A Few Things Before You Visit

If you are visiting the area for the first time, you may not know what to do or where to go. In Warrensburg you’ll find shopping, attractions, arts & culture, recreation and nightlife! If you’d like to learn more about the history and culture of surrounding this community, continue reading below. 


A Brief History of Warrensburg, MO

The history of Warrensburg dates back to 1833, when Martin Warren arrived from Kentucky and settled along the Osage Indian Trail. Warren was a blacksmith who found his cabin and blacksmith shop to be the local’s gathering spot, and in 1836, Warren’s shop was named the county seat of the newly created County of Johnson. The township was later named Warren’s Burg in recognition of Martin. It was in 1855 that the township was incorporated as the City of Warrensburg! 



If you are visiting town for a special occasion, or traveling with a group of people, you’ll want to visit Pine street in Downtown Warrensburg! Filled with nearly a dozen different bars and restaurants, you’ll experience nightlife in a unique and exciting way. For a list of bars/restaurants, view the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Directory.


Outdoor Activities 

Powell Gardens: Located just 20 minutes from Gelbach Manor, Powell Gardens is truly breathtaking and a must on your itinerary! Set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family. 



Fishing: If you like to fish, you won’t be disappointed when in the area. There are plenty of lakes to choose from, especially Lake of the Ozarks which is only a little over an hour and a half away! 


Golf: Golfing is the ultimate relaxing outdoor activity, and luckily for you, there are a few fantastic clubs to visit. Mules National Golf Club is only a four minute drive from Gelbach Manor! Other courses include Hidden Pines Country Club, and Royal Oaks Golf Course


Daytime Activities

Shopping: If you like to shop, or are looking for unique souvenirs for friends and family, Downtown Warrensburg is the place to be. From boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, and even bridal shops,  you’ll find everything you need and more when shopping downtown! 


Coffee: If you can’t go on without your coffee fix, don’t worry, we understand! After enjoying an amazing homemade breakfast and freshly brewed coffee hear at Gelbach, you can get your midday coffee fix at Old Drum Coffeehouse & Bakery located on Holden Street! You don’t want to miss out on their delicious beverages and baked goods. 

The list goes on and on for things to do while staying in Warrensburg, MO. We hope that you enjoy your time here just as much as we do, and if you visit any of the places we listed in this blog, let us know on Facebook! To book your stay here at Gelbach Manor, visit https://gelbachmanor.com or give us a call at (660) 747-5085.

Four Amazing Reasons to Stay at a Bed & Breakfast

When traveling to a new town, finding hotels that meet your needs at an affordable price can be difficult. Hotels rooms are typically on the small side, and wifi and breakfast isn’t always complementary. At most Bed & Breakfasts, breakfast is complimentary and the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Here are a few amazing reasons why you should choose to stay at a B&B rather than a hotel when planning your next vacation!

Personal Attention

At Bed & Breakfasts, the hosts are experts on the area and can offer incredible insight on what to do and where to eat in the area. Since B&Bs are smaller than hotels, you get more assistance and personal attention.

Unique Rooms

Affordable hotels tend to stick to one theme in every room; unless you’re paying extra and staying at a resort. At B&Bs, every room has a theme and its own name.  Instead of only having the option to choose a room type like hotels offer, B&Bs allow you to choose which room you would like aesthetically. Bed & Breakfasts have a lot of history, and each room tells a story. You will truly feel like home when staying at one.

Extra Amenities

When staying at a hotel, most amenities are add-ons. Wifi and breakfast can bring up that bill immensely. Also, the breakfast isn’t homemade. At B&Bs, Innkeepers go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and get the most out of your money. Breakfast is complimentary and homemade, and you may also find other little treats; such as free wine, baked goods and snacks and wait for it…..free parking. Also, depending on the B&B you choose, wifi is included. Another benefit of staying at a B&B rather than a hotel is the beauty in every corner of the house/building. When staying at hotels, the pools are full of people and it can be tricky to have a peaceful, relaxing experience outside. At B&Bs, if they have a pool, you won’t be surrounded by large groups of people since they are much smaller than hotels.


At most Bed & Breakfasts, you can book special events. Here at Gelbach Manor, you can book for many occasions!

  • Weddings
  • Baby Showers
  • Anniversaries
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthdays
  • Graduation Parties
  • Office Parties

Next time you are planning a trip, be sure to look for Bed & Breakfasts in the area. Especially if you are looking for exquisite luxury and value that won’t break your bank. You won’t be disappointed when choosing to stay at a B&B rather than a hotel. If you are staying near Warrensburg, MO, don’t forget to call us and book your stay in one of our five beautiful rooms!