My wife and I just wanted to get away for a couple of days, so we decided to go down to Independence and stay at Hawthorn. We are so glad we did. The innkeepers were great, the room was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were outstanding. I would definitely consider this trip again.
We only stayed one night at the Inn at Ophelia's but the room we stayed in was amazing! We were coming to Kansas City for a concert that was being held at Arrowhead stadium and rather than pay the outrages fees for hotels next to the stadium, we decided to give Ophelia's a try. It was much nicer than any hotel we would have gotten for the same price! And it was just a quick drive to the stadium. The beds are very comfortable, and the decor is modern. Very nice staff as well. If we ever come back to stay around Kansas City, we will most definitely stay here again!
Hawthorn is a hidden gem in Independence, MO. The owners are extremely personable and focused on guest comfort. The house itself is a beautiful example of early 20th century upper class living. It was a wonderful weekend.
This is the first B&B we have stayed in and we were pleasantly surprised. The owners great you at the door and show you around and take you to your room. Wendy is so polite and makes you feel welcome. The grounds and house are impeccable! Coffee is made in the morning and boy oh boy, the breakfast in UNREAL!. A wonderful, wonderful experience for our honeymoon. We will be back! the attention to detail is like no other!
We absolutely loved this gorgeous B&B. The place was clean, quiet and a peaceful relaxing getaway. The innkeepers are warm and welcoming and the breakfast was simply amazing. I would definitely recommend staying at this beautiful place.
We have stayed at many different B&Bs across the country and this is by far the best. Clean spacious accommodations and friendly atmosphere created by the innkeepers. Delicious breakfasts made for a remarkable stay. Would highly recommend to anyone. K & J Berg. Syracuse NE
Such a great experience. Room was clean & cozy, centrally located to historical sites, and loved the food. Breakfast was beyond expectation & the Dessert Club was fun & yummy. SO MUCH DELICIOUS FOOD, live music, & yummy teas with each of 5 desserts. Oh, and an entree! The flowers are all in bloom & sitting outside was such a pleasure. Lovely people to chat with and the Inn was very accommodating. I would highly recommend for 1 night or more. Also would be great for family get togethers, and maybe schedule a business break for my fellow entrepreneurs. The beautiful event space next door would be great for meetings. Rooms are themed from European countries. Experience England, France, Scotland & more!
We are from Omaha, Nebraska and wanted a weekend getaway with a short drive. We decided to stay here. The bed is comfortable, fluffy pillows and the room is clean. The shower is small but the water pressure is great. Tasty breakfast with appropriate portion. Freshly made raspberry muffin. The owners were friendly. Nice and romantic.
My wife and I were in town for a wedding and saw reviews of the Hawthorn. Our stay was great. The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The hosts were warm and welcoming. If we make it back to KC again, we'll be booking at the Hawthorn
My wife and I stayed here while in town for a series of baseball games and we were very pleased with how beautiful and comfortable it was. Outstanding breakfast and very close to Kauffman stadium. We will definitely be staying at Hawthorn again next time we are in KC.
We went there for my husband's birthday. The room was clean and comfortable. Small place but very well taking care, good for a escape. Dinner was excellent! delicious! and breakfast was good too. I will consider for a next time.
Hawthorne was a great place for us to stay for spring break. It's about 10-20 minutes away from great restaurants and night life. We loved the old style of the house and the breakfast was wonderful. They don't have mini fridges in the rooms though so it made it difficult to store our leftovers after dinner. However they were very accommodating.
We loved everything about our stay at Ophelia's except for the view, totally our fault. Room 116 does not look out over the street or square. The rest of the rooms are on the opposite side of the building and they all do. The staff was wonderful..the beds and bedding were super comfortable and the food at Ophelia's was out of this world..as always. There was not a lot of noise and it was so homey to wake to the smell of cooked bacon on Sunday morning! Would stay here again...but I'd pick a different room for the view.
We had a delightful stay during the Big 12 Tournament. I really wasn't ready to come home! Great breakfasts, tasty wine,cheese and crackers and great bedtime cookies and tea that got us leaving the games early enough to get our share! Even made some new friends we'd never have met otherwise! Our compliments to the innkeepers and staff!
Well when you think about a bed and breakfast this is the place to go in Missouri! What makes a great bed and breakfast besides the house it self is beautiful! It's all about the hospitality! It's akward enough to go into someones home that you don't even know but when you got a great hostess like Perry and Melaine you feel like family. They make you feel so welcome! The house is so beautiful, the bedrooms are very comfortable. They have free WiFi and have netflix. Bathrooms r very clean and nice. Location was great. But u can't forget the complementary breakfast! They make a very delicious breakfast! We stayed three night for our ten year anniversary and we r looking forward to coming back in the future!
I took my husband to the Silver Heart Inn as a surprise birthday present. We both absolutely adored the place! Sadly, we had made plans for early the next morning. If I had known how much we would enjoy ourselves, I would have made a point to schedule a longer stay! Many bed and breakfasts struggle to maintain a balance between being warm and inviting or completely nonintrusive. Melanie and Perry have the balance down to an art. They were incredibly accommodating, conversational, and friendly. Yet, when we wanted our alone time, it was as if we had our own oasis. We really enjoyed the care and warmth they put into our stay. The bed and breakfast itself was comfortable and cozy. The crackling fireplace, warm colors, and beautiful linens in the Shirley Gamble room made me feel like royalty. The room also has gorgeous wood floors and enough space and sound resistance for dancing. My husband and I were able to have a romantic night filled music and dancing in our room without disturbing a single guest. The Silver Heart Inn was the perfect place for us to experience both the solitude and warm welcoming I was looking for. Following our romantic evening, we had to pack up and prepare for our departure. I was impressed with the space and cleanliness in both our room and the bathroom. With such a grand, historic house, you would think it would be difficult to keep the space clean. However, there were no signs of a struggle. Everything was as tidy and clean as if it took them no effort at all. Breakfast impressed me even beyond the charm of our room. Melanie’s cooking blew the high end hotels and resorts’ breakfasts I’ve been to out of the water. Everything is cooked with fresh, seasonal, and local foods. The atmosphere during breakfast was cozy and inviting, so much so that we left eager to return again. In fact, I am currently planning our next stay at the beautiful Silver Heart Inn!!! --Holly
Each time we visit KC we stay with Nancy at the wonderfully warm and hospitable Southmoreland. Many of our friends have stayed here if only to quiet us from singing the B&B virtues. We take a walk each evening to a small Italian Restaurant down the street. Nelson Atkins Art museum and Kemper are a stones throw away.
My husband and I celebrated our first year anniversary in the Italian Suite. The fireplace + bathtub combo was such a delight. We also loved the beautiful robes to wear! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with warm hospitality (yes to cookies and coffee!), given suggestions for Independence restaurants (shout out to Cafe Verona!), and served a delicious breakfast on site! We wanted to stay longer! Many thanks, Woodstock!
When my wife and I stayed over Thanksgiving weekend. They waited for us to greet us as we entered the home. They were very courteous. The breakfast was marvelous! They had coffee waiting outside my room when I woke up. I will be returning. My wife and I really enjoyed staying. They had a TV in our room, but we did not spend time watching TV but we played games. If you looking for a good place to stay choose Hawthorn!
If you are looking for a great place to get away, this is it! The innkeeper was an amazing hostess and the food was beyond what I had expected. We stayed in the Beach Cottage on property and it was definitely a home away from home; very comfortable and relaxing. Looking forward to going back!
My wife and I have stayed here twice now and are making plans for many more. This house is so beautiful and peaceful and the stay here is so much better than a hotel room. The family is loving and will make you feel at home and if you are needing anything in town, it is pretty close to everything. Also if you are wanting to hear some great history stories about this home they will have some.