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Prairieside Cottage is an idyllic family-friendly retreat nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas. It is located in the tiny and energetic creative community of Matfield Green. The property is adjacent to town and privately situated with 8 acres of beautiful tallgrass prairie beside the cottage. Stargazers will delight in the rural location of Prairieside Cottage which has spectacular night skies within a truly dark site for astronomical observation.
Nature lovers, artists and vacationers looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway will enjoy Prairieside Cottage. The main house features a full kitchen, dining room, living room, office space, bedroom and bathroom (with a deep soaking tub), as well as a custom loft space that is perfect for reading and dreaming. The property also has a quaint one-room studio building that can be used as an artist’s or writer’s studio or an extra bedroom.
Families and children are welcome. Nature walks are possible on the property, which hosts abundant wildlife and a variety of plants and grasses. Trains run close by, art galleries are just around the corner, the sky is a constantly beautiful canvas, and there are many local attractions and historical sites to explore in the area.
The cottage is newly remodeled as of 2014 and welcomes the first guests in May. More interior photos will be posted here soon.
We are frequent visitors to the Flint Hills region, and we are now putting down roots of our own in a place we love.
Antonia Zoutenbier purchased this cottage in 2013
I had a wonderful time at Prairieside Cottage. It's the perfect retreat. It seems so far away from every placed, a good place for resting, reading and thinking.
I stayed here on an 'art ladies' retreat. Completely wonderful! We were here as the prairie was starting to bloom, lush and green and went out to paint it every day. About the house; we loved the abundant windows (which we opened to the prairie breezes), the light, the views. The library was wonderful as was the fact there was NO TV! (Please don't add any!) Don't miss Ad Astra restaurant in Strong City on your way in or our (or both!) We left rested, refreshed and invigorated. We loved it and have already booked our next stay.
This is our second time staying here and we have really enjoyed it each time. It is really lovely inside and out. the house is adorable, creative, well kept. it has a fabulous kitchen. the deck looks out over the prairie and is sublime in the evening. it is a swell place to stay.
This cottage is so well designed, so comfortable, and it is, quite literally a work of art, as you see as you open the door. The hosts have thought of every need for a wonderful stay. Highly recommended! It has an extensive library. The kitchen is well stocked with essentials and more. The bath has a huge vintage soaker tub for deep comfort with shower. The views of the prairie are calming and beautiful. We have two restaurants that we always visit, the Grand Central Hotel in Cottonwood Falls, for Dinner, and the superb Ad Astra Cafe in Strong City (Only Open Friday-Sunday), for lunch. We can't imagine a nicer place to stay. We will definitely be back.
This retreat place was excellent for the view, for the artistic touches, and for the kitchen amenities. Bed was comfortable, dining room had imaginative lighting. Added to the charm were the places where the "old" met the "new," such as a kitchen cupboard and in the bathroom. I rested and was renewed, as I had hoped. There are just few places where renovation is not quite complete, such as the loft, and I am sure these will be added soon! Thanks for this place in which my heart could find itself again!
I stayed at Prairieside Cottage twice in 2014. In the fall my sister and I visited together and had a fabulous time enjoying the house and grounds and exploring nearby sites, especially the Flint Hills/Nature Conservancy location. In December, I returned for a personal retreat and really settled into the cottage for a peaceful time of relaxation and rejuvenation - the beauty and comfort of the house and the surroundings make this an ideal place to get away with others or on your own. The cottage has a fantastic decor, wonderful kitchen; lots of magical places to read, write, draw, take photos, and relax; and everything to make yourself at home. I can't wait to return!
My husband along with our son and his wife spent Christmas week at the Prairie Side Cottage.We had an enjoyable day on Dec.24th in Cotton Wood Falls visiting the western store, the Artists' Cooperative gallery, and and had lunch at the Hotel.We were comfortable in the cottage and enjoyed daily walks around Matfield Green and around the cottage. The porch "dining room"was too cold for our use because of the winter weather, but we brought one of he tables from the studio and set it up in the living area which worked very well.
We enjoyed the extensive house library, played board games, ate and watched Netflix on our computer. It was a time to relax, unwind and catch up with each other's lives in a lovely setting. We returned to Kansas City feeling relaxed and refreshed. We had the thought that it would be a wonderful place to return in the Spring to spend time outside drawing, painting or photography the beautiful country side.
Prairieside Cottage is located in Matfield Green, Kansas, a tiny and energetic creative community on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177 Highway. Local attractions include two art galleries that feature regional and contemporary art and the historic Pioneer Bluffs ranch that hosts regular events, workshops and lectures. Nearby Cottonwood Falls and Strong City boast restaurants, shopping and museums, as well as the iconic Chase County Courthouse. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (a half-hour drive from Prairieside Cottage) is a continuous 10,000+ acre grassland that maintains year-round hiking trails, nature trails and educational tours for the entire family about this unique ecosystem. Other nearby attractions include: a fishing lake, rivers, creeks, abundant wildlife, hiking, biking, driving tours, birdwatching, stargazing and all the daydreaming you can do.
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