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THE LARK INN - GET-A-WAY LODGING IN THE FLINT HILLS OF KANSAS

Pat & Kris Larkin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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THE LARK INN - GET-A-WAY LODGING IN THE FLINT HILLS OF KANSAS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Kansas

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Lark Inn Guest Houses are your home for get-a-way lodging in the heart of the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas. Located in Cottonwood Falls, these fully furnished and equipped Guesthouses built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s on the historic “Cowboy Trail”. Long since forgotten, they have been saved from the fate of demolition and now have been carefully renovated to re-capture their magic of the era while . . . making sure that today’s modern conveniences and technology are at your fingertips.

Located literally, just steps away from the historic 1870’s Chase County Courthouse (the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas!), the downtown district of Cottonwood Falls is just minutes from the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve or Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green. If you're not up for the drive, chill out and simply walk to our historic downtown to enjoy great food, events and festivals or great music. The Lark Inn Guest Houses are a super convenient location for what’s going on in The Flint Hills.

Come and enjoy the convenient access while being far away enough to truly get away!

Keywords: Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Artist Retreat, Get-A-Way, Flint Hills, Hiking, Biking, Bird Watching, Walking, Running Photography, Painting, Sketching, Tallgrass Prairie, Chase County, Cooking, Cooking Classes, Customized Cooking Classes, Family Retreat, Grilling, Nature, Therapeutic Massage, Yoga, Live Music, Museum, Golf, Back roads Motorcycle Rides

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pat & Kris Larkin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Pat & Kris Larkin

The proprietors of The Lark Inn Guest Houses are Kris and Pat Larkin. Originally, Okies from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kris and Pat moved to the Flint Hills after living in southern California for over 20 years.

While in California Kris and Pat discovered and developed their gifts of hospitality; preparing and serving meals for literally hundreds of people for numerous events. They also hosted so many groups at their home over the years that people modified their last name of “Larkin” and began to refer to their home as “The Lark Inn” . . . thus the name was born.

After selling their property management business in California, they set out on what they termed their “Second Half Discovery Tour” The purpose of the tour was to travel and experience various parts of the US and discover what they were to do and where they were going to spend the second half of their lives.

Having been blessed with a successful first half of their lives, now the goal is to do something significant in their second halves . . . from success to significance. Anyway, with a little help from their friends, they discovered the miracle of The Flint Hills of Kansas and moved there!

It didn’t take long for Kris and Pat to learn that lodging in The Flint Hills was not plentiful and so they bought their first guest house in Cottonwood Falls. It stayed consistently rented on a nightly basis all of the summer of 2010. Later in 2010, they found another property with guesthouse and cooking class potential and in January of 2011, they purchased The Lark Inn on Main, also in Cottonwood Falls.

Unlike the their first guest house, The Lark Inn on Main required a full renovation so they spent the first half of 2011 renovating The Lark Inn on Main for it's opening in June of 2011.

Pat & Kris Larkin purchased this house in 2011

Why Pat & Kris Larkin chose Kansas

The Flint Hills embodies the tried and true values of America . . . hard work and the natural beauty of our great country. The pace and values here help you to slow down and forget the insane pace of our cities.

The Flint Hills are the perfect place to slow down and remember and re-order your priorities once again.

The Flint Hills not only take your breath away . . . they make it so you can breath.

William Least Heat-Moon

What makes this house unique

The Lark Inn Guesthouses are in a super-convenient location; 5 minute walk to the Cottonwood Falls historic district, shops, museum, historic courthouse, restaurants plus Friday and Saturday Night Music events.

Come in April - May and experience the centuries-old Native-American tradition of burning the prairies to revitalize and rejuvenate the tallgrass.

Come in June and book a night at River Suite. A beautiful evening of music and fine dining under the stars on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge. http://chasecountychamber.org/

Come on the weekend after Thanksgiving and enjoy 'Country Christmas'. This is our annual kick off of the Holiday season filled with events and activities: Gift give-away for the kids, Decorated Homes Tours, Fruit Cake Toss, Parade Down Broadway Street to our Historic Courthouse, a gift basket silent auction and of course . . . Santa will arrive to turn the Christmas lights on for our Historic Courthouse! http://chasecountychamber.org/

By vehicle, just a few short minutes to the Tallgrass Prairie national Preserve, Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site and Art Gallery, and the State Lake.

The serenity of your stay in The Flint Hills can be greatly enhanced through relaxing yoga and/or therapeutic massage . . . right in the privacy of your guesthouse!

A stay in The Flint Hills of Kansas . . . Not only will it take your breath away . . . It will make it so you can breathe - William Least Heat-Moon

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

Reviews

The Lark Inn - Get-a-Way Lodging in the Flint Hills of Kansas
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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The Lark Inn - Get-a-Way Lodging in the Flint Hills of Kansas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p409984vb
-620-273-1135
Kansas USA
Hockessin, DE
5

Super Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed at the Lark Inn on 4 occasions while visiting family in Cottonwood Falls. Kris and Pat have done an excellent job of creating an experience that combines cute, historic and practical. We had the pleasure of staying over the Christmas holidays and they even arranged for a White Christmas, which was magical!

The Inn is within walking distance of the "downtown" district for shopping, food and Friday night entertainment.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The "Magic" is the blessing of serving our wonderful guests in such a "magical" place. As for the snow . . . what can we say . . . we're connected!!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Wichita International (ICT)
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Ad Astra Food & Drink
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Cottonwood Falls Country Club
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Newton, KS
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Scenic Byway 177
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Grand Central Hotel and Restaurant

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Art Gallery, State Fishing Lake with Specially separated Swimming Section, Historic Chase County Courthouse (oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi, Horseback Riding, Back roads motorcycle riding, Motorcycle Riding, Photography, Painting, Sketching, Organic Community Garden, Horseback Riding, Prairie Fires Watching (April & May), Auto Tours, Birdwatching, Prairie Chicken Mating Dance Ritual, Golf

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Kansas, USA

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1 night minimum stay
$175
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$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Notes A minimum deposit equal to one-night's rental is due upon booking (higher deposit required for stays of 7 days or more). Balance is due upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund of deposit with 14 days prior cancellation, no refund will be issued if less than 14 days notice of cancellation is given.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kansas, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large covered front porch with rocking chairs, Stereo system with I-Pod Docking Station, CD Player and AM/FM including speakers inside and out, Fully equipped semi-professional kitchen, King Temper-Pedic bed in bedroom, Large Flint rock Patio with Charcoal Grill and Table and Chairs
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