Cressler Creek Log Cabin is conveniently located half way between Kansas City and Denver, off I-70 at the Hoxie-Grainfield exit go north and turn east on Hwy. 24. We offer secluded, private lodging 1.3 miles off the highway. Many of our past guests comment on how at peace they feel here, the quiet time to reflect, watch the birds and other wildlife, hearing the sounds of only cattle, birds, and the often hay scented breeze of rural America. We have installed a horse shoe pit in the outdoor living space where young and old alike can challenge each other to an old fashioned game of 'shoes', sit on the porches and just get to reconnect with each other. We do have Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, and videos but you probably will find yourself drawn either outdoors, or upstairs to the game room with the pool table, game table, and lots of board games and puzzles for quality family time, or even playing a game of card or chess.
The cabin sleeps 10 easily, with air mattresses, pack and plays, high chairs, and folding tables and chairs available for larger groups. Two baths on the main floor and 1/2 bath in the loft area. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow preparation of meals for one, two, or dozens of hungry people. We have a double oven, large dutch oven, crock pots, griddle, grills, just about everything and even an extra fridge and freezer in the garage. Seating will easily accompany 30+, with additional seating and tables outside. Laundry is complimentary, and basic baking and condiments, including coffee and tea is provided. Catering upon request at time of booking.
Two lakes within a few miles, abundant wildlife. Sheridan County has prize winning deer. I work closely with a local outfitter and he provides guided and semi-guided hunts. Ice fish on the lake 5 miles away, come home, light the fireplace, grill some steaks, watch your favorite sports or program in comfort, or play a game of pool.
The cabin was the Cressler family home for over 30 years, and is decorated with rustic and antique decor, is kid friendly, and offers a full library for our guests reading enjoyment.
Three porches for viewing the beautiful Kansas sunrise and sunsets, having morning coffee, reading or relaxing. The creek can be heard on a still day, along with the songs of the birds, mooing of cattle, howl of an occasional coyote, and chirp of the crickets and frogs in the pond. A storm shelter is provided on premise.
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We had a wonderful family gathering. We loved the large space so kids could play and grown ups could visit. We enjoyed finding our family name in the old phone book. Thanks for opening your home to 20 people.
Larry and Irene Cressler built this log cabin in 1978 as their dream home. They spent 30 years living there and raising their family and enjoying holidays with extended family. They moved to town at retirement, and the decision was made to convert their home to a hunting lodge and retreat for others. Our family still uses the cabin for our special occasions. Larry may drive out by the property occasionally to check the bird feeder, barn cats, and to just enjoy the scenery. Larry and Irene farmed land owned by the Cressler ancestors for over 100 years. Sons Ross and Herb still farm the land as part of their operation and are actively involved in the rental of the cabin. Irene has recently passed away, but her spirit lives on with her beautiful flowers she planted and the birds she attracted to the bird feeder. If you see a cardinal while you are here, think of my sweet mother, coaxing them to live here with her constant filling of the bird feeders and nurturing the trees and plants around the yard. The sunrise and sunsets on the prairie are unmatched by anything you will ever experience in the city. The entire family was born and raised in the community, and have raised our children here, attending the Hoxie community schools, churches, and our extended families, cousins, and class mates still live here. Only LaRene, the eldest daughter, lives out of the county, residing in eastern Kansas to be near her kids and grandkids. The sons both ranch and farm in the area and deliver mail, and work with and help both friends and neighbors when needed. That is what a small community is about, helping others, pot luck dinners, and an all around good feeling from each other. If you are in Hoxie, have a flat tire, need help along the road, or directions to a destination, you will just need to ask.
If you long to relax, feel at peace with the world, enjoy the stars at night, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of Kansas, the wildlife viewing, peace and quiet, this place is where you need to be. The location is convenient, yet so secluded behind mature scotch pines. Guest often make the same observation; 'how relaxing their visit was' and 'we do not want to go home'. Many guests are repeat visitors, and/or book for a family reunion!
You will get good nights sleep, breathe fresh country air, and get the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat, take pictures, hike, or just sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing. Bring your basic food and beverages. Various catering options are available if requested at booking.
We want to share the beauty of Cressler Creek Log Cabin with others while still maintaining ownership for our own use. Larry and Irene bought the creek land in the 1970's, and decided the live spring and meadow was the perfect place to build the rustic log cabin. Irene designed the home, which continues to serve the guests and family in comfort. All four of my (Lori) great, great grand parents migrated here on covered wagons and chose to settle in Sheridan County. They raised their families, grandchildren, and generations of us all in the area. This is a farming and ranching community of close knit, Christian families that you will find to be quite helpful and honest. I hope you can slow down, spend a few days here, and really get a feel of what small town living is like, not a lot of sirens, horns, yelling, criminals, and the like here, just home grown families living the life they love.
Quiet. Scenic. Relaxation. Family Friends. Memories.
A person can sit on the porch all day and not see another person. However, you are guaranteed to see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and many beautiful birds. Cattle and horses may amble past on their way for a drink. You will not hear the traffic, barking dogs, neighbors, or sirens. You will hear the snap of the American flag.
If you want seclusion and a get away, this is the place. If you want to hunt trophy bucks, pheasants, and turkey, this is also the place.
If you feel the need to reconnect with nature, the land, and breathe fresh country air, purchase local beef or pork and grill it up yourself, visit the farmers market for produce and eggs, go fishing, hiking and take your kids on an adventure into the pasture looking fur turtles, lizards, and wild flowers, and just be at peace I urge you to make Hoxie not a drive through town, but a stop and see, feel, and experience the wonder of a small town, town.
Of course we have hunting and fishing in the area, but maybe you did not realize we have a new swimming pool/water park in Hoxie, farmer's market, fresh produce and eggs, gourmet coffee shop, antique store, many churches, baseball diamond complex, airport, and in the summer time we also enjoy a car show, rod run with drag racing, amazing 4th of July fireworks display FREE, rodeo, home owned carnival, and the State Historical site Cottonwood Ranch is just a few miles east of the property. Some other activities cowboy timed shootout, mountain man rendezvous, speedway, ranch rodeo, Elks lodge, Boy Scout house, bait and tackle shop, gun dealer with ammunition, 4-wheeler rental, guided hunt on leased land, turkey, deer, whitetail, mule, pheasant, quail, coyote, beaver, trapping, lake, tractor pull, quilt show, cook off at Cottonwood Ranch, historical barn, Penokee Man landmark, steak house, golf tournaments, barrel racing series, I-70 rodeo circuit, circle track racing, horse shows, golf course, lakes, massage therapist, hair salon, tanning, pampering, pedicure, manicure, facial, walking park, kennel, veterinarian, hospital, car wash, walk in hunting, other historical sites, scenic byway, and wonderful people to help you find out what is going on during your visit. We also have Red's convenience store which has the BEST soft serve ice cream you will ever taste. This year we are adding a trail ride, paint ball, 4-wheeler trail, Boy and Girl scouting facility for educational outings, quilting and scrap booking retreats, writers retreat, concealed carry classes, gourd art, paranormal researcher training class, mountain man rendezvous, wedding venue, glamour shots, photography opportunities, storm watching opportunity, historical tour, wild flower photo shoots, If you have the desire to get back to nature, either with camera, family, biking, hiking, rock hunting, turtle hunting, or on horse back, we can come up with an event with your group to make memories to last a life time. Cottonwood Ranch, registered historical site is just down the road a few miles, and is the oldest ranch in Sheridan County, we can arrange a personal tour of this amazing fully restored sheep ranch from the 1800s for you to experience with the museum curator. It has been restored to include quilts, china, furniture, bedding, and documents from the original homesteader family, a truly informational and unforgettable historical adventure. They even can take you to the local cemetery where some of the family members are resting for all eternity.
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate|
16 Apr 2014 - 17 Apr 2014
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|Notes||Group rates may be available, ask at time of inquiry. Sheridan County Farm Bureau members need to ask at time of booking the reservation. 10% discount on second night of a two night minimum visit.|
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