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Inn by the River

2777 US Route 201, West Forks, ME 04985
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel with a view of the river. The view was spectacular with all of the forest trees at their peak of colour. The food was good. We did not have time to do the river rafting. Very friendly staff. Located in the woods. Closed during some winter months.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We used Inn By The River to cater our wedding and the food was amazing!! Joe and Kim make sure all the food is cooked perfectly, and the attention to detail is amazing. Their staff is attentive and friendly. Not only did they cater the wedding and a breakfast, but also they brought us late night pizza the night of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is OK for the area, but those accustomed to typical amenities in more populated tourist destinations may be disappointed. It's probably best for couples only. Choose your room carefully. The food is quite good and surprisingly fresh for the area. They put our family of four in a room (#9) with a queen bed (described as a king... More

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Bethel, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Every time I come here, I love the place more and more! Maybe its the location... maybe its the atmosphere... maybe its just to gaze at the waitresses unbelievable eyes... (the wife agrees- so its okay! hahaha) In the winter this place is ROCKN sleds everywhere, gassin up sharing their stories... Summertime, place is CHILLN... sit out front by the... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The entire staff was amazing! Generous, friendly, and helpful. The chef somehow made salad a masterpiece. The rooms were on the small side but very comfortable. The whirlpool bath was heavenly. Sitting on the porch watching the river go by was a perfect way to end the day.

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California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We got there very late at night and they left a note on the door with directions to our room. The room was big, clean and homey. The breakfast was wonderful. I would stay here again and highly recommend it.

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Monticello, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We wanted to do something different and do whitewater rafting. Researching on the Web is like throwing darts blindfolded. This is a "bullseye". Matt is an excellent cook, Stephen and Nicole were wonderful, and Bobby was a great raft guide. They apparently do the most thorough and intensive training of all the companies. A fantastic operation!

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Netherlands
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236 reviews 236 reviews
70 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

N45°19.756' W69°58.087' Room 8 of Inn BY the River has a queen-size bed on the front side of the hotel overlooking the Kennebec River. Nice view. We slept for one night in August 2013 with open window and didn't need the noisy window air conditioner. The traffic in front of the hotel did not disturb us. The room has no... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

What an amazing place. Stayed here on our way from Boston to Montreal. We stayed in a double room overlooking the river. Views were breathtaking. Food is good. Everyone who works here is very very accommodating and friendly we felt very welcome. We also booked half a days snowmobiling. This has to be done!! It was the best experience ever.... More

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Brooklin, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I could go on and on about our recent stay here, from the clean, well-appointed room to the phenomenal food to the wonderful service, but the one part that will stick out in my mind is when my girlfriend and I met the chef and his first words were "Welcome home." That's exactly it. The place feels like home. Go... More

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Address: 2777 US Route 201, West Forks, ME 04985
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Location: United States > Maine > West Forks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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