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Rivercene Mansion B & B
Host(s): Donn Upp and Joe Ely
Address: 127 County Road 463
City: New Franklin
State: MO
Zip: 65274-9608
Local: (660)848-2497
Toll Free: (800)531-0862
Historic Rivercene is a magnificent 12,000 square foot mansion built by the industrious riverboat baron Captain Joseph Kinney. His fleet carried pasengers and freight from New Orleans to Montana, a single trip earning up to $50,000. Featured on HGTV, in an NBC documentary, and in numerous magazine features, the home was built of the finest materials with the help of European artisans. Rivercene has 11 fireplaces, Italian marble, 300 pound walnut doors, and an elegant hand-carved mahogany staircase graces the entry. The State of Missouri copied the architectural plan for the present Governor's mansion in Jefferson City, and Rivercene is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. In 1992 the Kinney family sold the home which, after much restoration, was opened in May of 1993, only to close in July due to the devastation of The Great Flood! Rivercene was again restored and opened in January of 1994. The home was purchased by Bill and Merijo Alter in 2004, after Bill's retirement from the Missouri House of Representatives, and opens its doors daily to those who want to experience the ambience of gentle days-gone-by. Rivercene's large rooms feature queen-size beds, sitting areas and private baths.
Region: Central Min / Max Rate: $109.00 / $199.00
Location: Country home or estate # of Rooms: 8
Year Built: 1869 # of Private Baths: 8
Breakfast Type: Full Wheelchair Access: No
Signature Dish: Rivercene Souffle' Smoking: Outside only
Children: Suitable above a particular age Pets Allowed: Not Accepted
Resident Pets: No access to common areas

Central Air Conditioning


Separate Phone Lines
in Each Room

Swimming Pool VCR/DVD

Dataports in Rooms (Separate, dedicated line or usable simultaneously with voice line)

Hot Tub Satellite/Cable

FAX Machines on Premises

TV Hot Tub

Copier on Premises

VCR/DVD Jetted Tub Highspeed Internet
Access in Rooms
Satellite/Cable Fireplace or Stove
(gas, wood or electric)
Wireless Internet Access

Payment Methods

Discounts Offered Complimentary Beverages & Snacks
Personal Checks
Travelers Checks
American Express
Seasonal Rates
Cold Drinks
Coffee / Hot Tea
Cookies / Sweets
Chips / Popcorn
Routes Setting  
Interstate 70
By Lake
By River or Creek
Along Katy Trail
Wine Country
Amish Country
Historic District
Near Civil War Site
Along Lewis and Clark Trail
Off the Beaten Path