Located in historic Independence, the mansion, built in 1900 and fully restored/renovated in 2000, sits on a two acre estate with several beautifully landscaped gardens. Six extra large guestrooms, all with private baths, are exquisitely decorated.
5 on February 16, 2014
My Wife and I were there for our 30th wedding Anniversary and it met with all our expectations. The room was so nice and very comfortable. The House was gorgeous and rehabilitated to its original 1900 state but with all the modern amenities. The Owners were delightful and very accommodating to our questions and needs. I highly recommend this B&B. We have stayed at many B&B's and this ranks in the very top.
4.6 on December 23, 2013
Jim & Wendy were wonderful hosts. Even though there was a holiday party going on the night of our check-in/stay, Jim & Wendy provided us with all the hospitality we were expecting. They helped make our 9th wedding anniversary a wonderful experience. Thanks - chad & Hope spear
4.2 on November 13, 2013
We stayed at the Hawthorn for my birthday and it was such a nice surprise. We were in the Gillmor room on the second floor and it was a great size room, very spacious. I thought the makeup towel in the bathroom and stocked fridge with snacks were very thoughtful and nice touches. The breakfast was very good, especially the maple syrup potatoes, and the owner said next time we come to be sure and request his biscuits and gravy! There were three other couples there and we never heard anything, very quiet rooms. My only negative was the mattress in the Gillmor room seemed to be getting a little old and was slopping a bit in the middle. The house and grounds are beautiful. The innkeepers are very nice and do a great job keeping up the house. We would definitely visit again.
5 on October 30, 2013
Wonderful experience. The rooms, house and grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was the best we've ever had at a B&B. Loved the raspberry muffins. Thanks for such a wonderful stay.
4.6 on October 28, 2013
I went to the church which was once affiliated with this building so was an opportunity to go back in and see all the changes made since the church sold the property. Enjoyed meeting Jim and getting a chance to talk with him about the history of the building. Warmed my heart that he loves the building as much as I do! Both Jim and his wife were vey hospitable and made us feel welcome. The breakfast was exceptional - very good and very filling. Accommodations were good as well. All in all, a good night and a good place to stay!
Small town, Suburban
Kansas City, MO (MCI) 26 miles
From the Airport or points from the North: From the North via I-35 (Des Moines)…take I-35 South to I-435 and head south, (toward St. Louis) to Exit 60 (Truman Road). At the end of the exit, turn left and “go up the hill and down the hill” to your first traffic light (intersection of Truman Road and Winner Road). Turn right onto Winner Road and proceed approximately ½ mile, watching for Hawthorne Place on your right. Turn onto Hawthorne Place and you will see the stone mansion set back on the estate. Park along side the mansion in our parking lot. From the North via I-29 (Lincoln/Omaha)… take I-29 south to Exit 9A (Route 152 east) to I-435 and head south (toward St. Louis) to Exit 60 (Truman Road). At the end of the exit, turn left and “go up the hill and down the hill” to your first traffic light (intersection of Truman Road and Winner Road). Turn right onto Winner Road and proceed approximately ½ mile, watching for Hawthorne Place on your right. Turn onto Hawthorne Place and you will see the mansion set back on the estate. Park along side the mansion in our parking lot.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Truman Home & Presidential Library, Mormon Visitors Center, Community of Christ World Headquarters, National Frontier Trails Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Golf, nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Jim and Wendy Allen
Travel, Baseball, Gardening, Theater, Cooking