Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The B and B Experience

Travel around the United States staying in the popular chain hotels, and you’ll soon notice the many similarities between lodgings.  The rooms are generally furnished alike and the amenities are comparable.  Hotels and motels provide a much needed service for travelers; especially for those on a schedule.

For those travelers whose schedules are less structured and more relaxed, a night or weekend at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, in historic Independence, Missouri, offers an experience to be remembered.  Our large, well appointed guest rooms, all with private baths, provide guests with comfortable yet elegant furnishings.  The one hundred ten-year old, three-story, seventeen room mansion, with its six original fireplaces represents the amazing craftsmanship and architecture of the early 1900’s.

Breakfast is quite an experience at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast.  Hosts and owners, Wendy and Jim Allen, prepare and serve each morning’s bountiful cuisine to overnight guests.  Today’s hardy fare includes fresh fruits, just-baked muffins, bacon or sausage, omelets filled with savory vegetables, and a generous portion of Jim’s famous breakfast potatoes.   A long-held Vermont family secret ingredient tops off the potatoes.  But if guests ask, Jim happily shares the sweet-tasting secret!

When you make travel plans for our area, be sure you book your stay at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast in Independence, Missouri.  The rooms, the breakfast, everything about your stay will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year from Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast!

Jim and Wendy Allen, owners and hosts of Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, in Independence, Missouri, take great pleasure in wishing you a very Happy New Year!

It is our hope to be able to include you and your family at one of our many 2011 special events.  Hawthorn’s event calendar is filling up with garden weddings, family reunions, dinner parties and luncheons.  For travelers, our large, well-appointed bed and breakfast guest rooms with breakfast on the sun porch or in the formal dining room will make your overnight stay a memorable occasion.

Historic Independence, Missouri and the Kansas City Metropolitan area offer many unique opportunities for cultural events, concerts, sporting activities, Truman-era history and holiday excursions.  Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, is located minutes from downtown Kansas City, making it convenient to the City, but situated in the quiet residential community of Independence, Missouri.  Our large two-acre estate has ample private off-street parking and several beautifully landscaped gardens to make your stay with us enjoyable and relaxing.

When looking at your 2011 calendar to make travel and lodging arrangements or to schedule a special occasion for your family and friends, please contact us at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, in Independence, Missouri, to assist you with your plans.

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