We are excited to show you the many reasons that the Riverside Inn was awarded a Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the WORLD by BedandBreakfast.com! Located directly on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky, Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast will set the standard by which you measure all other B & Bs. No expense was spared in the restoration and expansion of the existing mansion and its grounds. Our Inn is over 13,000 sq. ft. of casual elegance, featuring 7 guest rooms and beautiful public areas both inside and outside for guest enjoyment and privacy.
Our guests spend hours enjoying the gazebo and swings overlooking the Ohio River, watching the paddle boats and barges pass by as they take the time to reconnect with each other and just unwind. Other favorite activities are enjoying a relaxing massage in our spa room, playing the piano, challenging your significant other to a game of pool, or obsessing over working on puzzles!
Guest Booking Information
Our Inn generally is available for guest bookings seven days a week. We do require an advance reservation and do not accept walk-in guests. Whole house bookings are always welcome and should be set up directly with the Inn via phone. Reservations can be made on our website, 24/7.
However, those that would prefer to book by phone will reach the Innkeeper at the Inn seven days a week at (859) 567-1329 from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM. Our reservation book is open three months in advance for individual reservations or up to 5 months in advance for whole house bookings.
Guests look forward to our afternoon break to enjoy a glass of tea/lemonade and a snack of cheese, crackers, and fruit, typically served between 4:30 - 5:30 PM. And, of course, everyone just loves Riverside Inn's delicious homemade breakfasts!
The original house was built in 1869 by Local Businessman and Militia Captain, Senator James H. McDanell, Sr. He lived with his wife, Irene, and their two sons and daughter. His farm was one of the finest in the state. He was a careful, diligent, and conservative man, three features that assisted materially in making his fortune. He soon built up a good trade that grew year after year until his establishment, J.A. McDanell and Sons Mercantile, became the most important business in the town of Warsaw.
Captain McDannell's home partially burnt in 1889, but he had it rebuilt, and it became known as Lynwood Hall. Originally were two identical entrances – one facing the Ohio River (which remains the same today, and the other facing US Highway 42). Lynwood Hall remained in the McDanell family for over three generations.
Our Journey So Far
In 1950, William H. Hill, a nurseryman, bought the property and ran a large tree nursery; the beauty of some of his trees still grace the property, such as the 5 types of Magnolia trees, Bradford pears, multi-colored Dogwoods, and stunning American Holly trees. You will find large Oak trees, American Lindens, Tulip trees, and Weeping Cherry trees, to name a few.
Mr. Hill changed the front facade of the house by adding the brick columns that are still standing today. Mr. Hill's daughter, Marie Hill Roberts, and her husband Harry, along with their son and three daughters, inherited the house where Marie lived until 2005. In 2010, the current owners, Dennis Griffin, a Businessman, and his wife, Joyce, purchased the property, then known as Heritage Hall, from Marie's daughter Elizabeth Roberts Jackson.
The Griffin's lovingly took ownership, and after a year of extensive restoration and renovation ~ where the beauty of the old was merged with the convenience of the new ~ the house proudly opened in May 2011 as the magnificent Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast; one of Kentucky's most romantic inns.
In October of 2020 the Griffin's sold the property to the new and current owners Ray and Mandy Branscum