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“Beautiful colonial decor in small, quiet village” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Williamsburg, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful colonial decor in small, quiet village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Though only half of the house built in 1854, the newer part blends perfectly because of the charming colonial decor throughout. We were amazed by the number of common rooms: a living room with huge stone fireplace downstairs plus 3 upstairs: a sunny reading room with comfy couches, a TV room and a guest kitchen area with mini-refrigerator, microwave, 24 hour coffee and tea maker, table and chairs. Elaine served us delicious breakfasts (e.g. fruit cup, maple and brown sugar baked grapefruit, spinach-mushroom fritatta, apple French toast, sausage and bacon, homemade muffins et al.). She and husband Lew very friendly and helpful in directing us to local sights to see and places to eat. (We lucked out by dining at Gabrielle's in Centerbrook on Monday, when all entrees half-price, and L&E French bistro on Tuesday when burgers are served with free glass of wine or beer.) Inn is conveniently located on main street so we could walk to the few shops, cafes, public library, et al.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Authentic bit of colonial charm in Deep River, CT. Huge brick fireplace, comfy guest lounge with sherry in the evening, help-yourself coffee and tea service in the TV lounge, books, puzzles, lots of amenities. Comfy, big beds with beautiful linens. Clean and bright restroom with the most heavenly scented soaps. Fluffy towels, gracious hostess, delicious breakfast. It was everything we wanted and more!

Room Tip: Owner provided a key so we could enter after she had gone to bed, so we had complete privacy and fre...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Altos, California
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have stayed at Riverwind many times and wouldn't even consider any place else in the area.
The rooms in this historic house are beautifully decorated, comfortable and immaculate. Elaine and Leo are wonderful hosts and do everything possible to make your stay pleasant. They are knowledgable of the area and always have good tips on local attractions, dining and entertainment. Elaine's tasty breakfast is the start of a special day! We always look forward to our next visit with them.
Judy&Bob

Room Tip: We usually chose a room with a private porch.
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  • Stayed October 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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Deep River is a welcome relief from the somewhat hectic Connecticut shore and Riverwinds Inn is the perfect base to explore the area. The house is attractive and comfortable and the innkeepers are most hospitable. You arrive as customers and leave as friends. There is a definite separation between guest and host areas so you don't ever feel that you are intruding on their space. There are rooms in both the older and newer sections of the house but all are comfortable and well appointed. Don't even think about staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: Rooms in older section of the house are much smaller than the newer ones but are cozy and charming...
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  • Stayed September 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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Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Riverwind Inn. Elaine and Leo were so attentive, wonderful conversationalists, and have created a picture perfect haven away from the realities of hectic city life. Breakfast was delicious, and the room immaculate, and the bed was comfy! We had a wonderful weekend wedding we were attending at nearby Old Lyme, and loved "coming home" to a cozy, historic retreat. Very serene, and memorable!

  • Stayed September 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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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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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
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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): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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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