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Frontier Store House - with a Historic Cabin Inside the Inviting Home…

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Lovely historic home along Scenic Byway in the Flint Hills in Matfield Green.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Built between Scenic By-way #177 and the BNSF tracks the Frontier Store House in Matfield Green is as peaceful as can be. It started as a log cabin in 1868. Town “developer” David Mercer, after whom a nearby creek was named, built it and ran a frontier store and post office; a few years later, a stone room was added. Both the log cabin and stone room were preserved when, in the late 1880s, a two-story addition was created.

After having stood empty for more than 40 years, the Frontier Store House was beautifully restored and renewed, and became a comfortable very well insulated family retreat and guest house.
Only steps away from the tallgrass prairie and open range cattle country, this home away from home is perfect for long weekends and vacations.

Ready for a Flint Hills adventure? The tallgrass prairie surrounding Matfield Green is a national treasure worth discovering. Just north of the little town you will find Pioneer Bluffs historic ranch and The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is 20 miles north in Strong City. Cottonwood Falls is also worth your visit; check out the historic courthouse and don't forget to climb the stairs to the old jail. West of Cottonwood Falls you'll find Chase State Fishing Lake.
A wonderful daytrip is a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS. Lots of informative displays and educational exhibits and a great short film about the Flint Hills will keep you captive. Just follow # 177 north.

You'll find restaurants and groceries in Strong City and Cottonwood Falls as well as in El Dorado and Emporia.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

 

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A one-night stay is possible for an additional $ 30.00.


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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wichita Mid Continental Airport

Car: Necessary

Frontier Store House is located in Matfield Green, Kansas, a tiny and energetic creative community on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177 Highway. Local attractions include two art galleries that feature regional and contemporary art and the historic Pioneer Bluffs ranch that hosts regular events, workshops and lectures. Nearby Cottonwood Falls and Strong City boast restaurants, shopping and museums, as well as the iconic Chase County Courthouse. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (a half-hour drive from Matfield Green) is a continuous 10,000+ acre grassland that maintains year-round hiking trails, nature trails and educational tours for the entire family about this unique ecosystem. Other nearby attractions include: a fishing lake, rivers, creeks, abundant wildlife, hiking, biking, driving tours, birdwatching, stargazing and all the daydreaming you can do.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990


Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch

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  • Lovely historic home along Scenic Byway in the Flint Hills in Matfield Green.

    Lovely historic home along Scenic Byway in the Flint Hills in Matfield Green.

  • New Years Day 2013!

    New Years Day 2013!

  • Jacuzzi bath tub on 2nd floor.

    Jacuzzi bath tub on 2nd floor.

  • Living, dining and kitchen

    Living, dining and kitchen

  • Queen bed in the original stone room, built in the 1860's.

    Queen bed in the original stone room, built in the 1860's.

  • The fully equipped cozy kitchen.

    The fully equipped cozy kitchen.

  • Bedroom on the second floor, queen bed. En suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub.

    Bedroom on the second floor, queen bed. En suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub.

  • The open range is just around the corner.

    The open range is just around the corner.

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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
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