularly in fundraising and fundraising event planning. She has always loved staying in bed and breakfast properties so when the opportunity came along to purchase 501 E. Sixth, she felt it was the perfect layout for a B & B and a way to realize a long time dream of being an innkeeper. 

She has three grown children, all married and living in the York area. Her six grandchildren, ranging in age from 7 to 2, often spend time playing in and exploring the house. 

The house is an American Foursquare two and a half story built in 1905. This style of architecture was a bridge between the Victorian and Craftsman styles, incorporating the large multi-story features of the Victorian with the simplified, more practical features of the Craftsman. The house was originally home to the Meehan family and is known to many around York as “The Meehan House”. 

In the mid 80’s the house sold for the first time to someone outside the Meehan family. It changed hands a few times until about 2017. It sat empty from 2017 to 2019 when Doreen Luethje purchased it with the purpose in mind of renovating it into a bed and breakfast property. Major renovations started in March of 2019 and were

completed in January 2020. The kitchen is completely new as are the main floor half bath and two of the bathrooms on the second floor. The basement and foundation has had extensive repairs. Most of the plaster walls were retained, repaired and freshly painted. Most doors and wood trim are original. All of the floors are original with the exception of the kitchen and the third floor suite. The third floor suite was finished off in the 90’s. 

Until that time it was used as an attic storage space. The double garage was also built in the 90’s attached to and in front of the original single car garage. 

Common rooms include the formal living and dining rooms and the Library on second floor. Guests are welcome to use the front and kitchen porch areas as well as the backyard patio area when weather permits. These areas are available between the hours of 7a.m. and 10 p.m. unless in use. 

 

A full breakfast is included with the room. Breakfast is served between 7 and 9 a.m. or by special arrangement. Breakfast can be served on the porch or patio when weather permits or brought to your room by advance request. Lunch or dinner is also available by reservation. 

B & B on Sixth is a non-smoking facility. One room is dog friendly. Dogs must be kenneled while in the room and on a leash coming in and out of the house. Pets are not allowed in the common indoor areas. A fenced yard is available. It is expected that pet owners will clean up after their pet. 

 

Children of all ages are welcome at B & B on Sixth. A highchair and pack and play are available for your use. Every effort will be made to insure that all guests’ privacy and quiet time are respected. 

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