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Matfield Station South Unit - Lodging in the Scenic Kansas Flint Hills

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Great lodging for travelers and vacationers, in the most beautiful part of the Flint Hills of Kansas, surrounded by the last remaining, original tallgrass prairie, never plowed. Three efficiency apartments, or 'casitas,' with views of the sunrise over the valley of the South Fork of the Cottonwood River.

Great for artist retreats, birdwatchers, hikers, trainwatchers, or just for peaceful weekend getaways, vacations, or sabbaticals. Built in 1924 by the Santa Fe Railroad, the bunkhouse is newly restored and comfortably furnished.

Just 50 feet from the BNSF tracks, this is a great place for viewing the trains. Restored by former Chicago architect Bill McBride, the building is well-insulated, air-conditioned, features radiant floor heating and all modern amenities.


Keywords: Studio-apartment, casita, Santa Fe Railroad, BNSF, Flint Hills, Artist Retreat, Train Watching, Hiking, Biking, Bird Watching, Running, Photography, Tallgrass Prairie, Chase County.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • The south apartment has a king size bed plus a full size futon. Summer and winter bedding....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    plus vanity...moreless

  • Toilet, shower, vanity. Shelving with towels, wash cloths and other necessities. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A porch in the front, a deck in the back. Great views from either outdoor sitting area. Air conditioning for your summer get-away and radiant floor heating for your winter-stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The south unit seats 4 in the dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer available in a separate laundry room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer available in a separate laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The unit has a microwave, oven/range, refrigerator, toaster, coffeemaker, pots, pans, dishes, glasses and silverware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples like sugar, salt, coffee, coffee filters, tea, some spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each apartment has a deck on the west side....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The front of Matfield Station features a covered porch with ample tables and chairs....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120
$700 $2,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $77 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

Two-night minimum stay, NO cleaning fee.

South unit: $ 120/night

A 1-night stay is possible: cleaning fee $ 30.00.

Special weekly and monthly rates are available.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Art Gallery with sculpture garden, Train watching, Organic community garden, Pioneer Bluffs (National Historic Site and community events); the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City is only 20 minutes north, tours twice a day; Cottonwood Falls has a State fishing lake with a section blocked off for swimming; Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls - open to visitors - is the oldest occupied courthouse still in function in Kansas; Horseback riding; Hiking on the prairie; Autotours; Birdwatching; Prairie burning in late March and April; Observing Prairie Chickens' mating dance in late March, April and early May.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We (Bill and Julia McBride) moved to Matfield Green, Kansas from the city of Chicago in 2006. We are city folks having a blast in the country. We love it so much we had to share it with someone - so our son Luke was born in 2007. Now we want to share our country life with you!

Why Matfield Green:
We purchased Matfield Station in 2001 after our second trip to Chase County, Kansas. The historic Santa Fe building was one good rain away from collapse and we couldn't stand to see that happen. Bill, the architect, worked with our friend Pat, the carpenter, to restore the building - with Julia (and our friend and partner Karl Rohlich) cheering on the project. Bill and Julia lived at Matfield Station while we built our house just 400 feet away. We love the views, the open space, the fresh air, the horses across the road, the sunsets, and the wind on the prairie - and we know you will too.


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Speaks: english, dutch

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Photos

  • Sunny mornings or shady evenings. A great spot to take in the stunning views.

    Sunny mornings or shady evenings. A great spot to take in the stunning views.

  • This photo shows the backside with the patio's. A lovely breakfast spot.

    This photo shows the backside with the patio's. A lovely breakfast spot.

  • King size bed

    King size bed

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • View of the Flint Hills from the porch of Matfield Station.

    View of the Flint Hills from the porch of Matfield Station.

  • Trainwatching from the back patio.

    Trainwatching from the back patio.

  • Matfield Station drew the attention of many artists and photographers.

    Matfield Station drew the attention of many artists and photographers.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, dutch
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Matfield Station South Unit - Lodging in the Scenic Kansas Flint Hills

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