Jane and I chose the Inn at Southwest for our end of August visit to Akadia because we wanted to stay on the "quiet side" of the Island. We were looking for comfortable surroundings and a relaxing breakfast as a counterpoint to all the hiking and kayaking we were planning. What we found was pure delight. The warm living room with beautiful antiques and soft, mellow music, was the perfect setting to enjoy coffee and cookies when we returned from our activities. Our room was also a perfect blend of antique furnishings and a really comfortable bed. The breakfasts were spectacular--fresh fruits, home made muffins, french toast, pancakes, omelets--all delicious and artistically presented. Sandy and Esther were outstanding hostesses, making us comfortable with conversation and attention to every detail. We really feel like we made two friends, and we will want to visit them as much as their wonderful Inn. We wouldn't even consider staying any place else and we will go back as soon as we can.
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Southwest Maine/Southwest Harbor
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most photographed properties on Mt Desert Island and overlooking beautiful Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines elegant Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the marina, and lobster wharves. The inn is located only 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea and beautiful Acadia National Park on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island soon! ... more less