A Kansas Ranch with Space to Roam: WSJ House of the Day

A Kansas Ranch with Space to Roam: WSJ House of the Day

March 29, 2021 | Wall Street Journal

A Kansas Ranch with Space to Roam. The Wagstaff Ranch, known as a legacy Flint Hills ranch less than two hours from Kansas City, is now being offered for sale after being owned by the same family since 1960. Comprised of 4,053± rolling acres of nature’s most prolific native tallgrasses, with hardwood trees in deep draws, some of which have large spring-fed lakes and ponds.

The ranch is accented by a beautiful custom-built family entertainment home with a pool.


This ranch is in the eastern flank of what is left of this continent’s tallgrass prairie. Numerous springs and seasonal creeks, including the South Branch of Mill Creek, meander across and through the ranch.

The Wagstaff Ranch is set up and operated as an ongoing cattle ranch yet offers the ultimate in country living less than two hours from one the best cities in the heartland.

John Wildin, the listing broker, shares his thoughts about the ranch. “The Wagstaff Ranch is an outstanding cattle ranch that represents a rare opportunity to own a true legacy ranch in the Kansas Flint Hills. With its close proximity to Kansas City, this well-known ranch offers a truly unique lifestyle that comes with the ultimate in privacy and safety for the family that makes this once in a lifetime purchase. It will consistently produce livestock grazing income because of the natural productivity of the land. Imagine the memories to be made exploring the various recreational features like fishing or boating on the 16-acre lake or teaching your kids how to hunt “the big one”. The gorgeous, well-appointed family compound will provide your friends and loved ones with all of the amenities they desire in a beautiful and secure setting.”

Mr. Wagstaff is selling because he’s ready for something new. ‘It’s time for us to move on to a new chapter’ he says. Click here to view the Wall Street Journal House of the Day slideshow.