My friends and I arrived at around 6PM a the Riverside Inn for an overnight stay and we had also made reservations for dinner that night since we were checking out very early the next morning for a boat trip and didn't want to have to hunt around for a restaurant in an area that we were unfamiliar with.
When we arrived, I walked around to side of the Inn to see where we could park the car and when I opened the door which led into the kitchen I was told that the entrance to the restaurant was off to my right. I said that my friends and I had reservations both for dinner and an overnight and I was told where to park the car and then we were shown to our respective rooms. My room was very large with a huge bathroom and looked very comfortable. I dropped my bags off and went downstairs where my friends were, we were told that dinner could be served to us at around 7PM and so we elected to take a walk along the river which is at the back of the Inn and where there is a smooth path. My friends had been asked, while waiting for me, to pay the bill and when they looked it had both rooms on it, they explained that I was paying for my own room. When we got back to the Inn for dinner I was asked to pay my bill and it was still showing a charge for 2 rooms. However, when my credit card was charged it was only for my room only which was fine. We got seated in the dining room and ordered dinner and afterwards we were asked at what time we wanted breakfast and what we would like to eat. We explained that we needed to have it earlier than they normally served since we were catching a boat from Cutler and we had to be there by 7AM.
We did have breakfast served to us at the requested time and we had packed the car early with all of the luggage and were ready to go.
The Inn is really very pretty and the room I was in was quite appealing, the food was very good and the wait staff in the restaurant were excellent but I felt the hosts were less than welcoming. I don't know if it was because we arrived just around dinner time or what the reason was. I just felt that the owners seemed to be very impersonal.
- 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. Patio bar (Vue) open for late afternoon/early evening cocktails on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. ... more less