We have a little more than 10 acres with lots of trees. We have one field where we mow paths to allow for a walk through the wild flowers and tall grasses. I advise bug spray to prevent mosquito bites but it is a nice easy stroll to enjoy and perhaps to meet the horses and cows next door. The horses may come visit if they are tempted by carrots. The cows often come to the fence especially if dogs are with us. They are just curious.
If you desire something more challenging, you can walk down the incline at the back of the property and follow the paths back there. Going down and coming back up are not my favorite parts but once down the incline, it can be a beautiful peaceful place. Midwesterners call it a draw.
We do have a field that is fenced and perfect for off lease play with your dog.
There are lots of wildlife so you may see deer out at the salt lick, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, and possums.
We hesitate to list house rules as we will consider you a guest and hope you will enjoy yourselves at our home.
At this time, we have few rules but will add as we find they are needed. Hopefully each guest will treat us with respect and we will do the same for them.
We do ask that you if you smoke, please confine smoking to inside your rig please.
Please clean up behind yourselves.
Please take your trash with you..
We love well behaved kids and well behaved pets so they are very welcome if they fit that description,
At this time, our maximum stay is one night but we will try to be flexible if you need another night.
We are located about one and one half miles on a gravel road. It is normally a level dusty gravel road unless extreme wet weather conditions. If lots of rain, it can get muddy and be annoying but it is not impassable, The county crews are quick to come out and grade the road, adding gravel if needed, Prior to the road we live on, you would be on all paved roads without any steep grades.
When turning into our driveway, please take care as we do have stone columns at the entry to the drive. We have not had any problems getting in and out with our 27' Class C or with a pickup truck pulling a
16 ' trailer.
We have a long drive way but there is room to turn around so backing out of the drive is not needed or advised.
Tree branches are kept limbed up to prevent any issues with hitting the top of our vehicle which is over 12' tall, Just let us know the height of your rig and we will try to remove any limbs that might cause problems for you.
Your tow vehicle can be parked in front of your RV on our property.
We are pretty spontaneous in our travel but if home we will be very happy to have you as guests.
We really are just a stop over spot as we are so far away from most things of interest.. We are about an hour southwest of Kansas City, where you will find restaurants, concerts, museums, and ball games.
If you are a civil war history buff, John Brown Museum/cabin and a memorial park are in Osawatomie. . The Pottawatomie Massacre that he led took place just miles from our property. I have never seen the actual location but there is a sign in the small town of Lane just south of us.
Of interest again to civil war buffs and University of Kansas fans, If you drive down Osawatomie’s Main Street, you’ll find a sign that proclaims the town as the place where the Jayhawker was named. There is quite a story behind the name Jayhawk. You can google "the tale of the last jayhawkers" and true or false, it makes interesting reading. Many "border wars' between Missourians and Kansans were fought in eastern Kansas.
It is good to study history as it does seem to repeat itself in many ways.
About a mile from us, the Flint Hill Trail provides opportunities for biking, walking, or even horseback riding.
If you enjoy antiques, most of the small towns in the area offer antique/junk stores that are interesting to browse.