HANNIBAL — On a wraparound porch just begging for people to sit for tea and conversation, the front door creaked open and Mary Hackmann extended a hand and a warm smile.

“Welcome,” she said, standing back to allow a look into one of Missouri’s top rated bed and breakfasts, where a sprawling staircase leads to two floors of eight guest rooms and little niches to enjoy coffee or an afternoon of reading.

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