A Historic Railroad Hotel Bed & Breakfast/Suites and Museum

Welcome to the Historic Leatherock Hotel in the City of Cherryvale,
 Southeast Kansas, where the "BEST TASTING WATER IN THE NATION" is served every day!*

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2008: The Cherryvale  Leatherock Hotel is pleased to announce the addition to its suites and guestrooms, the Santa Fe Agent's Guestroom on the main floor, as part of the continuing ambitious restoration project of the historic 1912 railroad hotel in Southeast Kansas. This  guestroom is a replica of the agents office in the historic Cherryvale Santa Fe Depot built in 1910 on North Depot Street. It reflects Cherryvale's "Golden Age" of steam rail transportation with railroad maps, photographs, drawings, and Santa Fe memorabilia. The Leatherock Hotel was built as an eatery and an overnight stop-over point at the crossings of the north-south Santa Fe Railway from Kansas City to Tulsa and the east-west St. Louis and San Francisco "Frisco" Railway.

Come and enjoy both Railway's Heritage when trains traveled six different routes through Cherryvale and still do today.

Other rooms and suites are being lovingly and thoughtfully restored to various periods of the Hotel's and Cherryvale's history. The PCR Management Corporation, a Nevada Corporation, has been contracted to complete this work.. The famous celebrities that where born in Cherryvale, Kansas, will be honored with Bed & Breakfast suites and guestrooms. The Santa Fe Corner Gift Shop will soon be open featuring railroad, travel and toy gift items along with many Kansas-made products. The Frisco Conference / Banquet Hall, and the Santa Fe Lounge are available to rent for your group activities and entertainment.

Campers, mobile homes, and trailers welcome! RV Hook-Ups with electric and water facilities (water only during summer months) are located on Front Street and the hotel driveway. Restroom and laundry facilities are available inside the hotel by prior arrangement. Overnight boat and horse trailer parking is available.

Truckers always welcome! We are just 1-mile east at the junction of  U.S. Highway 169 and Cherryvale Main Street where local trucking facilities, Sonic Drive-In, and Jump Start gas/diesel/convenience store are located.

Cherryvale has many family attractions, recreation areas, and events to enjoy while visiting. Just click above links.

*This year the Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 4 serving Cherryvale, was judged the "Best Tasting Water in the Nation" by the National Rural Water Association.

Travelers' Comments:

"I thought everything was wonderful. I have recommended it to everyone in town. I will definitely be back. Thanks for everything. Cherryvale is warm & friendly. A very charming town."--Mike & Jennifer, Kansas, Winter 2008

"We appreciate the hospitality and welcome we have received during our 5 visits and hope to see the progress with time as it looks like a formidable project and admire the effort being put into it."--Leslie P, West Africa, Spring & Summer 2008

"Our Stay was short at this wonderful old place but we enjoyed the room, the tour, and the atmosphere. Thank you, Wayne...I believe we shall come this way again."--Phyllis & Wallace B, Oklahoma, Spring 2008

"I loved it! Thank you for the hostility! Great accommodation--Love the hotel and town. Can't wit to see the finished project. I have a 1903 Victorian I'm restoring, so I know"--Mr. & Mrs. Gifford M, Kansas, Spring 2008

"Everyone is friendly and the rooms are fabulous. Thank you for the tour. It will be great finished." --Robin M, Oklahoma, Summer 2008    
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420 North Depot Street, Cherryvale, KS 67335
Information and Reservations   620 336-3350
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© 1999-2008 Leatherock Hotel.  Web Site created, compiled and maintained by Wayne Hallowell, Director of the Leatherock Hotel.  E-mail: w_hallowell@yahoo.com for errors and omissions on this web site. Supervised by Raymond Bowersock, hosted by  www.netromall.com. This site will be updated every month. Please come back often.

We are deeply indebted to Crystal Harper for her generous help above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you to Cherryvale-born residents and historians Shirley Smysor, Leonard and Fern Wood, directors Cherryvale Museum; Jessie Lickteig, city librarian; Andy Taylor, County Chronicle editor; Leida Bell, 1940-50s Leatherock Hotel manager; Imogene Littell; Bob Macy and Jerry Wilson for their assistance and kindness, loaned photographs and friendship gained in compiling this website. Also special thanks to Becky Brown, City Administrator; Susan Couch, Officer-In-Charge, Big Hill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Wayne Campbell; LaVerna Huneycutt, Joyce Long, Jo McKensey; Kenny Preble; and Mary Pugh. Very special thanks to John Chambers, noted local railroad historian, for rail histories and railroad photographs and James Hogben for research on the Union Electric Railway.

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