Our Story

generations of love for elmdale , ks

“Elmdale will always hold a special place in our heart.”

– Misty Simmons

Raised in Elmdale the majority of their lives, Josh and Misty Simmons have many fond memories of their small Kansas town. After high school, Josh spent some time away from his Elmdale roots but eventually returned where he and Misty reconnected in 2009 and have raised their kids in Elmdale ever since. As Undersheriff of Chase County and Mayor of Elmdale, Josh is strongly committed to his community and Misty shares his love of Elmdale alongside him. They were excited to purchase the treehouse in 2020 and completely renovated the inside. They hope the Elmdale Treehouse will provide an opportunity for others to experience the small hometown life of Elmdale and historic Chase County as well as the beauty of the Flint Hills that they love so dearly.

A Weekend Retreat

Elmdale Treehouse is only an hour and fifteen minutes from Wichita, Manhattan and Topeka and only 2 hours from Kansas City. It’s close enough for the perfect weekend getaway and just far enough to truly feel the peace and quiet of the Flint Hills and the small town life of rural Kansas.


Guest Reviews

This treehouse is a wonderful stay! It is a quick drive to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in a quiet area. The room is lofted with plenty of room. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved our stay here! ”     – Julia

“From Kansas City, this was our second stay in Elmdale at the treehouse, very peaceful and relaxing stay both times.  We will return again. ”     – J & J

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this charming treehouse. It is thoughtfully laid out, and the combo of new and vintage finishes give it so much character. Listening to cicadas, thunder and trains from the screened in porch was magical! The loft bed was cozy and super comfortable. Truly a unique lil gem in one of the best parts of Kansas. Would happily stay there again! ”     – Dinah

We’d love to have you visit

We Have Plenty of Room for You!

Come visit a little piece of the Flint Hills we call home in our quaint Elmdale Treehouse!

401 Spruce St. Elmdale, KS