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Luxury Log Home on 330-acre Bison Ranch

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13

Buffalo Lodge takes rustic to a whole new level with all modern amenities and loving attention to detail. Celebrating Native Missouri by giving homage to wildlife and native peoples through authentic art and artifacts in every room. Guests are treated to a tour of the on-site buffalo herd by owners, Amy and Michael Billings. Fishing poles, bait and tackle provided for some quiet time by the lake and don't forget your binoculars - our trails offers some amazing encounters with local bird species. Rainy day? Snuggle up next to the fire, peruse our art gallery, or set up camp in the home theater room. Indoors or out, opportunities abound to relax and rejuvenate.

Exclusive rental of The Lodge for up to 13 guests - $829 per night, 2-night minimum stay required. For stays of 4+ nights, inquire for discounted pricing.

***ALL WEDDINGS & EVENTS INQUIRIES: Call 816.597.3202 or go to our website, www.buffalolodgekc.com for more information. Additional charges will be assessed based on the scope of event and number of guests. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE VRBO CONTACT FORM.***

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Amy

We are passionate about our land and the animals it supports. If you have an interest in pasture management and buffalo, we'll happily talk your ears off! Campfires, star gazing, sunsets, hiking, biking, and kayaking are our favorite things to enjoy together.

Amy purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Amy chose Missouri

We are committed to restoring native habitat and bringing back the creatures that dwell in them. Prior owners had used and abused the land, clearly more interested in shooting anything that moved rather than enjoying the symbiotic relationship between life and land. The property now serves as a refuge for wildlife and abounds with songbirds, turkeys, blue herons, deer, squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, the occasional bobcat - and buffalo, of course!

Currently, we're engaged in soil restoration, a multi-year process that will re-establish a thriving soil base of microorganisms, insects, and worms - all critical to the soil ecosystem. Our grass is only as healthy and hardy as the soil it grows in. Healthy grass means healthy buffalo, so as Michael likes to say, "We're grass farmers first, buffalo ranchers second."

Guestbook comments from the manager

When we arrived Sunday afternoon, December 8, at the most incredible, soon-to-explode jewel of Missouri, Buffalo Lodge, for a birthday get-away, I was blown away. I have heard rumblings of this “got-to-see-it-to-believe-it” locale and my wife deemed it closer than Big Cedar Lodge (one of my frequented birthday celebration venues) and perhaps almost as nice. She was correct on the former (only 50 minutes from Leawood) and mistaken on the latter…it was every bit as wonderful as that hallowed Ozarks vacation heaven.

We arrived in a dusting of snow, though every step from drive to front door had been swept away. A fresh wreath on the door greeted us as we entered into the pine-finished paradise called “The Lodge.” None of the pictures do it justice. The attention to detail by the owners is almost OCD. Not a speck of grit, dust, cobwebs, burned out bulbs, stains, smears. Our room was topped by freshly pressed sheets, fluffy towels, soft music and an almost zen level of peacefulness. Even the stoneware plates were stacked in correct color sequence! We enjoyed personalized (and beautifully printed) menus prepared in-house by Chef Jaymie who created dinners of chicken parmesan one evening and bison steaks the next. Both were so tender, I could cut them with a fork.

The next morning, I enjoyed the expansive glass windows as I watched the snow drift across the pastures. Not a human in sight. Outside…not a single sound. Nirvana!

On Day Two, the in-house masseuse arrived to provide 90 minute massages in front of the fireplace. In the afternoon, we did a little day-tripping to nearby Greenwood and Pleasant Hill before returning for dinner.

...See the full review at http://noltesbridal.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/birthday-basking-with-the-buffalo/
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Kingsville in Johnson County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms include towels, hair dryer, and SproutOut brand shampoo, conditioner, skincare bar, and body lotion.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Missouria Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Osage Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Oto Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Kansa Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin bed is a built-in window loft space with view
  • Each bed is outfitted with velvety-smooth sheets and down pillows. The King and Queen beds are covered with a Native American inspired Pendleton blanket.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
We're locate within 30 minutes of 2 KC wineries. Go to this link for the Kansas City Wine Trail: http://www.kcwineries.com/winetrail.html


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Luxury Log Home on 330-acre Bison Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful log home in NW Missouri...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Buffalo Lodge for a weekend getaway with friends... It ended up being super cold and snowing, but we all had an absolutely amazing time. The cabin is AWESOME with all the amenities needed for cooking and grilling.. We just hung out, played cards, told stories around the fire and simply relaxed for a weekend.. The lodge is easy to find, is on pavement, but is tucked away and super private. Amy and Michael took us on a bison tour, and although freezing we all had a great time.. We even walked to the lake to check it out... We had a great time while it was snowing, I can't imagine how much fun it would be if we could have been able to sit around the fire pit or hangout at the lake!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you and your crew had an amazing time, Travis! I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and look forward to having you stay again (when it's a little warmer!). Thank you for choosing Buffalo Lodge!
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This place everyone loved!! The pillows were so soft and they had thought of everything down to ear buds in the rooms. The only thing I would have wanted different is more bedrooms so all of the groomsmen and bridesmaids could have stayed the night.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Hosts, Superb Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful facility and the hosts were very accommodating. Everything is first class, and you will need for nothing other than the food you want to eat. The trip to the buffalo pasture was fun and educational. We certainly could have used warmer weather but no control over that. But the accommodations had warm blankets for everyone on the hay ride. Great place! Get there with all your family members!!! Very clean and we'll-maintained!! Top notch facility!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda & Jerry - it was our pleasure to host your family for a chilly birthday weekend. You all had so many wonderful questions about the buffalo and were true troopers to brave temps in the teens for the tour! We look forward to seeing you again! ~ Amy
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Beautiful property decorated very nicely with many personal touches.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin for a Christmas celebration with family and family birthday party. The cabin had everything we needed to prepare meals. The beds were very comfortable. All the extra touches including robes, chocolates at the bedside, among others were appreciated. The view of the buffalo was extraordinary. The owners were very helpful. I would highly recommend this property for a quiet getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I would love to have you stay with us again - but next time we'll skip the crazy winter storm. (-:
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Excellent family retreat location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived just before Christmas and had a wonderful time-- the accommodations are five-star the hosts are wonderful and accommodating and the environment is everything you expect there are no disappointments whatsoever. High quality bedding good furnishings great space good family activities I can't say enough good things about the Buffalo Lodge and Amy and Mike

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tim - your comments are very much appreciated! I'm happy to hear you were delighted on all fronts. Your family was a pleasure, and I enjoyed all the questions on the tour - let me know if anyone would like to get in the bison business. ;-)
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Kingsley, IA

Perfect place for our family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Buffalo Lodge was delightful!! Our hosts were very attentive to every detail. There was something for everyone, all ages. Our tour of the buffalo herd and hand feeding them their "cookies"was fun. The kitchen was so well supplied with everything we needed. We enjoyed making S'mores by the fire at night. Our next stay will be longer than just a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Joyce! It was a pleasure having your family stay at The Lodge, and we look forward to seeing you all again - make sure you bring t-shirts! ;-) ~Amy
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65 Miles
Kansas City International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 58
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Kingsville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.48%

Weddings and events for non-overnight guests at our property have an additional cost. Please visit our website at www.buffalolodgekc.com for more information.

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