I am so sorry the Dream Ride had to cancel plans this year.
We have a lot of weekend availability and would love to help host. Thank you for sharing Spring Street information plus the ranches where people can board their horses and enjoy riding in the Flint Hills this fall.
Please fan our FB page to know what is happening each weekend in CWF. We have five guest rooms. Each room accommodates 2.
Typically our breakfast menu is breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit and yogurt, French toast, bacon, sausage and fruit salad. Also happy to offer eggs cooked to order. It is an old home, but renovated with the modern amenities, and we are doing everything possible for our guests comfort. Seasonal clothing is very helpful.
It is a family home and we look forward to your stay.
Besides rest and relaxation:
Prairie PastTimes Artist Cooperative
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Scenic 177 and Matfield Green
Pioneer Bluffs Historic barn, home and gallery
Chase County Historical Museum
Chamber Courthouse Tours (Saturday afternoon)
Chase County Fishing Lake and dam hike to falls
Main Street galleries and shops
Roniger Natural History Museum and afternoon hours
Saturday morning library hours
Strong City Clark's Hardware
Country roads for biking and driving
Ad Astra Restaurant
Grand Central Restaurant
Keller's Feed and Wine
Wagon Wheel Café
At this time Wifi is available at the library (just to the east of Spring Street a block or two)
See you then!
Covid 19 alert: If running a temperature or not feeling well we ask you to postpone your visit for your health, safety of our home and other guests. There is currently a state request for the wearing of a mask in public areas. Thank you.
What a wonderful Friday evening. We got our dinner and enjoyed it on our backboard at the Tallgrass Preserve. Beautiful evening as the sun was setting. We could see fresh evidence of the buffalo but no sight of them. We were looking for Neowise the recently discovered comet. We were looking to the NW. We looked and looked to the northwest sky as the sun set and the stars came out. We eventually got comfortable viewing the stars. A multitude of stars eventually appeared. There was a little cloud cover right in the area we were looking, and we eventually saw it, up next to the cloud we finally saw a bit of star with a longish glow in the northwest sky below the big dipper. Just one other couple had come back for their second viewing claiming it was really great the previous night and we would soon see it and pointed the way over the northwest horizon. Every time we visit the Tallgrass Preserve at sunset we hope we will be back soon. It is a wonderful place.
Ok. so here we are. Trying to be sure our medical care does not get overwhelmed with sick people as we all experience the most unusual time of no one on earth having immunity to a new virus. For possibly 20% of the population the virus can be especially dangerous as pneumonia may develop and be life threatening. I have had a cough and congestion for a couple of weeks and now Bob is experiencing the same so we're thinking we may be part of the 80% so far. We are in quarantine. Bob is working from home and we don't really feel like going anywhere anyway. This is my second week. Symptoms seem to be a little less each day. We sleep well with our Mucinnex and night time relief. We take a daytime to try to keep the congestion at bay, So far we are ok.
We have enjoyed several batches of chicken and noodles now. One with homemade noodles and the other with store bought homemade. We like the home made the best.
We enjoyed curb-side when we were last in CWF a couple of weekend ago. And, a beautiful evening on the back deck.
It is wonderful to be a gallery for Cher Olson and Dr. Eric Dyck. I proudly get to share the highlights of the area in the Spring Street living room thanks to Eric's capturing of these iconic places at especially unique and beautiful times. Eric and Margie (a native) have been in this area all their lives. They are multi-talented people and we are the beneficiaries of wonderful photography, sewing, knitting, crocheting and all kinds of hand-work that can be seen at PrairiePastTimes.
Please plan to visit us soon and see our wonderful gallery!
We were so fortunate to have more wonderful guests this past year. Our calendar is looking a little more promising than last year. Please call soon as we have several guest rooms still available Symphony Weekend. Every weekend we will be offering our Weekend Getaway special rate of $200 +tax (includes Friday and Saturday king-size bed and spacious room, refreshments, and breakfasts).
Valentine Weekend, special events at Clover Cliff Pavilion and Keller's Feed and Wine.
March 27-29, Quilt and Sewing Retreat located in the ideal Community Center with Emma Chase home cooking ($80 per person to share a room).
March -April Spring Fling, Reserve one guest room and get one 1/2 price
May 1-3, La Grind 2 day gravel bike ride and race at Camp Wood
May 8-10, Plein Air Artists Weekend and the Flint Hills Trail bike ride
Memorial Weekend Wedding
May 28-30, Dirty Kansa bike ride and the Flint Hills Rodeo
June 12-14, Symphony in the Flint Hills and Flint Hills American Folk Life Festival
June 26-28, 50 Year Alumni Reunion and Chief Washunga Days at Council Grove
September 11-13, Dream Ride (equine ride) Clover Cliff Ranch
September 25-27 WoodFest, family fine art camp and instrument sampler presented by Symphony in the Flint Hills
November 6, Spring Street will be decorated for the holiday season and we have dinner seating for 22
November 27-29, Christmas in the Country home tour, shopping, and courthouse lighting
We are offering a special weekend getaway including 2 nights in our spacious guestrooms with king size beds, breakfasts, and refreshments. This is a wonderful time to enjoy Friday night music, excellent local food, main street shops and galleries, Saturday morning at the Tallgrass Preserve, Saturday afternoon courthouse tour, scenic drive (or trail bike) through the Flint Hills, and rest and relaxation on our wonderful veranda's, and hike to the Chase State Lake Falls. The sunsets at the Preserve are stunning. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your visit.
What a beautiful evening under the lacy leaves of the walnut trees on the banks of the creek in Council Grove. A walking trail now ambles along from main street to the Kaw Mission. There you will find a Kansas Historian working to preserve the history of those who lived in this area centuries ago. First the Indians and then the pioneers. This was an exciting place late in the 1800's as the people voyaged across North America enjoying the freedom of a new land. Finding grasslands, trees for building and furniture making, a climate for growing food, and suitable for animals grazing the prairie. The people already further west and at the Pacific needed goods and this was the way of shipping and commerce in the day. This pleasant evening it was a delight to hear the music of the Tallgrass Express. You will often find them at special Flint Hills event. They share music of guitar, fiddle and banjo. And words and stories to learn about the people and the region here. Annie Wilson, teacher, singer, song-writer does this along with organizing Friday evening jam sessions at the Prairie PastTimes artist cooperative in Cottonwood Falls.
The hills are now a lush green and as you get closer you realize there are many other plants amidst the grasses as well. Nature has decorated the hills with many colors such as orange, purple, blue, bright pink and yellow. The butterflies are happily fluttering about the Milkweed. The prairie birds fly and perch amidst the grasses, and their songs are so sweet along with the breeze and fresh air. You can walk the Tallgrass Prairie paths or enjoy a ride and hear the Park Rangers share more about this ancient environment.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Flint Hills Rodeo. It is an idyllic setting in the midst of the rolling green hills on the first weekend of June. As the sun is setting the music, the professional riders, and the clown make for great family fun. It's very exciting to see how long the cowboys can stay on the bucking horses and who keeps their hat on. The bull riding is thrilling as these muscular and wild looking creatures give their riders a great ride. The cowgirls race around the arena between competitions and also around the barrels. Always fun to see the rodeo clown as he keeps an out for the participants and their safety and also provides entertainment for the crowd. We serve breakfast each morning for our guests and our guests enjoy this spacious old home with the modern amenities, king size beds and extra beds for families. It's coming up soon get your tickets at the Rodeo website. Please email email@example.com to reserve your room. We have more information to share about having a great time Rodeo weekend.
Another lovely weekend in Chase county! We had a fun day of fishing, playing at Swope Park, playing at the Strong City Park, and listening to the sounds of the trains. Our two year old wanted to know where those sounds were coming from so her adventurous aunt showed her the way and ended up at the caboose near the Strong City depot. Another fun stop as they all climbed on board. The falls at the walking bridge are especially interesting as there is a lot of watering rushing over them. Everyone enjoyed hiking to the falls at the Chase County lake. The gardening is going great at Spring Street, excited about the fall plantings and the previous plants and seeds that have made an appearance this spring. There will be a lot of weeding to do with the abundant rains. But the green hills are amazing and quite a sight to enjoy! Please make plans for weekend getaway and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your visit soon!
Writing this with weekly updates about what is happening at Spring Street and the places I love in the beautiful Flint Hills.