Only forty-five minutes south of Kansas City, Miami County offers so much to see and do.
Hoot Owl Hill offers a welcome break when you need to get out of the city for a while.
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Hill Time, it's a state of mind. Here on The Hill we think outside-no box required. We know that all good things in life are found taking the scenic route. We drink the wild air, don't carry a map, talk with the butterflies, and relax. We like to create trails, not follow them here on The Hill and along the way we enjoy  campfires, good friends and great food and wine. So bring your guitar, leave your computer at home, and come on out to enjoy some  Hill Time.

Latest Hoots From The Hill


Persimmon Seed Forecast

According to old-timer’s folklore, when you cut a persimmon seed in half and look at the shape inside, a spoon shape indicates above average snowfall, a knife shape signals colder than normal temperatures and a fork shape means warmer than average temperatures. The name Diospyros literally translates to “Fruit of the Gods” and is an apt description […]

Pasta with cauliflower in tomato sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower Cream

We do vegetarian by request here on The Hill.  One of our favorite vegetarian dishes is Pasta with Cauliflower Cream.  It’s really really easy, and filling too!  Especially delicious with our home made pasta and home grown cauliflower! Here is the recipe: Take one head of cauliflower, washed and cut up, saute it in olive […]


Cranberry Salsa

I adored my cooking teacher, Gloria Martin.  She was classy, clever, creative and organized.  Thank you, Gloria, for inspiring me all those years ago.  Your recipes and menus live on. 2 bags of cranberries, picked over and washed Juice and zest of 1 lime 1/4 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of sugar 4 jalapenos, […]


Up Go The Tents
PaPa Hoot has to be one of the hardest workers on The Hill, except for maybe the honey...
Do you know Paola?
A brief history lesson on our land here on The Hill.
How it came together
How do you make a dream come true? Watch the magic of The Hill!
Spring Prep in Your Step!
Gather those seed catalogs, paper and colored pencils, and plan this year's garden.

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Hoot Owl Hill offers various opportunities to experience country fresh air, fresh home grown produce, exquisite butterfly flower gardens, and big sky for stargazing.  Located at nearly the highest point in Miami County Kansas within sight of Miami County Airport we offer space for small venue gatherings of all sorts and themes.  The 14-acre property supports a vineyard of Concord and Frontenac gris grapevines, an espaliered fruit tree patio, a blueberry patch and raised bed vegetable gardens.  In the meantime, you can experience alfresco dining on our beautiful wraparound porch, Glamping in our glamorous bell tents, or be our guest in  our comfortable, spacious log home. Our friendly chickens will provide you the freshest of eggs, and our guineas will greet you with their unique “songs.”