Stenhuset (Swedish for "the stone house")
one of only eight homes worldwide!
A couple of months ago, Airbnb and Atlas Obscura started to collaborate. As you know, many vacation rentals across the world are listed on Airbnb. Atlas Obscura is calls itself "the definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders." What are some of these wonders?
In Lindsborg: Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith & Wagonshop, Fitz Overalls Ghost Sign, Swedish Phone Booth and Coronado Heights!
Just a couple of weeks ago, Stenhuset was added to Atlas Obscura! And did you know that there are only eight places around the world that are listed on Airbnb and Atlas Obscura! Click on the blue block below to see more pictures.
Mural Celebrates Swedish Folk Dancers
Around the Maypole!
Just a few short weeks ago, a small, but enterprising group of small business owners decided that a mural would be a great addition to downtown Lindsborg. Less than two weeks later, the muralists from Kansas City completed their creation!
The life-size Swedish folk dancers welcome everyone to take their pictures and share on your favorite social media! Be sure to include #lbkmurals.
This mural can be found behind the Visitors Center on North Main Street along on the south side of the parking lot between First Bank Kansas and Lindsborg Nutrition and Under the Cork!
Lindsborg Vacation Rentals Newsletter
"Trees, Wheat and Stones"
Announcing the newest and oldest short-term vacation rental in Kansas!
Stenhuset was built by Swedish stonemasons in 1877! That date was chiseled into on the lintels over a window of the oldest house in Lindsborg. After eighteen months of diligent work, today's modern amenities were seemlessly woven into home's history.
Up to six guests can sleep at Stenhuset: king-size bedroom suite on the lower level, king-size bedroom suite in the loft and a queen-size Murphy bed on the upper level.
Of course, Stenhuset is equipped with a full kitchen and onsite laundry that are exquisitely integrated into its interior.
In other news, The Vacation Rental Show with Matt Landau, Season 2 will be shown on OSN Living. Every one of the ten destinations, including Lindsborg, will be shown at least three times. The episodes can also be streamed from this channel that covers the Middle East and northern Africa.
Lindsborg's Swedish Stone House is offering a special sneak peek this coming weekend with an Open House on Sunday, October 6 from 2 to 4 pm at 134 S. Washington St.
At first, its owner hesitated to purchase what is now Stenhuset. "While I hoped this house could be brought back to life, visitors to the Open House will readily see that my contractor, crew and interior designer are experts in their crafts. Their innovation and expertise will exceed anyone's expectations. I'm so pleased that Stenhuset is joining its sister vacation rentals in Lindsborg: Trädhuset and Vetehuset."
After acquiring this property, the non-historic additions of this house were demolished and hauled away. Stripping away the plaster on the inside and out revealed its original dark Dakota sandstone blocks, foot-thick walls and carved stone lintels, which are horizontal supports above each window.
One of the lintels was carved "1877" confirming that this is the oldest house still standing in Lindsborg. Swedish stonemasons also chiseled floral designs and, more impressively, several Bible verses in "Old Swedish."
If you like entertainment, you'll love Hyllningsfest this year! Here are some of the fantastic acts you'll have to see to believe!
Jim Cruise, the "Spoon Man," offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages. He gives a real stirring performance. The "Spoon Man" has been playing the spoons for nearly 35 years and has performed for former President Gerald R. Ford, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Mister Rogers.
Mark Gilston has been performing traditional folk music for over forty-five years. His vast repertoire encompasses songs and instrumentals from North America and most of Europe, particularly the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Balkans.
David Lucas Comedy Magic is a show with personality. Not just amazing magic but amazing magic with personality. David grew up in Lindsborg before moving to North Carolina. He is very excited to be back home and able to show off his entertainment for families attending Hyllningsfest 2019. He has appeared on the same program as Trisha Yearwood, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Coasters, Restless Heart, Lovin' Spoonful, Famous Amos of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip cookie fame and NBA Superstar Michael Jordan.
Our mission is simple…Innovative storytelling that captures children's imagination and inspires communities. We don't just provide puppet shows, our storytelling reflects the gift of love, the impact of compassion, the result of good behavior and the art of empathy.
During Drum Safari's high-energy, ineractive performance, children are invited to join a musical "safari" where they meet different animals from all over the world!
The Hanson Family Jugglers and Unicyclists from Kanawha, Iowa feature juggling, unicycling and interactive playtime with spinning plates, bubble sticks, ribbon sticks and juggling balls. Mark is a two-time Guiness World Record Holder for speed juggling. His daughter Christa is a national unicycle champion!
Kansas born singer-songwriter Dru Davis is a rock & soul artist with a penchant for playing guitar solos. His smooth vocal style has drawn widespread comparisons from 1970's R&B singers to modern-day pop artists. Live performances often surprise audiences with heavily rearranged cover tunes from just about every era of popular music.
From the first note, Nikki Moddelmog sounds familiar. The rich voice, the intricate melodies, the unapologetic lyrics bring to mind such artists as Michelle Shocked, Lisa Loeb, Patti Griffin and, clearly, Ani Difranco. With 35 years of cello under her belt, Susan Mayo prances around Nikki's beautiful voice with her delicate and perfectly placed accompaniment. They perform a mixture of original tunes that Muddelmog wrote, and covers the likes of Patty Griffin, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.
Announcing our NEWsletter named
"Trees, Wheat and Stones"
Lindsborg Vacation Rentals are Trädhuset, Vetehuset and now Stenhuset,
Swedish for tree house, wheat house and stone house. Our goal is to entertain and inform our previous and new guests about Lindsborg and the surrounding areas of central Kansas.
While many of our wonderful guests have enjoyed Trädhuset and Vetehuset, none have experienced Stenhuset! Why? Because it's brand new and already reserved for Hyllningsfest, the biannual celebration of all things Swedish, to be held on October 18th and 19th.
You, your family and friends are invited to the Stenhuset Open House located at 134 S. Washington St. (northwest corner of S. Washington St. and W. Grant St.) on Sunday, October 6 from 2 to 4 pm. Be prepared to stand in line!
So what is Stenhuset? Glad you asked! Back in 1877, Swedish stonemasons built this two level home from dark Dakota sandstone blocks for Nils Magnus Jonasson Elmqvist, a watchmaker from Gothenburg. Over the decades that followed, it was expanded to fit the needs of previous owners.
After the modern additions were removed, the original building was stripped down to its original stone and masterfully rebuilt and slightly expanded. Stenhuset is both the oldest and newest vacation rental in Kansas! You will be amazed!
Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
About 200 miles to the west of Lindsborg is Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park. Located in southern Logan County, this brand new state park features two permanent trails, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Plan on attending its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 12 from 9 AM to 7 PM. Free snacks and water will be available.
Åkerhuset (Swedish for "the farmhouse") has already
been reserved for Hyllningsfest, October 18 & 19.
Other than that weekend, its calendar is wide open!
Be sure to call 855-872-3487 or #bookdirect
for your next visit to central Kansas.
This event is sponsored by Bethany College and the Lindsborg Community Hospital as part of the #KSNSummerRoadTrip. Here's the official announcement:
WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) -- KSN-TV is going on a summer road trip, visiting communities across Kansas to highlight the great things going on across the Sunflower State.
July 22-26, 2019 KSN team members will make stops in more than 30 towns, traveling more than 1,000 miles to get to know Kansans in each community and tell stories along the way.
KSN Chief meteorologist Lisa Teachman will bring the KSN Storm Tracker 3 storm spotting vehicle, a mobile weather center that allows KSN meteorologists to track severe weather across Kansas. She'llshow off the latest weather and mobile broadcasting technology to communities across her home state to help them prepare for when strong storms approach.
Kansas Today morning anchors, Gwyn Bevel and Bret Buganski will travel the state in an RV, getting to know those in the communities we serve and sharing their stories. Bevel is excited to meet veterans in these communities, as she honors veterans each week in her Veteran Salute series, telling stories of the brave men and women who have served our country. Buganski, who heads up investigative reporting for KSN, is looking forward to hearing the stories our viewers have to share and exploring the state.
KSN News at Noon anchor Stephanie Bergmann is no stranger to the Sunflower State, a Kansas native who has worked at KSN for nearly 30 years. She shares stories of the unique attractions and events in KSN's Main Street Kansas series nearly every week on KSN News and is looking forward to finding more interesting locations to share.
Jillian Carroll, host of Good Day Kansas, KSN's lifestyle and entertainment show, is also excited to meet viewers throughout the week-long trip. She'll introduce viewers to local businesses, share communityevents and other hidden treasures across the state.
Kansans are encouraged to follow along on the journey by going to KSN.com to see stories from our road trip. They can also follow our journey on the KSN Facebook & Twitter (@KSNNews) pages, and by following #KSNSummerRoadTrip. KSN will also be broadcasting live throughout the trip.
The schedule for the road trip follows. Please keep in mind that the packed itinerary of the road trip will lead to brief stops in each of the communities. If you'd like to come out to say hello and tell us what is great about your hometown, don't be late, so we can get back on the road! Please also be aware thatour schedule is approximate and may be impacted by travel delays. You can also snap a photo of the KSN team KSN's Summer Road Trip Photo Contest!
For starters, the 1880s brick building is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places.
It's also solar powered, offers EV charging and
has a private elevator
(hidden inside a grain-elevator replica).