Prairiewood Reviews

“Wow! Where to begin! My husband and I decided to plan a one-year anniversary trip someplace close to home. A year ago while on our honeymoon in Mexico, I had a medical emergency that resulted in a six-month hospital stay. So while we wanted a honeymoon do-over, we did not want to be far from home or away for too long. We found this place while I was still in recovery, not sure if I would be up to the trip … We planned it anyway and I am so glad we did! Manhattan is one of my husband’s favorite places and I love being in the “country.” We were able to enjoy the best of both worlds, all while enjoying the beautiful, cozy room. We have been through a lot this past year and it was exactly what we needed. Thank you for being so kind and for providing such a relaxing place. We will be back and will definitely recommend.”

— The Sosnas



“Absolutely amazing. Truly a retreat. Adorable and relaxing.”

— Callie



“We absolutely loved having HomePlace for our wedding weekend! It was nice to be able to come here and relax after long, busy-filled days! Thank you so much for such an amazing place and venue!”

— Travis and Morgan Bryan



“We are the parents of the groom. What a beautiful day for a wedding. A great time was had by all. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Travis and Morgan Bryan.”

— Roger and Paula Bryan



“We spent the weekend celebrating my husband’s birthday and enjoying a Cats win over OU! Prairiewood holds a special place in our hearts as we got married at StoneHouse. We will continue to come stay and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It’s the perfect place for a mini-vacation. We ❤️ Prairiewood!”

— Cassandra and Adrian Stryker



“This was such a lovely treat and a relaxing night away. Everything was absolutely perfect. I will be back. Thank you so very much.”

— Jess Burner



“We had our wedding at Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve on Saturday and it was everything I could have dreamed of and more. This is one of the only venues that will let you rent for the whole weekend and it made all the difference. Close family and bridal party were able to stay on the property, which made everything so much easier. The owners are so sweet, the accommodations were pristine, and the land surrounding is breathtaking! Choosing Prairiewood made all the difference!!”

— Ariel Westphal



“It was a beautiful getaway for the weekend. Sat on the dock and watched an eagle fly over the creek. Had a nice fire. It was just peaceful and had a great time. Thanks for a great relaxing weekend. Plus we had a great walk on the trails.”

— David Seidel



“Last night we celebrated our wedding at this breathtaking venue. The evening consisted of snuggling on the couch watching it rain. StoneHouse is truly an amazing place to relax and get away. Thank you for the amazing experience.”

— The Hurds



“Thank you for being a superb host. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and luxurious. Your attention to detail was incredible! We loved the property and all of the amenities available. I am going to tell my friend about our visit so she can stay there when visiting her daughter at K-State.”

— Susan



“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. The room was spotless, comfy, and simply perfect. Having an opportunity to hike the Flint Hills and canoe down Wildcat Creek was an added bonus. Definitely a peaceful and relaxing retreat destination my husband and I hope to take often.”

— Stephanie



“Absolutely loved Willow Suite! It was probably one of my most relaxing stays anywhere — I put it just behind my Thanksgiving stay at the Lake Austin Spa Resort a few years ago! Beautiful, well-designed suite with homey touches. I will be back when my work-life settles down.”

— Johanna



“To all at Prairiewood! Thanks for all you do to make a wonderfully peaceful getaway. Your attention to detail is what allows the rest of us to experience the peaceful setting that Prairiewood provides. We especially enjoyed the wildlife — birds aplenty, butterflies, and entertaining squirrels. The lovely landscaping was a huge surprise — once again allowing the eye to rest and the soul space to restore. So, thanks again. We loved our time here.”

— The Koenigs



“We just wanted to let you know we loved HomePlace. Kim is a cake decorator and has her own small business so she has an eye for detail. That said, we can tell you do too! From the cookies to the candles to the way the towels are folded into little pockets for the bath soap … the place was just awesome. Probably the most luxurious place I’ve ever stayed in. We walked down to the dock and enjoyed nature as well. We’ll definitely recommend you to all our friends and family.”

— Barry and Kim



“Staying in Cottonwood Suite and HomePlace gives you the chance to see/experience the Flint Hills just steps outside your door all while you’re still practically in Manhattan. The suite is quiet and there are snacks and coffee. The AC worked great and though we didn’t need it there are heated floors in the bathroom. It’s a great ‘getaway’ that’s not far away at all :)”

— Jo



“We loved everything about this place. Itʼs stunningly beautiful and the owners are very sweet. It exceeded our needs in every way! We will be back again!”

— Thomas



“Our StoneHouse visit for our wedding was PERFECT! What a gorgeous, historic, fun place! Everything for our wedding was a dream, we did not want to wake up from this fairytale. StoneHouse is someplace everyone should get a chance to see and stay at. I could not imagine our beautiful wedding anywhere more perfect than here. We had so so so many compliments from our guests. Thank you so much for having us. We are looking forward to our gorgeous photos and video. We love you!”

— The Linns



“This place is wonderful for the money. This place has all the nice touches, in-room ice maker, coffee, snacks, water and plates/silverware. The bathroom was amazing and we enjoyed the high-end linens from Restoration Hardware. Thank you for the wonderful oasis, we had a nice time disconnecting from the city.”

— Laura



“We truly enjoyed our downtime in your beautiful setting. Thank you for your hospitality and attention to detail in the places in which God did not make beautiful. This was a much-needed time for my husband and me. Thanks again for sharing your piece of heaven with us.”

— The Prices



“We needed this place more than we knew. Thank you.”

— The New Oertlings



“Once again, we had a truly delightful stay. And with the bonus of beautiful weather, we were able to enjoy walks and even a little canoeing! Thank you for your hospitality. This has become our favorite ‘home away from home.’ “

— Gabriel and Christa Gaumer



“My husband booked this little getaway a surprise to me. It’s our first night away from our 2 year old. I have absolutely loved our stay here. The room is so cozy and charming. The weather allowed us to kayak in the afternoon and still enjoy the fireplace in the evening and early morning. This is truly a great place you’ve got here! Thank you for sharing it!”

— The Gurtners



“We had a very relaxing time. We absolutely loved our stay in Willow Suite. Thank you for thinking of everything. You have a very beautiful gift of hospitality. We will return.”

— Ron and Tonya



“We had the most amazing, relaxing time. After having a fiasco with our original venue, we were so thankful to find Prairiewood! (And honestly, it was better than the other place would have been.) Thank you so much for the staff making us feel at home. We’ll never forget how we felt this weekend!”

— Trey and Anne Bryant



“The house was perfect for the wedding! The kitchen, bathrooms & bedrooms were all well-stocked and everything was so clean! We had an amazing weekend & can’t thank you enough for your hospitality! We will recommend Prairiewood to all our friends & family! Hopefully we will be back soon!”

— The Kufahl Family



“I fell in love with Prairiewood the first time I saw it. We booked it for our wedding and boy they made the whole process so easy and wonderful! Every staff member (including the owner) I met or talked with on the phone was so beyond helpful and pleasant. They made our weekend stress free and made sure we had everything we needed and more. The RetreatHouse was perfect for my whole family to to stay and relax. We all enjoyed the hot tub very much. :) We were able to get all decorating done in the barn on Thursday which was VERY nice, that way we had all day Friday to have fun. I would recommend Prairiewood to anyone wanting a beautiful, stress free, and fun wedding! This is your place!”

— Kaci



“Such a lovely experience and beautiful place. An absolutely great retreat!”

— Laura



“One word — perfect! The staff, the property, the owners — amazing! Our wedding was so perfect, and all of our family and friends were amazed with the packaged deal! Thank you so much for allowing us to become Mr. and Mrs. Tatum here!”

— Matthew and Jessica Tatum



“Thank you for letting us fully enjoy a serene ‘stay-cation’ for our very first anniversary! We love getting away and exploring the little nooks of the world together, leaving our love, and taking our memories wherever we go. Thank you for being a part of our little adventure as we explore life together!”

— Emily and Brendan Handy



“Thank you, again, for being such a safe place for us. This place is so special to us, and we are always able to accomplish the reconnection that we need and desire. It is tranquil, peaceful, and the love you’ve built this home around is palpable. We can’t wait to come in the spring again.”

— Melanie and Bart



“Thank you for a lovely stay! The Willow Suite exceeded our expectations, and every little detail was so well thought out! We stayed here to celebrate our second anniversary and it was such a treat! We loved the kayaking, hiking and bird watching. Such a special time for us. We hope to be back again!”

— Kale and Melea



“The new Warner family was here for our wedding! The rain that was forecast for 100% chance of thunderstorms held off until about 7pm, after we had a beautiful ceremony in the Meadow and started a fantastic reception in the Blue Sage Barn. The staff was phenomenal and incredibly helpful and patient with making our day happen. I couldn’t imagine tying the knot anywhere else. Thank you for making our weekend absolutely, undoubtedly the most amazing and love-filled weekend it could have been.”

— The Warners



“We have been on the waiting list for what seems like years!! When my husband told me there was a cancellation, we decided, ‘What better way to spend our anniversary!’ This place far exceeded our expectations! The room was so comfortable and well-maintained! The grounds are beautiful. My husband says that this is our country escape from the country (lol). We got to meet Kail and he was so nice and welcoming! We can’t wait to come back again and stay longer!”

— Stephen and Kayeloni Davidson



“Had an amazing time while staying for 1 night at the Cottonwood Suite for our 10yr anniversary (March 14). It was beautiful and met all our expectations, could only imagine coming back during optimal months. We will be returning send also highly recommending to friends and family.”

— Kris



“My wife and i stayed in the StoneHouse over the weekend and it was amazing. Cooking together in the fully stocked kitchen, dancing in the courtyard as music played throughout, canoeing down the river, It was truly a blessing. The staff and facilities are amazing.”

— Nathan



“We hold our annual business retreat at Prairiewood and there couldn’t be a better location in our area. Quiet, comfortable, elegant, hospitable are all words that come to mind. We are a picky bunch, and this place gets 5 stars from everyone on our team!”

— Dustin



“We had the most amazing, relaxing, perfect weekend. The Prairiewood property is gorgeous, the room (we stayed in the Cottonwood Suite) serene and peaceful, the hosts wonderful and accommodating. We walked the property, paddled around in the kayaks, and relaxed by the fire pit. Honestly, there wasn’t one thing I would change! It’s not a matter of if we will be back, but how soon!”

— Erica



“We chose Blue Sage Barn as our venue so that our wedding party would have a place to stay, we could have the rehearsal dinner on site, and so that we could have an indoor wedding at the same location as our reception. We split the barn in half, with the reception on one side of the barn and the wedding on the other. The chairs were cleared out for a dance floor after the ceremony. Prairiewood did a great job making sure that we had enough seating and tables set up exactly how we wanted them. We felt very welcome and the wedding party loved RetreatHouse. RetreatHouse also gave us a great spot to get ready and shoot formal photos.”

— Jill Stolz



“Great place for more intimate gatherings. The proposal I helped with here was made even better by the amazing scenery!”

— Sharnee



“My favorite place to visit. The natural beauty surrounding these places is simply breathtaking. I come away refreshed and more at peace each time I visit. Thank you for providing places of rest and peace in a time where our culture focuses on busy. I’m grateful for all the thoughtful details in Prairiewood’s variety of spaces.”

— Meg



“We can’t say enough good things about our stay at Prairiewood. The StoneHouse is a stunningly beautiful property and so well appointed for a stay with family. My children asked several times if we could just live there. Have to say I wished I could tell them “yes!” The Prairiewood staff are a delight to work with, and we can’t wait to return.”

— Chad



“My husband and I stayed here overnight and I wish we could have enjoyed the Cottonwood Suite and property more than what we did! The room was stunning, the little snacks/coffee was amazing for early morning, the owners are very kind for the few moments we spoke with them, and drinking our coffee on the dock & canoeing put the cherry on top. So peaceful, yet so close to everything in town. We enjoyed ourselves so much and I’d give it a 100 stars if I could. We WILL be back if we ever decide to visit KS again! Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your little slice of heaven with us! ❤️”

— The Watts



“A beautiful place to relax and reconnect with the one you love. We had an awesome time!”

— Anne



“As beautiful as the pictures are, they pale in comparison to the majestic beauty and tranquility this retreat offers. The staff was VERY helpful leading up to, and during the entire wedding event. Our out of town guests were simply blown away, and our local guests were shocked to learn that such a wonderful place has been right under their noses all this time. All of our guests who had been to Prairiewood in the past were again impressed. Prairiewood shouldn’t be Manhattan’s best kept secret, it should be widely known, used, and appreciated. Worth. Every. Penny.”

— George



“We came up for my mothers birthday. It was a wonderful stay from start to finish. Well thought out arrangement, clean and welcoming. We would love to return. Thank you!”

— Anonymous



“My husband and I were married at the StoneHouse on April 21st of this year. I cannot put into words how beautiful the home and grounds are. After visiting with Kail this evening I can tell you the owners of this property truly care about their guests and want to ensure they’re satisfied with their experience. He has good morals and values that he applies to his company. I would definitely recommend staying at one of their many beautiful properties.”

— Lacey



“This is an incredible place to stay. The family is so nice and the privacy is unmatched. This is such a clean and comfortable room where the outdoors are right outside your front door. The hiking, kayaking and canoeing are incredible. We would highly recommend this place to others!”

— Connor



“Thank you for the best anniversary we’ve had in our 29 years of marriage! My daughter and son-in-law loved it as well! We’ll be happy to spread the word (with permission, of course). Again, thank you for your hospitality!”

— Gevin



“Surreal, Amazing, Relaxing, Welcoming, Clean, and Beautiful … are only a few words to describe our stay at the StoneHouse property. It’s the perfect little getaway.”

— Amy



“They are so on top of it and accommodating! What I wanted, they made happen! When something wasn’t working out the way I envisioned it, they worked with me until it was perfect! They made my dream wedding come true! They are very friendly and easy to work with. When something was coming up that needed to be done in the wedding planning process, they guided me through it. Things even came up like my wedding dress hem wasn’t completed and still had pins in it the morning of the wedding. The owner drove over with a sewing kit to help us. They are AWESOME!”

— Carly



“What an awesome place! The setting was absolutely gorgeous and the house itself was spectacular. I hope we get a chance to go back in the future.”

— Clint



“We received many compliments from the guests about how beautiful the meadow and barn were. Our wedding party loved that they could stay there all weekend. The grounds were beautifully kept. I was amazed that when it stormed on Friday night before the wedding, landscapers were out the next morning cleaning up and making everything look perfect. Our whole experience was amazing from interacting with employees in planning for our event to when arrived and were welcomed with a plate of homemade cookies and bottle of wine, to when we checked out on Sunday. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married or who is having a special occasion and wants their event tailored to them.”

— Katie



“My friends and I rented the retreat for last Friday night and it was a blast. We all had such a fun and relaxing time there, we can’t wait for our next visit.”

— Bryan



“Becky and Kail went above and beyond in every realm of hospitality you can imagine! Absolutely outstanding hosts, BEAUTIFUL property and suites, spotless rooms, quick responses. The thought that went into the detail of their suites is outstanding. Best Airbnb my husband and I have stayed in! Can’t say enough great things!”

— Hannah



“My husband and I loved our stay in the Willow Suite! The room is beautiful and cozy! This was exactly what we needed when we decided to get away for the weekend. Thank you so much!”

— Anne and Jason



“THANK YOU! Your home is BEAUTIFUL, and we loved our stay. Wish we could stay longer. There’s a solution to that, WE WILL BE BACK!”

— Todd and Becky



“We stayed at the Cottonwood and it exceeded our expectations. The place is on the west side of Manhattan and is only a few minutes from shops, stores, restaurants, etc. The “cabin” is an add on from a private residence, but is completely separate with its own entrance and patio area. It was perfect for my wife and I! It comes with a top of the line Kohler tub, walk-in shower, a coffee maker, a mini fridge, ice maker, a big screen tv, and super comfortable furniture. We look forward to coming back to stay.”

— Anonymous



“Very beautiful place — it feels like a home away from home and is perfect for gatherings for friends and family.”

— Julie



“Beautiful, Charming, Immaculate StoneHouse with spacious and well-kept grounds. Everyone associated with the property were professional and very easy to work with. Quick response after heavy rain knocked out TV reception. The linens were fabulous, hot tub very inviting, outdoor patio area was amazing, interior extremely well done, spotless very clean facility. We highly recommend this property and staying here will spoil you from renting other properties! IT’S THAT WELL DONE! Well done property, thank you for sharing! We hope we can stay again in the future.”

— Anonymous



“How many opportunities do you have to celebrate your mother’s 100th birthday and do it with unforgettable elegance and style? With relatives arriving from Oregon, Oklahoma, California and all parts of Kansas we were looking for something more intimate than the typical dark church basement or sterile hotel banquet room. Prairiewood was definitely the answer. Cousins from afar could have their choice of state-of-the-art bedrooms while cousins from nearby could come for the day, reminisce and enjoy the occasional deer, turkey or coyote that came to pay their birthday respects. The inside ambiance mixed with the prairie setting made mom’s 100th one of a kind.”

— Sue



“Such a perfect little getaway spot for us to start the new year off right. We stayed in the Cottonwood Suite and it was so quaint, cozy, private and intimate. Everything was so perfect! Will definitely be coming back here again! Thanks again for everything!!”

— Kaylee



“We had our wedding reception in the Blue Sage Barn and all of our guests couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful and comfortable it was! The only bummer was having to have the beautiful doors closed while the music was going because it was a gorgeous night out, but we knew that when we rented it. Overall we were VERY happy with our choice of venue!”

— Melinda



“Our stay at Prairiewood is something we’ll always remember. The beauty and attention to detail in the StoneHouse is unparalleled. It is only matched by the excellent care of the Prairiewood staff. We can’t wait to return.”

— Chad



“What a great place. We had a family reunion for our Mother’s 85th birthday. From Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas. They all loved the place. Just beautiful. Everything is right there. Hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, over 500 acres of native prairie, walking trails, picnic areas. Swimming, hot tub. The people were very nice and friendly. If we need anything they were right there to help. Could not ask for a better place. So if you are looking for a getaway, call and book it. Thanks to Prairiewood for making our family stay a memory we won’t forget. Thanks!!!”

— Nadine



“Perfect place to stay! Out of town but close enough to easily get anything you need. The room was amazing. Everything you need including a small ice machine and the nicest towels I’ve ever used. Hope I’ll be able to go back in the future and take advantage of the canoes and walking trail.”

— Joshua



“Prairiewood was where I had always wanted to get married and last weekend my dream came true! The weekend was absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate. The staff is professional but down to earth, helpful and so fun. They helped our big day be perfect by taking care of the small things and checking in to see if we needed anything. The house was great for family to get together by the pool and catch up. It was nice being able to decorate for our reception on Thursday and start our weekend that night. We were able to have some one on one time together, close family time Friday, and our big party with everyone Saturday. Being able to stay Thursday helped everything stay organized and stress free! LOVED Prairiewood Retreat and everyone there that helped make our day special.”

— Cait



“Great place for our get together! The facility was beautiful, very spacious and an ideal space for our reunion!!!”

— Heidi


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