The Historic Wolf Hotel
In 1894 John Wolf built The Wolf Hotel as an addition to the Delmonico Hotel which stood just north of the building which is now the Sunflower Bank parking lot. The addition added several rooms to the Hotel along with a new lobby, underground stores and the Bank of Ellinwood. The Bank was the last to open due to intricate tile work being laid. The lobby sat on the east side of the building and the bank sat on the west. Downstairs, which was part of the underground tunnel system that ran through Ellinwood, was the Drummer's room and Joe's Snack Counter. The downstairs changed many times over the years, becoming Weber's Sample Room, the local library, a gym, and an underground bar and card room. The downstairs still houses the very first air conditioner in Barton County. The Sunflower dining room, added in 1924 by Fred Wolf (John Wolf's son) was a prestigious restaurant that attracted people from many places with its amber lighting and wheat shock columns. In the early 80s, the hotel functioned as an antique store and was sold to Christopher McCord in 2013 with the vision of returning it to its former glory.
This lovely little cottage is our long term stay property. Built in 1900 built by A.S. & Elizabeth (affectionately known to her husband as Lizzie) Allen. The Allen's operated a drug store in which they installed the first soda fountain that boasted 5 sodas. The cottage was their second retirement home where they lived until their deaths. A.S. passed in 1919 of long term illness and Lizzie passed in 1932. Later, their daughter Vivian Epperson operated the cottage as a boarding house during WWII.
Kat King runs a private dining establishment on the main floor offering catering and baked goods. Check out "Flavored Celebrations" for some delicious cooking!
Minimum two night stay.
Call 620-617-6915 to book.
This historic building built in the late 1800s is a former Catholic Rectory that used to be located beside the town's Catholic church. When the church decided to build a new rectory in 1941, the building was moved to a residential area and purchased by us in 2017. Located only 3 blocks away from The Wolf, The Manor is often used as overflow for The Historic Wolf Hotel. It is very similar to the Wolf with a common kitchen, a parlor, a dining room, with most rooms having their own private bathroom. Your stay here will be just as memorable as The Wolf.
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Stay in the Rice County Slammer! This former Rice County, KS jail has been transformed into a home. Main floor has been redone with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and nice kitchen and dining room. The 2nd story has been untouched and still has the original Rice County cell blocks, beds, cells, stools, etc. Let your imagination run wild.
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Enjoy your morning coffee in our well-stocked kitchen or our sitting room. Feel free to rustle up some breakfast with goodies you've purchased from our neighborhood grocery store (within walking distance) or munch on a wide variety of continental-style items.
Stay with us and enjoy some downtime while you surf the web, watch a few shows, or mosey on down to the Underground Saloon.
Enjoy the great outdoors on our patio. Bring your picnic lunch and relax on our patio with tables just outside the doors of the hotel.
Our top-notch housekeeping will visit upon request when staying more than one night. Need something you don't see? Just ask!
A visit to the Wolf Hotel is not complete without a souvenir! Coffee mugs, shot glasses, t-shirts and more.
A visit to The Wolf means mouthwatering Sunday Lunch. Don't miss out on this period-style lunch or you will kick yourself!Lunch is served from 11am - 1pm every 3rd Sunday of the month. Call Lana for reservations at
Our historic hotel is the perfect venue for your wedding/reception, birthday party, business meeting, and basically any other event you can imagine. Our full-service event menu allows you to pick from a wide variety of helpful services that make it easy to plan your event.
SEE & DO
There's lots of fun to be had here in the Wild West!
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Underground Tunnel Tours
Take a step back in time and tour the tunnels with us! Learn more about life in the Wild West. All tours include tickets to a FREE self guided tour of the Ellinwood Historical Museum! Click here for more information and to make your reservations! BY RESERVATION ONLY. Other tours are available upon request.
Join us every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm - 1 am for some Roaring Twenties style fun. Check out our Facebook page for the secret password & giggle water special.
No reservations needed!
Murder Mystery Dinner
Join the fun of one of our highly interactive comedy/murder mystery dinners. We typically offer an appetizer, salad, choice of entree and desert and a cash bar.
The dinner and show take place in the Historic Sunflower Dining Room of The Historic Wolf Hotel. Click here to see the fun we have planned next!
Join us four times a year for the best laughs and drinks around! We bring in comedians from Kansas City to keep you rolling in your seat and our bartenders are the best in the west! Click here to see our upcoming shows and purchase your tickets.
“We traveled almost 3 hours with a tour of 40 seniors to visit the Wolf Hotel and Underground Tunnels, and we loved every bit of it! Chris and Rick provided excellent tours, hospitality, and stories with us. Many in our group said they can’t wait to return! Thank you, Chris and Rick! We will see you again!"- Sandy W.