The SpaceThis listing is for a fully private guest suite, and access to the 34 acre property with over 1 mile of walking trails. Included in your guest suite are large picture windows for bringing the natural inside. The full kitchen comes with refrigerator, stove, microwave, tableware, and cookware. Bring your own food and beverages. The master suite has a king size bed with luxury mattress and a prayer/mediation nook; sitting area with couch, recliners and tv; and a bathroom with shower. The sunken living room has a large sectional couch and tv. The spacious screened in porch overlooking a koi/ goldfish pond, has multiple seating options for enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature any time of the day. Covered parking is provided. Guest AccessThe property is located on a paved road. You will have access to covered parking, a fully private guest suite and screened in porch, and the over 1 mile of maintained trails, rocky streams, and ponds. Please exercise caution when enjoying the peaceful acreage in this rugged valley. Please stay on maintained trails and obey all signs. Trail maps are provided. This acreage is extremely secluded, quiet, and peaceful. It is nearly 100% wooded with old growth oaks, elms, and other trees. You will find yourself renewed after experiencing all the valley has to offer. Interaction with GuestsWe love to meet our guests, but your privacy and renewal time is our priority. You may see us when outdoors. As possible, we will limit maintenance activities while guests are enjoying the property.
While friendly pets live on the property, they are never allowed into the guest suite. The NeighborhoodYou are in a secluded wooded valley surrounded by hills owned by the property on most all sides. You will not see any neighbors and they cannot see you. You may see other guests and/or the owners when you are outside. Getting AroundBecause of limited space in the valley, trailers are not permitted without prior review by the owners. High top vehicles may not be able to access the covered parking. You will need your vehicle to access the surrounding historic cities of Fort Leavenworth, Atchison, and Weston, Mo. Fort Leavenworth, Atchison, and downtown Leavenworth are 10 to 15 minutes away. It is 30 minutes to the Legends or Zona Rosa shopping centers, the KS Speedway, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Schlitterbaun water park, Hollywood Casino, and SportingKC soccer park. KC International Airport is 25 minutes away. Most all attractions in the KC metro area are within an hour drive.
Attention bicyclists: the surrounding countryside contains some of the most beautiful and challenging roads in the state.
For mountain bikers, the River Road ride is worth checking out! Ride from the Hidden Valley to a close access point. This ride extends all the way from Kickapoo to Atchison and hugs the River bluff, overlooking the River bottoms with occasional views of the Missouri River. The terrain is challenging but with plenty of shade as you move in and out of the Hills. Historical markers highlight the importance of the area to the early settlement of the West. This is a destination ride that is worth your time. Your host will provide a map of the ride.
For road bikers: the surrounding countryside offers a plethora of lightly travelled paved roads through the rolling hills. You will experience lush forest and farmland and plenty of challenging hills. Your host will advise recommended routes.
Bring your own bike - or the local Sante Fe Trail Bicycle Shop offers reasonably-priced daily rentals - and they even deliver. They have top quality road and mountain bike offerings. Other Things to NoteWelcome to the Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat. You will be hard pressed to find anywhere a more remote and peaceful location so close to a major metropolitan area. This property was the vision of a local priest and monk who found among the 34 acres of old growth trees, hills, and streams the inspiration for personal and spiritual growth, writing books, reconnecting with nature, and entertaining many guests. The rustic house was developed in multiple stages. It was designed with 2 separate living areas, plus guest quarters. The many windows were designed to bring the surrounding beauty of nature inside. It is the vision of the current owners to add additional units so that more guests may enjoy this unique and sacred property.
Food: No food or drink service at retreat. A full kitchen with refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink is included. Groceries can be purchased in town. Common cookware and tableware is provided. Nearby Leavenworth and Atchison have a wide variety of national chain and local mom and pop dining establishments.
Communication note: due to the remoteness of the valley, connectivity with the outside world is limited. Please read and understand the following notes below. We hope you see your time in the valley as a chance to escape from the many distractions of daily life.
Internet note: Satellite Internet service provided does not support streaming movies, video, & music. Please download these prior or bring dvd's with you. Service may support vpn, if not too data extensive. It sometimes supports voice communications. Due to data caps, please limit online activity to email, social media, and basic browsing.
TV note: Satellite TV service provided by DISH. Not all subscribed channels are viewable 100% due to the forest location. The living room TV has a built-in blu-ray dvd player. A standard dvd player is provided with the TV in the bedroom sitting area.
Phone note: we are not aware of any mobile carriers with full coverage in the valley. Voice and data communications are not usually available. Texting may be spotty, depending on carrier. A land line is available for emergency and short calls. Please ask hosts if needed.
Music: A quality compact stereo is provided on the screened in porch for the musical enjoyment of our guests from Cd's and phone/mp3 players. A mini headphone adapter cable is provided.