Welcome To Lions Heart Inn
Lion Heart Inn on Highway 24 is located near the Waconda Lake, Glen Elder Dam, and State Park & Wildlife Areas which is comprised of one of Kansas' most scenic and popular outdoor attractions. The reservoir's swimming, camping, boating, hunting, and fishing are easily accessed, just 10 miles east of the inn.
Private cabins have no attached walls to your neighbor. Pet friendly, with outdoor kennels for your four legged family members. On site manager to take care of your individual needs. Lion Heart Inn is being fully remodeled with hunting and fishing themed décor.
Each unit has its own bathroom complete with shower. Cabins are furnished with refrigerators, microwave ovens, and cable TV. Wi-Fi available.
1319 Kansas St
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Owner Carma Weber:
I acquired Lion Heart Inn (previously known as: Wagon Wheel Lodge) on July 1 2011.
I lived in Colorado for 30+ years working in the commercial construction industry. My main duties were accounting and office managing. I married a man in 2003 that designed and built homes as the general contractor.
We purchased land in Kansas knowing that the home building market in Colorado was coming to a bad place with the economy going downhill. We knew that the day would come that we would be making the move to Kansas.
I was working for a great company and enjoyed my job. Knowing that the move was approaching my employer asked me to give him 5 more years before I left them. I agreed to this arrangement and stayed in Colorado. While my husband move to Beloit and built what proved to be his last home. I stayed to fulfill my commitment in Colorado.
I would come to Kansas as often as possible. Traveling from Denver to Beloit on highway 24 going through Downs I would pass the Wagon Wheel Lodge and each time I passed I thought it was a cute place with potential to be very unique, but it could use some love. I didn’t give it much more thought than that…
We had many dreams together as most couples do, and one of them was to run a hunting operation. That way we could do the things my husband loved and make money at it. But before that dream could come true, my husband became ill with a rare inherited gene issue that he could not overcome and passed away in January of 2010. My commitment to my employer would be over in July of that same year. It became apparent that I would have to decide whether to stay in Colorado or move to Kansas as previously planned.
My frame of mind was not staying in Denver; it was growing so big. I knew that if I watch my finances I would not have to work for a while until I found the right fit for me. One day I opened The Waconda Trader and there in the middle, was this ad for the Wagon Wheel Lodge. I made a phone call and the next thing I remember I was signing a check. So here I am, giving the Lion Heart Inn (named after my dogs) the needed love it so deserves.