The River View Inn

103 Chestnut Street , Sunbury, PA 17801 USA (Show map)


Come & experience a casual riverfront Victorian stay in historic Sunbury, PA. The River View Inn features elegant Victorian decor, six well appointed bedrooms with great views of the Susquehanna River & the Shikellamy State Park overlook. While the Inn dates back to the 1870's you'll still enjoy modern amenities like TV, wireless internet access, gas fireplaces, central air & a two person hot tub. You'll feel right at home in the cozy surroundings. In the morning, you'll wake to a fresh, home cooked breakfast on weekends & a delicious continential breakfast during the week. Call for information & details on our Murder Mystery weekends!!! Come and experience our unique riverfront getaway for yourself. You'll be glad you did.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great Choice

5 on October 03, 2015

B&B is clean and easy to get to. Breakfast was terrific. Owners were lovely. Already booked for parents weekend next year. Happy to support a locally owned business that more than met our needs. All the best!

Great View

4.0 on September 23, 2015

The house over looks the river and the River View Room had an excellent view. The house was really nice. Breakfast was great and Linda was a very gracious host. Would stay again.

Stotter Wedding

5 on June 11, 2015

Linda, Thank you so very much for your hospitality, amazing breakfast casserole and fruit, juice, and coffee, and overall just making me feel like a princess in your beautiful Inn on my wedding day. We absolutely loved it, and so did my guests!!!

Wonderful Stay!

4.6 on November 11, 2014

We noticed the River View Inn while visiting family in Sunbury last year, and made plans to stay there on our next visit to PA. Luckily, we were able to get the Overlook Room, which has an amazing view of the Susquehanna River! The room itself was comfortable and elegant. Our hosts, Linda and Gary were delightful to visit with, and provided a relaxing stay for us. Going back next year when we make our annual trip to PA! Betty and Bill

A wonderful experience.

5 on July 08, 2014

It was a perfect place to spend the evening of the 4th of July, staying in the Overlook Room with panoramic views of the Susquehanna River and watching the various firework celebrations. Linda could not have been more helpful and we also talked with Gary the next morning.

Very nice place to stay

4.6 on June 26, 2014

we were looking for a place to stay close to where a concert was being held at the spyglass winery. I hadn't heard of this spot, but we decided to try it out. We got in and out before the show, then came back late. We knew we were staying in the only room without a toilet, but did have sink and shower in room. We slept in and didn't get to partake in the breakfast that smelled wonderful as we left, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if needed. While I didn't get to meet the owners other than a quick hello, the communication was good and I think they have a nice setup here.

Outstanding 5 night stay

5 on June 16, 2014

We had a wonderful 5 night stay. The view from our room was amazing. The b&b is in a great location. The owners were very friendly and made beautiful fresh food. We enjoyed getting to know the other guests and would gladly come back to stay again. They even bought my husband a special birthday cupcake. What is there not to love!?!

Very nice

5 on June 02, 2014

Very pleasant Inn with especially nice innkeepers that allowed us to stay when they had a last-minute cancellation that made a room available as we checked at 10:00 pm when traveling thru the Sunbury area. We checked-in at 10:30 and had a wonderful though brief stay.

Lovely B&B

5 on June 01, 2014

Inn keepers were warm and engaging. Would stay there again and would recommend to others.

We loved our weekend stay!

5 on May 28, 2014

The hosts were warm, friendly, charming, helpful and great conversationalists!!! We really enjoyed talking to them and they went out of their way to accommodate my diet needs. We recommend this B & B for a great weekend stay!!! The house is decorated so beautifully- we wanted to take some of the antiques home!!! The river view was beautiful! We really relaxed here Doree & Tom Valenza

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Location Type

Riverfront, Near Bucknell and Susquehanna University, Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Rt 11 & 15 to Sunbury Exit. Continue on Front Street along Susquehanna River to the intersection of Front and Chestnut Streets.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Thomas Edison Hotel, Knoebel's Amusement Park, Shikellamy State Park Marina, Susquehanna Valley Mall, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Library, Washer/dryer , Pets Welcome @ an additional fee, In-suite massage available, Valentine's Weekend, Murder Mystery Weekends, Spa weekends

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, coal and cave tours, winery tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes An additional fee will be charged
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends starting Friday evening - Sunday
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to 50% of the total charge is required to secure the reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full refund (less a $20 processing fee) will be issued if cancelled 14 days before scheduled arrival. No refunds for no-show or cancellations less than 14 days before scheduled arrival. Cancellations less than 14 days will be billed total balance due. Balance due may be billed 14 days prior to arrival.



Gary and Linda DeGroat

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Pets Allowed.

About the innkeepers

They offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a unique getaway in surroundings rich with architectural detail and cozy atmosphere.

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Continential Monday thru Friday - Full on weekends

  • Time Served: 8am-9:30am or by request
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Belgium Waffles with fresh berries


Special Package

Murder Mysteries

Gather 8-10 adventuresome friends & call us to set the date. We will arrange a weekend of murder, mayhem, & madness. The Murder Mystery Weekend is a perfect getaway adventure for a group of friends, a corporate retreat for playful execs, a perk for special employees or a unique outing for your club. The weekend includes: Two nights at the Inn Friday Evening Meet & Mingle Cocktail Hour @ 8:30 p.m. to exchange clues for the Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday Saturday morning breakfast @ 9:00 a.m. then free time to explore the Historic Susquehanna River Valley Saturday Evening @ 6:30 p.m. - Murder Mystery Dinner (must be dressed in character) Sunday Morning Award Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m. Where all will be revealed ! ! ! Price: $450 per Double Occupancy for weekend Call for dates and details!

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