1879 Stone House1879 Stone House
This artfully revitalized stone house built on the cusp of the US migration to the west in 1879 is ready to host your Flint Hills Get-A-Way! With 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths the 1879 Stone House will sleep up to 8 guests. What to bring? . . . Just bring your toothbrush (perhaps just a few more things also) This guesthouse is fully furnished and appointed with the latest in modern conveniences and furnishings. Take a look around at this place . . . original native limestone walls . . . seasoned oak floors, tall ceilings and old-time character . . . you will just feel the stress drop off of you when you walk in the front door!
Aunt Kate’s CottageAunt Kate’s Cottage
Aunt Kate’s Cottage is a reflection of the McNee Family legacy in Chase County which began in the 1800’s. Revitalized from a vacant lot, this two bedroom, two bath guesthouse incorporates reclaimed material and architectural salvage from historic box cars, local retail buildings and area ranches . . . including the McNee Farm in Elmdale!
Camp Wood YMCACamp Wood YMCA
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.
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 BreakfastClover Cliff Bed and Breakfast
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.
Cottage on CottonwoodCottage on Cottonwood
Situated just a short drive from the Tall Grass National Preserve and just steps away from the nationally acclaimed Ad Astra Food and Drink Restaurant, The Lark Inn Cottage on Cottonwood Street is the perfect place for your get-a-way lodging. This cottage is located in Strong City, Kansas, the sister City to Cottonwood Falls just a short mile away. Tired of trying to keep up that crazy pace of life?
Elaine’s Prairie HomeElaine’s Prairie Home
Discover the Tallgrass Prairie from this idyllic property. This lovingly restored home is an eccentric and contemporary ode to pioneer existence. Regional art is hung throughout the home and a carefully selected library of classics and place-based reading offers quiet diversion. Guests will also enjoy two porches, a wide lawn, and great opportunities for bird watching (with binoculars and bird guides in the house).
Flying W RanchFlying W Ranch Contact: Josh & Gwen Hoy
The Flying W Ranch is a 7000 acre working cattle ranch that offers grand vistas, relaxation, and memorable experiences for all of its guests. Come experience the authentic cowboy lifestyle, complete with horseback riding, cattle drives, wagon rides, prairie burns, wildflower walks, star gazing, fishing and hiking in the Kansas Flint Hills.
The Flying W Ranch has four facilities offering various choices of accommodations for everything from large family reunions to single getaways. The beauty of our guest ranch is that you will stay in comfort of a rustic looking, but modern accommodations with nature just outside your door.
Catered meals are offered (for groups of 10 or more) to complement your time at the ranch, or your special occasion in the Flint Hills. Our food ranges from campfire cooking and picnic lunches to prix fixe gourmet dining.
Join us for one of our special events like the Flames in the Flint Hills or design your very own group horseback riding event. And with accommodations for large groups or small, a warm bed will be waiting for you when the sun goes down.
Get in touch with the history of Kansas Flint Hills and authentic Kansas cowboy culture with a special event or visit at the Flying W Ranch.
Frontier Store HouseFrontier Store House
Built between Scenic By-way #177 and the BNSF tracks the Frontier Store House in Matfield Green is as peaceful as can be. It started as a log cabin in 1868. Town “developer” David Mercer, after whom a nearby creek was named, built it and ran a frontier store and post office; a few years later, a stone room was added. Both the log cabin and stone room were preserved when, in the late 1880s, a two-story addition was created.
After having stood empty for more than 40 years, the Frontier Store House was beautifully restored and renewed, and became a comfortable very well insulated family retreat and guest house.
Only steps away from the tallgrass prairie and open range cattle country, this home away from home is perfect for long weekends and vacations.
$ 10.00 DISCOUNT FOR CASH OR CHECK PAYMENTS!
Ready for a Flint Hills adventure? The tallgrass prairie surrounding Matfield Green is a national treasure worth discovering. Just north of the little town you will find Pioneer Bluffs historic ranch and The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is 20 miles north in Strong City. Cottonwood Falls is also worth your visit; check out the historic courthouse and don’t forget to climb the stairs to the old jail. West of Cottonwood Falls you’ll find Chase State Fishing Lake.
A wonderful daytrip is a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS. Lots of informative displays and educational exhibits and a great short film about the Flint Hills will keep you captive. Just follow # 177 north.
You’ll find restaurants and groceries in Strong City and Cottonwood Falls as well as in El Dorado and Emporia.
Grand Central Hotel and GrillGrand Central Hotel and Grill
Lark Inn at Fox HollowLark Inn at Fox Hollow
Lark Inn on ElmLark Inn on Elm
Originally built in 1900, this 2 bedroom guesthouse will sleep up to 6 guests. Relax, leave everything behind . . . we have have it all covered for you! The Lark Inn on Elm is ready for your stay with a fully equipped kitchen, dishware and linens! It also includes a king sized Tempur-Pedic bed, a twin day bed with pull out trundle in the sun room and a queen sized bed in the second bedroom. The Lark Inn on Elm has been artfully decorated tastefully accentuating the elegant, over sized moldings, woodwork and antique pine wood floors. Enjoy your favorite beverage on our front porch, breezeway or flint rock patio . . . they are just for relaxing!
This totally revitalized 1890’s prairie house is fully furnished and will sleep up to 6 guests. Don’t worry, leave everything behind . . . we have your back! This Lark Inn Guest house is ready for your stay with a fully equipped, semi professional kitchen, dishware and linens! It also includes a king bed, day bed with pull out trundle, queen hide a bed and sun room. Home has antique pine wood floors throughout and comfortably decorated for the period. Sit back and relax on the front porch in one of the rocking chairs . . . watching the world go by!
Matfield StationMatfield Station Contact: Katherine Hamm
The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company built the bunkhouse structure in 1922 to provide shelter for the section hands who maintained the railroad. This is one of several such facilities built for each section ten to thirty miles apart. The bunkhouse, one of the few remaining, included 11 units and an adjacent foreman’s house.
In 2001, Bill McBride, Julia Fabris McBride, and Karl Rohlich purchased Matfield Station. The historic Santa Fe building was “one good rain away” from collapse, and they couldn’t stand to see the bunkhouse disintegrate.
The Bunkhouse now has 2 units available for overnight stays. We love the views, open space and fresh air, horses across the road, Flint Hill sunsets, and wind on the prairie.
Millstream Resort MotelMillstream Resort Motel
A 5-room motel located on the Cottonwood River in a unique park-like setting which includes picnic tables, grills and campfire pits. All rooms include refrigerator, microwave and in room coffee. Check us out on Tripadvisor.
Pilgrim Ranch RetreatPilgrim Ranch Retreat
Rest, relax and play at the Pilgrim Ranch Retreat. Activities include guided river canoeing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, or scenic Jeep rides through the Flint Hills Prairie. ATVs, golf carts, canoes and kayaks are available at the ranch. Trail riding is available for riders who bring their own horse. There is also an orchard on site with apples, pears, and cherries that are plentiful in their seasons and are yours for the taking.
Pilgrim Ranch Retreat has a cottage for up to 6 and bunkhouse for up to 7, with full kitchens and grills.
Plum Street GuesthousePlum Street Guesthouse Contact: Lee Anne Coester
Prairie HousePrairie House
New lodging in Cottonwood Falls. Sleeps 6 in three bedroom with 2.5 baths. Picture and more info to come soon!
Spring Street RetreatSpring 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.
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Starry Night on the PrairieStarry Night on the Prairie
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.
The fully equipped kitchen is available for use. There is an extra guest refrigerator in the coffee room downstairs. Coffee and tea are always available. There is no television to disturb the quiet of the prairie.