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Anne's White Columns Inn
Ranked #27 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent place, fantastic staff!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed here for two nights (July 11 and 12th) on a trip up the coast of Maine. I can't say enough good things about this place!! It was clean and comfortable and only a short walk from the center of town. The staff was incredible - friendly and extremely helpful! The breakfast was amazing and we loved the added bonus of the wine, cheese and veggies in the evening before dinner. We also met some great couples also staying there. We had an amazing time and would stay here again without a doubt! Thanks so much Bob and Cathy!!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Simple rooming house; not really a B&B. Breakfast was okay, delivered from their other home. No real lobby/great room area to sit and relax like other (historical) homes built in the late 1800's. It didn't really have a beautiful older historical home feel probably because it wasn't. It was a church converted into a house. The room we had was creaky and tiny. Slightly over priced. Owner not too friendly. He acted like he was doing us a favor. The overall experience was disappointing.
On the plus side it is close to town. We toured other B&B's and hotels while there and will not stay at Anne's White Columns Inn again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this little cozy place. In comparison to many of the rooms of a larger hotels we also stayed in, this was quite a unique place. The whole interior is old in a nice way and Bob is an extremely friendly and helpful host. The room was a little too small for our two big suitcases but besides that it was just fine.
The breakfast is different every morning and not your standard continental breakfast, which is a plus. It's homemade American breakfast, which did not always meet our European tastebuds, but that is absolutely fine.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Anne's White Columns Inn is a converted church located within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor. Grounds are lovely. We stayed in the off season, and felt it was a good,value. The rooms are moderately sized, but comfortable. The shower is great. Bed very comfortable, and everything is clean. Bob, the owner is helpful, and he was around at breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese to chat. Breakfasts on the sun porch were good and plentiful. We very much enjoyed the other guests we met. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Wonderful breakfasts, walk to everything, bike to the carriage roads, comfy beds and rooms - and extremely pleasant owners! What more could one want. We usually stay several days in fall and spring and always look forward to it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2011

My wife & I stayed at Anne's White Columns Inn (Birch Point room) on Sept 13 - 15. This was our first visit to Bar Harbor.
The location of the Inn is walking distance to restaurants & shops. It is also a short drive to Acadia National Park.
Bob, our Innkeeper, was very helpful with local information (Bar Harbor map & restaurant menus). The breakfasts were excellent.
The rates are very reasonable.
We would highly recommend staying at Anne's White Column Inn. Our stay was perfect.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed four nights at the White Columns Inn, opting for the package including welcoming champagne bottle, dinner for two at one of three restaurants, and a Northeast Harbor sightseeing cruise. It was a fabulous deal. Bob runs the inn, and his wife, Anne, cooks breakfasts (off-site). The rooms are comfortable, very clean, and the breakfasts delicious. Andy, who takes care of the rooms and sets up breakfast, was very helpful. Bob is very hospitable and knowledgeable, and hosts a late afternoon wine and cheese gathering at the inn -- a nice time to wind down and meet your fellow guests. The location is great--an easy walk to downtown Bar Harbor, quick drive to the Cadillac Mountain entrance of Acadia National Park, and the perfect spot for viewing the annual 4th of July parade from the front porch (a genuine small town parade, which we hadn't seen in quite a while). The dinner for 2 was a real value at the lovely Bar Harbor Reading Room, and the sightseeing cruise (at sunset on a perfect evening) was very enjoyable. We'll be sure to stay at the White Columns again when we're next in Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Anne's White Columns Inn

Property: Anne's White Columns Inn
Address: 57 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1327
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'As contemporary a Victorian bed and breakfast as you can find' - Weekending in New England. Anne's White Columns Inn is located in the Historical Corridor in downtown Bar Harbor and is surrounded with award winning gardens. The ten guestrooms each have private bath, TV and air-conditioning. Upon entering through the columned portico, one is greeted by the Victorian elegance of the foyer and salon. The large enclosed porches provides a peaceful setting for the full served breakfast and afternoon refreshments. ... more   less 
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