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Bass Cottage Inn

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14 The Field, PO Box 242, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bass Cottage Inn after leaving our high pressure jobs and traveling the world for a summer. This was our first stop, and it could not have been more perfect. The Inn staff was warm and welcoming, giving us a personalized tour when we arrived. The common areas are inviting and cozy, and we spent an entire... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We enjoy being the innkeepers and stewards of the Bass Cottage Inn. We are pleased to provide super comfortable accommodations, stylish decor and delicious food. But one of the most gratifying things we feel we can deliver is RESTORATION. This accomplished couple had jjust left two of the most stressful jobs you could have in Washington DC. They arrived exhausted.... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stay in Bar Harbor. The inn is right off Main Street yet quiet with a nice view of the harbor. Breakfast was super, service was excellent & the owners are knowledgable & incredibly helpful. There's so much to do, especially if you love being outdoors. We met super nice people & hope to return... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks to these nice folks who visited the Bass Cottage inn in June 2015. How nice that several months later the positive vibe of their holiday at the Inn still lingers on. It's always our pleasure to help guests get the most out of beautiful Bar Harbor/Acadia - from great hikes, seaborne excursions or delicious meals. We hope to... More 

P.E.I
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My husband and I had stayed in the Bass Cottage Inn on a previous visit to Bar Harbor. We had liked it and planned to go again this spring. We had only been able to book one night as the other 2 nights we wanted were sold out. Thank goodness as 2 days before the trip our daughter had an... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We're very sorry that these guests had to cancel LESS THAN 24 HOURS before arrival. I'm sure they were disappointed they could not make their trip. At the time, we were told they had car trouble, by the way... Our clearly stated policy is that cancellations within 21 days prior to arrival may result in a forfeited deposit. Obviously, we... More 

Troy, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This was our first stay in Bar Harbor and the three nights there represented the highlight of our New England trip this fall. The room was immaculate with a modern touch(but with a quaint sink and restroom. The hostess was exceedingly helpful and there was a very pleasant wine tasting late each afternoon. A very nice touch.

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks to this guest from Michigan for taking the time to share their experience at the Bass Cottage Inn with other guests. We so happy they found our inn to be so clean, comfortable and hospitable. And, like most other guests, they enjoyed our daily "Wine O'Clock" event. Hope to see you again! Cheers. More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I spent a week at the Inn in October and looked forward to a wonderful stay. However, the Bass Harbor Inn exceeded all of my expectations. I've stayed at many B&B's during the past 25 years, and have yet to find this level of perfection. Upon my arrival, I was greeted like an old friend, given a tour, and helped... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We love it when guests feel they arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Many thanks to this wonderful guest who spent time with us in October. It was our pleasure and honor to help her enjoy her stay in Bar Harbor and to feel at home at the Bass Cottage Inn, Bar Harbor. We look forward to seeing her... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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123 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. We loved the inn, it has been beautifully restored with great attention to detail. We stayed in the Paprika room, which was gorgeous, large and so comfortable! It is on the second floor. Our hosts, Terri and Jeff, were delightful. They made us feel so welcome and were eager... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your Bass Cottage Inn experience with other guests planning a trip to Bar Harbor. We're so glad you enjoyed your spacious guest room, the food and all the hospitable touches we deliver every day. Happy to hear you'll be coming back... have a great winter. More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at many B&Bs in many states, and I am not exaggerating when I say that this one is the best I've ever been to. Every tiny detail was looked after and every need was more than met. Bass should really be #1. It was perfectly decorated without being stuffy, perfectly updated without being sterile, and we were... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. We're pleased to have earned your EXCELLENT rating. So happy your enjoyed the food, our recommendations and our very spacious common areas (unique amongst other area inns). Finally, we love Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and love sharing our locale with others. If... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The staff. The service. The food. The history. The comfort. All five stars. This was our first trip to Bar Harbor and it will not be out last. And when we return it will be to Bass Cottage. The staff (those you meet and those behind the scenes) takes pride in their work and are eager to please without being... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your EXCELLENT and helpful review. We know that travelers find Tripadvisor content very useful when planning their holidays. And we appreciate travelers such as yourself who take the time to share. The Bass Cottage Inn carries a little bit more staff than most inns. That's a conscious decision, as we put a premium on great service and... More 

raleigh, north carolina
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My wife and myself stayed here for 2 nights the first week in October in the Salt & Pepper room for $380/night. I have only 3 words to describe this inn: attention to detail. Jeff and Terri, the couple that owns the inn, completely refurbished this building 13 years ago and obviously did it the way they wanted. From the... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We have stayed in B & B's across the country, from California to Maine, and Bass Cottage Inn ranks among our TWO FAVORITES! (The other being the Wine Country Inn in Calf.) The location was great, easy walk to waterfront, shopping, and restaurants. The room was excellent. Very clean, spacious, and inviting. We liked being on the first floor and... More 

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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this review

It's always gratifying when a guest thinks back to the Bass Cottage Inn weeks after their visit and has fond memories to share with other travelers. We're very happy these lovely folks from Canton OH enjoyed their visit and all the amenities we offer. We hope to see you again next season! Cheers. More 

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