The Elms Hotel & Spa | Destination Weekend Giveaway *CLOSED*


Experience the Grandeur at The Elms Hotel & Spa: An Iconic Destination for Over 130 Years

With everything moms have been called to do over the last several months – working from home, e-learning, making back to school decisions, and caring for the family – we could all use a destination weekend away!

And Wichita Mom is thrilled to partner with The Elms Hotel and Spa to give away a two night stay in a Signature Suite for one mom and a friend for a weekend of pampering! 


One winner will receive one two-night stay in a Signature Suite (over a $900 value!) which includes:

  • Facial or massage for two 
  • Grotto access for two
  • Breakfast each day for two
  • Paranormal tour for two

Enter to win the giveaway on Facebook, Instagram, and and/or by commenting below on this article! *Giveaway ends Monday, August 17th.

Renowned for beautifully appointed accommodations, The Elms Hotel & Spa delivers lavish amenities in a resort like setting in Excelsior Springs (just over a three hour drive from Wichita). Throughout its storied history, The Elms has been frequented by celebrities, politicians, and notorious persons alike, earning international fame and establishing itself as an integral part of Excelsior Springs history.

We offer a variety of elegant guest rooms and suites, all newly restored and updated with luxury finishes and sumptuous furnishings.

Our pet-friendly hotel also features sprawling park-like grounds, excellent dining, and the splendid Spa at The Elms, a 25,000-square-foot complex of soaking tubs, pools, and treatment facilities.

Find a little bit of ancient Rome right in the heart of Excelsior Springs at The Elms Hotel & Spa within the Grotto. Restoration and repose await you, with our Roman baths featuring a series of rooms offering cold, warm, and hot baths, as well as steamy and dry rooms.


  • Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Signature Elms Memory Foam Mattress
  • Luxury Microfiber Bed Linens
  • Keurig Coffeemaker
  • iPod Docking Station/Clock Radio
  • Work Desk
  • In-Room Safe (Fits a Laptop)
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service by Request (Fee Applies)
  • Valet Service Available (Fee Applies)
  • 100% Smoke-Free Accommodations


  • 153 Handsomely Appointed Rooms and Suites
  • Spa at the Elms—25,000 Square Feet of Pure Indulgence
  • Concierge Service
  • 88 at the Elms—On-Site Restaurant and Lounge
  • The Tavern—On-Site Pub-Inspired Lounge (open Thursday-Sunday)
  • Café at The Elms—Serving The Roasterie Coffee and Elms-Made Pastries
  • 16 acres of Beautifully Landscaped Resort Gardens and Grounds
  • Outdoor Activities and Lawn Games
  • Multiple Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Convenient to Kansas City and Wichita

History of The Elms:

Now tell us below who you would take on this destination weekend getaway?


  1. I would take my husband with me as a baby moon! We are due in December and have not made “us” a priority in a LONG time. Getting away is harder lately, but this seems like it would be perfect for us!

  2. Wow – looks amazing, never even knew of this place! I would love to pamper a friend with this getaway. I wish everyone could win; we all certainly need it in these crazy times! 🙂

  3. I would take my mom. She’s recently been diagnosed with several medical issues and always gives so much to her family. I would love for her to be able to enjoy a weekend like this.

  4. I would take my daughter. She was cheated out of her senior year, her Costa Rica trip, and the college she wanted to go to. I want her to get a chance to truly relax before she goes out in to the adult world. A mother daughter trip would be perfect!!!

    • I would take my friend Janel. She has not had a girls away trip in over 6 years. What a beautiful place. Looks so relaxing.

  5. I would take my friends, either Paige Brown or Misty Rezac. The three of us Moms, of 3 and 4 kids, have all recently fought cancer and would really enjoy this weekend retreat. Thanks!

  6. I’d take my hubby! We haven’t had an alone getaway since our kiddo was born almost 5 years ago 😬🤦🏼‍♀️

  7. I would take my mom! She retired at the start of the pandemic so all the things she wanted to do, has been postponed.

  8. I would like to tell my good friend Lura Jo who sis a principal. Leading teachers and staff during reentry into school during a pandemic is very stressful!

  9. My husband and best friend for 26 years. 2020 has thrown us many curve balls. It would be nice to have something good.

  10. I would definitely take my friend, Blanca. We’re expanding our business and she has spent countless late nights helping me get up and running and or watching my kiddos for me while I was over there getting things done. Also, her birthday is the 15th and mine is the 17th of August… sounds like a great birthday treat 🤪

  11. I would love to take my new husband! I am a Covid bride and our dream wedding and honeymoon were both cancelled. We were still married on our original date, May 23, 2020 through a zoom meeting.
    This would be the perfect getaway for us to experience and actually be able to get to have some kind of honeymoon after all of the heart break we went though during Covid.
    A brides dreams of the perfect wedding, only be torn from them due to a pandemic caused months of stress and depression. This would be the perfect relaxation getaway.

  12. I had never heard of this resort! How cool! Would love to take my friend and have a nice relaxing weekend away from all the stress!

  13. I have The Elms in my travel list! I’d love to take my best friend Clancy, she’s a teacher and we’d have a grand time!

  14. I would take my bestie Allie!!! We were just talking about how fun a spa day would be – I’ve never had one!

  15. I would actually take my mom!! She’s been through a lot with losing her mom, then going through a divorce, then losing her only son to Lupus back in 2017! She’s the best mom, and an even better “Gramma” to my two daughters. ❤️

  16. I would take my mom! A “moms” getaway would be amazing… she keeps the family together, while I’m working at home with my two littles as well!

  17. I would love to bring my fiancé if I win the spa giveaway! He works very hard to provide for our family everyday and he deserves a day to relax!

  18. This would be amazing!! What a beautiful place to recharge as a mom! Thanks for doing this Wichita Mom!!!

  19. I would take my mom who has, as an adult, become my friend. I never imagined how much work raising kids was until I had my own. What a wonderful way to thank her!❤️

  20. If my bestie from TX could come that’s who I would bring. She’s a widow and momma to three and a kindergarten teacher. I’m a mom of three and a special education teacher. We could both definitely use this!!!

  21. Stayed at the elms 20 plus years ago with my husband and we really enjoyed it💚. Would love to return with a dear friend to see all the improvements. My husband recently passed but the memories are still there💚

  22. I would love to get a break from reality and I know of a special person that I’d love to take. Thanks for sharing.

  23. When I saw this picture I couldn’t even believe this was in Wichita! This is place is absolutely stunning. My anniversary is coming up and this would be ideal to surprise my husband with since we were going to go out of town but obviously that is canceled. Would definitely enjoy a break since we both of been working since day one of the pandemic!

  24. I would take my best friend my husband. We married in 2012. We have never had a honeymoon or trip away without our 4 kids. I recently broke my weist in 5 places and hehas neen the best caregiver I could ask for. He has helped me change clothes, combed my hair, and been the kids playmate sfter a full day of work. He deserves to be pampered and I would love to show him my true appreciation for being my best friend and shoulder to cry on. He is not the stadard sensitive man, but a bearded weightlifting Harley Riding blue collar man that desrves to be recognized for his sweet side too.

  25. My spirit guides are telling me I belong here 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thank you for partnering up for such a great opportunity!

  26. I would take my mom! I recently had a baby and she’s been an amazing support during the day when my husband is at work, and even during some of those early morning hours! We could all use some extra zzz’s and a good massage!

  27. I would take my sister who is 56, hard working and raised 3 girls. She has been my support raising my own 3 sons.

  28. I would take my husband, we just celebrated 10 years of marriage but because of “rona” we were left with a different way to celebrate.

  29. I would pick my husband to come with me! We have both been essential workers and have been working through this COVID pandemic. We have 4 kids that also keep us very busy. I would love to take a break from our chaotic life and enjoy a relaxing couple of days away. Thank you for this opportunity.

  30. I’m not sure what friend I would take but it sounds like a fabulous weekend to relax and rejuvenate. I would love it!

  31. Oh my gosh this is beautiful never been would love to take my daughter or mom and have a girls getaway so needed at a time like this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  32. This looks amazing! I would take my best friend that has 5 kiddos. We both really could
    use some pampering!

  33. I was incredibly privileged to be able to go here a couple summers ago with my husband. It was an amazing experience and I would love to be able to do it again!

  34. I would take my mom. She absolutely deserves this getaway! She has been taking care of the entire family due to my grandpa being sick with COVID and everyone else needing to quarantine because of such.

  35. Looks like a dream! My husband. He narrowly escaped 2 layoffs. We have tons of medical bills from a sick child. We’ve lost 3 loved ones this year and could use the luxury and serenity of this!

  36. I would take my daughter for a fabulous girls only trip! I’ve been wanting to stay here and experience all they have to offer for a couple of years now!!!

  37. My husband and I have been looking at going to the Elms for so long but something has always us prevented us from going. We definitely need a break from taking care of our 8 month old and working full time!

  38. I would take my husband Ted. He retired in February and we hoped we would get to travel. We took care of the boys for spring break and instead of returning to school we homeschooled our grandsons. One with special needs. We had a small break for a month while the boys attended latchkey. Now we are reviewing for return to school. We also have our 5 year old granddaughter who needs a lot of work. Don’t get me wrong I live my grandchildren and would do it again But….Take me away Calvin!!

  39. Honestly, I would probably take my husband because, while we’ve been giving each other chances to get away for a few hours during the pandemic, we haven’t had much time without or kids together over the past several months. It would be nice to have a relaxing weekend we could both enjoy!

  40. I would take my husband. We have been married for 19 years and between work and our kids we never seem to find the time for just the two of us. This would be the perfect get away.

  41. I would take my momma because she helps with my kids while my husband is deployed AND works 3 jobs. Superhero right there!!

  42. As a single mom of 3 kids (24/7), I would absolutely love this. I never have any me time or us time without kids. I would take my boyfriend for some well deserved relaxation.

  43. This place looks absolutely peaceful and delightful!!! I would love to take my husband for a little weekend getaway to have some time together. Between parenting, coaching and just life in general, we’re seriously due for some date time!

  44. I would take my daughter who is a new mom to twins & a 2 1/2 year old toddler. They just moved to another house. She really needs to be pampered & have a relaxing weekend.

  45. I would potentially take my husband. We have an almost 4 month old and could really use a relaxing getaway! Our sweet baby and all that has been going on has been a lot!

  46. I’d take my sister Julie, she is a single mom and a elementary music teacher! If anyone deserves a weekend getaway it’s her!!!

  47. Wow this place looks amazing!! I would take my husband for a relaxing getaway. We have a 4 year old little girl who is always on the go and working full time, this would make for one great weekend! =]]

  48. I would take my friend, Mindy. Both of us have become recent “single”moms, with her hubby working in another state for the next 10 mo and mine working 2nd shift where we never see him.

  49. I would take my husband. He’s the hardest working person I know. He is a firefighter & a nurse practitioner. He works a 100+ hours a week. He deserves this more than anyone I know.

  50. Getting married September 12th, and our honeymoon got canceled! Would love this for me and my fiancé!

  51. I would gift this to my daughter and her fiancé. They will be getting married in October and will likely have many changes related to their dream wedding and a cancelled honeymoon to Hawaii. They are both graduate students who have adjusted to all things COVID with maturity and grace, but certainly there have been unexpected setbacks both financially and personally. I would love to treat them to a honeymoon that will treat them to the blessings they deserve.

  52. I didn’t even know anything like this existed near Wichita! It would be so awesome to take a friend here for a getaway!

  53. How gracious!! I would be taking my best friend of 20+ years! We’ve been through rough times and still hanging on. A good relaxation with her would be great!!

  54. Just visited Excelsior Springs for the first time a few months ago. Would love to see this luxury!

  55. As a stay at home mom of 3 kids (10months, 2 years, and 4 years) I would be grateful for a quiet weekend away and this place is beautiful. I would take my mom with me as we could use some reconnect/bonding time to help strengthen our relationship through difficult times!

  56. I would love to bring my husband here. We spent our honeymoon there 29 years ago this November. I know it has been extensively remodeled since then, and would love to spend our Anniversary there this year!!

  57. I’d take my husband! Its been the longest Spring Break everrrrrr and weekend away sounds like bliss!

  58. This would be Amazing! We have had a rough year with many family passings . This would be a great get away for my mom and I !

  59. This place is so beautiful. This year my husband and I are celebrating our 13th Anniversary! We definitely need to check The Elms out.

  60. We have had a tough year with many close family passings . This would be a wonderful get away for my mom and I ! ❤️🙏🏻

  61. Not sure who I’d take if I won – so many teacher and nurse friends who deserve to be pampered!

  62. I would take my husband. Having kids around all the time is wonderful, but doesn’t leave a lot of time for the two of us!

  63. How gorgeous!!!! I would love to have a mother daughter weekend here with my amazing mother. I think we both deserve a break from like :).

  64. I would take my best friend Ashley! We tried to get away with our families this summer, but it must didn’t happen.
    With 8 kids between us, we could use some kid free time for sure!! What a beautiful place to relax and unwind for a weekend. 🙂

  65. I would take my wonderful daughter-in- law. She is the most amazing mom to my beautiful granddaughters!

  66. My husband! We never got to take a baby moon because COVID. Our newborn is now one month and as exhausted new parents this would be amazing!

  67. This looks amazing! I would love to take my sister Nicole. She is a self employed event planner and has had no work since March. She really needs something to look forward to soon!

  68. I would take my sister. She is an amazing mom to her 2 boys and has been working hard to help get the school year started off right here in Wichita for all USD 259 teachers and students.

  69. I would take my daughter. We have both had major health issues in the past, so it would be a ni e getaway for us <3

  70. I would take this get away with my husband Tom. We both have been working thru this pandemic with 2 immune comprised kids. It would be nice to get away relax!!!

  71. I would take my bestie Chelsea Whitehead! She just had a baby in June, my birthday is in August and we both could use a weekend away!!!

  72. I have had to not only work, but work up to 60 hours a week as an essential worker. My daughter runs a daycare and juggles that, Rover and homeschooling. We both need a break!

  73. Wow, what a beautiful place! I would take my husband! We have both been working extremely hard and this new school year has been so emotionally exhausting for me. This teacher needs a vacay!

  74. I would love to take my daughter Sarah . She’s always doing things for me. And works long hours and has three kids and could truly deserve a weekend away.

  75. Would be amazing! Would grab up my mom friend and take a break! This year has been one heck of a roller coaster, and both of us could use some quality time together. Self care at its best!!

  76. Would love to go back! My parents went there on their honeymoon and then took us kids for their one year anniversary! Would be the perfect place to be pampered!

  77. This is where I got married! Our families are in Iowa but we live in Wichita so we met in the middle so more could attend 😊 Would love to get back for another stay with the hubby 💗

  78. I would definitely take my mom for a mother daughter trip. She’s a single parent who does so much for her kids. She deserves the world.

  79. I would love to take a co worker. We have been shit down twice and now we are trying to figure out how to navigate sending our kids back to school and if we should.

  80. I would LOVE to win this and I have the perfect friend in mind to take! Between the two of us we have 7 kids, are both named Julie and are both in the teaching field! We are super passionate about Jesus, football and of course being a Mama! This place looks so beautiful and we would love a chance to experience it!

  81. I would love to take my mom. Im a nurse and have been working crazy overtime through COVID 19 and she has been so wonderful by keeping my little one safe while im at work.

  82. I would take my friend Brittany we are both new to Kansas and we are building a friendship with kids and many abusive toxic behaviors from spouses and getting through it all together! We would really enjoy and so desperately need this! What a great thing to offer!

  83. Wow! As a mom of 5, this would be an amazing and much needed get away. I would take my sister, a MD, who has gone above and beyond to care for her Patients during this time! She also has 4 children at home! Both of us greatly NEED this!

    • This would be a dream come true for myself, who will be homeschooling my 16yr old autistic ADD son & 13 ADHD & muscular dystrophy nephew whom I’ve raised since his mother passed in 2008. I’d take my BFF Ayrin, who takes care of her mother that had a stroke leaving her unable to speak or use of right hand. We are in DESPERATE NEED of a vacation like this!

  84. I would take my friend Vicki with me if I won this trip, because she is a nurse who provides care in an intensive care unit, of a level one trauma hospital in a major city. Also, she has the most compassion, empathy, and kindness of anyone I know. She deserves a pampered weekend!

  85. I would bring my mom for a mother-daughter trip! We are both educators and with all the stress of the school year, this would be just what we need.

  86. I would take my hard working boyfriend! He’s had a lot of big life changes lately and definitely deserves a break!

  87. My husband and I went to The Elms for a weekend wedding. Everything was beautiful and the food delicious! My husband and I would love to go back.

  88. What a great opportunity! I have a friend visiting the area in a couple months and was just telling her about The Elms!

  89. My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary today and we would love to visit this gorgeous place! We also have a 3 month old 😍

  90. I would take my sister! The Elms is a tradition for us and we haven’t been in many years with the chaos of life. 🙂

  91. I would take my wonderful hardworking husband. We are approaching our 40th anniversary in October and had hoped for a trip, but COVID is preventing that. We last stayed at the Elms when I was very pregnant with our older daughter, who is now 35. What a wonderful way to celebrate 40 years together! (Plus, I started my teaching career in Excelsior Springs in 1980, it would be fun to go back!)

  92. I would take one of my best friends. This place looks amazing and definitely a nice break from the crazy 2020 has presented us with. A nice peace filled retreat would be amazing in this challenging season.

  93. I would take my mom! She has taken care of all four of us kids, plus countless cousins, and now is the primary caregiver for my grandparents. Currently she dropped her life to be with my grandfather as he is receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She deserves to rest, relax, and be taken care of for a change.

  94. I would take my best friend who has never taken the time to pamper herself. She is a very busy Mom who has adopted a boy with Spina Bifida & has a new foster daughter that is a month old.

  95. This would be an amazing treat! Getting ready to go back to school as a teacher, I’m in need oh a recharge!!

  96. I would actually plan to give it away to two of our local nurses, whole have worked tirelessly the last several months ❤️❤️❤️

  97. I would take my best friend. We’ve both had a rough time the last few months and deserve the pampering.

  98. I would take my husband Chris! We have both been wanting/needing a weekend getaway! While we love doing fun activities with our kids, we also need to focus on US and this would be a great chance to relax and recharge. Looks like a beautiful place we’d love to visit 💜💜

  99. I would take my sister. We both have 3 kids that are young and close together. We don’t get to see each other as much anymore. We definitely could use a little break to reconnect together!

  100. I would take my bf. I work so much, we don’t get to see each other very much! Would love a short get a way from everything life and relax with a good friend.

  101. I would take my husband. As parents of 3 under 3 and working full time (me) or watching the kids FT and working PT (him) – we rarely get time to ourselves! In desperate need of a quick getaway.

  102. Sounds fabulous! I could take my daughter, she is a nurse and pregnant! So after all this Covid stuff, she could really use a short vacation! And I would love to spend it with her! I never get to see her anymore.

  103. I would take my boyfriend. We love staying at these kinds of places! The Crescent Hotel and The Stanley Hotel where some of our favorite stays! Would love to get away and add this to the list!

  104. This would be such a blessing! ❤️ I would take my sister who is a nurse at a doctors office. She has been putting herself in harms way to help others!

  105. Man, this would be amazing. I would take my husband. We were supposed to go to Hawaii in April for our 15th anniversary, but COVID-19 ruined that. This would be greatly welcomed!

  106. I’d take my mom with me. We could both use some well deserved R&R and a relaxing mom/daughter vacation.

  107. I would love to take my husband! His birthday is Labor Day weekend but we will be moving so a getaway would be nice.

  108. I would take my friend Melanie who’s been home with four kiddos under 7 since March 15 and deserves a beautiful break!

  109. This sounds amazing! I would take my best friend who is a pastor’s wife, homeschool teacher, mom of 4 boys, and just downright an amazing person! She deserves a little retreat!

  110. I would take my friend Kristen with me. After the few months we’ve had, a little R&R is needed.

  111. This would be an amazing getaway with my husband! We have yet to take an adult-only trip together since our daughter was born and she is 5!

  112. Definitely my husband, he’s been working so hard, and it would be nice to have a little getaway together. ❤️

  113. Oooohhh! I would take my sister with me! We don’t get to see each other often and it would be so fun to be able to get some sister time in! 💓

  114. I would love to take my husband since we had to cancel a trip this year. This looks gorgeous and so relaxing. Can’t wait to hear who wins!

  115. I would take my best friend Andrea Coon! It’s been so long since we’ve had a girls getaway! The spa and hotel look absolutely perfect!

  116. I would take my sister! Parenting in a pandemic is exhausting. We could both use a little time away.

  117. This looks AMAZING! I would take my sister. We are both moms who never get a chance to get away and do girl trips.

  118. This would be a great getaway for my girl and I. Her birthday and our anniversary is coming up so it would be amazing. Thanks for the chance to win this package.

  119. This sounds incredible!! I would take my friend Meghan. We’ve both had some ups and downs this summer and she has been supportive thru it all!

  120. I would take my husband of 16 years for our first trip away since we had our first of four kids, 9 years ago! Or I would take my sister who works SO hard as an RN, mom and breadwinner for her family.

  121. What a great trip this would be with my daughters. I’ve never heard of The Elms, but it sounds wonderful!

  122. I would take my sister, she has a very stressful career and has had some struggles this year. She could use a break as well. I also have 3 kids and a demanding job. This weekend getaway would be amazing for us both.

  123. This would be a wonderful getaway for my husband and I before our little guy gets here in October.

  124. This looks absolutely amazing! I would love to surprise my Husband for our upcoming anniversary. He works so hard for our family.
    We really could use a weekend away.
    Thanks for the chance!

  125. My friend Shannon. We had a girls trip planned to the spa and she had to cancel pending results of a Covid test. She got the results- negative- just about the time we would have been getting massages!

  126. This looks absolutely amazing! I would take my bestie and enjoy some laughter, fun and adult time which has been missing due to COVID-19.

  127. I would love this and would definitely take my bestie who is a teacher or my daughter who works in the medical field.. what a nice give-away during such a stressful time in our world- who wouldn’t love a little pampering!

  128. I would take my husband! We do not see each other much with him now working nights and me being a full time working mom to a 14 month old. Relaxation? What’s that?!? I think I could use some of that in my life 😃

  129. New to the area and would love to explore with my very own momma while we decorate the new house and get ready for to move permanently!

  130. As much as i really want a little weekend get away i know a fabulous mother who deserves the world. This wonderful woman is always there for everyone. She is the best Aunt, sister, and friend. She is the glue to the family and always has the right words to say. I would love nothing more than to surprise her with a gift like this.

  131. I would take my husband on this weekend getaway. We have never been on a trip with out kids and it’s way overdue.

  132. My co-worker! We both work in mental health and are both moms to two energetic children! We need our own mental health day at this place! Looks absolutely amazing!

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