Elaine's Prairie Home: Country Living in the Flint Hills !

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Those who have been here know: Not much beats the tallgrass prairie in serene beauty. The Flint Hillls in east-central Kansas were never plowed, and now form the last remaining of America’s original “sea of grass” where hundreds of thousands of cattle roam almost like in the old days of the buffalo. The prairie offers stunning views as well as pastoral settings along its many creeks and rivers.

At the edge of the small town Matfield Green Elaine’s two-story home is available for weekenders and vacationers, or for an extended stay.
The house is idyllic and comfortable, restored with a good eye and with the wise use of original materials.
Filled with the work of regional artists and lots of books, this home is a wonderful getaway for artists and writers.

The two bedrooms and bathrooms, and the living and open kitchen are pleasantly furnished with well-chosen regional antiques. Two porches and a large and well-maintained garden allow for great comfort outdoors.

The tracks of the Santa Fe railroad are nearby. The house is located on the north side of town just off Highway #177, a National Scenic Byway.

Keywords: Two-story home, girlfriends get-away, artist retreat, books, art.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    A cast iron clawfoot tub fitted with a French shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house has ceiling fans in the living room, kitchen and each bedroom. All windows have screens, which allows the breeze to cool down the house in the evening/night. Bamboo shades keep the sun out during the day....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots and lots of interesting books!...moreless


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


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room seats at least 8 people....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in the driveway, next to the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Your cellphone has good reception in and around Elaine's Prairie Home...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free, internet. Fiber optic....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    A fully equipped kitchen and pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    A lovely deck with chairs and benches to take in the view of the hills to the east....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    On the southside of the house, just outside the kitchen, there is an intimite deck. The best spot to have your breakfast while enjoying the birds....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Cottonwood Falls, 20 minutes north, has a public swimming pool. Swimming is also possible in a section of Chase County state fishing Lake in Cottonwood Falls....moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rate
May 16 - Nov 28, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on a 2-night minimum.

A single night is a possibility for a $ 30. extra charge.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Necessary

Elaine's Prairie Home is located near Pioneer Bluffs, a ranch listed on the National list of Historic Places. Inside the 1908 main house on this beautiful property you'll find a gallery with extraordinary contemporary art. Also in Matfield Green you'll find The Bank art space where the coffee is always ready. Cottonwood Falls (just a short drive north) has nice shops and eating places on its handsome Broadway, with the iconic Chase County courthouse at its south corner. A fishing lake is nearby, so are rivers, creeks, and abundant wildlife. Hiking, biking, running, birdwatching -- it's all here.

Buffalo are reintroduced on the prairie in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 30 min. north of Elaine's Prairie Home. And the views of the prairie are mindblowing.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

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Speaks: english, dutch

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Lovely two-story home.

    Lovely two-story home.

  • Fascinating books and art in each room of Elaine's Prairie Home.

    Fascinating books and art in each room of Elaine's Prairie Home.

  • Intimate side deck

    Intimate side deck

VRBO #367577

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Elaine's Prairie Home: Country Living in the Flint Hills !

Matfield Green, KS, USA #367577

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