A Homey and Welcoming Lodging Experience in

The Forks, Maine

Where rivers and friends come together


Inn By The River

Inn by the River is a fun, comfortable place with the friendliest staff and the most attentive service you can find anywhere. Our private guest rooms and carriage house provide clean comfort with private baths and a view. Many rooms have Jacuzzi Tubs and porches overlooking the confluence of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers.

The Riverside Restaurant & Pub have fresh and savory menu items with daily specials to truly enhance your stay and experience while whitewater rafting, tubingfly fishing, kayaking, trail and mountain hiking, bird and moose watching, hunting, ATV trips & snowmobiling.

Relax on our front porch as the sun sets magnificently in front of you or in front of a roaring bonfire! Enjoy our hospitality and always welcoming atmosphere!

Trip Advisor 2019 Travelers Choice Icon

The innkeepers are warm and friendly, the rooms are spacious and have incredible views of the Kennebec River.” – Kim K.

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights when we went whitewater rafting with Three Rivers Whitewater. It was great!” – Sarah D.

We took a table on the porch and witnessed a spectacular sunset.” – Lynda P.



Often referred to as the "Recreation Capital of Maine", The Forks has something for everyone. From whitewater rafting, river tubing, swimming in waterfalls, hiking mountains, snowmobiling, or a late night bonfire there are lifetimes of fun to be had! We invite you to indulge in the wild beauty of Northern Maine with us at our quaint inn, nestled on a bluff, overlooking the mighty Kennebec River.


Welcome to Raft City, USA! From the middle of spring through fall, The Forks is buzzing with excited rafters and families looking for some whitewater adventure on Maine’s best rivers! Only a couple minutes down the road from Three Rivers Whitewater, we provide a comfortable and laid back home away from home for your whitewater adventures! We’re so close to the action you can see the rafts float down the river from our back porch as you enjoy a cocktail or order food. Join in on the fun and have the adventure of a lifetime with our family at Three Rivers Whitewater!


The most relaxing way down the river! Rent a tube and head right down the hill to the water for a float down a real, natural lazy river. You can even bring an extra tube to hold your cooler for a floating picnic. Pro-tip: order some sandwiches from the Riverside Pub before you go. Tube rentals are available for $35 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. The tube rentals also include a PFD and round trip shuttle transportation. Also, keep your eyes out for bald eagles perched on along the river bank. 



They don’t call US Route 201, Old Canada SCENIC Byway for nothing! You will be treated to stunning views of the Kennebec Valley on your drive to the Inn, as the road winds along the river and sudden vistas sprawl into view. If you’re looking for a scenic fall drive, the foliage in northern Maine is unparalleled.


Make sure you pack your camera! There’s grand rivers, natural waterfalls, mountaintop views, abundant wildlife, and endless forests. Northern Maine is one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, and being in The Forks, Maine we are in the heart of it. It is also only a short drive to Jackman and Greenville for those looking for a day trip out of town.


There are so many beautiful spots near the Inn to go hiking! Take an easy hike to Maine’s tallest waterfall, Moxie Falls, or get your heart pounding with a climb up Mosquito Mountain for some majestic panoramic views you won’t soon forget.


The fishing in Northern Maine attracts anglers from all over the country! You can hire a local fishing guide to learn the best kept tips and tricks of fishing in this area or venture out on your own. Remember, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.”


What is there to do after the sun goes down or as the sun goes down. Happy Hour at is best right at the Inn while you take in amazing sunsets and maybe play a few lawn games. Bonfires with smore’s choices available as well, right here at the Inn over-looking the river, as you enjoy food and drinks from our own restaurant & pub. 

There are also several bars in the area, including Boatman’s Bar & Grill, which is famous for their hollow-log bonfires, live music, karaoke nights and themed disco parties.


Maine hunting is some of the best you can find in the entire country. With its wide array of species and healthy game population, Maine has something for every hunter. With a vast expanse of land and diverse terrain, The Forks presents an incredible homebase for your camping adventure, and the Inn By The River is perfectly located right in the middle of it all. Looking for a cozy hunting cabin? Look no further!


The Forks, Maine is one of the best places in the country to go snowmobiling! The Forks area boasts an extensive trail system; hundreds of miles of groomed trails that connects riders to local restaurants and scenic vistas alike!  The Inn By The River provides ideal snowmobile lodging with its direct access to ITS 86 and 87, and can access 89 locally. Looking to rent a snowmobile? Look no further, the Inn By The River offers easy and convenient snowmobile rentals through our friends at 201 Powersports. Stay here, ride anywhere!


The Forks, Maine is one of the best places in the country to explore with your ATV! The Forks area boasts an extensive trail system; hundreds of miles that connect riders to local restaurants and scenic vistas alike!  Looking to rent an ATV? Look no further, the Inn By The River offers easy and convenient rentals through our friends at 201 Powersports. Stay here, ride anywhere!