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Luxury Log Home on 330-acre Bison Ranch

People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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: 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.***

Keywords: retreat, Kansas City accommodations, prairie, escape, rustic, getaway, luxury, estate, preserve, meeting space, reception space, corporate retreat, getaway, rehearsal dinner, outdoor wedding, suite, buffalo, bison, Native American, Kingsville, Missouri lodging, executive retreat, vacation

More Details

Property Manager
Amy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 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 Kingsville

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Kingsville in Johnson County

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Luxury Log Home on 330-acre Bison Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

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: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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5

Rusticly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and all the amenities you need for a weekend away! We stayed for our wedding so didn't have much time to enjoy the fire pit or fishing, but the property was breath taking. Definitely need the ear plugs while sleeping in the house if you are enjoying it with guests as the all wood home is a little noisy, but worth it with the beauty! The buffalo were so fun to see and all the guests (for the weekend and wedding) enjoyed the character they added as well. The house is serene and perfect for a getaway with friends/family if you're wanting to get off the grid for a weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Kirsten! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful buffalo. I was a joy being part of your wedding weekend. ~Amy
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P Hill, MO
5

Buffalo Lodge is top notch rustic elegance

  • 5 of 5

Amazing country setting with excellent caretakers, perfect accommodations, and the most beautiful wedding venue I have seen yet. Perfect weekend stay for families who need time together, reunion of friends, couples to reconnect away from the city....the list goes on. Our experience for rehearsal dinner and wedding was 10/10 without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cheryl! I appreciate the wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Glad to hear it was perfect in every way! ~Amy
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Kansas City, MO
5

We Loved the Buffalo Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

The Buffalo Lodge provided the perfect place for all of our wedding party and family members to gather throughout the entire wedding weekend! The lodge is beautifully decorated with breathtaking views. Everyone expressed to us how much they absolutely loved this venue. The lodge is very convenient being so close to The Roosevelt for all the wedding festivities. Thank you so much Amy and Michael for providing this option to us. We will highly recommend this lodge and venue and hope to be back to visit one day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kathy, for your glowing review. I'm very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We would love to have you come back and stay with us again! ~Amy
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5

Awesome place. Serene. Great owners. Beautiful. Lots of fun.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I appreciate the wonderful feedback. We would love to have you come stay with us again! ~Amy
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5

Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have picked a better place to stay the night before and night after my wedding. Everything about the house was perfect! So clean and beautiful! We wish we would have stayed in it for our honeymoon. I highly recommend staying here, there's no way you can have a bad time!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sarah! I'm so happy to hear that The Lodge lived up to all your expectations and then some. I look forward to having you and your family come stay with us again! ~Amy
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Kansas City International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 58
Car: necessary

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