My wife and I regrettably stayed at Shore Path Cottage in the summer of 2005. Based on that terrible experience we chose another B & B for 2006. Which, btw, was fantastic at the same price.
The problem with Shore Path Cottage is that it is a fraud. From the website, it purports to be a lovely Bed and Breakfast. It is actually a badly furnished Lake House. I agree with the other reviews that it is cheaply furnished, has average food, is noisey and that the linens and towels are old and worn. Not something that one would expect for $200.00-$280.00/night.
SPC is just not what it's website claims to be. At $280.00/night one expects great food, good service and first class furnishings....none of that exists at Shore Path Cottage. Quite frankly, SPC should charge no more than $105.00/night, in line with some of the older 1950's motels that dot Highway 3 coming in to town. SPC is comparable in service and furnishings to those type of motels.
There are so many better B & B's in Bar Harbor at the same price, one would be foolish to risk a stay at SPC. It is without a doubt the worst B&B that we've ever stayed. Steer clear!More