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Rivercene Mansion Bed & Breakfast

127 CR 463 , Boonville, MO 65274 USA (Show map)
122 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.

Rooms & Rates

Scarlett O'Hara Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cora's Corner

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

Joseph Kinney

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

Kate Kinney Suite

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


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


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

Angela's Lookout

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

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

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Very unique mansion!

4.4 on September 09, 2014

I'm glad John is engaged in this "labor of love" by bringing Rivercene back to its glory days! We loved the history of the property. He did a splendid job giving many details of what has been done and his dreams for the future. It was a little challenging finding the property, but well worth the effort!

Great bed and breakfast!!

5 on September 06, 2014

Don and Joe provided wonderful service and made us feel right at home. The breakfast was wonderful. Will come back again.

Great place to stay

4.8 on September 05, 2014

The mansion is exactly as described in their web site. We stayed on the 3rd floor and even though the last flight of stairs was steep there weren't too many of them. Breakfast each morning was excellent, all three mornings there was fresh fruit and a home cooked entree. The owners are excellent hosts, and Donn is very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the area. We rode the Katy trail one day of of our stay. The trail is very close to Rivercene. Definitely recommend.

Best Birthday weekend EVER!!!!

5 on August 27, 2014

We recently spent my birthday weekend at Rivercene Mansion. Don and Joe made us feel like we were at home. The house is amazing and one of the most comfortable places we have ever stayed at. The food was excellent !! We liked it so much, we are going back during the Christmas season. Really looking forward to our next visit. Think we have found our weekend "Get away". Thanks guys!! Charlene Way and John Frey, Ballwin, MO

A bit on the hot side!

3.6 on August 27, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in the upstairs 3rd floor bedroom. Nicely appointed. When we arrived at 9pm the room was very hot. It's August in Missouri and that's normal. I personally would have prepared the room by running the window AC unit in anticipation of guest arrival. We were unable to sleep comfortably until about 3am. Thankfully, the following evening was better. The AC unit worked all day to keep the room bearable. Part of the problem was the ac unit was old and ineffective. It's a very neat old mansion with an interesting history. Like many properties of this kind the owners are working to make their vision a reality. It is a work in progress. They have done a great job thus far and the discomfort we experienced was relatively minor. I would go back, probably when the weather is cooler!

Rivercene Mansion A beautiful & fun B & B

5 on August 19, 2014

My husband & I stayed on a Friday night before we started on our Katy Trail bike adventure. When arriving the mansion looked a little erie on the outside but oh my, when inside it is beautiful! The owners were very gracious settling us in & giving dinner ideas in town. We stayed in Cora's room, which was super clean & beautiful. The bed was so very comfortable & we had the most soft towels I have ever used. They supplied soap & shampoo, which was nice when trying to pack light on a bike trip. Breakfast was served at the time we asked for it and it was not only appealing to the eye.... It was delicious! It was a great way to start our bike adventure. We were celebrating our 38th anniversary, riding our bikes 38 miles Saturday & 38 miles back on Sunday. The whole weekend was perfect from the start staying at Rivercene. So much history to Rivercene, & the owners were so informative along with fun to listen to! We will be back, hopefully with a bunch of friends to rent all the rooms for a weekend! Our stay was August 2014

Don't settle for a tour only!

5 on July 27, 2014

Two friends and I requested a tour only. Donn and Joe greeted us with outstanding hospitality! Their passion for the house and its original owners radiates throughout. We were totally caught up in the history and Donn's stories of true events that happened there as well as the future plans for Rivercene. Never again will we request a tour ONLY! A stay at this bed and breakfast is definitely on our "to do" list. We want to extend our greatest "thanks" to Donn and Joe for the splendid afternoon we spent at Rivercene. We will see you soon. Lorna S.


5 on July 23, 2014

I was looking for a unique place to spend the weekend in Missouri not far from Kansas City. Our trip to Rivercene was the highlight of our trip to Rocheport. My parents and I could not have asked for a better experience. What an unexpected jewel in the middle of Missouri! Hidden back in the farm land, not even a stone throw from the Missouri River. It feels as if you are taking a step back in time, the grounds look untouched and you can almost picture the Rivercene as it stood all those years ago. The mansion as well as it's owner's (Donn and Joseph) are a perfect match. You will feel right at home as you walk through the rooms and hear the wonderful stories of Rivercene's Grand Existance. You will not be dissapointed as you walk the grounds and find your wonderfully furnished room. Some come for the prospect of ghosts and haunting...but if you don't believe any of that you will still love the place for it's history. We stayed on the third floor (used to be the attic) and it was big enough for 4 people. Our breakfast was wonderful Joseph is a fabulous cook! I would recommend coming here to anyone who has a interested in the era of times gone by, or the prospect of a ghostly conversation...I can't wait to come back to their newest events...I hear a Murder is coming to Rivercene...Who Done It is the Question?

Well wrth it

5 on July 23, 2014

We arrived at 3:00 and the owners gave us a tour of their home. The history is very interesting and the breakfast was fantastic. JH

A Unique Experience

5 on July 02, 2014

Anyone who loves history will really enjoy staying here. It is just an experience you won't have anywhere else. It really takes you back in time to the 1800's. The breakfast is fantastic and they even do gluten free. I can't say enough about the hospitality of Rivercene.

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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: Limited Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children twelve and older are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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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