I took my daughter to Rivercene last weekend, and enjoyed it so much, I brought my husband the second weekend! Rivercene is a work in progress, and the new owners (Since Jan 2011) have undertaken the immense restoration of this beautiful Italianate victorian mansion. Along with your bed and breakfast, expect to be treated to a wonderful tour of the home, and learn of the famed Capt. Kinney, steamboat captain during the civil war, who built the home. Learn and see the secret passages the Kinney family built into the house, in case they needed to escape. See copies of the journals the family kept during the war and get a glimpse of life in the 1860's. Rivercene is the largest, oldest private residence in the state of Missouri, and Donn and Joe are meticulously restoring it to it's original grandeur.
The breakfast was wonderful, with a huge bowl of fresh berries, homemade cinnamon rolls, and breakfast casserole. And, for those who prefer more privacy, there is a second back dining room, where you can be served breakfast. Because this home was built on the Missouri River (across the river from Boonville), remember to turn immediately after the bridge. It's a bit confusing, as you have to pass by some grain elevators to get to the home. Don't let that deter you, however. Rivercene is an elegant and enchanting B and B experience. Highly recommended.