Romantic Gateways

Escape, connect and immerse yourself in relaxation and tranquility with your special someone. Let the Cottonwood River carry you away as you explore the heart of the Flint Hills.

  • Enjoy hiking, prairie bus tours and tours of the Spring Hill ranch house. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is just a short 3 minute drive north on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Hwy 177.
  • Find the perfect gift at one of the many unique stores and galleries in downtown Cottonwood Falls.
  • Enjoy an intimate dinner at the award winning Grand Grill at the Grand Central Hotel in Cottonwood Falls.
  • Take a moonlit drive to the Chase County Lake, just 2 miles west of Cottonwood Falls.
  • Let the river sing you to sleep at the Millstream Motel or pamper yourself with luxury accommodations at one of the LarkInn guest houses.

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

2014-05-15T22:41:46+00:00

-Guest

"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!"

Wedding Venues

Camp Wood YMCA

1101 Camp Wood Road Elmdale , KS 66850 620-273-8641 campwood.org Show Map | Return to top.

Kids and Family Camps: Let the kids take a break and experience traditional camp, or specialty camps for paintball, horseback riding, and skateboarding. Even better, bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend at Camp Wood

Weddings: If your dream is for an outdoor wedding in a picturesque setting, Camp Wood YMCA has several locations to choose from. Indoor locations are also available. From small, intimate weddings with just your immediate family to weddings of over 300 people, Camp Wood YMCA can do it all – including your reception, too.

Retreats and Reunions: Get away from the four walls that confine you! Camp Wood understands that every group has different goals and needs. Our trained and experienced staff will work closely with each group to customize programs that address specific group needs. Whether it’s departmental relations, internal communications, or just needing to get away from the usual surroundings, we’ll help you build the perfect retreat. With ample lodging, meeting rooms and dining services available, groups can concentrate on the business at hand.

Clover Cliff Bed and Breakfast

862 US HWY 50 Elmdale , KS 66850 620-343-0621 clovercliffranch.com Show Map | Return to top.

A 19th century later-Victorian, empire-style home set on a working ranch. The bedrooms of this elegant two-story home are furnished with authentic period furniture and overlook an expanse of the rolling hills that have made the Flint Hills famous. Hearty breakfast included. Accommodations can also be made in The Bunk House or The Gables cottage on the Clover Cliff Ranch.

Emporia Granada Theater

Contact: Bryan Williams
807 Commercial Street Emporia , KS 66801 620-342-3342 emporiagranada.com Show Map | Return to top.

Whether attending an outstanding concert, hosting a meeting or event, or celebrating a wedding … The Emporia Granada Theater offers patrons a truly remarkable experience.

For a complete list of upcoming concerts please visit the Emporia Granada Theater online at http://emporiagranada.com or via Facebook at facebook.com/emporiagranadatheater. Seating charts are also available on their site.

 

 

Pioneer Bluffs

Contact: Lynn Smith
695 Hwy 177 Matfield Green , Kansas 66862 (620) 753-3484 pioneerbluffs.org Show Map | Return to top.

 

Hours: Friday-Monday, 10 am – 5 pm (summer) and Mondays 10-5 (winter)

Located along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, the Pioneer Bluffs Foundation features monthly events and group tours. The historic barn and Rogler Ranch are available for wedding, meeting and event rental.

The Pioneer Bluffs Foundation is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Guided by core values of respecting the land, celebrating history, and strengthening community, Pioneer Bluffs addresses the environmental and social challenges of the future through experiential education.

We invite you to join us in building this place where rich history ignites the imagination with possibility for the future, a place with boundless skies and strong roots.

Email us for information on what we’re working on this month.

Spring Street Retreat

371 Spring Street Cottonwood Falls , KS 66845 316-393-3194 Spring Street Retreat Show Map | Return to top.
Photo of Spring Street Retreat

Spring Street Retreat is a newly opened bed and breakfast in the heart of the Flint Hills, Cottonwood Falls. Come spend a weekend in this beautifully restored iconic stone house that is over 100 years old. ​

A stay at Spring Street Retreat makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Spend time exploring, resting, and soaking in the natural beauty of the Flint Hills. We think you’ll fall in love with Cottonwood Falls too! It’s a hidden gem.

Spring Street Retreat offers five spacious guest rooms, each with a king size bed and unique furnishings. All the guest rooms are located on the second floor of this historic limestone mansion.

Please visit us at http://www.springstreetcwf.com to see more of our guest rooms and home prepared for a relaxing stay in Cottonwood Falls.

And  leave us a phone number where we may reach you as soon as possible:

Springstreetreservations@gmail.com

Chase County Election Notice

The filing deadline is June 1 for the upcoming election on Nov. 8th for City/School. Primary (if needed) will be August 1st. The following have certified the positions they have open: City of Strong City Mayor–2 year term Council Member–4-year term..3 openings City of Cottonwood Falls Mayor–4 year term Council Member 4-year term 2 openings…

May 2017

-Every Friday Night 7:30pm “Emma Chase Friday Night Music” in Cottonwood Falls -May 6, Trail Ride at the Flying W Ranch -May 1-7, Flint Hills Stonework Symposium 2017 in Cottonwood Falls -May 1-31, Symphony in the Flint Hills Juried Art Show at Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery -May 13, Cattle Drive at the Flying…

2017 RIVER SUITE                    Dinner on the Bridge                                    TICKETS NOW ON SALE

2017 RIVER SUITE Dinner on the Bridge TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The Chase County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that The Skirts will perform at our 10th Anniversary River Suite Dinner on the Bridge to be held Friday, June 9. Tickets may now be purchased by contacting the chamber office at 620-273-8469 or online on our website. Click Events tab/River Suite … a PayPal…

MENU