Summers Riverview Mansion Bed And Breakfast

205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960
Innkeeper(s): Colleen and Henk Ahrens
  • Wedding Chapel On Site

    Wedding Chapel On Site

  • Wedding Chapel

    Chapel Seats Up To 50 People

    Click Here To Visit Our Summers Wedding Chapel Website



  • Guest Comments


    Mr.and Mrs Scott Snipes, Mayfield, Kentucky - March 18 2011

    Thank you so very much for your  kindness.We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and we definitely will be back. We had a beautiful wedding.Thank you so much for everything and the wonderful hospitality.

    From The Little Egypt Ghost Society, Southern Illinios

    The Summers Riverview Mansion is a great place to stay and it's only one block from Harrah's Casino. We encourage all of our fans to visit and spend a night or two at this victorian bed and breakfast. Each room comes complete with hot tub jacuzzi and you get a gourmet breakfast in the morning. The rates are very reasonable.

    Megan Helms

    this is the most wounderful place and ppl you can find. we really really ejoied it. we want to thank them and tell everyone we know about it.

    Lowell Barton-Skip

    My new wife and I stayed there on our honeymoon and all I can say is Awesome. The house is beautiful and Henk and Colleen were the nicest hosts we've ever met and we are glad to call them friends. We will be back for sure. Thank you Henk and Colleen. You made our stay there excellent. Cant wait to visit there again.

    Brenda Parsons Clark

    Absolutely amazing place. Hank & Colleen were both so kind and hospitable. Already planning a December get-a-way.

    “Great Stay”
    Jjoyce1976 - September 2011

    I was in town for one night without the family. The next time I'm in town I'll be sure we all stay there. What a place. Beautiful from the outside in. The staff was super friendly and accommodating and made a tired traveller feel right at home. For an alternative to the Casino, consider this place. I loved it.

    EngTeacher - Brooklyn, NY - Stayed June 2011

    I had never done the "B&B" thing before, but booked Summer's Riverview Mansion due to its proximity to the major events for the annual Superman celebration in Metropolis. While the accommodations were much more than I needed, they are absolutely beautiful. The five bedroom home has a very cozy feel that still complements the luxurious antiques surrounding you at every turn. Every room has a jacuzzi, a claw-foot tub in the bathroom, and a luxurious bed. Henk and Colleen, the hosts at Summer's Riverview, are extremely gracious in every possible way and even offered to drive me around to see surrounding countryside and sites-- something I regrettably did not have time to do. Breakfasts were extremely tasty and filling;water, juice, and assorted snacks available any time of day or night. If you are going to Metropolis and want to stay in style,then the Summer's Riverview Mansion is the place to be for a super stay!             

    “Cozy home away from home”
    VIPKittcat - Springfield, Illinois - September 2011

    My mother and I wanted a cozy place to stay and I found the Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast. The owners were very friendly and made us feel right at home. Our room was wonderful! We love to gamble and there is a casino right across the road. Plan on returning soon.

    “Great Bed & Breakfast!!”
    Sarah M - October 11, 2011

    We stayed for 1 night and it was wonderful! Henk was an awesome host - he made sure we had everything we needed and cooked an awesome breakfast in the morning. The property is beautiful and has easy access to everything. Definately highly reccommended!!

    Guest Review 11-28-2011

    Had an amazing time with my husband. The mansion is very elegant. Service was amazing and breakfast was wonderfull. We were there Thurs thru Sun and will definately be back. Looking forward to it already. They have several xtras well worth the money. Got to see all the rooms and would be happy in any of them.

    The McFaddens - 6-6-2011

    When we first arrived we were greeted by wonderful inn keepers Colleen and Henk and given a tour of the mansion...the pictures truly don't do this place justice... it was gorgeous. We spent one night in the sweet dreams suite, the room was very clean and the beds were very cozy and intimate. Breakfast the next morning was so much more than we had ever expected, it was delicious. We will be back!

    Cindy Greenman, January 1, 2012

    We spent the night here last night for New Year's Eve. First  time staying at a bed and breakfast. It was absolutely wonderful. The home is so comfortable and welcoming. Inn Keepers Henk and Colleen were so friendly and nice. Breakfast was delicious! Can't say enough good things about this place. If you are looking for a place to stay while you are in Metropolis, I highly recommend this place! Will definitely go back!

    Rick and Crystal Vandiver - May 11, 2012

    We come to Metropolis every year for the Superman Celebration. We decided to stay at the Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast. What an excellent choice!!! Henk and Colleen are the nicest people we have ever met. Hot breakfast, snacks and surprises in your room. I felt like I was at home. Henk gave us a tour of the grounds and a ittle history of the place. I really enjoyed talking to them, it was like family.  have suggested to everyone I know about this secret little place in Metropolis, Illinois..A place like home! Can't wait to see you this summer.

    Barbie Matthews - July 7 2012

    Thanks to Summers Riverview Mansion Bed & Breakfast, our stay in Metropolis, Illinois was memorable and so much more than expected. Hospitality uncommonly found in other establishments was routine. What other Bed & Breakfast starts your morning out with great conversation along with biscuits & gravy along with sending us on our way home with the Southern Hospitality of a Hug and a wish for a safe trip.....We will be back...Thanks again!

    Posted By Gerald Wood on 11/29/2012

    This was our first time at a Bed & Breakfast. All I can say is WOW. We will never stay at a hotel again. We felt as if we were at our  own house and Hank & Colleen were staying with us. They took care of all of our needs, anything we needed was provided for at anytime, day or night. They go well above what would be expected to create an atmosphere of comfort, joy and luxury. When we first arrived we were greeted by Hank and asked if we would like to just go to our room or learn a little bit about the house and it's history. We decided to take the tour. It was well worth the time spent to know about the place we were staying. Hank is a wonderful man with great presentational skills. After that we relaxed in our room for several hours (in the tub and Jacuzzi). Then we took a walk around town. We had dinner and walked around some more. There is not much around within walking distance as far as entertainment besides the Hotel and Superman locations so we went back to the Jacuzzi. ;) The next morning we were expecting some coffee and doughnuts of some sort. The breakfast that Hank prepared was out of this world! Sausages, Eggs, Bacon and fresh veggies in a breakfast bowl with muffins, and fresh fruit, and on and on and on! All of this on fine china with a nice selection of tableware. No plastic only luxury. The next full day we spent looking around town. Colleen suggested we go and see the wall in Paducah. It was cool to see it and the boats very short driving distance. We also saw several Superman locations and then went back to the house and fell asleep. We awoke wondering if the next breakfast was going to be a let down, it wasn't. It surpassed the first. I am going back soon as this has become a  very special place for us. A place to recapture a place in time to relax, unwind, and remember.

  • Attractions

    The Summers Riverview Mansion Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to relax or be active.  Some of the possible activities and attractions in our area include:

    • Golfing
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Bicycling
    • Shopping downtown & art
    • antique shops



    Gaming at Harrah's Riverboat Casino across the street

    Shawnee Wine Trails

    Wedding Chapel On Site




    Home of Superman

    Visit the Superman Museum and take your picture with the Superman statue and attend the yearly Superman Festival.

    Fort Massac

    Living history weekends are scheduled regularly with re-enactments of local battles.

  • Introduction


    Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast beckons guests to enjoy the tranquility of the Victorian era in the heart of Metropolis, Illinois on the Ohio River. Like most homes built in 1889, the mansion features fireplaces, transoms, hardwood floors and has been furnished with period antiques, but modern conveniences have not been forgotten.

    All guest rooms have ceiling fans, and private baths with claw footed tubs and showers making it easy for any romantic couples, girlfriend's getaway or families to relax. Televisions, Wi-Fi and CD players are in the rooms and extra large Jacuzzis and canopy beds also are available.

    We want your stay at the Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast to be as relaxing and comfortable for you so we offer these accommodations:

    • Clean, comfortable rooms with 2 person whirlpool and clawfooted tubs with showers in baths
    • Garden with patio seating for reading and lounging
    • Continental Breakfast coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks
    • Plenty of parking
    • Fireplaces
    • Air conditioning
    • Television with cable
    • All Service Bar
    • Bicycles on site

    Our area has activities for everyone! Harrah's Riverboat Casino with Las Vegas style gaming is just across the street and sponsors concerts throughout the summer. Paducah, Kentucky is just minutes away and is known for terrific restaurants, shopping, antiquing and museums in the historic downtown area. Nearby, the Shawnee National Forest provides excellent hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. We are just 2 hours NW of Nashville and 2 1/2 hours SE of St. Louis. Visit us and find out why we are one of the best kept secrets in Southern Illinois.