Local Experiences

Writing Weeks & Weekends

Writer’s Retreats at

Woodstock Inn B&B

We would like to invite you to a writer’s week or weekend at Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast. It’s the perfect time to cozy in and produce the kind of writing you have always dreamed of! Kimberly Morgan, owner of the inn, is an active writer with two novels, a screenplay, and several plays to her credit. Would you like to join Kim for a week of focused writing?
The intent for the writer’s retreats is to give writers a chance to get away and focus completely on their writing. Woodstock Inn offers private rooms with en suite bathrooms. There are nooks and crannies throughout the property that you can tuck into and write. Breakfast is served every morning, and a boxed lunch is included midday. There are easy, paved walking spaces around the inn to help get the kinks out. In the evening, enjoy the historic Independence Square for dinner in a selection of nice restaurants, or use our kitchen to prepare something simple.
Evenings will include gatherings around the fireplace to help inspire you. Gatherings will include writing tips and takeaways, discussion of work, and the chance to share your work with others. Take off in the middle of a talk if you get inspired to write. We don’t mind. The week is focused on you being able to produce the writing you have longed to create.
Week price: $775 single occupancy. (There are a few rooms that can accommodate 2 people. price for double occupancy: $475 per person.)
Weekend price: $350 single occupancy (There are a few rooms that can accommodate 2 people. Price for double occupancy $225 per person.)
Come and join us on one of the following weeks or weekends…

  • March 15-22 Writers Week – Celebrating British Isles! Do you want to write about castles and cottages, kings and paupers? This is your chance. This week includes a party to celebrate the Irish!
  • April 10-12 Writing weekend – Christian writing weekend. Inspirational writing is one of the top genres to write in. Don’t miss this great weekend!
  • May 1-3 Writing weekend – Want an international setting to your novel? This is the weekend to virtually explore the world with traveler, Kim Morgan.

Go to our website and make these arrangements (WoodstockInnMo.com) or contact the innkeeper directly at 816.886.5656.

LOVE is in the Air!

Experience Romance at Woodstock Inn

Romance Special at 

Woodstock Inn B&B

Valentine’s Day Weekend 2020 

Woodstock Inn is set to provide you with the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s day!

  • We have a yummy, specially baked Valentine cookie for you or your loved one.
  • If you stay with us on the 14th, we’ll give you 10% off your room on the 15th & 16th.
  • And if you need help with that romantic letter, gift card, or love note, our resident author and romance novelist, owner, Kim Morgan, is happy to offer guidance with expressing your LOVE!
  • We can help you with adding on amenities such as
    • a dozen of long-stemmed roses
    • a dozen chocolate covered strawberries,
    • chocolate fondue, or
    • couples massage.
  • to make this Valentine’s Day SUPER SPECIAL!

Go to our website and make these arrangements (WoodstockInnMo.com) or contact the innkeeper directly at 816.886.5656.

LOVE is in the AIR!

Christian Creatives appearing at Woodstock Inn B&B Saturday, October 5th at 6pm

Appearing at Woodstock Inn B&B Saturday, October 5th at 6pm!

Join us Saturday, October 5th beginning at 6pm for a FREE concert and book signing with soon-to-be recording Christian singer Charles Sperry and author Kim Morgan. Charles has been a well-known singer in the local area, and will be taking reservations for his upcoming album. Kim will be available for sales of her Christian romance book series.
RAIN or SHINE! The concert will be open air so please bring your camp chair as outdoor seating at the inn is limited. If rainy weather happens don’t worry, our Event Center at 1210 W. Lexington will accommodate all. Enjoy some refreshments that will be offered on a donation basis. The concert is free for all and Kim will be selling and signing her books.

Christian singer Charles Sperry

Christian singer Charles Speery | Woodstock Inn B&B

Appearing at Woodstock Inn B&B!

Come and listen to soon-to-be recording Christian singer Charles Sperry. Charles has been a well-known singer in the local area, and for the first time will be performing professionally at Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast on Saturday, October 5, at 6 p.m. He will be presenting some powerful original songs that will become part of his recorded collection.  Charles joins the ranks of other recording artists who have sung at Woodstock Inn including folk singers Madison Ward and the Mama Bear, now of international fame. 

The concert will be open air so please bring your camp chair as outdoor seating at the inn is limited.  Enjoy some refreshments that will be offered on a donation basis. The concert is free for all. Come and enjoy the beautiful fall weather as we celebrate with Christian singer/songwriter Charles Sperry.

Charles Sperry recording

Ghostly Adventures in Independence!

Ghostly Adventures in Independence! | Woodstock Inn Mo

Ghostly Adventures in Independence!

We are a historic ‘wild west’ town so of course we have some stories to tell and fun activities for October in Independence. If you’re looking for some paranormal activity or just looking for something different to do, enjoy the spirited fun at several of the historic sites. (The events below are NOT in any kind of order)

Vaile Mansion | Woodstock Inn Mo Independence Mo

New Additions:

Bingham Waggoner Estate | Independence Mo

Presidential history in Independence!

Yes, he was the 33rd President
of the United States

Our beautiful Truman Library is evolving and in recognition of the 75th anniversary of his presidency, the Truman Library and Truman Library Institute have developed a momentous plan to use Truman’s life and legacy to inform, inspire, educate, and engage a 21st-century audience at an increasingly critical time in our nation’s history.

Yes, the library itself will be closed for almost a year but the research library, Truman Home, Visitors Center on the Independence Square are still open during library renovations. Woodstock Inn owner Kim Morgan can happily help you create a satisfying historical tour of the sites of the 33rd president of the United States.

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Getting Fit in the Fall 2019

A Healthy Week at
Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast
Oct. 27-Nov 2

You asked, we have organized a great week of fitness and fun at Woodstock Inn B&B, Independence’s international bed and breakfast. At Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast each room has a European theme, and we love to draw people from all over the United States and the world. For this first ever healthy week at Woodstock, we have extended a special invitation to our UK friends to join us for a week of music and some country western fun. It’s a week of getting on track in advance of the holidays, and taking a little time for you. “Get fit and flexible in an environment committed to bringing physical, mental, and spiritual balance to your life.” That is the mission of our guest instructors at Studio on Main. Also, we will have instructors for boot camp and dance. This is a great chance to learn something new in a supportive atmosphere.
Read on for a sample week of getting fit at Woodstock Inn…
Monday, Oct. 28
12 Lunch
1:30 Beginning reformer. Reformer classes use equipment such as cables and mats to increase strength and flexibility in a safe and supported environment.
2:00 Introduction to Studio on Main
5:00 Dinner
**Celine Dion concert
Tuesday, Oct. 29
8 Breakfast. Overview of the week by owner and week organizer, Kim Morgan
8:45 Stretch
9 Walk the historic sites and Independence Square. We will follow a set route passing by some of the historic western trail, but we will keep a good walking pace throughout.
10:30 Boot camp. This is a chance to see what you can do, work with partners, and have fun achieving exercise goals. Our boot camp instructor will cater our exercises to the class abilities.
12 Studio on Main. Tower. Work with a partner to stretch and strengthen. Fun!
1 Lunch
3:30 Piloxing. Piloxing combines boxing, pilates, and dance. There is music, laughing, bonding, and a good cardio workout throughout.
5 Dinner
6:30 Yoga
Cooking Seminar: Healthy French cooking. How the French approach good eating.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
8 Breakfast
9 Piloxing
10 Yoga or reformer
11 Jumpboard. A jumpboard attaches to the end of a reformer so that you are lying horizonally and springing off the board. It creates a feeling of weightlessness, and allows the heart rate to increase while protecting joints and improving bone health.
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Boot camp
5:30 Dinner
Dancing with Pure Dance Studio
Thursday, Oct. 31
8 Breakfast
9 Walk the Truman sites. This is another historic walk passing by the summer White House of former president Harry S. Truman.
10 Boot camp
12 Yoga
1 Lunch
2:30 Swimming
4  Tai Chi
5:30 Dinner
Mindfulness, and preparing good habits for home
Friday, Nov. 1
8 Breakfast
9 Walk
10 Boot camp
12 Lunch
1 Reformer
2:30 Dancing with Pure Dance Studio
4:00 Style seminar. A bit of pampering to celebrate the week.
Special dinner
Saturday, Nov. 2
8 Breakfast
9 Walk
10 Weigh out
11 Check out

The cost for 5 days accommodations in a private room with ensuite bathroom, all lunches and dinners, and all fitness activities is $960. If you want to attend the **Celine Dion concert on Monday night with us, that will cost about $100 depending on the tickets we can get at that time. 

SantaCaliGon Days 2019

47th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival
August 30th through September 2nd, 2019
(Labor Day Weekend)

SantaCaliGon Days | Independence MO

Mark your calendar for a weekend filled with amazing shopping in one of the Midwest’s best arts and crafts shows that includes more that 500 vendor booths to explore, unique food and live entertainment on two stages, and a carnival for the young and young at heart! Admission to the festival is FREE and all are welcome!

> Handmade, crafters, and food vendors (500+ vendor booths)
> Live music and performance on 2 stages
> Root Beer Chugging Contest (Sunday)
> Ice Cream Eating Contest (Sunday)
> Craft/DIY demonstrations
> Festival food
> Main Street 1949 Experience
>Pan for Gold
>One Room Schoolhouse
>Activities for the kids
> Antique Fire Trucks
> 1969 Huey Helicopter
> Fall photo opportunities

Friday, August 30th | 12 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, August 31st | 10 AM – 11 PM
Sunday, September 1st | 10 AM – 11 PM
Monday, September 2nd | 10 AM – 5 PM

Thursday, August 29th | 5 PM-Midnight
Friday, August 30th | 12 PM – Midnight
Saturday, August 31st | 10 AM – Midnight
Sunday, September 1st | 10 AM – Midnight
Monday, September 2nd | 10 AM – 5 PM

Independence Square
116 W. Lexington
Independence, MO 64050

Friday, August 30th
6:30 PM – Brad Cunningham Band
8:00 PM – Big Time Grain Company
9:30 PM – WYNONNA & The Big Noise

Saturday, August 31st
6:30 PM – Hudson Drive
8:00 PM – Edge of Forever – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band
9:30 PM – Whitey Morgan & the 78’s

Sunday, September 1st
“Class Reunion Night”
6:30 PM – The Rippers
8:00 PM – Special Forces – 38 Special Tribute Band
9:30 PM – Almost KISS

Friday, August 30th
5:00 PM – Sequoia Newland
6:00 PM – Alex Sons
7:30 PM – The Trace

Saturday, August 31st
10:00 AM – Claudia’s School of Dance & Gymnastics
11:00 AM – Cathy’s Creative Dance School
12:00 PM – Kim’s Dance Company
1:00 PM – Norita Taylor – Piano and Vocal
2:00 PM – Unity Studio
3:00 PM – Studio 3V Dance Center
4:00 PM – Suzette Sings featuring Brother John
5:00 PM – Julia Reynolds
7:30 PM – Jesse Kinch – Winner of ABC’s “Rising Star”

Sunday, September 1st
12:00 PM – Ice Cream Eating Contest
(Sponsored by Stewardship Capitol & Clinton’s Soda Fountain)
1:00 PM – Root Beer Chugging Contest (Sponsored by Polly’s Pop)
2:00 PM – Veterans Pinning Ceremony
3:00 PM – Carl Worden Band
6:00 PM – Havilah’s Fools Gold Country
7:30 PM – Prairie Moon

Monday, September 2nd
11:00 AM – High School Robotics Competition teams #1723 & #5801
12:30 PM – School of Rock
2:00 PM – Steve Sterner & Sundown

Let us know if you need a place to soak your aching feet or just a little quiet!

Trails & Truman–Aug. 29–Sept. 2

President Harry S Truman and daughter Margaret wedding day

Have you ever gone to see sites in far off places, but failed to visit and enjoy the history in your own back yard? Join professional tour organizer Kim Morgan on this most special of weekends in Independence, Missouri. Book now and enjoy 15% off your stay!

Day one:

Come and walk in the footsteps of adventurers, bandits, and people who have changed the world. Our guided weekend starts on Thursday with a horse and buggy visit. You will ride the streets where the early pioneers kitted out their caravans for the long trip west, view the jail that held Jesse James, and the first courthouse where Judge Truman presided. Enjoy a local Kansas City BBQ, or visit the carnival before the big crowds begin.

Day two:

SantaCaliGon Independence MO

On Friday, gear up for the largest festival weekend in town. The 47th annual SantaCaliGon days begins today on the historic Independence Square. Peruse over 500 vendor booths and take a swig of sarsaparilla (home-made root beer). Handmade goods, crafters, and food vendors from all over the region gather for the big weekend. Have a rest at the inn before the evening show starring none other than Wynonna and the Big Noise band!

Wynonna Judd | Woodstock Inn Independence MO

Day three:

Saturday, walk in the footsteps of Truman as you take a step back in time through the Truman Summer White House, Vaile Mansion and/or the Bingham-Waggoner estate. “I hope to be remembered as the people’s president,” Truman said. Indeed, the Truman story is one of the great American stories…and it started right here in Independence. Independence also has some beautiful church buildings known throughout the world.

Later, pop up to the square to fill in what you missed on Friday, and enjoy some of the special programming such as Main Street 1849 and the big carnival.

Day four:

Sunday is a chance to see some other famous Kansas City sites including the iconic Country Club Plaza, built in 1910 and still a world-class shopping area, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with beautiful American, Chinese, and European collections. Top off the evening with your choice of a gourmet dinner with a 360 view of Kansas City, a more down-home specialty restaurant, or a dinner and dancing venue at the Kansas City Power and Light district.

Country Club Plaza, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO

Day five:

Head out on Monday, or extend your vacation one more day

Book your four-night stay at Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast, and we will extend complimentary tickets to the horse and buggy ride, the Truman House, Vaile Mansion, and the Bingham-Waggoner Estate. (Tickets for up to 2 people).