Lodging

1879 Stone House

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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 Cottage

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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 YMCA

1101 Camp Wood Road Elmdale, KS 66850 620-273-8641 Camp Wood YMCA 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.

Camping and RV Parking in Cottonwood Falls

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Swope Park
Located on the Southeast corner of Highway 177 and 210 Road (behind Dollar General)
Managed by the City of Cottonwood Falls (620-273-6666)
There are 5 campsites available in the park. The sites are first come, tent and RV campers are welcome– first serve, water & electric hook ups costing $15 a night. Restrooms and showers are available as well as dump sites.

Bates Grove Park
Located north of the Historic Cottonwood River Bridge. Tent camping is free, utilities are limited to portable restrooms only.

Clover Cliff Ranch Bed and Breakfast

825A US HWY 50 Elmdale, KS 66850 620-343-0621 Clover Cliff Ranch B&B 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. Located adjacent toTthe Pavilion event center.

Den Creek Ranch

Contact: Aron
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Gorgeous 46 acre country property surrounded by trees and nestled into the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills. Perfect place to get away for some peace and quiet to enjoy nature and wildlife. Stone fire pits, pond full of fish, and walking trails around the property.

The space
You will be immersed in the beauty and peacefulness of the Flint Hills. There is complete privacy here, other than the deer and turkey that wander around the property. You can enjoy the outdoors and rural nature of the area, but still have a few of the modern amenities like premium Satellite TV, a nice shower, and air conditioning. The property is beautiful and the rooms are very nice. This is no motel.

Guest access
There is a main house and two other buildings with living space on the property. Guests will not have access to the interior of the main house, but will have access to one or both of the other living spaces depending on how many guests there are, and will have access to the entirety of the property other than the interior of the main house including porches on any building and all stone fire pits. The pictures are of the buildings where guests would be staying. The Bunkhouse is a loft style apartment with a King bed, a bathroom, a mini-kitchen, and an attached garage. The Cottage is a two bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, with a full kitchen.

Other things to note
This property has a stocked pond on the property and is fully surrounded by Flint Hills tallgrass prairie, but is also only about 7-10 miles from both the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Chase State Fishing Lake.

Dry Creek Post Group Glamping

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Dry Creek Post is nestled in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, surrounded by nature and wildlife, located just 15 minutes west of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

Dry Creek Post is a family run business, and private property. We offer glamping tents with bedding, and some furniture, an outdoor shower and restroom, and a clubhouse with outdoor kitchen for your enjoyment. No other amenities are provided. Please bring everything you will need for a camping experience (other than a tent and bedding).

Group glamping offers tents that can sleep up to 4 people, or reserve 2 or 3 tents for large groups!

Check in is only available between the hours of 3pm and 7pm. Please plan accordingly. Minimum 2 night stay.

Elmdale Treehouse

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Our Elmdale Treehouse provides a cozy retreat with all the amenities you need to enjoy a quiet weekend away or explore the hidden adventures that await in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Enjoy a peaceful morning while sipping your hot cup of coffee and listening to the sound of Eastern Meadowlarks as you relax on our spacious, screened-in porch. Pack up the kayak and spend the afternoon floating around the Chase County Lake or hike the miles of trails alongside the bison of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Whether you choose a few days to slow down and enjoy the calm and serenity of our little treehouse or you desire a more adventurous getaway we provide the perfect place at the center of it all.

Frontier Store House

Matfield Green, KS 66862 620-953-2035 vrbo.com/450545 Show Map | Return to top.
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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. 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 day trip 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 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 Grand Central Hotel & Grill Show Map | Return to top.
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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. Check Facebook for daily specials!

Lark Inn at Fox Hollow

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Nestled harmoniously with the many oaks and other trees The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow is a perfect guest house to get away from it all in the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas. Located in Cottonwood Falls, is the perfect central location to visit the many wonders of the Flint Hills.

Lark Inn on Main

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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!

Lark Song

Contact: Kris Larkin
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Lark Song is your European Boho style get-a-way in The Flint hills!  Just steps away from the Historic Chase County Courthouse and downtown business district of Cottonwood Falls, this revitalized lady combines old-world style with today’s modern conveniences to ensure your stay is a relaxing one. This quaintly styled 1890’s Victorian is fully furnished and sleeps up to 6 guests.

Matfield Station and PrairieArt Path

Contact: Bill McBride
620 KS Hwy 177 Matfield Green, KS 66862 Matfield Station 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.

We love the views, open space and fresh air, horses across the road, Flint Hill sunsets, and wind on the prairie.

Stay in comfortable lodging in the restored bunkhouse.
Walk the PrairyArt Path — miles of prairie path with dramatic views of the Valley of the South Fork, and sculpture by Bill McBride and other prairie inspired artists.
Walk to Matfield Green, our small and welcoming ranching, farming, and arts community.
Explore the surroundings — open prairie and miles of gravel backroads, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and the nearby small towns Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.


Paw Print Cabin

Contact: Gerald Wiens
Middle Creek Rd west of Elmdale , 620-381-1357 https://pawprintcabin.com/ Show Map | Return to top.
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Paw Print Cabin is a log cabin completed in 2019. It is located along Middle Creek in Western Chase County, surrounded by the Flint Hills. The creek offers fishing opportunities, while the wooded and crop areas are great for wildlife – especially bird watching. Walking trails are currently being established.

Plum Street Guesthouse

Contact: Lee Anne Coester
343 Plum St Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6775 620-340-9634 Plum Street Guesthouse Show Map | Return to top.
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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.


Prairie House

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Cottonwood Falls. Sleeps 6 in three bedroom with 2.5 baths.This magnificent guest house was built as a “spec house” in 1996. It was once home to the former president of Exchange National Bank. George A. McNee, grandfather of current owner, was also president of the bank from 1910 to 1920. The home is decorated with family keepsakes from the family’s long history in Chase County, beginning in the 1870s.

This recently remodeled prairie house is fully furnished and will sleep up to 6 guests. This Lark Inn Guest house is ready for your stay with a fully equipped, kitchen, dishware and linens! It also includes a king bed, and two queen beds. The Prairie House is a great home for entertaining with it’s wrap-around front porch, huge rear deck and fully furnished basement! Sit back and relax on the front porch in one of the comfy chairs . . . and watch the world go by! A perfect setting for weekend getaways, romantic getaways, family get togethers, meetings or “just because”

Leave your world behind! Pick up your favorite beverage and book and relax on the large wrap-around front porch or the large rear deck. Listen . . . what you hear is the sound of being away from city life: birds singing their songs, a coyote in the distance and the wind moving through the trees. If you are very still, you may even hear the sound of your stress falling away!

“The Flint Hills don’t only take your breath away . . . they allow you to breathe!”

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 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. ​
​Five large and  spacious guest rooms located on the second floor,  each with king-size bed, beautiful spa  shower, bathroom and 1/2 bath, and two more full baths for guests to share and located throughout the home.  Guests also enjoy rest and relaxation on  back-yard deck, front porch, coffee on the sleeping porch veranda, family room and breakfast table for 10.  We do everything possible for our guests comfort and that they enjoy all the comforts of home at Spring Street Retreat.
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.

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]

Stonehorse Bed and Breakfast

201 Locust Cottonwood Falls, Ks. 66845 785-497-2904 Stonehorse Bed and Breakfast Show Map | Return to top.
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Spacious, stone and brick house.  A four 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. Three bedrooms with king beds and one bedroom with a queen bed and a twin bed in the room. 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 Historic Guesthouse

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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!

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Country Christmas

Country Christmas

November 26-27, 2021 Our annual pre-holiday event will include Friday’s Kid’s Night Before Christmas Out, Saturday all day in Strong City & Cottonwood Falls. A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Holiday Home Tours, Santa’s Reindeer, Visit with Cowboy Santa, Lighting of the Historic Court House, Holiday Parade and more!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Join us for our 3rd Friday Jam on this Fri Nov 19th. All-acoustic, all-genre Jam starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 9:30. See you indoors at Prairie PastTimes 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls! [Photo below from pre-Covid days] Covid protocol: for your safety and those around you, please wear a mask if not vaccinated…

Thank you!

Thank you!

Angels Care Home Health, serving Chase County, would like to thank all our men and women who have served in our United States Armed Services.

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

Tickets on sale now! Tickets are available for reservation by contacting the Chamber office, email [email protected]  call (12-4 M-F) 620-273-8469 or make your online payment here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y2WEKWYMURW82 Tickets are non-refundable. In case of inclement weather the event will be held at the community building at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls. Pretend Friend is a touring bluegrass…

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

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Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

By Brogan Gillmore During the hot spring days of late May, Chase County holds its annual rodeo, with bull riding, mutton busting, calf scrambles and plenty of beer. And in the thick of it all is Toni Schneider, director of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and arguably one of the most involved people in…

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