Welcome to the "Traveling to Central Kansas" blog!
Well, it’s that time of year again! Presents have been returned, tree recycled (if real) or put back in its box (fake), credit card bills are coming in the mail soon! Sigh!
Time to get away!
Our nightly rates have been reduced by 20% from Friday, January 10th through Tuesday, March 31st. There are plenty of reasons to return to Lindsborg or to visit the first time. Small town merchants are friendly and helpful. Fun events, like the Swedish Luau and Chocolate Lovers Affair & Art Auction and Väffeldagen are very popular and will be here soon. Then there’s the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Plus birthday and anniversary celebrations. Girls weekend! Grandparents/grandkids trip (Lindsborg has a great toy store – Trollslända)!
So contact Lindsborg Vacation Rentals now. Your two-night minimum stay must be completed by March 31st. Be sure to #bookdirect.
Or should we way, “Little Sweden’s” Greetings for Christmas! This weekend has so much in store to make your spirits bright!
|Saint Lucia Festival|
Saturday, December 14
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This year’s festival begins with a Swedish pancake feed at the Lindsborg Evangelical Covenant Church, 102 S Washington Street, benefiting Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County , an organization dedicated to creating pathways of success for low income families. The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers will also have a bake sale, beginning at 10:00 AM, benefiting TACOL (The Associated Churches of Lindsborg), funding several community programs providing for those in need.
The day will include crafts for kids, a procession of dancers to Bethany Lutheran Church for the crowning of Saint Lucia, and storytelling at various locations. Also be on the lookout for roaming Lucias! Find a full schedule of events with locations and a free downloadable Saint Lucia paper doll here .
Old Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, December 14
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration returns Saturday evening, December 14, at the Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill Street, where the spirit of an 1880s prairie Christmas awaits you! Enjoy the museum grounds lit by kerosene lanterns as you stroll between music, drama and children's activities.
Enjoy a play in the train depot with performances repeating throughout the evening. Join a shepherd as he shares the traditional Christmas story in the stable. Millers provide guided tours of the 1898 flour mill throughout the evening. Warm up with tasty holiday refreshments along the way and shop for unique gifts in the museum gift shop. Admission is by donation for this event. Questions? Call 785-227-3595, or visit oldmillmuseum.org .
|Cookies with Mrs Claus|
Saturday, December 21
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Have you missed seeing the Claus’s this year? Don’t worry, you still have an opportunity to bring the children by for a visit with Mrs. Claus! Come by First Bank Kansas,118 N Main Street, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 21, to share Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus. There will be sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and hot chocolate for all to enjoy! Warm up inside, then head downtown to finish out your holiday shopping list.
When Lindsborg Vacation Rentals discovered this “Pledge to Travel Green,” much of it made sense four our guests visiting central Kansas.
For first-time guests, visit “Calendar of Events” on our website to learn more about what festivals and activities are open to everyone.
Good habits are key – we love our guests who treat our properties with respect – certainly disposing of trash properly (including recyclables) – even washing a load of towels at the onsite laundry.
Much of downtown Lindsborg is simply steps away. Support our local businesses by shopping and dining in Lindsborg.
Instead of driving, consider renting a quadricycle from Hemslojd (as long as the weather cooperates) to visit parts of town a little further afield such as the Old Mill or the Sandzen Art Gallery! It’s fun and good exercise! #visitlindsborg #bookdirect
Central Kansas has so much to offer, including the newly renovated Eisenhower Center in nearby Abilene. Here is a recent segment from CBS News. Enjoy!
After eighteen months of difficult, but productive reconstruction and design, Stenhuset is now available!
Sorry, but it’s was booked for Hyllningsfest almost two years ago!
For the curious, please visit Lindsborg Vacation Rentals for pictures and more information. And thanks again, for the hundreds of townsfolk and friends who toured Stenhuset on Sunday, October 6th. Sorry, but we only had one “sneak peek” so there are no private showings.
The Vacation Rental Show with Matt Landau, Season 2 will be shown on OSN Living. Every one of the ten episodes, including the one about Lindsborg, will be shown at least three times in OSN’s broadcast area: Middle East and northern Africa!
A national blind spot toward rural and working-class America is driving misleading headlines, broken politics and dangerous fissures in our social fabric.
The Homecomers with Sarah Smarsh offers a more accurate story of those ill-understood spaces. A native of rural Kansas, journalist and bestselling author Sarah Smarsh brings you intimate conversations with six champions of rural America. As “homecomers”—residents and advocates who remain committed to places where society and the economy would have them “get out”—they are preserving and strengthening the vibrancy and inclusiveness of small towns, rural lands and misunderstood communities that headlines claim are dying.
Lindsborg Vacation Rentals now features Hulu + Live TV. Over 60 channels are available. If you missed a show, simply search and watch it when it’s a good time for you!
This five-bedroom farmhouse, just blocks from downtown #Lindsborg the newest addition to the Lindsborg Vacation Rentals family.
Åkerhuset features five bedrooms, a huge “farmhouse” kitchen, onsite laundry and a combination living area & tornado shelter in the basement.
While this property has been reserved for Hyllningsfest, its available for friends and families visiting central Kansas. Visit our website: LindsborgVacationRentals.com for more information and pictures. Then call us at 855-872-3487. Save $$$ and #bookdirect!
USA Today selected America’s Coolest Airbnbs from Alabama to Wisconsin. Each of these 24 Airbnbs have that cool factor that guests crave. Here is the list from USA Today: America’s Coolest Airbnbs.
Vetehuset, one of the Lindsborg Vacation Rentals, made the list! Vetehuset is located on the second floor of a historic building in downtown #Lindsborg, where guests will find two large studio apartments, Plantera and Skorda, that can be leased individually or together.
Check out the website to learn more and then #bookdirect or go to the Airbnb listing.
Midsummer’s Festival in Lindsborg – Saturday, June 15
- 9 AM to 3 PM – Live Swedish Folk Dancing, Swedish Pancakes, Kringler, Spritz and Coffee Demos, Learn Swedish
- 8:30 AM – Fun Run
- 11 AM – Kubb – (Viking stick throwing competition)
- 3 PM – Craft Demonstrations
- Throughout: Swedish Folk Dancers, Folkdanslag, Marquette Cloggers, Broadway RFD, Majestic Footwork, Lindsborg Community Jazz Band, Kids Activities
- 7 PM – Maypole and Swedish Dancing
- 8:30 PM – 11 PM – Beer Garden
- 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Rice County Line Band
- 9 PM – 11 PM – Free Swim at Municipal Pool
Smoky Hill River Festival in Oakdale Park in Salina – June 13 to 16
- Four large stages featuring Lost Wax, Larkin Poe and Joe’s Pet Project
- Musical and roving entertainment
- Fine Art and Four Rivers Craft Show
- Fun festival food
- Artyopolis Kid’s Area
The Little Red Hen at McPherson Opera House – June 8 – 10 AM and 11:30 AM – free admission