Wayman House - Large, Beautiful, Historic Home Close to E.S.U & Downtown(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bed, 2.5 Ba 2200 SF Sleeps 2-14, beautifully restored
**REDUCED Rate for parties of 4 or less! Thank you.
This beautiful, historic, spacious home was built in 1901 by one of Lyon County's pioneers, Will Wayman. Within walking/stumbling distance of ESU, Emporia's downtown, the starting point for DK200, the DK200 block party and the Glass Blown Open block party! The main floor is a wonderful GATHERING SPACE for family and friends. New kitchen and spacious living, dining and foyer offer plenty of space to get together. There is a 1/2 bath and full sized sofa sleeper on main floor. The upstairs boasts 3 spacious bedrooms (1KG and 2QN beds), 2 full baths and a laundry/utility room (1FULL bed). Bonus space is a 400+ SF finished dormer attic that offers an additional (4TWIN beds). Home has been completely restored inside to bring out its historic charm, yet a nod has been given to modern conveniences. 1 KG; 2 QN beds; 1 Full; 4 Twins; 1 Full sofa sleeper; (there are also areas where cots or air mattresses could be added). Beautifully remodeled kitchen offers flexibility to prepare your own meals with all the kitchen basics provided. We offer grocery service so that you may have food in the house when you arrive. Bbq grill, Four TV's with Directv, NFL Sunday ticket, Roku and Free Wi-Fi. Premium quality linens will pamper you. HE front loading Washer/Dryer, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board. Ample parking in rear driveway.
Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Coffee Maker:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Glass Blown Open
Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Dirty Kanza 200
May 29 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $89
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic home on a brick street in Emporia, Kansas Conveniently located within walking distance of the up-and-coming downtown black/gold district (3 blocks) and ESU campus (5 blocks) There are numerous food and beverage options including Asian, Sushi, Mexican, Pubs, BBQ, Cafes, coffee shops, a bakery and a chocolate shop. There are also many shopping options, several fitness facilities, a video store and a grocery store.
Emporia is the heart of the Flint Hills, the National Teacher's Hall of Fame, the founding city of Veterans' Day and the host city of the extreme gravel endurance race, the Dirty Kanza 200.
The historic Granada Theatre has been fully restored and is a popular venue for concerts, comedy shows, special events, weddings and receptions. Check their web site for performances and contact information at http://emporiagranada.com.
The Emporia Arts Council, next door to the Granada Theater offers local artist exhibits and events. Have you own creative itch, sign up for one of the many classes they offer throughout the year.
Emporia State University (NCAA Division II) offers the opportunity to take in a Hornet sporting event or a theater or musical performance.
The following are also within walking distance of the property: Lyon County Public Library; Lyon County Historical Museum; Red Rocks, Home of William Allen White family; Schmidt Museum of Natural History (on ESU campus)
David Traylor Zoo, in Soden's Grove Park, is free to the public. Meander through the beautiful gardens and view the animals. During summer months, Emporia Sertoma Club offers train rides for $0.50. Walk across the street to the All Veteran's Memorial and the Historic Soden's Bridge over the Cottonwood River.
Emporia Aquatic Center offers a place to cool off and spend those hot summer days. The zero entrance pool is perfect for kids of all ages. Relax on the Lazy River, run through the sprinklers or zip down the water slides.
Flint Hills Mall offers shopping, a nail salon and an 8-plex movie theater.
For the outdoors type, Melvern Lake and John Redmond Lake are within 20 miles. They offer biking and horseback trails, fishing and water sports. There are also bike trails at Camp Alexander just 8 miles East.
The Flint Hills was just recently named one of the top 20 places to see the sunset before you die. Wander away from town and check that off your bucket list!!
The Flint Hills are also home to the only remaining Tall Grass Prairies in North America (just this 4% remains). Tall Grass Prairie National Park is just 16 miles West and 2 miles North of Emporia. At certain times of the year you can see the majestic fires across the horizon as the tall grasses are burned.
Several neighboring small towns offer great food and history. Strong City, just 15 miles away, boasts Ad Astra restaurant and neighboring Cottonwood Falls boasts the a town square with brick streets surrounding the historic Chase County Court House. The Grand Central Hotel offers quaint rooms and a first rate dining experience, perfect for a quick weekend getaway.
Emporia is located right off of Interstate 35 and the Kansas Turnpike. Approximate Driving Times:
Topeka - 45 min
Wichita - 90 min
Lawrence or Manhattan - 60 min
Kansas City - 2 hours
Tulsa - 3 hours
Oklahoma City - 3.5 hours
Emporia and the surrounding communities offer you a peaceful pace and friendly faces. Come see for yourself!
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: I'm a retired naval officer and licensed engineer with a passion for taking something ugly and making it beautiful. The pic above shows my husband and me before a Tough Mudder. Sums us up, 'go big or go home.'
Why the Owner Chose Emporia, KS, USA:
Blame it on HGTV Rehab Addict - I became interested in older homes. After toying with the idea for a while and looking at many homes, I found this one. From the pictures it looked like it had awesome potential. Touring it, I found those treasures I was looking for, original, unpainted moldings, pocket doors, french doors, stamped plaster, hardwood floors. Where others saw filth and smelled pets, I saw potential. My husband, daughter and I spent four months making this something we are proud of and would live in ourselves.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Main floor boasts brand new kitchen, spacious dining room, living room and foyer. Perfect for a big family get together or small reception. Within walking distance of Emporia Main Street events, shops, restaurants and Emporia State University. Folding tables and chairs for gatherings available upon request
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The beautiful Wayman House was built in 1901!
Beautiful leaded glass windows have been professionally restored.
Living room. Has pocket & french doors to close off if sleeping in there.
Beautiful custom table. Small table/chairs can be moved from foyer to seat 12.
Barstools can be lowered and brought in for additional seating.
New kitchen, with all the necessities for your stay.
Wizard of Oz Suite: KING bed, on-suite bath and closet.
Veteran's Day Suite: Queen bed, closet, dresser and dressing table.
Dirty Kanza Suite: Queen bed, dresser, chest and closet.
Large utility room with HE W/D, ironing board, iron and full bed.
3 of 4 twin beds in the attic
Large Foyer perfect for an office away from home. 1/2 bath under stairs.
1/2 bath on main floor.
Sectional sofa with full sized sleeper and 48" HGTV.
Huge dining room with 8 piece dining table! Perfect for eating or playing games
Stainless appliances accent the new cabinets.
SS Dishwasher and garbage disposal.
Master bath with tub, shower and plenty of fluffy towels.
Hall bath. Stocked with plenty of towels and wash cloths.
Dirty Kanza 200 Suite, Emporia's premier gravel grinder!
HE washer and dryer.
1 of the 4 twin beds in "Harry Potter" room in attic
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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