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Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center

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Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center on a summer day.

Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center on a summer day. The circle drive in front of the sidewalk to the wrap around porch with railing. The Country Estate sits 750 feet from the paved road.  Amy Miller Photography The southern exposure in spring shows the patio & deck for dances and play. A spacious foyer welcomes guests and invites the weary to their rooms upstairs. Even the attic can be enjoyed for some quiet moments, or to watch sunsets. A Holiday Celebration with Family and Friends in the Country Estate. The Kitchen is fully equipped for small or large groups to use and for catering. This is part of the Master Bath in the Country Estate, with Tub & Shower. For an extra fee, the annex has a well equipped kitchen. Amy Miller Photography The Master Suite of the Annex has a Queen Sized Bed and 2 person tub or shower. In the Annex is a roomy bunk bed to be shared by young or old as needed. The third bedroom in the Annex, w/ TV, day bed and pop up trundle underneath it. The Annex has a spacious open living area and a sofa sleeper for overflow guests The Annex has a patio on one side of the entrance. The Annex has a new wooden deck complete with sidewalk & ramp for accessibility. The Annex sports a wooden deck with a wonderful view of the Kansas sunsets. The Granary can be used for a more Rustic Reception area for events and groups. The Country Estate used for a Wedding Ceremony.  Ken Doll Photography Serenity in unity.  Ken Doll Photography A Wedding Ceremony at the foothills of the Flint Hills.  Ken Doll Photography Wedding Ceremony Celebration at Sunset.  Ken Doll Photography An evening wedding reception on the South lawn. Ken Doll Photography A peaceful scene on the grounds of the Country Estate. Come and see for yourself

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Topeka estate description

This 17 room Colonial Estate is charmingly decorated throughout, and features a large kitchen and utility room with new appliances, large outdoor grill, fire pit, wrap around porch, sunset deck, large patio, pond, walking trail, four bedrooms, and two and a half baths, with a detached shower on main level. There is a library and 3 dining areas on main floor. Upper floor meeting rooms can be converted to bedrooms, should the need arise, to accommodate a large family.

Property Type

  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • Estate
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            A ramp and deck has been added to the Annex for accessibility. Portable Metal ramps can assist with access to porch on the Country Estate and main floor restroom....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We strive to limit potential allergens inside the Country Estate and Annex by limiting feathers, dander and fur from our 2 and 4 legged friends....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is an area outside that may be used for smoking, if necessary....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Also has a step in closet and beautiful sunrise view...moreless

          • The Sailor's Bedroom : 1 double

            A Nautical-themed space for one or two...moreless

          • The Retro Bedroom : 1 queen

            A great view of the Kansas sunsets awaits!...moreless

          • Family Quilts Bedroom: 1 king

            Large windows allow a beautiful view of the countryside...moreless

          • Detached Unit-Annex: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Extra Fee for Annex:2 Baths,1 Queen, 2Bunks, Daybed/trundle ...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This main floor sitting room has a loveseat sofa sleeper...moreless

          • King size beds: 2 rooms in the Country Estate; Queen size Beds: 1 room in the Country Estate, and 1 in the Annex; Double Beds: 1 room in the Country Estate; Twin or Single/Day Beds: 4 in the Annex, including the Bunk beds & Trundle; Sleep Sofa or Futons: 3 long sofas in the Country Estate located on the Main level can be used if needed; Futon in Attic. 2 Regular length sofas are also present, 1 in Country Estate, and 1 in the Annex. Queen Sofa Sleeper added in Annex. The Annex is rented separately from the Country Estate....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

            Extra fee for the Annex: large bath off the Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Extra fee for the Annex:Hall Bath shared by two bedrooms....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Master bathroom is shared by 2 bedrooms from hallway....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            A Pass through bathroom shared by two bedrooms on 2nd floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Recently added detached shower for half bath on main level....moreless

          • 3 bathrooms in the Country Estate. Includes detached Shower near half bath on main level, with 2 Full baths on second floor. 2 Full Bathrooms in the Annex, including one oversized tub with jet spa insert available. Note: The Annex is priced separately from the Country Estate. Contact Proprietor for more information....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Multiple rooms on two floors of the Country Estate are furnished with dining tables and chairs for dining and entertaining. Seating for 72 or more inside, and 150 or more outside as weather permits....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Basic dishware, cookware and utensils to accommodate a large family or small group for casual meals and snacking....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Matched place settings for 12 persons, and more may be available as needed. Discuss with the Proprietor....moreless

          • Stove:

            Double oven with flat top electric range in Country Estate; electric stove/oven in Annex....moreless

          • Toaster:

            New toasters to accommodate thick sliced toast or bagels. Toaster oven is also on site....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All outlets and appliances have been recently upgraded for convenience and efficiency....moreless

          • Oven:

            This is an electric double oven that can be changed to convection cooking when needed....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip maker and electric percolators available to accommodate larger numbers of guests....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Upright in kitchen, and auxiliary unit in an outbuilding, for large planned events...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Condiments and limited paper goods. Discuss needs with proprietor....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Under the counter unit in the Country Estate. None in the Annex....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Local caterers are available from off-site locations...moreless

          • Microwave:

            1 in the Country Estate; 1 in the Annex...moreless

          • Freezer:

            An upright unit in kitchen...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            40...moreless

          • Child's Highchair

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 40:

            The great room has seating for 30 or more guests as needed, and there are other rooms in the Country Estate to accommodate more comfortably....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Graveled drive paths and large circular driveways surround the Country Estate. Please do not park on the Patio behind the Country Estate....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Visitors may choose to bring their own towels and sheets, but pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters are available....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Space for a self-contained unit, and an RV park is within 15 miles. Discuss needs with Proprietor, please....moreless

          • Heating:

            Propane heat in the Country Estate; an Electric Heat Pump in the Annex. Space heaters available as needed....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Buggy port and 3 walled structure available for covered parking, if needed. Make needs known to Proprietor...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Exercise equipment is available for both inside and outdoor use. Discuss needs with Proprietor, please....moreless

          • Parking:

            Circle graveled driveway, but larger field area available to accommodate large event guest parking....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Visitors may choose to bring their own towels. Discuss needs with Proprietor, please....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            High Efficiency Washer & Dryer available for use in both the Country Estate & Annex....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units and ceiling fans are used when the season requires it....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Electric insert fireplaces in the Country Estate and in the Annex....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Both Country Estate & Annex have electric dryers....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This property is also available as a wedding venue, or can be used by faith-based groups, corporations, clubs, family, and other organizations as a retreat, workshop, or conference site. It can be booked for day or evening activities for small or large groups, as well as for an overnight accommodation for small groups....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                Table Games, Puzzles, and Cards are available for all ages to enjoy. There are a few outdoor activities as well....moreless

              • Television:

                Limited viewing options at this time on Large screen TV with Antenna...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Limited to family and childrens' videos and DVD's....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Bring your own DVD's to view at your leisure....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Located in Basement of Country Estate....moreless

              • Games:

                Table Games for young and older guests...moreless

              • Books:

                Private Collection...moreless

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Foosball

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Make needs known to Proprietor. MIfi access as needed....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    A specialty Rhoades Car/Quad cycle will soon be available to rent for travel along the Scenic Byways!...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Available for special occasions. White wrought iron can be placed at any location on the property....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Well maintained lawn surrounds the Country Estate, with additional country grasslands beyond....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wrap around porch, Sunset deck on West, Large patio for seating, playing, or dancing...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane Grill is available. Discuss with Proprietor, please...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    A Pergola awaits to enjoy the sunsets....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Live Theater
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo

                      Other Activities

                          • This historic home is nestled at the foothills of the Kansas Flint Hills with its beautiful farming and wooded areas. It is equal distance from Manhattan and Lawrence with all of their cultural, educational, and sports activities. Just minutes from the Kansas Capitol, Kansas Historical Museum, the Topeka Zoo, Washburn University, and other attractions. Lakes, parks, and shopping areas abound within a 50 mile radius of this tranquil place....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • sept 2011

                            sept 2011

                            • Guest ahutch2011 (topeka ks)
                            • Date of stay 01/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/13/14
                            I had my wedding here in September of 2011 this farm house was everything I wanted. My memories are amazing and photos were awesome , thanks to the beauty this property has to offer ! I would recommend thus place to anyone for their wedding and reception!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • Our get away Thanksmas.

                            Our get away Thanksmas.

                            • Guest Mary R.
                            • Date of stay 11/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/11/13
                            We enjoyed our time with you very much. Everything we needed was there. I would consider staying again The owner was very helpful. I would recommend this get away to others.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+.

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                          • Wonderful peaceful retreats

                            Wonderful peaceful retreats

                            • Guest Church (Wichita, KS)
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                            We have stayed at the Keene Country Estates twice now. The first time was at the end of June for a Couples Retreat for our church, there were five couples attending. The second time was October 4-6, where we had a Women's Retreat with 10 ladies in the big house and a Men's Retreat with 6 men in the Annex. We had a great time each occasion. The peaceful surroundings were wonderful. It was nice once everyone got there we locked the gate at the road and had the place to ourselves. Each time we cooked and served a multi-course meal on the provided china in the formal dinning room, which made for a special evening. The first retreat we did a streaming video study and the second time we used DVD's, the big screen TV in the main house worked great for this. The owner has been wonderful to work with. After the first stay we made a couple of suggestions and they provided them for the next event! If we have about the same number of people again we hope to stay at the Country Estates again. Thank you!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

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                          • Return to Better Times

                            Return to Better Times

                            • Guest ray w.
                            • Date of stay 09/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/27/13
                            Driving up the lane I slid into a relaxing time from the past as the Keene home was revealed by the row trees; a luxury liner in a sea of green. My eyes widened, like a child, as I stepped through the oversized threshold with solid doors that have greeted so many people. Entering into the foyer the beautiful dark hardwoods, like loving arms, were pulling me into different rooms, so many rooms; so well decorated. Right around here I was able to take another breadth. Before I could turn my head around the children had already flown upstairs and claimed their bedrooms! All-in-all, it didn't matter, they all perfectly beautiful and lavishly decorated. The paintings and photographs beckoning my mind to enter through the frame and wonder "how it was." Enjoy! Everything you need is there; kitchen has all you need, and a way-large refrigerator. Do not miss peaceful mornings on the porch with coffee and tea, and spectacular starry nights. rvw

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Awesome family reunion at Keene Road Estates!

                            Awesome family reunion at Keene Road Estates!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                            We had an awesome reunion at Keene Road. The hostess was amazing and very helpful! The property was clean and had a lot of outdoor spaces to sit and visit, grill out, have a campfire, and kids to play. The beds were not the most comfortable (mattresses were a bit hard) but other than that, everything was perfect. Thanks so much for having us! We will be back again next year!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

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                          • Family Reunion 2013

                            Family Reunion 2013

                            • Guest Ashley (Lamar, MO)
                            • Date of stay 09/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                            Beautiful home. Perfect for our large family. The listing did not capture just how elegant and beautiful the home was. Hard wood floor throughout and more character in one room than most homes have in the entire building. Property was clean and we felt comfortable there. I would recommend this property to anybody who has an event they need a place for. This house is close enough to Topeka that if you needed to run by the store you had time to do it.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          • KU Graduation

                            KU Graduation

                            • Guest Diana S. (Great Bend, KS)
                            • Date of stay 05/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/20/13
                            We were very pleased with our stay. Owner was very friendly and accommodating. She was very willing to help any way possible. We encountered some weather and she notified us so we could be prepared to take cover, I'd needed. I would recommend Country Estates for any event.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                            Manager response: We strive to make all of our guests feel comfortable and at home. We very much appreciate the positive comments, and will continue to adapt our location's amenities to meet the needs of our guests, and maximize their enjoyment of our unique setting. We are pleased to be able to provide a spacious location for these important family occasions. Thank you for staying with us!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring Fling
                          Mar 15 - May 15, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $325 $350
                          Fri, Sat
                          $2,100 $5,625
                          Dog Days of Summer
                          Aug 1 - Aug 16
                          2 night min stay
                          $325 $350
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,995
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $375 $395
                          Fri, Sat
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Cleaning Fee/2nts $50
                          • Use of Annex/nt $200
                          • Security for Events $200
                          • Annex Cleaning/2 nts $50
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The Country Estate is also available for use as a place for weddings, receptions, corporate and club retreats, and conferences. There is separate pricing for these events, in addition to the use of the facilities for the overnight experience. Additional facilities in other buildings, and other amenities, may be available for a fee, to accommodate larger groups, and to meet your venue criteria.


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Manhattan Regional Airport, Manhattan, KS at 50 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 70 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Puffy's Steakhouse at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Topeka, KS at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Subway at 2 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1949

                          About: This nearly 'century old' charming Country Estate was purchased by my grandparents in 1949 to expand their farmland. As a lifelong Topekan, I would like to share this special place with others. This home has been modernized and updated over the past 5 years, and is ready to be enjoyed by families or groups looking to escape from the chaos of daily life, and relax in a comfortable, yet elegant setting.

                          Why Topeka:
                          Just take a few minutes to sit and watch the sunset over the Flint Hills, or listen to the sounds of the songbirds in the day, or the crickets, coyotes, and other country critters in the evening, and you will discover the beauty that exists hidden in this part of Kansas.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                          Wildlife, wildflowers, and pure country living as viewed in all directions, draw visitors to this lovely and unique home. From its impressive architecture, to its elegant, but home-like comforts inside and out, everyone is sure to be impressed. Located just one mile from Interstate 70, for those individuals that still want to stay connected, local businesses and 24 hour shopping is available less than 5 minutes of this Country Estate.


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                          Photos

                          • Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center on a summer day.

                            Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center on a summer day.

                          • The Country Estate sits 750 feet from the paved road.  Amy Miller Photography

                            The Country Estate sits 750 feet from the paved road. Amy Miller Photography

                          • A spacious foyer welcomes guests and invites the weary to their rooms upstairs.

                            A spacious foyer welcomes guests and invites the weary to their rooms upstairs.

                          • A Holiday Celebration with Family and Friends in the Country Estate.

                            A Holiday Celebration with Family and Friends in the Country Estate.

                          • This is part of the Master Bath in the Country Estate, with Tub & Shower.

                            This is part of the Master Bath in the Country Estate, with Tub & Shower.

                          • The Master Suite of the Annex has a Queen Sized Bed and 2 person tub or shower.

                            The Master Suite of the Annex has a Queen Sized Bed and 2 person tub or shower.

                          • The third bedroom in the Annex, w/ TV, day bed and pop up trundle underneath it.

                            The third bedroom in the Annex, w/ TV, day bed and pop up trundle underneath it.

                          • The Annex has a patio on one side of the entrance.

                            The Annex has a patio on one side of the entrance.

                          • The Annex sports a wooden deck with a wonderful view of the Kansas sunsets.

                            The Annex sports a wooden deck with a wonderful view of the Kansas sunsets.

                          • The Country Estate used for a Wedding Ceremony.  Ken Doll Photography

                            The Country Estate used for a Wedding Ceremony. Ken Doll Photography

                          • A Wedding Ceremony at the foothills of the Flint Hills.  Ken Doll Photography

                            A Wedding Ceremony at the foothills of the Flint Hills. Ken Doll Photography

                          • An evening wedding reception on the South lawn. Ken Doll Photography

                            An evening wedding reception on the South lawn. Ken Doll Photography

                          • The circle drive in front of the sidewalk to the wrap around porch with railing.

                            The circle drive in front of the sidewalk to the wrap around porch with railing.

                          • The southern exposure in spring shows the patio & deck for dances and play.

                            The southern exposure in spring shows the patio & deck for dances and play.

                          • Even the attic can be enjoyed for some quiet moments, or to watch sunsets.

                            Even the attic can be enjoyed for some quiet moments, or to watch sunsets.

                          • The Kitchen is fully equipped for small or large groups to use and for catering.

                            The Kitchen is fully equipped for small or large groups to use and for catering.

                          • For an extra fee, the annex has a well equipped kitchen. Amy Miller Photography

                            For an extra fee, the annex has a well equipped kitchen. Amy Miller Photography

                          • In the Annex is a roomy bunk bed to be shared by young or old as needed.

                            In the Annex is a roomy bunk bed to be shared by young or old as needed.

                          • The Annex has a spacious open living area and a sofa sleeper for overflow guests

                            The Annex has a spacious open living area and a sofa sleeper for overflow guests

                          • The Annex has a new wooden deck complete with sidewalk & ramp for accessibility.

                            The Annex has a new wooden deck complete with sidewalk & ramp for accessibility.

                          • The Granary can be used for a more Rustic Reception area for events and groups.

                            The Granary can be used for a more Rustic Reception area for events and groups.

                          • Serenity in unity.  Ken Doll Photography

                            Serenity in unity. Ken Doll Photography

                          • Wedding Ceremony Celebration at Sunset.  Ken Doll Photography

                            Wedding Ceremony Celebration at Sunset. Ken Doll Photography

                          • A peaceful scene on the grounds of the Country Estate. Come and see for yourself

                            A peaceful scene on the grounds of the Country Estate. Come and see for yourself

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                          Date last modified - Saturday, March 29, 2014

                          $325 - $395 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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