The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast is a historic guest house and retreat set in a quiet residential neighborhood just a few minutes from downtown Kansas City. This charming turn-of-the-century mansion was built in 1900 by John A. Gallagher as the family home and features original hardwood floors, intricate woodwork, and hand-painted murals and offers elegant accommodations with modern amenities. The guesthouse also offers gourmet cuisine, private dining options and stylish spaces for events and functions.

Accommodations in the 19th century stately home are spacious and comfortable with queen-sized beds, private bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, and modern amenities, including cable television and complimentary wireless Internet. The luxurious Bibler Suite offers a king-size bed and a day bed for extra guests.

The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast is within close proximity to many of greater Kansas City’s attractions, such as the home of Harry Truman, the center of historic Independence, the Truman Sports Complex, the Country Club Plaza, and the Power & Light District. There are also many activities to enjoy, including shopping, dining out, and an array of sporting events.

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1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast is within close proximity to many of greater Kansas City’s attractions, such as the home of Harry Truman, the center of historic Independence, the Truman Sports Complex, the Country Club Plaza, and the Power & Light District. There are also many activities to enjoy, including shopping, dining out, and an array of sporting events.

Named after John Gallagher, the man who built Hawthorn in 1900, the Gallagher Room is an inviting guest room that is decorated in a quaint, turn-of-the-century style with dark green, floral and rose accents. The room features a queen-size bed with luxurious linens, handmade comforters, and a private bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush towels, and luxe bath products.

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2.More Guest Accommodations

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The Evans Room is named after L. Fred Evans, a previous owner of the estate, and is richly decorated with accents of cream, gold, purple and dark olive green. This masculine room features a queen-size bed in plaid linens, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, plush towels and luxe bath products. Decorative touches include a shaving mug, brushes and razor, and an engraved whiskey flask.

The Gillmor Room is a lovely feminine room decorated in hues of dark green, rose and white floral prints. The room features a large queen-size brass bed with luxurious linens, handmade comforters, and a private bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush towels, a hairdryer, and luxe bath products. The Gillmor Room also features a cozy sitting area with two armchairs, and a small writing table and chairs.

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3.More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Westminster Suite is named after the Westminster Presbyterian church and is decorated in cool shades of cream, gold and sage green combined with rose accents, and features a queen-size bed with luxurious linens, handmade comforters and a private bathroom with an enclosed shower, plush towels and luxe bath products. A spacious sitting area has a vintage dresser, comfortable armchair and a queen-sized sleeper sofa for extra guests.

Named in honor of Pat and Fred Bibler, the Bibler Suite is a luxurious suite that is decorated in a Norman Rockwell-style with rustic red and sunny yellow accents. The two-room suite features a master bedroom with a king-size bed with luxurious linens, and a private bathroom with an enclosed shower, plush towels and luxe bath products. A comfortable living room has a folding futon and a full-size daybed for additional guests, as well as a small kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave and sink and kitchen table. The Bibler Suite and the Elliott Room can be combined to create a spacious bed and breakfast penthouse with beautiful views.

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4.Dining

Dining
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The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast serves a full, gourmet home-cooked breakfast every morning with an a la carte menu of hot and cold dishes, including the regular eggs and bacon, as well as other traditional breakfast plates.

The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast includes amenities such as a complimentary gourmet breakfast served every morning, comfortable parlors and lounges, a front and back porch, and beautiful gardens.

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5.Weddings

Weddings
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The Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast offers a range of beautiful venues, complete wedding packages, and event planning services. The Bed and Breakfast can accommodate up to 40 guests in a seated banquet style or up to 70 guests for a standing function.

The front veranda is ideal for pre-event cocktails or post-event nightcaps, while the front lawn of the estate can cater for up to 200 guests for outdoor functions, with or without a tent. Additional services include customized menus, fresh linens, crockery and cutlery, accessories such as arbors and arches, candelabras, and pedestals, arbor/arch, and free rehearsals.

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1 Hawthorne Place, Independence, MO 64052-1966, Phone: 816-252-2607

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