Small, affordable, quiet, rural and easy going.
About Ian Martell
A resident of Eureka for 23 years, I am a life-long resident of Greenwood County, Kansas. Currently employed by the City of Eureka, it is my goal to help improve our rural Flint Hills community whenever I can. By offering this humble place to stay I hope to be able to showcase our peaceful way of life in small town rural America.
Ian Martell purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Ian Martell chose Eureka
I've been in Kansas all my life. Suffered through a lot of Wizard of Oz jokes but it's home.The Cottage was my Mother's home till she moved to assisted living. The Rental income helps pay her monthly expenses.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you are from anywhere other than small town America, the pace of life here will be unlike anything you have experienced. You will find this a friendly town where strangers say hi, give accurate directions and lend a hand if you need help. It's a place where when the UPS guy leaves a package on your front porch and it's still there when you get home from work. As evening settles in it's quiet enough to hear cows outside of town lowing to their calves and it's easy to pick out the unique sound of the gas engine on the oil well to the North of town. Long lines do not exist here. If I go to the bank drive in and there are more than two cars at the window I come back later. Safe, peaceful, quiet, that's Eureka. That's The Cottage.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This house was cute and quite. It was a no hassle check in. Close to the country club.
Good place in a small town
There were beers in the fridge and snacks in the cabinet. Downside was that the bed was a full vs something bigger but we knew that when we booked.
Weekend away riding gravel
This place was perfect for us. Plenty of space and a really easy to access but off of the beaten path place. Thank you!
The grand cottage of Eureka
I can't believe all the amenities this little cottage has to offer. Plenty of room to move around in, loaded kitchen even the frigidaire, the showerhead is amazing, and the bed was like a feather. All needed after the hard day of work I had.
Great place to stay in Eureka. The cottage is newly renovated and much nicer than we were expecting. Thanks for everything! We will be back.
Like a little house in a small town
If you want a place away from the big city, this is the one for you. Away from everything and not bad for a drive distance to the cities. If you want to know about the town, just visit the Museum. Amazing how to have the history of the town in sections.
Just a detail recommendation - make sure to leave instructions on the use tv remotes.
Eureka is located in the heart of cattle country in the midst of the renowned Tall Grass Prairie. Cowboy hats, boots, and spurs are still common here but not required attire. Small town rural America, Eureka could be described more by what it doesn't have. Characterized by the absence of crowds, noise, long lines, pollution, heavy traffic, and crime, Eureka is a quiet and safe place to stay.
Drive the hills Northwest of town and see cattle country little changed from the late 1800's. Plan your stay in April and you will be able watch as local ranchers burn the prairie on quiet spring evenings. These controlled burns renew the grass in a ritual reflecting nature that dates back literally thousands of years. Enjoy Party In The Park on the 4th of July in a town where almost all fireworks are still legal for the public to shoot.
Book in August and attend the Greenwood County PRCA sanctioned rodeo. Be here on the first Saturday in November and help us celebrate CattleMens Day with a parade, barbeque and more.
For some of the best fishing in the state, Lake Eureka, 5 mi North of town, is available with a valid Kansas fishing license. No local license is required to fish. A City license is required to ski or recreate upon the water other than fishing. Also close by, both Fall River and Toronto reservoirs are a 20-30 min. drive.
Or just kick back on the porch and enjoy the peace and quiet.