Our weekend at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast this past weekend was fantastic! Our room was spacious, super clean, and decorated with décor that reflected the history of the mansion and made it very homey. Breakfast the next morning was amazing on the sun porch! 3 courses of deliciousness and our hosts were delightful. I highly recommend this as a nice quiet getaway in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to activities that you will have many options to stay busy. I also recommend Salvatores Italian restaurant. Also delicious!
The Hawthorn is a beautiful, tastefully maintained historic property. It is a perfect quiet retreat just outside of Kansas City. The innkeeper was excellent and attentive welcoming. The breakfast was amazing. Totally recommend this peaceful getaway.
My wife and I booked two nights at the Woodstock Inn to celebrate a birthday and to enjoy some alone time from the kids. The Inn is conveniently located, yet just enough off the beaten path to be sort of "out-of-the way". We stayed in the English room and found it to be comfortable, clean and homey. The English room is a luxury room, so designated by the presence of a very nice jet tub. The bed was comfortable and we both slept very well. During our stay, we made use of a large library of DVD's located in the first floor sitting room as the T.V. in our room had an integrated DVD player. Breakfasts were excellent, served at a common table in the dining room with all other guests staying at the Inn. We both loved this atmosphere as conversation with new friends flows freely in such a setting. In fact, this area became a meeting place for all the guests and we just hung out and talked. While at the Inn, we booked a couples massage (my first). Next time I'm there, I will definitely do that again. B.J. and Jenny set the standard by which all other massages in my life will be judged. Since we were on a get-away weekend, we arranged a private romantic dinner. Again, I was not disappointed. I had a filet which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Next time I am at the Inn, I will definitely do this again too; thanks Chef Nancy! Not to forget the best, I left it for the last. Pam, the inn keeper, was attentive to our every need. She goes out of her way to assure you have a pleasant stay and are satisfied with your bed and breakfast experience. As soon as you arrive she somehow becomes like a member of the family. We began referring to her as "Aunt Pam" and both my wife and I agreed that being at Woodstock Inn is like being at "Aunt Pam's house." I'll go back again.
We came up from Joplin to catch the Chiefs game on Christmas Day. Jim met us promptly at check in time and got us squared away quickly so we could head towards the game which was only a few minutes away from their location. The flexible breakfast time was perfect after being out late the night before and the accommodations were comfortable and private. Next time we are in KC we will book again!
My wife and I stayed as part of our 5th Anniversary weekend trip to Kansas City. The Hawthorn was an outstanding ding choice. Great service and friendliness. Room was perfectly clean and everything we could ask for. Breakfast was amazing. Highly recommened!
The French Riviera room was perfect for my sisters and I to get together for a few days. It's slept the 3 of us comfortable. There's plenty to do around town and the breakfasts were amazing. Pam was very accommodating and friendly. We would stay here again!
We had a wonderful dinner, then went to our room and found more than most high end hotels offer. Bath robes, toiletries all the way down to a shaving kit. Details are what make a stay special and this Ophelias takes care of the details. It is located in an small town square that offers a nice atmosphere for for everyone.
Beautiful, cozy decor and a bright, clean feel, homemade cookies upon arrival and a hearty breakfast in the morning were just part of our positive experience. Our hostess, Pam, went above and beyond to make sure all her guests had a stellar experience both at the B & B and in the community. Great stay!
The rooms were spotless and beautifully decorated. We stayed one weeknight and one Saturday night. During the week, breakfast was disappointing. Basically, coffee and bagel with fruit. If you stay Saturday, the Sunday brunch is amazing...delicious blueberry bread pudding, bacon, eggs, prime rib, lobster mac n cheese. It was fabulous. We will stay there again, especially on a Saturday night.
This was our first bed and breakfast experience and w couldn't have asked for a better stay. Our room was beautifully decorated and spacious. The Sunday brunch was the best we have had! We will definitely be returning in the near future!!
Pam was an outstanding hostess! She provided excellent customer service and created amazing, over the top breakfasts! The room was cozy and clean. I highly recommend "Woodstock B&B" and we will certainly return again. -Scott Tucker
My wife and I stumbled across this place while looking for a hotel near Kauffman Stadium. We were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful this boutique hotel was. The room was very affordable and we were allowed to enjoy the Sunday Brunch. This brunch was absolutely top notch! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a romantic getaway. The restaurant can be a little pricey, but the food and drink selection is amazing.
My husband and I live in the KC Area and decided to get out of the house for a couple nights. We are having our second baby in October and were able to get family to watch our daughter for a few nights so we could enjoy some much needed alone time. Jim and Wendy were great hosts. They were happy to have conversations with you if you welcomed it, but just as happy to leave you with privacy. We stayed in the Bibler suite. The bed was very comfortable and they provided plenty of pillows (which was super important since I am pregnant). The bathroom was a little small, but the heat and pressure in the shower were fantastic and made up for the size. Complementary drinks and snacks were a welcome luxury. Between the bedroom, living room and kitchenette, we had more space than we could even use. The breakfasts each morning were delicious and well balanced. We especially loved the baked goods- muffins one morning and pancakes the next. During the days, we went to the city and found that though the B&B is tucked away in a beautiful little neighborhood, it was very close to the highways. It was a very welcome escape.
This was my husband and I's first Bed and Breakfast experience and we are totally in love! The room and mansion were incredible clean. The bed was very comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and we will be back!
My wife and I just wanted to get away for a couple of days, so we decided to go down to Independence and stay at Hawthorn. We are so glad we did. The innkeepers were great, the room was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were outstanding. I would definitely consider this trip again.
We only stayed one night at the Inn at Ophelia's but the room we stayed in was amazing! We were coming to Kansas City for a concert that was being held at Arrowhead stadium and rather than pay the outrages fees for hotels next to the stadium, we decided to give Ophelia's a try. It was much nicer than any hotel we would have gotten for the same price! And it was just a quick drive to the stadium. The beds are very comfortable, and the decor is modern. Very nice staff as well. If we ever come back to stay around Kansas City, we will most definitely stay here again!
Hawthorn is a hidden gem in Independence, MO. The owners are extremely personable and focused on guest comfort. The house itself is a beautiful example of early 20th century upper class living. It was a wonderful weekend.