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Offline Rennhack

Wolf Creek Lodging
« on: Dec 01, 2002, 12:55 »
If anyone has lodging information for this facility, please post it here.
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2007, 10:21 by Marlin »

Offline Rennhack

Wolf Creek
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2003, 08:54 »
Wolf Creek lodging is dirt cheap and easy to find in Burlington. The best restaurant in town is the site cafeteria. Contact Coffey County Housing authority, also Burlington Development. The nicest apartment house in town is a 2 1/2 story building with 10 units. 2 BR apt with A/C less than $300/mo. Best thing about Burlington is the free rec. center, probably one of the best anywhere.  

THE bank in town is across from the Post Office, and they do have motor vehicle support in town (plates/license).  

If you want a life, go to Emporia (45 min), or Topeka (1 hr). The airport at Kansas City is a solid 2-hr drive from the plant.


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Nearby Burlington is mostly a poor town. The 2 places to look for are Burlington Development, and Coffey County Housing Authority. The small town newspaper has ads but they basically point to those 2 places. Sometimes you can find a share in a house, but they are rare.  

There is one decent apartment building in town with 10 units. Dirt cheap. Most everything else is a trailer home, which is a bad idea in springtime Kansas. Make sure it has a storm cellar nearby. You can try Lloyd Sleezer, he sometimes has trailers available, 316-364-2791.  

Is you want a real life, and a much longer commute, there are Emporia and Topeka, 45 to 60 min drive.  

Burlington has a wonderful free Rec Center built by Wolf Creek money. Nice big community pool. Other than that, and a small movie theatre, not much there. Only chain is Pizza Hut.  

Burlington is a solid 2 hours to Kansas City airport.  

If you want to get a peek before you go out there, try the Yellow pages on the Internet for apartments/motels. There are a few cheap motels in town, but the only decent newer one is expensive. There is a cheap efficiency unit at the very south end of town.  

Wolf Creek is like a small town on site; probably the best restaurant in town is on site, they have great postal and medical facilities.

BURLINGTON AND NEW STRAWN, KANSAS

COFFEY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
110 N. FOURTH, P. O. BOX 423
BURLINGTON, KS 66839-0423
(316) 364-2002
HOURS 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. MON THRU FRIDAY

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HOTELS/MOTELS

COFFEY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
SHORT & LONG TERM RENTAL PROPERTY
514 NEOSHO  
BURLINGTON, KS  66839-1639
(316) 364-8895
(800) 316-4564

COUNTRY HAVEN INN
207 CROSS STREET
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8260
(800) 942-8369

ROCKING “R” MOTEL
919 NORTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5321

TWILIGHT MOTEL
614 SOUTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5391

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RV PARKS

DRAKE PARK
EAST CROSS STREET
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5334

JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
ROUTE 2, P. O. BOX 71
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8614; (877) 444-6777
Campsites:
Parks Open:  4/1/2000
Parks Close:  10/31/2000
Damsite open thru winter

KELLEY PARK
625 SOUTH 3RD
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8757

RIVER BEND R.V. PARK
1314 HWY 75
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5433

WOLF CREEK RESORTS
400 LAKE ROAD
P. O. BOX 617
NEW STRAWN, KS  66839
(316) 364-3137

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BED AND BREAKFAST

VICTORIAN MEMORIES
314 NORTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5752

Donna

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Wolf Creek
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 2003, 02:50 »
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If anyone has lodging information for this facility, please post it here.



Wolf Creek Resorts Campground has a  new phone number   ;) and email.  Contact Donna at 620-490-0657 or email at dlampke@mchsi.com

allforthenukie

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Wolf Creek
« Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2003, 07:42 »
When I was there I stayed at a place called Universal Inn in Lebo, about halfway between Burlington and Emporia, right off the highway. This motel is actually a prefab building, like an assembly of doublewide trailers, don't know how well it'd do if there were a tornado. The room was okay, clean enough, weekly rate was reasonable.

There was a filthy little kitchenette for the guests to use, if you stay there try not to get a room right next to the communal kitchen. Anytime someone tries to cook something in there it really stinks the place up. :P

There was a small truckstop and diner right next door, not much else. I think there was a small bar in Lebo also.

Emporia is the place to go for a night out. Small college town.  ;)

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Wolf Creek
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2005, 03:29 »
forget about Burlington its nasty.

Emporia is 40 min from the site.

the best place is Candlewood Suites .clean,free laundry,kitchen and free internet hook up

last outage the BNI rate was`approx $45 a nite .

lots of restaraunts nearby and super walmart.

620 343 7762
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Offline makua13

Wolf Creek
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2005, 03:09 »
I agree, Candlewood Suites is the best, nice, roomy, clean, full kitchen, high speed internet, laundry (6 mschines), workout room, vcrs in rooms with free movies at desk.  across from Walmart.
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Wolf Creek
« Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2006, 09:40 »
Hello Nukeworkers!

As the General Manager at the Candlewood Suites in Emporia I would like to help any of you in your search for temporary lodging.  Let me know how I can help.  We have great rates.  Check us out at www.candlewoodsuites.com or email jschanz@aghospitality.com

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 11, 2006, 10:01 »
Eagles lodge, downtown Burlington.
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tnukewife

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Wolf Creek
« Reply #8 on: Sep 12, 2006, 05:13 »
    My husband and I are at the Star Motel in Yates Center and like it.  Management has changed! The manager, Shannon, is very good.  She keeps it clean and is really sweet. Prices are much less than I got by phone in Burlington! You get 10% off at the local BBQ Restaurant;  There is a restaurant and Subway all in walking distance. As well as the local grocer with a good meat section and three gas stations.
    200 South Fry (Hwy 75), Yates Center, KS
    620-625-2175  south of Burlington.
    My husband like the drive from here.
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pafoster

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Re: Wolf Creek
« Reply #9 on: Aug 04, 2009, 07:54 »

Two rooms available at the Paul Foster Residence 612 N. 2nd in Burlington.  $65/day Includes an in-room refridgerator and access to cooking facilities 24/7.  Breakfast foods provided.  Laundry service provided for additional $5.00 per week.  Wifi access. Call Alicia Foster at 620-364-8520 or 785-250-8483.

Wolf Creek Resorts Campground has a  new phone number   ;) and email.  Contact Donna at 620-490-0657 or email at dlampke@mchsi.com

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #10 on: Aug 04, 2009, 08:02 »
If anyone has lodging information for this facility, please post it here.

We have two nice rooms available in our home for the outage.  They each have a refridgerator and access to cooking facilities 24/7.  Breakfast foods will be provided.  I will do your laundry for an additional $5.00 per week.  Wifi Access.  $65.00/night. 612 N. 2nd Burlington, Ks. Call 620-364-8520 or 785-250-8483.

Offline Raze

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2011, 10:27 »
This is my first time going to Wolf Creek, so I've been busy looking for a place to stay.  I'll share what I've found.

Weekly Hotel rates in the area are generally ridiculous by my standards, even before adding the hotel tax (I think I saw 13.8% somewhere).  I didn't find many hotels over the phone that did anything other than their daily rate regardless of your stay time.  Even at a modest $60 a night or more + tax, a hotel costs thousands per month.  Since Emporia is a college town, I started looking for apartments with flexible leases, and found two out of half a dozen I called that presently allow for month-to-month.  I'm sure there are more, but things were filling in so fast I made my choice and stopped looking.

The one I settled on is Four Seasons Apartments:

1931 W. 24th Ave.
Emporia, Kansas
Leasing: 620-343-7172
Email: 4seasons@cableone.net

The rates they gave me over the phone are:
2 Bedroom, 2 bath: $660/month (I took the last one for this Spring 2011)
1 Bedroom (740 sq. ft.): $565/month
1 Bedroom (640 sq. ft.): $545/month
They mentioned they had smaller stuff but I didn't write it down.

The (refundable) deposit is equal to a months rent.  You'll get it back minus the cost of carpet cleaning.  They were fine with me and my roommate sending in 50% shares of the deposit by check, but we each had our own applications to fill out and pay for.  Rent includes water and trash, but electric, cable, and internet are separate and up to you to figure out.  The application fee is $25 and you must do a credit check.  Deposit and application fee must be mailed.  According to the map, this place is near the bulk of the hotels of Emporia in the northwest part of town along the Interstate.  I figure this puts lots of folks close enough together to start carpools/shuttles for the hour long commutes to work.

The other month-to-month place I found was Trinity Property Group LLC.  I found these folks over the weekend and emailed them while they were closed, here's the response I got Monday:
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Good morning,
Yes, we do have short term leases available on any of our rentals. It sounds like a month-to-month lease is what you need. The rent rate is $25 more per month, and we ask for a 30 day written notice. If you are interested in taking a tour of any of our places, please let me know. If you are shopping for a place long distance, I can also send you more photos of any place you are interested in. I look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,

Rae Ann Warneke
Trinity Property Group LLC
Cell #: (620) 344-2079
RaeAnn@TPGEmporia.com

There's less to say specifically about this place because they have so many properties, so I linked the rentals listing page on their site.  They mentioned mobile homes over the phone, but I didn't ask about them.  Credit check required.  I think they have a similar deposit policy (deposit - carpet cleaning = refund).

Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: Jan 05, 2011, 10:31 by Raze »

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #12 on: Feb 19, 2011, 02:01 »
If your looking for a place to stay try the Garnett Inn,Suites and RV Park.
They do a special for outage workers ;D Hotel is $40.00 a night for a single Queen size beds, $60.00 a night for double. The RV park is $12.00 a night includes all hook ups and electricity, 50 amp hook ups. Free WiFi and cable in rooms, Rv Park free WiFi no cable. Free Continental Breakfest every morning and nice hotel bar called Racers lounge. :P Great staff, super clean rooms well maintained no rat hole :o The plant is 28 miles away takes about 30 minutes. This puts you closer to Kansas City for those off days when you want to go exploring ;D  Phone number: (785)448-6800. +K +K +K +K Great place to stay 4 thumbs up.
Early to bed, 13 hours on nights, makes you tired, wealthy and a night crawler!!!!

Offline buckeye99

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 11:19 »
Called Garnett Inn, and rate is now $58/night for a single.
Not exactly a great rate for a month long stay.

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #14 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:50 »
Two rooms just opened up in a house in Lyndon, contact Carla@libertyrealestate.org

It would be sharing a 4 bd/2ba house.

Offline Littlek

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #15 on: Jan 25, 2013, 12:47 »
Partially Furnished Farm House within 20 miles of Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant Gate, possible 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom/shower only, washer/dryer, well water/with RO-Water maker, wood heat/propane back up, garage and carport, $650/per mt. First/last rent $500 Deposit

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Offline Tickranchmom

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2013, 07:58 »
This is not lodging but may help some of our outage families coming in. I am a newly licensed daycare located in Waverly about 15 minutes from Wolf Creek and do have openings available and I will accommodate Wolf Creek hours. Contact me for details and pricing at 785.221.5430 I am a former Nuke worker and realize how hard it is to find decent care during outage time and would like to help out may fellow nuclear family.

BLS

Offline Ray

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #17 on: Jan 29, 2014, 09:55 »
For Rent one bedroom apartments in Lyndon Ks, about 25 miles north of Wolf Creek.  Apartment has stove and refrigerator app 800 sq. ft. I pay water, sewer & trash.  You pay electricity.  These are very efficient apartments (low elect bills).  $500 per month, add $250 for an additional person, plus $300 deposit (gladly refunded if left ready to rent out once you leave).  No smoking, no pets.  You will need to bring your own bed, or you can rent one locally.  There is a coin operated washer and dryer on site.  Lyndon has a BBQ restauraunt, 2 restaurants, pizza place, Casey's, Dollar General, and very nice grocery store 10 miles away.  Availble now. Call Ray or Karen @785-549-3532 leave a message and phone number if we don't answer, and we will call you back.

Offline bigdaddy

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #18 on: Feb 27, 2014, 01:30 »
SHORT TERM LEASES , 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS.   48 min. drive to Wolf Creek
 OVERBROOK & BURLINGAME KS. $395, 425, 450, & 575
 Low Utilities!!!!!
 walking distance to downtown, cafe , library etc......
 Across the street from a huge city park with basketball/tennis courts, playground, shelterhouse etc.......
 onsite laundry facilities
Ref. w/ icemaker, dishwasher, elect. range
 


$395-595
 

Roger 785-640-5518

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Room for outage
« Reply #19 on: Feb 28, 2014, 02:14 »
Have space foor one female for the Wolf Creek outage. Room is in Emporia and is 125.00 a week (includes everything)
Text 910-742-3345 for more info. Thanks

Dave

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #20 on: Aug 13, 2014, 10:21 »
I'm starting a job at Wolf Creek in September 2014 that should last 4-6 months.  I am in need of temporary lodging.  Anyone have any leads?    Most of the info in this thread is fairly old.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Dave

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #21 on: Aug 14, 2014, 12:14 »
Wolf Creek lodging is dirt cheap and easy to find in Burlington. The best restaurant in town is the site cafeteria. Contact Coffey County Housing authority, also Burlington Development. The nicest apartment house in town is a 2 1/2 story building with 10 units. 2 BR apt with A/C less than $300/mo. Best thing about Burlington is the free rec. center, probably one of the best anywhere. 
 
THE bank in town is across from the Post Office, and they do have motor vehicle support in town (plates/license). 
 
If you want a life, go to Emporia (45 min), or Topeka (1 hr). The airport at Kansas City is a solid 2-hr drive from the plant.
 

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Nearby Burlington is mostly a poor town. The 2 places to look for are Burlington Development, and Coffey County Housing Authority. The small town newspaper has ads but they basically point to those 2 places. Sometimes you can find a share in a house, but they are rare. 
 
There is one decent apartment building in town with 10 units. Dirt cheap. Most everything else is a trailer home, which is a bad idea in springtime Kansas. Make sure it has a storm cellar nearby. You can try Lloyd Sleezer, he sometimes has trailers available, 316-364-2791. 
 
Is you want a real life, and a much longer commute, there are Emporia and Topeka, 45 to 60 min drive. 
 
Burlington has a wonderful free Rec Center built by Wolf Creek money. Nice big community pool. Other than that, and a small movie theatre, not much there. Only chain is Pizza Hut. 
 
Burlington is a solid 2 hours to Kansas City airport. 
 
If you want to get a peek before you go out there, try the Yellow pages on the Internet for apartments/motels. There are a few cheap motels in town, but the only decent newer one is expensive. There is a cheap efficiency unit at the very south end of town. 
 
Wolf Creek is like a small town on site; probably the best restaurant in town is on site, they have great postal and medical facilities.

BURLINGTON AND NEW STRAWN, KANSAS
 
COFFEY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
110 N. FOURTH, P. O. BOX 423
BURLINGTON, KS 66839-0423
(316) 364-2002
HOURS 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. MON THRU FRIDAY

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HOTELS/MOTELS
 
COFFEY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
SHORT & LONG TERM RENTAL PROPERTY
514 NEOSHO 
BURLINGTON, KS  66839-1639
(316) 364-8895
(800) 316-4564
 
COUNTRY HAVEN INN
207 CROSS STREET
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8260
(800) 942-8369
 
ROCKING “R” MOTEL
919 NORTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5321
 
TWILIGHT MOTEL
614 SOUTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5391

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RV PARKS
 
DRAKE PARK
EAST CROSS STREET
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5334
 
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
ROUTE 2, P. O. BOX 71
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8614; (877) 444-6777
 Campsites:
 Parks Open:  4/1/2000
 Parks Close:  10/31/2000
 Damsite open thru winter
 
KELLEY PARK
625 SOUTH 3RD
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-8757
 
RIVER BEND R.V. PARK
1314 HWY 75
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5433
 
WOLF CREEK RESORTS
400 LAKE ROAD
P. O. BOX 617
NEW STRAWN, KS  66839
(316) 364-3137

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BED AND BREAKFAST
 
VICTORIAN MEMORIES
314 NORTH 4TH
BURLINGTON, KS  66839
(316) 364-5752


98% of the info provided in this quote is still accurate and relevant. Rocking R and Twilight have changed names and owners but they are still at the same location. If you are looking for a house go through the housing authority listed above. The other option is get a motel room first. Once you get on site there will be plenty of options of in-house employees or locals with rentals available.

Rentals are not what I consider "dirt cheap" during outage timeframes. There is some serious gouging that goes on. You are getting there early enough you should be able to lock up a place close to the plant for a reasonable rate. RV parks are plenty but you are closely approaching the time of year that you may not want to be in a travel trailer.

I don't think the Rec Center is "free" anymore but cost is minimal.
Movie theater is closed down, again.
Community pool also closed down.
Best restaurant is definitely not the Heartland Café.
Pizza Hut, Subway, Dairy Queen, and a few privately owned restaurants still in operation.
Grocery store, ShopKo, and Dollar Store
3 gas stations and a laundry mat
1 liquor store
1 bowling alley
No Walmart yet but I hear it is in the works.

Offline Anatolians08

Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #22 on: Oct 20, 2014, 11:28 »
Any one have any ideas for furnished house/apartment for this years outage at wolf creek? Or place to start looking in Burlington?

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Re: Wolf Creek Lodging
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2014, 01:01 »
Budget Host Inn Emporia, KS

These are the weekly rates (7-nights)

$175.00/+tax for one person

-Free Wireless Internet (wifi) access in all rooms
-fridge and microwaves in all rooms
-Coin laundry on property
-Remodeled rooms (late 2012)
-clean and safe, first exit of emporia (Exit: 133)

Budget Host Inn Emporia
1830 E Highway 50
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 343-6922

Website: www.budgethostemporia.com
Website: www.emporiainn.com

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Place to stay for Wolf Creek Power Plant ASAP
« Reply #24 on: Dec 11, 2014, 08:02 »
Need a place to stay hopefully close by to Wolf Creek Power Plant in Kansas, any suggestion? Hotel ok, room in a house and at a reasonable rate of rent.  Need asap like this Sunday 12/14/14

 


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