The White Rose Bed and Breakfast-An Irish Estate

13001 Journey Road , Carthage, MO 64836 USA (Show map)


The White Rose, built in 1900, is constructed of Carthage Marble, a white limestone reminiscent of the "Penny Walls" found in Ireland. The Home sits on 10 acres and is decorated primarily with fine antiques from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. High ceilings,beautiful wainscoting, period wallpaper, chandeliers, a massive rare Italian Marble Fireplace in the Parlor and Stone Portico across the fromt of the house are only a few of the features you will enjjoy. Originally the property was a 2000 acre Hereford cattle ranch with a three story traaditional home of a Baron of Industry. ( At the turn of the Century there were more millionaires per capita in Carthage than anyplace in the United States.) The front walk is a 300 foot journey on Carthage Marble which is shaded by giant Maples, Oaks, Tulip Trees, Chestnut, Holly, Gingkko, and Magnolia. There are Rose, Herb, Cut Flower and Vegetable Gardens that guide you to the old Carriage House. Four acres of tree covered lawn and gardens, 4 acres of Vineyards. The Largest Maple tree in Jasper County.


Location Type

secluded, private, peaceful, wedding, Countryside, Small town


Springfield, MO (SGF-Springfield Branson Regional) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 44 exit 28A north towards Kansas City to Carthage on Us 71 Highway, Central Ave. Exit ( state highway 96 ) East through Carthage and past Lake Kellog to County Road 130. Turn North ( left) and immediately go left again on Journey Road and immediately turn right through the stone gate. Drive up the land and around the house to the Portico Entrance. From Springfield on I44 take exit 57 (state 96) to CR 130 at Carthage. From Kansas City, South on US71 to first carthage exit. Take V Road left to Kendricktown,left at Kendricktown to Journey Road ( when you see the Flying W Conoco station), left to 13001 at the stone gate.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Precious Moments, Branson, Eureka Springs, Victorian Carthage, Kendrick House, Civil War Museum, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Hunting, Maple Leaf Festival, Christmas Homes Tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes House is large with stone walls. Well behaved ok.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited May be arranged with prior notice.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% non-refundable deposit required with reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposit refunded with 10 day notice. If unable to keep reservation we will credit the non refundable deposit to your account and you may apply it to a future stay with us within one calendar year. A reservation not kept is a room we could have rented to someone else but we realize unforseen things happen and really would like to meet you.



Jim and Jan O'Haro

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Our main hobbies and interests are each other. After that,our family, people, gardening, antiques, golf, fishing, canoeing, travel, cooking, crafts, music,community activities and involvement, politics, religion, remodeling, maintaining a 10 acre estate, restoration, history, science, The Civil War, whatever our guests and friends are interested in.

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Full Irish Breakfast

  • Time Served: your desire if possible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Jim's Herbed Irish Potatoes