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Rivercene Mansion Bed & Breakfast

127 CR 463 , Boonville, MO 65274 USA (Show map)
135 Reviews
$109 - $199
per night

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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 room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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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

Perfect! Fun! Worth every penny!

5 on February 23, 2015

I can't say enough about Rivercene. It's beautiful inside and out (with the caveat that it's still a work in progress, as to some of the restoration, but you only notice some of that on the outside). Donn and Joe own it, but Joe is the quiet, behind-the-scenes chef, while Donn is the outgoing, somewhat flamboyant host. The entrance hall, parlor, and dining room are beautiful...just amazing. Our room was huge and beautiful and comfortable. Donn knows the entire history of the mansion and the family who built it, and loves to regale you with the tales of their lives and deaths...fascinating stuff! Bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast DELICIOUS. Joe is an amazing chef! They can also direct you to the good restaurants in the area. Do NOT pass up this place!

Perfect venue for a small wedding

5 on January 13, 2015

We were married on New Year's Day at Rivercene, and the event couldn't have been more perfect. We reserved the entire B and B. Joe offered tips and suggestions for the location of the ceremony and prepared a sumptuous breakfast afterwards. We couldn't be happier about our experience.

Christmas visit

4.6 on January 12, 2015

Although a little off the highway and off by itself, this is a great B & B. It is worth the stay at Christmas just to see the decorated house. Joe fixed one of the best breakfasts I have had at a B & B. We left with zip lock bags with our cinnamon rolls. Historic Rocheport with its nice restaurants is just a few miles down the road. We may return in the summer to ride the KATY trail which runs across the highway from the Inn.

Christmas Past

5 on December 14, 2014

Wonderfully preserved and furnished 150 year old mansion--decorated beautifully for the season. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and engaging hosts--Donn and Joe. The rooms are large and comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding! Combined with "a Christmas Carol" at the Lyceum in Arrow Rock it made for a memorable trip. Definitely will return. Dan and Rita

Excellent Bed & Breakfast!

5 on November 26, 2014

Rivercene B&B was amazing! The mansion is gorgeous and the owners/hosts are fantastic! I can't wait to visit again! Thanks so much...

Katy Trail ride

5 on October 27, 2014

Stayed at several B&Bs along the trail from Clinton to Machens. This was the best.

great food and innkeepers

4.2 on October 25, 2014

We stayed two nights in Cora's room. Donn and Joe were very accommodating. The breakfast was very good! We had coffee, juice, fresh fruit, homemade pecan rolls and orange rolls along with individual egg and sausage quiche. We had dinner at the grederick hotel, went antquing in Boonville and rode our bikes on the Katy Trail. This is a really neat looking mansion, and will be a showplace when they are finished. The dining room furniture is beautiful! We had anice stay, and enjoyed talking with Donn.

awesome building

4.4 on October 20, 2014

I should not have taken the 3rd floor room as I was tired from bicycling. The room as clean & nicely decorate. The host was great & very helpful, and the breakfast was delicious, and the other guests company was great.

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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

Area Attractions

Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Internet Service, 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, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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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

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

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