Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- 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
- 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
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
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- Child's Highchair
- Living Room seats 40:
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- 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
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- 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
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Wonderful peaceful retreats
Wonderful peaceful retreats
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!
- Guest Church (Wichita, KS)
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Return to Better Times
Return to Better Times
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
- Guest ray w.
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Awesome family reunion at Keene Road Estates!
Awesome family reunion at Keene Road Estates!
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!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Family Reunion 2013
Family Reunion 2013
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.
- Guest Ashley (Lamar, MO)
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
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.
- Guest Diana S. (Great Bend, KS)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls 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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|Dog Days of Summer
Aug 1 - Aug 16
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Use of Annex/nt: $200
- Security for Events: $200
- Annex Cleaning: $50
- Cleaning Fee/2nts: $50
- Taxes Not included
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- 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
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.
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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Keene Road Country Estate & Conference Center on a summer day.
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 Holiday Celebration with Family and Friends in the Country Estate.
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 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 sports a wooden deck with a wonderful view of the Kansas sunsets.
The Country Estate used for a Wedding Ceremony. 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
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.
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.
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.
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 Granary can be used for a more Rustic Reception area for events and groups.
Serenity in unity. 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
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