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

Front fountain with 3 layers of lights and poinsettias.

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

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Bob's Blog: pg 3

Bob is our resident spook, er ship's figurehead. Mischievous to the max, it has a lot to say, so we gave it a blog.

About Us: pg 5

Riverview Mansion offers its guests a variety of options and standards. Check out the dining and amenities

Wedding Packages: pg 7

Riverview Mansion is a great venue for small to medium size weddings, showers, and receptions. Check out what we offer here.

Activities & Packages: pg 8

Hiking-biking-boating-hunting-fishing-picking-SCUBA and Superman, oh, my! There are lots of activities to see and do with Riverview as your base.

Special Events: pg 9

Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky are an outdoor paradise and a mecca for the casual tourist. Stay with us and enjoy as much as you want.

Contact Us: pg 10

Customers have questions, we have answers. Get in touch with us here.

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 slide-in 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 Spring, 2020. 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

Sunset lighting the bluffs along Rimrock Trail near Fern Cliff park.

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

Wooden wine tasting counter with farmhouse kitchen decor.

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

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

Nov 16, 2019

Nov Mystery Dinner

6pm - 830pm

River Mansion

Event Details

Nov 16, 2019

Nov Mystery Dinner

 Come and join us for a Holiday feast as we solve the mystery of the Icicle Twist. Play a part as we investigate the Government guy, the Doctor, the nosy daughter, the girlfriend, the inept bodyguard, the brother, and the jet-setting ski bunny. Is your character the killer? Why did you do it? The cost is $35 per person, or $60 per couple, or $175 for two if you want to spend the night, too.  RSVP by Nov 11th, because we need at least six guests to confirm their dinner characters.  

6pm - 830pm

River Mansion

Dec 7-8, 2019

A Metro Christmas

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Metropolis, IL

Event Details

Dec 7-8, 2019

A Metro Christmas

A parade on Saturday and a tour of historic homes on Sunday highlight this event. The Joppa-MG cheer squad will grace our carriage. You can ride up on the box though. Activities start at noon for both days. The Mansion will be host to Gavin Kelly, Esq. who will regale visitors with a medley of carols. Gavin is a finalist in a national talent show. Book now and do not miss out on the fun.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Metropolis, IL

Feb 14-15, 2020

Truth & Legends: Mystery Dinner and Hunt

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Riverview Mansion BnB

Event Details

Feb 14-15, 2020

Truth & Legends: Mystery Dinner and Hunt

Gavin and Paula are back with their equipment and stories. Learn how paranormal investigators seek out the strange and unknown. Take a tour of our haunted mansion. See what "Emily" and BOB are up to now. $35 per person for the dinner and tour, $95 per room-night which includes the dinner and tour. ) Space is limited, so book now.

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Riverview Mansion BnB

Apr 18, 2020

Supercity Brew Fest

12pm - 4pm

Metropolis. IL

Event Details

Apr 18, 2020

Supercity Brew Fest

We invite you to listen to live bands, and enjoy craft beer tastings hosted by Harrah's- Metropolis Hotel and Casino, co-hosted by the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors' Bureau.  Sample scores of different beers from regional breweries while enjoying the flavor of Superman's home town! $25 general admission, $40 VIP package. Shop the local businesses for unique deals. Call for special, discounted room rates.

12pm - 4pm

Metropolis. IL

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Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960, United States

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

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Early morning, fall view of the 3-story, brick mansion.
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A Short History

Quante's Riverview Mansion was crafted in the late 1880's. It had the first phone, home elevator, and a flush-toilet septic system in southern Illinois. Electricity came from a Tesla built generator on a steam engine across the street.  Fisher’s Hospital in the 30s, a family home, a BnB, it has had a colorful life.