Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast

Walk Through History

Are you heading on a Midwestern road trip and looking for the perfect stopover in Southwest Kansas? Or perhaps your destination is Garden City and you need the best place to stay.

Introducing Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast. It is the epitome of what a fantastic bed and breakfast should be with a sprinkle of unique charm on top.

Sunnyland is a popular place to stay in Garden City, with its historic character and to-die-for food it’s easy to see why.

It’s a Historic Building

Sunnyland is listed on the Kansas Historical Register which gives you an idea about how important this old building is. It served as a home to David R. and Maretta Menke. David R. Menke was an important figure in Garden City and responsible for much of its development.
He was one of the first people to open a store, was the first postmaster, started a 1,700-acre sheep ranch, worked as a cashier for First National Bank, and was the county treasurer. Needless to say, he was a busy and successful Garden City resident that contributed hugely to building the town.
Sunnyland is over one hundred years old (1909) and has had six owners.

You Can Leave the 21st Century Behind


Sunnyland Bed and Breakfast is designed in a bygone era style, set in a grand 1909 three-story brick home with a wrap-around porch. When you arrive at this stunning spot you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Expect grand staircases, ornate public rooms, and attention to finer details.
There’s a 1920s piano in the music room, Bradbury and Bradbury wall coverings in the foyer, original woodwork and three original fireplaces.

Small details, such as the original chandelier in the dining room and an antique candy counter in the kitchen all add to the unique historical feel.

There’s a Ballroom for Events

It doesn’t get more grand and extravagant than throwing an event or celebration in a hundred-year-old ballroom. The Bed and Breakfast happily hosts bridal and baby showers.
When you’re visiting Garden City, you want to be conveniently located to all the best things to do. And you will be if you stay at Sunnyland.

The Garden City Arts is a popular attraction for visitors and is within walking distance from the Bed & Breakfast — only 0.2 miles. Also within walking distance is the Finney County Historical Museum, Lee Richardson Zoo, and Garden Rapids at The Big Pool. And if you’re visiting Kansas to eat your way through the best Midwestern cuisine, you’ve got plenty of restaurants on your doorstep.

Gracious Hosts

If you head to the review section of Sunnyland on any online platform, you’ll read gushing reviews about the Bed & Breakfast’s hosts Fred and Kathryn Askren. They do everything possible to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They’ll even bring you an early morning coffee tray before breakfast! The hospitality at this beautiful B&B is unmatched and it is truly the cherry on the top when you stay there. When you meet the hosts, don’t forget to ask them about the history of their little town, they’re full of interesting facts and knowledge!

Delectable Homemade Food

One of the best parts about road trips and holidays is eating. And you won’t be disappointed at Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast. The options for breakfast are delicious and homemade. Imagine Monte Cristo breakfast croissants, pancakes with warm banana compote, or french toast with bacon — yum!
You’ll have breakfast with family or friends in the Victorian dining room with a variety of juices and hot coffee on offer. The setting and the food is the ideal way to start your day.
A stay at Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast is worth it just for the breakfast!

Well-Appointed and Comfortable Rooms

The rooms are a delightful combination of elegant and quirky, historic and modern. You’ll have all modern amenities, such as TV with cable, an iron, small refrigerator, microwave and hairdryer, for a comfortable stay. Each room features an ensuite bathroom and queen-sized Posturepedic beds for the ultimate night’s sleep. Of course, wireless internet is available throughout the Bed & Breakfast.

The rooms are spacious & comfortable with individual climate control. They are full of character and unique, while still being classic and inviting.

Visiting Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast

There’s no doubt that a visit to Finney County and Garden City would not be complete without a stay in the historic and iconic Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast. With gracious hosts, incredible food, and rich history — what more could you want?

If you’re looking to take a journey back in time and a stroll through the 1900s, come and visit us in Finney County. And what better way to start planning your trip than by booking an awesome place to stay?

If you would like to contact Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast for more information please visit them at

Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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