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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Escape from New York

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

– Brooklyn, New York Guest

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

Slow Down! Look Around!

Slow Down! Look Around!

I was surprised in my friends back yard today! I was surprised by a friend stopping by at work! I was surprised to see the sun today! I was surprised to find a treasure at one of the local businesses today! I would not have had any of these surprises if I has not slowed…

Enjoy the Day Everyday!

Enjoy the Day Everyday!

This was spotted yesterday in a friend’s back yard in Wichita, thank you Janie Chisholm! It reminds me that Spring is just around the corner! Yay! The rain has already begun here in Chase County with more to come. But, there has been a break in the rain this afternoon and mild temperatures. I took…

LMI Aerospace

LMI Aerospace

Job Opening

LMI Aerospace in Cottonwood Falls has an opening for a 2nd shift custodian apply at www.lmiaerospace.com

Step into Spring

Step into Spring

I was reminded just the other day by my own footprint that spring is not far off! And I really needed reminded! Most of the snow is gone and luckily we did not have as much as some. Rain is in the forecast for Saturday. Is there a saying for February that involves harsh weather?…

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

I want to apologize to mother nature about yesterday‘s post. She has blessed us this morning with blue skies! And I for one am very grateful! Today is chock-full of things to do both here at home and around the county. You will not have any difficulty finding a place to eat today all the…

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

This winter is really testing us! I know it is Kansas and winters here can be tough, but come on!! I am reminded that it will be spring again sooner or later by the baby goats and calves that are being born. I love the pictures on social media of the newborns. Last Tuesday I…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Good day for a Ride

Good day for a Ride

Wow! What a beautiful Sunday! Hope you got to get our and enjoy it! What a difference a day can make! This morning was brutal, wow that wind! The sun just came out  and this afternoon they say it will warm up a bit. I sure hope they are right. Even on a blustery morning…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

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