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This 17 room Colonial Estate is charmingly decorated throughout, and features a large kitchen and utility room with new appliances, large outdoor grill, fire pits, wrap around porch, sunset deck, large patio, pond, walking trail, four or more 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 group.
There is a playground area for preschool to pre-teens, as well as a game room in basement for older kids of all ages...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
There is an area outside that may be used for smoking, if necessary....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
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. Wheelchair and crutches are also available, if needed....moreless
6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Master Bedroom: 1 king
Also has a step in closet and beautiful sunrise view...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. Two twin air mattresses, and 1 Queen air mattresses are also available in the Country Estate, if needed. Two rooms in the attic can also be used as sleeping rooms, if the tables are moved to accommodate the air mattresses. Guests can bring their own cots if they prefer to sleep above the floor, if air mattresses are used. ...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
Bathroom 4 in Annex: toilet, tub, shower
Extra fee for the Annex: large bath off the Master Bedroom...moreless
Bathroom 5 in Annex: toilet, shower
Extra fee for the Annex:Hall entry Bath shared by 2 bedrooms...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
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
Limited viewing options at this time on Large screen TV with Antenna...moreless
Table Games, Puzzles, and Cards are available for all ages to enjoy. There are a few outdoor activities as well....moreless
Limited to family and childrens' videos and DVD's....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Enjoy the Midwestern wildlife, songbirds, wildflowers, and Flint Hills sunsets in quiet scenes around a family farm....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Multiple rooms on two floors of the Country Estate are furnished with dining tables and chairs for dining and entertaining. Seating for about 72 inside, and 300 or more outside, as weather permits....moreless
Seating for 40 people
Window units and ceiling fans are used when the season requires it....moreless
Both Country Estate & Annex have electric dryers....moreless
Buggy port and 3 walled structure available for covered parking, if needed. Make needs known to Proprietor....moreless
Electric insert fireplaces in the Country Estate and in the Annex....moreless
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Exercise equipment is available for both inside and outdoor use. Discuss needs with Proprietor, please....moreless
Propane heat in the Country Estate; an Electric Heat Pump in the Annex. Space heaters available as needed....moreless
Make needs known to Proprietor. WIFI access available as needed....moreless
Iron & Board
Visitors may choose to bring their own towels and sheets, but towels, pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters are available....moreless
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. Annex also has a comfortable living room in an open design...moreless
Circle graveled driveway and fence/framed area by Annex, but larger field area available to accommodate large event guest parking....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
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
Visitors may choose to bring their own towels. Discuss needs with Proprietor, please....moreless
High Efficiency Washer & Dryer available for use in both the Country Estate & Annex....moreless
Local caterers are available from off-site locations. Caterers are invited to use the facilities, and may back vehicle up to back dock to unload....moreless
Drip maker and electric percolators available to accommodate larger numbers of guests....moreless
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. Fully equipped kitchen with counter top and handheld appliances, bowls, trays, and utensils. Discuss with the Proprietor....moreless
Under the counter unit in the Country Estate. None in the Annex....moreless
2015 Summer Stay & Play Jun 29 - Aug 28, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$395 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$99
Cleaning Fee/post depart$50
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.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1949
About: This recently renovated, charming Country Estate was purchased by my grandparents in 1949 to expand their farmland. As a lifelong Topekan, I like to share this special place with others. This home has been modernized and updated over the past several years, and is waiting to be enjoyed by families and groups looking to escape from the chaos of daily life, and relax in a comfortable, yet spacious 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 from this Country Estate.
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