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Event Center for Weddings, Retreats, Birthday Parties and Family Reunions!

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manhattan barn description

Please see our other top rated VRBO listing if you require overnight accommodations:

The Scenic Valley property features a log barn we affectionately call “The Wooden Nickel.” The upstairs loft has a complete kitchen with two ranges and two refrigerators. The Wooden Nickel Event Center can serve up to 225 people for sit-down meal service using the loft and ground floor. While we do not have an on-site catering staff, we are happy to recommend several excellent caterers for your occasion.

Tables and chairs are included with rental of the Event Center; linens and tableware are extra. The downstairs area of the Wooden Nickel can seat up to 150 guests for video or multimedia presentations or music events. It’s big enough to house a half-court basketball court which converts to volleyball in just a couple of minutes.

Your wedding event, anniversary celebration, family reunion, birthday or graduation party, corporate meetings or any other special occasion should evoke memories you’ll cherish forever. We’d love to help you prepare for your social event, and we take pride in making sure every guest’s experience at Scenic Valley is unforgettable.

Please see our other top rated VRBO listing if you require overnight accommodations:

NOTE: Due to zoning and insurance restrictions, no alcohol is permitted anywhere on the Scenic Valley Inn premises.


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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Car Available
          • Chauffeur


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Valid Credit Card charged for 25% of total at time of booking....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We've had many fun birthday parties for children and teens. Adult surprise and planned parties are often booked here. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We are entirely wood out here with a very beautiful wooded setting. Ravines and one lane bridges are part of the beauty. NO ALCOHOL ON ENTIRE PROPERTY due to zoning and insurance regulations...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Provide your own crate/kennel for $15/night. You feed, water and exercise, we provide the shelter....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Can enter on ground floor and have 1 accessible bathroom...moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

          • Wooden Nickel Event Center


          • Scout groups, traveling sports teams, and sorority sisters have retreats here. We've even had bachelorette and bachelor parties. No alcohol on entire premises due to zoning regulations. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Has shower, sink and toilet...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Has toilet and sink...moreless

          • Two bathrooms one with shower, sink and toilet, the 2nd has a sink and toilet only....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Please call the owners to arrange your specially planned event. We provide the venue, you set up and clean up. Down Payment of 25% of total taken upon reservation completion. Cleaning fee may be charged....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Game room available on-site at the Scenic Valley Inn (VRBO listing for B&B guests only...moreless

              • Games:

                1/2 court basketball washer bago...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Wedding Receptions = $900 for 2 day rental. $80/hour Rehearsal Dinners, $35/hour for Bridal and Baby Showers, Per head fee for Barn Dance TBD by host. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Seating room for up to 150 guests using loft and ground floor with serving line on the main floor...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 40 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Fitness room available on-site at the Scenic Valley Inn (VRBO listing

                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Television w/ satellite...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    May use our purple and white tablecloths - you use - you launder and return the next day....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of parking - car pooling encouraged Only 4 space up at the Inn are 4 B&B guests All other events park at the barn...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    For dishwashing and drying only...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Only the owner allowed to start fires in the wood stove...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:


                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Some provided - but most caterers supply with food and beverage...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    It's a barn with a double sink by the refrigerators, manual operation. You dirty the dishes - - You do the dish-washing ;) And please clean up and return to the way you found it....moreless


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    Close by at Stagg Hill or Colbert Hills...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Event Grill for 70 people $15 or propane replacement tank...moreless



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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  All year
                  Jun 11 - Dec 31, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $245 $1,050
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  2014 rates are as follows:

                  • $900 for wedding receptions in the Event Center

                  • $600 for weddings in The Meadow

                  • $80/hr. for Corporate Meetings

                  • $35/hr for Wedding/Baby Showers

                  • $15/person for Sorority Orientation for over-nights

                  • $5.00/person for Barn Dances, Birthday Parties, etc

                  Please see our other top rated VRBO listing if you require overnight accommodations:

                  Please call innkeeper Diana Nickel to check availability and arrange payment. A valid credit card is required for the Down Payment for Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Barn Dances. Birthday and Bridal and Baby Showers/ Parties an hourly fee is charged.

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                  Last updated: 11/16/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manhattan Regional Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Colbert Hills and Stagg Hill
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fast Food & Other
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Tuttle Creek and Milford Lakes

                  Car: Necessary

                  We are 3 miles West of Manhattan on Scenic Drive, located in the beautiful Flint Hills of NorthEast Kansas. Manhattan, Kansas is 9 miles North of I-70 interstate. Kansas State University, Ft. Riley Military Base, and various museums are located in and around this historic area


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Paul and Diana Nickel were instrumental in designing and building the entire property of The Wooden Nickel Event Center and the Bed and Breakfast Scenic Valley Inn. We are Kansas State University graduates in Business and Human Ecology. We have lived in the Manhattan area since coming here in 1972 as juniors at K-State. We have raised 3 children here. Our sons are K-State grads also and our daughter is a Manhattan Christian College graduate. We have an ever expanding extended family with grandchildren who love coming to our home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Manhattan:
                  We chose to build our log home on this beautiful wooded property and designed the B&B purposefully to be a very homey atmosphere for families to share with us the blessing of living in such a fantastic community as Manhattan. We love the opportunity to provide a place of celebration for families during Wedding and Family Reunion Events. We are also a great respite away from busy lives in need of refreshing and contemplation. Our youngest son, Brian, was vital in the design details and participated in the construction of our B&B. Our oldest son, Jason, has creatively designed and maintains our web-site. Our daughter, Juliana, was an intricate part of helping us start the business in 2004 when she was 15 years old. Paul is a financial advisor full time and part time 'maintenance supervisor and parking director'. We are the epitome of a family business and have enjoyed working together to make this a vision and dream come true.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
                  'Out in the country but close to town.' Manhattan, Kansas is a great place to visit while you are at Scenic Valley Inn and The Wooden Nickel Event Center. It's just a quick 8 minute drive to K-State sporting events at Bramlage Coliseum, or Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Many outstanding restaurants and shopping experiences await guests in our unique but sophisticated community. Many part-time and full-time residents call it 'Manhappiness'! We enjoy hosting families for their first visit to Manhattan/Ft. Riley area whether touring for future 'Wildcats' or visiting families who are deploying or redeploying. Returning guests are welcomed back for Parents Weekends to Graduation Weekends. We are your home away from home headquarters. Our theme is 'Welcome Home to Scenic Valley Inn, You Won't Want To Leave.'

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • The Wooden Nickel Event Center

                    The Wooden Nickel Event Center

                  VRBO #552082

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $35 per night (USD)

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

                  View calendar: Updated 11/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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