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The Lark Inn - Get-a-Way Lodging in the Flint Hills of Kansas

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The Lark Inn on Main - Your Get A Way in The Flint Hills

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Large covered front porch with rocking chairs, Stereo system with I-Pod Docking Station, CD Player and AM/FM including speakers inside and out, Fully equipped semi-professional kitchen, King Temper-Pedic bed in bedroom, Large Flint rock Patio with Charcoal Grill and Table and Chairs...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Limited Library of novels...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Set only steps away from historic downtown Cottonwood Falls, these guesthouses are set in and among the old growth oaks...moreless

  • Rural:

    Set only steps away from historic downtown Cottonwood Falls, these guesthouses are set in and among the old growth oaks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Tread mill and light weights are provided in the Fox Hollow fitness room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi - Login Info avaiable at check in...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped and outfitted with gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave and coffe and toaster...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and other condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Cottonwood Falls Country Club is less than a mile from the property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Chase County Community Pool is 1 mile from property....moreless

 

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$175
$875 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.


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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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Location

76 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wichita International (ICT)
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ad Astra Food & Drink
0.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cottonwood Falls Country Club
63 Miles
Nearest Train
Newton, KS
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Scenic Byway 177
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grand Central Hotel and Restaurant

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

 

Owner info

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


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Lark Inn on Main - Your Get A Way in The Flint Hills

    The Lark Inn on Main - Your Get A Way in The Flint Hills

  • Giant cooking/eating island at the Lark Inn on Main, ideal for gatherings

    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.

    King-sized Temper-Pedic bed in the bedroom of The Lark Inn on Main.

  • Cooking classes at The Lark Inn on Main

    Cooking classes at The Lark Inn on Main

  • Cooking Class at The Lark Inn on Main

    Cooking Class at The Lark Inn on Main

  • The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow Guesthouse

    The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow Guesthouse

  • King-Sized Temer-Pedic bed in Bedroom at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow

    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.

    Day-Bed with Pop-Up trundle bed at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow.

  • Cooking and Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn!

    Cooking and Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn!

  • Endless sky of the Flint Hills - 5 Minutes from The Lark Inn Guesthouses

    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.

    River Suite - Dinner and Music on The Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge.

  • Santa arrives at Country Christmas to light the Historic Courthouse Lights

    Santa arrives at Country Christmas to light the Historic Courthouse Lights

  • Open living/kitchen at The Lark Inn on Main

    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.

    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

    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

    The Picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas - 5 minutes from The Lark Inn Guesthouses

  • Fully equipped Kitchen at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow

    Fully equipped Kitchen at The Lark Inn at Fox Hollow

  • Living room at The Lark Inn at fox Hollow

    Living room at The Lark Inn at fox Hollow

  • Cooking & Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn

    Cooking & Juicing Classes at The Lark Inn

  • On the Prairie!

    On the Prairie!

  • The Native Americans taught us to Burn the Prairies for life!

    The Native Americans taught us to Burn the Prairies for life!

  • Jazz at River Suite on the Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge.

    Jazz at River Suite on the Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge.

  • Historic Chase County Courthouse after Santa lights the lights.

    Historic Chase County Courthouse after Santa lights the lights.

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