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“Wonderful hostess and a great breakfast”
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Heathwood Inn
Ranked #26 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 21, 2010

Heathwood Inn was a wonderful find. We had a lovely room, spotlessly clean with a bathroom with a steam shower. The breakfast was fabulous - blueberry pancakes, apple cake, and scones. Our hostess even provided a CD for our visit to Acadia National Park, which was really nice to use to tour the park.

Would definitely recommend this Inn!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

Pros: Breakfasts were outstanding, Hostess was extremely accommodating; we requested that the breakfasts be meatless, and she happily fulfilled our request. We stayed two nights in the Acadia room and then when the master bedroom became vacant, we moved there. Both rooms were very clean and the beds were both very comfy. The master bedroom is larger, has a balcony, a steam shower and cost a bit more. This was our first visit to Bar Harbor, so our hostess was an invaluable wealth of local info which we used to the max. We were having such a nice vacation that when we found out our room would be vacant; we ended up staying an extra day. Tip: At Acadia National Park there are numerous ranger led hikes (most of them are free) which we found to be entertaining and educational
Cons: The inn is not exactly in downtown Bar Harbor. It is a short bus ride to town. We were there the same weekend President Obama was there and some of the roads were detoured for security purposes. As it turned out, it was to our benefit that we were not downtown. We found easy access roads to the parks avoiding the town and roadblocks

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

Stayed two nights at the Heathwood Inn, and found it a charming and comfortable place to stay in Bar Harbor. Karen, the innkeeper, was friendly and helpful, offering dining and sightseeing suggestions. Her homemade breakfasts were fabulous: a delicious baked french toast dish the first morning, and "Heathwood Eggs" casserole the second morning. Fresh fruit, beverages and baked treats accompanied the entrees. Our main floor room was spacious and beautifully decorated, with a huge bathroom complete with a whirlpool tub and a shower. Our friends had a room on the second floor with a balcony and a fireplace along with a steam shower. You're sure to enjoy a stay at the Heathwood Inn Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Orville34
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Karen offered us great hospitality and hints & tips for making our days special! excellent breakfast!! Really pretty & pitoresque rooms. thx a lot and best whishes from Germany

  • Stayed: September 2010
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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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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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Thank HDridersforever
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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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Thank logcabin1
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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 #26 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $150 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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