Inn on Crescent Lake

1261 Saint Louis Ave , Excelsior Springs, 64024 USA (Show map)
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Located in historic Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Inn on Crescent Lake is only 30 miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City International Airport. The Inn is perfectly situated for a relaxing weekend getaway and provides an excellent lodging alternative to business travelers. The stately three-story 1915 Georgian Colonial mansion sits on 22 acres and is surrounded by two crescent-shaped ponds, historically known as Crescent Lake. The Inn was meticulously renovated in 1997. While the architectural integrity of the Inn was preserved, all of the rooms were completely modernized, with individual climate control and private en-suite bathrooms offering your choice of jacuzzi or claw-foot tubs. Surrounded by a moat dug when the mansion was built in 1915, the Inn provides guests the opportunity to fish or cruise the waters in a paddleboat, rowboat or bass buggy with an electric trolling motor. Warm summer days offer the perfect excuse to lounge by our full-size in-ground pool. For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can schedule on-site massage services in the massage room located in the pool house.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Awesome Weekend!

5 on August 12, 2018

This is by far the best B & B we have ever stayed at. Craig and Beverly are the ultimate hosts. The 3 breakfasts we experienced were awesome. We will surely return again! This place was just amazing. Thank you for all that you did. Roger and Jody Burton Marlow, OK

50th Anniversary

5 on May 20, 2018

We enjoyed a quiet, peaceful setting to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We will return and will highly recommend The Inn to our friends. Sharon & Don Culling, Lee's Summit, MO.


5 on May 16, 2018

The Inn on Crescent Lake is lovely. The mansion itself is beautiful. The grounds and lake surrounding it, are just as beautiful. What a great getaway B&B in Excelsior. Just close enough to fun wineries, quaint shopping, golf, and perfect for relaxing. And, the food is fabulous; that strawberries and cream french toast was ridiculous-good! Don't hesitate to book your getaway here. Beverly and Craig will take very good care of you.

Always the perfect getaway!

5 on May 09, 2018

We stay at the Inn a few times a year for a quick getaway from our house full of kids. We are never disappointed!! The Inn is impeccable and fabulously maintained. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast is delicious and dinner at Ventanas is the perfect setting. We always leave reconnected and ready to rejoin our family of chaos :) Highly recommend as a couples getaway!

Weekend Anniversary Retreat

4.6 on May 07, 2018

Enjoyed two nights away from the typical norm to recharge and enjoy a small slice of nature at this tucked away B&B while still being 5 minutes away from great restaurants in a small town. Perfect for a short getaway

Wonderful weekend getaway

4.2 on April 30, 2018

Amazingly beautiful and peaceful! Celebrated our anniversary here and plan on coming back again.

Glad we came back

5 on April 24, 2018

We stayed at the Inn back in 2002. Thoroughly enjoyed it. For a special anniversary, we decided to go back. Glad we did. Everything was perfect. Just what we needed. We'll be back!

Getaway paradise

5 on April 24, 2018

My wife and I have been coming to the Inn for over 12 years. We were recommended the Inn by a friend and it’s the best place we have stayed EVER! We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this March and as always Beverly and Craig treat you like family, Beverly calls me her brother and it does feel like a second home. The best thing about the stay is how it feels like you’re the only ones there and the breakfast is to die for! My wife and I will be coming here for the rest of our lives. 700 stars in our mind!

The Best Getaway ever.

5 on April 19, 2018

We received a gift certificate from out eldest son for Christmas. It was such a wonderful place place we stayed an extra night! I have traveled the four state region for my job and I have stayed at many B&B's I can this this place tops any other place I have stayed in regard to beauty, rooms and grounds, cleanliness, elegance, privacy, hospitality of staff, and food. Which is Lot to say for one place! It is very close to our home in KC, mo. However it felt like we were in another remote country. We will definately return.

Fantastic Weekend Getaway!

4.6 on April 16, 2018

My husband and I absolutely loved our time at the Inn on Crescent Lake! The only downside was the weather (obviously out of their control!), so we weren't able to enjoy the beautiful fishing lake or paddle boats as we would have liked - guess we'll just have to come back again! ;) The home was beautiful and the hosts were so hospitable and friendly. It was the perfect way to rest and recharge for a weekend. Excelsior Springs also ended up being a pleasant surprise with lots of cute shops, restaurants, and wineries in a short driving distance! We will definitely return.

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Rooms & Rates


The Cottage is a large private bungalow that offers a feeling of warmth and tranquility to anyone traveling to the area or those looking for a reasonable vacation rental for their Missouri getaway. The building originally was the estate’s carriage house. It now is a romantic two-story bungalow that will be your “home away from home.” The first floor includes a kitchen, dining area, a tile-topped breakfast bar, half-bath, and cozy living room. Kitchen amenities include a microwave, coffee maker, and full-size refrigerator. (Please note: For guest safety, no cooking capabilities are available in the Cottage.) The second floor features original hardwood floors, a king-sized bed, sitting area, an two-person Jacuzzi tub, and custom walk-in shower. Each level offers a TV, with a DVD player on the first level.Guests who stay in the Cottage may choose to have breakfast delivered at no additional fee or be served breakfast in the inn’s sun-drenched solarium.

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

Tuscany Suite

This two-room suite at the Inn on Crescent Lake provides the ultimate in privacy and seclusion with its location in the Pool House. Beautiful views of the lake and pool, a vaulted ceiling, and Tuscan decor combine to create the feeling of being in your own personal European paradise. The king-sized bed is quite comfortable and the in-room two-person corner Jacuzzi tub is spacious. This room also offers a mini-fridge for convenience. In the bathroom’s sitting area, you can enjoy reading a book on the futon that looks out over the lake. The large walk-in shower provides a most relaxing experience. The Tuscany also has its own parking space just steps from the room’s entry.

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


Perhaps the most intriguing and eclectic space that we offer at the Inn on Crescent Lake, the three-room Crescent Suite features all the romance and old world charm found in a 100-year-old mansion. Lie back on the king-sized mahogany sleigh bed, and enjoy the moonlight streaming through the stained glass skylight overhead. The separate sitting room contains an oversized two-person Jacuzzi tub in the corner by windows that provide views of the pool area. The sitting area also has a club chair, television, and daybed located in the dormer window. The bathroom includes the mansion’s original tub as a refurbished claw-foot tub/shower combination.

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


Decorated to be a romantic and inviting space, the Ballroom at the Inn on Crescent Lake is ideal for your long-awaited weekend getaway, anniversary, or honeymoon. This room, located on the Mansion’s third floor, offers an idyllic combination of space, luxury, and romantic touches. The Ballroom provides a number of cozy nooks to curl up in and read or enjoy the views. Linger between the sheets of the king-sized canopy bed, relax in the beautiful two-person Jacuzzi tub, or savor the spacious walk-in marble shower in the bathroom. This expansive suite also includes a secluded sitting area with table and chairs nestled by an electric fireplace, or perch on the cozy loveseat to watch a DVD or listen to CDs.

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


Located on the first floor of the mansion, this room is one of our most popular because of its great extras. Gaze at the moon and stars from your own private outdoor hot tub! Or enjoy a colorful show as many different species of birds gather at a feeder located mere steps from the old-fashioned country porch by your private entrance. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower with a built-in bench seat. The queen-sized bed invites to you settle in for a little longer. This room also is ADA compliant, with a ramp providing access to the entryway.

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


The name and décor of this elegant room conjure up images of romantic destinations! It features a oversized corner Jacuzzi tub for two in the bedroom, a queen-sized mahogany sleigh bed, and a sitting area for two, all surrounded by walls painted in rich, warm, luxurious colors. The black-and-white tile motif in the bathroom creates a background that lends visual drama to the red claw-foot tub, perfect for a long, hot soak. If the tub doesn’t appeal, the walk-in shower custom-built in black tile will fill the bill. Look out the windows and see a gorgeous view of the gazebo, the pool and the ponds!

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


The soft gold walls embrace pictures of France and the Tour d'Eiffel. Close your eyes and you will imagine yourself in a Parisian Hotel. This room can be set as either two twin beds or a king bed. Sit in one of the two luxurious velvet chairs and enjoy the views of the pool, pond, and front lawn. The bath features a standard whirlpool tub with a luxurious glass block shower enclosure.

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


Featuring hand-painted antique white on ivory striped walls that many guests mistake for fine wallpaper, the Stripe is a romantic, comfortable room. Two pearl-white cloth club chairs are located by the two windows overlooking the estate’s gated entry. From there you can enjoy sweeping views of the manicured front lawn as you catch up on your leisure reading. The bed is a mahogany king-sized sleigh bed with a luxurious comforter that whispers “Linger…linger…” to you. If you’re looking to unwind, draw a hot bath and soak away any stresses in an old-fashioned claw-foot tub/shower combination.

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


The original master bedroom of the mansion, the McCleary Room was the bedroom of Dr. and Mrs. Aretus McCleary. This room conjures up the elegance of the early 20th century with a mirrored armoire in one corner and plenty of room to move around. A mahogany king-sized sleigh bed dominates this space, which also includes a comfortable sitting area with two tall wingback chairs and great views out over the water and Ice House. Early risers will love the eastern exposure that allows sunlight to stream into the room. Chase the tension from your tired muscles with some time in the standard-sized Jacuzzi tub in the tiled bathroom. Small details in the room, such as old medicine boxes, take you back to the time when Dr. McCleary’s clinic was the largest of its kind in the world.

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

Emerald Rose

Our most affordable room, the Emerald Rose features a queen-size wrought-iron bed and original hardwood floors. The bath has a claw-foot tub/shower combination and a converted antique washbasin. You’ll love the romantic feel and decor of the room and the lovely view of the pool and ponds outside your windows. An elevated shelf that circles the entire room once was the course for the model train of Dr. McCleary’s grandson. Now it is the repository of an enchanting variety of curios, with rope lighting.

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Secluded, Small town


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 36 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from I-35:Follow I-35 N to exit 20 (Excelsior Springs via Hwy. 69). Follow Hwy. 69 10 miles into town. In town, exit onto Hwy. 10. Turn right at Corum Road (the first traffic light on Hwy. 10). Follow Corum Road to Hwy. H. Turn left on Hwy. H. We are located 4/10 mile down the road on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, Jesse James Farm, Historic Hall of Waters, historic downtown area, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Spa, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Walking paths on site, Paddleboats on site, 7 person hot tub on site, Spa Services on site, Fishing in lakes, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-6:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 18 years and older only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights stay.



Beverly and Craig Bohnert

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

In addition to operating the Inn, Craig and Beverly are regulars on the media services staff for Team USA at the Olympic Games. They are looking forward to spending three weeks in Tokyo in August 2020!

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Solarium, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian We can accommodate any special dietary requirements. Please indicate any special needs when booking your reservation.