Mid-Week Spcl: MTW $95/nite, 2-nite minimum! 10/01-12/05, '19. Call for the discount.

Ghost hunting equipment on display in our event center.

"Come for the experiences, stay for the memories!"

 https://youtu.be/U0y2yg8PpjE   We offer ROKU TV w'HULU!  Enjoy our Google Biz Virtual Tour!    Some Reviews

About Us

Dining

3-D display of various finger food desserts

Enjoy a complimentary plated breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit, entree, and a variety of drinks. The parlor is available in the afternoon for guests to relax with a book, beverage, and a medley of snacks. We can cater a brunch, reception, or dinner in casual gourmet style. Rent the entire Mansion for a family event, and ask about a special dinner for you and your guests. Prices for meals depend upon menu and number of guests.  We do offer first person  murder mystery dinners on the third weekend of each month. Call for details.

Amenities

Large, Whirlpool style tub in every room.

We offer several amenities to make your stay with us a comfortable one. Free WiFi, ROKU streaming TV, private baths, and a spa tub are waiting. Guest areas include an I-Forgot amenities chest, small refrigerator, microwave, triple-filtered water, cups, plates. stemware, and flatware. Our parlor, garden deck & wedding chapel are available for your events. We will have limited ADA-wheelchair accessibility by September, 2019. Ask about our carriage tours of historic Metropolis.

Official Home of Superman

Actor, Dean Cain, greeting guests in front of the 15 foot tall statue of Superman,

Metropolis, Illinois was designated the official home of Superman in 1977. Our favorite son has been celebrated with an annual festival ever since. Stay at our B&B. Take in the sights and see the celebrities during Superman days and the new Fall Back to Metropolis superhero event. Use our wedding venues, or get married in front of the Superman statue. Archery tournaments, wine tours, fall encampment, hiking, hunting, even SCUBA. There are so many things to see and do here in Southern Illinois.


Wedding Packages


We can do location weddings within 50 miles, too.

Activities and Packages

Hiking/Biking Trails

a couple on horseback shelter in a cave

Riverview Mansion is minutes away from six state parks and the Shawnee Forest. Whether you enjoy footing it or rolling it, the Southern Illinois region offers some of the best short, medium, and long scenic trails in America.

Winery and Brewery Tours

Wine tasting room for a party of 75

Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky enjoy a rich viticulture. There are 12 wineries - breweries within an hour of Riverview Mansion. Purple Toad, Hog Hollow, Blue Sky, Rustle Hill, Big Muddy are some of them. Come and taste.

Murder Mystery Dinners

Invitation for Death By Chocolate mystery dinner.

Our 2.5 hour dinners feature a 4 course, casual gourmet meal, and a 1st person mystery to solve. Dinners need 6+ guests at a cost of $35 a person, or $175/night if you want the full B&B experience. Check the Events below for dates, or plan a private party. Call for reservations and details.

Hike and Bike Package

Old trestle bridge on the Tunnel Hill trail.

We recommend a two night stay if you want to do a medium or long trail. Fort Massac is 17 miles, Tunnel Hill is 55 miles. There are dozens of trails and hundreds of miles to choose from in the Shawnee Forest. We offer a room, maps, drop off and pick up service to your trailhead, bike usage, and a trail snack for $175 plus tax per night. All of our other amenities are included. 

Wine Tour Package

White and red grape vines at Alto Pass Vineyard.

We offer up to four guests a six hour a day maximum, three to six stop road-trip of Southern Illinois wineries. We suggest a two night stay if you want to leisurely visit all six.  Bring extra cash or plastic as some wineries charge for their tours and tastings. We offer a room, itinerary planning, and package handling for $175 plus tax per night plus an additional $50 per hour donation for tour time up to six hours. All of our other amenities are included. 

Watersports, Hunting/Fishing

Canoeing the Cache River Basin cypress swamp.

Southern Illinois is a hidden treasure for watersports and outdoorsmen. Most area lakes have marinas that rent watercraft, or bring your own. We have telescopes for wildlife viewing. We offer a room, drop off & pick up service to your spot, a midday snack, freezer for game, and a list of local processors for $180 plus tax per night. Archers and muzzle loaders receive a 15% discount. All of our other amenities are included.

Special Events

Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky offer many events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Riverview Mansion is ideally located for our guests so they can visit the area attractions and return "home" for a comfortable night's stay

Sep 21, 2019

Sept Mystery Dinner

6pm - 8pm

Riverview Mansion

+ Event Details

Sep 21, 2019

Sept Mystery Dinner

Come and join us for an Italian feast as we solve the mystery of Pasta, Passion and Pistols. Play a part as we examine the wife, the daughter, the girlfriend, the inept son, the brother, and his priest. Is your character the murderer? The cost is $35 per person, or $60 per couple, or $175 for two if you want to spend the night, too.  RSVP by Sep 16th, because we need at least six guests to confirm their dinner characters.

6pm - 8pm

Riverview Mansion

Oct 01, 2019

Illinois Hunting Season

All day

Massac County

+ Event Details

Oct 01, 2019

Illinois Hunting Season

Metropolis and it's parent county, Massac, are in Region 5 of The Illinois DNR Hunting guide. Archery season begins Oct. 01, followed by muzzle loading, crossbow, and rifle. Much of Massac county is open to deer, turkey, waterfowl, and trapping. Fort Massac State Park is closed to hunting during the annual Fall Encampment in mid-October.  Special rates for archers, muzzle loaders and their families are available, 2-night minimum req'd for all guests coming for these events. 

All day

Massac County

Oct 19, 2019

Oct Mystery Dinner

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Riverview Mansion

+ Event Details

Oct 19, 2019

Oct Mystery Dinner

 Come and join us for a Napa Valley repast as we solve the mystery of A Case of Wine and Murder. Play a part as we examine the ex-wife, the daughter, the girlfriend, the aged vintner, the lawyer, someone's brother, and a greedy investor. Is your character the murderer? The cost is $35 per person, or $60 per couple, or $175 for two if you want to spend the night, too.  RSVP by October 12th, because we need at least six guests to confirm their dinner characters.  

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Riverview Mansion

Oct 19-20, 2019

Fall Encampment

All day

Metropolis, IL

+ Event Details

Oct 19-20, 2019

Fall Encampment

Fort Massac State Park sponsors the annual gathering of vendors and reenactors commemorating the French Colonial period of the Ohio River Valley. Family fun, period food and drink, entertainment, fife and drum corps, battles, and arts and crafts add to the festivities at the old fort. [special discount for family members of reenactors]

All day

Metropolis, IL

Oct 26-27, 30-31, 2019

Bob's Hairy Horrors

7pm - 10pm

Riverview Mansion BnB

+ Event Details

Oct 26-27, 30-31, 2019

Bob's Hairy Horrors

We invite you to get your scared face on and come to our haunted house. Bob and his buddies are planning a "most excellent" series of spooktacular nights using the Mansion and grounds for the setting. Stay the night in one of our rooms as you enjoy the screams coming from ... all over. $10 per person for the haunted house, or $100 per roomnite which includes the haunted house.

7pm - 10pm

Riverview Mansion BnB

More Events

Contact Us

Ask Riverview

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We Want to Hear From You!

Ready to book with us? Have a question about our rooms or services? We are happy to help.

Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960, United States

1 (618) 524-5328 [talk or text]

Front Desk Hours

8:30am - 5pm   Central Time Zone