Silver Heart Inn Bed and Breakfast

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


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 Dining4.8

Great Weekend

5 on November 05, 2015

If you are looking for a great place to get away, this is it! The innkeeper was an amazing hostess and the food was beyond what I had expected. We stayed in the Beach Cottage on property and it was definitely a home away from home; very comfortable and relaxing. Looking forward to going back!

Loving home.

5 on November 01, 2015

My wife and I have stayed here twice now and are making plans for many more. This house is so beautiful and peaceful and the stay here is so much better than a hotel room. The family is loving and will make you feel at home and if you are needing anything in town, it is pretty close to everything. Also if you are wanting to hear some great history stories about this home they will have some.

Can't wait to go back!

5 on October 28, 2015

If you are looking for all the comforts of home and a relaxing atmosphere, Silver Heart Inn B&B is the place to go. We had a group of four that stayed at the beach cottage last weekend for our annual trip. It was by far the best place we have stayed at. They have the most amazing complimentary breakfast and the owners are the sweetest couple that made us feel so welcome. We highly recommend!

Everything was great!

5 on September 29, 2015

I stayed 4 nights; bed was comfortable, AC & fan worked great, bathroom was clean and food was amazing. I had a meeting 1 morning; wanted to sleep in other mornings and they worked with me on the time for breakfast. There is also a nice patio area to hang outside (if the mosquitoes let you).

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.

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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 included at the Main House dining room each morning.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $155

Shirley Gamble Room

Spicy and exotic, an Asian feel prevails as Geisha and oriental birds move among the bamboo pattern on the wallpaper. Our premium 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, working gas fireplace, WiFi, flat screen TV and wheelchair access. An excellent choice for romantic honeymoons, and anniversaries.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Roy Gamble Room

A sunny room in Tiffany Blue with a touch of the orient, clean lines and relaxing 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

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 antique loveseat, table and chairs.

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

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 - $115

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Location Type



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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Harry Truman Presidential Library, Water Park, Symphony, Historic Tours, Sporting Events, Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, Independence sporting events center., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Cottage only or entire house booking
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Cancellations: Due to the unique nature of our business, cancellations are gladly granted, as are late arrivals, early departures. Refunds are given in the form of a gift certificate of the unused portion of your stay. Certificates are transferable. In the event we are able to rebook your cancelled reservation, a full refund may be possible.



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.