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With a long and colorful history of Southern hospitality in Lexington, let the Hicklin family host your group at Ryland House. Located on Main Street, our quiet, cheerful home is walking distance to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Ryland House, a jewel of Neoclassic Revival design, was built in late 1911 by Dr. Caius Tacitus Ryland, one of Lexington’s most beloved family doctors, and his wife, Betty Belle. The house underwent renovation from 1999-2001; the home has three full bathrooms, all completely renovated, as well as five lovely guest rooms decorated in the delightful colors of Scandinavia. Guests may relax in front of the fireplace in winter, the front porch in mild weather, or enjoy a book in the new reading room.

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Guest Reviews

Thanks so much for the gracious hospitality, great food, wonderful conversations and opening your home to us. We very much enjoyed your home and Lexington.

M. & B.L. 10/2012

Thank you sooo much for letting us stay at your house. We had a great time and your house is so beautiful!

H.M. 6/2012

Thanks for a great weekend. All was wonderful. Great food, great time.

B. Family 10/2011

Wonderful Civil War Sesquicentennial Weekend, rain and all! The Teepee was great! Camping done right. I am sure my son will be requesting a follow up trip soon.

M. & CS. (Room description: The Sioux Tipi- Full grass ”carpet”, liner, door, star view, shared bath) 9/2011

What a nice, big, fun house you have! In less than 24 hours, we have survived a storm together, taken tours of your historic properties, eaten all your food (by the way, you can cook anything), and had fun playing games. You rock, Man (or Lady)!

A., H., & P.M. 9/2011

Thank you so much for your generous hospitality. Our family had such a great time at the Ryland House. John Francis probably had the most fun. Thank you for playing with him and entertaining him! This was by far the best prize we bid on and won (at Ozanam Charity).

G., J. & J.H. 3/2011

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be sure to tell our folks what a great job you’ve done with Marjorie’s and Helen’s home.

S.G. 10/2010

We had a very nice stay at your bed and breakfast and greatly appreciated you willingness to make arrangements for us to stay on such short notice. The Library was perfect for us – it is a lovely room- the night before, we stayed in a motel that had not been very well maintained – it was so bad that we did not even shower there. This experience made us appreciate our stay at Ryland House even more!!

Mr. & Mrs. J.M. 9/2010

Just wanted to thank you for your hospitality as well as your sweet mom’s. Your home is just beautiful and cozy. The food was fabulous and yes…what a posh bed and breakfast tucked away in Lexington, MO. We are so glad to have found you for the convenience to our cadet across the way (at Wentworth).

B. & W.F. 9/2010

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. What a great way to begin our life together, spending our first two nights here. We enjoyed the restful peace and quiet.

B. & L.M. 9/2010

Thank you so much for your excellent hospitality and warm, generous spirit. Sharon and I could not have chosen more perfect place to spend our 30th wedding anniversary!

J. & S. 6/2010

Your house is beautiful and welcoming…thanks for your hospitality. If you ever come up to Chicago, look me up!

M.D. 5/2010

Muchas gracias port u amabilidad, simpatia, rica comida. La casa es Hermosa, muy agogedora. Nos sentimos como en nuestra casa desde Santiago, Chile’.


Thanks for hosting J’s family during our wedding week. They really loved Lexington – even more than San Francisco! What with the snow and your B&B, it was a special experience. Until the next occasion…

W. & J.W. 2/2010

This was a perfect place for a reunion. Six of us from five different states met here for a Girls Reunion. We have known each other for sixty years having gone to Kindergarten, Grade School, and Girl Scouts together. The Living room was great for visiting. Thanks so much.

J.H., A.T., M.B., C.E., A.G., D.G. 10/2009

Thanks so much for the place to rest along our pilgrimage to Jerusalem. We enjoyed our stay so much. We rested mightily. Now we walk forth refreshed and ready for the next road.

Walking East.com 6/2009

This was the perfect graduation weekend and you made it happen. The memory of our son's event and the elegance around it will be remembered fondly by all of us.

L.Z. 2009

What a lovely B&B - and a great way to start our 50th reunion, gathered all here with a house full of old friends. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

L.C. 2009

What a wonderful O'nite, it was so like being at home (even better than home). Thank you!

I.G. 2008

This was my first B&B experience and surely the best! The history, not only here at Dr. Ryland's but the town's civil war history is profound. We were so fortunate to experience it for ourselves.

J.R. 2008

Thank you so much for such a nice, peaceful getaway. Your hospitality was wonderful, so was the breakfast.

J.P. 2007

Our first time in a B&B, we loved it! Fabulous bed and delicious breakfast…plus your charming company can't be beat. We will be back!

M/M B.S. 2006

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time at the Ryland House B&B for our 3rd anniversary. It was peaceful and relaxing which is exactly what we wanted. The cheese puff for breakfast was so delicious. Thanks for everything.

M/M T.B. 2006

It was our lucky day when we were given the Ryland House name and number! Thank goodness, you had room for us. This has been a very special experience for us. You have graciously provided a beautiful environment within the walls of your home. What a gift that is to share with all who stay here. We loved our room, The Library, and the delicious breakfasts. Already we are anticipating our time in Lexington a year from now. Thanks for everything!

M/M D.A. 2006

Thank you for the fantastic breakfasts, comfortable beds, and your company. We had a wonderful time and hope to see you soon.

M/M F.H. 2006

Thank you for a wonderful place to lay our head. We've enjoyed our time here immensely and, so relaxing. The decor is beautiful and you're a great hostess. We appreciate it all.

Five sisters and Mom, 2006

I just wanted to express our appreciation for your wonderful hospitality during our recent stay. The private tour of your mother's home was a special added treat. I love history so this was a wonderful experience.

M/M L.G. 2004

Ryland House
1809 Main St.
Lexington, MO 64067
913-314-1582, Reservations

Directions via Kansas City International Airport

Via Hwy. 24: Take I-435 N to I-435 E. Take Hwy. 24 East for about forty miles. Take the Lexington Exit; turn right and proceed to downtown. Take a right on Main Street. Ryland House is about six blocks down on the right, across from the Catholic Church. It is a gray house with a wrought iron fence.

Via I-70: Take I-435N to I-435 E to I-70 exit. Take I-70 East, past Odessa, MO. Take the next exit, Lexington/Mayfield exit, turn left. You are on Route O. Take Route O all the way into downtown Lexington. Take a right on Main Street.