Ok this was a swap for RCI...we waited in anticipation for almost 8 months to get here, what a let down! First off, despite the name, on the barest of winter days there will be NO river view from any place on this property. (In fact the website shows the river leading you to believe it is right behind the building.) To even get to the river it is a 30 minute walk through a mosquito infested cornfield. We used the entire bottle of repellent coming and going to the canoe spot. This resort was picked because we wanted to be able to fish from here. Unfortunately after the 30 minutes it took to get to the river, the landing was covered in fresh bear tracks!! We made the return trip to our room in record time, fishing knives opened! Had we actually encountered this bear, I probably wouldn't be writing this memo. The rooms are outdated too. We brought DVDs to watch, however there are only outdated VCR players and the front desk does not offer tapes to watch. Yes, the walls are paper thin and the A/C can not be adjusted for temp. Please be sure to bring your own iron, the one you get from the lobby will ruin your clothes - and the ironing board (all 2 feet of it) wouldn't stand up on it's own. Mini blinds in the windows and back door have slats missing so why bother to close them. Overall the best part of of the Riverview Resort is their marketing company. I feel bad leaving such a crappy review because the owners are the nicest , but it isn't a discount resort, so try a different place in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River View Resort is a great place to kick off a vacation in Western Maine’s premier 4-season playground. In winter you can enjoy the thrills of downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and other winter activities. Summertime, you can improve your game with the area’s world-class golfing. Enjoy canoeing, rafting, kayaking or hiking the wilds of Maine. Melt your cares away in the hot tub or sauna. Any season of the year, our 80ºF indoor pool is a real treat. The friendly couple that manage the River View will supply you with kayaks, paddles and life vests for some down-home river fun.All guest accommodations at River View are two-bedroom suites that sleep 5. All of the suites are clean and comfortable. The master bedroom has two closets, ample bureau storage and a comfy queen-size bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds, bureau and closet storage. In good weather, sit on the wrap-around deck and just enjoy the beautiful countryside. Kitchens are fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, dishes and more.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Hotel Bethel
- River View Resort Bethel, Maine