Summers Riverview Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Metropolis IL: Elegant Comfort

Long before Metropolis, Illinois, was known as the home of Superman, the mansion graced the city.  Prominent Metropolis residents built the home in 1889. In later years it served as a hospital and a retirement home.  Today it is restored to sophisticated elegance and operates as the Summers Riverview Mansion bed and breakfast. We stayed at the Summers Riverview Mansion during our southern Illinois visit. It was our first stay in a bed and breakfast.

Summers Riverview Mansion

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Summer Riverview’s five guest rooms, all richly decorated with antiques, each have a private bath with claw-foot tub and a separate Jacuzzi tub.Guest_room_2Guest_room_1Guest_room_5Guest_room_3jacuzzi_tubThe parlor is a cozy gathering place.The sophistication continues at breakfast in the dining room. Innkeepers Hank and Colleen serve a delicious—and elegantly plated—meal. IMG_3209BreakfastA stroll through the gardens after breakfast is a relaxing way to start your day.Gardens_4Gardens_3Gardens_2Gardens_1You may even see a wedding in progress at the adjacent Summers wedding chapel.Wedding_chapel_outsideWedding_chapel_insideSummers Riverview Mansion bed and breakfast takes you back to Victorian era romance but with the today’s comforts and conveniences.  However, even the mansion has reminders of Superman’s place in Metropolis. A kryptonite chunk is embedded in the garden wall.kryptonite

If you visit the Summers Riverview Mansion

Summers Riverview Mansion is located at 205 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, Illinois. The bed and breakfast is just one block from the Ohio River and across the street from Harrah’s Metropolis Casino.
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Disclosures: Enjoy Illinois hosted our stay at the Summers Riverview Mansion. Our stay was complimentary. However, any opinions expressed in this article are my own.
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