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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 and welcomed the first guests in May 2014.
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
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.
This place is incredible. Stayed three nights but wanted to stay thirty. Decent privacy yet close to many interesting day trips. Great book selection with an atmosphere that literally screams relaxation. Decor is cool and nice and light during the day with unbelievable star gazing at night. Absolutely loved it! Will definitely be back.
Second stay at this edge of the prairie locale. Cottage is spacious and beautiful. Happy to find 2 Bistros in the kitchen for making great coffee. Beautiful dining area lined with square windows framing a prairie view and beautiful sunrises. Great night sky viewing unfettered by city lights. I chose one of the two decks for an opportunity to sleep under the stars. Plenty of space in two seating areas and a great library for relaxing read or visit in the evenings. Found PrairyErth on the shelves alongside many volumes of area specific nature guides and memoirs and essays. Definitely slated for a twice a year pilgrimage. I checked sightseeing as something I recommend this property for...and you have to understand the sights are vast layers of rocky flint shelves, grasses, wildflowers, sky and clouds and stars and the moon..laced with barbed wire fences and gravel roads... and in scattered between are farmhouses, hay bales and cows and horses and yes...the occasional herd goat.
Just returned from our second stay and are already planning another. If you are a night sky seeker this is your place. We went for the dark of the moon and the Perseid meteor showers - and were not disappointed! This time we followed a map to explore the unpaved roads through the open range. Even though it was mid-August the breeze was a cooling constant out on the prairie. No traffic so we could amble along, hopping out frequently to inspect flowers and old homestead sites - and just breathe in the clean air and quiet solitude.
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.
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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2 night minimum stay
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