Gateway to the Flint Hills, Small Town, Close to Marion Lake
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Relax on the front porch swing in a rural community. This five bedroom, two story house has a full kitchen, refrigerator, washer and dryer, WIFI and cable TV. The fenced in back yard provides an area for pets, but no pets allowed in the house unless special arrangements are made in advance.
You are sixty miles from Wichita, 35 miles from Newton or ElDorado and 160 miles from Kansas City. The Flint Hills begin in this area and there are several lakes within 30 miles of Florence. Hunting is also available in the area.
The Harvey House Museum is located in Florence. The first Fred Harvey House was located in Florence, Kansas. A Wellness Center is located in Marion that is key operated and 24 hour usage. There is a public swiming pool in Florence during the summer months.
If you want to just get away from the hustle and bustle and not spend lots of money, this is the place for you. It isn't the Ritz, but it is clean and friendly.
A remodeled garage massage business is located on the property and is available by appointment.
Keywords: Family friendly house, small town, close to lakes and hunting, 60 miles from Wichita, 32 miles from Newton and ElDorado...
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Limited Accessibility
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Convertible bed(s)
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have an additional twin bed that is stored and can be set up on request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a hide a bed in the living room that would be suitable for children. , Bunk Beds (2)...morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Fainting goat farm nearby
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The four of us (2 couples) came for an event in Hutchinson. We loved staying at the house. It was like staying at a relative's or good friend's house. There were many homey items including suggestions on shopping in Florence and homemade goodies waiting for us. We enjoyed our stay very much!
- Guest Anita
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/25/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We strive to make your stay enjoyable! There is nothing like small town hospitality. The whole town will make you feel at home!
Can't say enough about the house or owner
Can't say enough about the house or owner
My friend and I are getting ready to stay at Phoebe and Steve's marvelous house in Florence for the third time this year, and it's high time I posted a review. We can't recommend the house and owners enough. The house is huge! It's a warm, charming, somewhat rambling farmhouse style home of perhaps 1920s vintage. There are two floors, and the bedrooms range from average to large size. It would easily accommodate 10 adults and a couple of kids. The house has a feeling both of open space and plenty of privacy.The bathroom downstairs is totally modern, and the upstairs charmingly vintage, with a claw-foot tub. The dining and living room open into each other to create an unusually large living area. The kitchen is smaller, but perfectly adequate with plenty of counter space for our needs--and we cooked almost all our meals. The only caveat is that you have to get your groceries from Newton or Emporia, because there is no nearby grocery store. The bed in our favorite bedroom was fabulous--big, with a high bookshelf headboard, and very comfortable. Lots of blankets and comforters for any weather, lots of dresser and closet space for your stuff. The upstairs bedrooms are themed--jungle, sports--fun for kids, but with beds appropriate for adults. You can opt to close off the upstairs if you are a small party (the stair has a door!) but it's way fun to explore the entire space. We came for the hiking at the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve (saw buffalo up close--they don't bother you if you don't bother them) and the many photo opportunities in the surrounding countryside and small towns, but now we also look forward just as much to seeing Phoebe and Steve again. Last time there, we got to visit their goat farm and see the babies, even feed them, and we left with a gift of artisan goat cheese. The feeling, both from the owners and the house, is friendly, relaxed and comfortable, and the price is right.
- Guest Cris2
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Return visitors are great....
We spent the weekend in this home. It is an older home; very clean and spacious. Plenty of room and comfortable beds. Quiet neighborhood. The owner is extremely nice. She made home made bread and rolls for us. The only thing that I would suggest is perhaps a larger TV, but all in all....you really can't beat it. It is well worth the money! Highly recommend!
- Guest Karla
- Date of stay 01/13/12
- Review Submitted 01/19/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Our goal is to make your stay the best it can be. Thanks for staying at The Old Goat's Inn.
$75.00 per night minimum for 3 or fewer guests (this includes taxes) $25.00 per night per additional occupants We also accept Pay Pal Payments
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My husband Steve and I (Phoebe) are retired teachers and live on a small farm near by. We raise fainting pygmy goats and have a couple horses and a few chickens. We have raised four children and have 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We have hosted exchange students and have had foster children. We currently have a foster daughter. Our son is a police offier, one daughter is a nurse practioner, another daughter is a stay at home mom who taught school for several years, and another daughter who does foster care and works as a paraprofessional. We are just plain people who enjoy the rural life and are enjoying our retirement. The house we have to rent is a property that we acquired and hoped to use it to help the community.
Why the Owner Chose Newton:
We bought the house to provide a place for people to stay who come to the area. We are located in the middle of the US.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peaceful rural community life with people who are friendly. Two small town restaurants with local flavor, a unique Mercantile building and a museum. There are several parks in town and the Flint Hills are beautiful. There are places to hunt in Marion County and fishing at the Marion County Lake which is 8 miles away. Bring a good book and relax, WIFI is provided and cable TV. There is NO PHONE at the property, you must rely on a cell phone.
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House with wheel chair ramp, porch swing and glider to enjoy the peace.
Upstairs bedroom with twin bed and bunk beds
Living room and dining room with cable TV
Kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, small microwave off of the dining area
Upstairs bedroom has one queen and one full size bed.
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