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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely facility with service to match. Terry & Jeff are the most gracious of innkeepers with an excellent staff. An oasis of calm, only steps away from the heart of Bar Harbor. At Bass Cottage Inn, you CAN have it all.

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

It's wonderful you enjoyed your stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. Our location is a real asset: close to everything, but on a quiet lane. We're humbled you dubbed us 'Best of Bar Harbor' since there are so many well-run establishments here in town. Thanks for your Excellent review. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Bass Cottage Inn for two days in May. From the moment you enter the beautiful building, we were made to feel as welcome as family. We stayed in Paprika which is so beautiful we did not want to leave but the commons rooms are also not to be missed and enjoyed.... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Bass Cottage Inn experiences with fellow travelers, and, for your excellent review. We are happy you enjoyed the service, food, comfort and location. In our 12th year now as innkeepers, we have learned from our guest and really do try to anticipate any guest need. It's gratifying to know... More 

Westwood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 5th visit to the Bass Cottage Inn. It's so nice to come back to what feels like our home away from home...at least for a few days over the summer! Teri and Jeff do an amazing job, and the entire staff at the inn make you feel so welcome. Susan, the evening attendant at the inn is... More 

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

So glad your stay made you happy once again. This year is our 12th year at the helm of the Bass Cottage Inn. Repeat guests are like gold and we're happy to see them when then return again and again. Our entire staff is focused on on making first time guests want to be return guests like this wonderful couple.... More 

Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could give this Inn 6 stars I would. We loved everything about it: Beautiful house and rooms, expertly run by the extremely friendly and helpful owners, wonderful breakfast each morning and a great location in the town but in a quiet corner. Highly recommended.

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

Many, many thanks for selecting the Bass Cottage Inn as your Maine getaway. If you could give 6 stars, we'd take 'em! It was our pleasure to host you both and we enjoyed having you here in Bar Harbor. Please come back! Cheers. More 

PA
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Bass Cottage Inn from 8/12-14, 2015. We were in town for a wedding but did some sightseeing as well. BCI is by far the best B&B we have ever visited. Terri, Jeff, and staff made our stay perfect in all ways. They were very helpful with recommendations on where to go around Bar... More 

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

Wow! Many thanks for your excellent review. We are pleased you found our inn so beautiful and comfortable. It was our pleasure to take care of you both. We do hope you return soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our stay at Bass Cottage Inn - can't imagine a better introduction to New England hospitality! Great recommendations, curiosity about new activities that guests found, tasty food, 'wine hour', beautiful room ... Actually everything was fab!

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

It was great to have you both stay with us here in Maine as part of your American tour. New England is a wonderful place to visit. Here in coastal Maine we have history, culture and a blissful shortage of franchises and commercialism. We're so happy you found your experience at the Bass Cottage Inn to be so excellent. Cheers! More 

Richmond
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodations were great and breakfasts were delicious. The owners were friendly and provided lots of information about the area and the sites to see. We enjoyed the happy hours on the porch talking to the other guests. The location is great, an easy to everything in town.

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

Many thanks for sharing your Bass Cottage Inn experiences with other travelers. The evening 'happy hour' -- which we call "Wine O'Clock" is a great event every day at the inn. Guests enjoy a glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres and convivial conversation. So happy you enjoyed your time at Bass Cottage Inn. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this Inn because of the spectacular pictures we saw on TripAdvisor and the Inn's website. Let me start out by saying the Inn is every bit as spectacular as we imagined it would be. We spent three relaxing nights at the Bass Cottage Inn. The location couldn't be any better. The Inn is centrally located right in the... More 

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

We are honored this August guest so enjoyed their visit to Bar Harbor and the Bass Cottage Inn. We're also pleased that we lived up to their expectations and that they found the inn beautiful and the staff helpful. As noted, the Bass Cottage Inn enjoys a quiet, relaxing location; we are close to nearly everything you could think of... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I started our 9-day vacation off in Bar Harbor at Bass Cottage Inn as it was recommended to us by a friend and we fell in love with this quaint B&B right from the start! It is conveniently located in town, close to any shopping you may want and it was great for us since we wanted... More 

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

Many thanks for not only selecting the Bass Cottage Inn as your holiday destination, but also for sharing the details of your experience with fellow travelers. A wise man once said: "The devil is in the details." We couldn't agree more. Your review mentions many of the details we know guests appreciate as they enjoy their stay with us. We're... More 

Chicago
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am often wary of B&Bs, but not this one. It was charming, without being over the top Victorian or antique-y. Just the right mix, and our room (number 10), was clean, bright and new with a few antiques mixed in for charm. The dining room is open, light and airy. The food was delicious, beginning with fresh baked muffins,... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and for choosing the Bass Cottage Inn. We're glad we helped overcome your wariness of B&Bs because we truly believe that our type of hospitality offers more personal attention, and attention to detail, than larger chain hotels or even unregulated properties like AirBnB. Its our mission to help visitors get the most our of their... More 

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