Winter Hideaways

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Best Time Warp

Laurel Brooke Bed And Breakfast


Head back in time with a visit to Laurel Brooke Bed and Breakfast (22520 County Rd. M, Weston). This 40-acre farm in Weston features an old-timey farmstead with plenty of antique charm, and the restored red barn with its classic white trim welcomes guests. Each room has those old push button switches and antique furniture to help you leave the 20th Century behind, while antique sinks and clawfoot tubs offer plenty of historic charm. Curl up by the fireplace, stroll through the grounds or relax in the hot tub during your stay. Be sure to bring a warm jacket so you can wander through the property’s pecan grove, or head over to the fruit orchard and vineyard.   

A weekend trip to Weston pairs ultimate relaxation with scenic country views.

Things to Love

Perfect For: A quiet weekend getaway for two
The Best Part: The property offers a scenic and relaxing respite while still being close enough to downtown Weston, where antique shopping abounds. 
Nearby Fun: Load up on sweets to take back home at Main Street Galleria ( before heading to Snow Creek (1 Snow Creek Dr., Weston, 816-640-2200, for some ski time.
Don’t Forget to Pack: A picnic blanket and a jacket for a cozy picnic on the property grounds
Cost Per night: $140
Where to Find It: Weston is less than an hour northwest of Kansas City
More Information: Visit or call 816-640-2525.

While you’re here, enjoy pecans fresh from the grove.

Explore the Area

Historic downtown Weston has plenty to offer, whether you’re in the mood for some antique shopping, are looking for the perfect home décor or are up for a spin through one of the many art and photo galleries. For a mix of art and history, check out The National Silk Art Museum ( where you can find an impressive collection of woven silk tapestries that date back to the 15th century. For a history lesson that is both informative and tasty, pull up a seat at the 25-cent tasting bar at McCormick Country Store (816-640-3149). McCormick is the oldest distillery in the United States that still operates out of its original location, and you can sample some of the vodkas at its country store located on Main Street.

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