If you’re looking for a unique and secluded retreat in the heart of Kansas, the Bear Bottoms Retreat may be just what you’re searching for. This one-of-a-kind lodge and private residence is situated on 2.68 acres of rolling native grass prairie hills in Cloud County, Kansas.
One of the highlights of this property is the incredible pond that serves as the centerpiece of the grounds. Meticulously decorated with gardens, plantings, and hardscapes, the pond is home to numerous live-water features, including fountains, ponds, and streams. It’s the perfect spot for fishing, swimming, boating, or simply relaxing on the sandy beach areas or floating swimming docks.
The lodge itself is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom open-concept residence that’s built for low maintenance and energy efficiency. It features a berm insulated, ICF constructed concrete structure, a detached 1.5 vehicle garage, a metal roof, and a fireplace. You’ll also find a private well, garden, and apple trees on the property.
For guests, groups, and events, the Bear Bottoms Retreat offers several unique visitor experiences. The Red Barn Retreat is a fully furnished space with 5 private and semi-private sleeping spaces, including 2 queen beds, 4 twin beds, and 1 full bed. It also has 3.5 baths, a fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette, a gathering patio, and a complete game room and meeting space with a pool table, ping pong, projection TV, and sound system. Outdoors, you’ll find an outdoor pavilion with a fire pit, grill, and seating for 30+ people, as well as paddle boats and kayaks for exploring the pond.
If you’re looking to explore the surrounding area, the Bear Bottoms Retreat is conveniently located just 28 miles from Milford Lake, the largest lake in Kansas, and 38 miles from Tuttle Creek Reservoir, the second-largest lake in Kansas. The property is also within a 2-hour drive of Wichita, KS, and Lincoln, NE, and just 59 miles from Salina Regional Airport and 53 miles from Manhattan Regional Airport.
Overall, the Bear Bottoms Retreat is a truly unique and unforgettable property that offers a secluded and tranquil retreat in the heart of Kansas. To learn more about this property or to schedule a private showing, contact Chris Wagner, Realtor® at (785) 534-7184.