Riverview Guest House

641 South Chicago Avenue , Kankakee, IL 60901 USA (Show map)


Located just around the corner from the Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Historic District. Built in 1907 this late Queen Ann home offers a quiet comfortable getaway of yesteryear from the stress of modern life. Breakfast creations can be served in the Maurice Chevalier Dining Room or on the Front Porch. Special events, meetings, parties alway welcome. Travelers of Both Business and Pleasure are Welcome! Located 1hr from Chicago loop. A complete list of amenities as well as policies, terms & conditions are located on the Rates/Amenities page.



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

Beautiful Queen Anne style home

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.

Arizona Visitor

4.4 on May 29, 2017

On a nice quiet street. Excellent breakfast and a very accommodating inn keeper. I would stay there again.

Great overnight stay

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!

Wonderfull Stay in Kankakee !

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 !!

Lovely Stay

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.

Great Site for a Family Reunion

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.

Beautiful B&B

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!

Top Notch

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!!

wonderful experence !!!!!

5 on September 18, 2013

You can not beat this one, the Host Nita is great, we felt so welcome.

Riverview Guest House

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.

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Location Type

1hr from the Chicago loop, Chicago il CHI 1hr., FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, kankakee air port 10 min., just around the corner, Kankakee historic district, Airport, City, Downtown, Small town


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway)

Directions to property:

57 north or south to exit 17 Kankakee, west or right to Indiana turn Left to River st.left to S Chicago ave right to house. Just around the corner from the Frank Lloyd Wright home.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Frank Lloyd Wright House Tours, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Hot Tub, GPS

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Frank Lloyd Wright house tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Rooms and rates are subject to availability, and may change without prior notice.
Room rates listed do not include state & local taxes which will be applied.

Cancellations are accepted with no charge if made within 48 hours of expected arrival.
No shows will be charged the full amount of one nights stay.
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Nita Kloska

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About the innkeepers

Antiques, Interior Design, Gardening 2010 garden walk.

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  • Time Served: 7:30-8:30
  • Serving Location: The Front Porch, patio or back deck, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Quiche lorraine & Eggs Benedict
Fresh baked every morning, mushroom, spinich,or broccoli Quiche.The eggs benedict are to die for. Strawberry Waffles and omlettes. We even do Bisques and gravy.

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