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FRONTIER STORE HOUSE - WITH A HISTORIC CABIN INSIDE THE INVITING HOME…

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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FRONTIER STORE HOUSE - WITH A HISTORIC CABIN INSIDE THE INVITING HOME…

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom in the Flint Hills

Built between Scenic By-way #177 and the BNSF tracks the Frontier Store House in Matfield Green is as peaceful as can be. It started as a log cabin in 1868. Town “developer” David Mercer, after whom a nearby creek was named, built it and ran a frontier store and post office; a few years later, a stone room was added. Both the log cabin and stone room were preserved when, in the late 1880s, a two-story addition was created.

After having stood empty for more than 40 years, the Frontier Store House was beautifully restored and renewed, and became a comfortable very well insulated family retreat and guest house.

Only steps away from the tallgrass prairie and open range cattle country, this home away from home is perfect for long weekends and vacations.

Ready for a Flint Hills adventure? The tallgrass prairie surrounding Matfield Green is a national treasure worth discovering. Just north of the little town you will find Pioneer Bluffs historic ranch and The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is 20 miles north in Strong City. Cottonwood Falls is also worth your visit; check out the historic courthouse and don't forget to climb the stairs to the old jail. West of Cottonwood Falls you'll find Chase State Fishing Lake.

A wonderful daytrip is a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS. Lots of informative displays and educational exhibits and a great short film about the Flint Hills will keep you captive. Just follow # 177 north.

You'll find restaurants and groceries in Strong City and Cottonwood Falls as well as in El Dorado and Emporia.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our time here always passes too quickly Your home is so welcoming, we love the feeling you get as you enter it. The step back into time has a comfort that comes with it too somehow. Your passion for light fixtures is wonderful!
Nov 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Frontier Store House - With a historic cabin inside the inviting home…
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Frontier Store House - With a historic cabin inside the inviting home…
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450545vb
620-953-2035
Kansas USA
Kansas City, Mo
4

WEEKEND ON THE PRAIRIE

  • 4 out of 5
Three friends spent a lovely weekend at Frontier House. The house is beautiful and cozy and only had a couple of hiccups concerning the heat of the water and the kitchen water - but all was worked out. The caretaker came immediately and was so friendly. The trains that run behind the house lulled us to sleep every night. We spent both evenings behind on the prairie watching the sunset, drinking wine and admiring the wild mustangs. Cottonwood Falls Tall Grass Prairie held us all day Saturday in its grip - walking and identifying wild flowers, we found a collard lizard - the buffalo were testy so we avoided them! Delightful. Ate a wonderful dinner at Ad Astra in Strong City and sat on the porch swing back at the house and enjoyed rain storm. We will recommend to others and definitely are planning our next trip down. Thank for the calming effect it had on us.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Frontier Store House - With a historic cabin inside the inviting home…
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450545vb
620-953-2035
Kansas USA
5

PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL FLINT HILLS!

  • 5 out of 5
We really lucked out finding this beautiful home for a fun, family weekend getaway! I actually called about another property in Matfield Green which wasn't available, but the manager told me she had just received a cancellation on this house. (Everything in Chase County was booked for some of the Flint Hills burns.) It was perfect for our family of two adults and two kiddos. Everything (and more) we might need was there and it was beyond comfortable. (Beds, bedding, pillows and plenty of towels - all were perfect.) The train tracks run right behind the property, but since there is not a crossing they don't blow their horns (unless the kids ran out and waved and then they got their own personal greeting!) The kids had such fun counting trains and the rumble was relaxing and never bothersome. Everything from the porch swing to the large "picnic" style table (perfect for puzzles), to the fantastic jet tub just added to the comfort and fun of the entire weekend. A heads up that there is a railroad building directly to the South that has some pretty bright lights which shine over to the house. The downstairs bedroom has great window coverings that didn't let any of the light shine in and otherwise it just made for some nice light to see walking around in the house after dark, so it didn't bother us, but just a heads up. There are so many great things to see and explore all within a very minimal driving distance (Chase County Courthouse, Tall grass Prairie National Preserve, and Ad Astra in Strong City is a must for dinner - just be sure and make a reservation if you can.) We found that the perfect place to watch the sun set and see the distant prairie burns was just a quick drive behind the house to the open range area. The cute gallery next door to the house has some amazing art and we left with a few little souvenirs to remind us of our great weekend in the Flint Hills. We will definitely go back and would highly recommend staying here. This was also our first experience finding a property through VRBO and found everything about the process to be accurate, easy and very helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Frontier Store House - With a historic cabin inside the inviting home…
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450545vb
620-953-2035
Kansas USA
Kansas
5

WOW!!

  • 5 out of 5
We had the most delightful time exploring the house and sitting on the porch swing watching the world go by. We recommend this place to those wanting a quiet step back into history. Love the sound system. Appreciated the 'basics' in the kitchen.
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Wichita Airport
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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$260
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Notes A one-night stay is possible for an additional $ 30.00.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kansas, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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