Rivercene Mansion Bed & Breakfast

127 CR 463 , Boonville, MO 65274 USA (Show map)


Relax at this 12,000 sq.' Civil War Mansion B&B at Boonville, MO on an acreage in rural Missouri River country. Rivercene is on the National Historic Registry, was the pattern for our Governor's Mansion, and has been featured in numerous books and publications, as well as HGTV and a feature on NBC. Eleven marble fireplaces; incredible original woodwork. Start your day with a delicious full breakfast. Recline on the porch to enjoy the birds and wildlife or warm yourself by the marble fireplace. Rest after your bike ride on the Katy Trail. Discover the Jacuzzi for two! Retire to a spacious room with queen size bed; all private baths. Nearby casino, winery, antique shopping, historic buildings & sites Quiet & serenity, non-smoking, TV's in two rooms, no phones in rooms Free wireless high-speed internet access available Room rates from $109 to $159. Suites from $195 to $199. Includes a full home cooked breakfast with yeast cinnamon rolls. Whole house (9 rooms) $1099 Corporate travelers welcome; military discounts Historic Rivercene was built by the industrious riverboat baron, Captain Joseph Kinney. His fleet carried passengers and freight from New Orleans to Montana, supplying troops working on the westward expansion, and some were even comnandeered by Yankee troops during the Civil War.

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Happy with our stay

5 on January 20, 2016

The house was beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. We had a nice time.


5 on October 28, 2015

We have stayed at Rivercene several times and look forward to our next stay.

Victorian B&B

3.4 on October 28, 2015

Rivercene Mansion had lots of interesting decor to look at on the main level. We also enjoyed the history of the house and its inhabitants from Donn. And Joe fixed a delicious breakfast!

Wonderful visit to the historic Rivercene Mansion B&B

5 on June 04, 2015

My husband and I and a friend truly enjoyed our recent stay at the Rivercene Mansion. The hosts were gracious and helpful, and we felt so welcomed. They are working hard to restore this amazing historic property, and it was exciting to learn about their plans for the future. I especially enjoyed the binder they had with information on the house and the family that built it. As my husband noted, there is so much history in this area that people know so little about, but should! The two breakfasts we had were delicious, and it was so relaxing to go downstairs early in the morning and grab a cup of coffee to start the morning.

A Night at Rivercene

4.8 on May 28, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at Rivercene because it was very peaceful and quiet. The people who ran it, plus the guests were very nice people. The room was beautiful and very relaxing. The breakfast, the only semi negative comment I have about that is, it seemed to be rather simple compared to other B & B's. I would recommend Rivercene to anyone who just wanted to step back in time and have a peaceful getaway.

Like being in a historical movie setting!

4.8 on May 10, 2015

Wow, this place was amazing. It was truly like being in another era or in a movie setting, but with most of the conveniences of modern life. The only problem was the shower; someone started taking a shower when I was in mine and that affected my hot water. (We stayed on the 3rd floor if that makes a difference) But the experience was amazing and the food was scrumptious! Also, one of the owners was telling fascinating stories about the family and their guests. He should write a historical novel! We highly recommend Rivercene!

Great place!!

4.6 on April 24, 2015

We enjoyed staying here very much Joe&Don are great! We can't wait to go back !!

Great weekend stay!

5 on April 22, 2015

Great stay! Large comfortable rooms! Mansion has a fascinating story which is expertly told by owner Don.

Fabulous stay!

5 on March 12, 2015

We had stayed at Rivercene several years ago and found it to be once again a wonderful stay. The current owners were so knowledgeable about the area and the home. Beautifully redone. Highly recommend this as a quiet stop over.

A truly must visit B and B

5 on March 11, 2015

We have stayed at Rivercene multiple times and every visit is wonderful. The mansion itself is amazing and the time and effort that Don and Joe have put into it really shows. They are wonderful hosts that truly enjoy interacting with every visitor. The breakfast is wonderful...I just can't say enough about this wonderful Bed and Breakfast... Jason and Steffany Cullom

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Rooms & Rates

Scarlett O'Hara Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cora's Corner

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Joseph Kinney

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Kate Kinney Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Angela's Lookout

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type

Small town


Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional)

Directions to property:

Rivercene Bed & Breakfast is located north of the Town of Boonville in Mid-Missouri. It is two hours west of St Louis and 1.5 hours east of Kansas City off of I-70. Take the Booville Exit 103, and go north through downtown Boonville. Go across the Missouri River bridge (about 3.5 miles from the Interstate). Turn right on the first road (County Road 463) after the bridge. This turn is opposite of Highway 87. Rivercene is located a quarter of a mile east on this gravel road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Some rooms have TV/Satellite-Dish, Fridge in hallways

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health Spa/Massage, Wine Tasting

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  • Check In:: 3 to 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children twelve and older are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations confirmed with credit card.
  • Cancellations: One week cancellation required. Sorry,if less than one week, 100% of room rental will be charged to your credit card. More than seven days---10% (min. $25) cancellation fee. One month cancellation for groups/whole house.




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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area