Stone-Yancey House Bed and Breakfast

421 N Lightburne St, Liberty, Missouri 64068
Innkeeper(s): Carolyn & Steve Hatcher
 
  • Introduction

    Enjoy your stay in one of our 3 lovely rooms, each with private baths, queen or king beds, a sitting area, a work area with high speed wired and wireless internet, TV's with DVD players, and more!  Relax in our guest parlor, which features a fireplace, piano, books, and games for your enjoyment.  Or snuggle up in your room and enjoy a movie from our DVD library.

    Your delicious 3-course breakfast features homemade breads or muffins, fruit, hot or cold cereal, and a main course with a hot entree, perhaps lemon soufflé pancakes, an omelet roll, eggs benedict, caramel french toast, or other yummy offerings.  Early morning coffee or tea will be right outside your door!

    In the evenings, sweets await you in the dining room.  Be sure to save room for them after dinner.

    We also offer many special packages designed to make your stay a most memorable experience.  Picnic baskets, flowers/chocolates, and movie snacks packages add a special touch to your visit.

    We will be happy to direct you to the local sights, restaurants, museums, or other places of interest.  Just ask!  We can even help plan your itinerary to make the most of your stay here in Liberty.

    Carolyn and Steve Hatcher, Innkeepers.

     

  • Amenities

    Although each of our accommodations is unique, each one comes with the following amenities for your comfort:
    • King or Queen sized bed with blanket, comforter and luxury linens
    • Private bath
    • Extra pillows
    • Two comfortable chairs
    • Luggage rack
    • Fluffy bathrobes
    • Handmade soaps
    • Conditioning shampoo and hand lotion
    • Hair dryer
    • Alarm clock
    • High speed wired/wireless internet
    • HD TV/DVD player with satellite TV and radio
    • Closet or armoire and dresser for your belongings
    • Desk/work area
    In addition, a guest fridge stocked with soft drinks and bottled water is located just outside your door, along with an early-morning coffee bar with our Deneen Pottery signature mugs, books, magazines, and a DVD library for your use.  Iced tea and lemonade are available upon request, as is ironing service.

    Multiple Night Special

    Reserve the Stone or Withers Room for two consecutive nights and we'll give you a 10% discount on the second night when you arrive; reserve the third consecutive night and we'll give you a 20% discount on the third night!
     
    Enjoy life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…
  • Area Attractions

    Wondering what to see and do in the Liberty area? We'll be glad to offer suggestions, and to help you plan an itinerary. There is far too much to see and do to list it all here -- just ask and we can provide much more information.

    Shopping:

    Browse antique shops, home décor, fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, and more on and near our historic town square.

    There is also much more shopping and restaurants nearby, with standard stores such as Target and Wal-Mart.  We will be happy to direct you.

    Museums and Archives:

    Visit the Clay County Historical Museum, the Jesse James Bank Museum, and the Historic Liberty Jail, all on or near the historic town square.  The Clay County Archives and Historical Library is just off the square.  Step back in time at the Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park just a couple of miles to the west.

    Parks:

    Enjoy Stocksdale Park, with a fishing lake, or several jogging trails around the Liberty area.  Visit Watkins Mill State Park just a few miles north, or Smithville Lake a short drive away.  And the Cardinal Hill Golf Course is just up the road.

    Jesse James sites:

    Besides the Jesse James Bank Museum, you can visit Jesse's birthplace at the James Farm in nearby Kearney, MO, or where he was killed in St. Joseph, MO (a little further afield).  We will be happy to provide directions and further information.

    Education:

    Liberty is the home of William Jewell College, located within easy walking distance from The Stone-Yancey House.

    Entertainment:

    The Corbin Theatre Company, located on the Liberty Historic Downtown Square, provides live theatrical and musical entertainment.  The Liberty Symphony Orchestra (made up of William Jewell College students, faculty and members of the Kansas City area community) presents a series of four regular concerts and a series of educational concerts.  The Liberty Cinema 12 features first run movies.  Just a short drive up the road to Kearney is the Kearney Amphitheater, an outdoor venue featuring some great entertainment.

    Other sites and attractions:

    There are many other sites and attractions in the surrounding Clay County and nearby Kansas City metropolitan area.  Just let us know if you need maps, directions or more information.

    Recurring events:

    • First Saturdays, November through April -- Liberty Heritage History Seminars
    • First Saturdays, May through October -- Liberty Heritage Walking Tours of Liberty's historic districts, buildings and cemeteries
    • Last Saturday of the month, April thru August -- Cruise Night on the Square features classic cars and their owners from 4pm to 8pm in Historic Downtown Liberty
    • Saturdays, May through October -- Farmer's Market -- Historic Downtown Liberty
    • Wednesdays, May through October -- Farmer's Market -- Crowley's Furniture parking lot, Liberty
    • Check out the Corbin Theatre events

    Other calendars:

    • City of Liberty, MO calendar
    • Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri (CWRTWM) calendar *
    • Historic Downtown Liberty calendar
    • Kansas City events on VisitKC.com

    * Enjoy these presentations as part of the 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial activities.  For other Civil War related events, visit the Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri calendar.

  • Guest Comments

    Here is what just a few of our guests are saying about The Stone-Yancey House:

     "What a great B&B!  One of the best we have ever stayed in.  The Withers Room was truly awesome.  The early a.m. coffee was a blessing and your cooking was out of this world!  We will surely be back if we ever visit Liberty again."
        -- K. & C. V., Pueblo West, Colorado
         
    "We came to your wonderful B&B with 3 hours of sleep.  We left refreshed and grateful we discovered your excellent home.  The food was wonderful, the room extremely comfortable."
        -- T. & M. B., Neenah, Wisconsin
         
    "Although our stay was short, it was a wonderful way to ring in the new year.  Everything was exquisite.  The whirlpool tub was amazing.  Your attention to detail and organization of everything was amazing.  Thank you!"
        -- D. & C. B., Kansas City, Missouri
         
    "Thank you Steve & Carolyn for a great stay.  Hopefully next time we can spend more time at the house, it was beautiful.  Breakfast was great & conversation was excellent.  Why do we ever stay at hotels?  Thanks again."
        -- G. & P. S., Ankeny, Iowa
         
    "It's been a wonderful stay!  Your home is beautiful and cozy.  It feels just like coming home away from home.  Except that we don't have to cook.  Your food was fantastic."
        -- J. & L. B., Belton, Missouri
         
    "Thank you so much for a comfortable, friendly stay at your bed and breakfast.  We are quite impressed with the finishing detail and craftsmanship that you have put into your home.  What a lovely piece of work.  Breakfast was as magnificent as the house.  Thanks for sharing your home with us."
        -- R. & P. S., Indianola, Iowa
         
    "Another wonderful stay at your beautiful home!  We have so enjoyed the wonderful Christmas decor!  The breakfasts were out of this world delicious!  Your warmth and kind spirit are two of the best parts of staying here!
        -- P. & V. A., Greenwood, Indiana
         
    "As frequent B&Ber's we know the difference and you do it right.  Enjoyed the stay."
        -- J. & S. H., Branson, Missouri
         
    "We had a relaxing and wonderful stay.  The proximity to the William Jewell campus is perfect as we visit our student son.  Your decorating is very thoughtful and tasteful, with very nice touches throughout the house.  Thanks for a wonderful stay."
        -- R. & C. F., Golden, Colorado
         
    "What an exquisite retreat you have created here!  We are grateful for the gracious welcome we (and our adult children) have been given during our stay(s).  Everything was delightful, ... perfect, ... delicious.  Bravo!  We look forward to other visits."
        -- S. & M. W., Liberty, Missouri

        
    "A 'bed & breakfast' with heart & soul!  Thank you for your gift of hospitality."
        -- C. S. & S. P., Omaha, Nebraska
         
    "After staying again at the Stone-Yancey B&B, I don't want to go back to impersonal motels.  You have made us fans of trying the B&B route.  You make it feel like staying with favorite relatives who "knock themselves out" to make your vacation so special.  Thanks for such a comfortable stay and delicious food."
        -- B. & R. P., Lincoln, Nebraska
         
    "Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing weekend.  Your B&B is just fantastic.  We enjoyed visiting with you both and sharing our interest in history.  The breakfasts and desserts were so delicious!  Carolyn, you have spoiled my husband.  We had a great 40th wedding anniversary."
        -- A. & T. W., Overland Park, Kansas
         
    "Thank you so much for the most extraordinary stay.  I have really enjoyed my two nights here and as a fellow innkeeper think that your place is the nicest and best attention to detail I have seen yet.  Looking forward to coming back."
        -- B.S., Columbia, Missouri
         
    "Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at the Stone-Yancey House.  You helped make our wedding anniversary truly special.  The house is beautiful, you have done a marvelous job with decorating and special touches.  The Withers Room is very spacious and comfortable.  Thanks for the delicious breakfast and the genealogy chat.  We've stayed at many bed and breakfast inns, and this is certainly one of the nicest."
        -- M. & P. G., Overland Park, Kansas
         
    "Talk about an accommodating home away from home.  I would recommend this to our best friends."
        -- L. & D. R., Perryville, Missouri
         
    "The entire stay exceeded our expectations.  The best place we've stayed in the K.C. area."
        -- J. B., Bentonville, Arkansas
         
    "Can't every B&B be just like this one?  Just perfect!"
        -- D. G., St. Louis, Missouri
         
    Puts many a 5-star hotel to shame.  As good as it gets.  Your hospitality and house exceeded our expectations by a large margin.  The extra help you gave us in our hour of need as refugees from Hurricane Ike was wonderful.  We would love to see you in our country - Scotland."
        -- B. & M. L., Aberdeen, Scotland
         
    "Best hospitality ever experienced.  Sets the example of what a B&B should be!"
        -- J. W., Dumfries, Virginia
         
    "Our 1st B&B in the USA and what a wonderful experience!  Sumptuous accommodation and a 'swim' in the amazing bath aided luxurious sleep!  The breakfast was so delicious and most beautifully presented in your elegant dining room.  The sheer luxury of your establishment is in the detail!!  A feast for the eyes and senses and boy did we indulge and relax.  Thank you for your amazing gift of hospitality -- you've sent us on our way rejoicing & refreshed."
        -- F. & L. F., Inverness, Scotland
         
    "The best of the best in any way imaginable!"
        -- L. & J. B., Round Rock, Texas
         
    "New favorite spot to stay. The house is beautiful - the innkeepers awesome!"
        -- V. H., Liberty, Missouri
         
    "This was the warmest, most friendly experience we've ever had away from home!"
        -- F. & J. G., Marathon, Florida
         
    "Our new favorite.  It's a 1st class B&B.  Reasonable price.  Hospitality - above & beyond!"
        -- M. & M. O., Kansas City, Missouri
         
    "REMARKABLE PLACE!  The restoration is magnificent, but even more impressive was the warmth - you have not missed a single detail that might make one's visit special - our best B&B experience ever."
        -- J. & S. G., Kirksville, Missouri
         
    "Can I move in?!  Thank you for a wonderful time.  Your home is beautiful, breakfast was wonderful and your company most pleasant.  We truly enjoyed our stay here.  We have always wanted to stay at a B&B and finally did to celebrate our anniversary...  I don't think we could have picked a nicer place.  We will be back and we will send others!"
        -- R. & C. T., Independence, Missouri
         
    "What a wonderful find!  Your home is beautifully restored and very tastefully done.  We enjoyed a wonderful night on a plush bed, relaxing waterfall shower and a great movie to boot!  Just what we wanted in a relaxing vacation.  The food was wonderful and all the extra little touches made for a delightful stay.  We've found a great place to stay in our favorite little town.  We'll be back!"
        -- J. & J. W., Ames, Iowa
         
    "What a beautifully restored home.  You can feel your passion thru the decor and warmth you have displayed.  Thanks for sharing the restoration story with us.  Everything was excellent.  Keep up the good work."
        -- B. B., Kansas City, Missouri
         
    "Employers have sent me to many parts of the world.  My travels have included stays in some of the finest hotels, where I have enjoyed comfort.  But I must say that I have never been able to assert that my stay was "happy".  Until I chanced upon your incredible Bed & Breakfast.  The Stone-Yancey is splendid - its furnishing elegant and tasteful; its atmosphere serene, but most important, its owners, one of the most accommodating and pleasant people I've met.  Thanks for your hospitality, kind welcome, and sumptuous breakfast.  An experience impossible to forget."
        -- Y. G., Charlottesville, Virginia
         
    "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your Bed & Breakfast.  The food, hospitality and furnishings were wonderful.  We would love to come back again when we come to Missouri."
        -- J. & E. S., Manassas, Virginia

  • Directions

    From Kansas City International Airport: 

    As you leave the airport, take I-29 south toward Kansas City.  After 4.5 miles, take exit 9A, MO Highway 152, towards Liberty.  Continue on Highway 152 for approximately 12 miles to Liberty.  Continue on Highway 152 (it will turn into Kansas St. after you enter Liberty).  Continue through several stop lights.  After you pass the Liberty Junior High School, the street narrows and becomes a one-way street.  Three blocks past the town square is a stop sign at Lightburne St.  Turn left onto Lightburne St. (be careful, Lightburne traffic does NOT stop).  At the top of the hill you will see a blinking yellow caution light.  The Stone-Yancey House is on your right, just before you reach the caution light.  There is a 30-mph speed limit sign in front of the house.  There are two driveways just past the house, turn in the first drive and park at the back of the drive, marked with the Guest Parking sign.  During inclement weather, please feel free to drop off your bags at the front walk.  Please come to the front door and ring the twist bell.

    From downtown Kansas City: 

    Take I-35 north following the signs for Des Moines.   Take exit 16, MO Highway 152, marked Liberty.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp.  Highway 152 will turn into Kansas St. as you enter Liberty.  Continue on MO152/Kansas St. through several stop lights. After you pass the Liberty Junior High School, the street narrows and becomes a one-way street.  Three blocks past the town square is a stop sign at Lightburne St.  Turn left onto Lightburne St. (be careful, Lightburne traffic does NOT stop).  At the top of the hill you will see a blinking yellow caution light.  The Stone-Yancey House is on your right, just before you reach the caution light.  There is a 30-mph speed limit sign in front of the house.  There are two driveways just past the house, turn in the first drive and park at the back of the drive, marked with the Guest Parking sign.  During inclement weather, please feel free to drop off your bags at the front walk.  Please come to the front door and ring the twist bell.

    From the north via I-35 (Des Moines, Iowa): 

    Take exit 20 to US69. Turn left onto MO33/Lightburne St.  You will pass the Hallmark Distribution Center on your left.  At the top of the hill there is a blinking caution light.  The Stone-Yancey House is just past the caution light on your left.  There are two driveways just before the house, turn in the second drive and park at the back of the drive, marked with the Guest Parking sign.  During inclement weather, please feel free to drop off your bags at the front walk.  Please come to the front door and ring the twist bell.

    From the south (Independence and Lees Summit, Missouri): 

    Take MO Highway 291 north to Liberty. At the "Y" intersection of MO291 and Leonard Street (third stoplight after you cross the Missouri River) bear slightly right onto Leonard Street.  There is a Conoco gas station in the middle of the "Y" intersection.  Continue on Leonard Street through the stop light at Mill Street.  At this point Leonard Street changes to Lightburne Street.  At the top of the hill you will see a blinking yellow caution light.  The Stone-Yancey House is on your right, just before you reach the caution light.  There is a 30-mph speed limit sign in front of the house.  There are two driveways just past the house, turn in the first drive and park at the back of the drive, marked with the Guest Parking sign.  During inclement weather, please feel free to drop off your bags at the front walk.  Please come to the front door and ring the twist bell.

  • Weddings

    The Stone-Yancey House can host your small wedding or event!
    We offer the perfect place to hold your small (25 attendees or less) wedding, baby or bridal shower, bridge club get-together, business meeting, or other small event.  We provide a unique setting for your social event or meeting, away from your home or office environment.
     
    Give us a call for details.