Inn on Crescent Lake

1261 Saint Louis Ave , Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Inn on Crescent Lake, located in historic Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Only 30 miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City International Airport, the Inn is perfectly situated for a relaxing weekend getaway and provides an excellent lodging alternative to business travelers. The stately three-story 1915 Georgian Colonial mansion sits on 22 acres and is surrounded by two crescent-shaped ponds, historically known as Crescent Lake. The Inn was meticulously renovated in 1997. While the architectural integrity of the Inn was preserved, all of the rooms were completely modernized.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Listen to the Silence

4.0 on July 19, 2016

We met friends who we see once a year at the Inn. We enjoyed the quiet and the chance to visit, walk the trails, play games in the solarium, and relax! We stayed in the Stripe Room; our friends stayed in the Paris Room. Both rooms were quiet and inviting. Breakfast was very good with plenty of good, hot coffee! We met other couples and truly enjoyed their company. Overall, it was a great, relaxing weekend.

36th Anniversery

4.8 on July 18, 2016

Stayed 2 nights. It was so hot outside that we spent most of our time inside, but that was more than fine. What a wonderful experience!

Truly amazing experience.

5 on July 11, 2016

We stayed two nights. We arrived on Friday night and the owner, Beverly took us and a few other couples on a tour. She was such a sweet and down to earth host. She walked us around to all of our rooms, and gave us the pertinent details. I'll tell you one thing that really stood out to us was that although there are rules, you kind of got the general feeling to just use common sense and don't be stupid. We stayed in the Garden Room, which had its own private hot tub. This was my favorite part of the stay. It was secluded and right off our private back patio. During the stay, we used the flat bottom boat with trolling motor and took some wine out on the lake and enjoyed the evening. As for the breakfast, oh my gosh.... Amazing. This place is just right off the road, but you feel like miles away. The upkeep was great. I even mentioned to my wife how good of a job they do with keeping everything neat and clean. The second day, we ventured out in town and then ended up hanging out at the pool for about five hours. There is just a very relaxing atmosphere about this place and you forgot about time. Overall, we will DEFINITELY be coming back and recommend this place to everyone.

The Garden room

4.6 on July 04, 2016

We had a great time celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary. We felt like the only guest at the Inn. Our room was the garden room. It was secluded and quite. We were greeted by the owner with a warm and friendly smile and treated like family. I would recommend staying at the Inn.


5 on June 30, 2016

We were traveling through Kansas City and being a fellow B&B owner I am always looking for a great place to stay. I can say there was not a "sheet unturned" no pun intended.¿¿. We so much enjoyed our stay and swapping stories with Beverly .

1 year anniversary

4.8 on June 27, 2016

Our 1 year anniversary was better than ever. The joy and excitement my wife had made me feel like the best husband in the world thanks to the owners and staff at cresent lake. Thanks guys for making year one unforgettable. Chauncey & Leaundrea Marion

Wonderful and relaxing place!

4.8 on June 13, 2016

We chose this bed and breakfast as a place to get away for a day. We really enjoyed our room (Stripe Room). It had nice views and a great area to sit and relax. We enjoyed the pool and then walked the trail to Kissing Point. One of our favorite things was sitting in the solarium that evening as it started getting dark and enjoyed some refreshments. After a restful night, we headed down for breakfast that was delicious! The innkeepers are very friendly and you can tell they love making everyone feel comfortable at the bed and breakfast. We had a wonderful time and I hope to return when we need another time to get away!

We LOVE The Inn on Crescent Lake!!!

5 on June 04, 2016

This was our 2nd time staying at the Inn and we will for sure be back again. We feel as though it is our special get away place! It's absolutely beautiful and more than just a bed a breakfast! It has SO many things to do as well. The home is beautiful and the atmosphere makes you feel right at home too! We have stayed in several of the rooms and all were wonderful! and Beverly is just the best! We didn't get to meet Craig but they have wonderful pictures that they have in photo albums to share about their story as well! Just a magical place to be!

One Night was NOT enough!

5 on May 31, 2016

We stayed here on our way down to Branson just wanting to have a relaxing night before starting our vacation. It was our first time in a true B&B and we were absolute in love. We stayed in the cottage and really enjoyed having the space all to ourselves. It was nice to not have to worry about bothering other guests since we tend to stay up late and getting our breakfast delivered in the morning was just icing on the cake. My husband was so relaxed and he actually said he wished we were staying there for the weekend instead of continuing on. We booked our next visit for our anniversary while we were still on property. I almost didn't want to write a good review, so we could keep everyone else from booking it full, but it was absolutely wonderful and deserves every bit of praise. Thanks for a lovely night!

Perfect Holiday Weekend

5 on May 30, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in the emerald rose room. So many activities to choose from! Breakfast the first day was stuffed French toast and today was an egg and sausage quiche, absolutely delish. Craig and Beverly were so sweet and truly wanted to get to know you. If you needed anything they were there at the drop of a hat! Hard to stay at a hotel after your experience here. We will be back!

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Rooms & Rates


The Cottage is a large private bungalow that offers a feeling of warmth and tranquility to anyone traveling to the area or those looking for a reasonable vacation rental for their Missouri getaway. The building originally was the estate’s carriage house. It now is a romantic two-story bungalow that will be your “home away from home.” The first floor includes a kitchen, dining area, a tile-topped breakfast bar, half-bath, and cozy living room. Kitchen amenities include a microwave, coffee maker, and full-size refrigerator. (Please note: For guest safety, no cooking capabilities are available in the Cottage.) The second floor features original hardwood floors, a king-sized bed, sitting area, an two-person Jacuzzi tub, and custom walk-in shower. Each level offers a TV, with a DVD player on the first level.Guests who stay in the Cottage may choose to have breakfast delivered at no additional fee or be served breakfast in the inn’s sun-drenched solarium.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Tuscany Suite

This two-room suite at the Inn on Crescent Lake provides the ultimate in privacy and seclusion with its location in the Pool House. Beautiful views of the lake and pool, a vaulted ceiling, and Tuscan decor combine to create the feeling of being in your own personal European paradise. The king-sized bed is quite comfortable and the in-room two-person corner Jacuzzi tub is spacious. This room also offers a mini-fridge for convenience. In the bathroom’s sitting area, you can enjoy reading a book on the futon that looks out over the lake. The large walk-in shower provides a most relaxing experience. The Tuscany also has its own parking space just steps from the room’s entry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Perhaps the most intriguing and eclectic space that we offer at the Inn on Crescent Lake, the three-room Crescent Suite features all the romance and old world charm found in a 100-year-old mansion. Lie back on the king-sized mahogany sleigh bed, and enjoy the moonlight streaming through the stained glass skylight overhead. The separate sitting room contains an oversized two-person Jacuzzi tub in the corner by windows that provide views of the pool area. The sitting area also has a club chair, television, and daybed located in the dormer window. The bathroom includes the mansion’s original tub as a refurbished claw-foot tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Decorated to be a romantic and inviting space, the Ballroom at the Inn on Crescent Lake is ideal for your long-awaited weekend getaway, anniversary, or honeymoon. This room, located on the Mansion’s third floor, offers an idyllic combination of space, luxury, and romantic touches. The Ballroom provides a number of cozy nooks to curl up in and read or enjoy the views. Linger between the sheets of the king-sized canopy bed, relax in the beautiful two-person Jacuzzi tub, or savor the spacious walk-in marble shower in the bathroom. This expansive suite also includes a secluded sitting area with table and chairs nestled by an electric fireplace, or perch on the cozy loveseat to watch a DVD or listen to CDs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Located on the first floor of the mansion, this room is one of our most popular because of its great extras. Gaze at the moon and stars from your own private outdoor hot tub! Or enjoy a colorful show as many different species of birds gather at a feeder located mere steps from the old-fashioned country porch by your private entrance. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower with a built-in bench seat. The queen-sized bed invites to you settle in for a little longer. This room also is ADA compliant, with a ramp providing access to the entryway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The name and décor of this elegant room conjure up images of romantic destinations! It features a oversized corner Jacuzzi tub for two in the bedroom, a queen-sized mahogany sleigh bed, and a sitting area for two, all surrounded by walls painted in rich, warm, luxurious colors. The black-and-white tile motif in the bathroom creates a background that lends visual drama to the red claw-foot tub, perfect for a long, hot soak. If the tub doesn’t appeal, the walk-in shower custom-built in black tile will fill the bill. Look out the windows and see a gorgeous view of the gazebo, the pool and the ponds!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The soft gold walls embrace pictures of France and the Tour d'Eiffel. Close your eyes and you will imagine yourself in a Parisian Hotel. This room can be set as either two twin beds or a king bed. Sit in one of the two luxurious velvet chairs and enjoy the views of the pool, pond, and front lawn. The bath features a standard whirlpool tub with a luxurious glass block shower enclosure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Featuring hand-painted antique white on ivory striped walls that many guests mistake for fine wallpaper, the Stripe is a romantic, comfortable room. Two pearl-white cloth club chairs are located by the two windows overlooking the estate’s gated entry. From there you can enjoy sweeping views of the manicured front lawn as you catch up on your leisure reading. The bed is a mahogany king-sized sleigh bed with a luxurious comforter that whispers “Linger…linger…” to you. If you’re looking to unwind, draw a hot bath and soak away any stresses in an old-fashioned claw-foot tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


The original master bedroom of the mansion, the McCleary Room was the bedroom of Dr. and Mrs. Aretus McCleary. This room conjures up the elegance of the early 20th century with a mirrored armoire in one corner and plenty of room to move around. A mahogany king-sized sleigh bed dominates this space, which also includes a comfortable sitting area with two tall wingback chairs and great views out over the water and Ice House. Early risers will love the eastern exposure that allows sunlight to stream into the room. Chase the tension from your tired muscles with some time in the standard-sized Jacuzzi tub in the tiled bathroom. Small details in the room, such as old medicine boxes, take you back to the time when Dr. McCleary’s clinic was the largest of its kind in the world.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Emerald Rose

Our most affordable room, the Emerald Rose features a queen-size wrought-iron bed and original hardwood floors. The bath has a claw-foot tub/shower combination and a converted antique washbasin. You’ll love the romantic feel and decor of the room and the lovely view of the pool and ponds outside your windows. An elevated shelf that circles the entire room once was the course for the model train of Dr. McCleary’s grandson. Now it is the repository of an enchanting variety of curios, with rope lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Secluded, Small town


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 36 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from I-35:Follow I-35 N to exit 20 (Excelsior Springs via Hwy. 69). Follow Hwy. 69 10 miles into town. In town, exit onto Hwy. 10. Turn right at Corum Road (the first traffic light on Hwy. 10). Follow Corum Road to Hwy. H. Turn left on Hwy. H. We are located 4/10 mile down the road on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, Jesse James Farm, Historic Hall of Waters, historic downtown area, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Spa, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Walking paths on site, Paddleboats on site, 7 person hot tub on site, Spa Services on site, Fishing in lakes, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4-6:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 18 years and older only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights stay.
  • Cancellations: 14 days advance notice.



Beverly and Craig Bohnert

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

In addition to operating the Inn, Craig and Beverly are regulars on the media services staff for Team USA at the Olympic Games. They are looking forward to spending three weeks in Rio in August 2016!

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  • Time Served: 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Solarium, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, We can accommodate any special dietary requirements. Please indicate any special needs when booking your reservation.