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Our story

We invite you to come and experience The Historic Browning. We’re located in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one of the top 100 cities in America. We think a big reason why people love us is because we represent the simplicity and charm of small town living. We’re the kind of place where neighbors still have annual block parties, festivals are held downtown for every holiday and you can walk into a store and everyone knows your name.

The Historic Browning was originally built in 1889 by the Browning family. The Browning family owned a Mercantile known as Browning and Duncan’s. Today, the BnB honors the roots of the Browning Family by being professionally designed in the Farmhouse Style by two local stores: Cameron’s Home Furnishings and Very Violet Boutique. Each of the three rooms have their own private bath. The home has a beautiful centralized living and dining room, a shared deck and patio space, an expansive front porch and is located within walking distance of Downtown Lee’s Summit and the Amtrak Station. The Historic Browning provides you with the beauty and charm of a small town with close access to the Kansas City Metro Area.

What We Believe

We’re passionate about a lot of things at the Browning BnB but when we think about what matters the most to us:

  • We believe local is better: We support our Lee’s Summit/Kansas City area businesses by sourcing locally when possible. We know our neighbors and our local business partners and they’re extremely talented & innovative people. They deliver high-quality products you won’t see in a regular hotel/motel. From our coffee being sourced by Whistle Stop Cafe to our toiletries by Natural Farm Soap Company and Freshly Scrubbed, we know local is better. When something is local, we’ll let you know, so you can purchase items in our little consignment space or visit their store.
  • We believe every detail matters: We want to create an experience that is personal to you. As our guests, we want to know the details that matter most to you. Don’t be afraid to speak up and let us know your special requests to make your stay special.
  • We believe memories, adventures and stories are made through simple experiences: At the Browning, we invite you to experience the simple things. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee while sitting in our front porch rocking chairs, walk downtown and order a homemade pie at Main Slice or join us for a special event weekend.
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Explore Our Rooms

Check into your farmhouse-inspired room that is professionally designed by our local partners at Cameron’s and Very Violet Boutique. Shut yourself in your room and watch movies on the 40 inch TV or don't turn it on at all.

Preview Breakfast

Our food is so delicious we promise we’ll even win over you non-breakfast eaters. We make our recipes from scratch and plan our menus seasonally. We accommodate allergies and picky eaters alike. We even have a variety of ways for you to enjoy your breakfast (private sittings/in bed/or with other guests).


202 SW 3rd Street
Lees Summit, MO 64063
1(785) 215-9717


The Browning BnB is located in downtown Lee's Summit, MO. Our vision is to provide a place that reminds you of the beauty in simple experiences. Check into your farmhouse-inspired room that is professionally designed by our local partners at Cameron’s and Very Violet Boutique. Shut yourself in your room and watch movies on the 40 inch TV or don't turn it on at all. Wake up with us and enjoy a made from scratch breakfast and local Whistle Stop Coffee. We won’t even blow your cover if you tell people we don’t have internet. Make sure you experience our front porch rockers and a short walk to downtown Lee’s Summit to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and events.

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