We love the history and mystery of Grandma’s House.
Built in 1906, Alistair Graham’s parents lived here for years. This was the second home on the Graham Ranch, built just up the hill from the original homestead near the barn and the hand-dug well. The Graham’s hauled water from a nearby warm spring up the hill by wagon.
The rooms are spacious, much different from most homes of that era. The Graham’s added a kitchen and bathroom about 1938. You can see where the kitchen was added because the original threshold still leads to the living room. When you see it, you can’t help but wonder how many feet stepped in that exact spot to mold that threshold.
We fixed a few things – water pipes, wallpaper, light fixtures, good beds and such – so Grandma’s House welcomes guests. A modern kitchen offers everything you will need to cook wholesome meals, except the food you can bring with you.
The view from the rockers that wait on the wrap-around porch invites a person to marvel at the intricacies of life and the vast open spaces of A Land of Grass. The colors of the prairie tumble through the oversized windows to warm the entire house.
It is a perfect rustic retreat for writers who really want to finally get some writing done or hunters who need a camp out of the weather. Stay for a weekend, a week or a month, any time between Memorial Day and October 15.
Enjoy a peaceful respite, with no distracting television, traffic or trouble. You will get good cell phone service at Grandma’s House, but we haven’t figured out how to get wi-fi all the way to Grandma’s House yet.
We don’t offer ranch activities or hunting on the ranch (Liability insurance! Ugh!), but guests are more than welcome to explore the ranch on foot. You will discover a myriad of beautiful scenery, plants and wildlife.
If you need a quiet retreat, come see us. If you are looking for a great vacation, but Grandma’s House is not quite your style, send a note to me. We know of several good places in our area and we’ll be glad to help you find them.