2016 Featured Businesses
Starry Night on the Prairie Spiritual Retreat CenterStarry Night on the Prairie Spiritual Retreat Center
The property sits on 24 acres and there is a wonderful gathering spot outside the back doors. We are located 10 minutes from the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve if hiking is on your agenda.
Starry Night on the Prairie can be booked for private events. It has bed space for six. The cost to rent the space is $600* for a two-night rental. A one-night rental is $400*. Additional nights can be added for $200* per night.
There is meeting room and separate dining room space for 16 people. There are several local hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfast estasblishments within a ten minute drive if you need additional bed space. I offer food prepared on premise for your over-night guests for an additional charge of $12.50 per person per meal. I have a list of caterers that can bring food in or there are several restaurants within a five to ten minute drive. There is also a refrigerator and microwave provided and with prior arrangements you may use my fully equipped kitchen to prepare your food in.
All bed and bath linens are provided. Check in and check out times are very flexible.
If you want to hold a retreat and need an audience I can send the details of your event to my mailing list and advertise it on this website. I can link you to your event page so participants can contact you directly.
To reserve your space I need a deposit of $300 with the balance due upon arrival. The deposit is non-refundable unless I am able to rebook the space. It will be your responsibility to collect fees from your participants and you will be responsible for paying the entire amount.
*plus 8% sales tax
Stonehorse Bed and BreakfastStonehorse Bed and Breakfast
Spacious, stone and brick house. A five bedroom home with all of the comfort and coziness of a quiet country town. All bedrooms are upstairs with a large full bathroom upstairs and a full bathroom downstairs. A great place for a weekend getaway or any type of family vacation. Lots of room to dine & relax. Beautiful front porch with porch swing to enjoy a quiet evening watching the fireflies.
Symphony in the Flint HillsSymphony in the Flint Hills
Through year-round programming, Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. celebrates the history, ecology and culture of the last stand of native Tallgrass Prairie through music and place-based education. The organization is best known for its Signature Event each June when 7,000 kindred spirits gather for a world-class symphony concert in an unmatched prairie setting.
The store offers a wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hiking sticks, field journals, artwork, books, and gifts.
Symphony in the Flint Hills StoreSymphony in the Flint Hills Store
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
The Symphony in the Flint Hills Stores in located in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. It houses the headquarters for the Symphony of the Flint Hills as well. The store offers a wide verity of t-shirt, sweatshirt, hiking sticks, field journals, artwork, books, and gifts.
Tallgrass AntiquesTallgrass Antiques
Tallgrass Express String BandTallgrass Express String Band
performing mainly at community events in the Flint Hills region.
Their mission is to provide local entertainment, and through their recordings, share with a
broader audience their celebration of the beauty and wonder of the Kansas Flint Hills and its
The band has recorded four CDs, including a unique album series of 46 all-original Songs
from the Kansas Flint Hills. The 2014 double-CD album of 30 songs, entitled: “Sky & Water,
Wind & Grass” follows the 2010 “Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky.”
In addition to their original songs about the land and life of the Flint Hills, they perform fast-
driving old timey and bluegrass favorites, folk ballads, Western swing tunes, beautiful Celtic
melodies, early American gospel hymns, and beloved Cowboy and Western standards.
Tallgrass Express tailors programs to fit each audience.
In historic western dress, they share their musical skills on fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, guitar
and bass and specialize in lyrical vocals and harmonies. Concerts include brief stories on the
background of songs, humorous observations on rural life today, and frequent references to
the heritage, land and culture of their home, the tallgrass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills.
It’s all delivered with a sparkle they hope shows how much they enjoy making and sharing their
music with others.
With over 300 performances, their experience includes community festivals and concerts,
gallery openings, historical events, organization dinners, parties, weddings and receptions,
church programs, and dances. Their Roving Music is a regular feature at the Symphony in the
Founding member Annie Wilson says, “We feel incredibly lucky to live amidst the splendor and
wide open spaces of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. Through our music, we celebrate this land
and its people.”
Tallgrass Prairie National PreserveTallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Hours: Hiking Trails open 24/7, buildings open daily 8:30-4:30 (summer) and 9-4:30 (winter)
The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is one of the nation’s newest national preserves. It protects one of the last remaining tallgrass ecosystems in the world. Tallgrass prairie once covered 400,000 square miles of North America, but less than 4% remains, primarily here in Chase County.
Explore over 10,000 acres including five hiking trails, a bison herd, abundant wildlife, catch and release fishing areas, as well as an 1881 historic ranch house, limestone barn and outbuildings, and nearby one room schoolhouse. The Preserve was named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas in 2008.
The BankThe Bank
The old and since long (1933) closed Bank of Matfield Green, Kansas, enjoys a surprising new life, as “The Bank”.”
Not a location to deposit or withdraw money, but an inviting place where locals, travelers and visitors meet and where the coffee is always hot and fresh, where contemporary art is on display. Free Wi-Fi.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.