The Devils Nest Ski Lift (also known as Devil’s Nest) is located on an Unnamed Road off of road 895 in the city of Crofton, Knox County, Nebraska.
The idea for Devils Nest began in 1962 with the idea of creating a year round private resort area and housing development. Devils Nest would be top class and have a 25 story hotel, hunting and skiing lodges, golf course, marina, tennis courts, paths and walk ways, campgrounds and more, all residing on 3,000 acres. It was not until 1970 that construction began for the $100 million investment. Devils Nest began getting attention by 1972 with the 12 ski slopes, yacht club, equestrian center, dancing hall and 8 houses that had been built on the property. The attraction went bust in 1974 when Devils Nest Development Corporation could not pay taxes on the property. Devils Nest was foreclosed and sold in auction in 1977.
It has since sat in various decaying states into the 2000’s, several lots have been sold off of the large property, but the bulk remains untouched.
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Where is the abandoned Devil’s Nest Ski Lift and resort located? You can find it with these coordinates. 42.798534,-97.714561.