OK, you loyal readers of this message board have watched me twist and turn over the booking of a July "dream trip" for me and the love of my life.
I've been considering the Holland Inn in Bar Harbor, but very recently got feedback from a couple of friends here in town who said they thought I'd much prefer Southwest Harbor (quieter). I panicked and found a place at The Moorings. Their waterfront cottage there, which has a screened porch and living room as well as bedroom. Sounded rather large and an affordable price.
But NOW I've found a friend of a friend who's stayed in Southwest Harbor and says The Inn at Southwest or the Lindenwood would be far preferable. Smaller rooms, but better all around, he says.
HELP!!! I've gotten information overload, but I SO want this trip to be special. We've waited a long time for this trip, and it's important that it be as nice as we can make it.
Price is a factor, and we're not frilly or fussy people. But we do not want a motel-like setting. We want something with some charm and personality -- though over-the-top Victorian is NOT the look we're comfortable with. We plan to do a lot of walks and hikes, and love getting out in the outdoors.
Final thoughts? please ...