Rivercene Tour


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Unique Rooms - Unique Experiences

Sitting area and queen-sized beds. Private baths have showers (S) or shower/tub combinations (S/T) as noted. Rooms on first and second floor have marble fireplaces with gas logs. A delicious breakfast is served each morning, at your convenience, between 7:30 and 9:00 am. Enjoy the quiet and relax, as there are no televisions nor telephones in the rooms. Free high-speed internet access is available.

Rivercene Mansion B&B has many spacious rooms available.

Click on the links below for photos and descriptions of each room.

Rivercene First Floor Rivercene Second Floor Rivercene Third Floor

Elegant Architecture

Rivercene was constructed by Captain Joseph B. Kinney, who ran a line of 21 sternwheelers up and down the Missouri River, between 1864 and 1869 and is the earliest example of Second Empire or Baroque revival this far west.

Main Hall & Stairway

This beautiful hand-carved stairway, hewn by European artisans of the finest mahogany, cypress and walnut, has been the place where many memories were made--brides and debutantes presented, ladies in long flowing dresses greeting their gentleman-callers--and Katy Trail bikers retiring for a restful night, or a relaxing whirlpool bath.


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Parlor & Dining Room

The detailed hand-painted border that surrounds the parlor was created in the late 1800s by Captain Kinney's daughter, Cora Kinney Hurt.


Captain Kinney's family lived in the three story brick house until the last daughter passed away in 1947. There was an auction in 1948 and most of the original furnishings were sold. In the late '50's, Mike & Winnie Cenatiempo (Winnie was the great-grand-daughter of Captain Kinney) started restoration on their old family home. Many years of hard work had restored the first floor and the east side of the second floor.

In 1992, Winnie sold Rivercene, restoration continued. Rivercene Bed & Breakfast opened in May of 1993, only to close as The Great Flood devastated the mansion two months later. Many volunteers came to help clean mountains of mud, and revive her once again, and restoration continued. In, January, 1994, Rivercene was reopened as a Bed & Breakfast.

This magnificent mansion will capture you with its character, history and period style. Come and experience the history with a stay at Rivercene Mansion Bed & Breakfast. 


  The Rivercene Bed & Breakfast. In the Heart of Mid-Missouri and Katy Trail Country.

Merijo & Bill Alter     127 County Road 463     New Franklin MO 65274


Email your reservation request to hosts@rivercene.com

or call toll free (800) 531-0862, or (660) 848-2497.


Please note: 7 day cancellation policy for individuals, and 30 days for groups.

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