Matfield Station North Unit - Lodging in the Scenic Kansas Flint Hills

You sent a message to this manager.


Last updated: 11/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Apartment, Queen bed, Twin sleeper sofa

Great lodging for travelers and vacationers, in the most beautiful part of the Flint Hills of Kansas, surrounded by the last remaining, original tallgrass prairie, never plowed. Three efficiency apartments, or 'casitas,' with views of the sunrise over the valley of the South Fork of the Cottonwood River.

Great for artist retreats, birdwatchers, hikers, trainwatchers, or just for peaceful weekend getaways, vacations, or sabbaticals. Built in 1924 by the Santa Fe Railroad, the bunkhouse is newly restored and comfortably furnished.

Just 50 feet from the BNSF tracks, this is a great place for viewing the trains. Restored by former Chicago architect Bill McBride, the building is well-insulated, air-conditioned, features radiant floor heating and all modern amenities.

Keywords: Studio-apartment, casita, Santa Fe Railroad, BNSF, Flint Hills, Artist Retreat, Train Watching, Hiking, Biking, Bird Watching, Running, Photography, Tallgrass Prairie, Chase County.


  • Build your best vacation ever

    From over 1 million rentals worldwide

  • Escape the confines of a hotel

    Enjoy the freedom of a vacation rental

  • Book with confidence

    Relax and enjoy your stay

  • Personalized experiences

    From online to on vacation

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your pets are welcome at Matfield Station!...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sleeper sofa is a twin....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Plus vanity and shelving.

Other Amenities

  • A porch in the front, a deck in the back. Great views from either outdoor sitting area. Air conditioning for your summer get-away and radiant floor heating for your winter-stay....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


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


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in a separate laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available in a separate laundry room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of space around Matfield Station....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Nearby Cottonwood Falls offers a nice public swimming pool....moreless



Write a review 5
from 1 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13.5%


We prefer a 2-night minimum.

However, a 1-night stay is possible for an additional $ 30.00 cleaning fee.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Please wait... Book with Confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 11/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


Car: Necessary

The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, The Bank Art Space, Train watching, Pioneer Bluffs (National Historic Site and community events); the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City is only 20 minutes north, tours twice a day; Cottonwood Falls has a State fishing lake with a section blocked off for swimming; Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls - open to visitors - is the oldest occupied courthouse still in function in Kansas; Horseback riding; Hiking on the prairie; Autotours; Birdwatching; Prairie burning in late March and April; Observing Prairie Chickens' mating dance in late March, April and early May.

Fun shops and great restaurants in nearby Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We (Bill and Julia McBride) moved to Matfield Green, Kansas from the city of Chicago in 2006. We are city folks having a blast in the country. We love it so much we had to share it with someone - so our son Luke was born in 2007. Now we want to share our country life with you

Why Matfield Green:
We purchased Matfield Station in 2001 after our second trip to Chase County, Kansas. The historic Santa Fe building was one good rain away from collapse and we couldn't stand to see that happen. Bill, the architect, worked with our friend Pat, the carpenter, to restore the building - with Julia (and our friend and partner Karl Rohlich) cheering on the project. Bill and Julia lived at Matfield Station while we built our house just 400 feet away. We love the views, the open space, the fresh air, the horses across the road, the sunsets, and the wind on the prairie - and we know you will too.

Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch



VRBO #604878

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch
Send email
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 11/19/2015
Please wait... Book with Confidence Guaranteed and secure Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Matfield Station North Unit - Lodging In The Scenic Kansas Flint Hills

Matfield Green #604878

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 3

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.