The spectacular view from our room (#8) greeted us every morning when we woke up. Alternatively you can relax on the room’s large private deck complete with push button/automated sun canopy and comfy chairs. Both provided wonderful opportunities for rest and reflection. The location was perfect, just a few minutes from the gate of Acadia but outside of town and away from the parking issues, noise and crowds that is downtown Bar Harbor. Yet getting to town was just a short drive. The room was large, the king sized bed was comfortable with its feather down mattress topper. The innkeepers were even kind enough to provide fragrance-free bedding/towels which, believe me, can make or break a vacation when you’re asthmatic. The staff was incredibly helpful in finding good restaurants. They were also helpful in suggesting alternatives to Acadia given that we were visiting during the government shutdown and the Park was closed for some of the week we were there. On a non-Acadia day we recommend hiking out to Indian Point; a beautiful stroll through the forest where you can really absorb the silence and take in the beauty of the local ecosystem. Also, drive into Acadia in the middle of the night. We saw an amazing array of wildlife that hides during the day including porcupine. As for the B&B, the only shortcoming (if you can even call it that) are the breakfasts which we found to be lovely to look at and quite tasty yet very small in overall quantity; not nearly large enough for my husband nor did they contain enough ‘stick to your ribs’ choices. We found that almost every day we had to seek out ‘second breakfast’ at one of the local eateries which was not entirely a bad thing. The B&B’s grounds are nearly as lovely as the interior. Just a quick stroll across the back lawn and you’re at a comfortable granite outcropping with a bench and a wide view of the water. Take the stairs down to the private beach at low tide to search for sea glass and smell the salt air. Overall I would have no problem recommending this B&B to anyone.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Bay Ledge Hotel Bar Harbor
- Inn At Bay Ledge Bar Harbor, Maine