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CHEYENNE COUNTY (Bird City and St. Francis)
Bird City
Contact Bev
Phone: 719.471.8139

Bird City, KS 
Phone: 785.734.2380
Sleeps 7 guests, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
Opportunity to tour the organic operation including, but not limited to; hoop house, over 1000 acres of 
grazing and crop land, herd of over 100 Belted Galloway that will love to greet you, and much more. 
(Location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.)
Mom's House Country Hunting Lodge
610 Rd. 25
Bird City, KS
Phone: 785.734.2549
Sleeps 8 guests, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath
T-N-T RV Parking
(Todd and Tracy Neitzel)
2865 U.S. Hwy. 36
Bird City, KS
Phone: 785.734.7100
9 Full hookups, water on grassy lot

St. Francis

Dusty Farmer Hotel 
105 E. Hwy. 36
St. Francis, KS
Phone: 785.332.8924
Homesteader Motel 
410 W. Business US Hwy 36
St. Francis, KS 
Phone: 785.332.2168 (ofc) 785.332.8607 (cell)
RV Hookups available

Spencer House Bed & Breakfast
110 E. Spencer
St. Francis, KS
Phone: 785.332.2513

217 W. Jackson
St. Francis, KS 
Phone: 785.332.5001
Private residence on one level with 2 bedrooms, living/dining area, and full kitchen.
Home for 4 in St. Francis area
Contact: Heather Hnizdil
Available May 2-May 5, 2019
640 Road J
St. Francis, KS
Phone: 785.332.4231
Email: hhnzdl@gmail.com
Amazing sunsets and sunrises can be seen from the house. The night sky is unbeatable out here.

Corner Post Hunting Lodge (6 miles north of Wheeler)
4 bedroom, 2 full Bath lodge with kitchen. Studio Apartment above garage.
Phone: 785-332-0124, Jared Douthit
550 Road U
St. Francis, KS
Phone: 785.332.5371 Troy or Kary Meyer 
Sleeps 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds and 1 bath

Angle RV Parking
1365 Angle Road
St. Francis, KS 
18 Full Service Hooks, plus Laundry and Shower Facilities
Phone: 785.332.4206

Roadside Park
Free camping in the Roadside Park on the south side of Highway 36 (between S. Scott and S. Quincy Streets), behind the firehouse and the Dusty Farmer. There are showers and a dump site. The area is quiet and well kept. Plenty of shade, room to walk your animals and has a frisbee golf course. It is within walking distance of the Dairy King/Bowling Alley and the Eagle Convenience Store

Goodland - lodging page
2519 Enterprise Rd.
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.899.7181; reservations 800.228.5150
2631 Enterprise Rd.
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.890.9060; Reservations: 888.465.4329
Maverick Inn (America's Best Value Inn)
830 W. Hwy. 24
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.890.3621
2420 Commerce Road
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.899.5672
2520 S. Hwy. 24
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.890.7566
Hosted by Laurie
Goodland, KS
Sleeps 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 8 beds, 2 baths
(Location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.)
Hosted by Judy
Goodland, KS
Sleeps 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths
(Location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.)
Hunting Lodge
7580 Road 25
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.899.5804
2735 Road 75
Edson, KS
Phone: 785.899.5306; Cell: 785.694.8030
1114 E. Hwy. 24
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785.899.5701
2802 Commerce 
Goodland, KS  
Phone: 785.899.5431

Sharon Springs
702 N. Hwy 27
Sharon Springs, KS
Phone: 785.852.4293 
229 N. Gardner St.
Sharon Springs, KS
Phone: 785.852.4004

Travelodge Motel (formerly Oak Tree Inn)
801 N. Hwy 27
Sharon Springs, KS
Phone: 785.852.4664
Dinkel RV Sites (located at Dinkel Tire Service)
525 Main St.
Sharon Springs, KS
Phone: 785.852.4886
Fort Wallace Railroad RV Parking
Self pay station or pay at Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
RV site is located downtown Wallace, Kansas