Bar Harbor is a historic tourist town tucked in between Acadia National Park and Frenchman Bay on Mount Desert Island in Maine. It is a popular vacation spot for boating, whale watching Acadia National Park tours, hiking and horseback riding. Other thing to do include visits to lobster hatcheries and wines tasting events. Details can be found at the Hull Cove Visitor Center or the main tourist information office at the ferry terminal.
In Bar Harbor, there are several Bed and Breakfast places where old old charm and modern amenities blend. Some are 19th century Victorian and Tudor mansions with romantic names, built on large landscaped plots and listed as genuine landmarks on the National History Register. Each has its own character and ambiance.
Facilities often offer air-conditioned rooms, gourmet breakfasts, early morning tea trays and afternoon tea and cookies. Types of accommodations includes single rooms, double rooms and suites. Most have private baths.
Those who want solitude can opt for a studio cottage for two, atop a cliff with a great view.
Prices usually start at $ 75 (for single) upwards with seasonal variations. A 7% Maine sales tax may be added on. Certain places stipulate a minimum stay. A deposit may be required on reservation (refundable after deducting charges if canceled well in advance), and full payment is due on arrival. Some are open during certain months only. Check in / check out times vary from place to place. Complimentary passes and special occasion discounts are available at certain establishments. There are packages available featuring a two night stay during off-season rate and some offer 50% off for a third night. Verify rules regarding children, credit cards accepted, smoking and pets.
Bar Harbor is dog friendly except on the beaches. Dogs are allowed at Acadia National Park. Be sure to have a six-feet leash for your pet. If your lodge does not allow pets, there are local pet care facilities.