Come experience world class hunting and fishing while retaining many of the comforts of home.  Our cabins provide many of the features you need to make your experience memorable and enjoyable.



Merritt Cabin Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Cook Top Range
  • Electric Heat
  • Compact Microwave Oven
  • Bathroom with Showers
  • Charcoal Grill and Picnic Table
  • Refrigerator
  • All Bedding, Linens, Towels, and Dish Soap
  • Electric Coffee Pots and Toaster/Toaster Ovens
  • Limited pots and pans, skillets
  • Table service including plates, glasses, coffee cups, and silver ware

Every day our maid service will bring you clean towels and remove your trash.  But you are expected to do your own dishes and light housekeeping.

Check in Time is 2:00 p.m. or later
Check Out Time 10:00 a.m. day of departure

During the Summer season the minimum length of stay is two nights.  We also require for confirmation, two nights deposit for first and last nights of your stay.  Holiday weekends - minimum 3 nights stay. 



Cabin Sizes and Rates


Extra Large - 4 Double Beds
Mon-Thur $150.00 + taxes/night
Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays $160.00 + taxes/night
Rate includes up to 4 persons, each add’l person over age 6 - $5.00/night

Large - 3 Double Beds
Mon - Thurs $130.00 + taxes/night
Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays $140.00 + taxes/night
Rate includes up to 3 persons, each add’l person over age 6 - $5.00/night

Medium - 2 Double Beds
Mon - Thu $110.00 + taxes/night
Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays $120.00 + taxes/night
Rate includes up to 2 persons, each add’l person over age 6 - $5.00/night

Small - 1 Queen Bed
Mon - Thurs $90.00 + taxes/night
Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays $100.00 + taxes/night
Rate includes 1 persons, each add’l person over age 6 - $5.00/night

Cabin occupancy refers to any one utilizing the cabin services, e.g.: toilets, showers.

Additional Rollaway............................. $8.00/night

Prices subject to change without notice

Taxes 10.5% total
(5.5% state sales tax, 5% lodging tax)

Inquire about special seasonal rates available mid September to mid April except during the 12 days around rifle deer season.

Pets are welcome with permission.
There will be an additional $25.00/per stay charge. Add an additional $10.00 for each additional pet.
You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet inside and out.
Extreme uncleanliness in cabins with or without pets will be charged an additional $50.00 minimum.
You are solely responsibly for any damages or liabilities incurred by bringing your pet on property of Water'sEdge Recreation, LLC dba Merritt Trading Post Resort and Water'sEdge Restaurant.

No fish or game cleaning permitted in cabins, beach, or on picnic tables as an area is provided in state campgrounds.  Additional charges will be incurred.

Fire rings available in state campgrounds.
No open fires on Merritt Trading Post Beaches and Property.


Merritt resort is a privately owned resort. One of it's best features is to get away from everything.  Our beautiful location in the Sandhills accomplishes this, but also, because of our location we can't just turn on the vacancy sign like most hotels.  In regards to your reservation;  We cannot be responsible for adverse weather or fishing success.  You are financially responsible for all cabin days reserved in your name.  We will do our best to accommodate you, and if possible, reschedule.  Cancellations must reach us 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Coin operated public laundromat available.

Care to rough it in your camper or R.V. instead?  Merritt also provides camping and trailer hookups. 


Trailer Parking Rates

Type of hook-up Rate
Campers, Tents without Hook-up $14.00
Water, Sewer, and Electricity $25.00
Water and Electricity $22.00
Note: Restroom and shower house included


Bathroom and Showers Available
Public Showers are $3.00 per person for anyone who is not a guest of the resort.
Towels are not provided.
Coin operated public laundromat available.


Boat & Camper Storage Rates

Time Description Rate
Annual May 1 through October 1 for boat or camper $150.00
Annual May 1 through October 1 combination boat AND camper $250.00
Monthly Boat or Camper $50.00
Monthly Combination boat and camper $75.00
Daily Boat or camper $2.00
Daily Combination boat and camper $3.00

Guests staying in a cabin may store a boat or camper at no additional charge while staying with us.

These are the same rates since 1999.

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Merritt Trading Post Resort

88337 State Hwy 97
Valentine, NE 69201
Trading Post (402) 376-3437
Water'sEdge Restaurant (402) 376-1878

Fax (402) 376-5934