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Prairieside Cottage: Charming Private Property Nestled In The Flint Hills

Bedrooms 1
Space 92 m²
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:

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Matfield Green

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • All towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bedroom in the main house
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable full-size futon bed
  • All linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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 4.724138 based on 38 reviews
Overland Park

A winter weekend in the Prairieside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This place has a lot of character and looks exactly as depicted. Located in the small community of Matfield Green, the cottage feels isolated as it is blocked by trees near the front entrance and a field behind. The interior is well-done and clean. I stayed for a long weekend in January when the temperatures dipped to the single digits: this cottage remained toasty warm. Bring provisions: the closest grocery store is about 20 minutes away. Eggs in the refrigerator were a nice touch - there is a chicken coop located on the property (abandoned for the winter?), and I'm not sure if those eggs were local or not.

This property was a great stay, and I'll be sure to book again in the spring or early summer.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Chris Akers
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Matfield Green

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Pricing
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Pricing
Apr 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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