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  4. Fun Cabins on Beautiful Lake!

Fun Cabins on Beautiful Lake!

2br Home/Apartment
Council Grove, KS, United States
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent17 reviews

Description

The Space

Explore the scenic prairie surrounded by a beautiful reservoir. Located in the heart of the Flint Hills, our quaint cabins each house up to 16 people in bunk beds and provide comfortable spacious lobbies for gathering. Great for small parties, families, or weekend retreats. Stone cabin with plenty of natural light in the lobby and scenic views. A rustic feel with modern luxuries such as heating, air-conditioning, private bathrooms and small kitchen area. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to your first day of summer camp – The only differences being that no one here is telling you when to go to bed and they probably didn’t allow alcohol at your summer camp! Though, naps are still encouraged! Many come for the serene, spiritual atmosphere and others come to take part in our outdoors amenities. There are two sleeping rooms with 8 bunk beds each + 2 bathrooms with two sinks, toilet and shower. Large windows in adjoining living area w/sm kitchen. What the cabin’s lack in flare, we make up for with amenities and Guest Access. 6 sets of linens, cooking and eating utensils, coffee and coffee pot, grilling utensils and charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal), indoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit with firewood (bring your own matches), extra stacking chairs, and more! Some cabins have better wifi than others. Our main buildings and outdoor patio have good internet access. This is a non-profit summer camp location with capacity for up to 96 people for overnight lodging. There are four small cabins that each house up to 16 guests. One additional cabin that houses up to 32 guests and an apartment that houses 2-6 people. You’ll fall in love with all of the natural beauty of the lake and flint hills landscape. It's a wonderful place to hike, relax, play and unwind.

Guest Access

1. You are welcome to wander our 168 acres of land and over 3 miles of lakeshore. 2. Your cabin rental includes access to the in-ground swimming pool when in season. You can swim in our cove as long as you wear a lifejacket for safety. You may put your boat in the water at the marina and tie it up to our dock. If you’ve got a state fishing license, feel free to try your lock as you’ve got plenty of lake access. 3. For those wishing to relax or get in touch with nature, we have a few hiking trails, 8 fire pits, outdoor observation tower, pavilion, outdoor chapel, small stone labyrinth, picnic area and amphitheatre. 4. We provide some basic sports equipment and outdoor games to compliment our Gaga Pit (AKA Octaball or Israeli Dodgeball), sand volleyball pit, basketball court, kickball/softball backstop, playground, tetherball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, cornhole, ladder golf and giant jenga. Please have fun challenging your fellow travelers to some friendly competition. 5. You may also choose to rent discs to play our 9-hole disc golf course, or bring your own. 6. Schedule your group to challenge our low ropes course, high ropes challenge course and ZIPLINES! We charge extra for this. 7. You may decide to book certain activities ahead of time such as kayaks/canoes, archery, Pontoon boat rides, Prairie surfing, hayrack rides, movie night, game night, counselor-facilitated activities, s’mores kits, and more.

Interaction with Guests

As host and director of the camp, I live in a house on the grounds. I’ll be here to check you in, or one of our friendly staff will help you get settled. During your stay, either I or one of our staff (who live only a few miles away) will be on call to assist you with anything you might need. I’m very easy going and enjoy getting to know the interesting people that pass through here. Though I generally keep to myself so you can enjoy taking in the sights, don’t hesitate to say “hello!” or ask about our camp. I’d be happy to facilitate any activity for your group with enough prior notice. You can reach me by Airbnb messages, e-mail or my cell phone (text or call).

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood consists of some deer, birds, fish and other critters. How can we complain about that?! This is a beautiful country setting right in the middle of Council Grove Reservoir in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills. Our cabins are spaced so that, even if there are other guests, you’ll have plenty of space and a feeling of seclusion. You can barely hear the highway. 23 minutes down the gravel road you’ll find the historical town of Council Grove – home of the Hays House, the Flint Hills Discovery Center, plenty of trails and the river walk – just to name a few. They have a few fast food places and local diners, but not much in the way of nightlife. You’ll have to travel a 45 minutes to Manhattan for that.

Getting Around

WMC is located on the peninsula surrounded by the Council Grove Reservoir across from the Council Grove Marina and Riche Cove. Take Hwy 177 until you reach Ave. K. Head West on Avenue K for 1.5 miles until you reach 1050 Rd (there’s an old schoolhouse on the corner and a sign reading “White Memorial Camp 4.2 miles”) Drive south on 1050 road for 4.2 miles, past the “Dead End” sign and follow that road into camp. WMC is the dead end. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TIRES. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY DOWN THE GRAVEL ROADS. Given the nature of the roads, covered in sharp flint rocks, you don’t want to risk a flat tire by driving too fast. We have seen our fair share of tire troubles. You’re almost here! You’ll drive past a stone gate and follow the curved road toward the right. As you drive into camp, you’ll pass the director’s house, which will be on your left, you’ll go right along the forked road and continue into the camp. On your right will be an outdoor chapel area. You’ll reach a fork in the road with a wooden “Parking” sign. Don’t park there yet! Turn left and head to the office down the gravel road (northeast). You’ll see 2 large buildings. The one on your right is our Dining hall. The one on the left is our office building and there is a sign out front labeling it as such. This is where you will go to check in. All of these reference points are very close together so it can be easy to miss. Feel free to call the Director or the Office if you need directions. Please check out our map online, or have one sent to you. Once you’ve arrived, please check in at the Office before heading to your cabin or using the facilities. My favorite part of driving to the cabins is popping up over a hill when you're almost here and seeing the lake on all three sides of you. Breathtaking!

Other Things to Note

Don’t feel like cooking? Let us do it for you! Our cooks can whip up your favorite meals in our dining hall. As a camp and retreat center we are used to catering large groups, and small private meals. If you’re interested in meals, we’ll need at least a week’s notice so we can plan the menu and order food. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit camp and we use money earned from these activities to help fund our summer programming for youth of all ages and adults with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. As One of our cabin’s is Pet Friendly, there is a chance that there there may be a small dog on campus during your stay though it should remain on a leash so as to not interrupt your visit.

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Amenities
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Suitable for events
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Private living room
Bedrooms
2
Sleeps
16 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
2

Location

Address
Council Grove, KS 66846, United States

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 17 reviews
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