Garden View Lodge, a fully-equipped house, can sleep 7. Located across the street from the Garden of Eden, a National Historic Site, in Lucas, Grassroots Art Capital of KS, & is 8 miles from Wilson Lake.
Please note: charge per additional guests.
Garden View Lodge is located in Lucas, Kansas, directly across the street from the Garden of Eden art site.
Story has it that it was built for a son of the Garden's creator, Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, in the 1920s. It may have been a kit house that was delivered on the railroad.
It's a neat, clean, and cozy house that has been well preserved, with a small town feel. While it is in the town, it reminds us of visiting our grandparents' farmhouse.
Fully equipped house located in Lucas, Kansas, Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas and one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.
For those of you traveling on I-70, Lucas is 18 miles North of the Wilson exit.
Just 8 miles from Wilson Lake, it's a great location for swimming, boating, fishing and hunting trips.
You will have full access to the house and plenty of privacy.
You can see the Garden of Eden across the street as well as the Miller's Park sculptures, and you can walk downtown in three short blocks. It's a quiet setting.
Besides being the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas, Lucas is also one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. There is a lot to see in this tiny town. You could spend a full day touring all of the sites.
The Lodge is close to Brant's famous meat market, Grassroots Art Center, Post Office, liquor store, hardware store, library with an internet hotspot, convenience store/gas station with bait shop, restaurants, and a first-run movie theatre. This is a small town and most everything is closed by 10 pm, so please keep this in mind if arriving late (like for meals or gas).
A recently added attraction is Bowl Plaza, a very original and highly decorated take on public restrooms!
You can walk to all of these locations.
For those of you who are general aviation pilots, the Lucas airport, 38K, is 1485 MSL. Its asphalt 17-35 runway is 2940 x 50 feet with constant overnight lighting. You can taxi to the adjacent gas station for unleaded gas. (No av fuel available.)
We don't have cable service, but a TV/DVD/VCR combo is available. Feel free to bring your own videos, or the library and grocery store have videos for checkout. There's a wireless hotspot at the library, just south of the intersection of Second and Main Street, and most smartphones receive good service in the area.
Many guests rely on bringing their laptops or tablets for entertainment.
We have lawn chairs and a Weber grill available if you'd like to use the yard.
Best of all, this is a quiet setting where you can enjoy a night's rest.
Acesso dos hóspedes
Kitchen, bathroom, a sitting/dining room, and four bedrooms. You can use our grill and lawn chairs. There is a stereo with a cord to plug in your iPad or phone.
Linens, sheets, blankets, coffee, tea and creamer are provided. We have shampoo if you need some.
Interação com os hóspedes
Please keep in touch with our hostess, Mary Ann, to advise her of your arrival plans. She will have the house prepared and make sure you get settled in. She's well informed about the community, so she can advise you of resources, activities, and events.
After you check in, you will have the house to yourselves. If you need anything else, you can reach her by cell phone.
Please note that Lucas is 16 miles north of Interstate 70. The route from I-70 to Lucas is a scenic 20 minute drive which passes by the east side of Lake Wilson and across its dam. It is a pleasant way to wind down from the intensity of Interstate travel.
Exit the Interstate at exit 206, (Wilson/Lucas exit) and drive north on Kansas Rt. 232. At the intersection of Kansas Rt. 18, turn left. Lucas is less than a mile away.
You can also arrive and depart via Route 18 from the east or west.
Gas and supplies are available on K-18 Highway on the east side of town at Home Oil Service, which is adjacent to K-18 Cafe. The diner is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Lucas does not now have a grocery store. If you plan to cook at our house, please plan ahead and bring the groceries you need. Wilson and Russell have Grocery Stores.
No Smoking in the Lodge, please.
Please wash the dishes you use and replace them in the kitchen.
Dogs and cats can stay, at the discretion of our host, on the condition that they are never left unattended in the house.
If there's an accident inside, please clean up and let us know where it was so we can take care of it before the next guests arrive.
We do share a yard with another business. If your pet relieves himself in the yard, please pick up as necessary.
Please note there is a charge per guest.
Thanks for considering staying here!
Besides being your host, I am a tour guide at the Garden of Eden, city library director, janitorial contractor, freelance editor, and on several committees and Boards in town, including serving as the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce President, Grassroots Art Center, PRIDE Committee, Post Rock Scenic Byway Committee, Lucas Strategic Planning Committee, Grocery Store Steering Committee, Community Center Committee, Parks & Recreation, Adam's Apple Festival Committee, Lid Off Festival Committee, Sunflower Visual Arts Festival Committee, and the Lucas Alumni Association. In addition, I volunteer at the local theater. I also happen to be a great niece of S.P. Dinsmoor, creator of the Garden of Eden.