Road trip…Experience the magic of the Flint Hills from the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, KS Hwy 177, a favorite of motorcyclists from across the nation. Explore the scenic vistas of the vanishing Tallgrass Prairie and the challenge of winding curves silhouetted with limestone fences. Visit Cottonwood Falls and its historic Chase County Courthouse, old mill dam and Cottonwood river bridge.
Join 6,000 to 7,000 motorcycle enthusiasts for the Cassoday Bike Run, held on the First Sunday of each month, March through September. What began as a Sunday breakfast ride for a hand full of local riders has now become the largest bike rally in Kansas. Expect to see bikers and bikes of all shapes and sizes along with a variety of vendors for this monthly event. Learn more by visiting their website.
"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!"
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."
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!"
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'"
"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."
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!"
Escape from New York
"Our brief holiday was idyllic...The people were friendly and the setting was restful."
Lovely weekend getaway
"What a perfect stay. We could walk to Friday night music or just hang out ... and watch the world go by."
"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."
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!!"