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

Read a book in the hammock next to the pond and fountain; toast a sunset from the deck or limestone patio; or "unstress" completely in the 33-jet spa with waterfall.

If you want to get out a bit, take a walk to the cemetery or old stone school house; bicycle for a picnic at Echo Cliff; and canoe back to the Inn on Mission Creek.

 

Family bicycling

K-4 Highway is a favorite for bicyclists and motorcyclists alike. The winding road with hills and valleys offers beautiful vistas of this agricultural area at the edge of the Flint Hills.

Bridge at Echo Cliff

Fishing
Mission Creek, behind the Inn, may be an ideal spot to throw in a fishing line, or we can obtain permission for fishing in a stocked pond, or you can fish off the bridge at Echo Cliff, which is also a fun spot for hunting fossils.

 

Local Wildlife
Wildlife
The wooded lot and hanging bird feeders at the Inn offer the opportunity to spot native feathered friends, including owls and turkeys, as well as an occasional deer.  All we ask is that you help our goldfish stay just out of reach of that pesky raccoon!

Kansas Sunset

Buggy Rides

Black Beauty, owned by the late Bob Rutledge

Horseback Riding and Wagon Rides are available for guests at the Inn. Trail Rides are $50 per hour; Wagon Rides are $35 per hour!

Buffalo Grazing Tall Grass Bison Ranch & Oak Creek Bison Ranch

Bison Info

Within 5 miles of the Sage Inn, the Copp and Mitchell families graze buffalo on hundreds of acres of native grass. Arrangements may be made for an up-close look at Bison Ranching where hides, skulls, & meat are for sale.

Ed & Dianna Peden
Missile base specialists, Ed & Dianna Peden, live in a refurbished Atlas E missile site in Dover. Their company, 20th Century Castles, markets de-commissioned nuclear sites. Tours may be arranged by appointment, $3 per person; $10 minimum.

rocket launch

Photography

Photo-enthusiasts love this area! One in particular, Carol Yoho, has contributed many pictures to the website and has a great site of her own featuring other wonderful photographs of Kansas.

Echo Cliff

We have our own panoramic theater - the western sky. Relax with a cool glass of ice tea or a hot cup of coffee on the back deck/balcony and enjoy the spectacular sunsets!

FINE DINING

Although 50 minutes away in Manhattan, KS, the dining experience that awaits you at the award-winning 4 Olives Wine Bar makes it well worth the drive.  And because Executive Chef/Owner Scott Benjamin is the son of Sage Innkeeper Ken, reservations are guaranteed!  Make your romantic get away complete by visiting what some reviewers have described as the best restaurant in Kansas!

 

Antique Cars
Dover Heritage Day
The third Saturday in June is Dover's Heritage Day. The day kicks off with a pancake feed at the Fire Station, followed by a children's parade at 9:30 AM. A community parade begins at 1 PM, followed by a draft horse pull contest at 2 PM.

parades

Throughout the day there are activities at the school grounds from early craftsmen demonstrating their skill to antiques booths, food booths, music, turtle races, train rides, etc. A BBQ supper, antiques appraisal fair, and live evening entertainment begins at 5 PM, with a grand finale of fireworks at dusk!

Antique Tractor Display

Christmas In The Country

Book Signing

The second weekend in November several rural Antiques & Gift shops get together to provide a Christmas in the Country weekend. Specials on Christmas gifts, country crafts, and decor jump-start the holidays. Tours, including the Sage Inn, show off prized collectibles. Book signings by Kansas authors, live musical jamboree, home-made cider, fresh-baked pie, lunch and dinner specials at the cafe, add to the enjoyment of a drive in the country. CLICK ON PICTURES FOR CURRENT YEAR'S SCHEDULE.

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Christmas in the Country

How about the ultimate pampering with a full Swedish massage by registered therapist, Joan Hubbard?  Or for the "close to nature" and authentic western culture experience, click on the link for Horseback Riding with Tracy Keller.

Sometimes the best activity 
is not having to do anything at all!
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