Halsey, Nebraska, located in both Blaine and Thomas Counties, is a village of approximately 80 people. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad laid track through the area in 1887. A railroad depot located here enabled ranchers to bring in their livestock for shipment to larger cities for sale. A blacksmith shop, saloon, hotel and grocery store once populated the village. The Shady Nook Hotel was a big entertainment draw for the community members as it had a player piano! The Shady Nook Hotel's top story now houses the town's Double T Steakhouse and Lounge.
If you are looking for a soft bed instead of camping at the nearby forest, lodging in Halsey can be found at Belle's Bunkhouse and Campground or at the Halsey Frontier Motel.
There are many community activities taking place over the year. Join the community in celebrating Sandhills Days in July, A fourth of July celebration; an annual pancake feed put on by the Halsey Rural Fire District Volunteers in August is a big draw as is the Loup to Loup Road Race also held in August.