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Wide And Endless Views From A Private Hilltop In The Flint Hills

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 204 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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…

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Langdon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Debbie Langdon

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 Debbie Langdon chose Kansas

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.

Map

Car: necessary

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bazaar

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , A large bathroom on the 2nd floor between bedroom and den
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On the 1st floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , A native stone wall surrounds the soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , This bedroom features a native stone interior wall
    Bedroom 2nd floor - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Wide And Endless Views From A Private Hilltop In The Flint Hills
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Peaceful and Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this place. The house was perfect for us, those windows looking out at the views and the porches! I was not in need of healing, but if I ever am, I would want to come back and just sit on the porch, watching the birds and listening to the coyotes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was very fine, worth the dive from Ohio.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at True Prairie Home. An elegant comfortable stone house with plenty of room for four adults to spread out or come together as desired. A great place to write for the two of us who are putting together a book. A great place to read for all four of us. Having read Least Heat-Moon's deep history of Chase County in his book 'Prairy Erth' gave a background and appreciation to the experience that one does not typically have on a "get away." I saw the night sky like I have not seen it way too many years. I would go back if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Great place for some peace and quiet, and sunset from the porch was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five-star property in a remote natural paradise

  • 5 of 5

Darkness, except for stars, silence, except for birds, tree frogs and coyotes and views that go on forever with no sign of human civilization. In two days no car or human ever came into view. We spent a weekend with another couple, preparing food together in the modern kitchen with a long, worn farm table, and sipping cocktails and eating meals on the broad covered porch that floats in a sea of tall grasses and wildflowers, as barn swallows and nighthawks soared again sherbet-hued sunrises and sunsets. Divine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing little house on the prairie. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing little house on the prairie. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home to stay in while visiting the Flint Hills! Beautiful views in every direction.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for viewing the sunrises and sunsets, the clouds and stars, and listening to the wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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