The Lark Inn - Get-a-Way Lodging in the Flint Hills of Kansas
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The Lark Inn Guest Houses are your home for get-a-way lodging in the heart of the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas. Located in Cottonwood Falls, these fully furnished and equipped Guesthouses built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s on the historic “Cowboy Trail”. Long since forgotten, they have been saved from the fate of demolition and now have been carefully renovated to re-capture their magic of the era while . . . making sure that today’s modern conveniences and technology are at your fingertips.
Located literally, just steps away from the historic 1870’s Chase County Courthouse (the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas!), the downtown district of Cottonwood Falls is just minutes from the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve or Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green. If you're not up for the drive, chill out and simply walk to our historic downtown to enjoy great food, events and festivals or great music. The Lark Inn Guest Houses are a super convenient location for what’s going on in The Flint Hills.
Come and enjoy the convenient access while being far away enough to truly get away!
Keywords: Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Artist Retreat, Get-A-Way, Flint Hills, Hiking, Biking, Bird Watching, Walking, Running Photography, Painting, Sketching, Tallgrass Prairie, Chase County, Cooking, Cooking Classes, Customized Cooking Classes, Family Retreat, Grilling, Nature, Therapeutic Massage, Yoga, Live Music, Museum, Golf, Back roads Motorcycle Rides
- 750 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Hunting Small Game
- Equestrian Events
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Art Gallery, State Fishing Lake with Specially separated Swimming Section, Historic Chase County Courthouse (oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi, Horseback Riding, Back roads motorcycle riding, Motorcycle Riding, Photography, Painting, Sketching, Organic Community Garden, Horseback Riding, Prairie Fires Watching (April & May), Auto Tours, Birdwatching, Prairie Chicken Mating Dance Ritual, Golf...moreless
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1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
A minimum deposit equal to one-night's rental is due upon booking (higher deposit required for stays of 7 days or more). Balance is due upon arrival.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund of deposit with 14 days prior cancellation, no refund will be issued if less than 14 days notice of cancellation is given.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
All rental rates are subject to an 8.3% Sales Tax
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Wichita International (ICT) at 76 Miles
- Nearest Train: Newton, KS at 63 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Scenic Byway 177 at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Ad Astra Food & Drink at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Cottonwood Falls Country Club at 0.9 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Grand Central Hotel and Restaurant at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: The proprietors of The Lark Inn Guest Houses are Kris and Pat Larkin. Originally, Okies from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kris and Pat moved to the Flint Hills after living in southern California for over 20 years. While in California Kris and Pat discovered and developed their gifts of hospitality; preparing and serving meals for literally hundreds of people for numerous events. They also hosted so many groups at their home over the years that people modified their last name of “Larkin” and began to refer to their home as “The Lark Inn” . . . thus the name was born. After selling their property management business in California, they set out on what they termed their “Second Half Discovery Tour” The purpose of the tour was to travel and experience various parts of the US and discover what they were to do and where they were going to spend the second half of their lives. Having been blessed with a successful first half of their lives, now the goal is to do something significant in their second halves . . . from success to significance. Anyway, with a little help from their friends, they discovered the miracle of The Flint Hills of Kansas and moved there! It didn’t take long for Kris and Pat to learn that lodging in The Flint Hills was not plentiful and so they bought their first guest house in Cottonwood Falls. It stayed consistently rented on a nightly basis all of the summer of 2010. Later in 2010, they found another property with guesthouse and cooking class potential and in January of 2011, they purchased The Lark Inn on Main, also in Cottonwood Falls. Unlike the their first guest house, The Lark Inn on Main required a full renovation so they spent the first half of 2011 renovating The Lark Inn on Main for it's opening in June of 2011.
Why the Owner Chose Cottonwood Falls:
The Flint Hills embodies the tried and true values of America . . . hard work and the natural beauty of our great country. The pace and values here help you to slow down and forget the insane pace of our cities. The Flint Hills are the perfect place to slow down and remember and re-order your priorities once again. The Flint Hills not only take your breath away . . . they make it so you can breath. William Least Heat-Moon
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Lark Inn Guesthouses are in a super-convenient location; 5 minute walk to the Cottonwood Falls historic district, shops, museum, historic courthouse, restaurants plus Friday and Saturday Night Music events. Come in April - May and experience the centuries-old Native-American tradition of burning the prairies to revitalize and rejuvenate the tallgrass. Come in June and book a night at River Suite. A beautiful evening of music and fine dining under the stars on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge. http://chasecountychamber.org/ Come on the weekend after Thanksgiving and enjoy 'Country Christmas'. This is our annual kick off of the Holiday season filled with events and activities: Gift give-away for the kids, Decorated Homes Tours, Fruit Cake Toss, Parade Down Broadway Street to our Historic Courthouse, a gift basket silent auction and of course . . . Santa will arrive to turn the Christmas lights on for our Historic Courthouse! http://chasecountychamber.org/ By vehicle, just a few short minutes to the Tallgrass Prairie national Preserve, Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site and Art Gallery, and the State Lake. The serenity of your stay in The Flint Hills can be greatly enhanced through relaxing yoga and/or therapeutic massage . . . right in the privacy of your guesthouse! A stay in The Flint Hills of Kansas . . . Not only will it take your breath away . . . It will make it so you can breathe - William Least Heat-Moon
- Primary: 620-273-1135
- Secondary: 949-689-4344
Links to more information:
The Lark Inn on Main - a fully refurbished 1890's Prairie House
Giant cooking/eating island at the Lark Inn on Main, ideal for gatherings
King-sized Temper-Pedic bed in the bedroom of The Lark Inn on Main.
Cooking classes at The Lark Inn on Main
Cooking Class at The Lark Inn on Main
The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow Guesthouse
King-Sized Temer-Pedic bed in Bedroom at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow
Day-Bed with Pop-Up trundle bed at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow.
Cooking and Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn!
Endless sky of the Flint Hills - 5 Minutes from The Lark Inn Guesthouses
River Suite - Dinner and Music on The Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge.
Santa arrives at Country Christmas to light the Historic Courthouse Lights
Open living/kitchen at The Lark Inn on Main
Day-Bed with pop-up trundle in the sun room of The Lark Inn on Main.
Chef Kris Larkin - Conducts monthly and private cooking classes at The Lark Inn
The Picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas - 5 minutes from The Lark Inn Guesthouses
Fully equipped Kitchen at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow
Living room at The Lark Inn at fox Hollow
Cooking & Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn
On the Prairie!
The Native Americans taught us to Burn the Prairies for life!
Jazz at River Suite on the Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge.
Historic Chase County Courthouse after Santa lights the lights.
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