Why TripAdvisor Considers Us “The Best of the Best”

a couple dining with the sunset in the background

Cedar Crest Lodge has been named one of Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best in 2021 and we couldn’t have achieved this award without our wonderful guests! Thank you for all the support we have received over the years as we continue to improve and live up to the honor that has been bestowed upon us.… Read The Full Story

Experience a Bird’s Eye View of Cedar Crest Lodge

Chairs on green grass with view of fields and sky

Welcome to the view that only the birds usually get to enjoy! Take an overhead tour of Cedar Crest Lodge courtesy of some phenomenal drone footage captured by one of our guests. Take a look at the 100 beautiful wooded acres that surround our hilltop property. If you are looking for a secluded getaway less than an… Read The Full Story

Your Ideal Autumn Escape

Smiling couple laying in a pile of fall leaves

Plan your perfect fall getaway here at Cedar Crest Lodge in Pleasanton, Kansas. Stay with us as the green transitions to vibrant yellows and deep hues of red and orange in the picturesque fall foliage surrounding our property.   Our Inn is the perfect destination for outdoor lovers, fall-loving foodies, and anyone who wants to escape… Read The Full Story

Garden-Fresh Meals & A Sensational Spinach Salad Recipe

Vegetables fresh from the garden

Did you know our seasonal dishes use freshly harvested produce from our on-site garden? We always create our menu items from scratch using the finest possible ingredients. But right now, our mouthwatering farm-to-table meals are overflowing with crisp spinach and asparagus from our latest harvest. Dishes featuring garden-fresh lettuces, berries, peas, tomatoes, green beans, okra,… Read The Full Story

Cooking & Fun at Cedar Crest Lodge

My name is Laura and I love food. There, I’ve said typed it for all the world to read. For as long as I can remember, food has been an integral part of my life. When I was young, I would climb up on a chair and remove my Mom’s “The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook”… Read The Full Story

Stargazing Getaway

Night sky

Matt and I first moved to Cedar Crest Lodge just over 16 years ago.  With an infant in tow and not much business to keep us busy, we sat outside a lot in the evenings enjoying the brilliant starry sky.  Coming from the suburbs, the darkness in the country was the perfect setting for stargazing.… Read The Full Story

Romance, Rest and Reunions

Family having a picnic on green grass

– William Cowper The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7) I will be the first to proclaim that I like a certain amount of change in my life.  Monotony is NOT my friend and I become very irritable at the thought.  That is one of the reasons I consider myself fortunate to be a part… Read The Full Story

Enjoying Fall in the Country

Bouquet of flowers

I’ve said it before, but will continue to repeat myself:  this place was meant for fall.  The rustic design of the lodge, the colors, the setting are all ideal for this time of year.  This season – it rocks!!  Who would have guessed that the drought we had this summer would ever give way to the… Read The Full Story

Special Diets and Food Allergies

Food at Cedar Crest Lodge

When we opened for business just over twelve years ago (July 14, 2000 to be exact) there was a lady who stayed with us on a fairly frequent basis who was lactose intolerant.  Even though I had heard of this problem, it was my first encounter with preparing food for those who may be allergic or… Read The Full Story

Group Discount Buying Sites – Tell Us How You Feel

Interior room view at Cedar Crest Lodge

Admittedly, from a consumers point of view we have been extremely happy with all of the group discount buying sites out there like Groupon, Living Social, Muncharoo and Lucky Monkey just to name a few.  They have initiated us to try (at a discount, of course) a variety of restuarants and services that we probably wouldn’t… Read The Full Story