4.6 on July 28, 2017
Nita is a wonderful host with a lovely home filled with lovely things. We had a relaxing stay at her home in the Wayne and Bess Dyer room which was quite large with a large attached bathroom. The home is situated in a beautiful historic district of Kankakee with a beautifully landscaped yard and a breakfast porch off the kitchen. We enjoyed privacy as well as good conversation with Nita and a good cooked breakfast. A very good value. We feel that we really lucked out in finding this B and B.
5 on May 21, 2017
Clean beautiful house. Quaint gardens to enjoy, our room had a private bathroom. The owner is personable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious!
4.0 on November 01, 2016
Needed a quick one night stay returning from an night Illinois football game , at a location to get to my work the next day in Chicagoland. Not only was our overnight accommodations wonderful , the morning breakfast was one of the freshest and best we have had, with the wonderful owner , insuring we had anything we asked for before our return back to Chicagoland. Then , since I am a fan of railroad history , the book I was reading in our room was offered to me as a keepsake of our stay and visit. How special and thoughtful of the owner to do this for me !!!! Next time we need a night getaway to the Kankakee area, will return to this lovely location, in the historic area of Kankakee !!
5 on July 13, 2016
We stayed 2 nights and this was a wonderful treat. Nita is one of the nicest people I have met in a long time, She made us feel completely at home and we enjoyed her hospitality and cooking. We have stayed at many B&B's but none compare in comfort inside and beauty outside. Don't miss a chance to enjoy this gorgeous property.
5 on August 07, 2014
What a treasure in a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood! We had great breakfast visits with family on the deck overlooking a colorful garden and evening gatherings on the spacious front porch. The top notch decorating and art throughout the house was fun to explore. Food was fantastic. Nita was a gracious host. I loved hearing the fountain and watching the birds and squirrels in the trees as we sat on our private porch. This was a perfect place for a family reunion.
5 on August 06, 2014
The Riverview Guest House is a nice, quaint B&B. The house was absolutely gorgeous and had a different kind of charm in every room. Nita was a fabulous host and made a wonderful breakfast. She was very accommodating to any needs we had. The top floor has a balcony in the back which is great for relaxing at night. If I ever find myself in Kankakee again I will definitely stay here!
5 on July 19, 2014
This is a great place to stay. The Innkeeper is very nice, the place is clean and cozy and the food was fantastic. We stayed 2 nights and would do it again!!
5 on September 18, 2013
You can not beat this one, the Host Nita is great, we felt so welcome.
4.8 on September 11, 2012
Lovely property in historic area. Clean, comfortable private rooms. The innkeepers fantastic personality and amazing breakfast make all the difference.
4.8 on September 06, 2012
This was my first B&B in the US. I stay in several in Europe. I felt very comfortable and really appreciated our hostess. It was especially nice to have my own bathroom!
4.6 on September 06, 2012
I loved staying in this beautiful old home. Nita was a very gracious hostess. Her home was open to us -- she goes above and beyond what a typical B&B would offer.
5 on August 29, 2012
I was lucky enough to spend a week at the riverside bed and breakfast. I was treated as a friend, not just a guest. It was one of the best experiences that i have had at a bed and breakfast. The hostess, Nita, makes her home warm and inviting to all that past through the doors. She provides more ammenities than any other b&b where I have stayed. There is an upstairs deck which overlooks a beautiful back garden. What a wonderful way to end a busy day -just sitting with a glass of wine watching the sun set. The house is filled with beautiful interesting antiques. I truly recommend staying at a place where you can feel at home no matter far you have traveled from your own home
5 on August 04, 2012
Stayed here for a night away. Beautiful house with fabulous garden. Interior of house is very warm and welcoming. Lots of amenities. Hostess is very accommodating and friendly.
5 on August 04, 2012
Wonderful, personable, delightful innkeeper. Better than home.
5 on July 27, 2012
We spent our honeymoon night at the Riverview Guest House and our stay was delightful. The home is beautiful & the food was delicious! We will return!
4.8 on February 12, 2012
It's Nita who makes the visit so much fun. She has a great personality, great food, & lets her guests come and go. She knows the history of the Riverview and the River Historic District. I always learn (and laugh) at the Riverview Guest House.
4.6 on October 23, 2011
Wonderful location in a leafy-green neighborhood. Nicely appointed rooms in a 100+ year old house. The best part was our friendly and gracious hosts who went out of their way to make our stay special and memorable.
4.6 on October 02, 2011
Nice combination of 19th Century & 20th Century in neighborhood full of historic houses, peaceful shady gardens, friendly hostess, gorgeous & clever decor.
4.4 on September 04, 2011
This is a very good place to stay, we only had a day to spend in Kankakee which is a shame as this is a very nice place to visit. Our host is very friendly and good to talk to, her home is full of a wide variety of treasures and interesting artifacts. As a guest you are made very welcome. The breakfast was excellent served on the patio were you can enjoy this charming surrounding. We are a couple visiting from the UK and we left pleased to have spent our time here.
3.8 on August 04, 2011
I loved sitting on the porch overlooking the big oak trees and eating the most delicious peach french toast!
5 on August 02, 2011
Our first time to stay in a B&B. The standard is set high from this experience. Greatly enjoyed the stay. Hostess, rooms & food are all exceptional! Can't wait to return.
4.0 on November 13, 2010
The innkeeper was friendly and the breakfast she made for us was very much to our liking. A quiche dish with crisp bacon and a pineapple side. Recommend staying here if you are in the area and going to the Murder Mystery dinner at the Benett Curtis house in nearby Grant Park, IL.
3.0 on October 18, 2010
We enjoyed our time at Riverview. The house was beautiful and well accomodated. An outstanding feature was that all material needs were met: plenty of food, plenty of towels, soaps, snacks etc... Nita was very friendly, welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about attractions around Kankakee. Riverview is within walking distance of many attractions such as the river, restaurants, historic downtown and so on.
4.2 on August 30, 2010
Absolutely lovely house and gardens! Nita was a great hostess and Chester was so interested in all that I did! My room was sunny and bright and very comfortable. I loved the bay window. Mary - San Diego
4.8 on October 20, 2009
Was a great house, very friendly owners, gave food ideas for dinner -- wonderful breakfast. Would stay there again!
4.6 on August 31, 2009
Our hostess was wonderful. She made us feel welcomed right away. She was very knowledgable of the area and even had a GPS available for our use during our stay. The house is gorgeous and the furnishing are authentic but still very inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary getaway.
5 on August 07, 2009
Nita makes you feel like you are home. you have access to the entire house. Her breakfasts are outstanding!
5 on July 01, 2009
Had a great time!! Very clean and well kept.
5 on June 08, 2009
House was extremely well maintained. Slept well, very comfortable. Nita prepares a mean breakfast, and I ate and ate and ate! Delicious!!! Would definitely come back!
5 on May 13, 2009
Nita was a great host and her breakfasts were awesome. We will go back! Warm and cozy!
5 on August 30, 2008
On our way to visit our son in college we discovered this wonderful B&B. Our room, connected to the spacious and uniquely updated bath also allowed access to a "sleeping porch". Furnishings and decorations were carefully selected for function, design and visual appeal. The breakfast on the deck overlooking the garden in the shade of wonderful old oak trees was delicious. Our host was gracious and very attentive and made us feel like we were at home. Don't miss this one.
5 on August 20, 2008
Wonderful ! It keys the visitors to return. and she will do so.
5 on July 29, 2008
We had such a great stay at the Riverview B&B! The room was lovely and the inn-keeper has the BEST eye for color, style, and fun. "Vic(torian)Chic" understates the style in this B&B full of lovely antiques and funky contemporary treasures. A neat area, Kankakee offers lots to do. Enjoy! Wayne and Nan
5 on July 29, 2008
The house is lovely, beautifully restored and decorated. Nita the owner could not have been more charming, helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were huge and delicious. I would always stay here when I am in town.
5 on July 09, 2008
Nita went the extra mile to make our stay a pleasant one. It was my first B&B experience and I'm looking forward to the next time.
5 on May 27, 2008
Great everything. Booked one night, and ended up staying 2. I felt at home right away.
5 on April 04, 2008
Will stay again. The innkeeper went over and above for us, the house is fabulous, the house is filled with antiques, we found out she is a Designer and tried to hire her. had lots of fun and felt right at home.
5 on December 13, 2007
Everything was great, the special attenation made us feel very welcome.
4.6 on October 17, 2007
The home- large Victorian - enjoyed the eclectic mix of antiques & modern - cheerful use of color, etc. Bed - confy jacuzzi a plus!