The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat for the nature lover, history buff, hunter, or fishing enthusiast. It is also an ideal spot for a family getaway. The Bunkhouse is located in Trego County on the Butterfield Overland Despatch Trail near the Smoky Hill River and the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway. You can walk in the footsteps of the westward bound pioneers as they made their way from Fort Leavenworth to Denver. The Bunkhouse combines staying at a nontraditional bed and breakfast and being close to nature. It's nestled among the trees in a small working farm and cattle setting. Listen for the distant sounds of wagon trains as they made their way across the prairie. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the pasture, seek out the abundant wildlife, view the wildflowers in season, hunt for fossils at the limestone bluffs, or just curl up and read a good book. But you definitely don't want to miss the fiery sunsets or the comfort of the rain falling on the tin roof. For the hunters, Trego County is known for large populations of pheasant, deer, quail and even wild turkeys. You will have permission to hunt on several hundred acres of land in the surrounding area. And for the fishermen, Cedar Bluff State Park and Reservoir is just a few minutes away. The Bunkhouse is a guesthouse with one bedroom (accommodates up to 4) and a family and living area with complete kitchen facilities. Guests may do their own cooking or have additional meals provided in addition to the full breakfast which is brought to them each morning. We are easy to find. If you are traveling on I-70, take the WaKeeney Exit #127 on to US Hwy 283 south. Travel south for 11 miles. At the corner of "T Road" turn west for 1 and 3/4 miles. You will arrive at our home, which is on the south side of the road. We will then escort you down to the bunkhouse.
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is found along the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway. Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the shortgrass prairie of the Western Great Plains. The Smoky Valley Scenic Byway travels through the Smoky Hill River Valley, a showplace of native grasses and wildflowers. Purple and bright-yellow coneflowers species, red-and-yellow Indian blanket flower, sky-blue pitcher sage, and cream-flowered yucca mix with big and little bluestem and grama grasses. Croplands provide additional color washes of emerald-green winter wheat in early spring and russet, ripened milo in autumn. Rock outcroppings hint at the foundation underlying the landscape - chalky limestone left by ancient seas. Take a look at the other sights you can see along the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway here.
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- Rates Starting From: 85