Logcabin Lodge Retreat. Tranquil Spacious Wildlife Peace & Quiet Sunsets! Deer
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Colby cabin description
Cressler Creek Log Cabin is conveniently located half way between Kansas City and Denver, off I-70. Located in Sheridan County Kansas Hoxie is easily accessible by taking the Hoxie-Grainfield exit go north and turn east on Hwy. 24. We offer secluded, private lodging 1.3 miles off the highway. Many of our past guests comment on how at peace they feel here, the quiet time to reflect, watch the birds and other wildlife, hearing the sounds of only cattle, birds, and the often hay scented breeze of rural America. We have installed a horse shoe pit in the outdoor living space where young and old alike can challenge each other to an old fashioned game of 'shoes', sit on the porches and just get to reconnect with each other. We do have Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, and videos but you probably will find yourself drawn either outdoors, or upstairs to the game room with the pool table, game table, and lots of board games and puzzles for quality family time, or even playing a game of card or chess.
Many of our guests take scenic walks along the dirt road north of the cabin, hunt for fossils and arrow heads in the rock quarry, go have spiritual time at the beautiful white cross on the top of the hill, journal, photograph wildlife, birds, and flowers, and enjoy the quiet.
The cabin sleeps 10 easily, with air mattresses, pack and plays, high chair, folding tables and chairs available for larger groups. Two baths on the main floor and 1/2 bath in the loft area. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow preparation of meals for one, two, or dozens of hungry people. We have a double oven, large dutch oven, crock pots, griddle, grills, just about everything and even an extra fridge and freezer in the garage. Seating will easily accompany 30+, with additional seating and tables outside. Laundry is complimentary, and basic baking supplies, bake ware and condiments, including coffee and tea is provided. Catering upon request at time of booking. We have many service providers in the area for your couples massage, pedicure, salon pampering session in town, flower shop, antique shop, get your car detailed, have your dog groomed, visit the museum or water park in town. Two lakes within a few miles, abundant wildlife. Sheridan County Kansas and Hoxie Kansas has prize winning deer. I work closely with a local outfitter and he provides guided and semi-guided hunts. Ice fish on the lake 5 miles away, come home, light the fireplace, grill some steaks, watch your favorite sports or program in comfort, or play a game of pool.
The cabin was the Cressler family home for over 30 years, and is decorated with rustic and antique decor, is kid friendly, and offers a full library for our guests reading enjoyment.
Three porches for viewing the beautiful Kansas sunrise and sunsets, having morning coffee, reading or relaxing. The creek can be heard on a still day, along with the songs of the birds, mooing of cattle, howl of an occasional coyote, and chirp of the crickets and frogs in the pond. A storm shelter is provided on premise.
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- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Lots of board games, cards, books, rocking chair, toys, Pack and Play, highchair, booster seat. Plenty of room to run and explore outside. No close neighbors, no traffic, kids can be kids in the wonder of nature. Ping pong, volleyball, and horseshoes for the teenagers. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Absolutely no smoking inside or fires of any type outside. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of open grassland, and appreciate your cooperation in protecting our property. This is a large gas grill, and sealed cans for your butts if you must smoke outside. An additional cleaning fee will be assessed if smoking policy is violated....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
We do have a kennel available within 1 mile of the cabin, charge is $10 a day, the owner will work with you on kenneling your pets. Please ask property manager for details and contact information for the kennel provider. ...moreless
If the wheel chair will fold up, no ramps. If you need a folding wheel chair, one can be provided for you upon request. Also stainless steel wheel chair for use in the shower is available upon request for master bathroom with accessible shower available. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (1) In the master bedroom, twin sized bed in this room with rocking chair to make it family friendly. Also satellite tv, internet, dvd player, and pack-n-play. Two twin beds in back bedroom, upstairs bedrooms one has 2 full size and the other has 1 full and 1 queen bed, game room has queen sofa bed. 8 twin blow up mattress' are available to use any place in the house. Also 2 recliners, and 2 large couches for those who prefer to sleep there. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Star gazing, bird watching, peace and quiet. We have abundant wildlife, turkeys, deer, bunnies, and all come to the feeder daily. You can sit inside and see out in all directions and watch them without disturbing them. There is a state fishing lake within 5 miles of the cabin for year round fishing fun, golf course in Hoxie, municipal swimming pool, farmer's market in the summer, farm fresh eggs upon request, unique local artistic items, books, specialty foods, wooden items, and the most amazing steaks for grilling. We have a coffee house in Hoxie with gourmet coffee, pastries, and lunch served daily. You can also have private parties at Oscar's. Elk's lodge, steak house and lounge near by, and guided turkey, pheasant and deer hunting is available. Just ask if you have a special request and we will do our best to accommodate you, your family and friends. Beauty, serenity, and a real back to nature experience can be found here....moreless
- DVD Player
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
This is about as rural as you can get, pastures with cattle and horses surround the cabin, wildlife, song birds, no neighbors, shooting range, deer, turkeys, peace & QUIET everywhere. You will love it...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
Large family style butcher block dining table, seats 10. Bar seats 4. Game table in loft seats 4-6. Bar seat 4. Fold out tables available and outside seating. We can easily seat 50 for dining....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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There is a great room on the ground floor with leather couches, rocking recliners, and dining area. Fireplace is in this area as well as views of two porches, large windows for watching wildlife...moreless
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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- Coffee Maker:
Griddle, Dutch oven roaster, crock pots, mixer, baking ingredients, cooking spray. Gas grill and utensils. If you have a specific need or request email it to me and I will try to accommodate you....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
There are two ovens, two refrigerators, small deep freeze, ice maker, dutch oven, microwave, griddle, roaster, steamer, gas grill, coffee pot, ice cream maker, baking pans and service for 12 plates...moreless
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Deck / Patio:
Porch with relaxing chairs and beverage table. Sit out here and watch the sunrise with your coffee and enjoy the scenery. Two porches on the west side provide a view of the amazing Kansas sunsets....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Outdoor living space includes massive shade trees, horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, flowers, and a picnic table on wheels so you can move it wherever you need it to be for bbq and reunions....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- smoking fee $200
- Taxes Not included
Group rates may be available, ask at time of inquiry. Sheridan County Farm Bureau members need to ask at time of booking the reservation. 10% discount on second night of a two night minimum visit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hoxie Kansas is located in Sheridan County Kansas near the historic site of Cottonwood Ranch in Studley Kansas. Of course we have hunting and fishing in the area, but maybe you did not realize we have a new swimming pool/water park in Hoxie, farmer's market, fresh produce and eggs, gourmet coffee shop, antique store, many churches, baseball diamond complex, airport, and in the summer time we also enjoy a car show, rod run with drag racing, amazing 4th of July fireworks display FREE, rodeo, home owned carnival, and the State Historical site Cottonwood Ranch is just a few miles east of the property. Some other activities cowboy timed shootout in Hill City Kansas mountain man rendezvous, Wakeeney, Norton, and Colby speedway, ranch rodeo, Elks lodge, Boy Scout house, bait and tackle shop, gun dealers with ammunition, 4-wheeler rental, guided hunt on leased land, turkey, deer, whitetail, mule, pheasant, quail, coyote, beaver, trapping, lake, tractor pull, quilt show, cook off at Cottonwood Ranch, historical barn, Penokee Man landmark, steak house, golf tournaments, barrel racing series, I-70 rodeo circuit, circle track racing, horse shows, golf course, lakes, massage therapist, hair salon, tanning, pampering, pedicure, manicure, facial, walking park, kennel, veterinarian, hospital, car wash, walk in hunting, other historical sites, Mickey Museum, Tasco School House, scenic byway, and wonderful people to help you find out what is going on during your visit. We also have Red's convenience store which has the BEST soft serve ice cream you will ever taste. This year we are adding a trail ride, paint ball, 4-wheeler trail, Boy and Girl scouting facility for educational outings, quilting and scrap booking retreats, writers retreat, concealed carry classes, gourd art, paranormal researcher training class, mountain man rendezvous, wedding venue, glamour shots, photography opportunities, storm watching opportunity, historical tour, wild flower photo shoots, If you have the desire to get back to nature, either with camera, family, biking, hiking, rock hunting, turtle hunting, or on horse back, we can come up with an event with your group to make memories to last a life time. Cottonwood Ranch, registered historical site is just down the road a few miles, and is the oldest ranch in Sheridan County Kansas, we can arrange a personal tour of this amazing fully restored sheep ranch from the 1800s for you to experience with the museum curator. It has been restored to include quilts, china, furniture, bedding, and documents from the original homesteader family, a truly informational and unforgettable historical adventure. They even can take you to the local cemetery where some of the family members are resting for all eternity.
Year Purchased: 1978
About: Larry and Irene Cressler built this log cabin in 1978 as their dream home. They spent 30 years living there and raising their family and enjoying holidays with extended family. They moved to town at retirement, and the decision was made to convert their home to a hunting lodge and retreat for others. Our family still uses the cabin for our special occasions. Larry may drive out by the property occasionally to check the bird feeder, barn cats, and to just enjoy the scenery. Larry and Irene farmed land owned by the Cressler ancestors for over 100 years. Sons Ross and Herb still farm the land as part of their operation and are actively involved in the rental of the cabin. Irene has recently passed away, but her spirit lives on with her beautiful flowers she planted and the birds she attracted to the bird feeder. If you see a cardinal while you are here, think of my sweet mother, coaxing them to live here with her constant filling of the bird feeders and nurturing the trees and plants around the yard. The sunrise and sunsets on the prairie are unmatched by anything you will ever experience in the city. The entire family was born and raised in the community, and have raised our children here, attending the Hoxie community schools, churches, and our extended families, cousins, and class mates still live here. Only LaRene, the eldest daughter, lives out of the county, residing in eastern Kansas to be near her kids and grandkids. The sons both ranch and farm in the area and deliver mail, and work with and help both friends and neighbors when needed. That is what a small community is about, helping others, pot luck dinners, and an all around good feeling from each other. If you are in Hoxie, have a flat tire, need help along the road, or directions to a destination, you will just need to ask.
If you long to relax, feel at peace with the world, enjoy the stars at night, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of Kansas, the wildlife viewing, peace and quiet, this place is where you need to be. The location is convenient, yet so secluded behind mature scotch pines. Guest often make the same observation; 'how relaxing their visit was' and 'we do not want to go home'. Many guests are repeat visitors, and/or book for a family reunion! You will get good nights sleep, breathe fresh country air, and get the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat, take pictures, hike, or just sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing. Bring your basic food and beverages. Various catering options are available if requested at booking. We want to share the beauty of Cressler Creek Log Cabin with others while still maintaining ownership for our own use. Larry and Irene bought the creek land in the 1970's, and decided the live spring and meadow was the perfect place to build the rustic log cabin. Irene designed the home, which continues to serve the guests and family in comfort. All four of my (Lori) great, great grand parents migrated here on covered wagons and chose to settle in Sheridan County. They raised their families, grandchildren, and generations of us all in the area. This is a farming and ranching community of close knit, Christian families that you will find to be quite helpful and honest. I hope you can slow down, spend a few days here, and really get a feel of what small town living is like, not a lot of sirens, horns, yelling, criminals, and the like here, just home grown families living the life they love.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Quiet. Scenic. Relaxation. Family Friends. Memories. A person can sit on the porch all day and not see another person. However, you are guaranteed to see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and many beautiful birds. Cattle and horses may amble past on their way for a drink. You will not hear the traffic, barking dogs, neighbors, or sirens. You will hear the snap of the American flag. If you want seclusion and a get away, this is the place. If you want to hunt trophy bucks, pheasants, and turkey, this is also the place. If you feel the need to reconnect with nature, the land, and breathe fresh country air, purchase local beef or pork and grill it up yourself, visit the farmers market for produce and eggs, go fishing, hiking and take your kids on an adventure into the pasture looking fur turtles, lizards, and wild flowers, and just be at peace I urge you to make Hoxie not a drive through town, but a stop and see, feel, and experience the wonder of a small town, town.
- Primary: (785) 675-1295 (Kansas, USA)
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Loads of space for outdoor living, plus hiking, near lakes, target range.
When you see this, turn right you are HERE! Larry has a hobby of restoring these
Sisters weekend and quilting retreat, lots of room to work and make memories.
We call him BOB, he will watch over you while you are playing pool.
Dave got this beauty just north and east of the cabin during archery season.
The large dining room, we can seat up to 50 for your reunions or retreats.
One of our pheasant hunters got too cold. Luckily we have the large fireplace.
One more beautiful landscape shot, double rainbow above the grain elevators. WOW
Horseshoe pits, beautiful scenery, wildlife, stars, bird watching, BBQ, family
some family fun, including the redneck tanning bed, complete with recliners. ha
sunset, storms in the west during wheat harvest, Kansas is a beautiful challenge
Try your hand at the shooting range, brush up on skeet shooting right here
Interior of the cabin in the great room with 30' ceiling, memories are made here
You are here. Have fun. Relax. You are home.
Loads of room for family to get together and events. Weddings, reunions, retreat
Can you think of anything more relaxing than sitting in the recliner by the fire
Ducks and geese great you in the great room above the fire place. Enjoy!
Pool table and poker table for lots of indoor fun too, cards, cribbage, puzzles
This sign barely says it all. Hoxie is an amazing community, pool, golf, airport
We have3 kiosks for the Solomon Valley Hwy. 24 Alliance, 1 historical site here
Deer and windmills in the CRP land, a common thing to see while in western KS.
Christmas at the cabin can be so relaxing and beautiful by the fireplace.
Sunset at the cabin, view from one of the west porches. We have beautiful skies.
Enjoy sunsets and sunrises from one of 3 porches, so peaceful and relaxing.
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