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Elaine's Prairie Home: Country Living in the Flint Hills !

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Lovely two-story home.

Lovely two-story home. Fascinating books and art in each room of Elaine's Prairie Home. Intimate side deck with honeysuckle draped pergola Lots of light and views from the upstairs bedroom and bathrooom. Upstairs Bathroom

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Last updated: 03/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Matfield Green house description

Those who have been here know: Not much beats the tallgrass prairie in serene beauty. The Flint Hillls in east-central Kansas were never plowed, and now form the last remaining of America’s original “sea of grass” where hundreds of thousands of cattle roam almost like in the old days of the buffalo. The prairie offers stunning views as well as pastoral settings along its many creeks and rivers.

At the edge of the small town Matfield Green Elaine’s two-story home is available for weekenders and vacationers, or for an extended stay.
The house is idyllic and comfortable, restored with a good eye and with the wise use of original materials.
Filled with the work of regional artists and lots of books, this home is a wonderful getaway for artists and writers.

The two bedrooms and bathrooms, and the living and open kitchen are pleasantly furnished with well-chosen regional antiques. Two porches and a large and well-maintained garden allow for great comfort outdoors.

The tracks of the Santa Fe railroad are nearby. The house is located on the north side of town just off Highway #177, a National Scenic Byway.


Keywords: Two-story home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                In consideration of other people's allergies, sorry, no pets....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                A cast iron clawfoot tub fitted with a French shower. ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                A fully equipped kitchen and pantry....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Dining
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Both bedrooms have air conditioning....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • The house has ceiling fans in the living room, kitchen and each bedroom. All windows have screens, which allows the breeze to cool down the house in the evening/night. Bamboo shades keep the sun out during the day....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Your cellphone has good reception in and around Elaine's Prairie Home...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Cottonwood Falls, 20 minutes north, has a public swimming pool. Swimming is also possible in a section of Chase County state fishing Lake in Cottonwood Falls....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        On the southside of the house, just outside the kitchen, there is an intimite deck. The best spot to have your breakfast while enjoying the bird...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        A lovely deck with chairs and benches to take in the view of the hills to the east....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Budget
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Swimming
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • Restaurants
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Bird Watching

                          Other Activities

                              • Elaine's Prairie Home is located near Pioneer Bluffs, a ranch listed on the National list of Historic Places. Inside the 1908 main house on this beautiful property you'll find a gallery with extraordinary contemporary art. Cottonwood Falls (just a short drive north) has nice shops and eating places on its handsome Broadway, with the iconic Chase County courthouse at its south corner. A fishing lake is nearby, so are rivers, creeks, and abundant wildlife. Hiking, biking, running, birdwatching -- it's all here. Buffalo are reintroduced on the prairie in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 30 min. north of Elaine's Prairie Home. And the views of the prairie are mindblowing....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Loved the books!

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                                Loved the books!

                                • Guest Laura and Tom - Prairie Village, KS
                                • Date of stay 06/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                What a lovely home and a beautiful place to spend a weekend. We loved the collection of dishes, books and rocks. It has been a relaxing weekend we loved every minute of it. Thanks for sharing your home

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                              • Enchanting

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                                Enchanting

                                • Guest Carol and Pat - KCMO
                                • Date of stay 06/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                I am as enchanted by your home and garden as I am by the lovely lush prairie in the spring. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

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                              • We LOVE staying here, but...

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                                We LOVE staying here, but...

                                • Guest Marcy and Barry - Fairway, KS
                                • Date of stay 06/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                ... did want you to know that this house lacks one important feature: Elaine !! Look forward to seeing you soon. We hiked up to the bison herd on the Tallgrass Prairie and saw the 3 babies !!! So glad you helped save the prairie. Love,

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                              • Retreat

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                                Retreat

                                • Guest Kathy D.
                                • Date of stay 06/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                I've been in Matfield Green for a retreat, and this wonderful home was a perfect setting for reflection and respite. Thank you.

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                              • We feel refreshed and replenished ...

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                                We feel refreshed and replenished ...

                                • Guest Laura and Jeremy - Lawrence, KS
                                • Date of stay 05/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                Your lovely home was warm and welcoming; thank you for making it available for others to enjoy. It really cultivated a feeling of respite and escape from the crazy business of our every day lives. Between your home and our time spent hiking the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - and the vast beauty of the surrounding area - we feel refreshed and replenished. Thank you again!

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                              • Anniversary

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                                Anniversary

                                • Guest Anne and David - KCMO
                                • Date of stay 05/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                This has been a beautiful place to celebrate a beautiful first year of marriage. We are grateful to have found this spot and will certainly return again!

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                              • Thank You!

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                                Thank You!

                                • Guest Molly, Tom and Charlie - Makanda, IL
                                • Date of stay 11/24/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                A perfect place for a glorious Thanksgiving! The house is a reflection of love and care and lovely taste! Thanks so much for providing it to others! With appreciation ....

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                              • Wonderful Prairie Adventure

                                Wonderful Prairie Adventure

                                • Guest Jim and Jon (Stockton, MO)
                                • Date of stay 06/15/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/26/12
                                The Kansas prairie and Elaine's Prairie Home really welcomed us and gave us such peace. This home is filled with joy - simple yet elegant. We enjoyed evenings on the porch outside the kitchen, early morning walks on the free range, Pioneer Bluffs art, Ad Astra food, Tallgrass Prairie views - but most of all we enjoyed the tranquility of Matfield Green.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Manager response: Thank you! We - in Matfield Green, Chase County - love guests like you who appreciate and enjoy all we have to offer. The prairie will welcome you back anytime.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Great vacation !

                                Great vacation !

                                • Guest TG&VV (Chicago and NYC)
                                • Date of stay 04/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/03/12
                                We had planned just a one night stay but decided on the spot to extend our visit, to stop traveling, and spend four more days on the prairie instead. The splendid and as far as we know unique grasslands landscape is worth a vacation--and the house is too good to use only for spending a night. Amazing what the owner did to create great comfort in an old time athmosphere. We were given a map for auto tours and areas to hike on the open range. What an experience, especially in the spring when hundreds of thousands of young steers are roaming. The locals call them "beef on the hoof" and they are so peaceful, and curious, too--they love to see new faces. Our promise to ourselves: we'll do this again. Our recommendation: take plenty of time to get off the highway and explore the views and enjoy the fresh air, an be happy ! T.G. & V.V., Chicago & NYC

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                              • A true delight!

                                A true delight!

                                • Guest SunnyOne (I lived in Overland Park KS at the time)
                                • Date of stay 09/29/11
                                • Review Submitted 02/08/12
                                Elaine's Prairie Home is a delight for the eyes, the heart and the soul. I've stayed there several times and never tire of the house and its beautiful contents. I especially enjoyed watching birds while eating breakfast on the deck outside the kitchen. Use this house as your base as you explore the beauty of the Flint Hills -- and don't forget to explore Pioneer Bluffs and contemporary art at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs about a mile north, and the picturesque county seat of Cottonwood Falls about 15 miles to the north (the weekly music jams in Cottonwood are lots of fun). All highly recommended!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                              2 night min stay
                              $130
                              $750

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                              Rates are based on a 2-night minimum.

                              A single night is a possibility for a $ 30. extra charge.

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                              Last updated: 03/24/2014
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                              Year Purchased: 1996


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                              • Lovely two-story home.

                                Lovely two-story home.

                              • Fascinating books and art in each room of Elaine's Prairie Home.

                                Fascinating books and art in each room of Elaine's Prairie Home.

                              • Upstairs Bathroom

                                Upstairs Bathroom

                              • Intimate side deck with honeysuckle draped pergola

                                Intimate side deck with honeysuckle draped pergola

                              • Lots of light and views from the upstairs bedroom and bathrooom.

                                Lots of light and views from the upstairs bedroom and bathrooom.

                              VRBO #367577

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                              $130 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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