Kansas City home where Elvis stayed on 56′ tour now an Airbnb

Xavier Roger


Airbnb guests can now sleep in a midcentury modern ranch house inspired by the “king of rock ‘n’ roll” Elvis Presley, who apparently stayed at the home during his 1956 tour, as local lore would have it .

Four friends converted the well-known home at 3416 S. Crysler Ave. in Independence, about 10 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri, and began hosting guests on Feb. 15, according to the Kansas City Star. 

The home has changed hands multiple times over the years, with listings using its Elvis ties as a selling point, and has never been open to the public.

“Elvis slept here! By many accounts it’s true! The King himself used this as his ‘home away from home’ while touring in the late 50s and 60s,” the most recent listing stated. 

Elvis Presley shakes, rattles, and rolls as he performs at the Mississippi-Alabama State Fair, Tupelo, Mississippi, September 27, 1956.  (AP Photo/RCA Victor)

Cody Bellah, co-owner of the house, told the Star that “everyone” knows its storied history. Bellah and his partners bought the home for $460,000 last year and spent $200,000 on renovations, he said.

The pool room at "Elvis Retreat House," an Airbnb rental available in Independence, Missouri.
More than 7,000 people jammed Ellis Auditorium on the night of May 15, 1956, to stomp, shudder, shriek and sigh as a young Elvis Presley writhed his way through a rock and roll repertoire.


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