My husband and I spent two nights in the Emily Dickinson room, and are still talking about the charming amenities and how much we miss the innkeepers! Barry was friendly, welcoming, and funny, right from the start. We truly felt like we were staying at a close friend's house for the weekend. He had great tips, and was very warm. His wife, Susan, is also wonderful. She prepared us delicious bag lunches for our day of hiking in Acadia (which we were glad we opted for, as we were starving after our hikes!). The Emily Dickinson room is spacious and comfortable. The chamber maid didn't make it to our room before we got back from our hike, but that was our fault, not hers. We had everything we needed, and she was happy to come back later if we needed (we didn't).
The breakfasts here were also delicious. They generally provide one option, but accommodate dietary needs as needed. We enjoyed eggs benedict the first morning, and the BEST blueberry pancakes in the second. We also got into a random conversation with Barry about the delicious breakfast sausage that came with the pancakes (apparently sourced from a farm in Chicago). Overall, this is a WONDERFUL place, the innkeepers are lovely, and the food is delicious. You can't lose. Also, I am NOT one for souvenirs. Usually the experience is enough to take away with me. That said, I could not leave this inn without buying one of their mugs as a keepsake. I loved the experience, and the mug, that much. We already miss it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a nine room B&B built in 1907, located on a quiet side street in town Bar Harbor. All rooms have a private bath and a/c some with whirlpool tub, fireplace or porch. We include a fantastic full breakfast and home made afternoon treats. We can help you to enjoy your visit to beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hearthside B&B Bar Harbor, Maine