Situated in the scenic Ohio River community of Golconda, in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, is The Grand Riverview Mansion Hotel, a boutique inn popular with visitors to Southern Illinois looking for a comfortable and unique place to rest and relax. The Grand Riverview Mansion Hotel is also home to a delightful eatery that offers a wide selection of craft beers and wines, along with local meat and seafood.
The sprawling Victorian home, built in 1894, has an ambiance that is unrivaled in the area and the owners of the architectural wonder proudly serve guests and diners a variety of inviting bistro menu items. Owners Tony and Beth Eckert are passionate hosts and enjoy the opportunity to provide their customers with a satisfying meal while also offering a place to enjoy libations in the hotel’s Levee Lounge.
Tasty burgers from Bison Bluffs Farms in Cobden, piled high with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, are popular among customers at the Riverview Mansion Hotel as well as hand-cut bison filet mignon and ribeye steaks fresh from the Cobden farm. The Southern Illinois surf and turf is another well-liked dish which features the Bison Bluffs burger alongside Tanglefoot freshwater shrimp scampi from Pope County. Pizzas are another delectable menu item, with the option for diners to create their own combination of toppings or choose a specialty pie like the German pizza with sauerkraut, bratwurst, pickles, and mustard or the Greek pizza with feta cheese, spinach, and olives. Hearty salads, seasonal soups, and variable specials rotate frequently to offer guests a plethora of flavors and ingredients while an array of starters are available including artichoke and portobello mushrooms, coconut popcorn shrimp and hand-cut french fries.
Visitors continually praise the award-winning Riverview Mansion Hotel for its impressive array of fine, local craft beers as well as an amazing selection of local wines from the region’s most popular wineries. With such a variety of libations, the hotel masterfully caters to a diverse group of beer and wine enthusiasts.
Whether you are looking for extraordinary weekend getaway accommodations or an evening meal after a day exploring the Shawnee National Forest, the Grand Riverview Mansion Hotel has the food, drinks, and entertainment to create a singular experience.