OWN A BEAUTIFUL
PIECE OF HISTORY
THE LYONS TWIN MANSIONS
742 & 750 S. NATIONAL FT. SCOTT, KS
Purchase a piece of history, and generate revenue for years to come…
Lyons Twin Mansions is a full service Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant for sale in Fort Scott, Kansas, just 60 minutes South of Kansas City and 60 minutes North of Joplin. It is comprised of two mansions, standing proudly on what was once a high hill with unobstructed views of the prairie. These Victorian stunners are a sight to see, and for the last thirty years, people have traveled from near and far to do just that - for a chance to stay at the award-winning Bed & Breakfast which has been operated out of these iconic homes, nestled right in the middle of small town America.
The rich history of these beautiful Twin Mansions dates back to 1876, when two bankers, who were brothers by marriage, made their way from the big city of New York to a little town on the frontier - Fort Scott, Kansas. They settled, opened their bank in 1868, began building the mansions in 1872, and completed the massive undertaking four years later, in 1876. Ever since, in a span of a century-and-a-half, each mansion has been called “home” by only five families. The current owners of the North mansion, Pat and Larry Lyons, have loved and cared for it for 40 years. The South mansion, owned by their youngest son Nate and his wife Bailey, was purchased in 2008, marking in history the first time these two iconic homes were again owned by the same family, since the brothers who had established them over 130 years prior.
Tour the North Mansion
Yesterday’s grandeur is evidenced by the regality of these architectural masterpieces. Stunning details are found everywhere you look, in both the interior and exterior. Each of the uniquely exquisite homes showcases dramatic original woodwork and built-ins, magnificent curved staircases, soaring ceilings, over-sized ornate windows, stately fireplaces, generously-sized rooms, welcoming porches, and intricacies down to even the smallest of details. At every step, the homes have been devotedly restored and maintained, with careful attention to the mansion’s historic character. The properties feature opulent details of a time gone by, while simultaneously offering modern conveniences such as updated kitchens and baths, plumbing, electric, HVAC, roofs, and even a generator.
Tour the South Mansion
Tour the Carriage House
Tour Colonel's Landing/Studio
The floorplans of the 5,500+ SF mansions mirror each other – hence why we call them Twins. Though they share many similarities, they are each uniquely different in what they currently offer. At the helm of the Lyons family, these historic gems have evolved to offer all the amenities of a boutique hotel. The North mansion is home to the 5-guest room bed and breakfast, whereas the South mansion houses a full-service and newly renovated restaurant and lounge, which was simply deemed “Nate’s Place”. Together, the Twin Mansions Bed & Breakfast and Nate’s Place Restaurant and Lounge have a long-standing reputation for elegant lodging and fine dining.
We are a jewel of the surrounding community, and a treasure for local, state, and Midwestern tourism, having been awarded numerous accolades and honors, bestowed upon us by notable names in the hospitality industry, some of which include:
BedandBreakfast.com: Top 10 Inns in America for business travel
Kansas Magazine: Kansas Top Eatery - 2017
Midwest Living: Top 50 Romantic Inn in the Midwest
Best of the Midwest: 2011, 2012, 2013
Midwest Living: Top 12 Girl Friend Getaways:
The inn’s spacious guest rooms are well-appointed with king size beds, high-end furnishings, and the newest technologies to create a true luxury experience. The restaurant has a newly-upgraded commercial kitchen, and a dining area that can host up to 49 guests, with additional highly-coveted seating on the covered front-porch. These mansions induce a special feeling that you can’t quite describe and aren’t privy to unless you’ve been here; they have certainly captured the hearts of guests from all over the States, and even around the World.
A BUSINESS TRAVELER
"It's my go-to
place to stay when I am in town for business. The rooms are spacious, private and oh so comfortable! I feel like I'm in a luxury hotel!"
~ Kelly. W., Facebook
Included in the sale are the two aforementioned mansions, a 3 bedroom/3 bath carriage house (perfect for innkeeper quarters), and a handicap-accessible studio cottage. All of this is enveloped on three attractively landscaped acres, enhanced by a fully stocked koi pond and lush garden area, making this the perfect place to host special events and gatherings from small and intimate, to large and grand. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment from the well-appointed properties will also be included in the sale, creating the ideal turn-key opportunity for new owners to come in with ease, and resume operations under their own direction.
The Lyons family is honored to have been the keepers of these truly magnificent Twin Mansions, and have thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. They have treasured every guest they came to know and love, every event they helped plan, every occasion they were able to witness, every story they got to be a part of, and the captivating properties that have served as the backdrop for it all. While it is the end to the Lyons’ family era with these Twin Mansions, it is time for a new era to begin for new owners, and the Lyons family warmly wishes them nothing but the best… after all, that is what everyone has come to expect at the Mansions.