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Come to Ashland 'Where a Lifestyle is Worth Sharing'.
The Erickson House Retreat includes many unique structural enhancements, southwestern decorative trim, as well as some of Victor Erickson's original works of art and furnishings that he built from scratch. We were honored to be able to buy the property from Mr. Erickson in 2012. He now lives in Colorado where he operates his Ghost Town Art Gallery. We enjoy showing the features of the home to those that wish to make contact with us in advance.
The home includes 2 master bedrooms located at opposite ends of the home for privacy. The east master bedroom includes 1 queen sized bed, 1 single bed and sectional couch with electric massage settings. There is also a desk for writing. Next to the east bedroom is a laundry room with new washer, dryer, deep freeze, shower and toilet.
The west master bedroom features 1 queen sized Aspen log 4 post bed, love seat and desk for writing. Opening from the west bedroom is a full 4 piece bathroom.
The private middle bedroom features 1 queen sized lower bed and 1 single bunk bed on the upper level.
The home includes a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, stove with oven, dishwasher, disposal, microwave over and other appliances.
The dining room includes a custom built cedar dining table and cow hide upholstered chairs, all made by Victor Erickson.
The living room includes western décor, love seat, leather couch, wood stove and television with a wide selection of videos.
There is a private deck area to the rear of the home with more custom built log furniture and a gas grill for cooking out.
There is covered parking in the carport area for 2 vehicles and extra seating for those that wish to enjoy outdoor conversations.
A metal shop building is available for short term storage of motorcycles, ATVs or other valuable equipment.
The $100 damage - cleaning deposit will be used to return the home to the same condition as it was prior to your arrival. This includes washing bedding, towels and other items, vacuuming floors, cleaning sinks and other fixtures, putting items away, removing trash and other debris. We want your experience to be relaxing and the premises to be neat, clean and orderly.
The home features 2 master bedrooms, with one on each end of the house for privacy.
The East master bedroom features 1 queen sized bed, 1 twin sized bed, a sectional couch (with electric massage) and an office area. This bedroom is next to the laundry - 3/4 bath room that services the east end of the home.
The West master bedroom features 1 queen sized bed on a custom made 4 post, Aspen log bed set. It also includes a love seat and private offices area. The main full of the home is accessible from the West master bedroom or hallway.
The Middle bedroom provides 1 queen sized bed on the bottom and 1 twin sized bed on the top bunk. It is conveniently located near the main full bathroom that services the west portion of the home. ...moreless
East Bathroom - Laundry Area: toilet, shower
Features new shower, as well as a washer and dryer and sink....moreless
The Erickson House Retreat is very popular for motorcyclists, hunters, outdoors enthusiasts and others that are looking for adventure in the Southwest. ...moreless
Two televisions, DVD players and a selection of DVDs are available. ...moreless
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This home is located in the quaint community of Ashland, Kansas which is the county seat of Clark County. Friendly people and safe vacationing are what draw many people to Kansas and the Red Hills. ...moreless
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The dining area features a custom made red cedar dining table, chairs and bench built by former owner and artisan Victor Erickson. ...moreless
Seating for 5 people
A detached shop building is available if needed for parking motorcycles, ATVs or other valuable equipment. ...moreless
Cell phone service is available through most carriers at the home. ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
The kitchen was customized by former owner and artisan Victor Erickson. ...moreless
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located at 213 West 12th in Ashland, Kansas is the historic Erickson House Retreat.
This is a one of a kind property that was remodeled by artist, singer and cowboy Victor Erickson. His band Let'R Buck performs in Colorado and other areas. They recently cut another new song at their sound studio in Wiley, Colorado.
The home includes many unique structural enhancements, southwestern decorative trim, as well as some of his original works of art and furnishings that he built from scratch. We were honored to be able to buy the property from Mr. Erickson in 2012. We enjoy showing the features of the home to those that wish to make contact with us in advance.
The home is available for short term rental for use in family gatherings, rodeos, weekend retreats, hunting trips or just to get away for a vacation in the beautiful Red Hills area of Southwest Kansas.
There is much to see and do in the Gyp Hills area of Kansas. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of this remarkable area of the Sunflower State.
Many come to the area to enjoy nature by visiting the Big Basin Prairie Preserve, or Clark State Fishing Lake while others enjoy the history of the area in establishments such as Buster's in Sun City as featured on Hatteberg's People TV.
Golfers may want to try the 9-hole 'Ashland' course at the Ashland Country Club facility in Ashland, Kansas. It features 3,185 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 70.2 and it has a slope rating of 121. The Ashland golf course opened in 1980.
Come down to spend a few days or a week and see what life is supposed to be like. While the ownership of the Hardesty House has recently changed the welcoming atmosphere of Ashland is still the same.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Dave Rose established vacation homes in Kansas and Colorado, through Red Hills Property, LLC, in an effort to help those that wish to travel and enjoy scenic areas of those states. He wanted to provide people with a warm, family friendly place to stay. After spending a number of years on the road, he saw the importance of getting off the beaten path and enjoying life.
Dave and his sons joined United Country Real Estate in December 2006 with an office in Salina, Kansas. In April 2007 they opened their office in Coldwater, Kansas. In 2009 they added auction services to their operation. In February 2012 Dave had the honor of receiving the national 2011 Holcombe Award for exemplary management performance as an Area Vice President in service to United Country Real Estate. He was recognized in March 2014 with the 2013 Holcombe Award, joining a select few that have won the award twice during their management careers.
Prior to joining United Country Dave worked for Farm Bureau Financial Services as a Regional Claims Manager for 17 years, retiring in 2003. He managed claims offices in Salina, Osborne, Concordia and Manhattan. Prior to working for Farm Bureau, he enjoyed 8 years of service to our country in the US Navy aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS Scamp SSN-588 and on recruiting duty in Western Colorado.
He started a family owned and operated real estate business in 2003. In 2006 the small company was recognized as an Emerging Business of the Year and was nominated for the Plains Spirit Award by the Kansas Small Business Development Center. In June 2007 Governor Sebelius and the Kansas Department of Commerce recognized the company for the Business Achievement Award for service. The company was featured in a number of articles in the Salina Journal, Boston Globe, Yahoo News Technology section, on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers.
We hope you enjoy the Erickson House Retreat and come back soon!!
Why the Owner Chose Ashland: The Erickson House Retreat provides a great get away in a very unique setting. This house was remodeled in a very unique way to be able to provide separate living areas in three areas of the home. The living room is open to the dining area and large enough for small groups of visitors. The west master bedroom area includes a desk for writing, a love seat for lounging and reading. The east master bedroom includes another desk for work or writing projects and three beds to sleep up to four guests. The large private deck on the back of the home is a favorite place for cookouts or just relaxing with a cold beverage at the home made table, chairs and bench.
Ashland is a small town of about 870 people, but with lots of warmth and charm. As quoted on the City of Ashland website: 'Whether you are just passing through or looking for a place to call home you will find it in Ashland. The community offers a sense of family, a commitment to service and a slower lifestyle in one of the most beautiful settings in Kansas. Travel the red hills, stop in and visit with the local merchants on our historic Main Street and chat with the locals. Hunting or fishing more to your liking. Ashland has both with a large population of deer and Clark State Lake. Take some time and allow us to show you a lifestyle worth sharing.'
Being able to come to town and grab breakfast or lunch at the Ranch House Café or a formal dinner at the historic Hardesty House Hotel and then return to very homey place to rest and relax is what a vacation retreat is supposed to be!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Come to Ashland and see what rural America is really like! It will be like stepping back in history to a better time and place!
Take some time to watch a glorious sunset or drive north through the beautiful Red Hills to Clark County State Fishing Lake for some fishing, hiking or shooting photographs. Hunt the 10,000 acres of Walk-In Hunting areas nearby.
Make new friends or renew old acquaintances. Leave relaxed and refreshed again!!
Guests that have stayed in our vacation retreats have shared comments such as: “We found the home to very comfortable and loved the décor.” Paul E. “We very much enjoyed your beautiful house. It worked great for us all. Thank you.” Amy R. “Loved the lodge look and the way we could all fit into one place! Thanks for having it available so we could enjoy our parents, grandparents and great grandparent’s anniversary!” Debbie L. “House was great! Hope to see you soon!” Troy B. “Its always great visiting with you in any of your houses and this one really is top notch. “ Terry P. “Dave we have had the best time in a very long time. For someone to turn their home over to strangers, has the best heart there is. Thank you so much for your hospitality.” Lynne H. “ I love you guys & appreciate every little thing you do.” Tavi P. “Really enjoyed your place, hope we can use it again. We had a great time!” Gloria R. “I just wanted to tell you that my stay was very enjoyable, not only was the property fitting to my business needs, but due to people like you… I hope we cross paths again.” Stan C.
We hope that you can come enjoy one or more of our vacation retreats in Kansas and Colorado.
Come as a stranger, but leave as a friend!