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Snell House
Franklin, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed March 24, 2011

A perfect place for a family to stay in Bar Harbor! Short walk to town, good sized and clean "apartments", comfortable grounds, friendly and welcoming hosts. My kids loved picking fresh vegi's and flowers from the garden! What more could you want?

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2010

The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Loved having a full kitchen and closet space. This is basically an apartment rental - no daily service (although they'll change out towels whenever you wish), and nice to just settle in. It's an old house and the water temperature was not always easy to set (affected by others using it at the same time), but overall manageable. Nice quiet location but just a five minute walk into the heart of town or to the shore path. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2010

We loved our stay at Snell House. We stayed in the Studio, which was perfect for a couple. There is a kitchen within the room, and guests are even allowed to take vegetables and flowers from the garden, I had some lovely fresh tomatoes! Great for preparing your picnic to take on a hike around Acadia National Park, and also cooking home made meals when you get back from the hike! The bed was one of the most comfortable we had during our trip, the room is light and airy and the location is 2 minutes walk from the centre of Bar Harbor and the shuttle bus service, yet it is extremely quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend this house full of character run by very nice people.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Gaston
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the Snell House. The owners were very nice and even shared their vegetable garden with anyone staying in one of their 5 suites. The two of us had plenty of room to stretch out in our efficiency/apartment. We were able to walk everywhere from this place, yet it was just off the beaten path enough that you did not hear any city noises. The nearest grocery was a 13-minute walk, but many of the restaurants were much closer. A five minute walk would get you to the village square where you could catch the FREE Island Explorer buses that could take you to many different parts of the Island.

The only ehing taht could have been better would have been more hot water for the jacuzzi tub.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Not the place for you if you want "dream beds", jacuzzi's, valet parking, turndown service. This is the place for you if you enjoy fresh vegetables, feeling at home, the coolest concierge's on the island, and feeling like a local. Have stayed there 4 times dating back ten years. The location, comfort, and beauty of the grounds make this one of the most favorite places to stay, anywhere!

Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2010

This has been the very best location possible. If we return to Bar Harbor one day, then it will be the Snell House or we will choose a different destination. Mary and Paul are doing everything to make the stay a great experience and as enjoyable as possible. I am only blaming them for not taking away my car keys as we left for Ogunquit to spend the 2nd half of our vacation there. Big mistake!
The Snell House offers an apartment with a nice layout, in a residential area of Bar Harbor but only a 5 minute walk to everything. The sea is just a few houses down. The Snell House itself offers a nice terrace and a beautiful garden where we spent some time eating or reading when we took a rest from the excursions to Acadia National Park (the park is just minutes away by car or the bus). The apartment is equipped with a kitchen that is big enough to eat in it (we preferred the terrace, though). Everything is just so wonderful; we agreed that this was the best pick we have ever found. Although there was no online booking option available for the Snell House when we made the reservation, write an email to them, it is worth every minute you spend there. We fell in love with Bar Harbor and the great Snell House!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2010

We stayed here for our marriage anniversary. I will strongly recommend this place if you want to stay in a quiet place yet close to the restaurants. You can cook, save your left overs from a meal in the refrigerator and can be a tourist yet have a home like place to crash at night. Lovely place.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Snell House
Address: 21 Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1703
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Ranked #18 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Bar Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Snell House Bar Harbor, Maine

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