506 E Street, Fairbury, Nebraska 68352, 402-613-2063
"Your Home Away From Home"
Fairbury Executive Suites was designed to fulfill a need for a higher standard of lodging in Fairbury. Housed in an historic building downtown on Fairbury's historic square, Fairbury Executive Suites offers guests a unique experience in a beautiful setting. Each suite is professionally decorated and fully-furnished with amenities not found in a standard hotel room. For business travelers and extended stay guests, Fairbury Executive Suites is truly their "home away from home."
Located in downtown Fairbury, Fairbury Executive Suites offers fully-furnished, one and two bedroom apartments for nightly, weekly and extended-stay guests. Each unit has separate living and sleeping areas, fully furnished kitchens, cable TV and high-speed wireless internet.
For Reservations and Information:
Contact Julie at (402) 613-2063
or E-Mail Your Reservation Information.
Cancellation Policy. All Reservations must be guaranteed with credit card. If you fail to cancel a reservation at least 48 hours in advance, a charge of one night's stay plus tax will be assessed to the credit card on file. Thank-you for choosing Fairbury Executive Suites.
The Grayhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast
615 6th Street
Historic Downtown Fairbury
Welcome to the Grayhouse Inn, Fairbury’s newest Bed and Breakfast, located just one block from Fairbury’s historic downtown.
Once a boarding house, the Grayhouse Inn is a large historic home that underwent a total renovation in 2016.
The Grayhouse Inn features a total of nine rooms, three of which are two-room suites. Each room has its own private bath. Two of the suites are located on the first floor.
There is a large living room and eat-in kitchen where guests can enjoy a full breakfast, served daily. Wireless internet available.
Conveniently located across the street from the Fairbury Elks Lodge and walking distance from restaurants, movie theatre, bowling alley, day spa and shopping.
Nightly, weekly rates available, including special rates for the entire house; perfect for weddings, reunions, ball tournaments, etc.
In The News . . .
FAIRBURY EXECUTIVE SUITES EARNS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Honored as a Top Performing Specialty Lodging Property as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
Fairbury Executive Suites announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The award, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor.com receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.com, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor.com for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
"Fairbury Executive Suites is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Julie Katz, Owner at Fairbury Executive Suites. "We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this award is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.com."
"TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor.com travelers a great customer experience," said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers."
Loft Living In
Historic Downtown Fairbury
August 2010 - Visitors marvel at the beautiful architecture that surrounds Fairbury's historic downtown square. Stately two and three-story buildings, mostly constructed of brick, line the streets surrounding the Jefferson County Courthouse on all four sides. Most buildings date back to the early 1900s, when Fairbury flourished as a regional commerce center. Fairbury's downtown historic district is still the center of commerce today and the buildings around the square house retail shops, restaurants, and offices at street level. But there is another world housed within those historic structures, a world that exists after hours - a world that a few lucky residents call "home".
In housing terms, loft living often refers to an open floor plan with lots of space. Once thought of as strictly for artists and bohemian types, loft living is now a sought after lifestyle accessory among certain groups of people. In city centers, artists, actors and young business professionals all love the idea of having a loft as their home. It provides maximum space, and improvements can be made to reflect individual styles and tastes. In Fairbury, most of the lofts are located within the downtown historic district. Before they were turned into stylish living spaces, the lofts were used as commercial space in buildings. Older buildings that have been left empty for years have now been given a new lease on life, thanks to loft living.
Loft living in Fairbury is not unlike that of the larger cities in the Midwest, however, in Fairbury it is still somewhat of an anomaly. Many of the buildings' second and third stories remain largely underutilized, mainly due to cost. But for those who have taken on the task of converting those spaces into residential living, the payoff is huge. Loft sizes can range from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet and the list of amenities is quite impressive - hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, tall windows, rooftop gardens and views that would rival those of any other metropolitan city. Another bonus of loft living is that the lofts are situated in the downtown historical district. This provides great access to businesses, shopping, restaurants, art galleries and entertainment options. In downtown Fairbury, everything is at your doorstep.
Resident Julie Katz has lived on the second floor above the former Hested's (c. 1925) and Golden Rule buildings (c. 1923) since 1995, when her life-long dream of living in a loft began to take shape. “I had always been fascinated with the concept of loft living, ever since I was a young girl. When I first moved in, however, I was the only resident rattling around in a huge building that was dark, cold and full of strange noises. But the banging of pipes from the old steam heat radiators and the sound of rain on the skylights located throughout, gave me a sense that this building still had a lot of life left and it was worth preserving." Since then, retail has returned to the main floor which houses an antique mall, events center, professional offices and beauty salon and the second-floor space has now been updated and converted into luxury suites, loft apartments and office space. There's even a ballroom where hundreds of children attend dance classes each week.
According to Katz, "Converting the upper floor space into office space and suites is a great way to create a consistent revenue stream and gives me an opportunity to share my passion for historic preservation with others, hopefully inspiring them to begin a love affair of their own (with an old building)".