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The Riverwind Inn
209 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Deep River B&B and Inns
1 review
“Gorgeous country inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Riverwind Inn. Everything was perfectly clean, beautifully decorated. The innkeepers attention to detail is so sweet - the whole place even smells lovely.

Breakfast was delicious, the bed was comfortable. We truly enjoyed staying here.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Milford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed in the Moonlight Suite, and our stay was amazing. Fabulous LARGE suite with a Jacuzzi. The room was impeccably clean and very cozy. Breakfast was to die for, and our innkeepers very kind and attentive!
Peaceful and relaxing~ we loved it!! THANK YOU Elaine and Leo!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My husband and I have been staying at the lovely Riverwind Inn 3 times a year for several years since we have subscription tickets to the nearby Goodspeed Theater. We truly look forward to seeing Elaine and Leo each time because they are such warm, welcoming people and wonderful hosts. We really admire their dedication to making their guests feel comfortable and happy in their homey inn with its wonderful fragrance of spices and wood fires. We have a favorite room which by now feels like a “second home!” Elaine always prepares a delicious breakfast served in the cozy, country breakfast room as Leo remembers our favorite morning beverages. They offer good suggestions for places to dine or someplace special to visit and it is fun to have a discussion about the latest show at the Goodspeed or where we went to dinner. It is a treat to find such a “special” inn and so we are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

We found the perfect place to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary! From the minute we pulled into the driveway and were greeted by the owners, Elaine and Leo, we knew we made the right choice. They both made us feel right at home and made great suggestions for dining out and day trips. Our room was amazing and breakfast this morning was beautifully presented and delicious! We loved it so much that we are planning to return in the near future!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

What a quintessential New England experience we had at the Riverwind Inn. Our room was cozy, elegant and sparkling clean. The hosts greeted us at 3 in the morning (olur plane was late) and even carried our luggage. We awakened to Elaine's delectable french toast, oven baked with tasty apple filling (recipe please). The setting in Deep River Connecticut affords the visitor a chance to see a small New England village near the Connecticut River and close to the Goodspeed Opera House. We had such a great time! The best part of our journey was staying at this beautiful, historic inn. We LOVED getting to know the hosts, Elaine and Leo. After a long flight from the West Coast, we were welcomed and felt right at home. Stay here! Elaine and Leo are the best hosts we have ever known. You will just love your visit.

Room Tip: We got a private tour of the inn and decided that all the rooms are charming. This place is very Ne...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Like a recent reviewer hereunder, our experience at the Riverwind Inn was disappointingly poor. As seasoned travellers we chose to stay in B&Bs across New England on our first ever trip there so that we could experience warm hospitality, have hearty breakfasts and get unique insights into each area. The Riverwind was to be our last stop after four wonderful stays elsewhere.
Upon arrival after a long journey we were greeted rather coolly by the owners and I was immediately asked for my credit card. No effort was made to make us feel at home so we headed to our room. Breakfast both days was chef's choice and a spartan affair. On the second morning we were distinctly hurried along as our table started to be cleared before we had finished. Any supposed interest in our sightseeing plans was cursory and forced. All in all the owners, Elaine and Leo, are clearly in the B&B business to make money only and genuine hospitality has been waylaid. The saving grace of the inn is the Ralph Lauren-esque interior which is beautiful, but by no means makes up for the poor hosts. Avoid.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Riverwindinn, Owner at The Riverwind Inn, responded to this review, November 17, 2011
We are sorry that "sineadj81" had a disappointing experience at our Inn. In response to his comments, I find that taking care of credit card payments upon arrival frees me from checking guests out during the breakfast time, where I need to focus on my other guest's needs. I do not understand which inn he was staying at since we do not have "Ralph Lauren-esque" decor. We are a colonial Inn and have quilts and country decor. Maybe he is confusing us with another inn. Besides that, if others read our other rave reviews, you can tell that this is not the same inn. Upon arrival of all guests, we talk to them about their travels, inform them about our breakfast and coffee times, ask if they need any dietary restrictions, ask them if they need help with dinner plans, and also help them with area attractions, provide maps, etc. All this usually before they are shown their room, which we also show them personally and point out areas of the inn for their comfort. Again, we are sorry that they had a bad experience and hope their trip back to Germany was smooth.
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Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

We are sisters and cousins. We stayed the October SNOW weekend. The hosts were informative, attentive and very kind. We had 2 rooms across the hall from each other on the 2nd floor. It was perfect...and there is a sitting room right near our rooms with a fireplace! This was perfect given we were "snowed in" on Saturday night. The rooms are clean, including the bathrooms. The beds were comfortable as was the room temperature. We had wine glasses in our rooms, chocolates, and even a corkscrew. Breakfast was delicious and we had a nice table for the 5 of us. The first floor has another sitting area with a fireplace. I think Fall is the perfect time to enjoy an escape weekend. We did get to Essex during Saturday afternoon, and that was a quaint town with shops. Try lunch at The Griswald Inn.
We will definitely come back! Relaxing and you felt at home.

Room Tip: Second floor....Champagne & Roses and Quilt rooms. The best!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Riverwind Inn

Address: 209 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417
Location: United States > Connecticut > Deep River
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Deep River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the CT River Valley, between Essex & Chester, this cozy colonial B&B offers 8 comfortable rooms,all with private baths. Country breakfast included, free WI-FI, A/C. Voted Yankee Magazine Editors' Choice for 2008. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Country Inn Deep River
Deep River Country Inn

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