Vetehuset-Plantera: Loft in Historic Downtown Vetehuset-Plantera: Swedish Loft + Private Elevator

  • The entry door to Vetehuset is the reddish door on the left with a coat closet (with small safe) is the white door on the far left
    The entry door to Vetehuset is the reddish door on the left with a coat closet (with small safe) is the white door on the far left
  • Designed by Brian Freeman, this wall art was created from scrap lumber
    Designed by Brian Freeman, this wall art was created from scrap lumber
  • Walk just a few steps from the sofa to the fully-equipped kitchen inside the historic Vetehuset - Plantera
    Walk just a few steps from the sofa to the fully-equipped kitchen inside the historic Vetehuset - Plantera
  • Stand in the kitchen and visit with your family and friends in the living area
    Stand in the kitchen and visit with your family and friends in the living area
  • The white box near the ceiling is the heat pump or minisplit with temperature controlled with a remote...the ceiling fan will keep the air moving too
    The white box near the ceiling is the heat pump or minisplit with temperature controlled with a remote...the ceiling fan will keep the air moving too
  • Smart TV includes Hulu + Live TV (no ads) - feel free to log onto your other streaming service too
    Smart TV includes Hulu + Live TV (no ads) - feel free to log onto your other streaming service too
  • Prepare your favorite breakfast or late-night snack in this fully-equipped kitchen
    Prepare your favorite breakfast or late-night snack in this fully-equipped kitchen
  • Microwave/vent above the electric range with stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker
    Microwave/vent above the electric range with stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker
  • Kitchen island features a double sink and a very quiet dishwasher (about 50 db)
    Kitchen island features a double sink and a very quiet dishwasher (about 50 db)
  • The open door just to the left of the refrigerator was converted from a historic closet to a pantry with shelving for the coffee maker, small appliances, glassware and coffee cups
    The open door just to the left of the refrigerator was converted from a historic closet to a pantry with shelving for the coffee maker, small appliances, glassware and coffee cups
  • A handy apron is hanging next to the pantry, part of the original historic floorplan for Vetehuset
    A handy apron is hanging next to the pantry, part of the original historic floorplan for Vetehuset
  • Inside the historic pantry, the coffee maker also heats water for tea...Blacksmith Coffee, cream and sugar are provided too
    Inside the historic pantry, the coffee maker also heats water for tea...Blacksmith Coffee, cream and sugar are provided too
  • Handcrafted dining table with butcher block top seats four guests
    Handcrafted dining table with butcher block top seats four guests
  • Enjoy your night's sleep in this comfy, cozy king-size bed with Casper mattress - blackout shades hang over the historic double-hung windows
    Enjoy your night's sleep in this comfy, cozy king-size bed with Casper mattress - blackout shades hang over the historic double-hung windows
  • Hang up your clothes in the closet on the right - a three-drawer dresser is inside the closet too - with room to change
    Hang up your clothes in the closet on the right - a three-drawer dresser is inside the closet too - with room to change
  • The mirror above the sink includes storage for toiletries, the historic door may be closed to the shower/commode
    The mirror above the sink includes storage for toiletries, the historic door may be closed to the shower/commode
  • The original historic doorway and transom separate the sink from the shower and commode
    The original historic doorway and transom separate the sink from the shower and commode
  • On the opposite side of the sink is a tall storage cabinet with extra towels
    On the opposite side of the sink is a tall storage cabinet with extra towels
  • Walk-in, barrier-free shower maintains the water temperature if other guests use water too.
    Walk-in, barrier-free shower maintains the water temperature if other guests use water too.
  • Handy-dandy grab rails around the commode for your convenience
    Handy-dandy grab rails around the commode for your convenience
  • The living area includes a work desk and chair...the desk includes cards with discounts from local small businesses...the door leads to the onsite laundry
    The living area includes a work desk and chair...the desk includes cards with discounts from local small businesses...the door leads to the onsite laundry
  • The washer and dryer are installed side by side with a butcher block folding area above - laundry sink is on the left with a recycle bin underneath
    The washer and dryer are installed side by side with a butcher block folding area above - laundry sink is on the left with a recycle bin underneath
  • This vestibule on the second floor is a great place to sip your morning coffee.
    This vestibule on the second floor is a great place to sip your morning coffee.
  • Enter your code and step into the elevator entry at the carport. Close the accordion door. At the second floor, walk out and close the accordion door again. Close red and enter vestibule.
    Enter your code and step into the elevator entry at the carport. Close the accordion door. At the second floor, walk out and close the accordion door again. Close red and enter vestibule.
  • Entry to Vetehuset looks like a grain elevator on the Kansas plain - park your vehicle under the carport
    Entry to Vetehuset looks like a grain elevator on the Kansas plain - park your vehicle under the carport
  • Floorplan for Vetehuset - Plantera (right) and Vetehuset - Skorda (left)
    Floorplan for Vetehuset - Plantera (right) and Vetehuset - Skorda (left)
1 Bath • Sleeps 2-4
Accessible Internet Downtown (more...)

This second floor studio historic apartment exceeds expectations with high-quality, comfortable furnishings and an inviting vibe. Vetehuset-Plantera provides a home base on Lindsborg's historic Main Street while exploring this beautiful region or simply walking out the door to shops and galleries.

The 150-year-old Berquist and Nelson Drugstore Building, where Vetehuset is on the second floor, was awarded a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. 

You’ll reach Vetehuset-Plantera (Swedish for “the Wheat House - Plant”) by taking the private elevator from the carport to the second floor. It is housed inside a structure, designed by Brian Freeman, mimics a grain elevator or wheat house, hence the name of the apartment. A lovely vestibule is the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee as you check your email or plan your day. The Berquist and Nelson Drugstore Building, where Vetehuset is on the second floor, was awarded a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Designed by Victoria Freeman, guests enter the studio apartment into a welcoming living room, where much of the historic floorplan has been honored and retained. The cozy sofa and two chairs form a lovely conversation area, while convenient coffee and end tables make it simple to enjoy a beverage or snack. You’ll love the unusual artwork created by a local artist. Boasting plenty of light, you’ll probably want to break out the novel you’ve been planning to read. Or you’ll decide instead to stream your favorite show or a movie on the Smart TV with Hulu+Live TV with no ads using our Gigabyte high-speed internet.

You’ll slumber in comfort and style in a king-size bed with a Casper mattress. The sleeping area is set apart from the living area, which creates a nice sense of separation and privacy not commonly found in most studio apartments. A closet with drawers is conveniently between the bed and bathroom.

A fully-equipped kitchen with full size stainless steel appliances and a quiet dishwasher is an unexpected pleasure at Vetehuset-Plantera. With plenty of cabinets and counter space, it’s an easy task to whip up your favorite meals, even a midnight snack.

A dining table for four is adjacent to the kitchen and offers a comfortable, relaxed dining experience for guests.

In the bathroom, you’ll find a door between the bathroom sink and the barrier-free walk-in shower and commode. The spacious laundry room features a front-loading washer and dryer, even a drying rack, that are shared with another vacation rental, Vetehuset-Skorda, next door.

While embracing its history, sustainability is literally built into Vetehuset-Plantera. The entire studio apartment is insulated for temperature and noise with insulation from recycled blue jeans. The interior is heated and cooled with high-efficiency electric heat pumps, often called minisplits. Appliances are Energy Star certified and plumbing fixtures offer low-flow efficiency. The recycling bin is found in the laundry room.

Prior to arrival, guests are provided with an entry code that will unlock the door to the elevator, hall and entry door. Be sure to lock the doors each time you leave Vetehuset-Plantera.

Contact information is provided near the telephone. Our intent is to leave guests alone to enjoy Lindsborg and central Kansas, unless you really need us.

Lindsborg, Kansas is an artist community that embraces its unique spin on all things Swedish. Guests visit Lindsborg for its festivals, shopping along Main Street and art museums, including the Sandzen Gallery (America's Van Gogh). Coronado Heights (a "castle" built by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression) is a popular destination for picnics and to soak in the views of the countryside. Larger cities of Salina and McPherson are a short drive away. Another destination is the Cosmosphere, the largest collection of Russian and American space memorabilia outside of the Smithsonian - including the Apollo 13 capsule Odyssey.

Guests drive to this destination. Lindsborg is located about 4 miles west of I-135. The closest airport is Salina Municipal Airport (SLN), approximately 20 miles away. The Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita (ICT) is approximately 80 miles away.

Guests communicate with our local property manager by phone or text. The property manager can meet the guests for a tour of this historic property.

Hello, my name is Jim (he/him/his)! As you may have guessed, I am a big fan of Lindsborg, KS for its friendly townsfolk and business owners. Perhaps also because, according to DNA test results, I’m 80% Swedish!
I was the first vacation rental owner in the area and my properties began as a kind of experiment to see if they would catch on. Fortunately, they did and my properties are now warmly embraced by the local community.
While I don’t live in Lindsborg, I have been welcomed into the community as a “local” who just happens to live elsewhere.
When I’m not tending to my vacation rentals, you will find me working in my commercial real estate business, where I own and rent commercial spaces for small businesses and apartments for local residents.
In my leisure time, I particularly enjoy genealogy (not a big surprise there!), traveling, and hiking.
I look forward to welcoming you to my properties in Little Sweden USA!
Property Type Studio on the 2nd floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
Elevator Private Elevator from Carport to Vetehuset
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Downtown
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sink area is separate from the rest of the bathroom with a large barrier-free shower, bathtub and toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2-4
  • Living Area – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • Sleeping Area – 1 Queen bed
As with any studio apartment, the sleeping area is open to the living area and kitchen. Vetehuset-Skorda offers a queen-size bed with Casper mattress. Convenient charging ports are on the nightstands. The sofa bed converts into a full-size bed.
Entertainment
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Room Darkening Shades
Outdoor
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Shared Spaces
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home