My husband and I recently spent our honeymoon at the Riverside Inn. We had an absolutely wonderful experience! We felt “at home” from the moment we arrived, as the staff was incredibly welcoming and full of excellent local suggestions. The owner himself was very accessible throughout our stay, but no one was ever intrusive in any way. Brownie points right off the bat for the champagne and hand-written note from the Inn we found in our room after returning from dinner the first night! The Inn itself is lovely, with attention paid to furnishings and decorative items. Our room was sparkling clean and cozy with lots of closet space, a fireplace, large tv, air conditioner, and a 4-poster king bed with super comfy mattress/linens. A huge plus was that, even though the place was booked solid, we didn’t hear any of the other guests from inside our room. Cell phone service isn’t great (clearly no fault of theirs), but they do have wireless internet available as well as a desktop computer for all guests to share. On a side note, they have a fantastic library of current books in the common area. It was one of the first things I noticed when we arrived – lots of easy vacation reads by known authors!
By far the best thing about this place is the breakfast. Every morning, we woke up to delicious smells wafting up the stairs and into our room. The dining area is comfortable and airy, with plenty of seating space so that you never feel crowded. Classical and soft jazz music played from a small stereo, setting a relaxing tone for the meal. All of the food is made by the owner himself, including the breads and English muffins. Every meal starts with a fresh fruit bowl garnished with either fresh mint leaves or fresh basil leaves and their special Riverside Smoothie (I believe it was some sort of banana-berry combination). The first morning was quiche, with a choice of mushroom or sun-dried tomato/zucchini. The second morning was pancakes, with a choice of plain, blueberry or apple. These were no ordinary pancakes - clearly homemade with whole grain flour and fresh ingredients! Morning number three was a delicious egg and cheese strata with sausage and zucchini. Yum! Finally, on our departure morning, we had their famous waffles. Just like the pancakes, they are definitely a house recipe and were absolutely heavenly. Each of the meals comes with a choice of bacon, breakfast sausage or apple maple chicken sausage (our personal favorite!).
I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for somewhere to truly unwind and experience the peacefulness of the White Mountains. It is in a great location and back-road shortcuts will get you around the traffic madness that occurs daily in the downtown area. Close to Attitash, Cranmore and lots of local eateries. A hidden gem among the many B&Bs in the North Conway area!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic Rooms & Suites, fireplaces, spa tubs, private baths, king and queen beds, near everything, quiet location directly on the beautiful East Branch of the Saco River. Unwind by the river in a casually elegant turn-of-the-century home at Riverside Inn. Quietly nestled between North Conway and Jackson NH in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full country breakfast, non-smoking, WI-FI, A/C, and attentive service await you. ... more less