We stayed at Gateway Stables in Pontoon Beach, IL last Sep. Easy on and off the freeway. Our trailer has a weekender LQ and that's where we stay. Motels and restaurants are not far away, though.
In KC we like Peeper Ranch in Lenexa, KS. This is a high dollar Morgan operation that is just really nice. Kenny, the manager, is good people. We've stayed there three times now on the way to Cavalry Competitions. Motels are a bit further away but not so very far.
ETA, Lees Summit is just east of Kansas City. There is a Tractor Supply store nearby and another Purina dealer, in case you need to buy any feed. The TSC store carries Standlee compressed bale hay and various types of hay pellets.
Route 50 has easy access to various Interstate roads, such as I70, I435, I71 I35. It pretty much is parallel to I70 just a little bit farther south.
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RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.