1850's antebellum home in historic Independence, Missouri. Modern amenties, Wi-Fi, Internet, Queen-sized beds, elevator, Keurig coffee makers, handicapped accessible. Easy access to I-70, and a 10 minute drive to major Kansas City attractions, sporting events and activities. 4 rooms in the main house, each room a destination. Private "Beach Cottage" located on property, as well as Carriage House for larger groups.
5 on December 22, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed one night in the Shirley Gamble Room at Silver Heart Inn for a weekend trip for our two year anniversary. We were the only guests that night so we got to see all of the rooms and even went on a little Christmas Tree tour. Melanie and Perry did a wonderful job decorating for the holidays and the entire house had a very happy and peaceful vibe. Each room has a distinct feel and and we would have been happy staying in any of them. The room and robes were luxurious and the food was fantastic. The garlic cheddar biscuits were worth every calorie :) We'll definitely be back.
What a joyous time of year to stay at the inn. We put a great deal of effort into holiday preparations so that guests will feel as if they were "home for the holidays". Themed rooms make for fun decorating and exploration. I am happy to hear of your enjoyment in discovering each one. Thank you for choosing to share your anniversary here with us. We wish you many happy returns to Silver Heart Inn.
5 on July 08, 2014
My daughters and I explored Independence, MO and enjoyed the opportunity of staying in this Bed and Breakfast. We hope to stay there again next year. The family is blessed with a hospitable nature and talent in preparing different types of breakfasts. They were able to guide me through the town knowing that I had my two little girls with me. We enjoyed the Beach Cottage, it was perfect.
It makes me so very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and made such special memories. Time like that is precious for sure. I do love to cook and add new menu items frequently. There is so much to do in Independence! I'm sure that on your return I will be able to suggest many more things to do. See you again next year!
5 on January 31, 2014
My husband and I spent two nights in the Shirley Gamble Room. We stayed over the Veterans Day holiday. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom was very nice too. Melanie and Perry were very friendly and welcoming. Melanie's breakfasts were filling and delicious! Melanie was wonderful about accommodating my dietary restrictions. The inn is located near a lot of attractions and restaurants. We had such a nice and relaxing time. We highly recommend this inn to others. We will definitely be returning in the future.
The Shirley Gamble room is so very romantic and spacious for an extended stay. Cooking for guests is a true pleasure for me. I have learned many new things as an innkeeper, especially about restricted dietary menus. I love the challenge of providing an amazing breakfast for all guests. Getting to know you was wonderful for us too and we look forward to your next stay!
5 on December 13, 2013
My wife and I were traveling from Denver to Florida and stayed at the Silver Heart Inn. We arrived on Thanksgiving around 6:00pm. We asked Melenie if she could recommend a place to eat. Without a thought, she offered to make us a turkey dinner. We didn't want her to go out of her way, but she insisted. What a meal, all the fixings, turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberries, and a slice of pecan pie. We though traveling on Thanksgiving would mean missing the holiday with friends and family, we were wrong. Melanie treated us just like family and made us feel very welcome. I can't say enough about our experience at the Silver Heart Inn. The next morning the breakfast was better than the dinner the night before. Owning the Inn was a life long dream of hers and it shows. If you want a place to stay that is friendly and special, this is it.
We have a favorite saying here at Silver Heart, "Come as a guest, leave as a friend." We so enjoyed talking with you by the fireplace and sharing a proper Thanksgiving dinner with our new "family ". With all of the distance that you needed to drive, I 'm glad that you also had the privacy, quiet and rest that you needed as well.
5 on October 06, 2013
The owners were exceptional and made the experience comfortable as well as memorable. I met a friend at the Inn for the weekend. Melanie suggested the Shirley & Roy Gamble Rooms sharing a bathroom which worked out perfectly for us. Rooms were very nice with comfortable beds. Coffee, tea & cold beverages available outside our rooms. We were served a delicious breakfast on the patio both mornings. We spent a lot of time at the Inn in the backyard visiting and playing ball with our little dogs. It's a nice walk to the square in Independence. Melanie & Perry suggested dinner at Café Verona on the square, the atmosphere & food was outstanding. Silver Heart Inn is a great place to stay. Wishing you continued success! Kelly & Dan
Your kind words are much appreciated! We take much pride in our efforts to meet the unique needs of each guest. The suite that you enjoyed has been very popular for groups traveling together, but requiring separate rooms. The added privacy has been commented on by other guests who have stayed. The grounds are enjoyable both during the day and especially evenings as the courtyard is lit with twinkle lights providing a charming atmosphere. Your trip was during some lovely weather and eating Al Fresco certainly made it very enjoyable. There is nothing like a nice mug of coffee in the outdoors. Please, come again, we would enjoy seeing you again!
5 on September 07, 2013
My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and it was such a fantastic way to celebrate! Service was amazing, beds were comfortable, and food was incredible!! Melanie the innkeeper when finding out I was on a diet and trying to stick with it even on vacation went out of her way to make sure to help me to stick to my goal. She cut my portions back every morning and even talked to me about the ingredients that went into each breakfast every morning! It really helped me to relax and not stress about my diet during my stay there!! What my husband and I also loved was how she and Perry also made so many suggestions of thing we could do and places we would enjoy while in town. We would definitely recommend the place! We will definitely be going back there again!!
Your stay was very special to us also. One of the greatest joys of inn keeping is the personal connection we have with our guests. Each guest needs are different and we try to carefully balance privacy with attention to details. Guests often remark on the excellent guest service they have received. There are many activities to choose from located near the Inn. You had a the benefit of an entire week, enjoyed many activities, and still there will be much to explore in Independence on your return visit. We are happy to hear you are looking forward to your next visit with us. It was good to hear the diet went well; I was glad to help.
4.8 on August 31, 2013
Our recent one night stay in Independence was enhanced by the gracious hospitality found at The Silver Heart Inn. Melanie shared some of the history of the home which added to our interest. Our room was large, airy and efficiently cooled, which was important to us in 95 degree temps. Many extras: refrigerator, coffee maker, snacks etc. Large, luxurious bathroom. Hearty breakfast, no need for lunch! JW
Whether your stay is one night or multiple nights, your comfort is of the utmost importance. Our guests have told us that the rooms are very inviting, and exceptionally spacious. We choose luxury linens to pamper our guests and give the best nights rest possible. Each room has independence cooling so it will be "just right". I'm so glad that after a weary day of traveling in the heat you were able to settle into a cool room and soft bed.
5 on August 18, 2013
We spent our 20th anniversary here in July, 2013. They made our dinner reservations, gave us directions, and were very freindly. The breakfast was great, alot of food and very good, felt like a King. Highly recommend this to all my friends and co-workers. Thanks agan to Melanie and Perry.
We are so honored when guests choose to stay with us for such special occasions. It is our belief that going above and beyond for our guests is the standard expectation. Thank you for sharing that you were well cared for and you left feeling like a "king". The best compliment you could give is that you will highly recommend us to family and friends.
4.8 on June 24, 2013
This lovely inn is Independence's best kept secret! There's so much history and being able to stay felt like participating in the story of the beautiful house. Hostess Melanie was sweet in her greeting and though I arrived much later than anticipated, she was very gracious and even had a small welcoming snack and drink waiting. Lovely touch and made settling in as if I were coming home! The room was very comfortable and I slept like a baby. I had my own bathroom which was handicap accessible. With that in mind, this Inn is a great place for anyone who may have special requirements such as wheelchairs or other disabled needs. I enjoyed my stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again when I'm out that direction!
It was a joy hosting you. I'm glad that you found our amenities and services to your liking. It is always our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We do our very best to cater to any special requests and needs. Thank so very much and we look forward to your next visit with us.
5 on November 26, 2012
A great getaway for our extended holiday weekend! We found the cottage to be nice and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable and provided a great night's rest. The Keurig coffee maker was awesome, and the laundry room was useful during our stay. The inn is located with easy access to the highway and is close to dining, shopping and entertainment.
An innkeeper's greatest reward is to hear that guests felt at home and relaxed in their surroundings. The cottage is one of our little secret hideaways that once you have stayed in it, you always want to the next time you come. Silver Heart Inn is nicely situated to all activities, events, and eateries. Do come again, we will have the cottage ready for you.
Transport yourself to the seaside without leaving Kansas City. This darling cottage is the perfect getaway. Secluded from the main house, enjoy the light airey feel of sea oats grass swishing outside on your own personal dune just off the front porch. Awash with blues, whites, and nautical decor. One bedroom cottage with full kitchen,laundry facilities, queen sized bed, high-quality linens, central air, gas fireplace, WiFi and flat screen TV. Breakfast is not included, but can be added for additional charge of $22.
Nightly Rate: $105 - $155
Spicy and exotic, an Asian feel prevails as Geisha and oriental birds move among the bamboo pattern on the wallpaper. This room is named after Shirley OdNeal Gamble, Roy Gambles second wife. The fireplace in this room was a gift to his bride. This spacious room at the front of the Inn boasts a queen sized poster bed, antique desk, fireplace, WiFi, flat screen TV and wheelchair access.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $175
Cool colors with a touch of the orient, but a more contemporary feel. Named after the great patriach of the home ,Roy Gamble, a great inventor, family man, and influential citizen of Independence. He and his first wife, Avanell, entertained many citizens of Independence over the more than 70 years that they lived here. This room has an elevator for handicapped access. A full bath with roll-in shower is adjoining. Double bed and dresser are antiques. Flat screen TV, and Wi-Fi in room. Can be combined with the Shirley Room as a suite.
Nightly Rate: $87 - $97
Light, airey, fanciful and fun, featuring birds in flight. A perfect room to represent the young heiress, Margery Stone, daughter of Napolean B. Stone, original builder of the home. Miss Stone had many suitors in her day. Using her engagement ring, she left her prefered list of gentleman inscribed in the window of the dining room just below. A depiction of her and her favored suitors adorns the fireplace in the front parlor. This spacious room at the front of the house has a queen sized bed, free WiFi service, HDLCD flat screen TV, built-in closets, dresser and seating area with tables and chairs.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $155
Intimate, and more masculine feeling to honor the homes original owner, Napolean B. Stone, a prominent business man in the early history of Independence. This room is decorated in chocolate brown with accents of soft teal to coordinate with the famous entry hallway hand-painted wallpaper. Queen bed, and dresser from our family collection combine beautifully with some metal work pieces. Flat screen TV, Electric Fireplace and FREE Wi-Fi.
Nightly Rate: $97 - $105
Kansas City, MO (MCI) 29 miles
Coming from downtown KC, follow I-70 east to exit 12 (Noland Rd). Make left onto Noland Rd heading north. Travel 2 miles to 23rd St. At intersection, make left onto 23rd St. Make 1st right onto Main St. Go 1 block, make right onto South St, then next right onto Noland Rd heading south. Look for fire hydrant, pull into 1st driveway after hydrant. Follow driveway all the way to back of Inn for parking.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Sporting Events, Morman Visitors Center, Community of Christ World Headquarters, Golfing, National Trails Museum, Amtrack, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo
Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay
Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Elevator, Keurig coffee and K-Cups, Flat screen TV in rooms, Screen Porch, Yoga equipment/dvds, Massage therapist by appointment
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Harry Truman Presidential Library, Water Park, Symphony, Historic Tours, Sporting Events, Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, Independence sporting events center., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Perry and Melanie Johnson
Cats , Yorkie
Entertaining, geocaching, decorating, painting, crafts, cooking and baking, gardening, home improvement, history buffs.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free / Lactose Free
Blue Berry Pecan French Toast
A mouthful of bliss! Three layers of french bread, cinnamon, (and our secret ingredient), topped with blueberries, whipped cream and a sprinkle of sugared pecans. Its sure to please every guest. We add a few slices of brown sugar ham to complete this creamy, fruity, decadent breakfast. Juices and hot beverage of choice accompany each sitting.