Welcome to our first blog from Hawthorn, a Bed and Breakfast in Independence, MO. In March 2010 we attended the annual Professional Association of Innkeepers International conference in Austin, Texas. It was a great opportunity to meet other innkeepers from around the country and learn about the latest tips and trends in the industry. Apparently, we are still living a little too much in the lifestyle of Harry Truman when it comes to computer technology and social networking! We’ve heard about blogs, Facebook and Twitter but have not ventured into that world until now.
It was just 4 years ago that we first visited Hawthorn with the intention of making an offer and buying the bed and breakfast. By dinner that evening, we had reached agreement with innkeepers, Fred and Pat Bibler and were looking forward to becoming innkeepers ourselves. Hawthorn is now in the 10th year of operation as a bed and breakfast, the mansion and estate continuing the tradition of being shared with others.
It has been a longer winter than in the recent past but we’re starting to see signs of spring. The daffodils and tulips are up and the grass is green. We will be planting the first round of flowers in the next few weeks – Wendy’s favorites – pansies. Last summer was spectacular weather for our outside weddings and we can’t wait to celebrate with this year’s brides and grooms. If you are planning a summer wedding and haven’t chosen a venue, we’d love to have you schedule some time for your personal tour of Hawthorn. Our website has photos and details with our policies and pricing.
Check our website for Kansas City Royals major league baseball game packages. We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from Kaufmann Stadium.
If history is more your game, spend some time touring the Independence historical sites, including the Truman Library and Museum, Harry Truman’s home, the Bingham-Wagonner Estate, Vaile Mansion, Frontier Trails Museum to name just a few.
There’s something for everyone in the Independence/Kansas City area. Shopping at Country Club Plaza or Zona Rosa is just 15 minutes away. Steamboat Arabia and City Market are wonderful venues for the family and the nightlife and dining of the Power and Light District awaits as the sun goes down.
Thanks for clicking on our site. Be part of our 10th year anniversary celebration. Join us for a weekend getaway or start your life together with your wedding at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast.
Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO