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Restore Your Soul

Escape to a secluded cottage in Chase County and wake up to songbirds and breathtaking sunrises over gently rolling hills. Look out over the waves of grasslands and see no trace of man. Let the Cottonwood River or a whispering breeze lull you to sleep at night. See the stars as they are meant to be seen, unfiltered by artificial light.

Dine at restaurants known across the state and nationally. Get inspired by nature, or commune with local artists and musicians.

Most importantly, forget the idea that Kansas is flat. The Flint Hills have captivated travelers since the days of horses and wagons. A prehistoric ocean once covered the area, and the rolling waves of lush grass still resemble a rippling sea. Chase County has the largest undisturbed swath of the Flint Hills, including the federally protected Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

The Flint Hills are a sacred place. When exploring the countryside, please take care to keep the area beautiful. Remember:

  • Please don’t litter
  • Stay on the roads – don’t venture onto private land without permission
  • Keep a safe distance from wildlife
  • Leave the Hills as beautiful as you found them: don’t destroy or remove plants, rocks, architecture, or other objects
  • Have a map with you
  • Some roads are low-maintenance and may be rough

Perfect place to escape

"Wonderful weekend in a comfortable relaxing place. We loved all the nature we experienced. The beautiful Flint Hills on our hikes, the wide variety of birds seen while sitting on the patio, the fox family out past the time building, and rocking on the porch [of our guesthouse] enjoying the chimes."

– Prairie Village, Kansas Guest

Will return every year

"Second visit to Cottonwood Falls... This year I brought one of my daughters and her 2 children. The five of us had an enchanting time – Riversuite dinner on the bridge – Symphony on the Prairie and Folk Life Festival activities and of course the turtles on the bridge – so comfortable here!"

- Wagoner, Oklahoma Guest

Love from California

"Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! We spent hours just porchin’ on the rocking chairs [at the LarkInn Guesthouses] listening to the prairie winds and rain on the tin roof. Great place for a 'City Slicker'"

- Irvine, California Guest

Pictures don’t do the Flint Hills justice

"...we went for a scenic hike through the nature preserve, and later drove out to Flying W for a horse trail ride. Pictures do NOT do any of it justice. I guess we will just have to come back to relive it all again!!"

- Westwood, Kansas Guest

Can’t wait to visit again

"Had wonderful evening in the town listening to the live music and meeting the locals – all that after a wonderful hike on the prairie. Something tells us we will be back!! ...Cozy place to stay!"

- Lawrence, Kansas Guest

Escape from New York

"Our brief holiday was idyllic...The people were friendly and the setting was restful."

– Brooklyn, New York Guest

Breathtaking

"We are touring the US and Canada for 7 weeks and this was a lovely spot to draw breath and relax before we hit the road again."

– Newcastle upon Tyre, England Guest

Incredibly Romantic

"We enjoyed every moment of our stay in this truly special place . . . after getting unpacked, we took a walk into the historic part of [Cottonwood Falls] to catch the most beautiful pink light reflected off of the courthouse . . . There must be something very special about this place, because moments later, my special man asked me to marry him! It was easy to say yes!"

-Guest

Lovely weekend getaway

"What a perfect stay.  We could walk to Friday night music or just hang out ... and watch the world go by."

- Kansas City Guest

Wonderful!

"A picture perfect day in The flint Hills. We rode horses at a nearby ranch. The horses were 'fresh' in the morning but by afternoon, horses and riders settled in for a relaxing ride. Thanks for creating such a wonderful place to stay during our visit."

– Leawood, Kansas Guest

Our Featured Business this month is Citizen’s State Bank

Citizens State Bank is a major supporter of our County and Community. Matt Lindamood and Lee Glanville are always stepping up and reaching out to make sure they can do all that they can do to give support in any way that it may be. Citizens State Bank also has some of the friendliest employees…

July Events

Every Friday Night is Emma Chase Friday Night Music July 1 – Full Moon Ride 6:00pm – 11:00pm July 5 – Annual Chase County Fireworks 9:30pm at Ireland Athletic Field July 18 – Silent Films featuring One Run Elmer and College with Buster Keaton at Chase County Historical Museum July 26-30 – Chase County Fair…

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