Welcome to the Prairie Springs Cottage. Located in the tranquil Flint Hills of Kansas, Prairie Springs Cottage will envelop you in a world of simple comforts and pleasures. Experience the unbroken vista of a moving sea of tall grasses. Absorb the serenity of the timeless landscape. Sit on the back deck and enjoy an intimate view of a tree-shaded spring while you barbeque, or take a prairie walk and feast your eyes on the wide rolling landscape from the crest of a grassy ridge. Fish for bass in one of several ponds, and take some time to get to know the wildlife, flowers and grasses of the native prairie. Watch cattle graze as the sun goes down and the prairie moon rises. Count the stars as they come out, listen to the owls and coyotes, and breathe the sweet night air. Then, when you’re ready to come inside at last, snuggle up in front of a crackling fire in the wood stove.
Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat for a group, a private romantic getaway for two, or simply want to immerse yourself in the prairie as it was, you will find what you are looking for here. Junction City, first capital of Kansas and home to Ft. Riley military base is only a short drive, as is the university town of Manhattan. Both offer a variety of places to shop and eat, or you can just stay where you are and cook your own meal on the vintage 1936 gas range. Less than a two hour drive from Kansas City International Airport, Prairie Springs Cottage combines the magic of a remote getaway with the convenience of a location just off Interstate Highway 70. Come stay with us and you will understand why the Flint Hills are considered Kansas’ best-kept secret!
Prairie Springs Cottage
The cottage was originally a rugged limestone barn built in 1876. It was used as a dairy barn for many years, but stood mostly empty until it was renovated in 2007 to accommodate guests. It features three bedrooms, two downstairs and one up. Two are equipped with queen size beds, one with a king size. Two bedrooms include bathrooms ensuite, which are furnished with antique claw foot tubs. The other bath offers a shower, and opens on to the hall right next to the third bedroom. There is also a daybed with a trundle in the upstairs sitting room, making it possible to sleep eight people comfortably. The kitchen has a range, refrigerator, an antique farm sink and supplies crockery and cooking utensils as well as a washer and dryer. Each level has a sitting area. The French doors open onto a spacious back deck where you can sit and enjoy an early morning cup of coffee while you listen to the birds. A gas barbeque grill is also available for guests’ use and there is also satellite TV for those who need a bit of the world at large.
Looking for something to do? Prairie Springs Cottage is nearby many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest.