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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 second bedroom is in a semi-private office that has a comfortable full-size futon. The office room is separated from the main space with a curtain. The property also has a quaint one-room studio building that can be used as an artist’s or writer’s studio.

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.

Prairieside Cottage was featured on DesignSponge in May 2017: http://www.designsponge.com/2017/05/a-little-cottage-on-the-prairie.html

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Akers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
    Office - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable full-size futon bed
  • All linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • Toys
  • 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


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Prairieside Cottage: Charming Private Property Nestled In The Flint Hills
average rating of 4.714286 based on 37 reviews

Cozy home, great library and kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed between Christmas and New Year's with our family. It was peaceful and relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect. Secluded. Nature sounds. Stocked with extra blankets, toilet paper, hair dryer, coffee, salt/pepper, pots and pans and so much more! We will back! XO!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Away from City Lights

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very spacious - enough for two adults - and super clean. The washer and dryer was extremely convenient and the kitchen was well stocked. While we brought reading material, it wasn't really necessary at the collection in the cottage is varied and interesting.

The surroundings were peaceful, and we were lulled to sleep by hooting owls, howling coyotes and the distant rumble of trains from a nearby track. At night, the cottage is engulfed in nearly 100% darkness as there is minimal light pollution, making the stars really pop out at night.

A few suggestions to the owner/manager would be to label the controls on the wall for the lights and the ceiling fans. Also, while the internet is a great tool for researching local information sometimes it's not up to date, so perhaps a binder with local information regarding restaurants and shops with hours, and insights on what maybe only the locals know about would be helpful.

Otherwise, this was a great place to stay and immerse yourself. It's always difficult to return to the city after visiting Prairieside Cottage and the Flint Hills.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emmaus, Pa

Perfect, peaceful and serene!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't be happier with this cottage! My wife and I spent the first two nights of our Honeymoon here, and loved it so very much that I'm sure we will be back! The surroundings are great as it is situated on the edge of a little town, and is absolutely peaceful, except for the occasional passing train, you can't hear anything other than birds chirping and a breeze blowing. At night, with no light pollution, the stars are incredible! The cottage itself is very nice an cozy, the bed is comfortable and it is all very tastefully decorated, there honestly isn't a single thing I would change! We were only sad that we stayed such a short time, cannot recommend this cabin enough, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artistic, inviting retreat in a beautiful, private spot. True love.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful spot, and absolutely charming, perfectly decorated house. We will be back again within a month or two, loved it that much.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat - felt right at home

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable, I chose Prairiside Cottage for a solo retreat/intensive planning session before heading back to a busy school year teaching middle school ELA. I LOVE this space - I spent 3 nights and I really did not want to leave. What I love about it: the comfortable bed and sofa, big table to spread out and work on, well-equipped kitchen. Everything works - and works well: good water pressure in the shower and toilet; plenty of outlets; good wifi; good A/C with plenty of air balance. Just everything about this place was perfect for me.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • 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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