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Relax at Our Historic Bed and Breakfast in Independence, Missouri

Welcome to Hawthorn, our Independence, MO bed and breakfast. Located just ten minutes from downtown Kansas City, this historic Missouri mansion is the perfect place for your overnight lodging accommodations, private dining event, business meeting or wedding.

Sitting on two acres with ample off-street parking in a quiet residential neighborhood, the estate provides the space for quiet relaxation, while the stately stone mansion, featuring hardwood floors, hand-painted murals, and original woodwork, provides the elegance and comfort you would expect from a 19th century historic home.

Guests enjoy the convenience of being close to all that is happening in the greater Kansas City and Independence areas, yet far enough way to avoid the congestion and hassles of urban living. Our location is convenient to all major highways and centrally situated for guests traveling the Midwest. We are just two miles from the center of historic Independence, home of Harry Truman, and a short drive away you’ll find Kansas City attractions, such as Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Union Station, Sprint Center, and the Power & Light District.

There are many activities in the area to enjoy, including sporting events, shopping, and dining; but you don’t have to leave Hawthorn to have a wonderful time. Whether you are relaxing in one of several common area rooms to visit, reading the paper or a good book, or just enjoying your favorite beverage while coasting on one of our patio gliders; Hawthorn is the place to get away from it all. Unwind on the sun porch, play cards in the parlor, or walk the grounds ~ you can do it all.


Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Now is the perfect time to visit Hawthorn and the place we call home.  Wendy has been working diligently to trim the mansion and guestrooms with more than eighteen holiday trees.  Our ceramic village, which we have been collecting pieces of for more than 25 years, is truly a unique display for guests to enjoy.  The village and seaside pieces are representative of our New England roots and each piece has a memory attached.  Come see for yourself!

Holidays are a wonderful time to visit our mansion and estate, but more importantly a great time to share both with friends and family.  Bring them with you or purchase a gift certificate for use any time in 2015.

Hawthorn is known for its gorgeous surroundings, peaceful location and easy access to downtown Kansas City or the nearby Truman Sports Complex where the Kansas City Chiefs and the American League Champion Kansas City Royals play.  We are the closest bed & breakfast to the complex and you can be there in just a few minutes.  We will even provide you with a map to get you in even quicker than most everyone else!  If you are planning on coming to a game late this year or next year, it is never too early to reserve one of our elegant guestrooms.

The Holidays are also our time to pause and thank all of our guests who stayed with us in 2014, some numerous times, and to those who experienced for the first time the splendor, majesty and tranquil surroundings and bountiful breakfasts Hawthorn is known for.

From both of us here at Hawthorn, thank you.  We look forward to seeing you over the holidays or in 2015.  Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Jim and Wendy

"Enter as Strangers....Leave as Friends"


Hawthorn’s extra-large, yet affordable guestrooms are the largest in the area. This affords guests the comfort they expect while maintaining the intimate elegance they can enjoy. All guestroom amenities include queen beds, private baths, cable TV, wireless Internet and more.

In true bed and breakfast style, a full, hearty, home-cooked breakfast is served each morning at your private table. There are no buffet breakfasts here . . . each morning’s breakfast is freshly prepared for each guest.

Jim & Wendy Allen, owners of Hawthorn and your hosts, provide the perfect hospitality for your stay. Ask for directions, a recommendation for lunch or dinner or information on one of the many places to visit or tour. The greater Independence/Kansas City area offers something for everyone. Whether it is historic, patriotic, artistic or athletic ~ including the many culinary choices for you to experience, let Hawthorn be your headquarters for a truly memorable experience.


US Local Business Association:
2008 Best of Independence Award

Featured in Treasures of Missouri


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