"Home is where the heart is..."
Home is where you hang your hat
and your heart---
Full of random musings, observations, reflections, things we love, bit of history, events in our life, humor and much more..
'Home is where the Heart is....' is dedicated to our ancestors, 
our families, our military and our veterans.
"Home is Where the Heart Is..." website created by a small town gal and dedicated to her ancestors.
Home is where the heart is...
Secluded and peaceful  with beautiful vistas, Cedar Vale, Kansas is a destination for all seasons and has a style like no other town. We enjoy leisurely strolls along the main street and taking a step into the past as we experience this century old town located in Chautauqua County, Kansas, where there are historic homes, buildings, and the Cedar Vale museum which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled in the heartland of America in the Chautauqua Hills, outdoor opportunities abound. Fishing is popular on the Caney River, Cedar Creek and the many watershed lakes and ponds throughout the area.  The area is also a popular hunting spot with an abundance of deer, quail, and turkey. The surrounding countryside includes many scenic areas, camping, fishing, hunting, horsepacking, hiking, swimming, , photography, and a large array of remarkable views for the artist.
Double Rainbow Arch Bridge Old Hwy 160 1/2 east of Cedar Vale, Ks.
Double Rainbow Arch Bridge Old Hwy 160 1/2 east of Cedar Vale, Ks.

Cedar Vale, Kansas is a rustic picturesque town located in the heartland of America just off of Highway 166 in the western part of Chautauqua County. The town of Cedar Vale is situated in a beautiful valley in the Chautauqua Hills.  Cedar Vale was once referred to as "The Gem City of the Sunflower State....Cedar Vale is the most enterprising Little City on Earth.." in the book"Dawn of the Twentieth Century 1901". Today Cedar Vale is a farming and ranching community, but is also home to many other businesses which are integral parts of the local economy.  Cedar Vale is a town with beautiful old homes, churches and historic downtown buildings, a school with grades from pre-K through high school, lovely parks, swimming pool, and many more amenities.
With the tangled rugged beauty of the Ozark Plateau beginning in southeast Kansas, most people are surprised to discover the Little Ozarks, where the landscape is full of wooded hills and winding rivers, and includes the towns of Cedar Vale, Sedan and many other southeast Kansas county towns. You are likely to see buffalo roaming the range, as well as working cattle ranches, or a cowboy on horseback along the the dusty roads. It is a rustic area where the Old West has met the New West. Much of the area looks as it did in the 1800's and the early 1900's when cowboys were driving millions of cattle up from Texas. Back then Kansas had two things no other state could offer, grass and railroads. There are beautiful countryside vistas,  history filled museums and historic buildings. For the outdoor sportsman there is fishing and hunting. You'll find lots of wildlife, with turkey, quail and deer which are often seen in the countryside.

...If they ever saw a sunrise on a mountain morning
Or watched those cotton candy clouds go by
Then they'd know why I live beneath these western skies

I got peace of mind and elbow room
I love to smell the sage in bloom
Or catch a rainbow on my fishin' line
We've got county fairs and rodeos
There ain't a better place for my kids to grow
Just turn 'em loose in the western summer time 
... Chris LeDoux,
Western Skies

To Our Veteran's and Military

To our military and our Veterans, we thank you for your service to our country. Your heroism and bravery are the only reasons we have the freedoms we have today. God Bless you and God Bless America!


God Bless America



Veteran's War Memorial Monument. Thanks to all who are working hard at installing this monument to our veterans and laying the bricks.
Veteran's War Memorial Monument. Thanks to all who are working hard at installing this monument to our veterans and laying the bricks.
Veteran's War Memorial Monument

Myers Family Center
A locally owned and operated pharmacy, which has  been serving the community for 42 years.Myers Family Center is an independent pharmacy that offers personalized service for your health, beauty and pharmacy needs. Located in the heart of town, they offer a variety of other items and services including over the counter health and beauty products, gifts, toys, greeting cards for all occasions/holidays, balloon bouquets, wrapping paper and ribbon, jewelry, candy, office and school supplies, as well as the ability to make a duplicate keys.
Myers Family Center looks forward to welcoming you to their store. Come visit, shop and enjoy!
Open Monday- Friday
Walk in Hunting Area
Hunter's Roost
Cedar Vale, KS
Seasonal Walk-in Hunting
Bow Hunting
Deer -Turkey
4-Wheeling - Fishing
Ponds - Creeks
Hunter's Roost
Thanksgiving week....Lodge available to reserve  November 21-28, 2021   Walk-in hunting area!
For Reservations
Cedar Creek Lodge 
Cedar Vale, Kansas.
Whether visiting the area, or attending one of the many annual events held throughout the year, or need a place to stay during hunting season, CEDAR CREEK LODGE has accommodations for all your needs.
Clean, comfortable rooms starting at $55.00/night  Amenities include Satellite TV, Coin Laundry, Refrigerator,Microwave

Cedar Creek Lodge is located in the heart of Cedar Vale, Kansas and is within walking distance to all downtown shops. We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Call 620-249-9362 for Reservations.
Hunter's Roost
Seasonal Walk-in Hunting
Bow Hunting
Deer -Turkey
4-Wheeling - Fishing
Ponds - Creeks
4 Bedrooms plus 1 hideabed
Completely furnished-bedding-cooking ware- dishes
Washer - Dryer
No Phone - No TV Reception
Window AC

Hunter's Roost
Lodge available November 21-28, 2021(Thanksgiving week)

Hunter's Roost
For Reservations

City of Cedar Vale
Hewins Park & Pavilion
10 -12 spaces with Hook-ups
Call Cedar Vale City Hall
Open 8 am to 4 PM
Monday -Friday

Cedar Vale, Kansas
Cedar Vale has a restaurant/cafe, convenience store with pizza/sandwiches, etc., as well as a grocery store for all your dining needs.
Hilltop Restaurant
1104 Walnut
Cedar Vale, KS 67024
Mon-Sat  6:00am - 8:00pm
Sundays from 6:00am-2:00pm

Daily Specials
Salad Bar
Sunday Buffet
Hilltop Cafe is committed to serving you delicious homestyle meals. Their friendly staff and comfortable decor will create a memorable dining experience complete with daily specials and fresh salad bar or order your favorite item from the
menu. After enjoying your meal, be sure and ask about
their delicious homemade pies and deserts.
Short Stop, Inc.
Convenience Store

1520 Marsh
Cedar Vale, KS 67024

Cedar Vale Market
613 Cedar Street
Cedar Vale, Kansas
Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Sundays
(620) 758-5090
Check out our seasonal Fresh Floral Bouquets and holiday shelves.
Cedar Vale Market is your clean and friendly "Hometown Market"!
If we don't have it, ask us to get it!
What's New
This is not a new item but just a reminder to check out the photo albums page.
We add new photos from time to time for check back often.


Check out the blog Cia Bella Vita (It's a beautiful life)
and On The Front Porch Page
If you have an item you would like for us to add to On the Front Porch or have news or an announcement you would like posted on
the website please contact us: 

Check out the RSS News Feeds
for the Winfield Courier, Arkansas City Traveler, Wichita, Topkea Capitol Journal. We are still continuing your other favorite news feeds so, check them out as well for a variety of news.

Click here: http://www.cedarvalekansas.com/3/feeds.htm or go the left side of page and click on RSS News Feeds
Click here
to send us a message about Cedar Vale,  etc.
Send us your suggestions for what you would
like to see on this page.
If you have an events, pictures, stories you
would like for us to add to the page contact us.
We would love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: This website "Home is Where The Heart Is...Cedar Vale, Kansas" does not represent in an official capacity the town of Cedar Vale, Ks. 
It is however, a website/blog about our favorite town to hang our hats when we travel and is where our heart will always be. It contains random musings
, observations, reflections, things we love, events in our life, humor and more.  It is dedicated to our ancestors who  lived here. We had another website that we  had for several years with Home is Where The Heart Is...Cedar Vale, Ks and Chautauqua County, Ks pages. More space and pages were needed for the Home is Where The Heart Is....Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Ks pages as well as other pages we wanted to add, so this website http://www.cedarvalekansas.com was created so that we could expand and add more pages.

The City of Cedar Vale has an official website and is not
associated with our websites. Visit the official website for the City of Cedar Vale at
NOTICE: We are in the process of making some changes to the site. We are updating several pages, some may no longer be available. We have turned off several pages as we are working on them, others we are considering deleting.  

Thank you  to all who visit our website. We appreciate  every one of you very much and enjoy hearing from you.... From the Home is where the Heart Is, Porch Sittin', and the DiamondsnSpurs admins 

Notice: The pictures and content included herein this website are the property of Diamonds N' Spurs and are not to be resold or included in collections, books, newspapers, websites, or any other form of media without the owner's permission. Some images have be collected from various newsgroups and public domain sources and all are believed to be free of copyright. If you find an image within any page on this website that is not free for distribution, please contact us with this information and we will either remove the image, or credit it's author with their permission. These images and content are not to be resold or included in any collections without the owner's permission.
©2003-2018 cedarvalekansas.com, diamondsnspurs.com. All rights reserved. Please do not use any photos or any content from this site without permission. Thank you!

Copyright 2003-2017 cedarvalekansas.com, diamondsnspurs.com. All rights reserved. Please do not use any photos or content from this site without permission. Thank you!

Diamonds N' Spurs
©2003-2018SDB All Rights Reserved


Building a website is easy with Websiteworks. It is very user friendly with many great templates to choose from and it is easy to change the fonts and backgrounds to customize the templates. Adding photos and logos to your site are easily done.  The customer service is outstanding and with Websiteworks online-chat it is easy to get the answers to your questions.
 Websiteworks.com where you can create your own website for business, events, reunions and much more.
 Click on this link to learn more about building your own website!!