We met friends and stayed at the Balance Rock Inn for a three night stay. The Inn is an old mansion and is right on the water. We stayed in a room with a separate entrace from the house and we had our own private yard with a water view. Our friends stayed in the carriage house and they had their own private yard as well. The Inn is located in the prime downtown area of Bar Harbor and we walked to dinner every night. We met our friends for cocktails in the picturesque bar that overlooks the pool and the harbor with it's signature "Balance Rock". Breakfast buffet was good. Dinner is not served but several excellent restaurants within a few blocks. The nearby Acadia National Forest is one of those places you need to see at least once in your life. A must stop in the park is the Jordan Pond house for popovers and a stroll around the grounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine