The moment we set foot into River Bend Farm, we knew it was a special place. Built in 1770, this former tavern and home has been masterfully restored by its current owners, Dave and Judy Loomis. We truly felt as if we had stepped back in time. We were so entranced by the atmosphere that we didn't want to go out to dinner our first night there. Instead we bought some wine and cheese and enjoyed them in the candlelit tap room while watching the flickering flames in the fireplace. Eventually, we retired to our beautifully furnished room and slept peacefully. In the morning, Dave prepared breakfast for us in the keeping room, the chill of the early fall morning warmed by another fireplace and stimulating conversation. Dave also gave us excellent recommendations on the cultural and natural attractions in the area.
If you need TV, Internet access, a private bath, and other "mod cons" this place is not for you. If you love history and want to escape for a few days to a simpler life, it's perfect. We look forward to returning.