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Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center

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

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 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 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.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            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

          • 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. Wheelchair and crutches are also available, if needed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • 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

          • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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

          • Bedroom 6: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Attic room doubles as a sitting/play room w/ single Futon....moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

            Twin fold out beds can be set up separate or together for 2....moreless

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

            Annex:2 Baths,1 Queen, 2Bunks, Daybed/trundle,Queen Sofa ...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

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • 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

          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

              • Books:

                Private Collection...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

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

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Located in Basement of Country Estate....moreless

              • Games:

                Table Games for young and older guests...moreless

              • Television:

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

              • Toys:

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

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Enjoy the Midwestern wildlife, songbirds, wildflowers, and Flint Hills sunsets in quiet scenes around a family farm....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 40 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  • Clothes Dryer:

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

                  • Covered Parking:

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

                  • Fireplace:

                    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

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Internet:

                    Make needs known to Proprietor. WIFI access available as needed....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  • Living Room:

                    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

                  • Parking:

                    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

                  • 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

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    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

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip maker and electric percolators available to accommodate larger numbers of guests....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. Fully equipped kitchen with counter top and handheld appliances, bowls, trays, and utensils. Discuss with the Proprietor....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

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

                  • Freezer:

                    An upright unit in kitchen...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Microwave:

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

                  • Oven:

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

                  • Pantry Items:

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

                  • Refrigerator:

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

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holidays in the Flint Hills
                  Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,275
                  Spring Fling
                  Mar 14 - Apr 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,275
                  2015 Summer Stay & Play
                  Jun 29 - Aug 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $375 $395
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Cleaning Fee/post depart $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.


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


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                  Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manhattan Regional Airport, Manhattan, KS
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Puffy's Steakhouse
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Topeka, KS
                  24 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Station in Topeka, KS
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 70
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Subway

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Manager info

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

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

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

                  • 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.

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

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

                  • Here is a winter scene of the Country Estate from the Driveway.

                    Here is a winter scene of the Country Estate from the Driveway.

                  • A view of the prairie grass that surrounds the Keene Road Country Estate

                    A view of the prairie grass that surrounds the Keene Road Country Estate

                  • 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 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 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.

                  • This portable wrought iron gazebo can be moved to any spot for a Ceremony/Event.

                    This portable wrought iron gazebo can be moved to any spot for a Ceremony/Event.

                  • 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.

                  • 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.

                  • Another great location in the Attic for table conversation or games and puzzles!

                    Another great location in the Attic for table conversation or games and puzzles!

                  • 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.

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

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

                  • 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.

                  • 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 queen sofa sleeper for overflow.

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

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

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

                  • Wedding Ceremony Celebration at Sunset.  Ken Doll Photography

                    Wedding Ceremony Celebration at Sunset. Ken Doll Photography

                  VRBO #429285

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                  $300 - $395 per night (USD)
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                  6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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