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River Bend Farm

At a Glance

    Pros

  • lovely furnishings
  • good breakfast
  • friendly innkeepers

    Cons

  • on a busy road
  • shared bathrooms

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River Bend Farm Review

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1770 Georgian Colonial is not on a river, nor is it a farm, but this rustic inn is a great place to discover simpler times. The guest rooms are sprinkled with antique pieces—washstands, wing chairs, and spinning wheels—and some have wide-plank walls, curtains of unbleached muslin, and four-poster beds or rope beds. There are no TVs, but there is Wi-Fi access. A gracious library awaits you downstairs.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 rooms without bath.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    River Bend Farm was once a farm, and it is on a river

    What can I say? I can't find a place to attach a photo, but there is a river, and judging from the very old barn and historical references, it's true that this once was a farm. I can't begin to describe the warmth of this wonderful, wonderful place. I am still haunted by the morning birdsong, despite the road. The modern world encroaches (alas). This place is run by lovely people, who have devoted their lives to preserving and generously sharing this beautiful living museum. Leave your computer at home and enjoy the quiet, before there is none left on this earth. Plentiful homemade baked goods and berries for breakfast, serious coffee, and good company start the day. (There is also an additional bathroom, not mentioned above, with a big tub.) It's soul food.

    by celidonia, 7/28/09

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