Camp Wood YMCA

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

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

Elaine’s Prairie Home

Matfield Green, KS 66862 620-953-2035 vrbo.com/367577 Show Map | Return to top.

Idyllic and comfortable, restored with a good eye and wise use of original materials. Filled with work of regional artists and lots of books for your enjoyment.

Flying W Ranch

Contact: Josh & Gwen Hoy
1515 G Rd Cedar Point, KS 66843 620-340-2802 flinthillsflyingw.com Show Map | Return to top.
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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 House

Matfield Green, KS 66862 785-286-1000620-953-2035 vrbo.com/450545 Show Map | Return to top.

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.


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 Grill

215 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845 620-273-6763 grandcentralhotel.com Show Map | Return to top.

Located in the heart of the Flint Hills in Chase County, the Grand Central Hotel features ten rooms, an award-winning fine dining steak restaurant, full bar and great wine list. We are famous for our Sterling Silver prime rib. Reservations recommended.

LarkInn Guesthouses

421 Main St. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-1135 larkinnpropertymanagement.com Show Map | Return to top.

Your get-a-way in the picturesque Flint Hills. Guesthouses each will sleep up to 6 and include: fully equipped kitchens, King-Size Beds, satellite TV, charcoal grills and abundant outdoor space.

Matfield Station

Contact: Katherine Hamm
620 KS Hwy 177 Matfieldfield Green, KS 66862 316-217-3319 https://matfieldstation.com/ Show Map | Return to top.
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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. Find more information at https://matfieldstation.com  or visit https://www.airbnb. com for rental information.

Millstream Motel

401 Mill Road Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-8114 Show Map | Return to top.

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 Retreat

1895A 180th Rd Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-344-5991 pilgrimranch.com Show Map | Return to top.
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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 Guesthouse

Contact: Lee Anne Coester
343 Plum St Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6775 or 620-340-9634 (cell) springcreekcreations.com Show Map | Return to top.

In the heart of Cottonwood Falls with: full kitchen, living room, dining room, two bedrooms with queen beds (one w/a fireplace) & double sofa bed. Washer & dryer. DISH TV. Breakfast included.

Prairieside Cottage

Matfield Green, KS 66862 620-953-2035 vrbo.com/515221 Show Map | Return to top.

Cozy main house with sunroom and separate quaint guest cottage. Hidden by dense trees and brush, with pasture views.

Spring Street Retreat

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

[email protected]

Starry Night on the Prairie Spiritual Retreat Center

2374B V Road Strong City, KS 66845 620-481-8323 http://www.starrynightontheprairie.com/ Show Map | Return to top.

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 Breakfast

201 Locust Cottonwood Falls, Ks. 66845 620-412-3991 stonehorsebedbreakfast.com Show Map | Return to top.

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.

Taylor Guest Homes

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Taylor Historic Guesthouse – Cottonwood Falls:
Escape to a piece of history . . . in a perfect location! The Taylor Historic Guesthouse in Cottonwood Falls is literally steps away from the Chase County Historic Courthouse, and Historic Downtown District of Cottonwood Falls and it’s idealic shops and activity. This 4 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath property has recently been fully revitalized for your stay artfully blending the coolness of the old and historic with modern conveniences at your fingertips . Dine with up to 10 friends and family members at the oversized dining room table or snack at the granite kitchen island or watching the game on the big screen TV! Need to get out and get some exercise? The Chase Disc Golf 18 hole professional and 9 hole youth courses are only a few short blocks away!

True Prairie Home

Bazaar, Ks 67516 913-522-2659 True Prairie Home Show Map | Return to top.

Settled far out in the Tallgrass Prairie of the rolling Flint Hills, with wide and endless views in all directions from a private hilltop, the True Prairie Home stands up to its name.