About the property
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom + Den, Sleeps 4-6
Settled far out in the Tallgrass Prairie of the rolling Flint Hills, with wide and endless views in all directions from a private hilltop, the True Prairie Home stands up to its name. In all seasons the house is surrounded by the magnificent and unique sea of grass. More than half of the year, the grasslands present the black dots of roaming cattle, everywhere. In late March / early April, the winter grasses are burned, with the prairie fires and their black earth aftermath a sight to see—the more so when knowing the young grasses will sprout up immediately after and color the rejuvenated prairie in fabulous greens. From the house, the prairie opens up a large pasture to hikers, painters, photographers, and dreamers. On all four sides the house has inviting porches for lazy gazing, reading and, again, for dreaming away…
All rooms in the True Prairie Home, which was custom built by local craftsmen from native limestone blocks, have huge windows which frame the natural art of the prairie. Handmade walnut doors, cabinets, floors, and staircase, complement the extensive interior stonework. The ample wall space and soaring ceilings provide a backdrop for the truly great, original art collected by the owners. The style presents a tasteful blend of the old days with contemporary design. On the first floor the living area is centered around a beautiful twenty foot stone wall and fireplace; the kitchen is fully equipped with tasteful materials and modern appliances; and the rustic dining table seats eight. The master bedroom features an interior stone wall, a large adjoining bath, and French doors opening to the expansive porch. On the second floor, you will find another large bedroom, bath, and a spacious den; complete with Western art and a queen size leather sleeper sofa.
And everywhere you look, the setting will take your breath away and stay in your soul…
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Debbie Langdon
Although we are both now retired, we have had long careers; Jerry in the area of city planning and Deb in educational psychology. We now have more time to devote to our interests in history, design, and environmental preservation.
Why Debbie Langdon chose Bazaar
We first came to the Flint Hills about 20 years ago and, like most people, we were immediately mesmerized by it. Although we lived in Kansas City, we found we were being constantly drawn back to the prairie and Cottonwood Falls. After several years of weekend trips here, we realized we definitely needed a more permanent place in the Flint Hills to live. That realization began a long search lasting several years for an historic stone house to renovate. When this search did not result in any possibilities we decided to find the perfect site for its view of the land and build a home - but to construct it with an old stone exterior. We purchased an old stone barn for its beautiful stone and in 2006 the project began. Today we have our perfect getaway home for long or short stays, enjoyed by just ourselves or our friends, or by our five children and their friends. We have already enjoyed a family Thanksgiving here, celebrating with over 30 family members. Also, we have had one wonderful wedding here with the guests dancing far into the warm, star-filled summer night. Visitors have never forgotten their time here as it makes an indelible mark on their souls. Many have returned again and again for the raw beauty of the vistas in every direction, the serene quiet, and, of course, the spectacular sunsets.
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Wonderful stay in the Flint Hills
Home and property perfect for a getaway from the city.
We very much enjoyed our weekend here. The property offers a wonderful balance of gorgeous prairie views and the total peace and quiet we wanted while still offering modern conveniences inside. The home is positioned very well for beautiful sunset and sunrise viewing and we were fortunate to have such clear night skies that we saw more stars and constellations than we had in years. Although it was cold and VERY windy outside during our stay, the house felt solid enough that we hardly noticed how gusty it was when we were inside. Very tastefully decorated throughout with quality finishes and the owner was pleasant in all communications.
Beautiful and peaceful stay.
This was our second time staying here and loved it just as much as the first time. The house is clean, beautiful, and has everything you need.
We had high expectations and this home exceeded them.
The property is as advertised. The prairie surrounds the home and the design of the house is perfect with windows framing spectacular views on all sides of the house.
Everything you can possibly need is provided. The home is decorated beautifully and we left wanting more time.
Awesome prairie experience
Our group of 4 ladies absolutely loved this house; we’ve got an annual event going, a tradition that will continue as long as possible. The house is so comfortable and beautiful with its huge windows to allow stunning vistas in all directions. We settle in and have no desire to go anywhere once we get there, although we did some very fun hiking, antiquing, and dining. We bring most of our food with us; the kitchen is ideal to cook in. Beds, baths, porch, everything is so well designed for comfy living. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words. We're looking forward to your next annual event!
Wonderful way to unplug from the daily routine.
Each window is like a painting when you look out. We were able to see beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and watch two storms roll through. Our two boys enjoyed exploring the native grasses and "talking" to the cows that came in with the storms.