Summers Riverview Mansion Bed And Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street , Metropolis, IL 62960 USA (Show map)


Our beautiful 1889 Victorian Mansion is furnished with period antiques and features five spacious suites. The Grand Suite is decorated in gold and taupe. Ms. Margie's Suite is decorated in hues of burgundy. Both feature king canopy beds, and working fireplaces. Our Sunset Suite features has a queen size 1920s era sleigh bed, and an 1800s era writing desk. The decor is subtle shades of sage green. The Sweet Dreams features a Wedgwood blue decor with a queen size canopy bed. The Riverview suite has an 1890 hand carved wedding bed and matching dresser, which is approximately the same size as a full bed. There is also a day bed with trundle in the bay window. All of our suites feature private baths, four have an additional claw foot tub with rain head showers. We are always available to assist in making your stay special and stress free. How about an in-room massage? Flowers or Chocolates? Not sure what to do when visiting? You can grab a round of Golf, fish on the banks of the Ohio River, take a private horse drawn carriage ride, tour Fort Massac State Park, or if you are feeling lucky walk over to the Casino! Enjoy the OFFICIAL HOME OF SUPERMAN!!! Planning your Wedding or need a place to hold your event? Check out our Wedding Chapel/Event Center located on site. Let us handle the details and make your event run smoothly and stress free.



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

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.

Beautiful & Relaxing

5 on July 22, 2012

The mansion is absolutely stunning, beautifully decorated, and restored to keep with the historic essence of the architecture. The inn keepers are wonderful people who make you feel right at home. Breakfast was spectacular! Truth be told there isn't much to do in the surrounding area, besides a night out at the casino, but we absolutely loved the mansion that we would definitely return for a romantic getaway. One of the best bed and breakfasts we've had the pleasure of staying at.


5 on July 15, 2012

My stay there was wonderful! Relaxing, safe, and friendly innkeepers. Beautiful gardens and surroundings. Metropolis should be proud to have a place like this. The historical value is very interesting. I do not have to wonder where I am going to stay in the future when I am in the area! You just can't beat the atmosphere. So welcoming and pleasant to the traveler! Author, Maureen Hughes

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Rooms & Rates

Sweet Dreams Suite

Queen bed

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

$165 - $165

Sunset Suite

Queen room

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

$165 - $165

Ms. Margie's Suite

King bed

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

$205 - $205

Riverview Suite

Full bed, 2 twins

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

$165 - $165

Grand Suite


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

$205 - $205


  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage Tour Only

Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage tour

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

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Location Type

Official Home of Superman, Downtown, Rural, Small town, 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, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Massages, Carriage Rides, Wedding Chapel and Event Center On Sit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • 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: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Full refund will be given if the reservation is cancelled with in 72 hours of arrival.
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William and Laura Nichols

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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 preferances.

Signature Dish

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

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