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."