A Little Piece of Heaven
Circle S Ranch is a little piece of heaven, so serene and full of peace. It is the most perfect retreat, close enough to the city to be accessible but just far enough away to feel away from it all. It’s just right for relaxing, unplugging and letting the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy lives wash away. It gave my suburban-dwelling kids a touch of the country, my farm-raised father a helping of nostalgia, my mom a beautiful place to cuddle up with a book, my husband a place to escape emails and phone calls and me… well, all of the above and the joy of watching my family have a really good time. The ranch was beautiful, the rooms were charming, the food was delicious, the pony rides were the icing on the cake and you guys were warm and welcoming. I look forward to carving out the time to come back, I am already dreaming of coming back for a girls’ getaway, a romantic weekend for two and another family weekend!!! Thank you for an amazing time. I ‘liked’ you on Facebook and signed up for your mailing list so hopefully will stay up to date on upcoming events, see you soon.
Warmly, Traci Kuffour and Family
Wedding of my dreams!
I had my reception at the Circle S Ranch in August of 2005 and it was such a beautiful place to have it. I grew up with horses so having my reception surrounded by beautiful country side and animals was perfect for me and my husband. The staff was great to work with and extremely helpful and welcoming to everyone in my wedding party as well as all my 350 guests! I would recommend to anyone to have their wedding and or reception at the Circle S Ranch you won’t regret it!
Lindsay & Jay, Pueblo CO
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
I was married at the Ranch in 1999!! I came across the ranch again on the web and I thought I would post a review now just 12 years later! I loved it, my family and friends are still talking about the Ranch! It was so incredibly romantic, the staff was outstanding, and the food was DELICIOUS! We go back almost every year on our anniversary! We just love this ranch and Mary and Jack the owners are awesome to work with! You will love having your wedding at the Ranch!
Amy & Jerrold, Kansas
The venue was beautiful. Staff was very helpful. Everything was clean. Food was great. Stayed true to my original requests and were very flexible to changes that needed to be made.
Great Venue and Personalized Service
The personnel are very laid back. Service was exceptional.
Karen & Brent
My daughter and her now-husband shopped far and wide for the perfect place for their wedding and the Circle S was just that — perfect. We filled the 12 room guest house for 3 days with family and very closest friends. We were fed and pampered day and night. Hired school buses shuttled the big crowd to and from Lawrence hotels. Circle S staff fed them, too. Everyone loved being in truly rural Kansas. The setting was idyllic. The accommodations were ideal. There was so much space that everyone could make themselves comfortable indoors (air conditioned) and out (rock band and fireworks far enough away from sleeping rooms that no one minded). Our photos and videos are so fabulous that we still thrill to see them months later. Buffalo. Starry nights. Luxurious extras like fresh flowers and chocolate dipped strawberries in our rooms. Open access to store our own groceries to supplement the good food we were served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Immaculate rooms. (No closets!) Exceptionally lovely decor and design with clever extras like a galvanized shower stall in one room and an extra indoor living area with a stocked fridge. Super-helpful staff, early morning to late-late night. No detail was left untended. It was an amazing place celebrate a wedding. Now, I want to take a bunch of girlfriends to the Circle S for a slumber party!
Helen Crow, “Mother of the Bride”
If you can not afford to leave the state of Kansas for a romantic getaway, you MUST go to the Circle S Ranch! This place is AMAZING! It is beautiful, relaxing, open prairie land, animals like buffalo, horses, ponies, and long horns! The food is out of this world! There are fireplaces and 2 person Jacuzzi tubs in the huge rooms! And there is even a Jacuzzi in the Silo attached to the Inn. Most Amazing place in Kansas for sure! If you are looking for a wedding, corp event, family reunion, or girls weekend the Ranch is where I would go. Outstanding place!
I stayed at Circle S Ranch last year and absolutely LOVED it! The scenery is beautiful, food was fabulous and accommodations are top notch. I had a wonderful, relaxing time and hope to come back again. Your newsletters are great too. Sarah, MO
My wife and I spent a great weekend at the Ranch several years ago–we had a great weekend. As we were leaving, we also had a flat tire. No jack! The gentleman here helped us to be on our way in a short time–he was very kind. We often think of that wonderful weekend there. Thanks! Johnie L., KS
We had the greatest time at the Circle S, and everything, from the ceremony to the reception, was wonderful. We have many wonderful memories of our wedding at the Circle S, from the girls night with my sisters the night before, to the family breakfast the day after. Though we have many formal posed pictures of the wedding and reception, I think this picture really captures the spirit of our evening at the ranch – carefree and fun – and is one of my favorites from our wedding. This year marks our five year anniversary and I am glad to say we are still happily married and having fun!!! We are hoping to make it back to the Circle S for our anniversary sometime soon! Lindsay McCracken
We had our wedding at the Circle S on Aug. 22, 2009. It was an incredible weekend all the way around, from the folks to the food and festivities! One of the best experiences of my life, and all of you at the ranch, including Alonzo Beardshear and his wife, had everything to do with that! It would be really special to visit again! Tracee M., Topeka, KS
We had the most amazing and beautiful wedding ever at the ranch on May 3rd 2008! From the buffalo in the field next to where we held the ceremony to the beautiful flowers and the fireworks that we had at our reception (done by Berry Good Sound and Light), wow, it was more then we ever dreamed of! Thanks for the wonderful memories! ‘ We came back a year later for our 1st anniversary and enjoyed it just as much. We plan to make it for our 3rd anniversary, depending on the arrival of our 1st child, due June 3rd. Thanks again so much for everything and we cant wait to see everyone again soon! April and Nick Cristiano
We purchased the couples package which includes champagne, chocolates, fruits etc. upon arrival and a nice picnic lunch or dinner (you choose) for the next day as well as a one hour massage for both. The ranch is beautiful and fairly new with all the amenities of a romantic getaway. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and went out of their way to bring us along while they fed the longhorn and buffalo. There are a couple of nice walking trails to view the livestock and a great wrap around porch to sit and read while enjoying a relaxing evening. Close to Lawrence for a night out shopping, eating, etc. it’s in an ideal location. The hot tub room is perfectly designed in its own separate area with all wood finish and breezy windows (I would mention that there were plenty of towels during our stay). The rooms are also very nice featuring a two way fireplace and jacuzzi tub . This is ideal for a romantic/relaxing getaway, and I would imagine perfect for small weddings. Sam, Western, KS
The food was great. We had 2 1/2 days of meals served. Our reception meal was the best slow cooked chicken and brisket ever!! We got so many complements on the food from our guests. The grounds are beautiful. The ranch is located off a dirt road about 10-15 miles out of Lawrence, which is a great little town to visit. The ranch is complete with roaming buffalo, trails to walk on, a tree swing, and rockers on the porch. This place is ideal for intimate weddings, a romantic weekend, or a weekend with friends. Kara, San Diego, CA
I recommend this hotel for Young singles, An amazing honeymoon, A romantic getaway, Girlfriend getaway, People with disabilities, Older travelers, Families with teenagers… Bill, PA