Enjoy the charm of the early 1900s while staying at the
Young Guest House in Historic Council Grove! 

Young Guest House


 The Young Guest House is a spacious 2,500 square foot home located at 324 N. Union in Council Grove, just three blocks from Main Street. This charming home is adorned with antique furnishings, and you and your guests will be able to enjoy the ambiance of the early 1900s during your stay. This historic home is where President Harry Truman also stayed while visiting Council Grove’s Mayor W.L. Young and his wife Josie. It is a home that has intrigued the local citizens for decades, yet it came dangerously close to being demolished before being purchased and renovated as a guest home for many to enjoy. 

 The Young Guest House is within walking distance of many restaurants, great shops, walking trails, and is right next to the Community Life Center, the baseball and softball fields, swimming pool and park, and the soccer complex. The home has ample space to accommodate a large family, a group of friends, several business associates, or a group of quilters or bridesmaids! Picture yourself rocking on the front porch, playing checkers in the parlor, or sipping wine on the sun porch! Marvel over the floral murals that Josie Young had painted on the walls of the upstairs bedrooms almost 90 years ago, murals which were lovingly preserved during the recent renovation of the house. Check out the Hollyhock Room, the Rose Room, and the Wisteria Room! 



  • Central heat and air
  • 4 bedrooms plus a sitting room area with a daybed
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Wireless internet
  • Cable TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen, with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, and dishes and utensils.
  • Large dining room and living room
  • Parlor Area
  • Enclosed sun porch
  • Large front porch
  • Plenty of parking


 Our overnight rate is $300 for the entire house. (Whole house rental only.) If our guests want to stay for any successive nights, we reduce the rate to $250 for the other nights. Breakfast is not included, although coffee and tea are available.  Bed tax and sales tax must be applied to overnight stays. Daytime rate of $75 - $100 is charged for meetings, dinners, bridal and baby showers, or bridge parties.  Holiday rates are slightly higher.

For information, contact John or Linda Cosgrove at 620-767-6103 or email us.