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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The StoneHouse at Prairiewood is a fully restored, fully modernized limestone estate. One of the most unique properties in the region, this was originally the Farmsted of Sam Kimble – one of the early settlers to the Manhattan area. With construction beginning in 1860, the hand-hewn timbers that roof this limestone complex were crafted before the Civil War! Today, the main house of this estate is available to rent for accommodations. Fully renovated in 2014, this property features unsurpassed elegance in its amenities, while celebrating the heritage of its past by leaving many of the original elements exposed: originally milled rafters, hand-hewn timbers, ancient limestone walls, wide-plank wood floors (with original square-head nails!), and antique walnut trim.
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(785) 537-9999 (Kansas, USA)
Member since: 2010
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
2-Night minimum stay on Weekends, rates are reduced for additional nights, full rate information can be viewed at www.prairiewood. com
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We fell in love with the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie when we each came to Manhattan to attend K-State. Now, some 20 years later after graduating from KSU, we have made the Flint Hills our home - and Prairiewood our labor of love. Together with our 3 children, we enjoy the charm of Manhattan living, KSU sports, and the great outdoors of this special place.
Why the Owner Chose Manhattan, KS, USA:
The dream and vision for Prairiewood began over 10 years ago. It all started with a simple vision for saving some of the native tallgrass prairie landscape in and around Manhattan, Kansas. Along the way, we became more and more compelled by the idea of using the prairie to provide a place where the values of the land can find their way into the hearts and souls of its visitors–a place where the senses are awakened, perspective is renewed, and imagination is inspired. We have worked diligently over the past five years to bring together all the pieces for such a place. We have acquired land surrounded by native prairie ecology, created exquisite accommodations and meeting space, blazed miles of walking trails, and assembled a staff of tremendous individuals. Now, after officially opening in January of 2010, the next chapter of our story is just beginning... Prairiewood is now a unique property set aside specifically as a prairie preserve to be offered for special events and uncommon lodging accomodations. Whether an individual seeking a place to rest and renew, a couple seeking a romantic get-away, a small friends group looking for a unique and inspiring place to meet, or a board-of-directors requiring a state-of-the-art meeting room, Prairiewood won't disappoint. From our first-class, carefully appointed accommodations to our world class guest service, everything at Prairiewood has been thoughtfully assembled to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The StoneHouse is very versatile. It is intentionally intimate, unusually private, and thoroughly welcoming. While just next to town, there is feeling of being a million miles away. The prairie has a subtle yet profound beauty that tends to calm our nerves and inspire our dreams. We always feel refreshed after spending time there, whether waking the trails or sipping coffee in the sun room. We take great pleasure in sharing this very special place which we so love.
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Native limestone buildings and terraces nestled into the country hillside.
Oversized, salt-water hot tub for both summer and winter use.
False Blue Indigo, cut from the surrounding native prairie, in the foreground.
48' professional style range imported from Italy.
Up-lit, vaulted ceilings are revealed through the original rafters.
Spacious bedrooms abound.
Farmhouse style with modern amenities.
Marble encased, two-person soaker tub with double shower heads.
Luxuriously appointed bathrooms, each with a unique design and furnishings.
Patio sits adjacent to courtyard and hot tub for outdoor gathering.
A short drive from the StoneHouse, Walnut Pond offers trails and picnic area.
And Walnut Pond fishing...
Original 1860 historic details abound on the exterior buildings.
Farmhouse stye kitchen is ideal for gathering and for preparing meals...
An oversized porcelain sink, and 'ice box' refrigerator give nod to a past era.
Original timbers, rafters, and wide plank wood floors all tell of another era.
Traditional foyer outfitted as a perfect reading nook.
Spa-style treatment in the bathrooms, each with a two person, deep-soaker tub.
Sunlit bedrooms invite lingering a little longer in the mornings...
Plushly appointed bedrooms designed to calm nerves and renew spirits.
Large armoires harken back to another day in another time.
The spring pool and courtyard are idyllic for gathering and small ceremonies
And Walnut Pond kayaking...
The StoneHouse's surrounding native tallgrass prairie backdrop in full bloom.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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