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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 3 nights here. The inn is conveniently located in a quiet spot near downtown. Restaurants, shops, and the shore are all within walking distance. The property is beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. The ameneties were wonderful too, including "wine o'clock" at 6 PM with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and good company. Snacks and beverages were available around the... More 

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

Many thanks for your splendid review. We're so happy you both enjoyed a comforting stay at the Bass Cottage Inn and we really hope to see you back in Bar Harbor once again. As for our musical taste...well, we do have two degrees in Be-Bop and a PhD in swing.... Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bass Cottage Inn is clearly the ideal place to stay in Bal Harbor if you've looking for a small, high class B&B. Everything about the Inn is perfect. The location, rooms, service, and breakfast were all outstanding. The other guests were very sociable and we had great conversations about hiking in Acadia National Park and other excursions.

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

Many thanks to this guest for sharing his impressions of his recent stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. We're glad he found the inn to be comfortable and stylish. Hope to see you again and thanks for the EXCELLENT review. It was our pleasure to help deliver a wonderful holiday in Maine. Cheers. More 

Daytona Beach, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel location was perfect, within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Loved the stocked snack and drink area. Breakfast was good, could have been a bit more of it, but good, Room were beautiful. Missed evening wine. That would have been fun! We stay again if we come back!

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Bar Harbor and the Bass Cottage Inn. Our guests love our great 'quiet-but-central' location and all of our services. We're also pleased you enjoyed your breakfasts and are always happy to provide seconds, or a taste of another breakfast selection, upon request. Hope to see you again when you visit beautiful coastal... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Bass Cottage Inn for our 10th anniversary. It was our first time in Bar Harbor and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Breakfast was amazing, the room was perfect, and the inn was beautiful. The inn keepers helped us plan our days and even made dinner reservations for us. Their recommendations... 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 grateful to have earned your Excellent review. We are dedicated to helping guests enjoy their visit to the inn, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It was our pleasure to assist you and we are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday. Cheers. More 

New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I spent 3 nights at Bass Cottage Inn earlier this week. Bar Harbor is beautiful and Acadia is spectacular, but staying at Bass Cottage Inn really made our trip! Jeff and Terri and their team made us feel so at home. Breakfast was AMAZING! And all the amenities from the cookies to the coffee to the wine... More 

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

When guests are so delightful we're especially happy. When they write such great reviews, we're even happier! Thanks for sharing your impressions of the Bass Cottage Inn. Our whole team (everybody reads the reviews on Tripadvisor) is so happy your stay was so enjoyable. We look forward to your return! Cheers. More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have been happier with the 2 nights we spent over the 4th of July weekend. The house itself is gorgeous - so tastefully restored. Our room (Paprika) was spotless, beautifully decorated, and had a lovely modern bathroom with every amenity needed. The location of the inn is perfect - steps away from the shops and restaurants but tucked... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. Glad you enjoyed the "4 star" breakfasts and snacks, and, that we were able to give you the advice you needed to really enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fifth trip to MDI and our first at the Bass Cottage Inn. I'm sorry that we didn't discover this place earlier! It absolutely lives up to all of the 5-star rave reviews. It's top notch and really nice. We stayed in room 10 on the top floor which really felt like more of a studio apartment than... More 

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

There are many good inns here on Mount Desert Island ME so it means a lot when a guest says that the Bass Cottage Inn is the best. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the food, service and our fun "Wine O'Clock" evening wine social. Come back and see us again. More 

Dothan, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent six nights here. Bass Cottage Inn provides a friendly, peaceful and top-notch stay. It was exceptionally clean, comfortably cozy and the vibe was first class. The food was amazing, the owners and staff were most helpful. No Victorian overload here! The evening wine hour was a great way to meet people from all over the world. It was... More 

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

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to Bar Harbor and the Bass Cottage Inn. Our staff is trained to make sure everyone has a friendly, super clean and completely comfortable stay and we're happy to have succeeded with you. Also glad you mentioned the 'vibe' We learned early on in our 12 seasons (so far) as innkeepers that the... More 

Manassas, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit here and we loved staying here. Even though Bar Harbor tends to be busy, this place was surprisingly quiet. I can’t say enough good things about Bass Cottage. Jeff and Terri make you feel as though they’re welcoming you into their home. This is probably one of the best places to stay in all of... More 

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

Thanks for your great review. I'm sure other travelers will profit from your insight. We love repeat guests - there is no greater endorsement for an inn than guests who bless us time and time again with their business. You mentioned our quiet location - central yet serene. It's one of our assets that all guests really enjoy. Thanks again! More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words cannot describe what a wonderful experience it was for us to stay at the Bass Cottage Inn! Susan, the assistant innkeeper warmly greeted us at the door, gave us a history of the house, and familiarized us with the amenities (LOVE the kitchen with coffee & yummy cookies available all the time and the happy hour with wine and... More 

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

Hello from Bar Harbor! We're so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Maine with a stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. Thanks for your EXCELLENT review and your help in spreading the word elsewhere in your coastal Maine travels. We hope to see you again at the Bass Cottage Inn! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences... More 

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