Monday, June 6, 2011

Summers at Hawthorn

Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, has seen 111 summers.  In the 1900’s, John Gallagher, the original owner of Hawthorn, and his family spent their summers in what was then “the country.”  As soon as school was dismissed in Kansas City in June, John and his family traveled the twelve miles to Hawthorn, their beautiful country home in Independence, Missouri.

Times haven’t really changed that much.  It’s June!  Summer is here and our bed and breakfast guests have lots of opportunities for summer activities!  Whether it’s an evening baseball game at the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium, a major musical production at Starlight Theater, or the latest exhibit at Union Station, they look forward to summer events.  Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, is so conveniently located that an outing to any of Kansas City’s premier venues is only minutes away!

For Civil War enthusiasts, The Truman Library and Museum is now hosting the exhibit “Steamboats to Steam Engines: George Caleb Bingham’s Missouri, 1819-1879” and his famous painting “Order No. 11” in acknowledgment of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  The Library and Bingham-Waggoner Estate are located a short distance from Hawthorn and are popular Independence visitor destinations.

Lake Jacomo, the area’s 970-acre lake is just a half-an-hour east of Hawthorn in Fleming Park.  It’s one of the County’s most popular recreational areas.  Visitors can enjoy colorful sailboat regattas, while pontoon boaters take leisurely cruises across the lake!  Fishing, swimming or windsurfing… whatever your pleasure, Lake Jacomo affords a relaxing outing for water fans.

Spend a summer weekend at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, in Independence, Missouri.  It’s a great way to celebrate the season!

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

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