OK, I thought I was all set. After much angst, I decided to go with an in-town B&B rather than the more appealing (to me) Inn at Bay Ledge.
I decided the ease of being able to walk places in the morning (sunrises), in the evening (sunsets) and at night (ice cream and street life) outweighed the wow factor of a view over the water and a romantic setting.
BUT now someone has posted how the Quimby House isn't really all the convenient -- a 10-block hike to ice cream, etc. In the end, the Quimby was booked for my dates and I chose the Holland Inn -- but it's not far from the Quimby on MapQuest and I imagine the same sort of hike would apply to them, too.
Can a Bar Harborite speak to this and let me know whether this location is indeed convenient enough? If we can't get around easily (without public transportation), I'd prefer to be out on the water ...
Thanks very much (you guys are great!)