History

Deep in the heartland a very special Bed & Breakfast hotel in a very special place awaits you… The Beaumont Hotel was created in 1879 as a stagecoach and railroad stop to shelter weary pioneers… when the railroad brought cattle barons and frontier society to Beaumont.

Surrounded by lush native grass, the hotel nestled deep in the Flint Hills became a magnet for cattle buyers visiting the surrounding big spreads. As the nation grew, so did aviation; in 1953, a 2,600-foot north and south native grass airstrip was carved out of the prairie so airplanes could taxi right up to The Beaumont Hotel’s front door.

Now beautifully restored by S.J. Craig Enterprises headquartered just up the road in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Beaumont Hotel is a homing beacon to all pilots and travelers who wantto touch down for a cold drink, a hot bath, a great meal and restful sleep. The Beaumont Hotel’s renovation includes the addition of private baths in the four suites and six deluxe rooms, a remodeled dining room accented with period log furniture in the lobby. The hotel is open daily as a bed and
breakfast, and the cafe dishes up hearty meals Wednesday through Sunday every week. There’s also voice mail, facsimile, television, and a private meeting room for business retreats.

Because The Beaumont Hotel adjoins a 10,000 acre working cattle ranch and is near the Tall Grass Prairie National Park, guests may also enjoy wagon rides and campfire cookouts, view works by local artists, and see the oldest wooden water tower in America, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Beaumont Hotel!

The Beaumont Hotel is a perfect weekend getaway or a strategic stopover on a cross-country hop. Stay a night, stay a week – your welcome is guaranteed to be warm and friendly as you and your fellow travelers swap stories and savor the beauty, peace and quiet of this very special piece of Americana.