Note: This is the second week we welcome guest writer Sommer Sharon. She has written a 2- part blog series for us. In this series Sommer will talk about the new Stoney Creek hotel in Independence, MO. The first blog was about J. Thompson Builders’ involvement in the building of the hotel. This second blog […]
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Now for the run-down of my stay at Stoney Creek Independence…
The new Stoney Creek Hotel in Independence, MO is located next door to Bass Pro. What a perfect partnership! Both brands appeal to the outdoor enthusiast and families.
You’re in the middle of metropolitan Missouri, yet feel as though you’ve been transported to a rustic, yet contemporary urban lodge.
It’s well suited for anyone, but definitely appeals to families or business travelers. My hotel tour guide also told me lots of sports teams tend to stay here because many tournaments are held at the nearby Independence Center.
The indoor/outdoor pool is the place to be! Especially if you have kids. You can see the steam rise from the water when it’s cold outside. One of my kids’ favorite past experiences at a Stoney Creek hotel (the indoor/outdoor pool is a feature at many of their properties) was swimming outside while it was snowing; they could float on their backs and feel the snowflakes fall and melt on their faces.
We met these ladies at breakfast! They play basketball for Concordia College.
The breakfast room, of course. This isn’t your usual continental breakfast, but instead they offer a complimentary hot breakfast. The breakfast room was especially packed with a women’s basketball team staying at the hotel. Those girls need fuel to play their best.
The comfy bed, all to myself! So often when traveling with children you all end up in a bed together, but not when your room has bunk beds for the kids. My kids were snuggled each into their own bed, and I got a much needed night of rest after a long week of traveling.
My restful night’s sleep was interrupted by this.
Stoney Creek Independence is a great weekend visit. You won’t have to mess with the busyness of downtown Kansas City or leave Independence or even the Stoney Creek hotel, if you don’t wish to, but you’re still close enough to KC if you want to visit for the day.
My daughter summed up our stay well with this note she left….
Sommer Sharon is a freelance writer. Her writing has been seen in USA Today
, Iowa Living
and various other national and regional, print and online, publications. She is a seasoned traveler who specializes in solo travel and solo family travel (i.e. traveling alone with kids). You can find out more about her at www.sleighconsulting.com