A Kansas Bed and Breafast Home, overlooking the Jamestown Wildlife Refuge and the Sportsman Lake Salt Marsh.
250 Xavier Road
(south of Courtland)
Jamestown, KS 66948
1-800-324-8053 or
1-620-245-7774 1-620-245-4383 1-785-374-2280

TheLOG CABIN RETREATKansas Bed & Breakfast is a Special Get-away!

Jim & Lynn Elliott personally have constructed buildings on their home place to augment their original Log Cabin bed and breakfast home. Come immerse yourself in a hide-away in the heart of a unique area of north central Kansas. This is an enjoyable setting for you. Marshview consists of 10 acres of a Great Plains natural area, in beautiful rolling prairie pastureland. It has deep draws and small hills, hillside vistas, and magnificent overlooks to the Sportsmans Lake salt marsh and the adjacent Jamestown Wildlife Refuge. On-site at Marshview facilities you can enjoy surrounding flora, fauna, with migratory bird flyways and much wildlife — all yours to see and enjoy with only some effort.

The Elliotts’ available skeet range features both a high house and a low house.

Great breakfasts are provided by your hosts when you choose them in your package.

Choose your residence in two facilities of the Elliotts’ private home. Sleeping areas are designed for you to enjoy. Relax in easy comfort. Or, just take out on your own personal adventures!

The Marshview home includes the original Log Cabin built in 2004-05, and the Snow Goose Lodge finished on the highest point in late 2009.

This can be your retreat place. It also is a special mecca for birdwatchers, photographers, hunters, nature lovers, and just lovers. With Snow Goose Lodge now in Marshview, this especially can be your place for personal time, or family gatherings, reunions, hobby retreats, conferences, and special gatherings.

Private parties can be arranged.

Jim and Lynn Elliott are your hospitable owners / hosts.

The Elliotts with loving hands constructed everything at Marshview as their retirement home.

With faith-centered lives, they wish to share unique experiences of this place. It is a place to call yours for a time. You may choose one or more buildings in their home place for accommodations at MARSHVIEW acreage:

Log Cabin Retreat at Marshview

The LOG CABIN was built over a period of 19 months during 2004-05. This well-appointed classic modern log cabin is made from some of the largest available Canadian logs. Your modest guest bedroom is furnished with a Select Comfort™ queen bed, complete with in-room claw-foot tub and a small washroom with lavatory and toilet. Across the hall for you is a bathroom with shower. The main floor includes the great room living area with fireplace, cable reception television (which has a separate TV extension in the guest bedroom), plus dining area and kitchen — all in the one room of the rest of the main floor. A fascinating ceiling canoe with strategic lights adorns the area over the dining table. Wild animal trophies discreetly add outdoor ambience in the great room areas. West windows of the great room provide extraordinary views of the Jamestown flat marsh and lake below. An exterior door leads to a length-of-the-cabin elevated porch. Logs used in construction of the cabin in the spring of 2004 were still standing in an old “slow growth” forest of Douglas Fir trees growing in the British Columbia Cascade Mountains above Kamloops, B.C., Canada. (Slow growth wood is more dense and stable than other wood.) The craftsmen of Mountain High log home manufacturer in Kamloops, headed by Doug and Mary McCulloch, cut the logs, dried them over the summer, and built the cabin in a carving yard. Each log was hand peeled, scribed, and fitted tightly to the log below, with corners fitted in a Scandinavian style notch. Additional information is on their website: <>.

In September 2004 the cabin logs were disassembled and put onto two trucks for transporting to the present site, where they were re-erected. With help of family and friends, Jim and Lynn Elliott lovingly completed all the finishing construction — and they built modern conveniences into this very special Kansas LOG CABIN RETREAT. It was finished and opened for bed-and-breakfast business in March 2006. Now it truly is something to behold and to enjoy! You’ll see first-hand why this is a very special, treasured place — built with great care by the Elliotts.

Enjoy the hilltop comfortably furnished LOG CABIN RETREAT — overlooking a fascinating, pristine marsh and multi-faceted wildlife area. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are in the main cabin, with your guest room and the special relaxing areas of the cabin. Click for more information.



t_040The SNOW GOOSE LODGE is at top of the hill near the main cabin, with breath-taking panoramic views overlooking Jamestown Wildlife Refuge and Sportsmans Lake salt marsh. As part of the Elliotts’ home place, and situated not far from the original Log Cabin, the lodge is on the highest point of Marshview. This log-covered building is an impressive 44′ x 36′ — including a Great Room 21’ x 30’ with fireplace, television, and full kitchen area along one wall. The lodge is especially suitable for family and other reunions, hobby retreats, business and retreat conferences, corporate meetings, and other groups. The three lower-level enclosed bedrooms have their own shower bath facilities (both Sunset Room and Sunrise Room have queen size beds, and the handicap-friendly bedroom has a king bed, a walk-in shower, and an additional outside entrance). A covered porch off the Great Room provides outdoor sheltered scenic views. Click for more information.

You have options. Marshview is a place you can enjoy alone. Or it can be your romantic hide-away. It can be a place of adventure. It can be a special place just for you and friends. It can be a center from which to do nearby hunting and fishing (in-season). Private parties can be arranged. You can take in nearby historic and/or Kansas rural sites. Or you can just lounge and relax in this special retreat.

You’ll see why this is a very special, treasured place — built with loving care by the Elliotts.  It is available for specified rentals.

No Smoking policy.

We request No Smoking inside any of the buildings.