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.
4 Bedroom Estate With Unbelievable Charm and Amenities
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov. 2018
About Julie Kiracofe
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.
Julie Kiracofe purchased this Estate in 2012
Why Julie Kiracofe chose Manhattan
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.
What makes this Estate unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Beautiful, Charming, Immaculate Stone House
Beautiful, Charming, Immaculate Stone house with spacious and well kept grounds. Everyone associated with the property were professional and very easy to work with. Quick response after heavy rain knocked out TV reception. The linens were fabulous, hot tub very inviting, outdoor patio area was amazing, interior extremely well done, spotless very clean facility. We highly recommend this property and staying here will spoil you from renting other properties! IT’S THAT WELL DONE! If there was a downside to renting this facility, it would be that the kitchen and living space are not on the same floor. With that said however, I would NOT let that stop you from booking unless your group included the elderly who have difficulty navigating stairs. There is a bedroom on the main floor, along with the kitchen. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs with the living and large dining space.
Well done property, thank you for sharing! We hope we can stay again in the future.
A simply amazing property.
This historic property has all the amenities of a five star hotel. The house as well as the grounds were immaculate. The entire family aged from 11-72 enjoyed the weekend immensely and couldn't stop talking about The Stone House. We'll be back.
Thank you for your hospitality,
Wonderful historic home. Peaceful and filled with the essence of Kansas.
We loved the feeling of home within the simple open elegence of these limestone walls and walkways. Modern hospitality in a setting of century old handcrafted excellence. Thank you
Perfect getaway and recharge!
My childhood friend and I were looking for some togetherness, some solitude, some quiet, some nature, and a place to rejuvenate before heading into an active 2015-16 work and family life. We found it in the StoneHouse! The house was impeccable, along with its historical quality and modern amenities. We loved all the tucked away corners both outside and in, as well as the large gathering spaces, including the comfy outdoor patio and relaxing hot tub. Canoeing up Wildcat Creek was a highlight. We liked having the full kitchen to bring our own breakfast and lunch, then going out to dinner where we had many choices. Hope to make it an annual event!
The BEST retreat spot!
There is no better place in my mind to have a retreat than the StoneHouse in Manhattan, Kansas. Whether it be a retreat for something of substance or just time to connect with good friends, the atmosphere at The StoneHouse takes you back to a simpler time in a spot of such beauty and a house that is so graciously appointed and comfortable. Time on the patio around the fire pit or down by the natural spring pond or relaxing in the hot tub after a day hiking or golfing make for great memories and relaxation away from the bustle of our everyday life. It is a perfect spot to get away with good friends and each time we leave we are talking and dreaming about when we will be back. So often when I see pictures if a house to rent for time away, the actual place does not live up to the pictures and I am disappointed. This is not true if The StoneHouse. Everything in it is as it appears in the pictures. It is not only immaculately clean, the bedrooms and baths are luxurious. It is a step above places of its kind. If you chose to stay there you will not be disappointed. It is a five star plus in my book.
The StoneHouse at Prairiewood is located on the edge of the bustling college town of Manhattan Kansas. Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan boasts a wide array of daytime activities and a vibrant nightlife.
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