Walnut Street Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to the Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, Springfield's only "Boutique Hotel"! From the moment you enter, you begin to feel its charm and personality. Hand-painted Corinthian columns frame the airy veranda while the porch swing invites you to come and relax. The innkeepers, Gary and Paula Blankenship will greet you at the beveled glass front door, and you will know immediately that your stay will be a unique experience, whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure. We also welcome children to stay at the inn!
Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is an urban oasis for our guests. It is in a Nationally Registered Historic District, one block off historic Route 66, and within walking distance to:
- gift shops, fine dining, and theatres and plays
- Hammons Field (home of the MSU Bears and our AA professional team, the Springfield Cardinals!)
- the Springfield Wolf Pack (Indoor Arena Football - American Indoor Football League),
- the Springfield Exposition Center
- concerts and symphony performances at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts and the JQH Arena.
Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect venue for Parties, Weddings, Family Gatherings and we offer Special Packages For Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Romantic Getaways, Etc.
The staff of Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is eager to assist you in any way. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special event. Let the Innkeepers help "orchestrate" a visit to Walnut Street Inn and Springfield, Missouri that is uniquely yours! The guest-oriented service begins with your phone call (or easy on-line reservation) to reserve a room.
And don't forget about our Breakfast!: Our CIA graduate, Chef Rita, is the reason visitors return again and again to the Inn. There are no continental breakfasts here! Our bountiful breakfasts, free with your room, are served from 7-9am during the week, and 8-10am on weekends and holidays. We use Millsap Farms for local, free range chicken eggs. You will always leave full and satisfied so, come on down!
Voted Best Bed and Breakfast in the Ozarks by the readers of
Springfield News Leader four years in a row
Country Inns Magazine "Top Twelve Inns In The Country"
Voted best Bed and Breakfast in the Ozarks by the readers of 417 Magazine
Featured in 417 Magazine - May 2004 ~ Twice reviewed wonderfully by Southern Living Magazine Columbia Tribune, Ozark Bride Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Midwest Motorist, Women's World Magazine, At Ease! Magazine, Springfield News Leader, The Romance of Country Inns by Gail Greco, Springfield Business Journal ....and numerous other media
Area AttractionsNeed some suggestions for dinner reservations? Then visit some of Walnut Street Inn's favorite local restaurants. You choose, then call us to make reservations!Click here for a map of our top local restaurants.Gilardi’s: 417-862-6400 An Italian restaurant only three houses West of the Inn, they serve wonderful Northern Italian food in a small, cozy atmosphere. The chef is the owner and he ensures the food is at its best. Soups, antipasti, salads, from traditional Caesar to Insalata di Barbabietole (beets, bleu cheese, walnuts and salad greens with champagne vinaigrette, finished with a touch of walnut oil), pastas cooked with lambshank Angus beef, veal, pork, chicken, eggplant, mushrooms, etc. The choice is difficult but the meal fabulous. Price range $9.50 - $27.75.Ebbetts Field: 417-865-5050: Our neighborhood "Cheers" where everyone knows your name! Just one block from the Inn, this local pub is the perfect place to grab a Boulevard Beer, watch the game and converse with the locals. Famous for burgers, try "Da Sandy" (named for Sandy Koufax):1/2 lb. Angus beef marinated in their special red hot sauce with provolone cheese. Price range $5.50 - $12.95. They are open Sundays!Haruno's Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill: 417-887-0077 Located at 3044 South Fremont Avenue*, this is our favorite sushi bar that is more than just a sushi bar! They are open daily for lunch and dinner and feature sushi chefs demonstrating their skills at the bar or by your table. *About three miles South of the Inn.If one of these sounds like what you are looking for, let us know and we would be glad to set up reservations for you! Just call 1-417-864-6346.Once you make your reservation, we can have the Springfield Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau send you information about all the great local attractions nearby. Are you a Civil War history enthusiast? Have you heard of Bass Pro Shop's Outdoor World, Missouri's #1 tourist attraction? Visit our new world class "Wonders of Wildlife" museum and aquarium
How to Locate Us
We are easy to find, honest. We are in the heart of the city at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Walnut Street, just North of Missouri State University. When you get close, just look up. There are two high-rise buildings directly North of us on John Q. Hammons Parkway.For those of you who travel by GPS, our Coordinates are North 37° 12.380, West 93° 16.908Directions to Walnut Street Inn from:AIRPORT: Airport Boulevard is the street that comes out of the airport going South. Take it until you get to Chestnut Expressway. Turn left (East). Go about 2.5 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn right (South) and go 6 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.ST. LOUIS: From I-44, take Exit 82-A/Highway 65 South to the Chestnut Expressway exit (2.8 miles). Turn right. Go 3 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.KANSAS CITY / BOLIVAR / KANSAS: Highway 13 becomes Kansas Expressway. From where Kansas Expressway crosses I-44 go 2.4 miles to Chestnut Expressway. Turn left. Go 1.7 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn right and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.JOPLIN / TULSA / OKLAHOMA: From I-44 East take the Highway 13/Kansas Expressway exit. Turn right. Go 2.4 miles to Chestnut Expressway. Turn left. Go 1.7 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn right and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.JEFFERSON CITY: Take Highway 54 to Camdenton. Turn left onto Highway 5 and go to Lebanon. Take I-44 west to Exit 82-A/Highway 65 South. Go 2.8 miles to Chestnut Expressway. Turn right. Go 3 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.BRANSON / ARKANSAS: From Highway 65 North, take the Chestnut Expressway Exit. Turn left. Go 3 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.CABOOL / MOUNTAIN GROVE / ROGERSVILLE / WILLOW SPRINGS / WEST PLAINS: From Highway 60, take the Highway 65 North exit. Go 5.7 miles to Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn left. Go 3 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.ASH GROVE / WILLARD / HWY 160: Take Highway 160 east/south. Turn left on Kearney Street. Turn right onto Kansas Expressway. Go 1.8 miles to Chestnut Expressway. Turn left. Go 1.7 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn right and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.SEDALIA: Take Highway 65 South to Springfield. Exit at Chestnut Expressway. Turn right. Go 3 miles to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and go 4 blocks. You’ll see us on the left corner.