Adventure Tour – The Beaumont Hotel



Nestled in the ravines and gullies of Kansas’ Flint Hills, about 45 miles east of Wichita, lies the quiet town of Beaumont – population approximately 30. A town notable for its wooden water tower built in 1885, it also has another holdover from that era that appeals to pilots from all over the country.

The Beaumont Hotel has been around for over 130 years. Originally built as a stopping point along the Frisco Railroad, today it remains as a small town getaway with a historic feel and scenic views for travelers looking to escape the big city. The hotel offers a handful of rooms as well as a 1950’s style café to guests.

Beaumontaera796_20150803For pilots, Beaumont offers a unique experience. Located on the east side of town, roughly a quarter mile from the hotel, is a grass runway (2400 ft x 80 ft). After landing, you turn off the runway onto 116th – yep, the street – and taxi into town. And don’t forget to stop at the Main Street intersection stop sign! A parking area for aircraft is located across the street from the hotel.

On any given day you can find a flurry of activity at the hotel. From Piper Cubs and Stearmans to Beech Bonanzas and more, you never know what you’ll see. A fly-in is hosted the second Saturday of each month, but pilots are encouraged to fly in Wednesday through Sunday from dawn until dusk. It’s a great place to fly with your family and friends, and if you happen to be in the area be sure to check it out – identifier 07S.

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