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Bass Cottage Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Modern. Maine. Classic. Bar Harbor's finest boutique inn. Yankee Magazine "Best of New England / Editors' Choice" award winner. Member of the Diamond Collection. Bar Harbor's premier luxury inn featuring sophisticated, elegant accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. Located steps from the waterfront, shopping, restaurants and just minutes from Acadia National Park. Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and free WiFi. Open mid-May through end of October each year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
40Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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This was our first trip to see the fall follage in New England...landed in Bangor, ME and stayed night 1 in Bar Harbor, night 2 was in Portland, ME, night 3 was in Burlington, VT and night 4 (right before flying out) was Boston Airport Hyatt. Next time, we'll do 3 nights in Bar
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We met two other couples here for Columbus Day weekend and loved everything about this Inn. Breakfasts are delicious and filling, the pantry is stocked with beverages & warm homemade cookies, and the staff is warm and accommodating. It is just steps from the ocean and bustling
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What a beautiful and elegant Inn this is! We stayed in the Nutmeg room for two nights which was so charming. The only warning I would give is to tall people. I am 5'8" and my husband is 6'1" and the room has a low doorway and some slanted ceilings. We got used to ducking,
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Stayed here for 2 nights in September with a group of friends (taking 3 rooms, total). The location is perfect--right in the middle of downtown, but just far enough off the main drag to be quiet. (Be sure to pay attention to the driving directions that they'll email you shortly
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My husband and I stayed at the bass cottage inn for our 25th anniversary getaway. It could not have been nicer! The inn is beautiful and every effort is made to make the guests feel at home. Our room was spacious and comfortable. There is a pantry where guests can pop in and
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Room 4 , large corner king with harbor view, fireplace and whirlpool tub
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Room 3 - large king suite with fireplace, sofa, 2-person whirlpoo tub
When is the best time to visit for the best fall foliage colors? Thank you!
It changes every year so check websites for peak foliage dates. We went mid October and it was just beyond peak but still beautiful.
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Jeff Yes, we do have several rooms available for arrival August 4, staying for 4 nights. All of our room are either king bed or queen bed. Rates range from $260-$450/night. We are smoke free and pet free. visit the basscottage-com website for further room information, pricing and online booking.
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Is there a beach within walking distance?
Danielle - We are a short walk from the harbor and, technically, there is some sand at low tide. But the nearest real beach is in Acadia National Park (Sand Beach). It is really the only sandy beach on Mount Desert Island, which features the storied rocky coasts Downeast Maine is famous for. If you're thinking of going swimming in the ocean....the water up here is very cold. The warmest it ever gets is 60F....so swimming is recommended only for the heartiest of souls.
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"Very nice rooms. We had the top floor honeymoon suite because we booked late. The common areas are fantastic...enjoy the other guests."
"Corner rooms are larger."
"Cinnamon located on first floor which made it convenient. The room & bathroom are quite large. The sitting area is a great addition."
"The Paprika room was just what we needed to add the touch of luxury to our travels."
"Don't have ground level room as noisy as right on hallway entrance"
bass cottage hotel bar harbor
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandBar Harbor
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