If you are looking for life in the slow lane, then you should consider lodging at a Sumner, Missouri bed and breakfast.
The small town of Sumner, MO is home to Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a 10,767 acre refuge noted for its Canadian geese and flyway Mississippi ducks. When taking a drive through the Swan Lake Refuge, you will encounter all forms of wildlife including deer, eagles, otters, pelicans, and numerous other birds in season. Be sure to climb the newly renovated observation tower to see the full view of Missouri prairie land. Hunting and fishing are available by permit only. No stop in Sumner is complete without seeing Maxi, the world’s largest goose located in the city park.
As you travel the north central Missouri area, you might want to consider a side trip to Marceline, home of the Walt Disney Boyhood Museum. This museum is open April through October and contains many personal items of Walt and his family. Marceline also has a very nice selection of antique shops and a yummy ice cream shop.
If you find time, you might travel to Chillicothe, home of sliced bread and over 25 murals. Drive through Amish country to reach Jamesport, known for its antique shops and Amish stores, or stay closer to Sumner, and visit the John J. Pershing Home and Museum in Laclede. If you find yourself near Brookfield on Labor Day, it is host to the great Pershing Balloon Derby.
Whether you choose the countryside or the town, you will feel thoroughly relaxed and rested after spending time in at one of our Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri, a refreshing alternative to the typical hotel stay.