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 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.

Cottage on Cottonwood

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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?

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 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 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 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.

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 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!

Matfield Station

Contact: Katherine Hamm
620 KS Hwy 177 Matfield Green, KS 66862 316-217-3319 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.

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.

Middle Creek Tree House

Contact: Macey Wells
Elmdale, KS 917-819-9750 VRBO Show Map | Return to top.
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custom built treehouse overlooking creek
This is about 1000 square feet of a custom built treehouse. There is a master bedroom along with a small bedroom with bunk beds. There is running water and a generator for power out in the middle of the woods. All the lumber used in constructing the structure was logged off of our property and milled into lumber at a local mill. There is over a mile access to Middle Creek in Chase county ks. Great fishing and kayaks are available to use in the water. If you like to get into the great outdoors this is the place for you.

Millstream Resort Motel

401 Mill Road Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-8114 Show Map | Return to top.
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A 5-room resort motel located on the Cottonwood River in a unique park-like setting which includes picnic tables, grills and campfire pits. Each room is unique and includes refrigerator, microwave and in room coffee. Check us out on Tripadvisor.

Pilgrim Ranch Retreat

1895A 180th Rd Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-344-5991 Pilgrim Ranch 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 620-273-6775620-340-9634 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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New lodging in Cottonwood Falls. Sleeps 6 in three bedroom with 2.5 baths. Picture and more info to come soon!

Prairieside Cottage

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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 restored 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. Rent the home for $500 a night or one guest room for the weekend for $250 (includes 2 night and 2 breakfasts).

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:

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Slow Down! Look Around!

Slow Down! Look Around!

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Enjoy the Day Everyday!

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LMI Aerospace

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Step into Spring

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

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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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