Step back to the late 1800’s. Imagine a Victorian world set in a bustling Kansas frontier town, home to the United States Land Office. Hundreds came each day looking for a new home. In 1886 their first night’s stay would have been at the Oberlin House, the St. James or other inns that rivaled their counterparts to the east. After claiming their 160 acres of Kansas prairie they were off to the brand new “Bank of Oberlin” to set up their banking business in their new hometown. Of the Bank of Oberlin’s completion, the Oberlin Eye (Sept.23,1886) said “…It is the prettiest building in the city and elicits words of praise from the many who see the city. Such buildings, beautiful, permanent, and durable are of incalculable value to Oberlin…And strengthen the onward march of the Queen City of Northwest Kansas.”
The charm experienced in 1886 can once again be captured in the “LandMark Inn at the historic Bank of Oberlin” opened in downtown Oberlin in 1996 . Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the bank has “re-opened” as a gathering place for local citizens and the traveler looking for a romantic getaway, meeting spot or reunion.
The B&B Inn occupies the Bank of Oberlin building built in 1886, the Reeder Building built in 1888 and the new Carriage House Addition. The name of the inn was derived from two important events that helped shape Oberlin in the late 1800’s – The location of the U.S. Land Office and the arrival of R.A. Marks who founded the Bank of Oberlin. The LandMark Inn offers seven guest suites; The Teller Room Restaurant & Coffee Bar and a vintage exercise room with turn of the century equipment, a sauna, and a unique gift shop called The Oberlin Mercantile Co.
Suite rates range from $89.95-$119.95/double occupancy with private bath. Includes full breakfast.
189 S Penn Ave.
Oberlin, KS 67749