Romantic Gateways

Escape, connect and immerse yourself in relaxation and tranquility with your special someone. Let the Cottonwood River carry you away as you explore the heart of the Flint Hills.

  • Enjoy hiking, prairie bus tours, educational visitor center or visit the historic Spring Hill ranch house at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is just a short 3 minute drive north on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Hwy 177.
  • Find the perfect gift at one of the many unique stores and galleries in downtown Cottonwood Falls.
  • Enjoy an intimate dinner at one of the award winning restaurants in Strong City or Cottonwood Falls.
  • Take a moonlit drive to the Chase State Fishing Lake, just 2 miles west of Cottonwood Falls.
  • Let the river sing you to sleep or pamper yourself at one of the 27 lodging locations in Chase County.

Incredibly Romantic

"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!"

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Chase County Kansas — The Heart of the Flint Hills
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-Guest

"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!"
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Chase County Kansas — The Heart of the Flint Hills

Wedding Venues

Chase County Old School Development District

Contact: LeeAnne Coester
401 Maple Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 Chase County Old School Development District Show Map | Return to top.
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Our mission is to save the built history of the old school and maintain neighborhood integrity by cultivating community engagement, developing opportunities, and ensuring fiscal sustainability.

Visit our website and Facebook page for upcoming events!!

Chef Stan’s Place aka The Little Restaurant on the Prairie

225 Church St Strong City, KS 66869 Show Map | Return to top.
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Located at 225 Church in Strong City! Open 11-3 on Sundays only. Beautiful location and marvelous renovation! A former church and schoolhouse built in 1905 recently renovated into “the Little Restaurant on the Prairie. The quaint building sits at the end of a gravel road and looks out at views of fields with the train tracks in the near distance.

Current Menu

Soup $3.95

Salad $3.95

Grilled Cheese $6.95

Egg Salad $6.95

Quiche $6.95

Pulled Chicken $9.95

Lemon Tarts $4.25

Magic Cookie Bars $4.50

Coffee, Iced Tea, Root Beer, Ginger Ale $2.00

 

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.

Dry Creek Post Group Glamping

https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/kansas/dry-creek-post/dry-creek-post-group-glamping Return to top.
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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.

HeBrews CoffeHouse at Fire on the Prairie H2O Church

313 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-794-3340 Show Map | Return to top.
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HeBrews CoffeeHouse a full service coffeehouse specializing in amazing espresso coffee drinks, Lattes, and Frappuccinos to name a few. We also home-bake incredible baked goods as well . . . scones, blueberry biscuits, cinnamon rolls to name a few.

Pioneer Bluffs

Contact: Lynn Smith
695 Hwy 177 Matfield Green, Kansas 66862 (620) 753-3484 pioneerbluffs.org Show Map | Return to top.
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Located along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, the Pioneer Bluffs Foundation features monthly events and group tours. The historic barn and Rogler Ranch are available for wedding, meeting and event rental.

Located on the historic Rogler Ranch just north of Matfield Green, the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage invites ranchers, locals, schools, and visitors seeking a Flint Hills experience to come along with us as we journey through time to explore our history, and join us as we examine contemporary ranching issues.

The Pioneer Bluffs Foundation is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Guided by core values of respecting the land, celebrating history, and strengthening community, Pioneer Bluffs addresses the environmental and social challenges of the future through experiential education.

We invite you to join us in building this place where rich history ignites the imagination with possibility for the future, a place with boundless skies and strong roots.

Email us for information on what we’re working on this month.

Pioneer Bluffs is open every day during daylight hours. Whether hiking the nature trail, having a picnic, bird watching, or exploring, visitors can enjoy a quiet refuge found at the historic ranch headquarters. There is a self-guided tour with history, background stories, and a bit of education about this and other ranches, and the generations of ranchers who shaped the Flint Hills. The tour can be accessed using a smartphone on QR codes around the property.

Music concerts, barn dances, rancher Prairie Talks, community celebrations, and school field trips happen throughout the year. Check the latest event schedule at pioneerbluffs.org.

Pioneer Bluffs is the Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage, a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and share the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills. A National Register Historic District, Pioneer Bluffs is on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177, 14 miles south of Cottonwood Falls or 1 mile north of Matfield Green.

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]

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