Historic Hotel/Motel located on the Santa Fe Trail in Council Grove, Kansas


The Cottage House has a long and colorful history of serving travelers. The Hotel began as a three-room cottage and blacksmith shop, built in 1867. 

"It's like a step back in time, going to Grandma's house."

Today we have 26 rooms in the main building, 10 rooms in adjacent motel unit and two cottages.  We are devoted to your comfort and bringing you the best that Council Grove can offer.

Blacksmiths from 1867, representing The Cottage House's first incarnation.

Come for the History, Stay for the Charm



All rooms in the main hotel building are beautifully decorated and furnished in keeping with the period in which they were built.  Lace curtains and selected antique furnishings are featured throughout the building, though each room is different while not sacrificing modern comforts. 



Business Meetings


We have a comfortable presentation room that can host up to 30 people.

Family Gatherings


What better place than The Cottage House to bring together loved ones!

Celebrate Life Events


We love Bridal Showers, Anniversary

Parties, Retirements and laughter! 




A beautiful quilted bed duvet at The Cottage House, Council Grove, KS

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A view off the front porch of The Cottage House.

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Sunset image of The Council Grove Lake in Council Grove Kansas.

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Contact us directly for more information on things to see and do!

Kaw Cultural Heritage


Learn more about the lives and culture of the "People of the South Wind" - the native Kaw Tribe.

Downtown Shopping


Unique gifts, amazing restaurants, family-owned shops brings charm and pride to downtown Council Grove.

Great Food with Discounts!


As our guest you will receive a 10% discount at the Trail Days Cafe and the historic Hays House restaurant.

Yummy Mexican Food!


As our guest, show your Cottage House room key and get 10% off at

 El Rancho Viejo.

Santa Fe Trail


In the heart of the Flint Hills, Council Grove boasts a rich history of an old west town on the Santa Fe Trail.

Neosho Riverwalk


The beautiful Neosho Riverwalk is a beautiful spot for an early morning walk or evening stroll.

The Happiest Hour at BG's

3:00pm-6:00pm everyday and as our guest you receive a half price appetizer at BG's Bar & Grill.  

Or maybe some pizza!

As our guest, show your Cottage House room key and get 15% off at

 Pizza Hut.



Prime hunting of whitetail deer, turkey, goose and pheasant along with excellent fishing in our lakes.


Many different species of bass, walleye and trout are just some of the fish you'll catch.

Tall Grass Prairie National Park

The preserve has nearly 11,000 acres full of bison, prairie flowers, hiking trails, fishing opportunities and more.

Council Grove Lake

Enjoy the water with your friends and family; go for a dip, fish, rent a boat, enjoy the beauty.


"This is a wonderful refurbished hotel. Room was clean, modernized..but beautifully restored. Best hotel stay I have had in years. Definitely 5 stars."