Riverview Mansion Hotel & The Levee Lounge
Hosted by Anthony
Anthony is the host.
12 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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12 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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We have several suites each with their own decor and ambiance. All rooms have private bathroom, fridge/micro/coffee, free Netflix and fiber-optic wi-fi. Book one room or the whole house! Also enjoy on site lounge and restaurant (open weekends). The Levee Lounge is famous for its selection of local craft beers and wines.

The space

The best Victorian suites available in the Shawnee! A B&B style mansion, but plenty of private nooks and crannys to read a book and share a bottle of wine. The Riverview Mansion Hotel in Golconda has been the center of hospitality for a century. Also find the largest wine shop in Southern Illinois featuring the best of regional wines and beyond. The hotel bar, the Levee Lounge is a lively venue on weekends and during festivals. Bistro style sustenance available, i.e. pizzas and artisan tapas, cheese and meat plates.


Established in 1926

Built in 1894 as the private mansion for riverboat captain, John Gilbert, today's "Mansion" remains the jewel of Golconda's historic "silk-stocking row." In the mid-1920's, the Mansion was converted to the local hotel it is today. Boasting some of the finest craftsmanship available a century ago, the Mansion's millwork still awes visitors today. The six fabulous fireplace mantels are centerpieces of an architectural excellence seen only in the palaces of Europe. An exotic gingerbread arch hangs overhead at the entrance which lore says was removed from Gilbert's riverboat. Just beyond the elegantly carved, beveled door is the main staircase designed by the architect who created a similar grand staircase at the White House. However your eyes will be drawn upward to the unique 6 foot tall stain glass window at the landing. You will be amazed at every turn!

Meet the Business Owner: Tony E.

Tony has been active in micro tourism both in the US and abroad for over a decade. After receiving his graduate degree in Community and Economic Development, he has lived, worked and traveled to many regions around the globe. He brings this taste of "exotic ecclectic" to the Mansion in Golconda striving to boost the historic downtown vibe. he and wife, Beth are bringing life back to the Mansion while living their's with their four young children.

Guest access

You will be able to roam freely through the entire hotel part of the historic mansion. Beautiful architectural details and decor surround. The wine shop, gift shop as well as bar and restaurant (open weekends) will be the place to enjoy.

Interaction with guests

My wife and I are always available to help you with any questions or provide information.

Other things to note

Plenty of well lit, safe parking on the street.


Extra people $39 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $99
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $49 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
2 queen beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Enjoy the on-site hotel lounge and restaurant. We're famous for local craft beers and wines. We have a very eclectic menu with locally raised bison and fresh-water shrimp.

If traveling with Pets, there will be additional $49 charge plus security deposit.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - most rooms are up one flight stairs
Potential for noise - have on site lounge and restaurant
Pet(s) live on property - Outside pets


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Nicole User Profile
October 2017
Very nice place, we had a great stay!

Brian User Profile
June 2017
Very unique botique hotel/B&B. Comfy beds, friendly and helpful hosts. Private bath for each room. Interesting and historic decor. On the weekends there is a lounge with a wide selection of wines, local wines, and local craft beers as well as a variety of food. The locatoin is very good for doing things like hiking trails in Shawnee National Forrest, antiquing, wine tasting, visiting breweries, etc. Really enjoyed the area.
Anthony User Profile
Response from Anthony:
Ah thanks Brian. Appreciate hearing positive feedback about the kiddos (and the business lol). We'll take your other suggestions to mind, too. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and if you are back in the neighborhood, we'd love to host you again. Cheers!
June 2017

Connie User Profile
January 2017
This is such a unique place. Our room was nicely decorated. We had a delicious breakfast casserole along with yogurt and fruit. We spent several hours in the lounge. We felt right at home.

Nicholas User Profile
September 2016
If you want a place to rest and relax in style between adventures, this would be a good one. It's set up for single people or couples. It's a bed and breakfast with a wine list. I recommend the local national parks also. I would be curious to see how the town comes to life at next weekend festival.
Anthony User Profile
Response from Anthony:
Thanks again Nicholas for the kind words. Yes indeed, cell reception here in the middle of nowhere can be tricky; we offer our land line for future reference. Hope you can come back to see us again. Cheers!
September 2016

Janae User Profile
October 2015
Wonderful experience! My wife and I stayed at the Riverview for a long weekend. The mansion is quirky and laid back, and Tony and Beth are warm and welcoming hosts. Our accommodations were extremely comfortable, and provided the perfect getaway. The Levee Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind--with a beer and wine selection that's beyond anything I've seen anywhere else. The mansion was conveniently located for us to explore Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock. We also drove into Paducah to explore their arts district and hit their Farmers Market. Overall, we just really loved the warm and laid-back "vibe" of the mansion and its hosts. As a same-sex couple visiting Southern Illinois, we felt very comfortable We'll definitely look forward to our next visit!

Constantine User Profile
August 2015
Anthony and his wife welcomed us immediately upon our arrival. I was impressed because we arrived so late (between 12 and 1 am) and they had their kids to take to school the next morning. The neighborhood itself is small and quaint. An ideal, scenic and peaceful getaway in a classic Huck Finn-esque river town. The rooms were cozy and comfortable. We fell asleep the instant our heads hit the pillow. The mansion is also filled with many neat trinkets which the owners are willing to sell for great, often below market, prices.

Lydia User ProfileLydia is a superhost.
May 2015
The Riverview Mansion Hotel was unique, quaint, and funky (in a good way). It was a short drive the Garden of the Gods, which was our draw. The room was well equipped with Internet/Netflix and the bed was extremely comfortable. There is a lounge next door with a large selection of beer and wine, and they have an outside deck for live music and entertainment. We were on the first floor room, so we didn't have as much privacy as you might want with the music and people chatting outside our door and windows. While we appreciated the history and uniqueness of the mansion, we probably would not pay the same amount to return.

Golconda, Illinois, United StatesJoined in December 2008
Anthony User Profile

The Riverview Mansion Hotel of Golconda is a full service hotel, open year round. In addition to the finest Victorian style accommodations available in Southern Illinois, there is also a lounge serving the best selection of local wines, as well as a restaurant. The hotel is open year round with advance reservations encouraged. All major credit cards accepted. The Levee Lounge serves hotel guests, and is also open to the public on festival weekends and for special events. The restaurant shares the same availability as the lounge, and will be serving a special selection of pizzas as well as a unique tapas menu.
The enchanted hotel setting with its expansive grounds and facilities is the perfect venue in which to enjoy the huge variety of hand-crafted, award winning wines from not only Illinois, but also the best from Indiana, Missouri and Kentucky micro-vineyards. Harvest season will be a unique time at the mansion with Oktoberfest festivals. This will be the opportunity to share the seasons best wines complimented with tantalizing artisan meats and cheeses. Festival weekends will provide just the incentive to bring in the best in local and regional musical talent. Indoor and outdoor entertainment! Our wine shop exhibits a wide array of gifts and specialty items. In addition, it is our pleasure to feature the area’s best jams, salsas, dips, etc…

The Mansion boasts an eclectic variety of overnight lodging. Most rooms feature televisions with built in DVD, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers and room safes. Wireless (secure) internet is available throughout the house. Host your next meeting or event at the Mansion; lovely common rooms and equipped function facilities available. Plush surroundings, exotic décor, and luxurious accommodations await you in Golconda!

The hotel rooms are both spacious and intimate. Buy a bottle from the bar and bring it up to your room! The Mansion caters to high end customers preferring the historic ambiance while not skimping on amenities. Other rooms with shared facilities are available for groups or hunters and fishermen needed a base to explore the area.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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