About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
8 Acres Of Tallgrass Prairie With Two Cottages, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
Prairieside Cottage is an idyllic family-friendly retreat nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas. It is located in the tiny and energetic creative community of Matfield Green. The property is adjacent to town and privately situated with 8 acres of beautiful tallgrass prairie beside the cottage. Stargazers will delight in the rural location of Prairieside Cottage which has spectacular night skies within a truly dark site for astronomical observation.
Nature lovers, artists and vacationers looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway will enjoy Prairieside Cottage. The main house features a full kitchen, dining room, living room, office space, bedroom and bathroom (with a deep soaking tub), as well as a custom loft space that is perfect for reading and dreaming.
The second bedroom is in a semi-private office that has a comfortable full-size futon. The office room is separated from the main space with a curtain. The property also has a quaint one-room studio building that can be used as an artist’s or writer’s studio.
Families and children are welcome. Nature walks are possible on the property, which hosts abundant wildlife and a variety of plants and grasses. Trains run close by, art galleries are just around the corner, the sky is a constantly beautiful canvas, and there are many local attractions and historical sites to explore in the area.
The cottage is newly remodeled and welcomed the first guests in May 2014.
Prairieside Cottage was featured on DesignSponge in May 2017: http://www.designsponge.com/2017/05/a-little-cottage-on-the-prairie.html
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- Apr 13, 2018
About Chris Akers
We are frequent visitors to the Flint Hills region, and we are now putting down roots of our own in a place we love.
Chris Akers purchased this Cottage in 2013
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Great place and had everything I needed and then some. Quiet, lots of character, great library.
Amazeballs. Thanks for this place. I will be back!
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Prairieside Cottage. It is very tastefully decorated. The overall design is original, and beautiful. The library is enviable, and it was fun to peruse while listening to the distant whistle of a train. We look forward to returning!
A winter weekend in the Prairieside Cottage
This place has a lot of character and looks exactly as depicted. Located in the small community of Matfield Green, the cottage feels isolated as it is blocked by trees near the front entrance and a field behind. The interior is well-done and clean. I stayed for a long weekend in January when the temperatures dipped to the single digits: this cottage remained toasty warm. Bring provisions: the closest grocery store is about 20 minutes away. Eggs in the refrigerator were a nice touch - there is a chicken coop located on the property (abandoned for the winter?), and I'm not sure if those eggs were local or not.
This property was a great stay, and I'll be sure to book again in the spring or early summer.
Cozy home, great library and kitchen.
We stayed between Christmas and New Year's with our family. It was peaceful and relaxing!
Perfect fall getaway!
Absolutely perfect. Secluded. Nature sounds. Stocked with extra blankets, toilet paper, hair dryer, coffee, salt/pepper, pots and pans and so much more! We will back! XO!
Away from City Lights
The cottage was very spacious - enough for two adults - and super clean. The washer and dryer was extremely convenient and the kitchen was well stocked. While we brought reading material, it wasn't really necessary at the collection in the cottage is varied and interesting.
The surroundings were peaceful, and we were lulled to sleep by hooting owls, howling coyotes and the distant rumble of trains from a nearby track. At night, the cottage is engulfed in nearly 100% darkness as there is minimal light pollution, making the stars really pop out at night.
A few suggestions to the owner/manager would be to label the controls on the wall for the lights and the ceiling fans. Also, while the internet is a great tool for researching local information sometimes it's not up to date, so perhaps a binder with local information regarding restaurants and shops with hours, and insights on what maybe only the locals know about would be helpful.
Otherwise, this was a great place to stay and immerse yourself. It's always difficult to return to the city after visiting Prairieside Cottage and the Flint Hills.
Prairieside Cottage is located in Matfield Green, Kansas, a tiny and energetic creative community on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177 Highway. Local attractions include two art galleries that feature regional and contemporary art and the historic Pioneer Bluffs ranch that hosts regular events, workshops and lectures. Nearby Cottonwood Falls and Strong City boast restaurants, shopping and museums, as well as the iconic Chase County Courthouse. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (a half-hour drive from Prairieside Cottage) is a continuous 10,000+ acre grassland that maintains year-round hiking trails, nature trails and educational tours for the entire family about this unique ecosystem. Other nearby attractions include: a fishing lake, rivers, creeks, abundant wildlife, hiking, biking, driving tours, birdwatching, stargazing and all the daydreaming you can do.
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