5 on April 11, 2017
My husband and I were married at The Woodward. Elizabeth was a saint and was so helpful. The houses are beautiful and cozy. We are hooked for life.
Thanks so much for finding my place!! I can't believe I have already been developing The Woodward Inns on Fillmore into a Village for almost a quarter century!! I'm looking forward to your next trip. God willing I will still be here as long as you want to visit! Thanks again.
- Elizabeth (innkeeper/proprietress)
4.4 on November 02, 2014
We just spent a lovely night at the Woodward Inn on Filmore and so enjoyed our entire experience. After we left my husband realized he had left a pair of glasses.....Elizabeth Taylor called us and they were in the mail in about 12 minutes. THAT is great service!!
5 on December 08, 2013
I searched for a wedding venue that would be stress free and found it in my backyard!! Elizabeth was my life saver! Every detail was meticulously executed from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding ceremony to the wedding dinner. Out of town guests were elegantly hosted not only at the Woodward but it's sister inns: the max and the guesthouse. From the moment we walked into the Woodward, Elizabeth was clear she would be my wedding planner! I would do it again, intimate, elegant and perfect!
5 on July 05, 2013
My husband and I live in SC and traveled back to Topeka for my granddaughter's Baptism. I was surprised to find that Topeka does not have any upscale hotels even though it is the capital city. My husband loves B&B's, and we have stayed at several since our marriage so that was my search. I am so happy I found Elizabeth's, as we were blown away by the excellent care we received along with the beautiful surroundings. We stayed three nights in the Tangerine Room at the Woodward Max, and thoroughly enjoyed the shower in that room, along with the spaciousness of the "suite". We left for one night to stay in Salina and tour the old AFB along with visiting friends, and stayed at a regular hotel there. The hotel was nice, but it definitely felt like a let down after being at Elizabeth's for three days! On Tuesday night we were back at The Woodward and this time we stayed at the mansion in the Chester room which has the private hot tub. The Chester was another phenomenal room! What impressed me about Elizabeth was that from the moment you walk into her inn (at the mansion), you receive a warm greeting and her ever present smile. She always has refreshments available, and serves dessert every night! The breakfasts are also delicious, you definitely do not go away hungry. Elizabeth will have our business whenever we return to KS!
5 on February 27, 2011
When I pulled up to the Woodward, pictures did not do this place any justice. The details that Elizabeth kept towards the home's orginal build is beautiful. I found the Woodward online and planned a romatic overnight for my husband's birthday. We stayed in the Chisholm Room and it was just right for us. After I took my husband to a nice dinner, I had Elizabeth prepare fresh fruit, homemade cream and champange with sprinkled rose pedals all over our room. Then after we enjoyed this little treat I had it planned for us to have a couple's massage....my husband was in heaven!! Between both Elizabeth and myself, we pulled off an amazing evening my husband says he'll never forget. Elizabeth's hospitality in her own home was absolutely inviting and her conversations with us were liberating/enjoyable. This is a B & B I'll definately be recommending and will be planning a return soon.
4.4 on December 08, 2009
We had family in town for our wedding and they were all able to stay together in one house, which was really nice. It was comfortable and homey and they loved being able to spend time on the front porch. And because they were in town for over a week, they were able to utilize the kitchen and other amenities, which ended up saving them a lot of money. Elizabeth was extremely friendly and accommodating. She helped me out of an enormous pickle when she was not obligated to do so. The experience was amazing and we would recommend the Woodward to anyone.
4.4 on September 15, 2009
We were married at The Woodward in 2007, and it was the perfect venue for our celebration, a beautiful setting for those who may not want to be married in a church but still want someplace with a warm feeling and intimate setting. At that time there were only 3 homes making up "The Woodward Inns on Fillmore", which has since expanded to several homes, each with its own character and style. We recently went back for a weekend visit and stayed three nights in the Woodward Max. Elizabeth is a perfect hostess, both available and discreet, we felt very looked-after but always had our privacy. Breakfast was always wonderful. The Max was the BEST, we had it all to ourselves, which is the way I would prefer it always- the Tangerine Dream and the Chocolate Lovers could have some privacy concerns with bedroom noises transmittable between the rooms, but nothing to get too worked up over, really. The shower/tub combo in the Tangerine Dream is to die for for a water lover like myself- we spent most of our four day weekend wandering between the shower, tub, outdoor hot tub and the lap pool across the street- it was a wonderful relaxing weekend that we really needed- this is a special place not to be missed!
5 on August 31, 2009
After a long day of travel I was greeted on the porch with a smile and hug. We enjoyed our stay immensely and we treated like royalty. The inn was very private and everything was perfect for the two of us. We even enjoyed a well stocked fridge and a private hot tub. Will definitely plan to come back in the future! Thanks very much for a wonderful experience we won't forget.
5 on August 17, 2009
We stayed at the Woodward max Inn last week and it was simply amazing. What fascinated me the most is the beauty of the rooms and the time obviously invested for making this place probably the best bed&breakfast in KS. Great service and we felt welcome just like at home. I recommend it grandly.
5 on June 29, 2009
We had an absolutely perfect wedding ceremony and recpetion at the Woodward and we had a FABULOUS honeymoon at the Woodward Max. We enjoyed the couple's massage, chocolate package, private pool package, picnic package, and the wonderful service and comfort that Elizabeth offered at the Woodward. The guest homes she has renovated on the block are absolutely wonderful as well!
5 on February 16, 2009
I knew the first time I drove by the Woodward I wanted to see inside. Elizabeth Taylor graciously gave me a tour and shortly there after, I surprised my husband with a romantic getaway. The pool was heated and very secluded and our room was the perfect combination of elegance and peace. Our most recent visit included a scrumptious candlelit dinner followed (as always) by a fabulous dessert bar. Why drive to KC when you can have mini holiday in your own town? Worth every penny, we can't stop telling our friends about the Woodward. There's no place like home!
4.6 on June 25, 2008
Elizabeth is a delight to work with. Extremely accommodating and went the extra mile upon every request. We rented the Woodward, Woodward Max, Woodward Executive and I believe the Garden Guesthouse. Three of the four were outstanding and the guesthouse rates only as average. We held one day of meetings in the Woodward Library - beautiful! We held a second day in the Max. Seating wasn't very comfortable for a long day of meetings, but fine for short spurts. Breakfast dishes were definitely interesting and fairly tasty. Fruit dishes were outstanding! This is a no-doubter. I'd definitely make another visit. Elizabeth is also a Polish Pottery dealer. Very nice stuff.