Originally built as the home of a wealthy local business man in 1865, the Georgian mansion now known as the Silver Heart Inn has long been a prominent landmark in Independence, Missouri. Innkeepers Melanie and Perry Johnson purchased the home in 2012 and converted it into a bed and breakfast which opened a year later. Since then, they’ve been welcoming guests from all over the country and the world to their beautiful historic home.

Modern Amenities in Historic Independence, Missouri

The inn retains much of its original character with gorgeous craftsmanship and stunning decor. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect modern conveniences and amenities. In fact, the inn has WiFi, flat screen TVs and other modern touches to make your stay comfortable. A handicap accessible exterior ramp, roll-in shower and an elevator make the property highly accessible for guests that use wheelchairs.

There are four comfortable rooms to choose from in the inn’s main house, each individually decorated with their own unique theme and beautifully appointed with tasteful furnishings and extra touches to make your stay special. There are also two separate, nicely decorated cottages available for booking – the Wren Cottage and the Beach Cottage. The cottages are perfect for romantic getaways where you’d like a bit more privacy, or longer term stays. They offer roomier accommodations with full kitchens, laundry facilities and electric fireplaces.

The inn’s common areas add additional room to enjoy during your vacation. The charming courtyard makes a nice place to relax with its picket fence border and fountain. Alternatively, retreat to the covered porch for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink. All guests are welcome to use the spa on the open air porch free of charge. Aromatherapy scents are available to make your soak extra special and relaxing.

Each morning, inn guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared with their individual dietary needs in mind. You can choose to dine at communal tables with other guests or at your own private table for a more intimate experience.

The Convenience of Kansas City in Quiet Suburbia

The inn is conveniently located about a mile away from the Truman Library and Museum and the historic Independence Square. Kansas City and it’s many attractions are just 15 minutes away. If you love history, Independence is a great place to get your fill. Take a covered wagon through the historic town, visit Civil War heritage sites, and check out the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum to learn all about President Truman, who spent much of his life in Independence.

The inn is perfectly situated, close enough to Kansas City to enjoy all of its attractions, but far enough away in a quieter neighborhood that you don’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle unless you want to.

Sports fans might want to head into the city to check out a KC Royals or Chiefs game. Both stadiums are easily reachable from the inn. Of course, you can’t visit the Kansas City area without sampling a local barbecue joint or two. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Plowboys are both a good place to start if you’re looking for delicious, fuss-free local fare.

Host Your Next Event at the Silver Heart Inn

The Silver Heart Inn is also available to be used for special events. Everything from luncheons and teas to small weddings and even murder mystery dinners have been held here. If you are looking for a special event venue in the Independence area, you should certainly check out the Silver Heart Inn.

Romantic Getaways

If you are looking for a historic home to set the stage for your next romantic getaway, the Silver Heart Inn offers several different Romance Getaway Packages that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic vacation. Choose from options such as rose petals on the bed, hand-dipped strawberries and couples massages as well as fruit and cheese plates and dinner out at a local restaurant.

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