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Silver Heart Inn Bed and Breakfast

1114 S Noland Rd , Independence, MO 64050 USA (Show map)

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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.




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Cozy and Comfortable

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Girls Weekend

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Loved it!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Thanksgiving Save

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.

Innkeeper Response
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

Innkeeper Response
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!

Fantastic experience!!!!!!

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!!

Innkeeper Response
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.

Spacious and comfortable

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

Innkeeper Response
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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Independence's Best Kept Secret!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.

Great getaway!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

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Rooms & Rates

Beach Cottage

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $155

Nightly Rate: $105 - $155

Shirley Gamble Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Roy Gamble Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $87 - $97

Nightly Rate: $87 - $97

Margery Stone Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $155

Nightly Rate: $115 - $155

Napolean Stone Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $97 - $105

Nightly Rate: $97 - $105

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Location Type

Historic, City, Suburban


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 29 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Clothes dryer, 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, 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, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm- 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited When Inn is shared by single group.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required ADA registered service animals, cleaning fee may apply.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Guest may receive discount for second night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card will hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Please keep in mind that our rooms, once booked and confirmed, are no longer available to other guests and all requests are turned away. We adhere to strict policies without exception. Notice of cancellation seven (7) days prior to your arrival is necessary due to the impact that a cancellation has on our business and the availability on our calendar. Guests who are unable to keep their reservation with less than 7 days notice will be expected to pay for their full reservation, regardless. A credit will be issued in the form of a gift certificate for the amount of the reservation. This is valid for up to one year towards another booking. Late arrivals or early departures are no exception.



Perry and Melanie Johnson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Yorkie

About the innkeepers

Entertaining, geocaching, decorating, painting, crafts, cooking and baking, gardening, home improvement, history buffs.

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  • Time Served: 830am (some flexibility)
  • Serving Location: Outdoor seating is available seasonally, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free / Lactose Free

Signature Dish

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.



1114 S Noland Rd , Independence, MO 64050 USA (Show map)

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