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

Great Bed & Breakfast

5 on May 18, 2016

Great Katy trail stop! Beautiful 1800's home that's wonderfully decorated! The hosts (Don & Joe), as well as a full house house of guests made it a very interesting and entertaining visit ... and breakfast was delicious! I'll definitely be back again! :-)

The Trees

5 on April 12, 2016

Don and Joe were so welcoming and accommodating. The mansion is beautiful. I would highly recommend staying here. We'll definitely be back.

Wonderful 3 days at Rivercene

4.0 on March 22, 2016

Our hosts were very informative and helpful to us. Their stories and information about the history of the Mansion are very impressive. The Mansion is very close to the Katy Trail (which is why I booked it) and worked great for our stay. They have Wi-Fi and we stayed so busy that we didn't even miss not having TV for 3 days. The breakfasts were delicious and way too much food! We will definitely stay again if we are in the area.

Wonderful Stay

4.8 on February 17, 2016

My wife and I went here for Valentine's day weekend. We loved the room, the history, the food, and the attentive hosts. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a chance to get away.

The Definition of the Best B&B Ever

5 on February 17, 2016

Historic mansion that hosts the best B&B I've visited. The rooms are very clean, the breakfast is outstanding and the hosts are beyond personable. Love this place!

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.

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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