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“Pleasantly surprised, great value for the price!”
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Heathwood Inn
Ranked #28 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Kohler, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Pleasantly surprised, great value for the price!”
Reviewed September 22, 2010

Quite honestly, I was a bit apprehensive when driving to the Heathwood Inn. The website was quite modest and simple and Karen, the innkeeper was a bit underwhelmed when we spoke on the phone. However, I was pleasantly surprised!!! Karen was delightful, knowledgeable and full of idea's and helpful suggestions. And the inn itself, while simple and modest, met all of our needs. It was clean and well cared for. An obvious "labor of love".

We stayed in "Eden". The room was well equipped: very comfortable bed, TV, nice decor, and AWESOME space in the bathroom!!! 2 person whirlpool was very nice!! The shower did leave something to be desired, but it was functional. My only problem was that the room was right off the common space/parlor, which is quite tiny. We could easily hear conversations out there so felt the need to whisper in our room. So, privacy is a bit lacking.

The parlor was well equipped with goodies the entire time which is always a nice "extra". Breakfast was good too (although I wish that the hot food was on a warmer or covered because they were a bit more like room temp.) Muffins were delicious.

The B & B is outside the Bar Harbor tourist area/downtown area, which to some may be a pro and to others a con.

Overall, we found it to be an great value. Nice place for a nice price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

The Heathwood Inn was wonderful. We spent July 3rd and 4th at the Inn. It's a beautiful home, and Karen was great! Our room (Gorham Room) was wonderful - very nice decor, comfortable bed, and large bathroom. Breakfasts were magificent!
Karen had brochures on everything there is to see in the area. She was very helpful and gave many recomendations on where to go.
If we get back to Bar Harbor again, we would definitely return to the Heathwood Inn.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2010

We stayed two nights at this bed and breakfast.
We have travelled a lot, and these are the cleanest rooms we have stayed in.
Karen's attention to detail is outstanding.
Veronica loved the healthy breakfasts....all homemade with herbs from her garden.
You have to try the steam shower...really.
After staying here I wish we could install one at home. This is the first place I have even heard of them.
She gave us her cell phone number, if we needed anything if she was off the property, like going to by more delicious food items for her cooking!
She advised us on what to see, where to eat, etc. All her suggestions were right on the dot.
In the afternoon we came back to homemade( what else but!) cookies and tea.
Karen is such a warm person..she is in the perfect job.
I read all the reviews previously listed, and I can't agree more with the other travellers.
Any negative reviews about Heathwood would be from somebody having a bad day, or just a rather negative person.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

Each day's breakfast smelled and tasted delicious- it was healthy and each day was something different. Karen was kind enough to accommodate dietary needs. Her knowledge of the parks, roads and restaurants is superb. She made great recommendations each day, provided maps while she gave detailed directions, and had menus for restaurants. The beds were very comfortable. She was very friendly and it was a wonderful stay!

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

Karen (the owner) was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and made perfect recommendations. When we wanted a hike, she suggested a great hike. When we wanted to try lobster, she knew the right place for beginners' lobster. It seems like she's done all the touristy (and non-touristy but fun) things on Mt. Desert Island and knows which to recommend. Fantastic!
The inn is lovely. We stayed in the Eden Room, which is kind of pricey, but the stained glass windows in the bathroom are really neat. The bathroom is HUGE. The breakfasts are top-notch, particularly the Heathwood Inn Eggs.
The only tiny complaint I might have would be the lack of hygiene goodies you sometimes get at B & Bs. There was shampoo provided but no conditioner, and there wasn't any bubble bath to go with the giant jacuzzi. As long as you remember to bring your own conditioner, though, this is really not a problem.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2010

Bar Harbor and Acadia park were a little too developed and busy for me but this Inn was terrific. Karen, the owner, deserves top marks. Our room was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Mattress was really comfortable, good quality linens. Breakfast was one of the best I've ever had at a B&B. The owner was amazingly helpful in providing info for hikes, walks and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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St Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2010

Loved this place, just across the bridge going to Bar Harbor (about a 15 minute drive away from downtown). Very helpful owner who has great recommendations. Wonderful hot breakfast with variety and different items each day. We enjoyed our visit immensely and loved chatting in the dining area with the other guests.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Heathwood Inn

Property: Heathwood Inn
Address: 6 Long and Winding Rd, Route #3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7915
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Heathwood Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Heathwood Inn is an 1890's farmhouse located on the Acadia National Scenic byway. Each of the Inn's 5 comfortably decorated guest rooms offer special features including a Finnish Style Sauna, or Whirlpool tub, private balcony suite and fireplace suite, making the inn the perfect place to unwind after an active day in Acadia National Park. Each day at the Heathwood Inn starts with a full hot breakfast featuring homemade goodies baked fresh each morning. Extras include : A gift shop on site in the breakfast room. We have Cards, Postcards, Maine Nature Photos, and we make sea glass jewelry and art works out of sea glass collected off our Island Shores. Order a fresh pie or cinnamon rolls or a fresh scrumptious fresh bread We offer Kayak & Canoe rentals and deliver to your freshwater destination for a small fee. ... more   less 
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