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Welcome to Hawthorn B&B!

Relax at our historic bed and breakfast in Independence, Missouri. Located just ten minutes from downtown Kansas City, this turn-of-the-century 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.

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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 the Truman Sports Complex, home of Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums, 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.

Hawthorn B&B’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. The two-room Bibler Suite on the third floor has a king bed and a day bed.

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 B&B 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 B&B be your headquarters for a truly memorable experience.