Twin Mansions Bed and Breakfast Hotel

742 & 750 South National , Fort Scott, 66701 USA (Show map)


Where Victorian met Contemporary and fell in love. Featuring all king beds with private baths, flat screen TV, Blueray dvd, WIFI, luxury steam showers, whirlpool and more. Centrally located, in the Mansions District, on 5 acres with three historic mansions, carriage house, and cottages. Also offering fully furnished apartments in our historic, "Little Soho" District, downtown Fort Scott. Nate's Place Restaurant and Lounge at the Twin Mansions offers B&B Guests breakfast time by request or enjoy our regular restaurant hours. Restaurant open Tues-Fri 9-2, Sat-Sun 8-2 serving breakfast all day. Lunch menu at 11. You decide what time AND what you have for your first meal of the day! Treating our guests like grown ups! Twin Mansions B&B Hotel Stay here...Stay better




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on February 28, 2018

What am amazing experience! Staying at The Lyons Mansion was like taking a small step out of reality and back in time. Everyone we met was kind and courteous and the warmth of our fire was only matched by the warmth of Ms. Pat. The rooms are exceptionally clean and cozy and the food so exquisite it was hard to decide on one dish. Even the small ice storm outside just added to the beauty. This was my husband and I's first time staying at The Lyons, but that night will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we definitely plan on returning.

Beautiful, cozy, & romantic!

5 on February 27, 2018

Such a beautiful place to enjoy our 35th Anniversary! The staff was so accommodating, the food was great, it was peaceful and enjoyable! We highly recommend and will definitely be back! The town was nice, too, not too far from KC area, but not too close. We found a micro brewery and had a drink, and had a wonderful meal at a local restaurant.

Beautiful, cozy, & romantic!

5 on February 17, 2018

What a wonderful time at such a beautiful place! Everyone was very nice & accommodating. The food at Nate's place was exceptional. We can't wait to go back in warmer weather to enjoy all of the outside oasis!

Anniversary trip

5 on February 05, 2018

My husband and I had a great time! The room was incredible and very clean. We also LOVE the food at Nate's place. Also, this time we also went to the onsite bar, and I had a wonderful Martini (or two); while hubs stuck mainly with beer. I recommend The Lyons Twin Mansion to all my friends. We love it so much, we were married in the Mansion 16 years ago!!! Love, love, love.

Overnight Stay Before a Workshop

5 on December 13, 2017

I needed to travel into the area the day before a training and decided to stay at the Twin Mansions the evening before my training. This was a smart decision on my part. It made giving up a Sunday for work an enjoyable event. The mansion was beautiful and inviting. The host was warm and easy to work with. She did made sure my stay was comfortable. I plan to go back with my husband at some point. I want him to experience the historical sites and town with me.

The best combined experience Ever!!!

5 on December 07, 2017

We were very impressed with the beauty, the comfort, the hospitality and Nate's exceeded our expectations. Wonderful food, wonderful service. Been telling all of my friends this is the place to visit

Anniversary Weekend

4.0 on November 29, 2017

Excellent Weekend away from our anniversary. The mansions have a delicate balance of old world charm and modern convenience and flexibility. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nate's Place was also a very good experience. The food quality was excellent. The service of pretty good. Having the bar onsite for an evening nightcap or three was icing on the cake. We will go back again.

Wonderful experience

5 on September 09, 2017

As a quick getaway or a place to spend the weekend, I highly recommend the Lyons Twin Mansions! The rooms are cozy and the service is outstanding. Miss Pat went out of her way to make the stay fantastic. The candlelight light dinner hosted and prepared by Miss Lori was perfect!

luxurious but casually comfortable

5 on August 23, 2017

Delightful beautiful home exceeded expectations. So much to do in surrounding area and such a pleasure to return to our comfortable but elegant room/suite. The food and service was exceptional. Very private and intimate. Such nice amenities included, smart tv, refreshments in room, beautiful delicious breakfast. Can't wait to get back to Fort Scott.

Amazing Stay!

5 on August 22, 2017

Absolutely a waste wonderful stay!! Miss Pat is so welcoming and accommodating. I would stay again in a heartbeat!

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Rooms & Rates

Hideaway Cove

Queen bed, well lit working desk, 50" plasma: DVD/VCR: Wireless Internet, WiFi & High Speed . Shadow palm trees reach into the vaulted ceiling. Private bath adjoins with 36" Steam Shower with built in bench offers rain shower, hand held, acupressure jets and foot massage.

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

Emerald Bay

Soft shades of driftwood and shifting sand on wind swept beaches bring on a feeling of serenity and calm. Drift into sweet dreams on a Emerald Glass Bed reminiscent of the vast seas of Old World journeys. Complete the journey in your own personal waterfall with a glass front jetted tub-for-two with Steam Shower. Water play is exotic as your vivid imagination can carry you: Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, Acupressure Shower Massage jets, Rainfall Ceiling Shower, handheld adjustable Showerhead, Steam Sauna. As close to beachfront property as you’ll get in Kansas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath


A gentleman's haven with king platform bed and 42" Flat Panel Plasma over the gas-log fireplace. Warm gold walls, polished pine floors and decorative wood trim combine with chocolate velvet touched with ruby to create a winter welcome when you bring your loved one. Request a bottle of wine and a private picnic as the perfect acccompaniments. Double desks in the bay window overlook the koi pond and fountain. Private bath with shower. Have company? Love seat folds out to twin bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Reminiscent of Kipling's fascination with this exotic culture holds the family's Asian treasures collected during a lifetime of travels. King bed is dressed in majestic purples, black & gold. Cuddling chair in the bay surrounded with good light for reading. Therapeutic Massage Tub-for-Two in-room with 56 air jets for massage, heated back rest, built-in color therapy. Private bath with shower adjoins.

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


Stately and rich, one of our largest guestrooms, the Executive combines a midnight blue color pallet with fresh white trim, cool tone bedding, warm wood furnishings and original rustic hard wood floors. Reminiscent of a Presidential suite this spacious and sunny room adjoins the dressing room & private bath with shower.charge.

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

Royal Safari

Walk in Steam Shower-for-Two as seen on the DIY Network show BathTastic anchors the private bath with polished pine floors. Our largest guest room has windows all around has king canopy bed, fireplace and a sofa folds out to queen bed for families.

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

Master at the Twin

Classical Hondurus Mahogany millwork sets the stage for this majestic guest room. Richly gilded walls envelop the king bed, living room stye seating area with Italian leather sofa in the bay, 50" plasma TV over the fireplace, free WiFi . Private bath with original iron soaking tub complete with rain shower. In the adjacent sunlit office find a massive oak desk, comfortable seating for the master and his guests. Microwave, mini- fridge, coffee service. Restaurant and lounge at ground floor open 9a - 2p. T-F, 8a -2p S,S Lounge T,F 5p-8p

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

Colonel's Landing

Walk right in our private patio cottage tucked between the Mansion and Carriage House. A rich masculine "man cave" with vaulted ceiling you'll enjoy sharing with someone you love. King bed, 60" flat screen, 7' Italian leather sofa and walk in double shower in the private bath. Patio doors open into the garden, patio and pond. Perfect for guests who love the outdoors..

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

Downtown Eastman

Lyons Twin Mansions Downtown, one of two fully furnished mini-appartments Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fort Scott. Two double beds, full bath with shower/tub, fully furnished kitchen, tv/dvd, full cable and WiFi.

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

Downtown Liberty

$1200/mo One of two fully furnished studio apartments located in "Little Soho" the heart of Historic Downtown Fort Scott. One king, one double bed, full bath in the very spacious, handsome mini-apartment with full cable and WiFi.

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


Two person clawfoot whirlpool tub with shower in the room at the foot of the king bed. Step through your private ensuite powder room to the patio, Hammock Garden, Koi pond with fountains & gardens. The screened porch serves as your private entrance . 32" plasma TV/ DVD. Free WiFi.

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

Private Cottage

$500/wk $1800/mo Min. 2 night stay King bedroom, queen bedroom, Dressing room loveseat opens to a twin. 56" flat screen TV Dish Network. Fireplace. Full bath with rain shower and body jets. Fully furnished kitchen. Washer & dryer. Off street, covered parking. Private enclosed back yard with grill, pond & firepit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen


Add to eigher Royal Safari or Executive to create a Two Bedrom Suite separated by but sharing a bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Twin Mansion

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

4) North Parlor

  • Maximum Capacity: 16

6) Refreshed Day Spa

Day Spa and Esthetics

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nate's Place LUNCH

Plan your private party here.

  • Maximum Capacity: 45

South Parlor

  • Maximum Capacity: 22


Capturing the heart and spirit of the five families who have built, loved and cared for the Mansion since 1872. Master bedroom to powerful men of influence from financial tycoon, rail baron, merchant, scoundrel to jet pilot . . oh, if walls could talk. Historic romance novel series STEAM! Romance and Rails was inspired by the Mansions when they were first built, the heroine sleeps here. Now you will too – immerse yourselves in the romance of a century and a half of history, a Legacy to treasure. Classic millwork of Honduras mahogany, floor to ceiling windows, original oak floors, dressing table, sofa in the bay, bath with shower.. Massive four-poster bed of rich dark aged pecan. 60" Smart TV w 3D

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

Downtown Soho

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Downtown Skyview

skillfully designed for comfortable living with a queen bedroom, bath with double walk-in SteamSauna with rain shower, an open plan Great Room with peninsula kitchen and dining area. Original hardwood floors and classical millwork throughout. Overhead the original 5’x8’ skylight – a popular feature in downtown lofts to allow natural light to brighten the space. $1350/month, no contract. Negotiable with Pre-Pay or a 3 to 12 month contract.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Palms at the Lake

2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished, kitchen, laundry. High Speed internet. 1,000 sq.ft.covered porch overlooking the Lake. Surrounded by woodlands $1800/month

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nate's Place FANCY TABLE

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Master at the Twin

Grand enough for the Land Baron, Rail Tycoon or Business Magnate of the 1870’s, this regal suite is now quite suitable for the gentleman here on business or accompanied by his lady. Polished oak floors, king bed with custom-made slate headboard, Italian leather sofa, table showcasing ancient arrowheads from Bourbon County rests on the imported leather shag rug. 52” plasma over the fireplace w Dish Network. Stunning view of treetops and the Kansas sky through 7’ windows – artfully adorned so you may control the light for a late morning snooze. Adjoining you will find a full bath with old-fashioned soaking tub with rain shower. On the landing, just outside your door a stately, well lit private office with massive oak desk and comfortable seating for clients.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


  • Maximum Capacity: 2


  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Tower at the Twin

$1200/mo Two bedrooms each with sitting area and plasma tv/dvd share a full bath with old-fashioned soaking tub and rain shower and a spacious Great Room with mini-kitchen. Fully furnished, turn-key. Weekly housekeeping. Ready to enjoy for a month or a lifetime. Adults only

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

Solarium Rental

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Historic Twin Mansions District, Small town


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 90 miles

Directions to property:

*on the Northwest corner of 8th & National, just 2 blocks west of Hwy 69 *4 blocks West, 8 blocks South of the intersection of Hwy 69 and East Hwy 54

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 1st National Cemetary, Biking, Hiking, and Nature Trails, National Historic Site-1842 Military Fort, Trolley Ride to See it All, Modern Aquatic Center 1 Block away, 135 Acre public park 5 blocks away, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Corporate rates & amenities, Bar service in Library plus covers all 3 acres, Shady Gardens and pond on 3 acres, Evening dining options:Lovers' Feast or Picnic

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Extreme terrain park for bikes, ATV, hikers, On-site & Communtiy Fitness Centers, 150 acre Park w/ frisbie golf, hiking, Trophy Deer hunting. Turkey paradise., 5 more golf courses within 30 minutes, GeoCaches plentiful, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No Day care available in Fort Scott
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Applies to Cottages and Furnished apartments only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $35 Per Night / Per Room to be paid at reservation.



Pat and Larry Lyons

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About the innkeepers

“Passion” describes our family’s 25 year history in offering Bed and Breakfast. Passion for the historic preservation of 140 year old landmark twin residences into an award-winning destination for romantic getaways and a mecca of modern amenities suitable for the most discriminating business traveler. Passion for creating a magical place to cherish.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Serving Location: Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Most menu items are made fresh to order and may customized to suit any dietary needs.

Signature Dish

Southwest Sausage and Blackbean Burrito
A Twin Mansions favorite for more than two decades, this a one of a kind entree. Served with green chlle rice, side of scrambled eggs, and our award winning homemade salsa.