We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Inn by the River

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Inn by the River
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 103: English reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with family and friends. The Inn had a terrific set up for food and decorations for New Years Eve. What a great time had by all. Staff was very tentative and ever so friendly. Would definetly stay again. We went for snowmobiling but sounds like water rafting this summer may be something to check out.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stacy D
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review! The Inn looked great that night thanks to our friend Trish and the crew did a wonderful job with the dinner and everything else. We hope to see you again soon and you should check out the whitewater rafting. It is a blast!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from 4 days at the Inn. My wife and I just wanted to get away by ourselves for a few days over New Years and do some snowmobiling.Last year we stopped in by chance for dinner and came back the next two days for dinner and breakfast, unfortunately we were booked somewhere else which shall remain unnamed,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tim M
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tim and Sheryl; we certainly appreciate you taking the time to write a review! I am so pleased that you had a great weekend with us and were able to stay this time. It was a weekend filled with lots of fun people and great food. We hope to see you both again soon!

Peterborough, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for friendly and prompt service, then the Inn by the River is that place to stay. Just got back from a snowmobiling trip, and Joe was extremely accommodating. We arrived a few hours before check in, but were allowed to go into our rooms right away. This may not always be the case if someone is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Phil S
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Phil. We really appreciate you taking the time to post it! It is nice to have some early season riding here and we just got another 18-21 inches! Time to plan another trip. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This inn is in the middle of very rural Maine. Food and staff were wonderful. Rooms were good (new jet tub, sink and vanity) but the new shower curtain did not match the bathroom window curtain. The night stands' vanish was worn away in spots, the armchairs had torn areas and the lamp shades did not match. None of this...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Marty L
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Marty! We always appreciate feedback from our guests and you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We have been working to replace the mattresses in our rooms as it has been a priority. We are accomplishing that goal in the next week or so. Beyond that, we plan to...

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Inn By The River is a great place to go for food, football, whitewater rafting and great friendliness. They boast that they are the home of serious fun. Their year round presence is great for me a local and all others who want an opportunity for food, sports, and fun! Thank you Three Rivers and crew for everything!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandie T
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you Sandie! We value our local guests and supporters so much and truly appreciate you coming to visit. It is nice as we get away from the busy summer season to see all of our local friends to catch up. Thank you for the review too!

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lovely place to stay. We were on our way from Kittery Maine to Quebec City and saw this place on line. It ended up being the perfect place to stop. The people were very friendly and welcoming. We had a great view of the Kennebec river from our room which had a very comfortable bed and an awesome shower! The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Scott S
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Scott!! So glad that you discovered out little home away from home. We hope that you had a great time in Quebec City and we hope to see you again soon!

Kaysville, Utah
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Inn and enjoyed wonderful service and great food and deserts. The team pulled out a guitar for my buddy to play to all the guests, the atmosphere was relaxing and family friendly. Nice touch. Great spot and view of the river.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Karl K
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Hi Karl! Thank you for stopping by the Inn as well as for the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so and we do hope to see you again soon!

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night between Portland Maine and Québec city. The people are very friendly and the restaurant is great! Especially given the remote location. That said, the room was clean but bed linens needed some serious updating. This is the number one thing when you stay in a hotel, the bed! Being in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CabanaJulie
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Julie! We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Your honest feedback helps us to improve the issues that matter most to our guests. Because of your review, we are updating all of our sheets at the Inn and we hope that you join us again sometime!

Woburn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My Wife and I were up in the Forks Maine for the weekend. We didn't stay at the inn but did have Lunch and Breakfast. The food was great but it didn't compare to the service. The Inn is right off the ATV trail and gets quite a few visitors from the trail. When we stopped in for lunch we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jim N
April G, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for stopping by the Inn for some food! We do try to assist our guests in every way possible. The guests that stay with us as well as those that just stop by. It is a tough area to get stranded in. Thank you for noticing and yes Stephanie is a great asset to...

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the inn, the night before our rafting trip and the night after. The inn was very close to three rivers rafting, the rooms were very comfortable and the food was great. Most of all we loved the people and this is what will bring us back again. A special thanks to Sam and Stephanie for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Danielle O
InnByTheRiver, Manager at Inn by the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Danielle and for joining us at the Inn! I will pass your thanks to Stephanie & Sam and we do hope to see you again!

71 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (46)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near The Forks
20.0 mi away
Bingham Motor Inn & Sports Complex
4.6 mi away
Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort
7.7 mi away
The Sterling Inn
The Sterling Inn
#1 of 1 in Caratunk
16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.0 mi away
Lodge at Moosehead Lake
Lodge at Moosehead Lake
#2 of 6 in Greenville
221 reviews
14.6 mi away
Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins
Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins
#1 of 1 in Parlin Pond
61 reviews
20.6 mi away
Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inn by the River is a fun, comfortable place with the friendliest personnel and the most attentive service you can find anywhere. Our private guest rooms and carriage house provide clean comfort with private baths and a view. Many rooms have Jacuzzi Tubs and porches overlooking the confluence of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. The Riverside Pub and Restaurant have creative menus with daily specials to truly enhance your stay and experience while whitewater rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, trail and mountain hiking, bird and moose watching, hunting and snowmobiling. Relax on our front porch as the sun sets magnificently in front of you or in front of a roaring bonfire! Enjoy our hospitality and always welcoming atmosphere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the River

Address: 2777 US Route 201, The Forks, ME 04985
Region: United States > Maine > The Forks
Price Range: £95 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Inn by the River reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn By The River Maine/The Forks
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Inn by the River staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure you get the river view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dmd777, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the river, lots of wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles daniele505, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“get a river view”
 of 5 bubbles cindymV7410KO, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't get the room with the 2 saggy mattresses!”
 of 5 bubbles J0hnTC, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the front with a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles stephendgraves, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay