Riverview Mansion Bed And Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street , Metropolis, 62960 USA (Show map)
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Our beautiful 1889 Victorian Mansion is furnished with period antiques and features five spacious suites, each with its own private bath. The mansion has five rooms, each with its own character and flair. Done in Italianate Victorian-style, the 5000 sq ft brick mansion has tall ceilings, original woodwork, 8-foot windows, and plenty of room. Whether you come for business or curiosity, the comfortable beds and 24-hour snacks will help you to relax. Enjoy the artwork featuring Dev Doolittle, and savor the country-fresh meats from Smithfield, Virginia. Just two blocks from the historic Ohio River and four blocks from our Superman statue, the mansion is the place to be in Metropolis. We honor most travel club discounts, just show us your card. We also offer special rates to veterans, retired public employees, military, and local Staycationers. Call us to inquire about last minute promotions and changes which may not be available through online booking.. Come for the experience and stay for the memories!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Down home friendliness

5 on September 03, 2017

You just can't help but feel at home at Thai bed and breakfast. The room was much bigger than I thought it would be and the shower was like a spa! The owners go out of their way to help you or just sit and chat with you. Close to everything and a very short walk to the river and lighthouse. Breakfast was wonderful. Make sure you go on carriage ride! Just wonderful!

Great place!

5 on August 27, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for our 32cnd wedding anniversary and we were very pleased. Lori and William went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and to help us as much as they could. All the rooms were large and spacious and we were extremely pleased with our room. You cannot go wrong in any room. The shower was like a spa and I loved it. The breakfasts were wonderful and prepared at the time you arrived in the dining room. Lori insisted that if we needed anything to let her know! We stayed 2 nights and both days Lori sent us off with home baked goodies! Lori even took us on a little tour in the Cinderella carriage! We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts and this was one of the top stays!

Such a great place to stay

4.6 on May 10, 2017

My sisters and I went to the nearby quilt show. Fortunately we couldn't find a hotel room and "ended up" Summers Riverview Bed and Breakfast. We had such an enjoyable stay. William & Laurie are so welcoming and want you to relax in the home like it is your own. They serve fabulous breakfasts -- nothing skimpy about the amount they serve you. It's within walking distance to Harrah's if you want some night life. If you are like us, we enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the evening watching the world go by.

Top notch experience

5 on October 25, 2016

Very comfortable, relaxed ... the essence of top notch service, surroundings and hospitality. Very interesting venue in prime location. The breakfast - made to order - was spectacularly good!

So Relaxed

5 on October 02, 2016

My Fiancé and I had the extreme pleasure of staying at this wonderful bed and breakfast at this historic and beautiful mansion! Lori and William provided the perfect balance between excellent care, outstanding hospitality, and also privacy and relaxation! Our room was furnished beautifully and added to the historic feeling of this lovely place! Our breakfast was so very delicious and made to our request! We look forward to staying at this bed and breakfast again every time we travel through that area! So content and relaxed!

Made our wedding very memorable!

4.6 on August 08, 2016

We had our wedding here at attached chapel. Our guests also stayed here and enjoyed everything immensely. Owners are fantastic and make you feel like family. Wedding dinner was incredible and breakfast was out of this world. Rooms are unique and comfortable. Spa tub was amazing. Do yourselves a favor and book a stay here!

Beautiful Place for a Wedding

4.6 on August 04, 2016

We were there for a wedding and everything was so nice. The rooms are lovely. It was quiet and our bed was very comfortable. Our hosts were so nice, we felt like they were a part of our family. They did so much extra to make it a very special occasion for all of us. Delicious bountiful dinner and breakfast. They are wonderful cooks!

A Lovely Stay

4.8 on January 30, 2016

Our stay at Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast was everything we could have imagined and hoped for: A lovely room, delicious breakfasts every morning, a surprise evening snack, and the most congenial hospitality from our gracious hosts. We were treated like family. This location is the perfect place to stay while sightseeing in southern Illinois, or across the Ohio River in Paducah, Kentucky.

charming & cozy!

5 on January 08, 2016

Super nice couple! Very down to earth! Loved our stay will be back for sure!

Wedding Party

5 on September 13, 2013

My Parents rented the whole B&B for me and my family/friends the day before my October Wedding. We had an AMAZING time! Henk and Collen are wonderful hosts and even stayed around to enjoy some of the fun with us. They prepared an AMAZING meal for us for breakfast. I was able to get ready here before my Wedding. My husband and I are planning on spending our first anniversary this year at the B&B in the same room I stayed in the night before I married him. I am so excited!! Looking forward to Henk and Collen's great cooking and friendly, cheerful faces on the morning of our 1st anniversary. I HIGHLY reccomend anyone to stay here.

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Rooms & Rates

Sweet Dreams Suite

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $205

Sunset Suite

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $205

Ms. Margie's Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $205 - $300

Riverview Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $300

Grand Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $205 - $300

Carriage Tour Only

Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage tour

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $500 - $0

Check Dates


Location Type

Official Home of Superman, Downtown, Small town, Waterview, Wine country


Carbondale, IL (MDH-Southern Illinois) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 24 on Exit 37 West three miles to Metropolis Street Left Two Blocks on right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Scuba Diving, Carraige Rides, Hunting and Fishing, Wedding Chapel On Site, Historic 1800's Fort, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Massages, Carriage Rides, Wedding Chapel and Event Center On Sit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Carriage Rides, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes .
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



William and Laura Nichols

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love history and old houses. As former educators we also love sharing. Running a Bed and Breakfast in a historic home gives us the best of both worlds. Our grand mansion has a wonderful history and we love to spoil our guests with southern Illinois hospitality. Did we mention that Metropolis is recognized by DC Comics as the official home of Superman?

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  • Time Served: as requested from 6am to 11am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Please make us aware of dietary restrictions or preferences.

Signature Dish

Baked Apples with Cheesecake Filling
This dish takes two of our favorite foods and makes for a simple but elegant dish.