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.
Each of our five 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 a welcome treat! Guests are invited to use the sitting room and game room (with library) in the Main House and of course, join us for dinner (when available) at Vue or a cocktail (always available) in the Vue Club Room. Both the Upper and Lower Coach units have balcony views of the beautiful Machias River!
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Please book your reservation online by following the link below.
To change a reservation, please call 207-255-4134 after May 15, 2022.Availability &
A complimentary breakfast is served between 7 and 9 AM daily. Fresh coffee is ready by 6:30 AM!
Our restaurant is open for the 2022 season! Dining at our in-house restaurant is available to the general public and Inn guests (for an additional charge). Reservations are required. Vue is open on selected evenings, typically Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.Menus
The Riverside Inn, Upscale. Downeast.
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 Lower Coach
This is a one bedroom apartment. The apartment has a cozy living room with a fold-out queen bed, a separate queen bedroom, and a private bath with shower only. There are no stairs to this apartment. There is a large wrap-around porch that overlooks the river. Spacious and comfortable, this is a popular choice for families and longer stays.
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.