The Flint Hills Waterfront Retreat presents a rare opportunity to own beautiful riverfront property in the Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas. This exceptional property offers a unique blend of privacy, comfortable lodging, direct river access, prime fishing opportunities, stunning gardens, and all the amenities of town, virtually adjoining the city limits of Manhattan, Kansas.
The property consists of 3.4 +/- acres of riverfront property on the Big Blue River just below the historic Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Perched on an east-facing hillside, this property offers a mix of tall timber and open grassy spaces. Its well-kept gardens complement the natural surroundings, while stacked limestone rock retaining walls add character. Uninterrupted river views and expansive agrarian landscape complete the picturesque setting. Well maintained roads and walking trails allow you to seamlessly navigate the numerous curated outdoor entertaining areas the property has to offer in all weather conditions, including the picnic area overlooking the waterfall/dam. Concrete stairs adjoining the patio area near the riverside cabin porch give ample access to the river for launching kayaks and paddle boards. To the South of the patio area is a well manicured lawn giving owners space for activities. The trees on this property provide privacy from the outside world minimizing invasive sounds in all directions, except for the serene sounds of the Rocky Ford waterfall.
Cabins with outstanding features offer a historic feeling to the banks of the Big Blue river at Rocky Ford. These widely-spaced one bedroom/one bathroom cottages are complete with HVAC systems, open kitchens, patios/decks, and large windows allowing an abundance of natural light. To the North of the cottages sits another building historically used as a boat house and fitted with a rustic boat launch. This structure has endless potential for the new owner to make their own, from a kids playhouse to a gaming and entertainment space. The adjoining historic limestone walled room's are also versatile and could be used as a wine cellar, an office, an art studio or cozy reading room. Gated site access is two blocks from State of Kansas 4-lane highway 24. The cabin closest to the river is absolutely charming and provides owners with a feeling not often found in the Kansas landscape. It is the definition of a riverside retreat. The upper cabin offers an elevated view of the river and the beautiful landscaping done by the current owners. With another kitchen space and family room, this cabin presents yet another space for families and friends visiting. The attached balcony provides stunning views overlooking the the property.
The fishing at Rocky Ford is outstanding, with excellent numbers of all species of warm-water fish, including bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass, wiper, walleye, and catfish. The access this property provides is second-to-none along this stretch of the river. Boat launch stairs allow for easy access to the river in canoes or kayaks for an afternoon on the water. This river pond area provides managed flows and currents.
Manhattan, Kansas, is home to Kansas State University, a vibrant academic hub. University towns are historically popular among retiree's, in part because of the endless built-in activities the community provides. The city features Bill Snyder Family Stadium home to the Kansas State University Wildcat football team, one of the premiere sports venues in all of college sports. Tuttle Creek Reservoir and the Konza Prairie offer excellent recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiast, while Aggieville and the Downtown business districts provide top notch dining, entertainment and shopping.
Less the 15 miles away is historical Ft. Riley which is currently home to the Big Red One First Infantry Division. With a daytime population of 25,000 people, it is another major draw to the greater Manhattan community. The growth of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) have made Manhattan a community on the rise and rated as one of the best small towns (100,000 or less) in America by numerous national publications. Come see for yourself what all the Little Apple has to offer.
- Riley County
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