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Wide and Endless Views from a Private Hilltop in the Flint Hills

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True Prairie Home, nestled in the Flint Hills, surrounded by a sea of grass.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom + Den, Sleeps 4-6

Settled far out in the Tallgrass Prairie of the rolling Flint Hills, with wide and endless views in all directions from a private hilltop, the True Prairie Home stands up to its name. In all seasons the house is surrounded by the magnificent and unique sea of grass. More than half of the year, the grasslands present the black dots of roaming cattle, everywhere. In late March / early April, the winter grasses are burned, with the prairie fires and their black earth aftermath a sight to see—the more so when knowing the young grasses will sprout up immediately after and color the rejuvenated prairie in fabulous greens. From the house, the prairie opens up a large pasture to hikers, painters, photographers, and dreamers. On all four sides the house has inviting porches for lazy gazing, reading and, again, for dreaming away…
All rooms in the True Prairie Home, which was custom built by local craftsmen from native limestone blocks, have huge windows which frame the natural art of the prairie. Handmade walnut doors, cabinets, floors, and staircase, complement the extensive interior stonework. The ample wall space and soaring ceilings provide a backdrop for the truly great, original art collected by the owners. The style presents a tasteful blend of the old days with contemporary design. On the first floor the living area is centered around a beautiful twenty foot stone wall and fireplace; the kitchen is fully equipped with tasteful materials and modern appliances; and the rustic dining table seats eight. The master bedroom features an interior stone wall, a large adjoining bath, and French doors opening to the expansive porch. On the second floor, you will find another large bedroom, bath, and a spacious den; complete with Western art and a queen size leather sleeper sofa.

And everywhere you look, the setting will take your breath away and stay in your soul…
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913 522 2659

Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    This bedroom features a native stone interior wall...moreless

  • Bedroom 2nd floor: 1 queen

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    A large bathroom on the 2nd floor between bedroom and den...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    On the 1st floor...moreless

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    A native stone wall surrounds the soaker tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Nearby places to visit: Tallgrass National Preserve in Strong City, just north from Highway 50. Sharps Creek Road circles south to Matfield Green, where you'll find Pioneer Bluffs Historic Ranch and The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs as well as The Bank Art Space. Both are open Friday through Sunday (closed in the winter). Cottonwood Falls offers The Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery. Restaurants are in both Cottonwood Falls and Strong City. Cottonwood Falls features a historic Courthouse and several nice shops. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo:

    A CD player is available...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TV's with a few free channels through the antenna. 2-3 GB of data will be provided for a 2 night stay which will allow limited streaming. For additional data, please use you cell phone...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by hills with prairie grasses...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A rustic dining table seats 8 persons...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Stone fireplace wall....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Due to the remote location, internet access is limited. A Jet pack provides 2 to 3 GB for a 2 day stay. For internet access beyond that, we suggest you use a hot spot on your cell phone....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

    The kitchen is fully equipped, has tasteful materials and modern appliances, as well as handmade floor to ceiling walnut cabinets....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The gas range features a stone wall and stainless commercial range hood...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    On all four sides of the house you'll find decks and porches to take in the endless views in all directions....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$290
$1,740

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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About: Although we are both now retired, we have had long careers; Jerry in the area of city planning and Deb in educational psychology. We now have more time to devote to our interests in history, design, and environmental preservation.

Why Bazaar, KS, USA:
We first came to the Flint Hills about 20 years ago and, like most people, we were immediately mesmerized by it. Although we lived in Kansas City, we found we were being constantly drawn back to the prairie and Cottonwood Falls. After several years of weekend trips here, we realized we definitely needed a more permanent place in the Flint Hills to live. That realization began a long search lasting several years for an historic stone house to renovate. When this search did not result in any possibilities we decided to find the perfect site for its view of the land and build a home - but to construct it with an old stone exterior. We purchased an old stone barn for its beautiful stone and in 2006 the project began. Today we have our perfect getaway home for long or short stays, enjoyed by just ourselves or our friends, or by our five children and their friends. We have already enjoyed a family Thanksgiving here, celebrating with over 30 family members. Also, we have had one wonderful wedding here with the guests dancing far into the warm, star-filled summer night. Visitors have never forgotten their time here as it makes an indelible mark on their souls. Many have returned again and again for the raw beauty of the vistas in every direction, the serene quiet, and, of course, the spectacular sunsets.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • True Prairie Home, nestled in the Flint Hills, surrounded by a sea of grass.

    True Prairie Home, nestled in the Flint Hills, surrounded by a sea of grass.

  • The rustic dining table seats 8.

    The rustic dining table seats 8.

  • The wrap around porch allows many options for prairie viewing.

    The wrap around porch allows many options for prairie viewing.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • True Prairie Home with porches on all four sides of the house

    True Prairie Home with porches on all four sides of the house

  • View from the porches

    View from the porches

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Sunset in The Flint Hills

    Sunset in The Flint Hills

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

VRBO #639587

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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