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“Wish we arrived earlier in the day”
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Riverside Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 East Machias B&B and Inns
Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wish we arrived earlier in the day”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed upstairs in the main house with an attached Victorian bath (very quiet except for some highway noise). I recommend strolling through their kitchen garden and along the river and arriving early enough to enjoy a drink on the back deck. We had a tasty breakfast and the hosts can accommodate an early meal if you need to catch a tour or boat ride. My only suggestion is designate an area where guests can visit together - - their was a small sitting room but it looked like it was being used as an office. Also, a note about cats on premise would help those of us with allergies.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tucson
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This place was a wonderful discovery 4yrs ago. This time, not only did we have dinner but also stayed several nights. The rooms were so lovely! Both my husband and I enjoyed the company of Rocky and Ellen's cat Lucy and got a chuckle when we encountered their barking couch. This place is a gem that serves delicious breakfasts and great gourmet dinners. I love the outdoors but enjoy good food too! We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night while on a long drive. We had the upper coach room. The breakfast was amazing. The owners were very nice and gave us great directions on how to take a more interesting route to the next stop on our trip.
The room was alright. It was clean but some of the decor and furniture could use some updating. The most frustrating part was the shower - the shower head is way too low for the average person and the water pressure is very low as well. The room is very close to a highway, and the sound of the traffic did not keep me awake however it was noticeable when we were in the room as we had to keep the windows open for the breeze.

Room Tip: come hungry, breakfast is really good.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We were staying in the area and found the Riverside as a fine dining establishment. The fact that there are no other choices in East Machias shouldn't put you off. This place was wonderful. We went twice during our week-stay in the area. The service and seafood was excellent. My only complaint was the filet was obviously not a very good filet cut: It was a little tough (cooked "medium") and had some gristle -- and the seasoning was a bit heavy-handed. But Rocky, the chef, came around and talked with everyone. Great guy, nice atmosphere and his wife is also an excellent chef (she does dressings and prep, from what I understand). I'm looking forward to passing through Machias again to see what's on the Riverside's menu.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Campton, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

The innkeepers were welcoming and helpful, and even adjusted the breakfast schedule to accomodate those of us who were leaving for an early birding trip. The B&B has two houses, side by side. We stayed in the coach house, in a Victorian-style, two-bedroom suite, which was quite comfortable. There is a nice porch overlooking the beautiful gardens, with the smell of wisteria and a view of seals in the river and eagles flying past. Breakfast is very good, and the dining room has the same great view of the inlet. We would definitely return, and next time we hope to stay for dinner.
Note: Food and services require planning in such a rural place. Fill up your gas tank when you see the chance, and if you're arriving later in the evening, don't plan on being able to find a meal in town--there are two restaurants, and both close at 8:00 p.m.

Room Tip: If you require internet, ask for a room in the main house. The coach house doesn't have interne...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Riverside Inn. Rocky and Ellen were very welcoming and helpful. Our dinner on Saturday night cooked by Rocky and assisted by Ellen was truely exceptional. The service was flawless and matched with a lovely wine. We stayed in the upper coach which has a small deck and view of the East Machias River.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Blackpool. Lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

On arrival we were shown into the coach house. This was a charming two room suite with a huge verandah overlooking the river. An idyllic view. Dinner was truly unforgettable - it was michelin star quality and we still talk about it and compare other meals with it. We too were up at the crack of dawn as previous reviews, however this was because the beds were too hard and we couldn't sleep. However beds and their qualities are very subjective and perhaps we are just like a soft bed. I would stay again if only for dinner - WOW

Room Tip: The coach house ground floor has a super deck
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Riverside Inn

Property: Riverside Inn
Address: 622 Main Street, East Machias, ME 04630
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > East Machias
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in East Machias
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale bed and breakfast in Downeast Maine. Breakfast is made to order on your schedule. Location is convenient to Campobello, Calias, Lubec, West Quoddy, and Cutler. Inn sits on the Sunrise Trail and Machias River. Gorgeous views and nature abounds. ... more   less 
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Riverside Inn East Machias, Maine

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