Great room, facing east.Kitchen area, ajoining livingroom.
West Cabin Country Lodge
8 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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6 beds
2 baths
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When Laurel and I were married in 1994, and I moved from Wahoo, Nebraska (near Omaha) to a cattle ranch in northwest Kansas, I knew I had found my Paradise, In 1880, Laurel's grandparents, Enoch and Rebecca Fox, homesteaded the first 180 acres of Goddard Ranch where they raised corn and started buying cattle. Now Goddard Ranch consists of over 3,500 acres of pasture and farmland and, in the same tradition of Enoch and Rebecca, is still a working ranch. When I first came here, I found the open prairie, rolling pasture land, wild flowers, creeks, ponds and wildlife filled my soul with serenity. I loved the ranch so much that I wanted to share the experience and told Laurel that we needed a guest house for friends and relatives when they came to visit. One Christmas I had a Christmas card on the tree from my stepson, John. Inside I found a picture of a very old, ugly house with the caption, "Your next project. Merry Christmas!" John moved that old, ugly house to our ranch and we started the renovation. 10 years, two additions and many gallons of paint later, we have a very beautiful lodge that sits on the side of a hill, with beautiful trees surrounding it and pasture land as far as the eye can see.

Inside is a very spacious family room (20x32 feet) that is off from the kitchen and dinning room. There are two bedrooms with a twin bed and bunkbed in each bedroom. We have a new couch that pulls out into a queen-sized bed with a 7-inch mattress in the family room. There are also 2 twin-sized air mattresses and one queen-sized mattress available. There are 2 bathrooms, laundry room with washer/dryer, and a cabinet with a double sink. All bath towels, linens, dish towels and laundry supplies are included. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, all pots and pans, dishes, silverware and the cabinets are stocked with the all staples. Cable TV and wireless internet are supplied.

From the front porch, you can watch the horses in the pasture and the cattle grazing over the hill. If you walk up the hill from the back yard, you will find the fishing pond or go about 5 miles down the road to Antelope Lake to fish. You can follow the creek and look for deer antlers, hunt for arrowheads, hike, ride a horse, or watch the sunrise and sunset. At night, roast hotdogs and marshmallows by the campfire under a panoramic view of the stars. You will never see as many stars in the sky than out in the open prairie.

If you are traveling with horses, we have a fenced in pasture and a barn to board them. If you are a history buff, we have the Indian effigy, Penokee Man, on our land and will take you to see where he lives after almost 1000 years. Near here was one of the last Indian/Calvery shootouts and our museum in Hill City is full of artifacts that chronicles the vast history of this area. My husband, Laurel, loves to tell stories of when his grandparents homesteaded the first 180 arces.

In the last 8 years, Seven 2 Bar has hosted people from India, Ukraine, Italy and from all over the United States. Our lodge is available for weekend getaways, vacations by the week or month, hunting in the spring and fall, family runion, class reunions, or just to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer guided turkey and pheasant hunts. Our guides are very experienced and have trained hunting dogs for your pheasant hunt.

I offer home cooked meals and make everything from scratch.

Come and visit us and see the living history of Goddard Ranch at Seven 2 Bar Adventures.


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Extra people £19 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £38
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David User Profile
July 2017
Mary makes me feel like I'm home each time I stay with her. It's an annual treat for me to stay in her cabin.

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Mary, Thank you so much for having us out at the West Cabin. It was my first time using an airbnb and it far exceeded my expectations. You may have spoiled us for the future. We had a wonderful time and we all miss it already. It was nice that you were nearby (especially during the storm) but being up on that hill and being surrounded by all that nature, we got the secluded getaway feel that my husband wanted. The cabin was beautifully decorated and very clean. I appreciated that it was so adorably decorated but wasn't so fancy or stuffy that I was afraid to let my kids be kids. It was very family friendly. My husband was super impressed with the internet speed....lol (priorities). You definitely went above and beyond as a host by not only providing linens and other amenities but also greeting us with a dozen farm fresh eggs, a half gallon of milk, oatmeal, and yogurt for both us and the kids! And of course, you still made sure to get us your famous cinnamon rolls during our stay which we all devoured. During the storm, you checked on us and even allowed my husband to park his truck in one of the sheds to save it from hail damage. Then, you invited us to be part of your family and home at a 4th of July BBQ. Overall, it was a great (last minute) trip to NW Kansas for rest and relaxation, family bonding, and meeting new friends :-) I have told everyone about our wonderful experience and hope they all come visit you as well. Thank you very much...hope to see you again. The Schwabs

Jasper User Profile
December 2016
This is our second time with Mary in the last 6 weeks and both of her properties are just great.

Geoffrey User Profile
August 2016
Mary is a fantastic host. She made us all feel like family. We enjoyed talking with her and her husband. They told us all about the place and the history of the area which made everything more enjoyable. My boys loved the nature around the area, except the rattlesnake in the quarry. Luckily, Mary had warned us before hand that there are rattlesnakes in Kansas. Hopefully we can make it back next year. Thank you Mary!

Thomas User Profile
July 2016
Mary was a great hostess and the cabin was nice. A little off the beaten path but isn't that what most of us enjoy. Thanks Mary everything was fantastic.

David User Profile
July 2016
Like I told Mary, my only complaint is that the cabin wasn't closer to where I live. If it was I would be there every weekend. Just a wonderful experience. Thank you Mary.

Camille User Profile
July 2016
My family & friends are so happy that we had the opportunity to stay at Goddard Ranch! Mary, the owner, was very easy to talk to. We communicated a few times before our stay and we are all amazed on how fast we get a reply. She's very helpful and accommodating. We had a little trouble finding the ranch, however, when we finally got there, we were all in awe. The place was big and private. The cabin was beautiful! It was clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was our favorite since we all love to cook. It had everything that we needed. The living room was big enough for all of us. The kids had a lot of room to play. The porch has a swing where all the mommies with the babies could sit, chat and relax while watching the kids run around or the big boys play frisbee or catch. There's also a grill for bbq. If you are into boating or fishing or simply just want to relax near the water, Antelope lake (or Morland Lake) is just 5 miles away. There is also a pond near the cabjn where you could take your kids and see some frogs. Mary brought us her famous cinnamon rolls too! We just love her! She was easy to talk to and we loved listening to her stories about the ranch, the town, and some history about the Penokee man, which we, hopefully, could get to visit next time). Overall, we had an awesome experience and we are definitely recommending this place to our friends and family. Looking forward to our next visit!

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