The Cornerstone Mansion is owned and operated by Mark J. O'Leary and Julie K. Mierau.

  Mark purchased the mansion in 2000 and operated it until 2001 when Julie came aboard.

  Mark works as a freelance photographer and for the John Beasley Theater & Workshop,

where he does everything from dressing and propping sets to running sound to acting in productions.

Julie also works freelance as a writer and serves on the John Beasley Theater board of directors and on the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood Association board.

We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible.


Pictured at left is Mark

with John Beasley in a scene from

' Death of a Salesman'.


Pictured at right is Julie with her friend David Goldberg relaxing at Thanksgiving in



  The inn has undergone many renovations since we acquired the property,

from the floors to the ceilings to the electrical to the plumbing.  As we try to capture

the feel of yesteryear, we strive to have all the amenities today's traveler has come to expect.

  The home was converted to a bed & brekfast by Jeanne Swoboda in 1985.

 After raising her family in the home, she decided to take on the huge task of conceptualizing and converting the house to an inn, which she called the Offutt House.

We changed the name to The Cornerstone Mansion to avoivd confusion

about our location.  We are 15 miles from Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue.

The Cornerstone is Omaha's only Bed & Breakfast or Historic Inn.

  The inn is still operating and prospering nearly 30 years later!

These are the house hounds!

Izzy is on the left

and Lucy is on the right.

They live in the owners' quarters and are not allowed in the guest rooms. You'll find them running in the backyard or protecting the kitchen. They love to meet new people!