Dec. Mysteries: 14th & 29th, $175/night or $35/person; Plz Call us 4 details!

Riverview Mansion b&b : Come for the experiences, stay for the memories!

We now offer packages. Scroll down to see details on wine tours, hiking/biking trails, bird watching, and watersports.

618-524-5328; call for discounts & pkgs. Pets OK!

About Us

Dining

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 variety 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 Saturday of each month. Call for details.

Amenities

Cinderella Princess carriage

We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Free cable - WiFi, private bath, and a spa tub come with every room. We provide plated breakfasts, snacks, plus 24/7 hot beverage service via Keurig!  The guest service 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. Ask about our carriage tours of historic Metropolis.

Official Home 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. Use our wedding venues, or get married in front of the statue. Archery tournaments, fall encampment, hiking, hunting, even SCUBA. There are so many things to see and do here in Southern Illinois.


Activities and Packages

Hiking/Biking Trails

Southern Illinois fall trails

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 Amertica.

Winery and Brewery Tours

ready for a wine tasting 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

Death By Chocolate Invite

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

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 $180 plus tax per night. All of our other amenities are included. 

Wine Tour Package

We offer 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

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. All of our other amenities are included.

Special Events

Southern Illinois and Northwestern 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

DEC 14th, 29th, 2018

December Mystery Dinners

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

Metropolis, IL

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DEC 14th, 29th, 2018

December Mystery Dinners

There are two murder mysteries scheduled for December: Dec 14th, Dec 29th. The titles are Wine and Murder, and Icicle Twist. Each dinner is set for 6 to 8 players, reservations are required a week in advance upon which character descriptions will be emailed to the guests. Call for details.

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

Metropolis, IL

Jan 19th, 2018

January Mystery Dinner

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

Metropolis, IL

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Jan 19th, 2018

January Mystery Dinner

 There is one murder mystery scheduled for January: Jan 19th, honoring MLK Day. The title is Stayin' Alive. Each dinner is set for 6 to 8 players, reservations are required a week in advance upon  which character descriptions will be emailed to the guests. Call for details. 

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

Metropolis, IL

Mar. 2nd, 2019

Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner

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

Metropolis, IL

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Mar. 2nd, 2019

Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner

 There is one murder mystery scheduled for March: Mar 2, honoring  Pres. Jackson and the city of New Orleans. The title is Murder at Mardi Gras. Each dinner is set for 6 to 8  players, reservations are required a week in advance upon  which  character descriptions will be emailed to the guests. Call for details.  

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

Metropolis, IL

Apr 24-27, 2019

Spring Quilt Week

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Paducah, KY

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Apr 24-27, 2019

Spring Quilt Week

This is the biannual AQS gathering of international vendors, guest presenters, and fabric arts enthusiasts. Metropolis businesses will open their doors to quilters Thursday night. We will be hosting Murder Mystery Dinners Thurs and Fri evenings for 6 to 10 players each night.  Call for details.  A 3-day minimum stay req'd.

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Paducah, KY

Jun 6-9, 2019

Annual Superman Celebration

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Metropolis, IL

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Jun 6-9, 2019

Annual Superman Celebration

Come celebrate our favorite Son of Krypton in this 3-day festival. The event includes: fun runs, meet-n-greets, celebrity autographs, comic book artists, costume contests, cosplay activities, fun children's areas, tons of vendors, seminars, photo ops, car show and much more. 3-day minimum stay req'd.

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Metropolis, IL

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Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960, United States

1 (618) 524-5328

Front Desk Hours

7:30am - 5pm   Central Time Zone