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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.


Summer has finally arrived!

Greetings to our guests and friends who visited us in previous years and to those who will visit for the first time during 2014!

Each spring & summer, Hawthorn comes alive with blooming trees and flowers.  Our Sun Porch is a guest favorite for breakfast and a special spot to relax, read a book, chat with friends or just enjoy the serenity of the estate watching the numerous squirrels and birds busying about.

Our very close proximity (less than 10 minutes) to Kauffmann & Arrowhead Stadiums, home of the Kansas City Royals & Chiefs, makes Hawthorn the ideal base for a trip to cheer on your favorite team.

New this year, Wendy has started a jigsaw puzzle in the front Parlor and invites guests to enjoy some time finding just the right pieces to complete the picture.

Now is a great time to schedule a visit and indulge yourself in the comfort of Hawthorn.  Put your feet up after a busy day of touring and shopping in Independence and the surrounding areas and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation.

Want to share Hawthorn with a friend or relative?  Consider a Hawthorn Gift Certificate.  Certificates are valid for one year from date of purchase.  Give us a call or you can order on-line by selecting the link at the upper right corner of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the hospitality and elegance of Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast which so many guests have enjoyed for more than 14 years!

See you soon....

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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