Twin Mansions Bed and Breakfast Hotel

742 & 750 South National , Fort Scott, KS 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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Very Welcoming

4.0 on April 20, 2017

My husband and I went to Fort Scott just for a little getaway and we certainly enjoyed ourselves. Miss Pat and her staff are awesome. This is a great place, possible a new home away from home. The only negative that we had is that the bed and breakfast website showed there were numerous "onsite activities" and when we asked about them, nobody knew anything about it.

Everything was great

5 on April 03, 2017

Miss Pat and her staff are over accommodating and very friendly. It was a nice relaxing stay, and they provided us with suggestions for things to do in the area and any other questions that we had (often before we could ask). The only thing that I could say that was a negative during our stay would be the firmness of the mattress. We both woke up with shoulder and back pain. It may be that we are used to sleeping on a pillow top mattress. Either way we will definitely come back in hopes that we can arrange to be in a room with a softer mattress. After all, if you can't sleep comfortably, everything else is affected. Overall a great place to spend a relaxing weekend, and experience all that Ft Scott has to offer.

Great Getaway

5 on March 05, 2017

On long weekends, we like to visit various cities and towns in our home state, Kansas. On President's Day weekend we decided to visit Fort Scott and located Twin Mansions on line. Our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we couldn't be happier about the experience. The mansions are a sight to behold. Miss Pat and the rest of the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to see to our comfort. We decided on the legacy room. My wife said it was as if we were transported into the past with all the luxuries of a modern fine hotel. It took us 45 years of marriage to stay in a bed and breakfast and got lucky enough to stay in the best the first time out.

Cottage at Twin Mansions

3.8 on December 27, 2016

Stayed at the Cottage property across the street from the main mansions. The cottage was well furnished, very clean and was the perfect option for our "best friends getaway." The staff was extremely helpful, easy to communicate with and willing to accommodate our needs and requests without hesitation.Would definitely recommend to anyone and will stay there again when in the Ft. Scott area.

Wonderful Getaway

4.2 on December 16, 2016

What a quaint property in the heart of historic Fort Scott. The service was impeccable and we will definitely be returning!

My favorite B&B

5 on December 01, 2016

This is my favorite place to stay. The mansion is outstanding, wonderfully decorated and Miss Pat is amazing.

wonderful experience

5 on November 21, 2016

The Twin Mansions was incredible, it was my first time at a bed and breakfast and it exceeded all of my expectations. I will be going back again.

Wonderful stay in Fort Scott

5 on November 18, 2016

My sister and I visited Fort Scott where we used to come as children to visit our grandmother. We had a wonderful stay at Lyons Twin Mansions - the rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Our breakfasts at Nate's were excellent. Overall a delightful stay there and would recommend highly.

Nice Place

4.6 on September 30, 2016

We booked room for anniversary stay and were greeted on arrival by Miss Pat, who immediately gave us a tour of the mansion and some of it's history. The rooms were clean and lavish and had all amenities. Breakfast at Nate's Place in the twin mansion was awesome as well. Take time to visit the area and take in it's history.

Lovely location!

4.8 on September 16, 2016

We stayed in the Palace Room - which is not in either of the mansion buildings, but in a separate house on the street immediately behind them. The room was very large and spacious, bed was very soft, and the room was clean. We were a little disappointed in the "screened in porch" which was about the size of a closet and hadn't been swept out in a long time. Overall, the grounds were lovely and the staff was exceptional! Shawn really made our stay special, although we missed out on the dinner package (need to advertise that better!). We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!

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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: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


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


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 heroinesleeps 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


  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Solarium Rental

Solarium Rental

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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

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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

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  • 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.
  • Cancellations: Rescheduling received 14 or more days before your scheduled arrival, the non-refundable deposit will carry forward to apply to the new date. Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of scheduled arrival will forfeit only the non-refundable deposit charged at reservation. If cancellation is less than 14 days before your scheduled arrival, the full amount due for rooms including tax will be charged. Same rules apply to gift card holders.
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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.


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