Circa 1856. Magnificent columns stand sentry by the front door, while a white picket fence surrounds a courtyard with bubbling fountain. The inn's screened-in porch provides a comfortable place to sit at the end of the day. Nestled on the grounds of the Midwest inn, the essence of the ocean abounds in the nautically-themed private Beach Cabin boasting one bedroom, a full kitchen, and electric fireplace. Four guest rooms in the Main House offer unique decor from the Shirley Gamble Room with Asian influences to the peaceful, soft teal and gold Roy Gamble Room. Free Wi-Fi, Keurig hot beverage service, and TVs with DVDs and Netflix are provided in all of the elegant guest rooms. A chandelier lights the Avanell Gable Dining Room where inventive dishes with local ingredients are served each morning. The inn is conveniently located within one mile of historic Independence Square and 15 minutes from many Kansas City attractions.