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Prairieside Cottage: Charming Private Property Nestled In The Flint Hills

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

8 Acres Of Tallgrass Prairie With Two Cottages, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

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 and welcomed the first guests in May 2014.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Akers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Chris Akers

We are frequent visitors to the Flint Hills region, and we are now putting down roots of our own in a place we love.

Chris Akers purchased this cottage in 2013

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Matfield Green in Matfield

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • All towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bedroom in the main house
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full-size futon in the den
  • All linens provided.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Prairieside Cottage: Charming Private Property Nestled In The Flint Hills
average rating of 4.631579 based on 28 reviews

Sweet prairie home. Beautiful, peaceful and perfect for our family's spring break getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a retreat in the Flint Hills and we found it. Sweet, cozy, peaceful, modern, beautiful and creative. We were enthralled with exploring and enjoying every inch of the place. Our family needed a getaway to reconnect, slow down, and enjoy each-other's company, which is exactly what the Prairieside Cottage helped us do. Next time we venture to the Hills, I know where we'll stay. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, Kansas

restful farmhouse on the Kansas prairie

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I chose this location to celebrate our wedding anniversary this year. We were impressed with the decor and design of the home. There was custom woodwork throughout the home, tasteful pottery and furnishings, and an eclectic collection of books. This is a great place for cooking and conversation... if you want a TV stay somewhere else. :-) The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well-stocked. We were there on the weekend and at night as you lay in bed you could hear the rumble of passing trains nearby. The place has a wonderful ambience and was comfortable for us. It offered many cozy corners for reading and relaxation. It served as a pleasant retreat for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable with a glitch

  • 3 of 5

This was our second stay and we enjoyed the quiet setting and the house itself. The only problem was that it was locked when we arrived. We were able to track down someone with a key, but it was an aggravation and we received no apology afterward.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence KS USA

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful late December retreat. Gorgeous home and surroundings. Starry nights. I will return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW - what a gem of a sanctuary space in the midst of the flint hills!

  • 5 of 5

The host has clearly paid attention to every detail in creating a retreat space for introspection, relaxation, and reflection. The simplicity, yet charming comfort of Prarieside Cottage is a welcome delight! Thank you SO much!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Nature Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Prairieside Cottage is a quaint retreat with a comfy wabi-sabi feel. You will find a treasure of books - may not have time to read them unless you extend your stay - but you can make a nice list of books to look up later. The bed is firm and comfy. The futon - would have to call the owners to know how to work it. The couch would have been comfortable and firm enough to sleep on as well. The cabin out back is one open room and has a desk and worktable. Would be perfect for projects, morning reading, crafting etc., while enjoying the morning serenity, natural light, nature, etc.

Anyway, the house has a wide variety of books, objects d'art, pottery, original art on the walls. Every time we looked around we saw something delightful. I would love to know more about the house, the renovations, the history, who may have lived here, etc.

The property has many native and perennial plants and herbs. We saw a variety of birds and butterflies. Grassy walkway paths surround a clump of wildflowers/prairie plants. Dozens of hummingbirds buzzed around a thistle patch.

A previous reviewer said the house is in need of TLC...this is an old prairie farmhouse. I saw a little weather stripping coming loose on a window. The tub is an old cast iron tub - naturally it is going to show wear and tear but it was clean and will probably last another hundred years. There was nothing that detracted or affected our stay in any way. I expect historic properties to show some wear - and love. This is not a corporate property. Everything was neat and clean.

The house and property are a photographer's delight - and a hiker's delight as there are many trails in the area, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and other sites in Council Grove and Cottonwood Falls.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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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