The Riverside Inn

Welcome to The Riverside Inn

Built in the 1800s, this Victorian house once served as home to two sea captains, Captain Chase and Captain Elliot, and their families, until the early 1900s. Beautifully maintained and restored over the years, the house is now an Upscale, Downeast Inn. Rooms at the Inn are comfortable and welcoming and include a private bath. A made-to-order breakfast is served in the dining area overlooking the beautiful Machias River and the Downeast Sunrise Trail, where the resident bald eagles captivate guests.

The Inn

Each of the well-appointed guest rooms is smoke free. All rooms have free WiFi, bottled water, wine glasses and corkscrew, a generous linen allotment, Basic Earth Botanicals toiletries, and welcome cookies! Guests are welcome to use the sitting room and game room (with library) in the Main House and of course, join us for dinner at Vue or a cocktail in the Vue Club Room.

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Please book your reservation on line by following the link below. For changes to a reservation please call 207-255-4134 after May 1, 2020.

Availability &

Rates include breakfast.
Maine state lodging tax of 9% will apply.
No cancellation fees. No pets allowed.


Our restaurant will reopen Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning May 28, 2020. This intimate dinner venue features premium wines and fine dining. The adjoining Club Room offers a full bar menu and appetizers. Offerings change seasonally. Please call for availability 207-255-4134.

The Riverside Inn, Upscale. Downeast.

Reservations: 207-255-4134 or Toll-free 1-888-255-4344

622 Main Street, P.O. Box 249, East Machias, Maine 04630


The Mrs. Chase Room


Welcome to this charming queen room with electric fireplace for the cooler months and ceiling fan for the warmer months. The large private bath has a separate shower and claw foot tub for soaking (bath salts provided). Victorian and romantic! This room is located in the Main House on the second floor.

The Mrs. Elliot Room


This is an inviting twin room with electric fireplace for the cooler months and ceiling fan for the warmer months. The spacious, private bath has a tub/shower combination. A very sweet space full of charm and detail, this room is a favorite for mother-daughters, traveling companions, and the owner! The room is located in the Main House on the second floor.

The Captain's Room


This is a cozy first floor suite decorated in a nautical theme in the Main House, with a full-size bed and kitchenette. There is a large private bathroom with shower only. There are no stairs to climb to enter this room. It is handicap accessible and non-smoking.

The Upper Coach


This is a small apartment overlooking the river with unbeatable views. There is one queen bed in the bedroom and a fold out love seat in the living room. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination. The kitchen has an apartment size stove, microwave and fridge. A guest favorite for both the privacy and the views from the small deck.

The Lower Coach


This is a two bedroom, one bath suite. There is one queen bed in the front bedroom, and lovely twin beds in the back bedroom. The shared bath has a shower only. A small fridge, microwave, and café table are in the front bedroom. There is a generous wrap around porch overlooking river with seating. There are no stairs to or in this unit. Each bedroom has a separate outside entrance, and an adjoining doorway.