The Attwood House Bed and Breakfast

201 North 2nd St. , Randolph, 66554 USA (Show map)


AH..... you'll be At Home at the Attwood House. Located in the small town of Randolph just 20 miles north of Manhattan, KS and 24 miles from Kansas State University. Your choice of three luxurious rooms await, each with its own ensuite, flat screen TV, and WIFI. Sitting next to the city park, this newly renovated 1910 home is not your typical B&B. Owner/innkeeper, Lillie Sharp, has worked and travelled abroad extensively. From the giant Tibetan drum in the entry way to the bronze Centurion statue standing guard in the European Suite, treasures found during her adventures are part of the décor. Enjoy your full breakfast with a garden view from your choice of the dining room or the screened in porch. Hang out in the living room with its baby grand piano, sing karaoke, or watch TV and play games in the upstairs sitting room. Enjoy a game of disc golf in the city park across the street, croquet on the lawn, or take a spin on the B&B’s tandem bicycle. The Attwood House has lots of nooks and crannies to relax with a good book. Whether you’re driving cross country, enjoying a hunting or a fishing adventure, exploring the nearby off road vehicle park, cheering on the K-State Wildcats, or just relaxing with a quiet getaway, The Attwood House offers comfortable and unique accommodations.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

KSU grad weekend

4.6 on May 19, 2018

Thank you for your hospitality on my weekend at the Attwood B and B. I sleep well and comfortably and enjoyed a delicious breakfast the next morning. I even took a nap after breakfast! I would recommend Attwood B and B! Monica J

A very nice B&B in central Kansas

4.6 on May 18, 2018

This is a very nice house in central Kansas affording rooms in an area where there are not many places to stay. We had two very particular problems. We were in the Americana room. There is a diamond shaped window with no shade at the head of the bed. Unfortunately, there is a light pole about a block away with an all night light that shines into the room all night. Also, there needs to be a ceiling light at the head of the stairs so guests can see the door knobs to unlock their doors.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! I am so sorry about your issues. You may remember I was not feeling well and this was the first time since owning the B&B I could not give my personal attention to my guests. My helper must have neglected to tell you there is a Velcro cover for the window on the rocker and there are light switches for the landing by your room both at the bottom and top of the stairs. This was my friend’s first time greeting guests - hopefully I’ll be able to continue personally in the future!

- Lillie (innkeeper)

Surprising find in small town Kansas

4.6 on May 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated an anniversary here in lovely Randolph. We certainly did not expect to find such an eclectic mix of finds from around the world here in small town Kansas! The hostess taught for the U.S. Military in bases in Japan, Iceland, Germany, and Italy. She came home to Kansas with treasures from every stop along the way. And these are really treasures -- not mere knick·knacks. We're talking furniture, fixtures, sinks, fountains, an outdoor pizza oven, bicycles. We took her bikes for a lovely jaunt around the community. A half hour drive to Manhattan's Aggieville neighborhood held a great dinner. A tasty breakfast of quiche and waffles after our perfect sleep in a comfy king rounded out our visit.

Best B and B

5 on November 04, 2017

Attwood House was a perfect fit for my family of 4 as well as my 2 sisters. It was great to have all of us together in a peaceful atmosphere with plenty of room. Our yummy breakfast started our day out right, and sitting around the big table together was almost like being at my mom's. My sons played chess and learned about some of the amazing antique pieces Lillie has collected from around the world. Lillie was accommodating beyond my expectations. We can't wait to go back!

The Awesome Attwood House

5 on October 16, 2017

We love staying at the Attwood House when coming to Manhattan Kansas. Lillie is so sweet and makes a wonderful breakfast. The next time we come to visit I'm booking a day to come early so I can have some time to visit with her. The rooms are really cute with heated toilet seats! She just did an awesome outdoor deck with a huge stone pizza oven and an outdoor fire pit to sit around. The atmosphere is relaxing, clean, with a big touch of love! We love Lillie!

Perfect location to/from our son's wedding!

5 on September 27, 2017

Lillie was exceptional! She prepared breakfast each morning which was very good. Her & her family even helped us by catering the rehearsal dinner for 40 people and the food was amazing!! The town of Randolph is very quiet and peaceful. 20-30 minutes to the nearest big city if you choose to go there :)

Beautiful home away from home

5 on August 28, 2017

Beautiful house in a very quiet neighborhood in the small town of Randolph. Besides your room, you have access to living and dining room, a patio with a nice little fountain in the back yard, screened in porch right next to it and front porch, all with very comfortable seating. There is also a common room with TV, books and games, and a fridge in the dining room (which was apparently filled by previous guests as Lillie didn't know what was in there but anyway, I had a variety of cold beverages to choose from upon check-in). Lillie is a very friendly host and makes a great breakfast, which I got to enjoy with her and the other guests, always one of the highlights when staying at a B&B. The quiche was delicious! Overall, great value for money. PS: I wish I could add a photo to my review, I visited in summer and I thought the house looks much more beautiful from the outside than it does on the picture here.

Welcoming and relaxing bed and breakfast

5 on August 12, 2017

Last week, my husband and I stayed at this lovely inn. The decor was unique and had been collected during the owner's previous international teaching career. Lillie was accommodating in every way.

An amazing place to stay!

4.0 on August 04, 2017

We stayed because we had a high school reunion in the area and didn't want to stay in Manhattan. A perfect choice! We will stay here every time family and friends bring us to the area. The rooms were delightful, wifi worked and the breakfast was superb.

ISmall Town Charm with a Twist

5 on July 30, 2017

Stayed two nights in the European Room (a great value!) to attend a wedding in nearby Clay Center. The house is beautiful and well built and our room was fantastic! The owner, Lilly, was away for the weekend so we were hosted by her Sister, Carol. Our stay here epitomizes what it means to be a bed and breakfast. Beautiful rooms, quiet spacial vignettes where you can watch a movie, play cards, or sit outside on the rear screened-in porch with a nice book. Breakfast both mornings were hot, fresh and delicious, and we were asked about any dietary accommodations ahead of time. Our last evening there the entire house (meaning all guests and Carol) sat outside on the beautifully lit patio with shared water feature while enjoying a glass of wine and sharing tales of our individual travels. Carol was a wonderful hostess with an interesting story herself. Each morning we were joined by, Roxie, who owns the general store just around the corner and learned a lot about the area and the home we were staying in. We could have stayed at a hotel closer to the wedding venue, but we wouldn't have experienced the "at home" feeling like you get with a great bed and breakfast. This particular B&B rates high up there on our list. Lilly, sorry to have missed you, but your Sister really represented you and your home in a manner you can be proud of. Thank you, ALL!!! Mark and Michelle Thomsen

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Rooms & Rates

Americana Room

Enjoy the down home comfort of the Americana Room. Tuck yourself in for the night in the queen pillow top bed and awake to the city park view. Your en-suite has a shower and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

Asian Room

Sleep awaits in the luxurious queen pillow top bed of the Asian Room. The room and full en-suite have treasures from the innkeeper's travels.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

European Suite

Treat yourself to the best! Our most spacious European Suite filled with antiques from Italy has a king sized pillow top bed and a spa tub in its en-suite. Spend time relaxing in front of the fireplace on the Venitian sitting area. $105 per night

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 150 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs to Interstate 70. Exit towards Manhattan. Turn right on Tuttle Creek Blvd. and continue straight through town plus 20 miles to Randolph. Turn right and after two blocks turn left onto North 2nd St. The Attwood House is the big yellow house across the street from the park's gazebo.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

sporting equipment

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is due upon arrival.



Lillie Sharp

Languages spoken

Quite a bit of Japanese but not fluent., English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

In recent years people asked me when I would retire from teaching. My answer was always, "What would I do?" Not being one to just sit in my rocking chair I knew I needed something to keep me busy. When visiting family two years ago I found this house for sale. I fell in love with the 1910 craftsman and the idea of a B&B was born. So after 40 years of teaching overseas, I turned in my lesson plans for the last time, renovated the house, and am now ready to welcome new friends to my home.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: to be determined
  • Serving Location: Screened in Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

I will do my best to meet your needs. Please let me know your requirements.