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1878 Historic Sage Inn and Stagecoach Station, a Kansas Bed and Breakfast

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Featured in ...
The Topeka Capital-Journal as Best Bed and Breakfast; in Topeka and Northeast Kansas 2015

Symphony in the Flint Hills
"2011 Media Project;"
The Capital-Journal "Best Attractions within 60 Miles of Topeka;"
Wichta Magazine  "Pleasant Surprises on the Road Less Traveled; and
Channel 49 News "Escape to the Country."

This 135 year-old, seven-gable stone country inn, located 15 minutes southwest of the Kansas capital city of Topeka, is just over an hour from Kansas City and two hours from Wichita.

The first part of the Sage Inn was built in 1865 at the edge of the Kansas Flint Hills to offer food and lodging to travelers on the Southwest Trail, which joined the Oregon Trail at Topeka, KS to the Santa Fe Trail at Council Grove, KS. Behind the Inn was one of only two fords over Mission Creek, (then called American Chief Creek for the Kanza Indian Chief's village nearby). Beyond the inn were miles of rolling Flint Hills and Kansas prairie.

Southwestern Stage Company

Logo - Kansas History Museum

In 1878, when the Inn was expanded to the size it is today, it included a livery, corral for horses, ice house and blacksmith shop. The stagecoach carried freight, mail and passengers to other destinations. 

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NOTE:  The Sage Inn will be CLOSED effective January 1, 2016.


13553 SW K-4 Highway 
Dover, KS 66420 

1-888-INN-1878 (466-1878) or locally, (785) 256-6050

"A Flint Hills Landmark Since 1878"


The Sage Inn features 18-inch thick limestone walls, a colonial-era standing seam metal roof, and wide plank pine floors. It is a full three story structure built into the side of a hill, giving it a two-story appearance from the front. The seven bedroom and 6 1/2 bath Victorian has been completely restored and appointed with antique furnishings. 

A large limestone patio and stairway have been added to the back and north end garden areas, along with a fountain pond and front yard waterfall.  The rock came from the same local quarry as that used in the original structure.

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Last Revised:  01/03/2016

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