The Prairiewood Story

Pool patio view

Dining buffet in Retreat House kitchen

warm and comfortable living area



Outdoor Reception, pool patio

dining setting in meeting room

The RetreatHouse
Nestled on an ancient limestone outcropping between two wooded ravines, the RetreatHouse embraces a philosophy of abundance and a thoughtfulness to every detail. Time spent here will awaken the senses, renew perspective, and inspire imagination. By limiting use of the RetreatHouse at Prairiewood to one guest group at at time, experiences here can be custom-tailored to to meet the specific wishes of each guest. There are no interruptions, no other guests wandering through, and no intrusions by our staff - except when requested. The rare privacy, unparalleled service, and stunning beauty of this special place will exceed your highest expectations.

What to expect...
Situated in the Flint Hills just 2 miles from the west side of Manhattan, Kansas. Prairiewood offers both a RetreatHouse facility and the Blue Sage Barn. The RetreatHouse is an exquisite guest residence with intimate meeting and banquet space, luxurious bed and bathroom suites and abundant amenities. The Blue Sage Barn offers a multi-purpose event space, accommodating a variety of functions. Operated by Blue Sage Rhythms, and encompassing over 400 acres of native tallgrass prairie, Prairiewood affords endless options for memorable events and exceptional experiences.

Layout & Space
The floor plan of Prairiewood is highly adaptable to a wide range of uses and events. A first-class, fully wired audio/visual meeting room will seat 12–40 guests, with a wide array of seating and table options available. Banquet seating throughout the venue is offered for up to 50 guests, and is often used for a Rehersal Dinner the night before the wedding. Your stay at Prairiewood includes the arrangement of tables to custom-fit your particular needs. In addition, our staff is available during your stay to make additional changes to the table and seating layout for an additional fee.
There are 4 Bedroom/bathroom suites available on-site, with an additional convertible space to make a semi-private fifth bedroom. Additionally, there are a number of preferred Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts close by that we recommend - several of which provide shuttle service to Prairiewood.

The RetreatHouse at Prairiewood provides a dynamic space for multiple uses during wedding event. From deluxe accomodations for the wedding party, to rehersal dinners, to post-wedding Sunday Brunches, the RetreatHouse adds great value to the overall Prairiewood Wedding Experience.

A Prairiewood Wedding

Backyard View to Retreat House

dining and grand piano

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