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Inn By The River

Overview of Inn By The River

Inn By The River

2.5 star property
Riverfront hotel in West Forks with restaurant and bar/lounge
The price is $161
Price available on 1/29/2023

9.2/10 Superb

64 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
2777 US Rte 201, West Forks, ME, 04985

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About this area

Getting around

  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 172 min drive


  • Marshall Inn - 7 min walk
  • Northern Outdoors - 8 min drive
  • Kennebec River Brewery - 8 min drive

About this property

Inn By The River

When visiting West Forks, Inn By The River is a great choice to consider. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Riverside Pub, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 1 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Rafting
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1998
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Riverside Pub - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Inn River West Forks
River West Forks
Inn River The Forks
Inn River
River The Forks
Inn By The River Hotel
Inn By The River West Forks
Inn By The River Hotel West Forks

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Inn By The River?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Inn By The River?
As of Jan 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Inn By The River on Jan 29, 2023 start from $161, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Inn By The River?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Inn By The River?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Inn By The River?
You can check in from 3 PM - 1 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Inn By The River and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy onsite recreation like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and return when the snow melts for rafting and fishing. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Inn By The River?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Riverside Pub. Nearby restaurants include Marshall Inn (7-min walk), Northern Outdoors (4.9 mi), and Kennebec River Brewery (4.9 mi).
Does Inn By The River have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a jetted bathtub.
What's the area around Inn By The River like?
Inn By The River is located by the river, a short 7-minute walk from Kennebec River. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly staff, clean rooms and comfy beds. Food was good.
Gail, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice stay poor breakfast
Very comfortable rooms with good view of river. Nice staff. Very disappointed in breakfast. Base on price and marketing they could remedy the continental breakfast quite easily
Charles, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lynne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely stay at a small inn. Greeted by friendly staff who went out of their way to accommodate requests. There are no televisions in the rooms, so it's nice and quiet. There's a shared mini fridge and microwave for guests and coffee is always on. Close to beautiful hikes, just ask for a list of local sights. Fine dining at the Inn overlooking the sunset on the Kennebec River or a fun pub, Boatmans, owned by the same folks just down the road for Tuesday taco night and ping pong. The king bed was deliciously comfortable, the shower and jacuzzi in-room were perfect. All in all a fantastic stay.
Emily, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view of the river, deers come in during the morning time, staff is very friendly
Siddhartha, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very quiet location , but so close to excellent trail walks … right on the river as the title suggests … All staff excellent … a pleasure to have stayed there ..
Gary, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay here!
We loved staying at Inn By The River. Everyone was so friendly, guests and staff and the food and drink in the bar and restaurant were great. The location was fabulous with wonderful hiking trails nearby. Although it was a bit of a drive to get to Grand Falls, it was definitely worth the time. One of the highlights of our monthlong exploration of the NE.
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and it was great being able to order our dinner after we arrived! A very delicious dinner! Breakfast was also available and it was very delicious! The server/host was very nice and helpful with any questions we had about the area. Just a very nice overall place to stay! Loved having a door from our room go right onto the front porch. My hubby and I ate our meals on the porch while we could watch and hear the river.
Mike, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff and lots of charm
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the inn was very charming and clean. Beautiful setting overlooking the river. Would highly recommend!
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Arrived late and found a note taped to the door welcoming us and explaining check in and check out procedures. Room was small but super clean and comfortable. Perfect for a good night sleep before our rafting adventure! Delicious breakfast too!
Shannon, 1-night trip
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