Honeymoon Haven :: Romantic Getaways in Kansas City

Young kissing couple under big tree with swing at sunset

Planning a wedding can be so stressful: so many details, emotions, money, the list goes on and on.  That is why the honeymoon shouldn’t be.  Cedar Crest Lodge can help you unwind from the big event by providing a totally stress-free environment to simply be together.  We are nestled in the peaceful country-side an hour outside… Read The Full Story

Kansas Holiday Gatherings

Cedar Crest Lodge fire place

Picture this . . . crisp air outside scented with the smell of firewood, then enter into a warm home aglow with Christmas finery.  It’s your holiday party at Cedar Crest Lodge!  We LOVE the holidays and it shows with our festive menu, luminous decor, and crackling fireplace. This year, in addition to our standard… Read The Full Story

Garden Fresh Meals

Chef slicing fresh tomatoes

The Freshest Produce Right Outside our Door Come on, who doesn’t enjoy a fresh, ripe tomato picked right off the vine that day?!  How about taking the memory of that flavor and beefing it up with ribbons of fragrant basil, a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar along with fresh ground salt and… Read The Full Story

Cedar Crest Lodge Grabs Top Eight Breakfast Slot in Nation

Breakfast quesadilla

In as little as 4 months, Cedar Crest Lodge Bed & Breakfast has captured its third prominent accolade! Through BedandBreakfast.com, we have placed in the top eight in the nation for our breakfast entree, Smoked Brisket Quesadillas!  USA Today Travel even featured an article on the contest.  We are beyond excited that we have been… Read The Full Story

Our Kansas Inn Wins! – iLoveInns 2015 Top 10 Romantic Inns

Cedar Crest Lodge grounds

GREAT NEWS! Matt and I have just received notification that Cedar Crest Lodge has earned one of iLoveInns 2015 Top 10 Romantic Inns awards!!!  “For the 22nd year, the company has chosen the Top 10 Romantic Inns. This year, after months of consideration by full time staff members who research inns eight hours a day… Read The Full Story

Romance, Rest and Reunions

Family having a picnic on green grass

– William Cowper The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7) I will be the first to proclaim that I like a certain amount of change in my life.  Monotony is NOT my friend and I become very irritable at the thought.  That is one of the reasons I consider myself fortunate to be a part… Read The Full Story

Menu Update for a Healthier 2013

Veggies on the cutting board

In July of last year our blog was about catering to various food allergy and dietary needs.  As I wrote at that time, we would be happy to work around any special dietary requirements our guests need.  The more advanced notice we have, the better. As I sit here now and contemplate my own dietary… Read The Full Story

Enjoying Fall in the Country

Bouquet of flowers

I’ve said it before, but will continue to repeat myself:  this place was meant for fall.  The rustic design of the lodge, the colors, the setting are all ideal for this time of year.  This season – it rocks!!  Who would have guessed that the drought we had this summer would ever give way to the… Read The Full Story

Special Diets and Food Allergies

Food at Cedar Crest Lodge

When we opened for business just over twelve years ago (July 14, 2000 to be exact) there was a lady who stayed with us on a fairly frequent basis who was lactose intolerant.  Even though I had heard of this problem, it was my first encounter with preparing food for those who may be allergic or… Read The Full Story

Providing Fresh from the Garden Produce for Guests

Blackberries on a branch

This is a brilliant idea for all of our “garden enthusiast” guests!  If you have been here within the last couple of years you would know that we try to grow as much of the fresh produce we use as possible.  It’s one of the ways we try to give you the best experience imaginable during… Read The Full Story