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Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts Kansas City

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With gas prices soaring, Kansas Citians might be sticking a little bit closer to the homestead this summer. Instead of embarking on a cross-country journey, why not stay at one of Kansas City's best Bed and Breakfasts and enjoy the sites, sounds and attractions in and around this great city? From an award winning New England style B&B, to a sprawling country manor or an Urban getaway, you'll be sure to find the retreat you're looking for at Kansas City's Best Bed and Breakfasts.

1. Southmoreland on the Plaza

Southmoreland on the Plaza is one of the nation's premiere B&B's and is a six-time winner of the Mobil Four-Star award. Located just two blocks off Kansas City's famed Country Club Plaza, the Inn has that classic New England Bed and Breakfast feel coupled with boutique hotel amenities. With twelve guest rooms and a luxury suite in the Carriage House, Southmoreland is the perfect place for an in town retreat, vacation, or city get away. See why Southmoreland is About Kansas City's Top Pick.

2. LaFontaine

This all brick 1910 Colonial home has been beautifully restored and is listed on the Area Register of Historic Places. Located in the Southmoreland neighborhood at 43rd and Oak, the LaFontaine is just seconds from all the attractions the Country Club Plaza has to offer. With beautiful rooms and great surroundings-LaFontaine is a without a doubt a Kansas City gem.

3. Porch Swing Inn

Just a short jaunt north from downtown and minutes from the Kansas City Airport is the Porch Swing Inn, located in historic Parkville, Missouri. With four rooms, including the Calamity Jane and Molly Brown, you're sure to feel at home in this wonderful B&B. The Inn also serves a wonderful breakfast with all the amenities to gear you up for a day of shopping in Parkville. They also offer Romantic weekend getaway packages for you and your sweetie. Check their website for details.

4. Inn on Crescent Lake

If a weekend retreat away from Kansas City is what you're after, the Inn on Crescent Lake is the way to go. Located just 30 minutes or so north of downtown in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Inn is the spot for a relaxing getaway. The gorgeous 3 story Georgian Colonial mansion sits on 22 acres, boasts 10 beautfiful guest rooms, and is surrounded by two crescent-shaped ponds. Although there are plenty of things to do in Excelsior Springs, I'll bet you won't want to leave this relaxing oasis.

5. Gladstone Manor

This beautifully restored Victorian home is located in the Gladstone neighborhood of Kansas City--a wonderful area full of historic mansions in the Northeast area of town. The Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes and being fully restored boasts beautiful rooms, large library, wrap around porch and amazing gardens. The Kansas City Museum is also located within walking distance of the Inn--you're sure to love this in-town getaway.

6. Stone House Bed and Breakfast

This historic home is a Brookside landmark--which you can't miss when driving past it at 63rd and Wornall. This urban B&B is located within steps of all the great shopping, eating and antiquing there is to do in Brookside. With two luxurious suites and full breakfast is served in the dining room every morning--you'll love your stay at the Stone House in Brookside.

7. Benner House

Located about 20 minutes north of Kansas City, The Benner House in Weston is great for a weekend getaway. This Victorian gem has beautiful guest rooms, lovely gardens, a hot tub and in-ground pool to relax in. If you can't sit still--Weston and the surrounding area has plenty of things to see and do--from shopping, antiquing and dining to their annual Irish Festival and winery, owners Vanessa and Mark Miller are there for you at every beck and call..unless you don't want them to be.

8. Back in Thyme

Back in Thyme is nestled in quiet and quaint Bonner Springs, Kansas-not too far from anything in Kansas City. It's 20 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from downtown--making it a perfect spot for those who'd like to get away. Also nearby-Verizon Amphitheater, Village West, the Kansas Speedway and a host of other attractions, restaurants and things to do. If that's not enough, this beautifully restored home has a lovely breakfast, gourmet afternoon appetizers and dessert in the evenings.

9. Prairie Queen

This Bed and Breakfast is a 1868 Georgian mansion located in a quiet, historic neighborhood in Leavenworth, Kansas--a great spot for shopping, dining and touring around. The inn has three individually decorated guest rooms with private baths and serves a wonderful breakfast. They also provide special packages to meet all of your needs. Check their website for details.

10. Woodstock Inn

Honored as the BEST Bed & Breakfast in the Midwest by Inn Traveler Magazine--Independence, Missouri's Woodstock Inn serves up a piping hot breakfast and offers guest a wonderful stay in one of their luxury suites, superior, or standard guestrooms. Prices range from $87-$219 per night. You can tour historic Independence (home of President Harry S. Truman) and they even have wi-fi access if you just can't seem to get away.

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