Welcome to Riverside Inn
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 your measure all other B & B's. 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 paddleboats 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!
Our Inn generally is available for guest bookings Thursday - Sunday nights, with occasional other dates scattered throughout our calendar. We do require an advance reservation and do not accept walk-in guests. Whole house bookings or groups reserving 3 or more rooms may be available Monday-Wednesday nights by calling our Innkeeper to reserve. 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 Thursday - Monday at (859)567-1329 after 11:00 a.m.(after breakfast!). 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 wine and snack on cheese, crackers, and fruit,or dessert and iced tea, typically served between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. And of course, everyone just loves Miss Nancy's delicious homemade breakfasts!
While our beautiful grounds are highly sought after as an outdoor wedding venue, at this time we are not accepting any new bookings for weddings.
The original house was built in 1869 by Local Businessman and Militia Captain, Senator James H. McDanell, Sr. where 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, industrious 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.
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. It was Mr Hill who 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.
It was in 2010 that 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.