December 2, 2023
Atwood House & Benner House

Atwood House & Benner House

Atwood House

Built in the neoclassical Georgian revival style, Atwood House welcomes you. Step into the parlor and marvel at the elegance of mid-western luxury. This is a page straight out of the days of the railroad baron’s. The setting is complete with the player piano and period furniture. The staircase is reminiscent of the mansions built by the cattle barons, right down to the chandeliers. No visit to the capital of Nebraska is complete without a stop at the Atwood house.

Newlyweds will be most attracted to the three-room Atwood Suite. Enjoy the leather sofa in the living room as you relax by the fire crackling from the real wood that it burns. In the bedroom are the three-piece walnut and marble Victorian king-sized bed and ornate walnut wardrobe. The roman style bath features a two-person corner heart-shaped whirlpool tub. This suite is as large as some homes so nothing is crowded here.

The western aristocracy is well reflected in the Beals Suite. Center stage here is the three-piece walnut tester king-sized bed. The ambience is aptly set with the Victorian furnishings. Enter the bath and relax in the two person Jacuzzi with handheld shower.

Located just next to the main house is the three-room Carriage suite. The sitting room boasts a vaulted ceiling and leather queen-sized hide-a-bed. The king-sized bed in the bedroom is located next to the French doors of the bath that features a two-person aquatic whirlpool.

The Frank A. Little Suite has an L shaped layout that separates the bedroom area from the living room area. The three-piece walnut bedroom set features a high-backed carved king-sized bed. The bath area features a corner shower and claw foot tub and pedestal sink. Sink into the rocker in the living area and relax with your favorite magazine.

Benner House

Victorian elegance is alive and well in Weston, Missouri. Benner House is the former home of George Shawhan, the owner of McCormick Distillery. This elegant home now has the spirits of romance ingrained. Built in the lovely Victorian Queen Anne style, it is the last word in beauty and grace.

The four queen sized suites are well appointed with all the luxuries a king or queen would ever want. Surrounded by Victorian antiques each suite is a delightful mix of the old and the new. By all outward appearances you have traveled back in time to the turn of the twentieth century. Then the CD/alarm clock brings you back to the present. Neither you nor your partner will want to leave the comfort of the big brass bed in the Garden view Suite. If the timely elegance of oak is more in line for you, then the Riverside Suite is where you want to be. For the truly romantic, roses adorn the Rose Balcony Suite. Relive the old world in the Bridge-water Suite, complete with antique Iron bed.

Benner House is a two-story bed and breakfast with wrap around porches on both levels. As you enter the first floor you are immediately enmeshed in the style and charm of the reception area with its original, yet restored, fireplace. Go through to the dining room and marvel at the Murano Venetian Chandelier. The solarium has floor to ceiling windows that accent the Rattan and white wicker furnishings. There is even a library with a large variety of reading material and games as well as a large color television. Early risers can stroll through the hospitality Bistro and marvel at the tin ceilings while enjoying their morning coffee. Here you will truly see the European touch with the grapes and wine decorations.