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 The 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 and 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’s front door.
Now beautifully restored by S.J. Craig Enterprises in Lawrence, The Beaumont is a homing beacon to all pilots and travelers who want to touch down for a cold drink, a hot bath, a great meal and restful sleep. The Beaumont Hotel’s renovation includes private baths, period log furniture, and hearty menus seven days a week. Witness fly ins the second Saturday, August, September, and October.
Because The Beaumont 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, shop for antiques and see the oldest wooden water tower in America, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.