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.
Riverview Mansion offers its guests a variety of options and standards. Check out the dining and amenities
Riverview Mansion is a great venue for small to medium size weddings, showers, and receptions. Check out what we offer here.
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.
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.
Customers have questions, we have answers. Get in touch with us here.
Spinach and mushroom fritatta
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.
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.
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.
Ms Margies antiques - $205
We can do small to medium size weddings. Costs mainly depend upon number of guests and use of facilities. We partner with local artists to help you make your day special. See the Options section below.
Use of Chapel for one hour, Grounds available for pictures, 10 guests or less
Use of Chapel for up to two hours, music, Grounds available for pictures, 10-15 guests
Use of Chapel for up to three hours, Music, Grounds and Mansion public rooms available for pictures, 16-25 guests.
Use of Chapel for up to five hours, Music, Grounds and the Mansion public rooms available for pictures, 26-50 guests. One night stay in Jacuzzi suite, and plated three course breakfast.
All packages are customizable to make your day uniquely special and stress free. We can make your dreams come true and remain respectful of your budget.
We work with Nondenominational and Religious Officiants. If you need a minister, we will help you find one.
We have several photographers in our contacts list. Prices vary depending upon time allotments, location shoots, video and still images.
You may do your own hair, have one of your BFFs help, or add a session with a professional hair stylist to your wedding package
Each of our rooms have comfortable furniture and large, jetted tubs to help you relax before and after the ceremony. You can also add a professionally done single or couples massage to your wedding package for a nominal cost
Whether you need a place to dress and relax before the ceremony, or you desire a comfortable honeymoon suite afterwards, you can add a room to any package.
Wedding Coordination, Carriage Service, Guest Book and Pen, Floral Packages, champagne or wine, wedding favors, nosegays and corsages, mood and wedding music, Lodging for Wedding Party, Reception dinners-cake cutting, Local Catering, Full Day Mansion Rental, Unity Candle/Sand Ceremony, Chapel and Grounds Decoration Packages are available. Call and plan your details!
Our Metropolis partners include Fill The Frame Photography, KMI Salon, and Bliss Bodyworks.
Limited Time Offer! Call and request the Expo Special between Feb 01 and Apr 15, 2020 and receive: Wedding coordination service, whole house B&B rental for you and 10 guests, a finger foods reception for up to 50 guests, minister and photographer for up to 2 hours, cake cutting ceremony, full day use of the Mansion-chapel-grounds, carriage service, music, in-room floral arrangement and champagne. Other options may be added such as a 3-course rehearsal or reception dinner for additional costs1
We can do location weddings within 50 miles, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ft Massac bike trail
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
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.
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.
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. Call for details.]
Riverview Mansion BnB
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 room night which includes the haunted house. You must call for the room discount.
Riverview Mansion BnB
Riverview Mansion BnB
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 and see what "Emily" is up to now. $15 per person for the tour, $110 per roomnite which includes the tour. Space is limited to 16 participants each night.
Riverview Mansion BnB
Ready to book with us? Have a question about our rooms or services? We are happy to help.
205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960, United States
1 (618) 524-5328 [talk or text]
8:30am - 5pm Central Time Zone
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 1930s, a family home, now a BnB, it has had quite a colorful life.